Todays protests in solidarity with Afrin in Dortmund, Germany are banned by police authorities. Yesterday the cops already banned a gathering in solidarity with Afrin in Bonn. Last night cops also surrounded the autonomous center in Wuppertal and carried out ID checks after a gathering in solidarity with Afrin. The cops also checked people at Marienstrasse in Wuppertal. On Monday (06:00pm in front of the City Arkaden) people in Wuppertal will take the streets again to protest in solidarity with Afrin. All these cities are in the German state of Nort Rhine Westphalia. While authorities are banning protests against the Turkish miliraty aggression against Afrin, the German government approved 31 arms deals for the Turkish army between December 18, 2017 and January 24, 2018.
Berlin based artists unleash an army of Unicorns in a parody strike against the global weapon industry. The unicorns disguised themselves as blood money makers Heckler & Koch, Germany’s largest exporter of hand guns to America. Pirating 300 letters addressed to Gun shops that sell H&K guns PENG Collective stirred up some serious confusion as they decided to speak on behalf of H&K calling for An Immediate Nationwide Recall of All Its Products after a sudden realization that their business was in fact highly unethical.
On the need for debate about the militarization of states against intensifying popular uprisings and revolutionary mobilizations.