We are in a situation that is absolutely new to us. Our freedoms are reduced to a minimum, similar to wartimes or imprisonment. Only this time the “enemy” is invisible and our prison is our home. Catastrophes, state of emergency, curfew, pandemic, media bombardment, panic, insecurity and isolation … It’s not about minimizing or assessing the deadly consequences of the coronavirus – on a medical level I cannot judge this. But I want to formulate a critique of the authoritarian formation taking place, i.e. the state of war declared by the state and the consequences this has for us and society. While every bill and every restriction is waved through with reference to the relevant experts and no one can predict what the situation might look like in a week, we don’t need experts to know that in times of crisis and war the state of emergency becomes the normality way too fast (you remember the “war on terror” or the “refugee crisis”?)Continue reading Rebellion in times of the #curfew
Duesseldorf. Germany. April 5, 2020. A hunger strike will take place in front of NRW state parliament in Düsseldorf beggining tomorrow, monday April 6th to bring attention to the marginalization of the poor, refugees and political and climate activists during the corona crisis. Denying access to healthcare and resources while unprecedented trillions are spend for the large industries. We are calling for the following.Continue reading #COVID19: Hunger Strike Against Instrumentalizing #Corona for Marginalization and Repression
Wuppertal. Germany. April 4, 2020. About 30 people met yesterday at noon at the Mirker train station in the northern part of Wuppertal-Elberfeld to bring the protest against the ongoing measures during the SARS-CoV2 pandemic to public attention.Continue reading #Wuppertal, #Germany: Protest in times of state of emergency and the SARS-CoV2 #pandemic
Wuppertal. German territory. The streets were pretty empty this morning. Three people are approaching from the left. The man in front of me takes his phone out of his pocket. “Hello, I want to report three people that are breaking the law.”Continue reading Priorities
On the relationship between state – corona – economy and something about autonomous health care.Continue reading Autonomous perspectives on economy, state, #coronavirus
Berlin. Germany. March 28, 2020. Motto: Time does not stand still – Mindful protest in times of corona and state of emergency.Continue reading Unregistered protest: 200 people took the streets in #Berlin – In times of the #coronavirus [Video]
Berlin. March 28, 2020. Activists have squatted 3 apartments for people without a home today. The squatting actions were publicly announced. What follows is the public announcement.Continue reading #Berlin in times of the #coronavirus: We will squat… …until we no longer have to” – Three Apartments squatted in Berlin today
Germany. March 27, 2020. A police van in every park in Berlin. The crew watches every activity of those who dared to venture into the spring sun with suspicion. Three children playing football are a reason to intervene. It was years ago that we learned that from three upwards you are a terrorist organisation.Continue reading The Emerging #Pandemic Fascism – Fragments of Dissonance
Image above: March 24, 2020. Shaheen Bagh India.
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March 25, 2020 Hambacher Forest: Only 1 day after the first protest site in the world: Shaheen Bagh (taking a stand against nationalist Modi CAA Citizenship Law in New Delphi) was surrounded by riot cops and bulldozed citing the Corona outbreak, only one day after, the wheels seem to be in motion to go in the same direction in NRW as Hambi was visited by a pro-RWE-Climate-Killing-Coal Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger journalist working on an article titled “Hambach Forest and Corona”. At the time there are no cases of Corona in the Forest and there were only 400 recorded cases in India when Shaheen Bagh was evicted.Continue reading #HambacherForest: Resist Weaponization of #Pandemic for #Racism and #Repression
Hamburg. Germany. March 26, 2020. In the last few days we have received several reports from Hamburg and other cities that point out that the new rules on contact restriction and the associated increased police presence in public places, are a doorway for arbitrary and disproportionate police action, and discriminatory police checks. From our experiences – especially in the so-called ‘danger zones’ – we know that more powers for the police, limits rights for civil society. But these restrictionsbut do not affect everyone equally. Black people and People of Color, and homeless people, sex workers and other marginalized people were subject to discriminatory and harassing control practices and attacks by the police apparatus even before Corona.Continue reading #CopWatch #Hamburg: But who protects us from you?