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The consequences of #HambacherForest: No cops during fascist march in #Dortmund – #Reul launched propaganda show

Yesterday police forces in Hambacher Forest violently evicted a sit-in blockade, injuring several people. Last night fascists marched in two districts in Dortmund, there was almost no police because almost all riot squats are serving energy giant RWE in Hambacher Forest. At the same time the fascists were marching the rest of Dortmund police was busy with a propaganda show, North Rhine Westphalia’s (NRW) state ministe of interior, Herbert Reul (CDU) was their guest.

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Video & report: 500 people marched through #Dortmund on #Newroz

About 500 people took part in a demonstration of the alliance “Solidarity wirh Afrin Dortmund” on March 21. It was one of the biggest mobilizations in Dortmund, Germany since the start of the attacks by the Turkish regime against Afrin.

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Cops Banned #DefendAfrin Demo in #Dortmund #Germany

After cops stopped and dissolved a demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Cologne last week, a demonstration in Dortmund was banned today. Like in Hamburg today, many YPG and YPJ flags were confiscated. 

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#Dortmund: In Commemoration of #HeatherHeyer – Solidarity with all Anti-Fascists in the US

Solidarity action after fascists killed Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA).

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Image: Graffiti in Dortmund, Germany, solidarity with antifascists in Charlottesville.

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Solidarity Action in #Dortmund, #Germany for Arrestees in #Belarus

The biggest protests in years took place in dictatorial Belarus. They were caused by a new law, forcing every who has not been working for at least 6 months in one year to pay a “tax”. With this “tax” of 180 €, the government wants to finance healthcare and education. The average income in Belarus is 200-300 €. Because of the protests, the dictator Lukaschenko promised to suspend this “tax” for another year. Still the protests are going on. It is not only about this new law, it is about the dismissal of Lukaschenko. The government took over 160 journalists, anarchists, politicians of the opposition and demonstrantors in custody or imposed a fine on them. Every day more people are facing repression.

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#Dortmund #Germany: Fascists Tried To Disrupt Meeting of Anarchists

In Dortmund, Germany people mobilised for an open meeting on January 10th, to organise anarchists at the University for Technics (TU). On the evening the meeting took place about 50 fascists showed up and tried to disrupt the meeting. There will be a rally on January 13th.

Translated and edited by  Riot Turtle for Enough is Enough

In the call for the meeting, activists said that they wanted to establish an autonomous initiative to spread anarchist ideas and practises at the TU, and the college of high education in Dortmund.

At Linksunten activists wrote: “We want to provide a self-organised platform where better conditions to live and study at the university can be implemented.

On the evening the anarchist meeting took place, about 50 fascists showed up on campus. They came to disrupt the meeting, and intimidated people who were interested in order to prevent spreading of the anarchist idea.

The fascists specifically accosted some people who wanted to go to the meeting, some of the nazis tried to impersonate organisers of the anarchist meeting. People of the students’ union executive committee made sure that nobody believed the fascists.

The fascists also tried to intimidate people with armored gloves and bottles. For a short time they also kettled a group of people who wanted to participate in the anarchist meeting. The fascists said they also spread leaflets on the campus.

Of course, the who is who of the fascists from Dortmund were spotted at the campus: Christoph Drewer, Michael Brück, Steven Feldmann and Dietrich Surmann where seen there.

Some students called the cops quickly because they felt threatened. At the beginning of the police operation 2 cops came in plain clothes, later 2 additional cops in uniform arrived. These 4 cops did not interfere during the threatening situation caused by the fascists. Instead some comrades where accosted by the cops.

Not until after the anarchist meeting began did more cops come to send the fascists from the campus.

The anarchist organisers didn’t expect to be protected by cops, but found it interesting that during the time the fascists were clearly the ones who where threatening, the cops only checked anarchists and were hiding in the small building of the gate keepers. Surprisingly the security guards of the university were showing solidarity with the anarchists, some of them were attacked by fascists because of their alleged migration background.

Despite of these obstacles, the anarchist meeting took place. Some people who were interested were intimidated and did not participate in the meeting. It also wasn’t clear for a while if we would be able to hold the meeting. Some people who were interested to participate in the meeting were isolated into very small groups because of the fascist activities on the campus. These small groups were not able to move freely and couldn’t find others. The anarchist organisers say that until now they don’t know if there were physical attacks.

After the organisers were convinced that all of the people who were still there wanted to participate in the anarchist meeting, we searched for a room to start. Organisers stated that they did not have to move to another location because of the fascist intervention, they never planned to hold the meeting in the EF 50 building where most of the fascist were standing.

The meeting started with a reflection of the fascist action, but the people at the meeting also spoke about their ideas to start an anarchist student group, and made plans for further meetings and actions. Of course people were bothered by the fascist threats, but there was a positive drive during the meeting. It became clear that Dortmund university needs a anarchist student group, and many people are happy about the initiative. Anarchists that participated at the meeting will become active against the depoliticization of the university, and contribute to make the university to a place which is no longer a tool to select people and to knead people for working life. The anarchists at the meeting vowed that fascist thugs will not stop them.

At Linksunten, anarchists wrote that even in times of a general shift to the right in society, complete with daily attacks against refugees and the left in Germany, its an absolute precedent for 50 fascists (mostly non students) to threaten students at a campus. This fascist action must have consequences! As students, we have to take care that fascists and rightwing violence have no place at the university anymore. What will happen next? We have seen that we can’t count on the cops, and only mutual support and organisation from below can provide our own security and antagonize the shift to the right.

Come to the “campus without nazis” rally for “a life, love and learning in freedom!” on Friday  January 13th at 03:30om (15:30) at Martin-Schmeißer-Platz at the university in.Dortmund and organise yourself in the anarchist student group of the university and college of high education in Dortmund, Germany.

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#1mai #Mayday #Dortmund: Euromayday-Ruhr 2013 am 4.Mai

Der Euromayday Ruhr findet dieses Jahr in Dortmund statt. Wegen der Proteste gegen den Naziaufmarsch in Dortmund am 1.Mai, die der Euromayday unterstützt, findet die Parade dieses Jahr erst am Samstag, 4.Mai statt. Start ist am Dortmunder U in der Nähe des Hbf um 14 Uhr. Eingeladen sind wieder alle Prekäre mit und ohne Job. Kommt nach vorne!

Der Aufruf 2013 maydayruhr

Weil wir keine Lust haben, für Wohnen u. Strom immer mehr Geld auszugeben.

Weil wir genug davon haben, von Erwerbsarbeit nicht leben zu können, uns von Behörden drangsalieren zu lassen, gedemütigt und erpresst zu werden.

Weil uns ein Bildungssystem zuwider ist, das von den Personalabteilungen der Unternehmen bestimmt wird und bei dem Geld entscheidet, wer wohin kommt.

Weil wir kein Europa wollen, in dem das Kürzungsdiktat zum Wohl von wenigen immer mehr Menschen in Armut und Prekarisierung zwingt.

Weil wir keine Grenzen wollen, an denen fliehende Menschen auf Verwertbarkeit überprüft werden: Menschen sollen bleiben können, überall.

Weil im Kapitalismus Menschen als Ware gelten.

Um es kurz zu machen: Weil Kapitalismus immernoch scheiße ist.

Dagegen wollen wir gemeinsam den Euromayday mit Leben füllen, unsere Vorstellung des Zusammenlebens sichtbar werden lassen und unsere Forderungen und Utopien auf die Straße bringen.

Gemeingüter wie Strom, Wasser, Verkehrsmittel und Wohnen, Kultur und Bildung müssen allen zugänglich sein.

Wenn die Bürokratie nervt: Demokratisieren statt privatisieren!

Es ist Zeit, gegen die Privatisierung der Städte Widerstand zu leisten. Die Stadt gehört uns allen.

Alle sind willkommen, ob aus den Ländern des Südens, aus Südosteuropa oder Uecker-Randow. Sozialschnüffler und Private Security gehen gar nicht. Nazis auf den Mond!

Arbeiten und gleichzeitig zum Sozialamt gehen müssen darf nicht länger sein! Aus Angst vor Erwerbslosigkeit alles hinnehmen, auch Demütigung und Konkurrenz, darf nicht länger sein! Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen wär’ schon mal was.

So lässt sich die Grundlage legen für ein solidarisches Zusammenleben jenseits von Grenzen. Für eine Gesellschaft, in der man ohne Angst verschieden sein kann.

Kommt zum Euromayday und bringt eure Ideen, Forderungen und Utopien mit!

Das diesjährige Motto des Euromayday »Kommt nach vorne!« ist eine Anspielung auf die skandalöse, beweislose Verurteilung von Tim H. in Dresden. Tim H. wird vorgeworfen 2011 bei den Proteste gegen den Naziaufmarsch in Dresden den Durchbruch durch eine Polizeisperre koordiniert zu haben – unter anderem mit den Worten »Kommt nach vorne!«. Dafür wurde er jetzt zu einer Haftstrafe von einem Jahr und zehn Monaten verurteilt – ohne Bewährung!

Beim Euromayday Ruhr 2013 steht »Kommt nach vorne!« zugleich als Aufforderung an alle Prekarisierten mit ihren Forderungen nach einem besseren Leben gemeinsam sichtbar zu werden und die Vereinzelung zu überwinden.

Mehr Informationen:

http://euromayday.noblogs.org/

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#DO: Neonazistischer Aufmarsch am 1. Mai verboten

DORTMUND – Wie angekündigt hat Polizeipräsident Norbert Wesseler die Demonstration der Partei “Die Rechte” am 1. Mai in Dortmund verboten (NRWrex berichtete). Dies ist einer Pressemitteilung der Dortmunder Polizei vom heutigen Nachmittag zu entnehmen.