Does the enemy lie to the right? A discussion about the current series of attacks on Green offices in the Federal Republic of Germany
The following text was prepared and published by the new German-language website “Aufstand! “, the birth of which we had communicated with the translation of their introductory text, and refers to an uninterrupted series of attacks and defacements against the offices of the governing coalition party “Die Grüne,” the Greens, that are taking place all over Germany; the latest attack in chronological order dates back to November 7, 2022 when, during the night, the windows of two offices of the Greens and an office of the Social Democrats of the SPD in three different districts of Berlin were attacked with hammers.
A series of attacks on the offices of the governing party, the Greens, is sweeping through the Federal Republic of Germany these days. Sometimes windows are smashed, sometimes the facade is defaced with paint, sometimes there are communiqués, sometimes political slogans are left behind, sometimes not. All of these attacks have something in common: They are an attack against a party that in recent months has increased arms spending, exported weapons, supported wars, but whose policies have also further impoverished people, continued to poison and destroy the environment in which we live-especially through wind turbines, continued to operate nuclear and coal-fired power plants, built liquefied natural gas terminals, and so on. All of this with the arrogant smiles typical of those who are warm and full-bellied, dispensing people with the classic hypocritical advice from politicians who evidently live on another level outside of reality regarding what to do to save on shower, heating and electricity consumption. Meanwhile, these political Greens have not been sparing themselves, signing contracts for new colonial energy projects, further strengthening European borders, persevering with their murderous practices and continuing to promote investments in domestic militarization. The consequences of the Greens’ policies are proving once again (nothing to be surprised at) far more dramatic than the conservative policies of recent years. Faced with a predominant focus on the part of militant antifascism in siding against the populist right wing represented by the AfD (in fact among other things politically less influential than its leftist counterpart currently in power)-and at the same time, however, not hesitating in the face of broad “antifascist” alliances with Green organizations and their youth structures-, these “antifa” should certainly ask themselves the question whether, in fact, they are nothing more than a para-state bastion along the lines of the various communist and fascist thugs of the late 1920s. That then fundamentally this question should be asked by many among those who in fact only wish for a state with a slightly different and agreeable political form. Continue reading “Does the enemy lie to the right? A discussion about the current series of attacks on Green offices in the Federal Republic of Germany”
We are not friends of big speeches and sometimes there is therefore not too much to write. The Denn’s Biomarkt on Antonplatz in Berlin is certainly not the largest, nor the most beautiful of its kind. Nevertheless, we took the trouble – from Tuesday to Wednesday the 19.10. – to leave a few stones and spray “You are the crisis” on the entrance.
Denn’s Biomarkt we can populistically call the extended arm of the Greens in the neighborhood. Those who have long had to turn over every penny can’t afford to buy supposedly fair-trade, socially acceptable and carbon-neutral lavender-apple smoothies. Denn’s oh-so-worldly appeal makes us lose our appetite. Good for the wallet, bad for the soul. We have remedied the crisis mood for a short moment.
Greetings to the “Everything just stolen!” people (translated below), who have taken heart and have quite obviously had a good bite, and also to the everyday criminals, who naturally take their lives in their own hands, bypassing the state and capital!
Everything just stolen!
we were today at denns plundering, have captured and distributed goodies worth 900Euro. Others have done it before us, hopefully more will do it after us. Here’s to the hot autumn of looting!
Everything only stolen! Whether heating costs, rent, gasoline or food: Everything becomes daily more expensive! The inflation eats our wages. The relief packages of the policy are in view of the price explosions only a drop on the hot stone. While large corporations are being supported with billions, the only option for us is to do without. For the many people in Germany who were already struggling to make ends meet before the current crisis, this sacrifice has long been part of their everyday lives. And while we now have to consider whether we can still afford the butter on our bread, the owner of Lidl has been able to triple his fortune since 2020. No more price explosions and doing without! We have decided to no longer grudgingly accept the ever-increasing prices. We take what is rightfully ours! We don’t let them take the butter off our bread (lol) – a sandwich without butter is no sandwich, I always say.
On Thursday 6 October 2022 we carried out an incendiary attack with Molotov cocktails on a passing MAT (riot police) convoy in Kaisariani. In his panic to escape, the cop driving it drove into bystander cars on the road.
We live in the era of constant and generalized war. Every declaration of war is accompanied by a corresponding invocation of the Crisis. Financial, fiscal, health, energy, food, climate… This spectacular ritual of the state apparatus is the prologue to every old and modern war manual: every war operation presupposes the imposition of discipline and rallying at the rear through the spread of fear towards the enemies of the day. A state of permanent emergency to which we tend to become addicted.
In a collapsing world, the Dominion holds on to its monopoly of producing mass insecurity by tooth and nail. If the dangers and threats invoked by those above are increasing in numbers, the orders and commands directed downwards show a clear geometric progression. This is the balance of the violent restructuring of our life, the new social contract of modern totalitarianism. Or in the words of Petsas1 “adaptation or death”. Social experience can translate these words without equivocation. Memorandum or bankruptcy. Mass incarceration or collapse of the ΕΣΥ (National Health Service). Graveyard silence or beatings and fines. Compulsory vaccinations or redundancies. Preventative power cuts or general black outs. And the list may soon stretch to the light bulb switch or supermarket receipt.
The realm of fear and insecurity is the baptism font of the new form of the State and its Violence. The modern capitalist world breeds only police. Police of thought and attitudes, police of norms and culture, police overt and covert, police with shields and automatic weapons, police of crowd management and police of surgical operations, police in the suburbs and in the city centres, police who demand identity cards, passports and health certificates, police who beat, charge and execute, police who sometimes resemble an ideological army and sometimes a fascist battalion. Police of every kind, in every place, in every spot on the map, with multiple jurisdictions and no barriers. Continue reading “Athens, Greece: Responsibility claim for an incendiary attack on a MAT riot police truck in Kaisariani by ‘Incendiary Committee’”
The crises of this world are evidently coming to a climax.
It is certainly no illusion that hard times are coming. Even if we consider the situation of the past decades a catastrophe, the new developments seem much more threatening. This may be because the Corona, climate change and the war in Ukraine are forcing us to look beyond Central Europe. The problems are getting closer and we are now more clearly feeling the effects here as well.
However, the effects of Corona, poverty and war in a city like Hamburg do not affect everyone equally.
As all over the world, marginalized and poor people are affected and forced to flee, starve and homelessness differently than rich people. This situation will only get worse in the coming period. If the rich get scared, they will be even more ruthless in defending “their” property and use even more violence to protect their privileges.
In cities like Hamburg, where the percentage of millionaires is the highest in the country, the social imbalances are much more pronounced.
Just over one in a thousand earns more than a million euros a year. At the same time, one in five children live in poverty. In the wealthy suburbs of the Elbe [Hamburg’s bourgeois district], not even one child in a hundred lives in a “Hartz 4 family” [a family receiving welfare for particularly low incomes], in the poorest neighborhoods almost one in two.
Nothing new, the world is unfair. Continue reading “Hamburg, Germany: You are the crisis. Claim for the incendiary attack on a government vehicle in the St. Pauli neighborhood”
The winter of capital
This weekend’s elections were very important for the fate of Europe. No, we are not talking about the miserable staging of the Italian round of elections, but about the referendums held in some occupied territories of Ukraine for annexation to the Russian Federation.
With them, the proxy and regionalized “world war” being fought between Russia and NATO takes a formal turn with important practical consequences. From the moment the Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye officially become part of Russia, Putin’s regime can claim that any Ukrainian attack in these territories will be read as an attack on Russia itself. The result is the order for general mobilization, the proclamation of martial law, and the transformation of its industry into a war economy to defend the homeland.
With this strategic shift, the Russian government moves away from the rhetoric of Special Military Operation – a neologism taken in inspiration from “international police missions,” “peacekeeping missions,” “humanitarian wars,” and other fanciful Doctor Strangelove sorties of the much-hated West – to the declaration of outright war. Demonstrating the farcical nature of any electoral mechanism, which always photographs the power relations between dominants and never an abstruse as non-existent “popular will,” Putin ordered partial mobilization even before knowing the referendum outcome, recalling the first three hundred thousand reservists.
From now on, all those states that have been arming the Kiev regime for months and that have enabled it to resist so effectively and to counterattack with unexpected successes become cobelligerent. Those who arm a state to which war is formally declared are also (almost) at war. Europe and the United States will now have to take responsibility for a conflict that they have fueled by all means, with the aim of bleeding the Russian enemy dry, hoping to achieve maximum results with minimum effort, i.e., by sending Ukrainian ascari1 to their deaths.
Rather than expire in the partisan readings of the court pen-pushers and opposing supporters, which as internationalists and enemies of every state we cannot but reject, reiterating our hostility against all sides in the war, it is worth dwelling on a couple of thoughts. Continue reading “Italy: ‘The winter of capital’”
Presidium at DNAA on September 30 in Rome
Against 41 bis
Against anti-anarchist repression
For revolutionary solidarity with Alfredo Cospito and all comrades affected by the state
Fire to all jails
Presidium at the National Anti-Mafia and Anti-Terrorism Directorate, responsible for the application of 41 bis.
Friday, September 30, 10 a.m., Vicolo della Moretta, Rome.
Continue reading “Rome, Italy: Presidium at National Anti-Mafia and Anti-Terrorism Directorate (DNAA) on September 30”
The day starts well with hatred for the bosses
It is provocative for the golden boys of the electricity companies to think that they will show off their wealth through their luxury cars, worth thousands of euros, which were granted to them for free thanks to an amendment by the Ministry of the Environment, and to believe that they will remain immune to the public’s anger.Nowadays, the cost of living is increasing geometrically. Electricity, water and gas bills come inflated by hundreds of euros. Basic foodstuffs such as bread, rice, pasta and vegetables have become luxury items. House repossessions and power cuts are on the increase. Rents are constantly rising. While the fake ‘electricity subsidy’ to the social base presented as a financial relief, in fact it is a scam of just a few euros, so few that sometimes they are not paid into our bills, is a communication weapon in the quiver of the criminals and crooks of the ND government. In the face of this constant devaluation of our lives, we are not prepared to simply watch journalists announce how much inflation has increased. Impoverishment and destitution are a consequence of the political choices of those who administer power. The economic crisis has demonstrated most emphatically that the ‘value’ of life depends on whether you are rich or poor. The rich enjoy their bloody privileges and have freepasses to rooms and intensive care units when needed, while the poor are left to die stained in the corridors of understaffed and underfunded hospitals. The only freepass the poor are to be given is for the front lines of imperialist wars. The state officials who organize our exploitation, the banks, the big bosses and the goldenboys who plunder our nature and our lives, the “parrots” of power who turn white into black and instruct us, as the new Antoinettes, to eat sponge cake if we have no bread, must be put in the crosshairs of the oppressed and the exploited. For all these reasons, at noon on Friday 8 July, we handed over to the flames a luxury car of large capacity parked outside the offices of the Public Power Corporation and belonging to a major executive of that company.To our plundering and impoverishment we must respond with assemblies, occupations, strikes, expropriations, conflicts, arson, demonstrations
Anarchists – Communists
PS: Solidarity with the hunger striker G. Michailidis since 23/5, who is putting his body as a barricade to the regime of exception that is attempting to impose once again, on another political prisoner, aiming at his isolation, as well as his political, psychological and physical extermination.
“The occupying government of Tsolakoglu literally annihilated my possibility of survival, which was based on a decent pension which for 35 years I alone (without state support) had been paying for it. Because I am of an age that does not give me the individual possibility to react (not excluding of course if a Greek would take the kalashnikov the second would be me) I find no other solution than a decent end before I start to look in the trash for my alimony. I believe that the young people with no future will one day take up arms and hang the national traitors upside down in Syntagma Square, as the Italians did to Mussolini in 1945 (Loreto Square in Milan)” Dimitris Christoulas*
We take responsibility for the incendiary attack on the political office of Adonis Georgiades, the representative of capital, politician responsible for the poverty and misery suffered by the people through poverty.
From the economic crisis of 2009 from which the country never came out, to the socialization of the losses of capital from the pandemic Covid 19, the latest increases in the price of electricity, fuel and almost all essentials are added to the already unbearable cost of survival of the working class and the people, to the pre-existing queues of the ΟΑΕΔ (Employment Insurance) , to the pension cuts, to the crumbs of the basic wage. The “development” invoked and evangelised by the domestic bourgeoisie is reflected physically and materially in people who die trying to keep warm, who look in the garbage for food, who commit suicide for economic reasons. It is reflected in workplaces that are graveyards for people of our class, where dozens of workers do not return home because a few extra euros were not “wasted” for the safety of the workers. Their growth translates into slow death in the corridors of hospitals. To the nearly 27,000 deaths from Covid 19, to the blockade of care in public hospitals amidst the increasing privatisation of the ΕΣΥ (National Health Service). Their deployment amounts to a daily battle for the survival of the next day for the majority of society at the same time as a handful of industrialists, shipowners and contractors continually speculate on our backs, reap the rewards of the toil and slavery we produce, extract surplus value from our starvation wages, continually devaluing the value of our labour power. Continue reading “Athens, Greece: Responsibility claim for the incendiary attack on the political office of Development Minister Adonis Georgiades by Proletarian Cell Dimitris Christoulas”