Leipzig. Connewitz. German territory. Anyone who lives in Leipzig and may have been at the cross on New Year’s Eve can actually only have their ears ringing (as long as they are unharmed) and their eyes burning from what happened in the media after New Year’s Eve. So distorted, so unnecessarily exaggerated is that what happened there, that the question arises why it actually happened. To make it clear in short: We welcome the actions of the people on the cross and do not want to play it down or belittle it; but it was, with all success, also not this phantastic “more than before”, which cops, politicians and the media have now turned it into. It was more than happened on the cross in other years and a little less than was possible on other occasions in Leipzig.
Continue reading #Leipzig, #Connewitz: On the media strategy of cops, judiciary and political system in view of December 31
But why now this giant theatre? Is it really because comrades tried to murder a cop there? Because the attacked cops were hurt as never before? Because the attack went beyond every foreseeable measure? At least that’s what people should be made to believe and this is not aimed at any kind of criminal prosecution or the like, but rather at preventing the emergence of a left-wing radical movement and to chase its protagonists apart and divide them at an early stage.
Leipzig. German territory. What happened on New Year’s Eve at Connewitzer Kreuz can only be adequately understood in the context of recent months. The year 2019 was marked by increasing aggressiveness and numerous humiliations, bodily injuries, insults and violent assaults by the cops, not only in Connewitz but in the whole of Leipzig. After a violent assault on left-wing youths at the Connewitz police station in 2018 ¹, the year 2019 was marked by numerous attacks on demonstrations by the pigs, people were beaten up, threatened, injured. In Connewitz they even dared for a few weeks to harass the residents with martial foot patrols of small BFE troops, who also harassed and pressured residents massively. After some attacks against the cops in Connewitz ², the police leadership seemed to have understood that the introduction of these foot patrols in the Connewitz neighbourhood met with general rejection.
Continue reading #Leipzig: Considerations concerning New Year’s Eve in #Connewitz
Canadian territory. Capitalism is collapsing. Neoliberalism is dying. Those in power cling to their authority as their greed pushes us towards environmental catastrophe, they wage war on solidarity and become more and more monstrous every day that passes.
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Finland. On Saturday 19.10.2019 we organized a demonstration against the occupation war of the Turkish state and its allied jihadist wargroups. We have organized similar kind of demonstrations with different kind of topics – at times because of the situation in North Syria or the Turkish domestic policy situation – since year 2014.
Continue reading #Finland: Police attacks Kurdish demonstrations, organizers condemn the provocation by police
Statement from La Resistencia (formerly NWDC Resistance), a migrant defence organization, on the police killing of a person who was appears to have been trying to sabotage the North West Detention Centre.
Continue reading #Tacoma, #WA: La Resistencia Statement on Shooting Death of Northwest Detention Center Protester
In the early morning of Monday June 10th, the Montreal police shot a man. A neighbour was having a crisis. Instead of doing anything helpful, they harassed him for hours. They had guns pointed at his head. They finally shot him in the leg through hs own apartment door early monday morning. On Sunday June 17th anarchists in the St-Henri neighbourhood of Montreal put up posters reminding our neighbours to think twice before calling the cops.
Continue reading #Montreal: Don’t Call the Cops!
Cologne, German territory: Ende Gelaende defends itself against intimidation attempts by the police in the run-up to the announced protests at the Garzweiler open-cast mine in the Rhineland region. The Aachen police apparently send letters to schools in the administrative district of Cologne and threaten to get people who want to take part in the actions of Fridays for Future and Ende Gelände into “aggressive clashes” as well as into a ” criminal liability trap”.
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Catalonia: The police station of the Mossos d’Esquadra of Banyoles demonstrate their commitment to the repression against the anarchists.
Continue reading #Catalonia: Police persecution, so normal
German mainstream media reported today that internal documents of police authorities show cops are preparing a massive police operation against the Fusion Festival in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Police authorities even asked for assistance from the German army. Police also gave sensitive documents non-blackened to a violent far right offender at a police academy. The authoritarian state is marching: A free space of the political left is being attacked. Fusion is not only a place of celebration, but also of networking, a place of lived utopia beyond capitalist and repressive normality. Tens of thousands of people attend at the yearly festival.
Continue reading German territory: Police authorities are attacking the #FusionFestival
Hamilton, Canadian territory: Anonymous Submission to North Shore. Police are doing “Coffee With a Cop” events across the region, including in Chatham-Kent on May 22 or Windsor on May 30. They’ve been happening in Toronto and Niagara too. Holding a “Coffee Without Cops” event outside is an easy way to spoil their party and make space to critique the role police play in society as well as specific abuses.
Continue reading #Hamilton, #Ontario: Police PR Stunt met with Counter-Demo