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Welcome to dystopia

Wuppertal. Germany. In the night of July 14th to 15th, the alarm sirens howled over Wuppertal. Howling sirens, a memory of the monthly exercises during the Cold War in the Netherlands. But this time it was not an exercise. A few fragmented thoughts written down during a night of emergency in Wuppertal.

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Police violence during demo against new state assembly law in Düsseldorf: Business as usual [Germany]

On Saturday german cops once again showed their ugly face. Riot cops, flood lights, a helicopter in the air. In a park in Hamburg. For months now cops are attacking youths in parks and neighbourhoods, major parts of the left react with a deafening silence. In this scenario nobody should be surprised that the cops went after people after one of the most innocent demos that I ever went to: the Osterhoplz Bleibt demo in Wuppertal on June 12. The state doesn’t need actions in self-defense to protect a demo as justification for repression. The fact that the forest occupation in Osterholz and other actions for the forest are putting more and more pressure on municipal and state authorities is reason enough for the state to react with repression. On Saturday the cops didn’t only went after youths in Hamburg. In Düsseldorf the cops attacked a demonstration against the new state (anti) assembly law. The outrage was huge after the police attacks in Düsseldorf, that was perhaps the real surprise for me. Police violence is nothing unusual, the repressive state forces are structurally violent. Ask the surplus proletarian youths in your city. They know violent police practices like racial profiling, deportations and general harassment too well. People get beaten up by cops regurlarly. Düsseldorf was not an exception, it was business as usual.

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Siamo tutti Adil – Lidl-branch in Waiblingen marked [Germany]

Waiblingen. Germany. Last week the italian worker and trade union leader Adil Belakhdim was killed during a strike. The Lidl-workers on strike were blocking a warehouse, when a truck rammed through the picket-line and injured two workers heavily. In the aftermath of this attack on the strike, our comrade Adil lost his life.

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Liebig34, Berlin: To our friends in R94

Berlin. We would like to call on everyone to support Rigaer94 with all means, even now that supposed calm has returned. After all the years of direct neighborhood, the R94 is especially close to our hearts.

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Stuttgart, Germany: Siamo tutti Adil – Trade unionist Adil Belakhdim murdered for LIDL profits!

Stuttgart. Germany. On June 18, during an organized logistics strike, Adil Belakhdim, coordinator of the Novara province (Italy) and member of the Italian national trade union coordination SI Cobas, was killed. A truck crashed into the picket line in front of LIDL in Biandrate (Novara). Of the ten workers, two were injured and Adil died. This was not an accident or the act of a single madman. The murder of Adil is part of a violent and criminal campaign against struggling trade unionists, especially in the logistics sector.

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Leipzig, Germany: Every day is day X – Demo for Rigaer 94 and Tiefe 3

Leipzig. Germany. A week ago, there was supposed to be an angry Day X+1 demo from Leipzig besetzen regarding the eviction of Tiefe 3.


Originally published by Kontrapolis. Image by @KollektivC. Translated by Riot Turtle.

We wanted to let it bang, but there were too many cops and not enough of us. Nevertheless, there were decentralized actions in the evening and it was still possible to build a demo. A bigger Day X demo was prevented by the pigs. However, we do not let ourselves be told when to take the street. Therefore we have called on Saturday evening to a spontaneous demo in the east of Leipzig. Same banner (apparently the cops are blind), same neighborhood, but this time without cops. On the short route, some windows were smashed, including the remnants of Sparkasse and a vacant store space of the owner of Tiefen 3 (Immovaria). We are happy to have sent a clear signal. Our solidarity also goes to the resistant people around Rigaer Street, who successfully defended their house. Your struggle has inspired us and shows that militant defenses are possible.

From Tiefe to Rigaer – we remain ungovernable!

Short criticism of the action at Sparkasse. Next time people must be found to get people out of the branch beforehand. They should not be the target of the attack.

More pictures and videos at: https://www.l-iz.de/leben/gesellschaft/2021/06/was-gerade-geschieht-spontandemo-auf-der-zweinaundorfer-endet-an-der-sparkasse-video-396932


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Berlin: Rigaer lives – an address to our friends and comrades

Berlin. Rigaer 94. Thanks to every support that was developed during the last weeks and especially the last two days of preparation and collective fight against our common enemies, we managed to develop the most intensive fighting days that we could have imagined. Days which turned every plan from the state and capital into a catastrophy. A great reminder to ourselves, our collective and its supporters, how important the movement’s networks, infrastructures of solidarity and self-organisation are.

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Tübingen, Germany: Dark Colorful Demo in Solidarity with Rigaer 94 and Köpi Wagenplatz

Tübingen. Germany. On the evening of June 16, 2021, the day before the “fire inspection” at Rigaer 94 and about a week after the court case against Köpi Wagenplatz, we took to the streets in Tübingen to express our solidarity with these projects.

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Chemnitz, Germany: Squatting action in solidarity with Rigaer94

Chemnitz. Germany. June 17. 2021. In Chemnitz, we squatted Reitbahnstraße 84 today in solidarity with Rigaer94. Reba 84 was a cultural project and free youth space near the city center until 2010.

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Rigaer94: Our statement on the current situation [Berlin]

Berlin. June 16. 2021. Today, on the evening of June 16, we look back on a militant day and a temporary autonomous zone and look forward with a clenched fist. Yes, we will remember the barricades in Rigaer Straße and their collective defense for a long time with a big smile on our faces. Step by step, the Senate and the owners are burning their fingers at the attempted destruction of our home.

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