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Editorial: Avalanche #11, July 2017

  • Posted on: 2 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Avalanche- #11, July 2017 (anarchist correspondence)

To be in conflict with power doesn’t mean to be gene­ rally hostile towards power. The hostility towards power begins with scepticism – the scepticism questioning its existence and necessity. A rational matter, on the one hand, which persuades us to develop rational analy­ses about the functioning and transformations of pow­ er. Although purely abstract, whereas the putting into practice of our hostilities towards power also means to move on to speaking about oneself and about conside­ring one’s own life as the field of projection for the own ideas. An irrational matter, on the other hand, a mat­ ter of heart, a matter of acting, an individual moment of rupture. A rupture, which overcomes the passive attitu­de of scepticism and creates by means of the own ideas and comrades projects that are attempting to push the hostility towards power in the direction of a permanent revolt and a generalised rupture with authority.

Water Cannons Vs. The Black Bloc: The Story Of The G20 Protests

  • Posted on: 9 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Buzzfeed

Friday’s G20 was the first time in 16 years that the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies had gathered in a city, and German authorities anticipated trouble. In the end, the clashes were milder than expected, thanks to tactics that isolated the most aggressive anarchists.

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Police Raid on the G20 Camp: A Tale of Violence and Betrayal

  • Posted on: 3 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

What the Raid Shows about the Police States to Come

The week of demonstrations against the G20 summit in Hamburg got off to a telling start on Sunday. A lengthy court battle culminated with the highest court in Germany upholding the right of the anticapitalist camp to set up in Hamburg. Yet when they attempted to do so, the police blocked access to the park, directly violating the court ruling, then carried out a brutal raid in which several hundred riot police surrounded and brutalized campers and confiscated their belongings. The following firsthand account illustrates the world that the G20 summit in Hamburg represents—a world in which “peaceful protest” and court proceedings exist only to distract the naïve, while the whims of security forces are the law of the land. No wonder people are preparing to resist the G20.

Can’t Stop the Chaos: Autonomous Resistance to the 2007 G8 in Germany

  • Posted on: 29 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

Ten years ago, Hamburg, Rostock, and the woods around the tiny German town of Heiligendamm witnessed massive confrontations as anarchists and other rebels attempted to interrupt and delegitimize the summit of the world’s eight most powerful nations. As the 2017 G20 Summit looms in Hamburg this July, we revisit the demonstrations that took place against the G8 summit in 2007—to seek strategic insights, study how the terrain has changed, and illustrate what it is like to lead lives of passionate resistance.

An Anarchist Guide to the 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg

  • Posted on: 26 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

With a Review of Previous G8 and G20 Protests

This July, the rulers of the twenty most powerful nations in the world—the G20—will meet in Hamburg to coordinate the preservation of capitalism and state power at the expense of the natural world and the freedom and dignity of humanity as a whole. Anarchists and other foes of tyranny will be in Hamburg, as well, to demonstrate the kind of assertive resistance it will take to put control of our destinies back in our hands. For your convenience, we have prepared an overview of the actions that are planned in Hamburg, and a variety of resources on the mobilizations against previous G8 and G20 summits. In addition, this week we will publish retrospectives on the demonstrations that took place in Scotland and Germany against the G8 summits of 2005 and 2007.

So What If They Did Rob the Banks?

  • Posted on: 25 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Plain Words

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In March of this year, an international call for solidarity during the week of April 17-23 was made[1] for anarchists arrested for allegedly robbing banks in Aachen, Germany back in 2013 and 2014. The trial is underway as of this writing, and is expected to go run until May 22, 2017. From the call-out:

When Insurrections Die - AudioZine

  • Posted on: 9 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

New Content from Resonance: An Anarchist Audio Distro
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“The question is not: who has the guns? but rather: what do the people with the guns do? 10,000 or 100,000 proletarians armed to the teeth are nothing if they place their trust in anything beside their own power to change the world. Otherwise, the next day, the next month or the next year, the power whose authority they recognize will take away the guns which they failed to use against it.”

Germany: Anarchist call against the G 20 summit in Hamburg

  • Posted on: 4 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From contra info
Germany: Anarchist call against the G 20 summit in Hamburg

On the 7th and 8th of July 2017, when the most successful war criminals of the present, the most unscrupulous sweaters of human and nature, the self-titled leaders of this planet, meet in Hamburg, they will not be confronted and thus be revaluated with some demands for better governance or social enslavement.

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