Collectively against criminalization of the resistance against g20!
A german-wide wave of raids took place on Tuesday morning, targeting leftist structures, groups and individuals for investigations against the g20 protests in Hamburg. Initiated by the special committee of the police in Hamburg called ‘Black Block’, evidence was to be collected against people effected by an investigation accusing heavy ‘breach of peace’. Cause is, among other things, a demonstration that happened the morning of the 7th of July in Hamburg which got brutally attacked and dispersed by the cops. During the raid mostly computer, laptops, phones and USB-sticks where confiscated. No one got arrested.
We express our solidarity with everyone effected by this police operation. We are not going to let it happen, that individuals get criminalized: Some were effected yesterday, but we are all meant! They are not going to succeed with their obvious intention to illegitimate the protests against the summit of the g20 in Hamburg as well as they won’t succeed splitting us afterwards, which seems to be their calculation.
A divers, creative, determined and also militant protest in July, succeeded hindering the propaganda event effectively. Not the official production of the summit defined the pictures of these days but the protests against it . It also succeeded because a variety of political groups of all spectra pursued one common target of protest. Continue reading
Today, on Tuesday the 5th of December, 25 raids happened in different cities in Germany. Targeted were centers of the leftist movement and supposedly accused people who are investigated for heavy ‘breach of peace’. Concretely the raids are in connection with the situation at ‘Rondenbarg’ in the morning hours of the 7th of July, where g20 opposers got massively attacked by cops and some heavily injured. In a very creative way the special committee of the cops called ‘Schwarzer Block’ (‘special committee black block’) assumes that in this group of people, around at Rondenbarg, plans and agreements were made that were mirrored in the ‘violent’ black block of that friday morning.
According to the special committee investigations are going on against 75 accused people who’s names are known and against 26 unknown persons. One of the effected people (Fabio) is on trial at the moment. Continue reading
When the G20 summit happend in Hamburg in the beginning of July, it quickly turned, as expected, from the announced festival of democracy into a festival of repression. From the beginning every legitimate protest was harassed, criminalised and attacked.
Hundreds of activists were arrested, crowded into a detention gathering place and partly put in pre trial prisons. During attacks from cops others where injured some of them with severe injuries.
But not enough with that…
After the summit investigations against many activists were started.
Many people effected by the investigations received letters with summons in the last weeks, in which they are also requested to voluntarily have their DNA taken by the cops. Continue reading
It became known today (13.10.), that the Postbank cancelled EA Hamburgs (legal team Hamburg) account after #NoG20. The EA is not going to be intimidated by that and published following statement:
The Postbank cancelled the account used by the EA Hamburg towards the 13.20.2017 via letter on the 04.08.2017. There was no reason given to end the longterm existing business account.
Sudden for us, since there never been any irregularities, Postbank only stated: ‘You have a Postbank business giro-account with us. We cancel this towards the 13.10.2017. Basis for this cancellation is §19 section 1 of our terms and conditions. You can read the section on the last page of this letter (note: the letter only had one page, the § was printed on the back).’
Also friendly requests from us about the motive of this cancellation where answered simply retrieving back to the statement of the letter: ’Opening an account (…) you accepted the terms and conditions of the German Postbank AG. We used the right of these terms and followed the cancellation period. We are not obligated to give reason for our decision. We persist on the cancellation towards the 13.20.2017. Continue reading
In connection with the events during the G20 summit in Hamburg, some people currently receive letters from the department of internal investigations of the police in Hamburg asking, if they would be available as witness for internal investigations against policemen. Some of the affected people received at the same time summons from the local police as accused for serious ‘breaching of the public peace’ (Landfriedensbruch). Continue reading
In a press release on 12th of October 2017 the Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) states, that they will inflict the defense of the 18 year old prisoner Fabio with 600 euros so called misuse fee, for a complaint the defense filed against the pretrial detention that was, in their opinion, unconstitutional.
That the complaint resulted in a misuse fee is explained by the FFC like so, the FFC should not have to ‘take insubstantial complaints of unconstitutional decisions that wóuld keep it from fulfilling its duty’.
After the complaint of the defense had been already rejected in court on 23rd of August 2017, the fee that was compiled 5 days before trial start shows, that we are dealing with intentional political propaganda against the accused and his defense.
We decidedly disapprove of this attack. Everyone, come to the rallies before the trial start and observe the trials in solidarity. Monday 16th of October and Tuesday 17th of October each at 8.30 at the Court in Altona.
Freedom for all! United we Stand!
Judge, jurywoman, juryman, prosecutor, juvenile probation officer,
you need to judge about a man today. You described him as an ‘aggressive criminal’ and as ‘disrespectful towards human dignity’. I personally don’t care with what attributes you label me. I am just a guy with a strong will.
First of all i want to say that the ladies and gentlemen of politics, police inspectors and prosecutors probably believe they can hinder the dissent on the streets if they arrest and lock up a bunch of kids.
Likely they believe that prison is enough to hold back the rebellious voices that arise everywhere.
Likely they believe that repression will stop our thirst for freedom. Our will to create a better world.
Well, these people are mistaken.
They are wrong. History proves that as well.
As i, many young people had to live through trials like this one. Today it is Hamburg, yesterday it was Genoa and before that Seattle.
With all ‘legal’ means and ‘judicial measures for the trials’ they try to limit the voices of rebellion that arise everywhere.
In any case, however the decision of the court, it will not change our protest. Many young man and women who are driven by the same ideals will continue to go to the streets everywhere in Europe. And they will not care about the prisons that try hard to get filled with political prisoners.
But let us get to the point, judge, prosecutor, jurywoman, juryman, juvenile probation officer.
Let’s get to the point.
In relation to the matter i am accused of today, i will use my right to stay silent, as you can imagine. Continue reading
During the G20 trial against Alessandro on 25th of October 2017 some supporters were target of a disproportional police operation. Around 40 cops of the riot unit of the police Hamburg stormed the Café opposite of the court, where the affected supporters had breakfast. With no reason given, the cops undertook the 13 supports report and documentation measures. The cops took pictures and records of descriptions of each person, also against the explicit objection off all of them and even though two of the people where minor,
They where forbid to get legal support and where kept in a back room of the Café for 1,5 hours. After this derogative control the police operation was finished.
Through this police measure the affected people where not only restricted in their freedom with no basis for it, but also got robbed their right to observe a public trial. This is definitely to be graded as illegal. Continue reading