Leipzig. Germany. We, sincerely, invite everyone to spend the weekend of the 4th until the 6th of September with us. Especially in tough and challenging times, we see the need to come together, get to know each other, to discuss and to develope strategies of action. While the fascization of state and society keeps on stepping forward, we face increasing repression against emancipatory structures and individuals. Therefore we need do find and construct moments of collectivity. To place it somewhere, we decided to arrange the setting in Connewitz. The local struggles are marked by the urban fights for collective spaces as well as by antifascist resistance in the 90s. We find them today in the resistance against fascists and structural violence of capitalism and the police. Connewitz, as an antifascist rampart in Saxony offers the opportunities to self organization and to form and grow resisting and struggling structures. Of course that’s the reason, why the area has been in focus of repression authorities for years: antifascist and struggling structures shall be demolished and stamped into the ground. This plays into the hands of fascists within and outside the state and the real estate market with the violent interest of the capital. For us it is a concern to find collective answers to oppose the attacks and to consolidate relationships supra regional. The weekend should create opportunities to learn from past and recent struggles in order to build on in the present and future.Continue reading Social Struggle Construction Site – Weekend of discussion and action in #Leipzig – #Connewitz
Leipzig. Germany. For weeks, Connewitz has been simmering, especially around the construction site between Wiedebach square and Eckstein street. The construction site is preventing the cops from patrolling and controlling a large part of Bornai street. This gives many people the opportunity to go out in the evening without being subjected to arbitrary police checks. Again and again there are fires at the construction site, which is part of a large-scale upgrading process of the neighbourhood. This induces state forces to constantly storm the construction site in large numbers and arbitrarily control and harass people. The anger at the previous harassment by the cops finally exploded spontaneously on May 9, 2020. Here is a small overview of the events in the last weeks.Continue reading #Leipzig: #Connewitz, the state and a construction site of internal security
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.
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.
Burning barricades, smashed windows, injured cops and an overall damage of several hundreds of thousands. That’s been the price the City of Leipzig payed when it tried to enable Neonazis to rally through the south of Leipzig on December 12th 2015. Material used: a thousand cops, several water cannons and expired gas grenades. On March 18 fascists want to rally in the Connewitz district in Leipzig again.