This is a detailed report and reflection on what happened before, during, and after the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. At the same time, it is a letter addressed to the activists and residents of Buenos Aires, Argentina—where the next summit (protest) will soon take place.
With more than 30.000 participants the “We’ll Come United! Anti-racist parade” in Hamburg last Saturday was probably the biggest antiracist demonstration which ever took place in Germany in such a mixed composition.
We know already that September 29, 2018 will be the most beautiful day of the year. It will be our day. We are many, we are different and we struggle every day on our doorstep. We’ll all come together in September. We will come to Hamburg by car, train and bus. From villages and towns, from camps and shelters, from welcoming initiatives and aid organizations, from construction sites, schools and universities. With soundtrucks, performances, lyrics, music and carnival we’ll chase away the cold, the racism and the heartlessness from the streets of the city. Together we’ll draw a picture on the streets: the picture of our friendship, the picture of a diverse and fearless life in solidarity. When we move, the world moves!
Activists congregate spontaneously in front of the Hamburg editorial office of German news outlet “Zeit”.
+ Lifejackets were symbolically stored in the foyer
+ In speeches, they demanded an end to the criminalization of civilian sea rescue.
One year after the counter-summit in Hamburg, Anna Clara Basilicò interviews Peter Ullrich – research associate at Technische Universität Berlin – and Donatella Della Porta – professor at Scuola Normale Superiore. They are both working on the research project “Mapping #NoG20”, which aims at reconstructing repressive and judicial dynamics of G20 events.
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.