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G20: A comrade writes from a Hamburg Prison

In the below passage, one of the people detained in Hamburg during July’s G20 Protests talks about his imprisonment, the incarceration system and other arenas where anarchists are facing State repression.

It’s been almost a month-and-a-half since I was imprisoned during the 12th G20 summit in Hamburg, in a city that was besieged and taken in hostage by the security forces, but which also saw an important local and popular… Continue reading

G20: We won the battle, elites are winning the media war

Indymedia Germany has, as with most other branches of the free media project, been ailing over the last few years (including its UK counterpart, which closed for good in 2016). In the below analysis, members of the de.indymedia collective put G20 Hamburg into the context of the last two decades of media change and find a worrying trend — social media algorithms on State-friendly platforms are locking our stories… Continue reading

After G20, the repression: Tips and solidarity for the chased

Linksunten Indymedia issued a summary piece yesterday in support of people facing the upcoming crackdown against participants in the G20 protests in Hamburg earlier this month. We reproduce it in English here for broader uptake. Please note that legally this advice is aimed at people in Germany, but the security tips are applicable worldwide. Separately, Enough is Enough has updated with current solidarity activities in Germany here. Pic above… Continue reading

G20: Thoughts on the Summit clashes

Freedom hasn’t had the resources to cover the G20 protests hour by hour, a task which has been ably handled by Enough is EnoughIt’s Going DownPlan CCrimethInc and Insurrection News in the English language.

But as the pavement is relaid over makeshift beaches, and karchers erase the evidence of rebellion, we can perhaps take a look… Continue reading

Hamburg G20: Stop them crawling back to the city

There is more than one way to resist the industrial capitalist system.

One is to stay put where you are and ferociously defend its onslaught.

Another way, which can of course be combined with local resistance, is to take the fight to the system itself and to come together to attack the symbols of its authority.

July 7th-8th in Hamburg presents an excellent opportunity to put this second option… Continue reading

The free speech article Spiked Online didn’t carry today

Theresa May announced yesterday that web firms could get just two hours to take down “terrorist content” or face fines — our esteemed editor of poorly-conceived ranting Brandon the Gnoll has the latest hot take.

Everyone’s smashing the internet. From tabloid hotheads sledgehammering ISPs and search engines to plummy MPs at Westminster demanding the removal of end-to-end encryption, waging war on “internet extremism” is all the rage.

A Year… Continue reading

Why does the left hate free speech? Interesting question…

Since the election of Donald Trump, a right-wing discussion point which had long been burbling in national press outlets such as The Times and the Telegraph has spectacularly jumped into the spotlight — why does the Left hate free speech?

In Britain, this question has over the last few years mainly revolved around a relatively tame phenomenon of intersectional struggles in universities, with the likes of Germaine Greer expressing bafflement… Continue reading

Germany: Indymedia Linksunten shut down as police raid journalists’ homes

In a chilling extension of the ongoing crackdown against anarchists in Germany, The Ministry of the Interior has shut down radical open news platform linksunten.indymedia.org. A corresponding prohibition has also been handed down to three alleged operators in Freiburg and house raids have been staged in connection with the ban.

The site was closed for “sowing hate against different opinions and representatives of the country,” Interior Minister Thomas de… Continue reading

Hamburg mayor threatens radical sites as Berlin squat rallies against cop siege

Intense pressure is being put on German radical social centres in Hamburg and Berlin in the wake of last month’s G20 protests, with Hamburg’s mayor threatening Rote Flora and a round the clock siege of Teppichfabrik, which has prompted a solidarity rally in the capital today.

The gathering, in front of the squatted centre in Berlin’s Friedrichshain district, starts at 6pm (7pm GMT) will bring some relief… Continue reading

‘Fifth Act’ marks Chile insurrectionists’ embrace of Project Nemesis

At the end of last year one of Europe’s most infamous insurrectionist anarchist groups, Conspiracy Cells of Fire, announced it would be shifting tactics in its near-decade long campaign against the Greek State in a campaign it dubbed Project Nemesis. The group, which has claimed upwards of 300 attacks against “targets of domination” since it emerged in 2007-8, said it would be shifting away from symbolic targets of… Continue reading