On the morning of the 09.03.2022 cops raided an apartment in Reichenberger Str. in Kreuzberg as part of an ongoing investigation. They had a search warrant for the residence of a comrade who is accused of participating in violent acts against cops in front of our house on June 16, 2021, which was actually the fight against the eviction under the pretext of fire-security. The charge is „very serious case of breach of the peace“ („besonders schwerer Fall des Landfriedensbruchs“). This investigation and warrant is claimed to be based on video identifications by 2 cops from the LKA 641 (PMS). The cops had a warrant to search particularly for clothes, yellow gloves and electronic storage and communication devices. It seems to be the standard to always confoscate electronic devicesno matter the context, so remember to always encrypt all your media and don’t keep anything unneeded around. https://de.indymedia.org/node/179053 [link is dead right now, copy on kontrapolis here].
On June 16, 2021 some hours before the establishment of the „red zone“ by the cops in our street, friends and comrades in solidarity with Rigaer94 blocked the streets in front of our house with burning barricades. The solidariansstayed behind the barricades and occupied several roof corners to defend until the cops had gathered big forces including a water canon and an armored vehicle and surrounded the entire neighborhood. This fight on that day underlinedfor us as a house what a solidarity movement can achieve within moments of state attacks such as the „firesecurityissue“ on June 17, 2021. We defend the legacy that these days left to the struggles by proving the fact that the state indeed is vulnerable and that the political structures are able to counter the attacks on their spaces and ideas. Continue reading “Berlin, Germany: Rigaer94 – Never Gonna Give You Up – Solidarity with the accused comrade from the raid on 9.3.”
Geisel’s chain dogs are loose again. For the next eviction of Berlin. The demonstrations against the eviction of Köpiplatz mutate into real police parades and any opposition is punished with punches. Helicopters fly circles over Wagenplatz and the neighboring neighborhoods. Cops besiege rooftops and sneak through backyards. The hardliners of the SPD interior administration and their Red-Green allies once again play occupying power to beat the way free for speculators.
The conditions are clear. There is no dialogue with those who beat us up and give the orders for it. The only way is a diverse struggle for housing for those who live in it, for uncontrollable neighborhoods and neighborhoods in solidarity. Against politics and capital, with many on the street or with few decentralized and unpredictable.
Full of rage about the announced eviction and in deep solidarity with the Köpiplatz and the Rigaer94, which is always in the target of attacks, we have in the night of October 12 in the northeast of Berlin the vehicle fleet of the auxiliary cops of the public order office in Alt-Hohenschönhausen by means of incendiary devices transported to the junkyard.
Let’s not wait until it’s too late!
Autonomous group “Peter H”
It’s that time again!
“Hamburg expects the world” is the headline of the Hamburger Abendblatt. At the first “World Congress” in Hamburg since the G20 meeting in 2017, refugees from Syria or Afghanistan are of course not expected, no, 12000 experts will meet from 11.10.-15.10.2021 in the Hamburg exhibition halls and the CCH to design a BEAUTIFUL NEW smart WORLD of the future; the focus is on “intelligent” traffic systems, autonomous driving, drones….
We don’t want that future. The supposedly climate-friendly, people-friendly, projects presented here are not to be had without total control and surveillance and are supposed to generate profits as always in capitalism and not too scarce (among other things by reducing the cost factor of workers* but also with all other tried and tested means of capitalism…). To mess up the algorithms, we sabotaged the control technology at the 10 km long test track with fire at three places. We also caused glass to break at FREENOW’s German headquarters on Neumühlen Street.
“Autonomous driving is our future” and for that we need a nationwide 5G mobile network says VW boss Diess, who has recently outed himself as a sympathizer of the party “The Greens”. VW subsidiaries Moia and WeShare are expected to bring in billions in sales in the future. Moia will begin test drives of robot cabs in the Hamburg districts of Winterhude, Uhlenhorst and Hohenfelde in early 2022. In 2025, several dozen autonomous buses are to be on the road. Transport Senator Tjarks with the Green Party wants thousands of autonomous buses, supposedly to push back individual traffic. But they would also have to be cheaper, he says. If at other places personnel are saved or costs on the shoulders of others are turned over, that can be furnished surely. The main thing is to make a profit. Continue reading “Hamburg, Germany: Sabotage of test track for autonomous driving (TAVF) before the start of the “World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems” (ITS) and glass breakage at FREE NOW headquarters”
Even if the smoke after the Rigaer 94 walk-through has cleared a bit in the meantime, this does not mean that the struggles for affordable and decent housing in Berlin and elsewhere have ceased. Many other tenants fear every year anew for their apartment and thus for their center of life. The prospects of finding a halfway affordable apartment in this city tend toward zero for most people with average salaries.
That this fear also has deadly consequences is shown by the death of Peter Hollinger on May 31, 2021. After a three-year, unsuccessful court case against an eviction action due to personal needs, the 67-year-old musician and long-established Kreuzberger killed himself.
This is not the first death in connection with evictions. It is also worth remembering the death of Rosemarie F. , who died two days after her eviction in a Berlin homeless shelter.
In both cases it was clear in the run-up to the eviction which immense pressure and psychological stress the persons concerned had been exposed to and in both cases it was urgently advised against an eviction from a medical point of view. The fatal consequence was accepted in favor of a property issue.
When with the beginning of the 2020 pandemic the voices became louder that landlords should please react “accommodatingly” to possible corona-related payment difficulties and that evictions should please be suspended, we had no illusions about what was actually going to happen.
The eviction of the Mutiny, the Liebig 34 and the Syndicate, as well as the upcoming evictions of the bookstore Kisch&Co, the Köpi and the Potse speak a clear language. What is transfigured in the media as the struggle of autonomists against the city is in reality the logic of a real estate market whose victims are selected not according to political identity but according to economic usability.
The fact that housing has become a commodity and an object of speculation for listed asset managers leaves all those in permanent fear for their existence who are financially unable to pay the constantly rising rents.
That’s why we torched a Vonovia car last night on Einsteinufer in the Tiergarten district.
The pandemic has hardly hurt the housing business. Companies like Vonovia in particular continued to raise rents on a regular basis. The average rent of Vonovia apartments in 2021 is already 3.5 percent higher than a year ago.
We don’t care what lip service companies like Vonovia use to try to gloss over their profit-oriented and anti-human housing policies.
As long as private, listed and thus profit-oriented real estate companies, with a short line to politics, determine our housing and thus our lives, we will attack them.
All humans have own need at dwelling!
Against the city of the rich!
In memory of all who have lost their lives because of this anti-human profit logic!
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
For more informations:https://rigaer94.squat.net/
For many years, Rigaer94 has been a hub of revolutionary anarchism andresistance against state & capital, gentrification and development in Berlin. Our comrades at Rigaer94 are currently facing an intense wave of state repression. As a minimum sign of solidarity, we have hung a banner from the squatted social center of Zizania.
Long Live Revolutionary Anarchism
Victory in the Resistance of Rigaer94
From Athens to Berlin, Fight for Occupied Spaces Everywhere
Assembly of the Squatted Social Center Zizania
Για πολλά χρόνια, η Rigaer94 έχει υπάρξει κέντρο επαναστατικούαναρχισμού και αντίδρασης ενάντια στο κράτος, το κεφάλαιο, τονεξευγενισμό και την ανάπτυξη στο Βερολίνο. Τ@ σύντροφ@ μας στη Rigaer94 αντιμετωπίζουν αυτήν τη στιγμή ένα έντονοκύμα κρατικής καταστολής. Ως ελάχιστη ένδειξη αλληλεγγύης κρεμάσαμε έναπανό στο κατειλημμένο κοινωνικό κέντρο Ζιζάνια.
Ζήτω η Επαναστατική Αναρχία
Νίκη στην αντίσταση της Rigaer94
Από την Αθήνα ως το Βερολίνο, Αγώνας για Κατειλημμένους Χώρους Παντού
Συνέλευση του Κατειλημμένου Κοινωνικού Κέντρου Ζιζάνια
From: Athens IMC
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”
We look back on turbulent days full of fear and anger, but also hope and solidarity in relation to Rigaer 94. The escalation around the “fire inspection” is only the visible tip of the iceberg in the struggle for living space. For eviction and displacement take place every day, but usually without attracting public attention. They are tragedies that lead to homelessness, isolation, lack of dignity and, in extreme cases, can even be fatal. So recently happened on 31 May in Kreuzberg as the 67-year-old musician Peter Hollinger, because of his impending eviction after 40 years in the apartment, took his own life.
In deep solidarity with the resistant residents of Rigaer 94 and all those who do not give up the struggle against the city of the rich, we attacked symbols of capitalist rule at Antonplatz in Berlin-Weißensee during the night. It has caught a savings bank, a Targobank, a Volksbank, LBS, Postfinance and two supermarkets. Meanwhile, the street was blocked with burning garbage cans. On a wall in the square we left our message: “R94 remains – Peter R.I.P.”
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!