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On the Covid certificate and its presumed continuation [Geneva, Switzerland]

Geneva. Switzerland. The following statement has been published by a number of cultural venues in Geneva on renverse.co on September 8. As we observe a lack of critical engagement with the extension of the certificate requirement in German-speaking regions, we have translated this short but important statement.
We consider it a historical mistake to leave the critique on the measures to far-right, “patriotic” and esoteric circles.

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Zurich, Switzerland: Occupation of the former Chinese restaurant Witikon

Zurich. Switzerland. We are in the Chinese Year of the Buffalo. The buffalo stands for resistance and a new beginning, on March 26, 2021, the Witikonerstrasse 400 was squatted.

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“Counterinsurgency” strategy as an instrument of domination

The following piece on “Counterinsurgency” strategy as an instrument of domination, appeared on several blogs in the German-speaking area in Europe.

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ALERT: CSOA Il Molino threatened with eviction! [Lugano, Switzerland]

Lugano. Switzerland. The Autonomous Center Il Molino (The Mill) in Lugano (Ticino-Switzerland) is threatened with eviction. After the strong repression of the March 8 demonstration at the Lugano train station, when the police used pepper spray and batons against demonstrators, politicians (Lega dei Ticinesi, SVP and FDP) and the local media launched a campaign for the immediate eviction of Molino under the old bourgeois discourse of “respect for the rules of democracy for all its citizens” and “for social peace and law and order”.

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Turkey launches offensive in southern Kurdistan

It seems that Turkish fascism is once again launching another devastating strike against the Kurdish freedom movement in order to expand its neo-Ottoman aspirations.

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Banner in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas in Bern [Switzerland]

Dimitris Koufontinas has been on hunger strike since January 08, 2021. A banner of support was placed at the Greek Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.

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Innsbruck, Austria, December 19: Blockades – Close deportation centers!

Innsbruck. Austria. On December 19, 2020, about 30 activists blocked several streets in downtown Innsbruck to draw attention to the inhumane conditions in the deportation camp Bürglkopf. In addition, the demonstrators loudly criticized the deportations of refugees to Afghanistan, Russia and Nigeria, which were recently carried out.

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Call for donations for anarchists in Indonesia

Our friends in Indonesia asked us to translate the following text and distribute it with an attached appeal for donations. Even if the text does not come directly from anarchists and certainly needs a critique in some points, it still reflects the spread and deeper radicalism of the resistance against the omnibus law. The resistance against capitalism, state and neoliberal reforms is strong in Indonesia and culminates in efforts to build a counter-movement to parliamentary politics. But repression by the state and its reactionary supporters is intensifying as well, with many people imprisoned, deported, injured, or in hiding. Of course, the situation is particularly serious during the ongoing pandemic.

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#Winterthur, #Switzerland: Zensur, a new occupation for a social centre

Wintherthur. Switzerland. We occupied the building on Talackerstrasse 99 this Friday evening. After it has been vacant for more than 3 years, we want to bring life to the former Sulzer office building and establish a social and cultural center.

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#Bern: Stop isolation! Stop racism! Stop police violence!

Bern. Switzerland. Yesterday, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, several hundred refugees, among them, us, refugee activists of the Left PoC, took the street in Bern in a self-determined way. We gathered at Reitschule to carry our protest against the isolation in asylum camps, for a right to stay, against racist police controls and against deportations to Federal Parliament.

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