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.
Here’s an idea: a zine, well laid out and readable in an afternoon, with a funny picture on the front of it and a few varied articles inside; a day in late April, hopefully not too rainy, and a bunch of people gathered in a park or a public square; anarchists, normal-looking or otherwise, and maybe with a solid chemical excuse for not being able to articulate their ideas in plain words.
Last Sunday night (April 24th) one person was arrested in The Hague (Netherlands) on suspicion of pasting The Anarchist Wallpaper. He is being charged with instigation against authority, inciting violence and pasting of a poster. On Thursday the person who got arrested will be brought in front of the examining judge, who will decide whether to release him or transfer him to preventive detention.
On December 5th of 2015 we will host the third annual East Bay Anarchist Bookfair: where we will present the projects and people who have comprised the East Bay Anarchist community for decades. Our website is at http://eastbayanarchist.com
The latest issue of Black Flag, the flagship publication of the Free Association of Anarchists (F@@), has just been published online, and is available for download here:
From Antidev blog
(Foreword: the neofascist paranoid scumbags supporting the Western and Israeli States will jump on postings like this one to accuse the critics of being part of a "fringe minority praising these attacks". To those: If you've got the mental capacity to compute the following information, you'll realize you are part of the problem, not those who don't follow your BS...)
Cops shoot kids and the show goes on.
The housing market collapses and the show goes on.
Ecosystems are being destroyed and the show goes on.
Markets set the price of our lives
And submit schools to their needs.
Let's block this mechanism.
Let's block everything.
Let's start from square one.
NINE POINTS ON WHY IT IS NECESSARY TO BLOCK EVERYTHING
1. In a city whose life is based on commerce and exchange of goods, to
block all commercial channels means to interrupt normality. You might
say: “This will cause discomfort.”