Post by: CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective

NonPolitics

God Only Knows What Devils We Are: An Apopologia for the Black Bloc from the Community of those who do not have a Community.

4 Sep , 2017  

What they find so disturbing about the black bloc—the contagion of an anonymous collective force—is precisely why and how it continues to outlive every social movement from which it emerges. These generations—we who fantasized about Columbine and now only know metal detectors at school; we who expected September 11 and ...

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NonPolitics

German Government Shuts Down Indymedia What It Means and What to Do

26 Aug , 2017  

The German government has shut down the German Indymedia site, the most widely used German-language platform for radical politics and organizing. They have also conducted raids in Freiburg to seize computers and harass those they accuse of maintaining the site, absurdly justifying this on the grounds that the alleged administrators

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NonPolitics

DON’T TRY TO BREAK US–WE’LL EXPLODE. The 2017 G20 and the Battle of Hamburg: A Full Account and Analysis

9 Aug , 2017  

taken from CrimethInk.

 

The 2017 G20 summit provoked the most intense clashes in Germany yet this century. We were there providing continuous coverage; in the month since, we’ve synthesized the reports from Hamburg to produce a complete chronology and analysis. This is an epic story of state violence and ...

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Necropolitics

“Solidarity with the Police” – Debunking Excuses for State Violence in Hamburg (English/Deutsch)

19 Jul , 2017  

When the government concentrates 20,000 police in a city to violently suppress protest and people respond by defending themselves, it takes a real fascist to argue that the problem is “left extremism.” Yet this is precisely the kind of opportunism we are seeing from politicians and pundits in response to ...

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NonPolitics

“Dear Citizens, This Is Your Police” – In Praise of the Police-Free Zone in Hamburg

12 Jul , 2017  

“Dear citizens, this is your police,” proclaimed a loudspeaker from behind a line of armored water cannons on Friday afternoon, July 7. A handful of unarmed young people dressed in bright colors were playing with an inflatable protest prop in the middle of an intersection on Willy-Brandt-Strasse over a kilometer ...

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NonPolitics

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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