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Elephant in the room – repressions against anarchists in #Russia and cooperation of liberals and nazis in #Thuringia #Germany

Podcast Elephant in the room – interview on recent sentencing of anarchists in Russia. Second part of podcast we talk about cooperation of liberals and nazis in Thuringia, Germany.

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#Thuringia: A shock wears off – Some thoughts from an anarchist perspective

On February 5, 2020 Thomas Kemmerich, who entered Thuringian state parliament with his FDP with only 5%, was elected Minister President with the votes of AFD, CDU and FDP. Since the discourse has shifted to the right for years, this was, with a closer look, not surprising. Even if we regard it as positive that directly afterwards thousands spontaneously took to the streets nationwide, we are still surprised about the fact that many people were shocked After the statements of various CDU politicians after state elections in Saxony and Brandenburg, the events in Thuringia is simply the next logical step. Of course further steps will follow.

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#Cologne: Protest against the new state government in #Thuringia – Loud and determined demo – #FDP meeting disrupted

In several cities on the German territory people took the streets to protest against the election of new state prime minister Kemmerich (FDP). Yesterday the FDP candidate prevailed by a narrow majority of one vote. This was supported by the votes of the CDU and the fascist AfD. Thuringia is to be governed in the future by a prime minister supported by the AfD and this prime minister was obviously not too sorry to accept the help of the fascists for his opportunistic intentions. Spontaneous demonstrations took place across the German territory. To give you a few numbers (participants at the spontaneous demos): Aachen: 200, Berlin: 3000, Bielefeld: 400, Bonn: 150, Düsseldorf: 200, Erfurt: 3000, Frankfurt: 1000, Hamburg: 2000, Hannover: 400, Jena: 3000, Köln: 500, Leipzig: 1200 – 1600 . A report from the demo in Cologne.

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#Sonneberg, #Germany: Cops Attacked Peaceful Sit-In

On March 31, German riot cops attacked a peaceful sit-in in Sonneberg, in the German state of Thuringia. The sit-in was part of the antifa counter protests against a fascist Thügida march.

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