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#Berlin, #Rigaer: Burning barricade, stones and fire extinguisher against the cops

Berlin. Tomorrow the Liebig34 is to be evicted. A place of feminist self-organization, neighbor and ally. A symbol of the struggle against oppression by capitalist patriarchy. We have decided that we will not accept this situation without a fight. We also decided not to wait until the preparation phase of the cops is over. We defend ourselves and decided to go on the offensive!

Originally published by Indymedia DE. Written by “aus dem rebellischen Kiez”. Translated by Enough 14.

For 30 years Liebig34 has been located directly on Dorfplatz. A small crossroads in the northern district of Friedrichshain, a little rebellious. Even before us, various people have filled it with life and contrasted the gray of the city of the rich with something different. This different is nothing other than the idea that people can live together without an authority telling us what to do and when to do it. Without coercion and control, without elbows and competition, without one standing above the other, without exploitation of labor and without violence. This idea is actually not complicated, if we would not all grow up in a society that surrounds us every day with work compulsion, blunt consumption, indifference, patriarchal and racist violence … in short: with the barbarism of the capitalist system. And if there would not be a state that defends property, whose politicians talk about peace but mean war, whose troops beat up those who do not immediately click their heels for law and order and clear people out of their apartments and houses and put them on the street, which is why we hate the state so much.

Hundreds, maybe thousands of helmeted thugs have announced that they will occupy the neighborhood around Liebig34 starting today, Thursday at 5:00 a.m., in order to attack this house tomorrow, Friday, and to evacuate it with all their power. You may call it a police action – we call it another declaration of social war, which the states are waging against the people from the borders of Fortress Europe to the smallest street crossings of the cities.

We have decided that we will not accept this situation without a fight. We also decided not to wait until the preparation phase of the cops is over. We defend ourselves and decided to go on the offensive!

With a burning barricade, defended with stones and fire extinguishers against the cops already present in the streets, we have made another contribution in these minutes to break the delusive calmness with which the enemies of freedom want to accompany their state civil war scenario of the last days. We had to evade the brutal response by the cops by means of an anticipated retreat.

For Liebig34.

For rebellious neighborhoods.

Cops out of the neighborhoods!

For freedom and collectivity!

Greetings from the rebellious neighborhood!



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