A memorial demonstration for Halim Dener took place in Hannover, Germany yesterday. The Kurdish teenager had been killed 24 years ago by German police.
We publish a letter to a German friend by philosophy professor Yitzhak Melamed from Baltimore about the events at the Bonner Hofgarten in Bonn, Germany. After an anti-semite attack Yitzhak Melamed got beaten up by cops. From the article: There the interrogator was much more courteous. As he approached me, he asked: “this is what this bandit did to you?” and I answered: “No sir. I have to tell you the truth. This is what the German police did to me.”
After the first wave of protests against drownings at the Mediterranean sea, border closures & criminalization of life savers on July 7, another wave of protests took the streets across Germany last night. A report back from Cologne.
In 2018 there will be Ende Gelände mass acts of civil disobedience against coal again! We want to protect the Hambacher Forst (occupied forest in Hambach) and put an end to coal mining. Therefore we will be there when the RWE cutting season starts in October or November in the Rhineland mining area. The action will also take place if the cutting season is cancelled. Because even if this was the case, there would still be plenty of reasons to fight for the end of coal mining and climate justice now!
The message below is from Michael Zobel the forest guide whose support and attention to the Hambi struggle has become integral part of the occupation.
Yesterday the court of appeal in Hambarg suspended the sentence of Peike. Peike was imprisoned after last years NoG20 protests.
One year after the counter-summit in Hamburg, Anna Clara Basilicò interviews Peter Ullrich – research associate at Technische Universität Berlin – and Donatella Della Porta – professor at Scuola Normale Superiore. They are both working on the research project “Mapping #NoG20”, which aims at reconstructing repressive and judicial dynamics of G20 events.
After the first wave of protests against drownings, border closures and criminalization of life-savers, there will be a second wave of protests in the coming days. The Seebruecke initiative is growing rapidly.
Germany: The anti-fascist Alliance NSU -Watch is massively criticizing Senate decisions in the first NSU trial. “This verdict is a slap in the face for relatives of those who were mirdered by the NSU and the survivors of the NSU terror,” said Caro Keller of NSU -Watch. With the low punishment, in particular for the defendants André Eminger, Ralf Wohlleben and Holger Gerlach, the presiding judge Götzl remained considerably behind the punishments requested by the Federal Prosecutor. “The ruling and its reasoning are an invitation to the terrorist neo-Nazi scene: they can continue with almost impunity where the NSU left off in 2011,” Keller continued. The small sentence for Ralf Wohlleben and André Eminger shows, “that the acts of support of two convinced National Socialists, who have carried this conviction also in the court offensive, trivialized as all but friendly turns and were depoliticized,” said Keller.
About 20.000 people took the streets in Düsseldorf, Germany, against the new police law on Saturday. The resistance against the formation of the authoritarian state is growing across Germany. A report back.