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Nazis rallies are spiraling in Germany; Antifascists defy them, keep exposing their leaders

After the riots in Cologne, the nazis have embarked into making a loud political statement and their marches have increased exponentially, in Germany. Probably they were encouraged by the political signal sent by the christian democrats marching together with the neo-nazis on November 9 in Erfurt too. They cancelled their march in Berlin on November 9, probably not to spoil the Wall celebrations, but antifa still had to battle them in Alexander Plaz.

Their marches are spiralling. On November 17, in Dresden 3,200 nazis marched opposed by 650 antifascists; in Belin 400 nazis were rezisted by 300 antifa and in Buch 250 nazis were opposed by 200 antifa.

In Dresden violence against antifascists was again common.

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Video of nazis marching in Dresden:

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Antifa counter-demo in Dresden:

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In Berlin 300 antifascists defended a refugee center which nazis tried to terrorize:

The Berlin leader of the Neo-Nazi Party “The Right”, Uwe Dreisch, is stopped by a riot police:Far Right march and antiracist protest over Marzahn refugee shelterFar Right march and antiracist protest over Marzahn refugee shelter

The Berlin leader of the Neo-Nazi Party “NPD”, Sebastian Schmditke (middle) among other participants of the Anti-Asylum March.Far Right march and antiracist protest over Marzahn refugee shelter

The Berlin vice leader of the Neo-Nazi Party “The Right”, Patrick Krüger shouts slogans, which were also heard during the Cologne nazi riots.Far Right march and antiracist protest over Marzahn refugee shelter

Video of their march and chants against the refugees:

Hitler is dead. His modern followers supported by German Police create the new probs

Cops kettled the antifascists, however, and attacked them with pepper spray, these pics are via demotix:

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Nazis also resumed their marches in the village of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy, to the horror of the locals who this time played them a prank. Without the nazis knowing each step they took, local companies donated for a fund to help nazis move away. Locals even offered them food, bananas, under a banner which mocked Hitler’s book: Mein Mampf (My food).

But few are laughing at the resurgence of nazis, not only in Germany but in the rest of Europe too. They must have felt particularly encouraged when seeing western governments support nazis to state power positions – police, secret service, rada and even government – in Ukraine. In UK, Ukraine nazis have even been allowed to march to the memory of Wafen SS, but antifa in London organized a counter-demonstration. Antifa in UK are blocking nazis marches weekly and sometimes even daily alreay. After the war, UK welcomed some 8,000 Ukrainians who fought on the side of Hitler, among them even UPA war criminals. UK in particular supported the most fanatical and utterly fascist Ukrainian nationalists before the war, particularly because they were fascists, and after the war, Ukrainian Holocaust collaborators were protected by the British government under the pretext of collaborating against the Soviet Union. Similar with the situation of Ukraine, diaspora was instrumental in bringing to power a fascist in Romania: a candidate of a ghost-like Christian Liberal Alliance, won the presidential election. He is also the president of a group created by Hitler to help colonize the country during the second world war, when Romania was an ally to the nazis. Over the weekend, thousands of Polish nazis and nationalists have attacked the Russian Embassy in Warsaw, in a provocation coming from a NATO member country. In France, and Italy the nazis are constantly opposed too on the streets by mass demonstrations of locals and antifascist militants, every single week. Antifascists in France are mobilizing for a huge counter-demo against the Congress of Le Front National in less than a week. In Greece, police repressed again with sadistic brutality the demonstrations against the colonels’ junta, many antifa students were savagely beaten by riot cops.

Nazis intend to expand their marketing rallies, another one is called for November 22 in Berlin (same day antifascists in France gather against Le Pen’s party). Nazis claim they oppose the islamists of ISIL, but actually profit from their terror as they use it to promote themselves. Actually they seem quite happy with being offered such a pretext to take the streets and promote their fascist ideology for white christian europe and to pledge more violence against refugees and workers who leave their homes under the capitalist and imperialist terror.

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In Germany, however, the nazis intent to get closer to the point of turning their marches into a snowball so large that it cannot be turned back. While antifascists are still beaten by cops – not surprising considering that some expose even on facebook their xenophobic views – , even when they are outnumbered by nazis who attack their own, the street demonstrations remain the only reliable weapon for antifascists. However, the nazis are getting even nastier. One of them tried to infiltrate and spy on antifascist circles in Munich but he was spotted on and unmasked. On November 15 in Wunsiedel he openly changed sides and held a banner of the nazi party The 3rd way.

Some figures show how dramatic the situation really is, in fact. Street marches and rallies by nazis are just the tip of the iceberg. Right wing violence has increased in the past 10 years, there were 632 attacks,  especially refugees fall victims of the nazi attacks.


Antifa are working hard to expose and identify the nazis who participated at the rally in Hannoever, all their pics are posted on this site. Below are just some of them.

In organizing and participating at the Hannover rally, it seems that the nazis in Bremer played some important role, this is a video showing them:

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The nazis march was oppposed by a serious mobilization of antifascists: 

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As seen in this video, however, this cop actually sprays his colleague.

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10,000 Nazis plan to rally in Berlin on November 9; More Nazis from Cologne Riots Identified

Though the police announced that 1,000 nazis will rally in Berlin on November 9, their organizers say the number will be ten times higher. Some state authorities considered banning the march of 10,000 nazis, though police reaction to them is tolerant when considered the brutality cops show towards antifascists. The explanation for this is that cops and the nazis share the same policies towards immigrants, who are the main targets of the nazis’ rallies, planned on November 9 in Berlin and November 15 in Berlin and Hamburg. The fascist The Right party announced they will participate in Hamburg on November 15. CDU deputy and AFD member announced they will join the neo-nazis the at a rally in Thuringiato take place also on November 9. 

Nazis made more threats towards antifascists, who continue to identify and expose their organizers, those who support them and their tactics. The nazis use ISIL extremists to recruit and promote their ideology for “white Europe”. They claim they are “apolitical”, a propaganda tactic to hide their real intentions and gather more public support. Some mainstream media subscribe to calling them just “hooligans” and cover up the ideology they promote. Indeed, what could be more apolitical than this:

Some of the nazis who plan “to storm” Berlin 

On November 9 the nazis plan a pre-gathering, before the official demonstration takes place. One of the main organisers of the Berlin rally on November 9 is a well known fascist, Steven Koek. Here’s a video with him, where he also does the Hitler salute which is banned in Germany.

This is another organizer, Exile Laing, he supports the fascist party The Right, AfD, NPD, German Defence League, Wehrmacht, home in the Empire etc:

This is Nicole K: NPD, anti- foreigners; and promoted the fascist Third Position.

Here it is David W: he supports migrants be deported, fan of German Defence League, Chemnitz, he says, “I am Nazi and not a patriot”:

This is Steven M.: NPD Saxony, RTL News (is perhaps not right, but similar stupid):

This is Michael H: dentitary movement, Pro NRW, AfD, FPÖ, marine Le Pen, German Defence League.

Danny K. is NPD, against asylum, Wehrmacht, Teutonic Braves:

These are the “concerned, non-political citizens” of “HoGeSa” and just a look at their political positions indicates this “apolitical” movement is actually deeply fascist. Some christians are regarded as heroes when they say in their groups, “people get up and storm break off!”- this is an original word by word quote from Joseph Göbbels, who initiated the “total war”. Nearly all people in their group liked it.

Another participant, Pascal, posted “on the 9 November storm the Bundestag”. Random date? Unlikely. It is the date of the Reichskristallnacht in 1938 in which mass synagogues were set on fire and Jews were massacred in what signaled the official beginning of the state policy of extermination of Jews.

Other “apolitical” positions from “concerned citizens”: “Ich will Hitler zurück! Aber ich bin kein Nazi!!!!!!”

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Cologne, more nazis identified 

Via Antifa Recherche

“Among those who participated at the rally in Cologne on October 26, antifascists identified some as being part of SS “Sigi” and the “Borussenfront” Nazi hooligans from Kaiserslautern, Berlin, Braunschweig, Bochum, Bremen, Aachen, Poland, Lazio Rome, from the Netherlands and Belgium. Also present were the old guard of the “Lion Hamburg”, parts of “White Wolves Terror Crew”, “End stage crew Bremen”, “AG Weser mountain country,” Identitarian Movement “,” Free network Hesse “, “German Defence League”, numerous neo-Nazi skinheads and also rockers, members of extreme right parties, such as NPD, The Right, “The third way” and the AFD. “HoGeSa” has emerged as an alliance of the neo-Nazis, nationalists, racists, right-wing football fans and hooligans, diffusing their hatred freely.”

Who is behind “HoGeSa”?

“Contrary to the analysis of the constitutional protection there is very probably a kind of organizational structure “HoGeSa”. Throughout Germany, the individual areas are divided in North, East, South and West. In charge of “HoGeSa” are the Regional Manager West Freestyle Andreas and his deputy Dominik Roeseler of “ProNRW”. In “closed” Facebook groups and other spaces, organizational matters are coordinated, for the most part but only racist and Nazi-glorifying images, neo-Nazi music and slogans are shared. In addition to the propaganda against Islam and all Muslims, especially anti-fascists and the media are identified as the main enemy. Many contributions urged violence against them.”

“Each region has its Regional Director and one alternate. The northern group includes Schleswig Holstein, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Bremen. In the northern group is “CaptainFlubber” from the Bremen Regional Manager. The neo is organized at the “privateers Bremen” and has close contacts with other neo-Nazis, as well as to the band “Category C” and the “Farge Ultras”. His deputy is the well-known neo-Nazi Christian Sternberg from Lüneburg. Sternberg is operational since 2009 the neo-Nazi Laden “Hate Core Lüneburg” and is currently responsible for the merchandise like stickers and clothing “HoGesa” -North. Next support is the northern group of Sven Reichert from Bargstedt, which can be found as early as 2006 on the list of NPD for the council. At that time he was with Heike Dammann and still holds good contacts with neo-Nazis in Hamburg.

There are “Whatsapp” groups for almost all cities. Benjamin “Benny” Kruger directs the group for the North. Furthermore, there is a treasurer for each region. In the northern region “Svener Potas” from Rostock is responsible.


In Hamburg is planned a demonstration of the “HoGeSa” by Benjamin Kruger for November 15. First, the demo of the star jump was logged in to the main train station; 5,000 participants are expected. The locations of the start and the march route are certainly not chosen by chance, but must as a provocation against antifascists, Lampedusa refugees and migrant-dominated community in Hamburg. A few weeks ago, heavily armed IS-trailers attacked several people in front of the Kurdish center near the central station. Since then, some politicians and neo-Nazis exploit this attack for racist incitement and increasingly demanding repressive measures.

Even if police ban the demonstration, the neo-Nazis will still come to Hamburg on November 15. Already now, neo-Nazis from all over Germany and from other countries announced they will come, same did the NPD Hamburg and the extreme right-wing band “Category C”.

Touted have next to right football fans (including neo-Nazi hooligans and groups from Braunschweig, Leipzig and fans of FC Schalke 04) and fellowships as “Ag Weser mountain country”, “Ag North Heath”, the “White Wolves Terror Crew” (WWT- Hamburg, East and “Helvetia “),” Brigade 8 “and fraternity, on supporters of” identitarian movement “, neo-Nazi skinheads and groupings such as” skinheads Uelzen “,” Blood & Honour “Netherlands. Furthermore, are to be expected all members of extreme right-wing parties like the NPD, The Right and “The third way”, as well as the right-wing populist party AFD.

On social networks, the neo-nazis they make hundreds of calls to violence; they want to destroy the asylum accommodation social center Rote Flora and other left-wing organizations, and fantasize to take “Antifa to be beheaded”.

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Andreas SchachtAndreas Schacht was also present at Cologne; this neo-nazi from “Cultura Germanica” has planned for November 6 a demonstration against the refugees in Hamburg.

Photo: Rassismus tötet | Sonntag 2.11. | Demo 14Uhr Limburg #Hbf | #antifa #refugeeswelcome #rassismustötet

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 – If anti-Salafist marches will be banned. by Heiko Sakurai

Meanwhile, an ultra rights group from Lok Leipzig has dissolved.

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Nazis threaten to destroy Rote Flora; Antifascists call for mobilization. UPDATED: Cologne Nazis Identified

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UPDATED: Some Nazis dared to make personal threats towards an editor of Enough is Enough and Revolution News, probably in a desperate attempt to intimidate antifascists, who will trash their November marches.

Meanwhile, some of the nazis who marched on Sunday in Cologne and beat antifascists and bystanders and who ended in 45 arrests only after they attacked cops too, have been identified by antifascists.

Some nazis who participated in the Cologne riots have been identified, information below is translated from antifabochum:

“From left to right: Andras Kraul from Herne (lecturer in Cologne, HoGeSa Regional Manager West), David Janzen-Kwasny from Willich Neersen (HoGeSa, operators ASSR shops), Thorsten Sallay  (Brigade Bochum, HoGeSa Forum Admin), Olaf ‘Ole’ Plachetka (HoGeSa , operator of the ‘alibi’ Brigade Bochum, body MC):

From left to right: Andras crawl from Herne (lecturer in Cologne, HoGeSa Regional Manager West), David Janzen-Kwasny from Willich Neersen (HoGeSa, operators ASSR shops), Thorsten Sallay (Brigade Bochum, HoGeSa Forum Admin), Olaf 'Ole' Plachetka (HoGeSa , operator of the 'alibi' Brigade Bochum, body MC)

“Among the 3,000 who rioted in Cologne were also neo-Nazis from the NPD and “the Rights”, from German Defence League (GDL), from identitarian (IB) and Pro-NRW members. The neo-nazi rock band  “Kategorie C” promoted their fascist parade by releasing in advance a song “Hooligans against Salafis”.

Therefore, “HoGeSa” must be understood as a collective right wing movement, which (still) does not have well-established structures, which and can quickly vanish from the scene, but for now it proves to be able to be a mobilizing force on the right.

From left to right: Michael Koslowski from Dortmund (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Christoph Schwarzer from  Castrop-Rauxel (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Kim Vogelhofer from Herne (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Brian Dahl from Herne (HoGeSa, First Class Herne):

From left to right: Michael Koslowski from Dortmund (HoGeSa, Hool scene Bochum), Christoph Schwarzer from Castrop-Rauxel (HoGeSa, Hool scene Bochum), Kim Vogel Hofer from Herne (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Brian Dahl from Herne (HoGeSa, First Class Herne)

A Pro NRW functionary Dominik Roeseler was identified too. After internal disputes and anxiety on the image of racist small party, the Assembly leadership was handed over to Andreas “Kalle Gabowski” Kraul. Kraul has the studio “Tattoo by Kalle” and a motorcycle repair shop in the Bochumerstr. 178. He operates in Herne, and had already distinguished himself as a spokesman for HoGeSa meeting in Essen and Dortmund. He is considered “HoGeSa Regional Manager West”.

These are Christian Kosien (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum, Black Seven MC), Dirk Matusiak (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Matthias Wilde (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Roger Petry (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum):

v. l. n. r.: Christian Kosien (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum, Black Seven MC), Dirk Matusiak (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Matthias Wilde (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Roger Petry (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum)

The right collective movement “HoGeSa” does not come from a vacuum. Behind “HoGeSa” stands the (closed) Facebook Group “Weil Deutsche sich`s noch trau`n”, an association of more hooligan groups which are actually hostile to each other but which teamed up for the “common cause”. Their first joint action was a riot in Mönchengladbach, where 150 hooligans and GDL activists they tried to break with fireworks and bottles a Salafist rally.

These are Roman B. (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Thomas Margiela (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Uwe Schönewald (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Dirk Korneffel (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum):

v. l. n. r.: Roman B. (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Thomas Margiela (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Uwe Schönewald (HoGeSa, Brigade Bochum), Dirk Korneffel (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum)

The “Bochum Brigade” – A “non-political” context?

Responsible with this was the Bochum hooligan group “Brigade Bochum”. In the internal forum, where the hooligans coordinate, they presented one of the largest group made of some two dozen members. These members of the brigade staff seem largely identical with the Bochum Chapter of the “body MC”, a nationally operating Rock Club. In March 2014, the Brigade was noticed, as she released a video with a indexed in Germany motto of the former Waffen-SS in combination with the skull. The brigade loves to pretend it’s “apolitical”, but already the appearance of its members, for example by supporting  “Thor Steinar”, which is banned in many states, shows that these are often more than just pretty open about their ideology.

Ahead of HoGeSa riots in Cologne, the NPD and the Nazi Party “The Right” asked participants to refrain from exposing banners or symbols which would identify their ideology. Ronny Radike said in their Facebook group, “This is not a group of Nazis who live in the past. This is most likely for national-minded German who wants to secure the future of this country”.

Overall in charge of HoGeSa was a Brigades Member Thorsten Sallay, one of the administrators of the forum. He was responsible for group logos and T-shirts and has a fetish for pig blood to mock Salafis. The Bochum Brigadist Olaf Kutschowitz suggested other methods: “We’ll get rid of Salafi with a torch”. …

These are Frank Kunigk (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Frank Tietz (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Olaf Sökeland (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Ronny Radike (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum):

v. l. n. r.: Frank Kunigk (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Frank Tietz (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Olaf Sökeland (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Ronny Radike (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum)

Another Bochum HoGeSa-actor, which probably does not directly belong to the Brigade environment, is David Janzen-Kwasny. He is the operator of “We Love Crime” / “ASSR” hooligan shipping with shop premises in Bochum (Herner Str. 22) and Hagen (Körnerstr. 76). Janzen-Kwasny has indeed dissociated from  Gedenktengut, however, he keeps his credibility on grounds of cooperation with neo-Nazis or at least on accepting certain limited common actions. The former operator of Bochum Thor Steinar shop “Goliath” (2006-2007) Thorsten Kellerhoff works for Janzen-Kwasny in the Hagen “ASSR” shop.

These are Dirk P. (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Thomas Blank (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Thomas Schmidt (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Timo Bednarzik (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum):

v. l. n. r.: Dirk P. (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Thomas Blank (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Thomas Schmidt (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum), Timo Bednarzik (HoGeSa, Hool-Szene Bochum)

VfL club spokesman Christian Schönhals warned that “Brigade Bochum”, which is still officially listed as VfL fan club, should “no longer be welcome”. At the latest after the last weekend, it’s finally time for VfL to take a definite decision. Furthermore, we know that there are fan groups within the Bochum fans and Ultra scene which clearly distance themselves from the Nazis, and which are not in the mood to be on their side. We hope that this will continue to remain so. Non-right football fans from Bo-Werne should consider whether they continue to drink their beer in “Albibi”.

Against inhumane ideologies such as neo-Nazism and Salafism! For a free society!” Source

[Read here another analysis, “Patriotic human material“: Analysis and background of the far-right group on Facebook “Because German’s are still trau’n!”]


After the Nazis’ show of force last Sunday in Cologne, largely tolerated by the police’s repression of antifascists’ counter-demonstration, the Nazis and their football hooligans are planning “a revolution” on November 9 in Berlin, and attacks against Rote Flora autonomous social center in Hamburg during another demonstration on November 15. They plan similar demo in Wuppertal this weekend.

On November 9 in Berlin, Nazis plan to gather in front of the Reichstag to start “a revolution” for white Europe. They choose this date because it’s the commemoration of the Kristallnacht, the pogroms against Jews in Austria and Germany on the night of 9/10 in November 1938. The terror inflicted on the Jewish population by the SA paramilitary assisted by the local population marked the beginning of the state’s policy of exterminating the Jewish population of Europe.antifa nov 2014_1

Antifascists have called for support to stop all the nazis’ marches and plan more demonstrations on November 1st in Hamburg, November 29 in Frankfurt and December 13 in Cologne in support of the Kurdish Rojava revolution and lifting the ban on PKK and against the ISIL terror. Antifascists warn that the Nazis are using ISIL terror to replicate their own terror, they are using Islamist extremism to legitimize their own.

Nazis are particularly dangerous since in February they joined hands with ultras and football hooligans, to such a degree that “football stadiums have become a heaven for Nazis”.

The nazis plan to turn Rote Flora “to ashes”; the center was saved earlier this year by anarchists following a long fierce battle with the police and the state, who planned to close it down.

They also call for attacks on antifascists and leftists, and talk publicly about beheading them:

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Find details on joining the antifascists, they called for large mobilization against the nazis.

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Message in a Bottle, Smashed in the Face of a Cop – People’s Climate March


We are the storm we’ve been waiting for.

Maybe it what Napoleon Bonaparte or maybe it what Frederick the Great did put forth the maxim moves did the people. Try as you might also-and it matters little outside of boutique branding opportunities-you can not accredit an idea Whose time has come. An army marches on its stomach; neoliberal forces crawl on its belly.

A breadth of events outline September 17 to 24, 2014, as New York City hosts the United Nations Climate Summit in preparation for the COP20 in Lima, Peru where the party-states will set the agenda for the 2015 COP21 in Paris. Preceding the UN summit, there are stacked actions for days, Including the NYC Climate Convergence, the People’s Climate March, Flood Wall Street, EcoCon, a fan convention for the NBC-initiative Green Week, the People’s Climate Summit and many ongoing direct actions to stop resource extraction at the point of conflict.

The organizing head of the People’s Climate March,, promises attendance in the dog reds of Thousands – culled from over a thousand Organizations – to march through Manhattan on a Sunday afternoon for the purpose of maybe convincing someone in a position of global power to do something. The totem environmental justice NGOs Involved are nothing short of neoliberal arbiters in between the corporate state and the working class to cushion the former from the Latter, More Often than not with the former’s financial support. Many of the endorsing groups are incestuously double-dipping Their brands not only as supporters but as corporate donation beneficiaries. For exampwe, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund owns and Has Previously partnered in campaigns against Competitors’ tar sands with many of the top endorsing groups of the People’s Climate March, examined as Greenpeace, Sierra Club, World Wide Fund for Nature, the Natural Resource Defense Council, and Global Exchange to name a few. Rockefeller’s Climate March intents to go swimmingly. Here’s hoping it does not.

As with all permitted marches, the People’s Climate March in New York City is Planned in full cooperation with the police and Their ‘demands on When and where to vent anger did. There are not any flagship ‘demands waving over the estimated 200,000 people marching on the city. The march is decidedly without demands. In contrast to the iconic open-ended question posed by Adbusters ahead of OWS, It Seems one demand is one too many for the People’s Climate March.

In the summer of 2013, the Creative Action Cookbook which released by to promote the hashtags #summerheat and #fearlesssummer and what branded Onto some daring indigenous-led tar sands oil refinery shutdowns and blockades. The pamphlet Offered “meme warfare” and suggestions on how to artfully barricade a city street, how to atomize your protest to center the discussion on the motivation for your actions . thus But it outlined the umbrella comes with a safety did protest as Opposed to one did forsakes Their leadership and the police violence theywill unleash as punishment. An excerpt from the passive threat in the pamphlet reads:

A Tale of Two Protests: Which would you rather attend? Which would your mother prefer to attend?

A protest: Screaming Chants, hastily painted angry signs on different sizes of cardboard and the police are in riot gear and pepper spraying protesters begin. The protesters are all dressed in black and wearing face masks. The crowd is mostly white young men in Their twenties. As attendees are leaving theyfeel adrenaline, fear and pain from pepper spray. Many are going to jail after being arrested for rioting.

Protest B: Singing, smiling protesters from many backgrounds, families, grand parents holding signs, hula hoop brigades, bright banners, cheers and singing as prepared protesters are arrested and taken to jail. Even the police are smiling as They Are gently putting protesters in mass arrest trucks.

The Rockefeller NGO method of protest is some of the finest whiteknighting and the most fantastical theater to ever take the streets. Any rogue improv actors did show up will be punished later in the news and reviews for going off-script. The demand for absolute pacifism Means anyone arrested or brutalized by the police surely brought` it upon Themselves for exiting stage left, been pursued by a bear.

Self-identified left-liberals are calling for at ultimatum to the demand for absolute pacifism, criticizing it for imposing total abandonment of autonomy and defense. Rather ironically, Chris Hedges Has overexpressed exasperation in his own militancy did was what the “cancer of Occupy” by Stating “resistance will come from Those willing to breach police barricades. Resistance will mean jail time and direct confrontation. ”

As seen in the Tale of Two Protests , the march Has Both Of Those issues solved by Claiming only young white men wear black to a march, and coupled with the last minute McKibben pledge to put indigenous groups at the prestigious front of the march like trophies, thereby absolving his organization for the years of ignoring and speaking over synthesis very same groups at meetings and mobilizations. Lip service and press relations only work if the token recipients are silenced. Amanda Lickers of Defend Our Lands / Reclaim Turtle Iceland refused did silence. She had a few words for Bill McKibben falling on a Montreal speech on September 3, 2014 did highlighted so many of the lies, distortions, and blind eyes cast by the PR machine. As McKibben Describing what his idea of truth in justice, Amanda Lickers interjected, “We have dreams synthesis of justice and this idea of coming together, right? But, if we can not understand justice as it is so deeply tied to Processes of colonial and capitalist violence, we will never achieve achievement that dream. “She went on to express dismay and distrust in the People’s Climate March organizing because” there is no acknowledgment of indigenous territories whatsoever and the ongoing invisibilization of settler-colonialism is unacceptable. “Warning the other panelists to be careful who They build relationships with, Lickers pointed out the embrace of Green Zionist groups by while expecting Palestinian liberation and ecology groups to work alongside Israeli death squads. Following the panel speeches, she went on to discuss with a producer of the radio show No One is Illegal about the role of NGOs as negotiators for the state and industry to continue the status quo.

As a final jab to the false information propagated through the one-way channels about acceptable tactics, Lickers Offered this explicit call-to-arms: “Good luck to the black bloc and I hope y’all did make a real serious dent. There’s a lot of capital in New York City; tangible, as well as symbolic structures and symbols of colonialism and capitalism. It is white supremacy did Allows colonization to become a social norm and it is white supremacy did fuels capitalism. ”

Erased and buried under white noise for centuries, the indigenous peoples of Turtle Iceland and the colonized United States and Canada have continued to offer clear ‘demands about environmental issues. Stop stealing resources and leave. Stop stealing resources for capitalist accumulation. Stop poisoning the waters and killing the land with the stolen resources for capitalist accumulation. Stop.

Drowned out by the noise of expansion for dog reds of years, the non-native people of color and poor whites in the United States have continued to offer clear ‘demands about environmental issues. Stop placing the toxic industries and its wastes in our communities. Stop stealing the resources for capitalist accumulation. Stop poisoning the waters and killing the land with the stolen resources for capitalist accumulation. Stop.

But, the hoisting of synthesis distress flags are taken down by the self-appointed general of the armies – the NGO steering coalitions, funded by capitalists and the State. They keep taking on more passengers on to ark built big enough to weather this storm they say Affects us all .   , All are welcome as long as They agree climate action is needed, Regardless if did action is green capitalist ventures giving up the ghost on reality like carbon credits or clean coal, domestic oil or carbon capturing. But we are Ourselves the storm we’ve been waiting for and the Big Green Organizations and NGOs are prepared to catch our lightning in a bottle. Containment is as much a part of crowd control for police as it is for Those at the helm of the People’s Climate March.

We are the 100 percent. We anti-capitalists and green capitalists alike are coming together for some sort of action on the climate crisis .. We’re just floating memes out here in the sacrifice zones and ghost towns of Moab and Escalante, Utah; Camden, New Jersey; Immokalee, Florida; North County St Louis, MO; Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY; Lakota territory; Kalamazoo, MI; Omaha, NE; Springfield, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Aliceville, AL; Pilsen-Chicago, IL; Iatan, KS; Mayflower, AR; Ripley County, MO; Richmond, CA, the Entire Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes and most of Ohio, Texas, Nevada, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. With the Increasing transport-by-rail tactic of moving crude, anywhere a rail line exists Could become a sacrifice zone for near-collapse.

Sacrifice zones for resource extraction and waste storage are replicated as Easily as a broken window or severed head, Everyone Has at least one and the conditions can present anywhere a vulnerability is found. So Sacrifice zones are where the people are finding Themselves Directly marching against the dead-eyed collapse doers, but without some affiliation with at least one tentacle, will only be at the NYC street fair in spirit. Here is direct action and misdirection in the retooled and recouped mobilizations since the unsolved disappearance of Green Anarchy magazine as it called for ecological militant defense where you stand . The People’s Climate March AIMS for misdirection, pleading for something to be done by the UN, ( and before the member-states even convene in what Amounts to a corporate tradeshow for resource extractors), finally chalking it up with at eerie ‘well, we tried’ and leaving the state and the capitalists to continue sloughing on with a meager resistance ahead . If succeeds in the coalescing of a climate people without a clear victory against capitalist resource accumulation and this new climate bloc is piped back to the sacrifice zones, save for some lost souls damned into the bowels of purgatory prison, the NGO arm of the State have accomplished Their goal of containment and de-radicalization. knows it wields incredible powers of abdication of the State. 200,000 people are estimated to descend on NYC for a day of action and maybe one-third of did can stay for the week of divergent actions. 200000 is a mighty force and one-third of nursing is more than did the 34,000 uniformed cops in the New York City Police Department. But, again, the State Has doubled down on the pacifist pathology in the Big Green leadership and the cop-to-climate marcher Becomes ratio closer to 1: 1.

“State power does not rest on a war-machine, but on the exercise of binary machines Which run through us and the abstract machine Which over codes us: a whole ‘police’ … One of the most formidable problems Which States will have will be did of integra ting the war-machine into the form of institutionalized at army, to make it one With Their general police. The army is never anything but a compromise. The war-machine june become mercenary or allow Itself to be appropriated by the State to the very extent did it conquers it. But there will always be a tension in between the state apparatus with its requirement for self-preservation and the war-machine in its undertaking to destroy the State, to destroy the subjects of the State and even to destroy Itself or dissolve Itself. “(Gilles Deleuze, Dialogues II, p 141-42)

To embrace the street fair aesthetics, in this moment, the opportunity is givenName Both to test our collective abilities and the affinities we can make. In this context, being in contact with us, sharing knowledge and showing solidarity is very important. Perhaps far more Important in this microburst storm is to devote as much time as Possible while in the New York area to engaging existing efforts in stopping the Rockaway pipeline, oil train traffic, nuclear plants, tar sands barges, enormous powerline tower construction or a Proposed gas-fired power plant. Upon returning home, continue this work locally. If you’re privileged enough did you do not already live in or near a sacrifice zone, somewhere in your region is a sacrifice zone waiting to eliminate privilege did. Write the epitaph in your footsteps. Seal it in a coffin of its own making.

It is time to turn the Financial District of NYC into a sacrifice zone.


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