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 Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Networking structures & mobilizations in Germany PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 October 2006

  • Dissent! - Network of Resistance

left radical Network with a lot of different working groups such as bike caravan, Trauma support, Anti-repression, Infotour



  • Block G8


  • No-Lager-Network

against all borders, for global rights - topic: migration


  • Interventionistische Linke - IL

broad left network with different groups like attac



  • Revolutionäres Bündnis

anti-imperalistic orientation


  • Vision 07 / Karawahnsinn

contact: vision07@riseup.net


  • Mass demonstration and blockades

contact: blockade@g8-2007.de

  • Counter summit

contact: peter.wahl@weed-online.org

  • Working-group on Anti-repression

contact: gipfelsoli@nadir.org

  • German mailinglist

subscribe: g8-2007-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

  • G8 Office in Berlin

open Wednesday & Thursday afternoon 14.00 -17.00

call: 0049-30-40985406 or 0176-62078158

  • G8 mobilisation in Hamburg

see: https://hamburg.dissentnetzwerk.org/MainEnglish/HomePage

  • Fascists:

There are also right-wing / fascist mobilisations against neoliberalism, globalisation and the G8, but for an emancipatory movement there can NEVER be any way of cooperation!!!

Issues & topics around the G8

  • theoretical texts about G8 and the resistance against it:



  • Infosheets about G8 from a Canadian NGO


  • A short history of the G8 (indymedia UK June/2005)


International mobilisation
  • Mailinglist for the international mobilisation

subscribe: g8-int-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 March 2007 )
Russia: update 18th July PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 July 2006
Today (Tuesday) in the morning we picked up the last imprisoned German people, who were released.

All of them have to leave the country in about two days, there are still around 6 people in prison as one of them report. One person from UK, one from Ukraine and Belarussian and Russian people.
Someone from the "not western" prisoners reported one of the belarussian was beaten once in the police bus directly after arresting situation.

The OMON made jokes about them and asked stupid questions, after he did not answer they were beating this person once in the face. In that police bus there was no "western" person.

In another bus someone opened the window and was screaming outside "No to police state". He was graped in the hair and pulled back.

In the "western" bus some OMON tried to beat with his stick some person but failed and hit another one on the shoulder.

At the police station someone gave false name and said he is british, because the door was open he managed to escape. The police was confused what to do with the foreigners at all, the head of police station said "why did you arrested foreigners, now we have problems"

it seemed all in all, that OMON special police and ordinary police did not like each other so much, they were not communicating so much.

One person was alone in another room and one police man tried to force him to say something about the case by grapping his t-shirt and pulling him. When this prisoner wanted to sit down on a chair, policeman took it away, hoping that he would fall down. Actually he did not.

The people from ex-soviet countries were in another prison after all were together in one police station. Some people denied to eat, one person did not eat at all from sunday till tuesday for protest reasons.

The person who had to go to hospital sunday evening after court was sick all the day befor, it is not clear if he was beaten on the head but he was participant of the antiwar picket, not the blockade.

On sunday there was no visit allowed at the Ex-soviet fraction of prisoners but monday someone let to bring food inside.
They had bed sheets to cover, the western not.
The prison was very small and dark, there was no chance to read for example.

One person was said in russian "if you want action go to chechenya" One person from germany who wanted to bring food was said by responsible police officer "if you want we have also a place for you in prison" the access was denied.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 July 2006 )
Solidarity with those arrested in Russia required PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 July 2006

For latest info, see http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/actions/2006/g8/

While massive violations of basic freedoms were reported already weeks before the summit of the G8 in St.Petersburg, Russia, today as the summit opened more protesters were arrested in Russia and we urgently need your international support.

As the summit opened, almost all demonstrations in the city were either outlawed, effectively prevented by the police or broken by force. Almost a dozen of activists were sentenced to short prison terms (7-10 days) ahead of summit, dozens more were detained by the police for several hours, interrogated, photographed and fingerprinted, prevented from coming to St.Petersburg, beaten and otherwise harassed by the cops and security services throughout the whole of Russia from Nakhodka in the far east to Kaliningrad on the Baltic sea.

As of July 13 at least 10 people were sentenced in St. Petersburg to 7-10 days of imprisonment on charges of hooliganism or participation in "illegal" street actions. Several criminal cases were opened or re-opened against people from different towns in an attempt to put pressure on them and prevent them from coming to St.Petersburg. Activists throughout the country were and are openly monitored by the police. At least 86 people were detained by the police while going to St.Petersburg by train and prevented from participating in the Russian Social Forum and other events in St.Petersburg, forced to return their tickets and come back to their home towns. Many more were talked to and "persuaded" not to go to St.Petersburg. Dozens were detained for several hours when arriving to the city, their personal belongings or even passports being illegally confiscated by the police. At least 9 illegal break ins and searches of flats were reported. These are just cases that became known to the legal team, which assists anti-G8 activists, and these include violations against different social activists ? from anarchists to communists to trade union, antimilitarist, environmental and human rights activists.

More arrests and detentions happened in St.Petersburg on July 14 and 15. About 30 people are reported to be arrested in St.Petersburg on July 15 alone.

City authorities and the police effectively prevented any serious street protests in St.Petersburg. Communists were allowed to have a small march and rally in the center of the city, but its less moderate youth part was beaten and taken to police station en masse. Some of the activists may be charged with violent behavior against police officers, which may lead to imprisonment.

Participants of the Russian Social Forum, which was held in St.Petersburg on July 13-15, were not allowed to have a march, although they asked the city hall about it weeks before. Police has blocked them at the Kirov stadium, where the forum was held, and prevented from taking to the streets of the city. About 150 activists held a rally behind closed gates, facing lines of riot police, which outnumbered the activists.

Any attempts to make street action in the city are likely to be met with fierce police repression and violence, but the summit is not over and more actions may follow.

Russian social activists are calling upon the world to protest massive violations of basic freedoms in Russia and ask for support to imprisoned activists. Various solidarity actions were and are being held throughout the world as part of the Global action days against the G8, but state repression in Russia should not go unnoticed. Solidarity is critical for people now held behind bars and probably awaiting serious criminal charges.

We are here for you, you are out there for us!

Protest violation of basic freedoms, state repression and of course the G8 at the nearest Russian embassy, consulate or other state offices in your country!

IMC-Russia international page with update information on protests and the situation of the arrested (English and other languages):

Network against G8 (Russian, English and other languages):

IMC-Russia (Russian language):

Some photos from St.Petersburg: Russian Social Forum, street protests, police repression:

See http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/actions/2006/g8/


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