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On blockades, rescue lanes and a staged media outrage [Riot Turtle]

Berlin. On October 31, a woman was seriously injured (This original German version of this article was written before the woman passed away, Enough 14) after being hit by a concrete mixer in Berlin. Such accidents are always a tragedy. It is even more tragic when a rescue truck is stuck because there is no rescue lane in a traffic jam caused by a blockade. In this case a blockade by Last Generation activists. Activists always have a responsibility when they carry out an action. They always have to weigh things up. There is no doubt about that. I sincerely hope that the injured woman will fully recover, but there is no justification for the death threats against climate activists by far-right radicals fed by a dishonest media outrage and political clowns screaming for harsher punishments.

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War diary from Ukraine [Part 3]: Under fire

In May we published part 1 of Riot Turtle‘s Ukraine war diary. Part 2 followed in June. In July and August, Riot Turtle was also in Ukraine. Early October, he traveled to Ukraine for the fifth time since the current 3rd phase of the invasion by the Russian army that started on February 24. This time he traveled to the front line in Kharkiv Oblast. Below we publish part 3 of Riot Turtle’s Ukraine war diary.

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Climate strike: How to continue? What is the next step? [Wuppertal, Germany]

Wuppertal. Germany. Yesterday (September 23, 2022) I joined the climate strike demo in Wuppertal. I had to pull myself together to go to the demo. The climate movement is in a crisis and in my opinion the Fridays For Future (FFF) demos have become a kind of ritual, without the necessary anger and power. Thoughts after the FFF demo in Wuppertal.

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Climate depression? A response to Tadzio Müller’s Coming out No. 6

The #ClimateEndgame is in full swing, one heat wave after another. Drought, floods. War is back in Europe, the ruling class is responding with a gigantic rollback to fossil fuels, driving people into poverty by making them pay for decades of failed energy policies. It’s not just dependence on Russian gas, fossil fuel dependence represents failed policies for all living organisms on this planet. Riot Turtle responds to Tadzio Mueller‘s Coming out No. 6: Hi, my name is Tadzio, and I’m suffering from climate depression.

Image above: WAA_Protests_(1980s). Image by Oliver M. GRUER-LAVIN. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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War diary from Ukraine [Part 2]: “Just before we left, we were reminded of where we were – Bang! Bang! Bang!”

Last month we published Part 1 of Riot Turtle‘s war diary from Ukraine. This month he was in Ukraine again. Below we publish part 2.

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Sudan: “Our plans are to end the military coup and remove the armed forces from power” – An Interview

Sudan. Riot Turtle interviewed Karari Resistance Committees Coordination spokesperson Sajida El Mubarak about the ongoing revolt in Sudan.

Image above: Protests in Sudan on January 9, 2022. Image by Wikimomsd. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

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The first forest walk after the eviction and uprooting of a part of the Osterholz forest: A rollercoaster of emotions. [Wuppertal, Germany]

Yesterday the first forest walk after the eviction and the uprooting of a part of the Osterholz forest in Wuppertal, Germany, took place. A rollercoaster of emotions. A short report.

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Amsterdam: Hotel Mokum evicted

Amsterdam. Netherlands. November 28. 2021. Yesterday morning Hotel Mokum was evicted by riot cops. On October 16, 2021, squatters announced the former Hotel Marnix on Marnixstraat 382 was squatted a few days earlier.

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Wuppertal: Giorgos Zantiotis and his death are dragged through the mud [Germany]

Wuppertal. Germany. On November 1, 2021 Giorgos Zantiotis died in a cell in the district court of Wuppertal. It was not until November 7 that the Wuppertal public prosecutor’s office and the Wuppertal police confirmed his death. Not on their own initiative, but when asked by journalists. Since then, Giorgios Zantiotis and his death have been dragged through the mud.

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