South Africa Abahlali baseMjondolo: Our leaders continue to live under threat and we continue to receive detailed information from multiple credible sources about plans within the eThekwini ANC to continue their campaign of serious repression, including assassinations, against our movement. In recent days unknown men have been driving around asking people where our General Secretary lives.
Four people were arrested for helping migrants cross the border into France. It is the latest case over citizens providing aid to refugees in France.
Drop the charges against the Sacramento 3: Yvette Felarca, Mike Williams, and Porfirio Paz . Some of the very people who were stabbed and bludgeoned by the white supremacists are now facing prosecution. None of the fascists who stabbed people was arrested. Stop the collusion by the California highway patrol and the Sacramento district Attorney with white supremacists.
A fifth person has been arrested and charged with four counts of felony assault in relation to the 2017 May Day demonstration in Olympia at which people defended themselves from cops, attacked banks and businesses, resulting in police arresting 9 people on felony riot charges which were dropped before the arraignment.
Defendants in the J20 case and their supporters are elated to announce that the US Attorney’s office is dismissing the remaining 39 J20 cases! We fought these charges through solidarity and daily effort, with countless hours of logistical, legal, political, and emotional support. We know this victory isn’t a matter of “justice being served”, but rather the state conserving its resources and adjusting tactics in the face of our continued resistance.
Yesterday the court of appeal in Hambarg suspended the sentence of Peike. Peike was imprisoned after last years NoG20 protests.
The May 1st protests that took place at the UIN Yogyakarta area, against the New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) and the monarchy-feudalism related to Sultan Ground/Pakualaman Ground. Resulted in 11 comrades being detained at the Yogyakarta Regional Police Station (Polda Yogyakarta) suspected of destruction and arson of State facilities (a Police Station).
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.
USA: In a move to expand the atmosphere of repression against the left, a bill specifically targeting anti-fascist or “Antifa” protesters was introduced to the Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives in June. Titled the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018,” the bill is sponsored by Republican Rep. Daniel Donovan of New York (@RepDanDonovan) and calls for fines and prison up to 15 years for anyone who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person” while wearing a mask or disguise. Police and law enforcement are, of course, exempted.