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Riots und Nachbarschaftsorganisierung

19 Jul , 2017  

Als Kulisse dieser Überlegungen lodern noch die Barrikaden im Hamburger Schanzenviertel: Duft der Freiheit, rauschhafte Grenzüberschreitung, polizeilicher Kontrollverlust. Augenblicke, im Aufbegehren gegen den G20 Gipfel nicht enden wollende Momente, die eine andere Welt sinnlich spürbar machen. Nicht als Konstruktionsplan – wer in welcher Verkrümmung auch immer die Gleichsetzung von Anarchie ...

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The Police Lost Again Tonight in Hamburg: Why They Couldn’t Keep Control

9 Jul , 2017  

taken from here Tonight, for the second night in a row, approximately 20,000 police armed with the best crowd control technology money can buy utterly lost control of downtown Hamburg. Last night was bad enough, with clashes and decentralized attacks continuing well past sunrise; tonight they were forced to withdraw ...

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Hamburg – The Night/Die Nacht

8 Jul , 2017  

A statement on the riot-night will follow the next days. Fotos: Robby Basler ...

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THE BLACK BLOC WHICH WAS NOT/ Comments on the Hamburg G20 – englisch/deutsch

4 Jul , 2017  

Could she be a member of the black bloc? In the 1 July copy of the German newspaper Taz one finds the statements of two leftist organizations – Campact and Interventionistische Linke – each of which expresses their desire to be distanced from anything seen as ‘criminal’, and especially anything ...

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Black Box, Black Bloc (English/German)

25 Apr , 2017  

The new mantra is: we have no demands. We don’t want political representation. We don’t want collective bargaining. We don’t want a seat at the table. We want to leave be, to leave being . We have no demands. Das neue Mantra lautet: Wir haben keine Forderungen. Wir streben keine ...

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The Recuperation of Authentic Outrage

16 Feb , 2017  

  The victory of the Trump campaign, and the catapultic rise of the alt-right movement from the shadows of the internet into the mainstream political paradigm, has stimulated a mobilization of opposition, and an immediate call to action. However, the specter of performative activism and pseudo-outrage continues to blur the ...

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Back in Black

10 Feb , 2017  

… Second, there’s the challenge of formalizing the link between the black bloc and other struggles. To be effective, the black bloc requires a certain degree of autonomy, especially given the legal risks of confrontation. On the other hand, if the bloc is to amplify movements, rather than work at ...

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