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Pandemic war diaries reloaded – #Italy: Revolt against state of emergency and curfew generalizes

What started a few days ago with the conflicts in Naples against the new decrees of the regional government, which ordered a renewed curfew and the closure of restaurants and small stores, has spread over large parts of Italy within a few days. On Tuesday evening there were already protests in over 30 Italian cities, looting and riots in Turin, street fighting in Milan. This spontaneous movement is full of contradictions, both in its orientation and in its composition, how could it be any different in these times. In Naples, there was a diffuse mobilization of residents and small business owners on one side, and on the other, a mobilization of leftists and grassroots unionists who fought with the cops. The next day there was a mobilization of the fascists in Rome, but apart from fireworks they did not succeed in doing much.

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#Berlin: Dancing In the Rain – #Liebig34

Berlin. October 9. 2020. The crowd pushes itself loudly through the narrow alley towards Hackescher Markt, with just one squad of riot cops in front. The drizzle has started right on time, the wetness creeps through the cracks and pores, making the legs clammy. The alley cats have sought shelter under a ledge, pull out their smartphones, smiles on their faces, something different than the usual tourist faces. Hundreds additional riot cops, federal police and others from outide of Berlin stream out of their staging areas. The first mistake: arrogance. Never underestimate a weakened opponent.

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Pandemic war diaries – Expansion of combat zones

Sebastian Lotzer

Berlin. No, no long treatises on Stuttgart. Rarely a riot has explained itself so directly. Anyone who has gone through this state of emergency in recent months with their eyes open has been able to see it all. The first days of mass internment: streets that had become deserted in Kreuzberg, every 2 minutes a cop car passes by, the crews look at you with mistrust if you are still on the road. In the dark corners of the new building ghettos small groups of young people who have nothing else to see each other. The almighty cops with that last pinch of power that was still missing to finally be able to reprimand, control and lock up everyone. You could see it in their faces, body language tells more than a thousand words. There is no longer any need for reasons and justifications, the infection protection law as a manual of a totalitarian state.

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Pandemic war diaries – Fog of horror

“And then, all of a sudden, fog came up, it was the purest laundry room, but then they suddenly saw a light.

That must be the lighthouse light, so the shore was not far away. But – it was a bonfire, like this one.

The ship was hurled against the rocks, the wreck went down and with it all the men on board.

After the ship had sunk, the fog disappeared again, as suddenly as it had appeared.

And it never came back…”

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Pandemic War Diaries – #CoronaRiots

Sebastian Lotzer

“I.e., any approach that is serious about the tendency to abolish must inevitably, in its strategic orientation, aim for confrontation, for collision, even if, in its tactical nature, it may initially take different paths because its own forces are too weak, too fragmented, too unorganized.

2014 – The year when we were nowhere | Autonomous activists from Berlin
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Pandemic War Diaries – Time Collapse (Classwar)

Sebastian Lotzer / Sergio Bologna

When truth is too weak to defend itself, it must resort to attack

Bertolt Brecht
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Pandemic War diaries – First of May Edition

Sebastian Lotzer

“The disaster is that there really is absolutely no left… There’s just emptiness… There’s nothing, nothing at all.”

Nanni Balestrini

Berlin. Let’s start with what is the only thing that makes any sense at all, because everything beyond, all the fizzled out affects, all the powerless rage, grief, all the overwhelming fear dissolves as if in an experimental arrangement in the complete agony of isolation and separation, as if it had not existed. So let us start with the hope, which is said elsewhere, that a person can survive a month without food, a week without drinking, but not four seconds without them. So let’s talk about hope.

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Unrest in #Beaubreuil, #France: “We are at war”… against the police!

For a week now, riots have been continuing in the suburbs of France. Several hundred riot cops have been sent to the districts. By the middle of the week, it is said that there were about 2,000 cops, then no more numbers were published. Instead, dozens of videos are circulating on social networks from the various cities in which long columns of CRS [1] vans can be seen.

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Pandemic Diaries – The Anticipated Uprising

Sebastian Lotzer

“The epidemic will end, but not the measures, possibilities and consequences that it has triggered and that we are now experiencing. We are giving birth to a new world of pain.”

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