Hamburg

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

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

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