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Berlin: Some impressions from anti-eviction protest in Kreuzberg

previous updates here

Below is a brief update from street protest against the besiege of the refugee squat in Ohlauer Street, in Kreuzberg, threatened with complete eviction since the 24th of June. We write this down to share what we experienced on July 1st, hoping that it can somehow help comrades to form a view of […]

Istanbul: Özgür Ortak Alan 1903

Below is the proclamation which was distributed on March 22nd, 2014, during the squat attempt in the district of Beşiktaş, Istanbul [‘we’ for buildings; ‘you’ for people]:

I came into being of stone and wood in the year 1903. I am a product of human thinking and effort.

I have been through many things.

Workers’ labor, kids’ […]

Turkey: Squat attempt in Beşiktaş, Istanbul

On Saturday noon, March 22nd, 2014, a group of nearly 50 people from the anarchist milieu and different left tendencies gathered at the central Eagle Statue in the district of Beşiktaş (on the European side of Istanbul) to jointly occupy a former Greek school, which is located nearby, and has been standing empty for many […]

Netherlands: News from Nijmegen

Friday the 14th of February 2014 a group named Muitelingen (Mutineers) placed a table loaded with stolen goods in the shopping street Ziekerstraat in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

A card with a text was attached to each product, saying that the goods were recently stolen. Also the people were encouraged in the text to take some goods […]

[Greece] About the revolutionary practice of sabotage on the occasion of the “Green Nemesis” project

While the proclamation of the Informal Anarchist Federation/International Revolutionary Front (Nicola and Alfredo Cell) about the sabotage on Coca-Cola and Nestle products hadn’t even been widely spread yet, and despite the fact that the activists had totally achieved their goal in just a few hours, since the Coca-Cola Bottling Company announced a precautionary removal of […]

Hamburg, Germany: Demo on the 21st of December in solidarity with the Rote Flora squat, the Esso houses initiative, and for refugees’ right to stay

This demonstration was called as a sign that the autonomous spectrum will never accept an eviction of the 24-year-long Rote Flora squat. However, the mobilization has had two other main reasons, too.

Gentrification in Hamburg, and other cities, is moving rapidly every day. In Hamburg’s district St. Pauli, the Senate wants to demolish the two Esso […]

Ongoing refugee struggle across Germany – “Still loving the right to stay”

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October 30th In Hamburg, the 8th Wednesday Lampedusa-demonstration had about 600 participants and started at dusk from the information tent at the central train station. The march went across the Mönckebergstraße to Jungfernstieg and then back. In the evening, 30 people took part in a spontaneous demonstration in the Schanzenviertel.

October […]

Germany: Updates related to refugee protest in Hamburg

Since the winter of 2012/2013, approximately 300 African refugees live in Hamburg. They managed to escape from Libya, migrated to Italy and then reached the German border. In May 2013 fighters of the group “Lampedusa in Hamburg,” recognized in Italy as refugees from the NATO-war in Libya, publicly stepped into action for the first time […]

Germany: Stop the racial profiling in Hamburg – Raw updates from protests (ongoing)

Ultimatum given to the Senate of Hamburg

The Hamburg Senate is responsible for racial profiling as part of a manhunt against Libyan refugees. It affects people who managed to get from Italy’s southernmost island Lampedusa to Hamburg, and are now facing state persecution. Governors have pushed the escalation to a higher level, and forced […]

[Greece] Animal rights or animal liberation?

Some scattered thoughts on liberation, anarchy and life.

Individuals, activists, and organization members within the animal rights or liberation movement oftentimes express distinct opinions and different critiques on the rights issue on the one hand, and the liberation issue on the other. In order to have a clearer view of this fact, we have to take […]

Barcelona: ALF liberate 29 rabbits

Responsibility claim by the Animal Liberation Front–Kodama Cell in Spanish and English

Melbourne, Australia: Antifascist fund-raiser in support of Rocinante anarcho-syndicalist initiative

RIOT DOG is an ALL AGES antifascist fund-raiser, in support of our Greek anarchist mates Rocinante that are part of a movement fighting Golden Dawn.

Golden Dawn have unleashed a wave of terror and violence in the streets in every major city and region in Greece; they are a fascist group targeting immigrants, activists, and the […]

Koblenz, Germany: Solidarity action for liberated spaces

… FIGHTING FOR FREE SPACES

Today (10/2) several activists expressed their solidarity with the campaign for a Black February 2013. Here is the text which was passed out: “A worldwide campaign in solidarity with liberated spaces is taking place between the 2nd and the 12th of February 2013.

The State bombards liberated spaces with all […]

Florence, Italy – Animal Liberation Front: Who are behind the recent incendiary actions in Tuscany?

According to this post, an incendiary attack in Montelupo Fiorentino on 31.12.2012 was at least the fourth in recent months in the Tuscany region of Italy. In early October, the ALF entered a slaughterhouse in Colle Val d’Elsa and sabotaged the electrical system and machinery. A truck was destroyed by fire […]

The rebirth of radical nationalism in Poland

The days following the nationalist riots of November 11th, 2012 (marking the ‘Poland Independence Day’) in Warsaw have been a time of solemn reflection for those of us in Poland and our friends watching around the world. We have awoken to a new reality, not in a hyperbolic or theoretical sense, but to a practical […]

Brazil: Direct actions against the onslaught of Coca-Cola and the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The true spirit of tatu-bola —comrades’ account from the streets

On the 4th of October, Porto Alegre was the first city in Brazil where the huge inflatable ‘Tatu-Bola’, mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, was pierced by angry protesters that were gathered to manifest their desire for free public spaces.

Previous to the event, Coca-Cola had […]

Berlin: Refugee hunger strike in front of Brandenburg Gate

On October 24th, 20 participants in the ongoing refugee strike in Germany decided to go on hunger strike and set up a second tent camp in front of Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, which the police took down that night. The cops forbid any use of sleeping equipment as well. Below is footage from the evacuation.

Slogans […]

Turkey: Anti-war protest in İstanbul

Sit-in at Galatasaray Square

On Thursday, October 4th, 2012 thousands of people took to the streets of İstanbul and raised the voice of peace against global capitalists’ aims in Middle East. The war politics of the Turkish State continue unobstructed, not only in the current war with Syria, but also in the […]

[USA] Who are these Riseup birds?

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Bulgaria: Hunger strike of migrants/refugees in Lyubimets

Short report we received about migrants’ hunger strike in Lyubimets: Currently 25 people are holding a hunger strike in the migrant detention center in the town of Lyubimets in South-Eastern Bulgaria, close to the Turkish border. The hunger strike was initiated on August 14th by 14 inmates; 11 other joined afterwards. A considerable part of […]

Germany: Reportback from the 2012 No Border Camp in Cologne/Düsseldorf

Here follows a critique of the No Border Camp in Cologne and Düsseldorf —the event isn’t finished until later today, and its official end is July 22th. Expectations were high for the latest No Borders camp, held on July 13–22 in Cologne, to put into action a lot of what had been claimed by activist […]

International call for solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners, 30/6–2/7

2011 short documentaries with English subtitles

Comrades in Belarus are now trying to get their mates out of prison. One of the ideas was to put pressure on the EU, in relation to political prisoners. So, they put out the following call for soli actions. Would be great if you can help them […]

İstanbul: Anarchist intervention outside Bakırköy women’s prisons

ÖZGÜRLÜK / FREEDOM

‘Every day is ours!’

On March 8th, ‘international women’s day’, the Anarchist Women’s collective held a public announcement in front of Bakırköy women’s prisons, where revolutionary women are imprisoned. The activists stated among others that ‘We know that neither freedom, nor our dreams can be held captive, because the spirit […]

Italy: Message by the NO TAV activist Luca Abbà from the hospital in Turin

A little over three weeks after the events in Clarea, on Monday, February 27th, it seems appropriate to communicate to all friends and comrades who are close to me a few more precise information regarding the state of my health.

As you already know since a few days my life is out of danger, but even […]

Berlin: Protest actions in solidarity with the 300 hunger strikers in Greece

At noon of March 8th, we – activists of the Solidarity Initiative Berlin – have performed a protest action at the Greek Embassy in Berlin. Our target was to express our dismay about the criminal position of the Greek government towards the 300 migrants whose hunger strike is lasting now for 43 days. The hunger […]