Thanks to every support that was developed during the last weeks and especially the last two days of preparation and collective fight against our common enemies, we managed to develop the most intensive fighting days that we could have imagined. Days which turned every plan from the state and capital into a catastrophy. A great reminder to ourselves, our collective and its supporters, how important the movement’s networks, infrastructures of solidarity and self-organisation are.
Starting with the defence of the neighbourhood against the establishment of the red zone we drew the right concequence out of the aggressions of the state and the real estate market, against the people living in the city. The announcement of dangerzones and red zones, where people get easy targets for the police in order to create an atmosphere of isolation and fear, has become normality in this city of the rich. We saw in the last years many occassions where we as those who are targeted by the states attacks had to stand in almost silent protest at the fences, guarded by a militarized police force. Let’s name the eviction of the Ohlauer School in Kreuzberg, the eviction of the Kiezladen Friedel54 and all the other projects as Syndikat, Meuterei and our neighboors Liebig34. This fact can not be tolerated anymore – the people have to rise up!
Therefore, as a result,for more than 48 hours, we managed all together, locally and decentrally to take the offensive into the streets and defend our structures and ideas through militant means and put pressure before the enemies had even started their repressive-operations. We decided not to wait for the lackeys of the state to create another zone where they can easily target autonomous structures and rebellious neighborhoods. That’s why an autonomous zone was build up around the Rigaer94 at an hour the cops did not expect. Streets got closed together with many people and a long-lasting defence of barricades happened, with the means of the autonomous movement . Until the deployment of heavy technical equipment as an eviction tank and two watercanons the police was not able to enter our street. Let’s understand these events as a proposal to the people in the metropolitan field and outside of it, to answer the upcoming attacks. Not only against Rigaer94, also against Köpi and all the other threatened projects and our ideas, as well as any attack of the state and its merely presence.
But the state and capital war is not over yet. They will not only attempt to attack Rigaer94 again but also attack and target every single structure and individual who fights against this suphocated society on a daily basis. We should continue getting organised and expand our networks of solidarity broader. We call for more intensive fighting not only around Nordkiez to reinforce the continuity of this rebellious neighborhood, but also decentrally, in every corner of the city.
Let’s continue fighting all together against the city of the rich. Until every initial plan from the state and capital are ashes!
Friends and comrades of Rigaer94
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To our friends in R94
This is our first summer without the Dorfi. Our first summer without you as neighbors. Sure, not everything was easy, but it doesn’t have to be, we have many great memories! Be it in a bathrobe on Dorfplatz to come over to you to shower, a water fight in the summer or just meet for a beer on our self-built benches, which the cops have stolen us again and again, but which were also welded again and again to the road.
Just in the last few days we noticed again how shitty it is not to live next to you on the corner. It hurts to not be able to support you from our house. While the fucking cops besiege our street, our neighborhood as if it were their territory. At the same moment we all had a big smile on our face as you instead of reacting just acted and the pigs were standing there completely surprised and the street has burned again so right!
We had great years together! And they are not over yet! We still have a lot of potential and energy to get the neighborhood back. We have seen in the last days how many people don’t want to live in a chic bourgy neighborhood with overpriced rents and a constant presence of cops. We have seen how many people on the street have the potential to attack this fucked up system and we have also seen that the cops are afraid of exactly that. This is shown by the fact that because of ten people who make a fire on the Rigaer at night, five cars full of robocops come. It also shows in the excessive repression they put on the day. They think they can break us, but they don’t realize that they are sowing the seeds that will turn us into insurgents.
We would like to call on everyone to support the Rigaer94 with all means, even now that supposed calm has returned. After all the years of direct neighborhood, the R94 is especially close to our hearts. As far as we know, the Rigaer94 is with us the only confessed and acting anarchist house in Berlin and it should be defended to the end.
We wish you a bit of peace and a lot of strength after the stressful days.
Solidarity greetings and kisses.
see you soon, your Liebig34 Continue reading “Germany: An unsere Freund*innen in der R94 // To our friends in R94 GE/EN”
In our thoughts we were with the brave fighters of the autonomous zone Rigaer Straße when we set a fire at the Haus des Jugendrechts (House of Juvenile Justice, an institution where representatives of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the police, the judicial assistance to youth and the City work together to repress and prevent “juvenile delinquency”) last night. Our solidarity will always be with the people who do not give up without a fight. Red Zones take whole neighborhoods under captivity and are one of the most effective means of counterinsurgency. The House of Juvenile Justice in Reudnitz, Leipzig is also an actor for the pacification of rebellious individuals, especially “juvenile intensive offenders” like us. In here, cops and prosecutors work hand in hand. That’s why we thought it was a good sign of solidarity to set fire to several tires and the door in front of the House of Juvenile Justice.
The House of Juvenile Justice has been hit several times in recent years. Whoever writes police and public prosecutor’s office big on the front door, will be attacked!
Much strength to Berlin for the coming days! Do not let the pigs rest!