The port of Hamburg is not only the city’s landmark, but also an international transshipment point where radioactive materials, energy commodities that are harmful to the climate, deadly arms, animal “products” and many other goods are handled. Therefore, it is also a junction where global social injustice, the destruction of the environment and exploitation come together. Let us unite and explore how to get active and oppose the destructive conditions of capitalism.
Tuesday the 3rd of april, was the eighth day of Peike’s appeal procedure. The hearing began with announcements of the content of all now-planned trial days.The ninth day of Peike’s higher appeal took place on Thursday April 5. United We Stand were outside again with music and coffee, while inside the court room German as well as Dutch friends and comrades were present. People can also join a bis from Amsterdam to Hamburg to the last planned court date of G20-prisoner Peike!
Report of Day seven of Peike‘s appeal procedure at the court in Hamburg, Germany. Image above: Solidarity banner in bookstore “De Opstand” in The Haugue, Netherlands.
Hamburg, Germany: Friday, March 23 was the sixth day of Peike’s appeal. Again, there were many supporters in court and the solidarity booth of United We Stand was again present from 8 o’clock in the morning.
Activists occupied the party offices of the Social Democratiy Party (SPD) in Hamburg yesterday. The activists hung up a banner at the front of the building with the text: “Blood on your hands!” Riot cops cleared the building, detaining two activists. German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall is pressing ahead another arms deal with the Turkish state. with For todays demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Wuppertal, Germany police authorities banned all flags with Kurdish colours.
In the night of January 31 activists hung up a solidarity with Afrin banner and flags of the YPJ and the YPG at the front of the Rote Flora squat in Hamburg.. In the same night German cops removed the banner and the flags again.
On January 27, 2018 a demonstration against the aggression of the Turkish army was stopped and dissolved by riot cops in Cologne, Germany. Until the cops dissolved the demo it was a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with Rojava, but it wasn’t the first time the cops used the endless list of terms that was imposed to organizers of a registered demonstration, to attack and dissolve a demonstration of anarchists and/or the radical left. This brings up the question; How can we respond to the authoritarian state?
Video: On December 21, 2013 riot cops stopped a demo in solidarity with the Rote Flora squat in Hamburg, Germany, after about 100 meters.
This week there was another NoG20 related raid in Germany. On January 23 about 50 masked cops raided an apartment in Magdeburg, Germany. Today there will be a demonstration against repression in Magdeburg. The United We Stand campaign against NoG20 repression is not only calling for transnational days of action from from January 28th to February 4th, but also started to mobilize for a demonstration in Hamburg. This demo will take place on March 17, 2018, 02:00pm (14:00), Gaensemarkt, Hamburg, Germany.
Fabio Vettorel (18) was released yesterday after he had been jailed for 4 months in the Billwerder prison in Hamburg, Germany. He was the last Italian in jail after the NoG20 protests in July. The young man from Feltre was arrested in the aftermath of the mobilizations and accused of “creating public nuisance”, the “attempt to inflict damage by dangerous means” and “resistance against a public officer.” Although he has been released the trial against Fabio is still ongoing, until now the state prosecution wasn’t able to proof any of their accusations, except that Fabio was seen on a protest. We publish a statement Fabio read to the court during a court hearing on November 7. The statement was originally published and translated by Infonaut.
On Sunday November 5, there will be a demo to the JVA Billwerder prison in solidarity with the NoG20 prisoners. The demonstration takes place during the transnationational meeting for G20 Prisoners Support from November 3rd until November the 5th. 2017 at the Rote Flora in Hamburg.