This is a detailed report and reflection on what happened before, during, and after the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. At the same time, it is a letter addressed to the activists and residents of Buenos Aires, Argentina—where the next summit (protest) will soon take place.
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.
A process of ongoing high-level cooperation between European governments following the G20 in Hamburg this time last year has led to the creation of a “black bloc task force,” as well as what appears to be a Europe-wide digital database of so-called “left wing extremists” based on a dubious and toxic ideological framework, according to a series of articles, activist commentary, and government documents.
Interview and some notes about the ongoing repression and recent G20 related raids across Europe. “In one move, the authoritarian state embraces internationalism and opens its doors to anyone equipped with a machine gun, a helmet, and a uniform.”
Yesterday cops raided at least 13 buildings and apartments in several German cities. Today cops continued with their operation and raided 2 apartments in Göttingen, Germany. The raids were related to last years NoG20 resistance in Hamburg.
According to dutch mainstream daily newspaper “Algemeen Dagblad” the German state delivered lists with 24 G20 “suspects” to 15 European countries and asked these European states for assistence.
Flyer about the situation of NoG20 prisoner Peike and report about day eleven and twelve of appeal procedure.
Berlin: One day before the start of the chaos and discussion days, cops yesterday raided the anarchist library Kalabalik and 4 private apartments. Demo on May 12.
Tuesday the 3rd of april, was the eighth day of Peike’s appeal procedure. The hearing began with announcements of the content of all now-planned trial days.The ninth day of Peike’s higher appeal took place on Thursday April 5. United We Stand were outside again with music and coffee, while inside the court room German as well as Dutch friends and comrades were present. People can also join a bis from Amsterdam to Hamburg to the last planned court date of G20-prisoner Peike!