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Social Struggle Construction Site – Weekend of discussion and action in #Leipzig – #Connewitz

Leipzig. Germany. We, sincerely, invite everyone to spend the weekend of the 4th until the 6th of September with us. Especially in tough and challenging times, we see the need to come together, get to know each other, to discuss and to develope strategies of action. While the fascization of state and society keeps on stepping forward, we face increasing repression against emancipatory structures and individuals. Therefore we need do find and construct moments of collectivity. To place it somewhere, we decided to arrange the setting in Connewitz. The local struggles are marked by the urban fights for collective spaces as well as by antifascist resistance in the 90s. We find them today in the resistance against fascists and structural violence of capitalism and the police. Connewitz, as an antifascist rampart in Saxony offers the opportunities to self organization and to form and grow resisting and struggling structures. Of course that’s the reason, why the area has been in focus of repression authorities for years: antifascist and struggling structures shall be demolished and stamped into the ground. This plays into the hands of fascists within and outside the state and the real estate market with the violent interest of the capital. For us it is a concern to find collective answers to oppose the attacks and to consolidate relationships supra regional. The weekend should create opportunities to learn from past and recent struggles in order to build on in the present and future.

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#Lesvos: Second hunger strike in #Moria detention centre this year

Lesvos. Greece. On 26 August 2020, about 60 mostly Arabic-speaking detainees in Moria pre-removal detention centre (PRO.KE.K.A) went on hunger strike. Since 5 March, Greece has been unable to carry out deportations to Turkey as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Detainees have been deprived of freedom for 174 days during which deportation – the only reason for their confinement – has been impossible. They are locked up without justification in conditions designed to drive them to despair.

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Book Review: ‘Deciding For Ourselves’ by Cindy Milstein

There are two basic ways of approaching anarchism. Either as the conscious organising of those who are well versed in an explicit and thoroughly demarcated theoretical tradition.

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Nine Mile Ride: Why Police Reform Always Results in More Police Violence, Not Less

Policing is many things and all of them are about mobility. Police arrest mobility through traffic stops and checkpoints, interrupt mobility with borders and curfews, monitor mobility by helicopter or camera, force mobility by firing tear gas or sending in police dogs.

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Another week of protest in #Belarus: The week started with two funerals

Belarus. On Monday people in Schabinka said goodbye to Gennady Shutov, who was shot by the cops and who died later in the hospital. A public procession was organized where a lot of people from the town participated.

And on Tuesday another protestor, Nikita Krivtsov, who was found hanged in Partisanski district of Minsk on the 22 August was buried. He already disappeared on August 12 during the protest. The officials insist on suicide, which obviously was not the case. Another case were the cops arranged a “suicide” like the director of the military museum wo was found in the river last week. At the public procession also a lot of people took part.

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Uprising in #Johannesburg, #SouthAfrica After Police Murder of Nathaniel Julius

Johannesburg. South Africa. Following the murder of Nathaniel Julius, a teenager with Down’s syndrome, by police, militants burned tires, erected barricades, threw stones at police and damaged a police station in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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#Montreal #QC: Statue of John A. Macdonald Toppled

Montreal. Quebec. Demonstrators took down the statue of John A. Macdonald today in downtown Montreal, at the end of the demonstration to defund the police. 

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#Athens, #Greece: Gun shots fired against K*vox social centre in #Exarcheia [Video]

Athens. Greece. A video of the aftermath after eight shots were fired on the K*vox social centre in Exarcheia last night.

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