„Go to School! Consume! Go and stay home! Repeat! – Go to Work! Consume! Go and stay home! Repeat!“
That is what the German government actually decided last week. Once again the ruling class showed their true face: with the new Corona measures they made clear we all are just human ressources to keep the capitalist order going. The students are the human ressources for the future, the workers for the present. The goals of the ruling class probably never were so obvlious. People are allowed to press themselves in full buses, production plants and big school classes, because the Euro has to keep on rolling. But they are not allowed to go to a bar or celebrate their birthday with their friends. Some politicians even propose to let authorities check private appartments.
Continue reading #Corona state measures: Let us not leave the field to the far-right and conspiracy theorists again! Be prepared and get organized!
Capitalism is not just in another crisis. Its shaking. Capitalist states are reacting with repression, torture, killings and prison. The coming years could be decisive.
Continue reading 2019: Waiting for the storm
A social center in a squat in Amsterdam in the 1980s. The smell of gasoline was in the air, which was not an everyday occurrence… but it was nothing unusual either. Some people may be surprised by this openness, with which many things took place in the 1980s, but the cop apparatus was not yet technically set up in the way it is today. I can remember that they once stood for months in a van with a big antenna in front of our squat. In winter, at minus 10 degrees, we brought them hot soup and told the cops sitting in it: “Listen, eat this now and then piss off. They actually left after that.
Continue reading Revolutionary Anti-Racist Action (RARA): Militant Practice in the Netherlands
Lesvos. Greece. Greek police evicted most migrants from the area around Karatepe on Lesvos today. People were forced to move into a new internment camp. The EU member states seem to stick with the right-wing Greek government which is determined to continue its inhuman policies against migrants.
Continue reading #Lesvos: Area around #Karatepe evicted – People forced to move into new internment camp
Amsterdam Nethelands. After the Pierson eviction in Nijmegen (part 4 in this series) in February 1981, I will return to the developments in Amsterdam. The first 3 parts on the housing struggle in Amsterdam can be found here: 1 – 2 – 3.
The experience of the deployment of the army during the Pierson Street eviction had changed everything for me. I had seen the ugly face of so-called parliamentary democracy in front of my own eyes. Standing right in front of a Leopard tank and seeing the snipers on the roof is something you never forget. I was beginning to realize that we have to change everything…. At the age of 15.
Continue reading Housing struggle in the Netherlands: The battle for Lucky Luyk [Amsterdam 1981 – 1982]
Facebook is censoring about any person, group or page that is posting something related to the hunger and thirst strike of Dimitris Koufontinas. In the past days Greek journalists, reporters, historians, civil society and political groups pages and streaming events have been suspended by Facebook. In Greece the wave of censorship on Facebook is carried out by the content moderation contractor Teleperformance, a company with ties to the Greek governmentand the far right.
Image above: Image of yesterdays demonstration in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas In athens. The banner says: “I was born on November 17th”. The image was taken by photo journalist Marios Lolos. This image was banned by Facebook. You can still follow lolos marios on Twitter: @lolosmarios
Continue reading Massive censorship by Facebook and the Greek state to suppress any content related to hunger and thirst striker Dimitris Koufontinas
Riot Turtle has translated the COVID-19: Anarchy in times of pandemic pamphlet which was written by Gustavo Rodriguez. Riot Turtle asks to forgive minor mistakes, Spanish is not his native language. What follows is the introduction of the pamphlet and a full version of the pamphlet in PDF format.
Continue reading COVID-19: Anarchy in times of pandemic – By Gustavo Rodriguez
Wuppertal. Germany. March 18, 2020. The second day in quarantine wasn’t cery different from the first one. Except.. as I live alone… and normally meet a lot of people, its starting to get strange to be isolated. Parts of the left are starting more and more to point their finger on people who still meet outside.
Continue reading #COVID19 quarantine diary, Day 2: “Big business will do everything they can to make sure that we are going to pay for the recession”
Riot Turtle wrote an open letter to his friends in Sweden and elsewhere in times of the coronavirus.
Continue reading To my friends in Sweden and elsewhere