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#HambacherForst: Memorial for #Steffen destroyed during operation by police and #RWE – To #ExtinctionRebellion: Why the police are not our friends

On Thursday a large operation by cops and RWE security personnel destroyed several ground structures of occupations in Hambacher Forest. During the operation the memorial for Steffen, who died during the last major wave of evictions in September, was completely destroyed. A major problem is that many liberals still support the police. Not just on the German territory: Yesterday a video appeared with an Extinction Rebellion activist negotiating with a cop about chartering buses for arrestees. Mass arrests and negotiating with cops as a tacic. Seriously?

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Police surveillance – A note for #ExtinctionRebellion campaigners

Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) co-ordinator Kevin Blowe breaks down likely tactics police will be using to disrupt the activities of climate action group Extinction Rebellion and why extreme caution should be used when dealing with the force. Netpol is a coalition of organisations, researchers and lawyers challenging violent or excessive policing in the UK, and one of its core members is Green and Black Cross.

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#Wuppertal: #NRW state minister of interior Herbert #Reul lays out populist zero-tolerance policing at “Literature against violence”

Herbert Reul, the RWE (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk) employed police chief and NRW state interior minister, fresh from staging the largest police action in North Rhine – Westphalia ever, this Monday gave a speech at, yes, “Literature Festival Against Violence” in Wuppertal (German Territory).

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#R94 #Berlin: 500 cops including #SEK anti-terror squad raided several apartments – Criminalizing blue light party in #Rigaer

First statement after this mornings police raids in Berlin. Several apartments and the Rigaer 94 squat were raided by 500 cops and an SEK anti-terror squat.

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#HambacherForest: Why we do not want to have police in the forest

During the last forest walk (11/11/2018), two police officers participated. Permanent calls and banners made these contact officers realize that they had no business in the forest and then they went away towards the end of the walk.

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A war on dissent? The shrinking space for protest in the #UK

The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) campaigns against police surveillance on political dissent and the regular smearing of activists and groups as “domestic extremists”. Kevin Blowe explains how the police are closing down the space for protest in the UK.

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#EndeGelaende: 1200 people kettled at #Dueren station – “Inadmissible deprivation of liberty”

October 26, 2018: Statement by the Ende Gelaende coalition about todays (and ongoing) police repression against activists in Dueren, Germany. Dueren is near to Hambacher forest and RWE’s open pit mine.

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Cop Map – report cops in your area – #CopWatch

Body-cams, preventive surveillance of your communication and manipulation of data, DNA analyses for racial profiling, and unlimited preventive detention without the right to a public defender: Bavaria’s new police-assignment legislation (PAG) has it all.

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#RefugeesGR #Lesvos: Italian documentary crew records incident of abuse against senior refugee in Greece

Shame… that is the only emotion evoked when watching the footage of a documentary produced by the state funded national television in Italy, regarding the conditions of detention in Moria camp in Greece.

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