Society has failed – Fire and Flames to Repression!

After the successful resistance against the politics of the G20 this summer, we are calling for days of action in the week from January 28th to February 4th. During G20 in Hamburg we were active with many of you. We want to take that experience up and make it visible in many places with many different actions.

We have 2018 already and our friends and comrades remain in pre-trial imprisonment since the g20 summit. The image of the violent dangerous perpetrators is still stylized. Brutal Police assaults before, during and after the G20 summit are played down and supposed to be forgotten. The myth of civil war-like conditions in Schanzen district persists in public view and helpfully provide the court with a basis for their arguments to impose absurdly high sentences. This is to distract attention from the idea of the G20 to take place as a counterinsurgency exercise in the field of urban space. The strategy and escalation concept of the cops could only fail.

The “independent” judiciary goes all out in its interpretation of their laws to impose draconian punishments like Peike’s. He has been in custody since July 6th and for bad luck got the judge Krieten, who sentenced him to 2 years 7 months. Peike however filed an appeal which will start in February. Also various other appeal proceedings will start soon.

But not only the draconian punishments should serve as a measure of deterrent. Also the raids on people who were attacked at Rondenbarg and the public search with pictures and videos of activists who took part in public meetings during G20, both of which had been effectivly staged in media, have the goal to frighten people off from taking part in future demonstrations and to keep people silent.

Resistance against the politics of the g20 shall be criminalized and the current conditions and power relations shall be strengthened. Politics and conditions that are based on the unequal distribution of goods, that flatter racist and sexist represantatives, that negotiate with despots and murderers, that are anti-(queer) feminist and don’t hold back with racist acts and homophobic expression. Politics and conditions whos actions on climate and environment are desastrous and who continuously develope the export of weapons aswell as conduct wars. And those who take their disagreement on the streets shall be silenced by their architecture of security.

How fitting a transpi by comrades says: Society has failed when it imprisons those who question it- Block G20, not our voices. [A society has failed when it places those in its jails that challenges them! Blocks G20 and not our voices!]

With this in mind, we call for days of action from 28th of January to 4th of February.

Let’s not be blocked and intimidated any further! Let’s show them, their strategy won’t work. As long as this society is how it is, there will be resistance.

Let us show with a variety of actions that we challenge this system. There are no limits to your imagination. Do what you want to do – from baking cakes to informational events to taking the streets to direct actions. – Everything is possible, nothing is mandatory!

Please send us dates and pictures of your actions to: unitedwestand@nadir.org [key]

United We Stand

Demonstration and Manifestation on Sunday, 7th of January 2018 to the Prison JVA Billwerder

NoG20 – United We Stand

Also at the 7. of January 2018 we want to go togetherfor the 7th time
to the Billwerder Prison ti visit the G20 Prisoners inside this terrible
place.

7 people are still locked in since the G20 madness of Hamburg.
Join us!

We will meet at 2pm at S-Bahn station Billwerder/Moorfleet

We will be there, coffee will be there, the favorite songs of the
prisoners will be there.
Be there as well and bring some sweets, good speaches and fabulous ideas
with you.

Free them all, now!
United We Stand!

Demonstration – United We Stand And Celebrate at JVA Billwerder!

 
 
Tuesday, 26/12/2017
 
S-Bahn Billwerder-Moorfleet
 
Starts at : 2 am – 4 am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Let’s stand united and bring what you like!
Lets make a lot of noise to show our solidarity
with the G20 prisoners and everybody else
behind theses ugly walls.
We are there, you are there,
the Free-You-All-Sound-System will be there.
So be there als and bring some sweets, moise, speaches
and what ever you want.
 
United We Stand and Celebrate!
Free Them All, Now!

Our Solidarity against their repression! Statement from Rote Flora about the raids on 5th of December

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

5th of December 2017 Germany wide raids of leftist centers and g20 opposers! Demonstrations and rallies! Face repression together!

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

DNA testing? Not without our resistance!

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

Account of EA (legal team) cancelled: Postbank as willing tool of the institutions of repression

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

On the topic of witness letters and summons as accused by the department of internal investigations

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

Federal Constitutional Court politically attacks defense – Everyone come to the rallies on Tuesday and Wednesday

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!