During the days of the summit of the G20, thousands of people flooded the streets of Hamburg with their anger about the cops` violence and the world that they protect. Already during the week before, there was no uncertainty around the cops’ will to confront every sign of protest or resistance with zero tolerance. During the demo on Thursday evening, they made their position clear once again, attacking the front of the demo from the first minute it started. The cops obviously and viciously embraced the possibility of potentially even lethal injuries, when they pushed and kettled the front block of the demo into a very narrow, canyon-like part of the Hafenstraße, bordered on the sides by brick walls. They caused panic, hitting, kicking, pepper-spraying, firing tear gas and shooting water canons from the front and the sides. Many people sought to flee over the walls on the sides, a lot of people got hurt – but you could also see impressive moments of solidarity, people helping each other up the wall, whilst others attacked the cops from above and brave and calm front rows defended the demo from the cops attacks, taking a serious beating.
From CrimethInc. blog
Cold winter night. The smells of smoke and pepper spray are mixing in the air. From behind our backs, we hear the roaring of thousands and thousands of throats: “They [the politicians] are all finished! We will carry them all out!” In front of us, a burning fence, lines of riot police, and—in the foggy distance—the ultimate symbol of democracy, a parliamentary building. On our faces the cold breeze, beside us the shoulders of our comrades, and in our veins—electricity. Several months into the uprising, streets are still ours. What started as a protest against a few “bad seeds” of democracy has opened up a massive opportunity to think beyond the existent. For a brief moment, we have gained control over our lives, we allow ourselves to dream the impossible, we experiment with creating spaces of togetherness beyond hierarchies. In every second in which we discover our weakness, we also dare to regain our strength.
Sunday, the 5th of April 2015 // 14:00 – 18:00 (CE)
On Sunday, the 5th of April 2015, the participants of the International Gathering of Anarchist Radios that is taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2-5 April), will do a 4 hour live radio broadcast that can be listen to through an online stream.
The broadcast will be done from Ljubljana based independent Radio Student. The broadcast will be multilingual, mainly with English language content, but also with parts in other languages.
You can tune in and listen to the broadcast through the links:
As Anarchist Radio Berlin we talked to comrades from France, Slovenia and the Netherlands about anarchist bookfairs in Spring 2015 and other upcoming events.
Besides several bookfairs, we also present you an international radio meeting in Slovenia or, for example, the Pinksterlanddagen camp in the Netherlands.