Guantanamo in Germany: Inhumane Treatment of Accused
Press Release 24 August
The persons charged in the §129a (anti-terrorism) proceedings were severely beaten during their arrest and are being treated like Guantanamo prisoners. Special detention conditions at Berlin's Moabit prison involve solitary confinement. [more...]

Nigerian immigrant dead, after being chased by policemen
Violent protests by fellow countrymen and antiracists in solidarity.

The state repression hasn't degraded at all, despite the upcoming elections and the hot summer. During the evening of Saturday 18th of August 2007, according reports, undercovered policemen were after the 25-year-old Tony Onouha, immigrant from Nigeria, who had been selling CDs in a cafe in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki. [more...]

Media G8way International Press Group 2007

This report of our experiences as an international press group during the 2007 G8 protests is intended to inspire more people to do press work in the future, to try to counter the spin of the press industry of corporate capitalism to utilise the press. [more...]

Action Map of the G8 protests
Media G8way | Gipfelsoli Infogroup
Press Release for Immediate Release Thursday, August 9th 2007
Mapping the history of the G8 resistance
Anti G8 protesters from Germany and abroad have released an "Action Map" of the protests and actions against the G8 that took place in Germany at the beginning of June this year. [more...]

15th of august 2007
Open letter
to the Generalbundesanwaltschaft against the criminalization of critical academic research and political engagement

On 31st July 2007 the flats and workplaces of Dr. Andrej Holm and Dr. Matthias B., as well as of two other persons, were searched by the police. Dr. Andrej Holm was arrested, flown by helicopter to the German Federal Court in Karlsruhe and brought before the custodial judge. Since then he has been held in pretrial confinement in a Berlin jail. All four people have been charged with “membership in a terrorist association according to § 129a StGB”. [Open Letter as PDF...]

indymedia, Claudi and Ralf 5th of August 2007
Berlin: Manifestation in support of those arrested under 129a
Different groups had called for a spontanous manifestation at the prison in Moabit, where the four prisoners Axel, Florian, Oliver und Andrej arrested at the 31st of July are hold in custody. They are accused of being members of the "militante gruppe". [more...]

Press release of the lawyers in the current §129 a proceedings ("militant group (mg)")
2nd of August 2007
§129a-Arrests: extraordinarily legislation In a since 2006 from the federal state prosecutor investigated proceedings because of membership of a terrorist association after § 129a Abs. 2 Nr. 2 StGB, three of us defended accused persons were arrested in the night of 30./ 31.07.07. They are accused of trying to put on fire at least three lorries of the army at the site of the company MAN in Brandenburg. The three accused persons were observed in these night by the police. At 31.07.2007 house searches took place at the homes of four other accused persons living in Berlin and one other person got arrested. [more...]

Press release of the Chief Federal Prosecutor, 2nd of August 2007
Warrants against four members suspect of the "militant group (mg)"
At the request of the Chief Federal Prosecutor the Judge in charge of investigation at the Federal Court released warrants against four suspected persons yesterday (1st of August) Amongst other reasons they are suspicious of being members of a terrorist alliance. [more]

FOCUS News Agency ROME26 June 2007
Italian police chief fired over G8 violence
The head of the Italian police, at the centre of a storm about police violence at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa, has been fired, the government said Monday. The summit was marked by clashes between anti-globalisation protestors and police, during which one demonstrator was killed. There have been many allegations of police brutality. Last week the Italian media reported that Gianni De Gennaro, 59, was under investigation by the Genoa prosecutor’s office for “incitement to false witness” in the context of an investigation into events at the 2001 summit.[more...]

25/6/2007 EDL – European Democratic Lawyers

EDL – European Democratic Lawyers: Press Statement on G8 summit in Rostock

During the G8 summit, held in Heiligendamm from the 6th to the 8th of June 2007, a great number of German lawyers belonging to the RAV (Association of Republican Lawyers), the Strafverteidigervereinigung von Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (association of defence lawyers) as well as lawyers belonging to the EDL (European Democratic Lawyers) and to the Legal Team Europa have committed themselves to defend the fundamental rights of those who had come from all over Europe to express their dissent.[more...]

Reuters 2007-06-24
German radicals clash, police hurt
BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) – More than a dozen police officers were injured on Sunday when they broke up clashes between right- and left-wing extremists overnight in the northern German port city of Rostock, German police said.[more...]

Analysis of media reports during G8


What, Why, How?

UNSPIN THE G8 is a temporary toolkit for the analysis of media reports during the run-up to the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany (6-8 June 2007).[more...]

Spin and rumours at the G8
With proper wars it is a well-known occurrence for one side's propaganda department to try and spread the most horrific stories about the other party. The opposition are depicted as brutal barbarians who ravage children and should be opposed at all cost. In military jargon this is known as 'psyops'. During the protests against the G8 in Heiligendamm there were clear indications of a similar strategy. In this case the infamous ''black block'' played the part of the barbarians. This is a based summary of the misinformation and its effect. [more...]

15 of June 2007

G8 to Atlantica, Resistance is Global
21 arrested in Halifax, Canada, during demonstration against Atlantica economic conference. Hundreds Confront Atlantica, Keep Cops Running
by IMC Friday, Jun. 15, 2007

Early reports indicate 16 confirmed arrests

A noon-time march drew about 400 this afternoon starting from Victoria Park. Organized as the largest anti-Atlantica event this weekend, the march included a large, direct action contingent. Speakers at Parade Square emphasized the disastrous effects that the Atlantica International Region would have upon Atlantic Canada and New England. [more...]

13 of June 2007

Deployment of Spy Jets against Protesters Angers German Opposition
13 of June 2007
by [dsl/Reuters/AFP]
A senior member of the Social Democrats claims that Germany's conservative Defense Minister lacks political judgement because of his decision to deploy reconnaissance jets on a mission to spy on G-8 protesters. The kerfuffle began in earnest after protesters alerted Hans-Christian Ströbele, a Green member of the German parliament, that they had seen a reconnaissance jets conduct a flyover of the camp in Reddelich near Heiligendamm. [more...]

Reflections on Rostock
13 of june 2007
by Uli Schmetzer, Australia, Journalist
Future generations of propagandists will be offered the anti-G8 demonstrations this month as a text-book example how globalization crudely manipulated public opinion by demonizing demonstrators and labeling opponents terrorists. On the other side future protesters will see Rostock as a symbol of civil disobedience, of determined resistance to the few power brokers who have usurped the democratic rights of the many and make decisions for all behind closed doors. [more...]

What's hot and not
13 of June 2007
source: info [at],

* Wandergesellen
An itinerant crafts people with a tradition dating back to the 12th century. Not only do they sport shapely, arse-hugging, double zipper cords and sexy Han Solo waistcoats they also created the most incredible camp at Reddelich. We were all feeling the spacious showers, the capacious bar and the bodacious children's playground. As a cultural phenomena they have gone from geek to chic in an astonishingly short space of time [more...]

12 of June 2007

British Demonstrator Nearly Blinded by G8 Police
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 12th June
A British demonstrator at the G8 summit was badly injured by German police water cannon on Thursday 7th June. Matt from Liverpool said he joined the mass protests against the G8 meeting in North Germany last week 'to show my abhorrence to the G8 meetings which perpetuate exploitation, trade injustice and wars. I was one of over a thousand people at a blockade of the West gate of the police imposed exclusion zone surrounding the summit venue. [more...]

10 of June 2007

NO G8: Heiligendamm Report Back
10 of June 2007
Source: []
Anti-Capitalist MovementThis year's meeting of the Group of 8 (or G8, the 7 richest nations in the world: Great Britain, United States, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, and Canada, plus Russia) was held in the resort of Heiligendamm, Germany from June 6-8th. At the meeting 13% of the world's population was "represented" while policies were decided that will have tremendous effect for the other 87%. [more...]

9 of June 2007

Media G8way 9. Juni 2007
Victory at the Gates!
These protests have changed the political world.

The demonstrations against this year’s G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Northern Germany have been a major success: “We managed to cripple the summit on the streets from the first day of the summit”, stated Lea Voigt of the ‘Block-G8′ campaign. Official G8 organizers were forced to call “Plan B,” Ferrying summit attendees by boat or helicopter, as land
routes were blocked by thousands of summit objectors.[more...]

29 of May 2007

Bloomberg - May 29 2007
German Police Suffer 179 Casualties in Hamburg Street Clashes
German police and anti-globalization protesters clashed during running street battles in Hamburg yesterday in what authorities warned could be a foretaste of trouble at next week's summit of Group of Eight leaders.
Some 179 policemen were injured in the clashes, Hamburg police spokesman Andreas Schoepflin said. Authorities drafted in more than 2,800 policemen from six federal states to monitor a march of almost 4,000 protesters, he said. [more...]

28 of May 2007

May 28, 2007
Police repression in Germany continues to escalate before G8 Summit.
Police repression in Germany continues to escalate before G8 Summit.
Hamburg, Germany -- Days before G8 Summit, massive police presence at demonstration in Hamburg as European and Asian Finance Ministers meet at AESM Conference. Aggressive police use Pepper spray, kicks and punches.
Resistance is large and resolute.[more...]

Analyses, Impressions, Voices: a journey through Germany rebelling against G8 - Hamburg May 28. 2007
Logbook # 1
by Mobile Global Station Against G8
Tuesday May 29th, 2007

Hamburg, Monday May 28th
Today, May 28th, there is a demonstration against the ASEM (Asiam Europe Meeting). European and Asian ministers meet to organise exploitation within big global networks. This means that ministers try to manage actual governance within never-ending global war.[more...]

indymedia Scotland 28. May 2007
Riots at EU/Asia economic meeting
We declare war on the leaders of the world...

Rioting took place on the chaotic streets of Hamburg as the EU and Asian leaders met. After the official demonstration was over the real action started as the Black Bloc took on the cops. Bottles, paint bombs, bangers and fireworks were hurled at police lines.[more...]

indymedia 28. Mai 2007
Ticker-HH 28.05.07 english
Today is the day of the international demonstration against the ASEM summit in Hamburg. After a wide international Mobilisation and Court Appeals against the route and the organisers the demonstration starts fom Millerntorplatz , moves on along Reeperbahn, St. Pauli Fischmarkt, Hafenstraße, Baumwall to the Rödingsmarkt. The police protects the city centre with massive presence, media reports that appr. 4000-5000 police are in Hamburg today.[more...]

The Scotsman May 28, 2007
Fortress G8 as Left gathers forces

POLICE in Germany are braced for a violent dress rehearsal today for next month’s G8 summit as 100,000 leftists descend on Hamburg to protest at a meeting of EU and Asian foreign ministers.[more...]

Court over-rules ban on protests near G8 summit venue
Schwerin, Germany (dpa) - May 25th 2007
A German court Friday over-ruled a police ban on protests within 5 kilometres of a fence around next month's G8 summit in the German beach resort of Heiligendamm. The administration tribunal in the state capital of Schwerin only upheld a ban on demonstrations within 200 metres of a welded-mesh steel fence temporarily thrown up around the summit hotel. Police had earlier told anti-globalization groups that unauthorized protest in a zone 5 to 10 kilometres from the fence would be prevented. That ban was criticized by German politicans.
source: []

Time May 22th 2007
Militants target editor in ‘G8 rehearsal’
The private Mercedes of the Editor of the mass-circulation Bild newspaper was set ablaze yesterday, apparently by militants gearing up for violent clashes at the G8 summit next month.

The arson attack on Kai Diekmann’s car has sent a ripple of panic through the political class as Germany seems to be hurtling towards a showdown between the antiglobalisation movement and police trying to shield the world’s leaders, who gather at a Baltic spa in the first week of June.[more...]

Press release Tuesday, 22nd of March
International Antifascist demonstration against the German Nationalist Party (NPD) march on June 2^nd 2007 in Schwerin
Antifascist Alliance Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

With the slogan, “Against Fascism and Capitalism – For a World without Borders!”, antifascists from Germany and beyond will protest against the planned right-wing extremist march on June 2^nd 2007 in Schwerin. On this day, the regional leader of the German Nationalist Party (NPD), Stefan Koester, previously convicted for grievous bodily harm, has registered a march with over 1000 Neonazis from the whole of Germany.[more...] May, 21, 2007
G8Protest groups sue to demonstrate at G8 summit airport

Heiligendamm, Germany (dpa) - Protest groups filed suit with a German court Monday seeking to overturn the authorities’ ban on demonstrations at an airport where officials are to arrive for next month’s G8 summit.

Tension has risen in Germany since May 9 police raids on leftists aiming to disrupt the summit. Radicals rioted the same day and have cried foul at a ban on protests within 200 metres of a perimeter fence around the summit.[more...]

MVregio Landesdienst red/dbr May 16, 2007
G8-summit - The strike of Telekom and a lack of security threat communication
The Telekom strikes last for days now. If one tends to believe the announcements of ver.di [services umbrella union] the Telekom workers of the G8-Team will start participating in the strikes today. [more...]

G 8 BREAKING NEWS !! police declares protest march on june 7th illegal
Incredible! As reported today on indymedia Germany a spokesman of the Einsatzleitung of the police declared the planned international anti-G 8 protest march in Rostock on june the 7th for illegal and forbidden! [more...]

International Herald Tribune May 16, 2007
German police ban protests in area outside fence sealing off G-8 summit
BERLIN: German police have issued a ban on protests outside a fence built to seal off the venue for next month’s Group of Eight summit, prompting anti-globalization activists on Wednesday to promise a court challenge.[more...]

Deutsche Welle,May 16th 2007
German Police Declare No-go Zone for G8 Protestors
In a move criticised by left-wing groups, German authorities have said protestors will not be allowed near a Baltic Sea resort where G8 leaders will hold their June summit.[more...]

Spiegel-Online May 15th 2007
FAR-LEFT VIOLENCE AT THE G-8: Cue the Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets
The storm of protest against the G-8 summit in Germany next month amounts to a scripted ritual. Leftists need to ask themselves whether violence is a legitimate form of resistance, and if so, how much is acceptable.[more...]

Spiegel-Online 15. Mai 2007
SECURING THE G-8: A Taste of the Coming Showdown
By Markus Deggerich, Markus Dettmer, Holger Stark and Andreas Ulrich
Chancellor Angela Merkel wants nothing to disturb the seaside harmony at the G-8 summit in northern Germany next month. But nationwide raids last week have upset leftist protesters of every stripe — and set the stage for an unwanted showdown on the Baltic Sea.[more...]

Spiegel-Online May 12th 2007
FAR RIGHT AGAINST GLOBALIZATION: Neo-Nazis Mobilizing Against G-8 Summit
By Gunther Latsch
Germany’s Neo-Nazis are using anti-capitalist rhetoric and are mobilizing to protest against the upcoming G-8 meeting in June. Police fear that there could be clashes between the extreme-right NPD and radical far-left groups also gathering to protest against the summit.[more...]

Minister threatens to place G8 opponents in custody
M&C News, May 11, 2007
Berlin - Extremists planning to disrupt next month's Group of Eight summit of the world's richest nations could be placed in preventive custody ahead of the meeting, German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Friday.
Schaueble said in a series of press interviews that potential troublemakers could be detained for up to two weeks if there are firm indications they are planning criminal actions. [more...]

!! G 8 BREAKING NEWS !! police declares protest march on june 7th illegal
Incredible! As reported today on indymedia Germany a spokesman of the Einsatzleitung of the police declared the planned international anti-G 8 protest march in Rostock on june the 7th for illegal and forbidden! [more...]

Guardian May 10th, 2007
German police claim G8 terror attack foiled
Hundreds of German police combed offices and flats associated with leftwing activists across six northern cities yesterday, saying they had evidence that a terrorist organisation was planning to disrupt next month’s G8 summit.[mehr...] May 10th 2007
German radicals flex their muscles ahead of G8 summit
By Georg Ismar, dpa

Hamburg (dpa) - “Beat back Repression,” read a banner fluttering above the anarchist headquarters in Hamburg after police raided the premises in a crackdown against leftists suspected of planning to disrupt next month’s summit of industrial nations in Germany.[mehr...]

Spiegel-Online May 10th, 2007
G-8 Raids ‘A Warning Shot to Intimidate Activists’

German observers feel that police raids on anti-globalization activists Wednesday were aimed at intimidating protesters ahead of the G-8 summit in June, with some commentators writing that the operation was too heavy-handed.more...]

indymedia uk 10.05.2007 07:53
Rough translation of raid
Hello, here a small statement of the SO36.NET concerning (meanwhile) the searches of yesterday also our server area. the umstände briefly in summary: at 8.00 o'clock (a.m.!) of the of yesterday (9.5.07) rückten on Wednesdays in the entire federal territory more than 900 beschäftige of the öffentlichen service and simultaneous owner/inside a police mark out, in order to optimize in the apron in June taking place G8-gipfels in holy dam, the mobilization. as was to be expected, in the long run all have themselves at the preparation the accompanying protestchoreographie of the summit took part - from except parliamentary civilian-social ranges of über not government organizations and radical left, church and unionized organizations to inside in the parliamentary mad house this interference into the most characteristic affairs prays. more...]

German Consulate Attacked!
Copied from Indymedia Scotland:
As a show of solidarity with the victims of police repression in Germany, the German
Consulate in Edinburgh has been redecorated in lovely yellow.more...]

Reuters Thursday, 10 May 2007
Raids in Germany on G8 terror fear
BERLIN: German authorities have launched raids in six northern German states over concerns left-wing radicals were planning attacks to disrupt a G8 summit in the Baltic resort of Heiligendamm next month, prosecutors said.more...]

Fear of G-8 Violence Prompts German Raid
AP 9.5.2007
Hundreds of German police used anti-terrorism laws Wednesday to raid the offices and apartments of globalization opponents they fear could disrupt next month's Group of Eight summit with firebombings and other attacks.
Security officials also announced tighter border controls ahead of the June 6-8 summit in the northern resort town of Heiligendamm. [more...]

United Press International May 9, 2007
Analysis: Germany braces for G8 terror
BERLIN, May 9 (UPI) — Ahead of June’s Group of Eight summit in Heiligendamm, German security officials are cracking down harder on radical left-wing groups, and Berlin has received tips that attacks are set before and during the high-profile meeting.more...]

Spiegel-Online May 09, 2007
RADICAL MEASURES: Germany Raids Leftist ‘Terrorists’ Ahead of G-8 Summit
Security officials have carried out a series of raids on left-wing organizations across Germany, saying radicals are plotting violent attacks during the upcoming G-8 summit.

German security officials launched a series of raids Wednesday on suspicions that left-wing radicals are planning violent attacks when Germany hosts the G-8 summit in Heiligendamm this June.more...]

Spiegel-Online May, 9th 2007
THE APPROACHING G-8 SUMMIT: Big Trouble in Little Heiligendamm
Heiligendamm is normally a sleepy, seaside resort on the Baltic. But with the G-8 coming in June, the town has been transformed into a well fortified stronghold. And German authorities aren’t the only ones who have been preparing for confrontation.more...]

Deutsche Welle May,9th 2007
German anti-terror sweep ahead of G8 summit
German authorities have launched a large-scale anti-terror sweep across six northern states, searching more than 40 sites believed to be linked to left-wing militants. The raids were ordered in the run-up to next month’s G8 summit in Heiligendamm.more...]

Gipfelsoli Infogroup/Camp Inski 9. Mai 2007
Wave of Repression against anti-G8 structures in Germany
wave of repression against anti-G8 structures
houses searched in Hamburg, Berlin, and Bremen
communication structure of anti-G8 movement targeted

Since Wednesday morning 8 am a wave of searches is taking places against left structures throughout Germany. Targeted are social projects and private persons that are organizing against the coming G8 summit - or suspected to do so.more...] 8. Mai 2007
G8 summit / Utrecht(NL): last bicycle caravanist finally released after over 48
After a surprising and completely unwarrented arrest of around 100 bicycle activists and members of the “Gr8chaoskaravaan” western european anti G8 bike caravan on Saturday the last arrestee was finally release last night. Arrestees report of police violence and ill arrest conditions. Legal consequences for both activists and police.more...] 7. Mai 2007
Compact G8 Info for the UK
As I felt there is a lack of (practical) information on how to participate in this years G8 protests, I have designed this little info thingy, originally for the Essex Uni area but usefull for everybody.more...] 6. Mai 2007
Netherlands: anti G 8 bike rally stopped by police. 115 arrested.
Netherlands, Utrecht: An anti-G 8 bike rally heading towards Heiligendamm, Germany, where the G 8 will take place in june, was arrested by police.[more...]

United Press International May 3, 2007
Analysis: Neo-Nazis at the G8 summit
BERLIN, May 3 (UPI) — A German neo-Nazi party hopes to benefit from the populist battle between rich and poor by joining the many left-wing groups protesting globalization at this year’s Group of Eight summit in Germany.

The protest against inequality and the detrimental effects of globalization has so far been an exclusive left-wing battleground. Yet Germany’s most popular far-right group, the National Democratic Party, or NPD, claims it has been pursuing the same goals as the likes of ATTAC.[more...]

Financial Times May 3, 2007
Germany tries to please all its G8 party guests
Germany is taking no risks with security at its summit of the G8 rich nations on the Baltic coast next month.

In a move that trumps even the tough measures of previous summits, it has built a 12km security fence to surround the luxury Heiligendamm hotel where the eight leaders will meet. In addition, in Germany’s biggest such operation in 60 years, 16,000 police and 1,100 soldiers will be ready to fend off threats by militant protesters.[more...]

Tuesday May 1, 2007
The Guardian

Uneasy echoes of Berlin in G8 wall
7.5-mile fence round resort in Germany angers locals Thousands of protesters expected at June meeting

Looking for a cunning business venture after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Frank Neumann had the foresight to go into fencing - predicting the demand the new free market would create for chic enclosures to cordon off everything from private gardens to sports arenas. Now, 18 years on, Neumann and his team of workers are putting the finishing touches to their biggest commission yet - a 7.5 mile long, 2.5-metre (8ft) high steel fence topped with barbed wire, video monitors and sensors to detect movement. [more...]

May 1, 2007
International Herald Tribune

Rioters set fire to train tracks, vandalize buses, trams in western Germany
Dortmund: More than 300 leftist rioters set fire to train tracks and vandalized streetcars and buses in the western German town of Dortmund on Tuesday, after a May Day demonstration against right-wing extremism got out of control, Dortmund police said Tuesday. The fires were extinguished after an hour, but some tracks and wires were so heavily damaged that train service was disrupted, police said. Four police officers were injured, one seriously. More than 130 protesters were taken into custody, the number of injured demonstrators was not known, a police spokesman said Tuesday night. [more...]

indy media 24.04.2007
URGENT: prisoner uprisings in greece yesterda
yesterday morning giannis dimitrakis, anarchist prisoner behind bars for robbing a bank, got beaten up by prison wards. he is facing his sentence in the worst prison of greece. after the incident prisoners supported dimitrakis and they took control over the prison.
yesterday morning giannis dimitrakis, anarchist prisoner behind bars for robbing a bank, got beaten up by prison wards. he is facing his sentence in the worst prison of greece. after the incident prisoners supported dimitrakis and they took control over the prison.
yesterday tv showed them on the roof, armed with iron sticks.[mehr...]

( 19.04.2007
Cops entered a political houseproject in Potsdam because of anti-g8 banner

Today around 9 am in Cops entered the houseproject Zeppelinstraße 25.
They were 50 masked Cops with helmets plus civil policemen.[read more...]

On how to block just about everything

The upcoming actions against the G8 summit in Heiligendamm will present considerable challenges for the creativity and stamina of activists. After all, the idea is to effectively block all the entry points. The problem is that an enormous army of security and public order forces will be present and try to prevent the same. But history has shown that everything can be blocked. Below you will find some useful stories about the practice of blockades. This text will be updated as new ideas pour in.[read more...]

Rostock - International Meeting against G8-Summit
Sunday April 15th, 2007
We met today on the 14th of april, we are people of differents territories and countries of Europe.
We participate in the third Action Conference against the G8 Summit in Rostock. Several of us took part in the Global Meeting organized on the 31th of march in Venice, where we began to coordinate on an european level. Facing our committements to participate in the protest and actions against the G8 summit, we want to share some agreements about borders control and freedom of movement.[more...] 12 Apr 2007
Greens call for protest against G8 summit in Germany
Berlin - Germany’s opposition Greens called Thursday on their supporters to join in a demonstration against a meeting of the world’s richest nations on the Baltic coast in June. “We want to make clear our opposition to the dominant role of globalization,” Greens spokeswoman Claudia Roth said in Berlin.[read more...] 11. April 2007
We’re all off to Germany … wanna find out why? G8 2007 speakers available … Please FWD widely
In June this year, the heads of state of the eight most powerful nations on earth will be meeting in northern Germany for the 2007 G8 Summit, and 1000’s of activists from anti-war, anti-racist, ecological and anti-capitalist movements will be there to greet them, block them and shut them down.[read more...]

Times April 10, 2007
100,000 protesters prepare to disrupt G8 summit
More than 100,000 demonstrators are planning to disrupt the G8 summit this June in the German seaside resort of Heiligendamm — and the dress rehearsals have already begun.

German anarchists travelled to Copenhagen last month to give a violent edge to street protests against the closing of a youth centre. The visitors helped the Danes to erect blazing barricades and filled an armoury of petrol bombs. Then came a stand-off with riot police in Berlin — and more arson as the car of Thomas Mirow, the German deputy Finance Minister, was set alight.[read more...]

UPI April 10, 2007
Protesters plan G8 disruption
BERLIN, April 10 (UPI) — Police in Germany are preparing for more than 100,000 demonstrators intent on disrupting the June G8 summit in the Baltic seaside town of Heiligendamm.[read more...] 4. April 2007
UK Anti-G8 Mobilisation meeting: Feedback from Reading 25/04/07
The second UK wide anti-G8 mobilisation meeting was held in Reading on Sunday March 25th. Here is some feedback…[read more...] 31. März 2007
Rave Against the G8 - Resistance Art Festival TAZ
Resistance Art Festival will be kicking off alongside the 2007 G8 protests…
Come one, come all…[read more...] 31. March 2007
Anti-globalization groups brace for major protests during G8 summit By Saeid Najar Nobari
Berlin, Mar 30, (IRNA) German anti-globalization groups are preparing for a series of violent and non-violent protests during the upcoming G8 summit, scheduled to take place in the Baltic Sea resort of Heiligendamm from June 6-8.[read more...]
29 March 2007Action days in Germany June 1st (Bombodrom) and 5th (Rostock-Laage)
Antimilitarist actions days in Germany, on 1st June 2007 in the Kyritz-Ruppin Heathland, and on 5th June 2007 in Rostock-Laage. Both actions intend to show the connection between G8 and war.[read more...] 28 March 2007
G8: Biggest police operation in German history
Heiligendamm, Germany (dpa) - The “biggest police operation in the history of Germany” is taking shape at a beach resort on the Baltic coast as the June 6-8 summit among the Group of Eight (G8) nations approaches.[read more...]

TAZ, 17th of March 2007
„Ask the opposite side“
Fire-attacks damage the G8-protest, says Attac-speaker Pedram Shahyar. He definitively rules out militance and violence in Heiligendamm.

TAZ: Herr Shahyar, according to the federal police (BKA) 72 offences have been taken place in connection with the G(. Do these kind of attacks not damage your mobilisation work?[read more...] 23. March 2007
International Day of Direct Action against Climate Change and the G8.
The 8th of June International Day of Action Against has been called by the International Rising Tide Network. This is a call for autonomous, decentralized actions appropriate for your town, city, or local area.
Direct Action for Climate Justice – Resistance is Self[read more...]


Don`t be lieve the hype! is not part of the autonome G8!

from have nothing to do with the real preparations of G8.

March, 21st 2007 AUTONOME SANITÄT 19. March 2007
journalist still in jail after protest against G8 2005 in San Fran
A freelance journalist and filmmaker has been held in jail for 209 days as of today for resisting a subpoena. San Francisco based Josh Wolf refused to testify in court and hand over his source material.[read more...]

Sunday Herald 18. March 2007
Blair and Brown feud extended to G8 aid policies
US government files reveal conflict over African debt

TONY BLAIR and Gordon Brown were split on a key part of the UK’s G8 strategy, according to papers released by the US government. Files claim the two Labour rivals were in “conflict” on how to increase aid to Africa, and signal that the prime minister was closer to president George Bush on the issue.[read more...]

redorbit 17 March 2007
German Counter-Terrorism Agency Sees G8 Summit As Likely Attack Target
Text of report by German newspaper Die Welt website on 17 March
[Unattributed report: “BKA Sees G8 Summit as Most Likely Target”]
Despite the latest threats by video, the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation does not consider additional security measures in Germany to be necessary. Among other things, the BKA is worried about globalization opponents, right-wing radicals, and Internet crime.[read more...] 16. March 2007
EXTRA: Greenpeace sends protest ship to G8 climate change talks
Potsdam, Germany (dpa) - A ship from the environmental organization Greenpeace sailed to within sight of the venue where environment ministers from the world’s leading industrial nations began discussions near Berlin Friday on how to combat climate change.[read more...]

Financial Times 16. March 2007
Unions call for G8 action on private equity
A demand for a co-ordinated G8 response to the “threat” posed by private equity and hedge funds will be made on Friday by trade union leaders from the world’s leading industrial nations. This will be the latest development in the growing political pressure being brought to bear particularly on private equity.[read more...]

the blanket 14. March 2007
Damned by Debt Relief

In July 2005, when the leaders of the world’s 8 wealthiest nations (the G8) announced their decision to cancel the debt of 18 of the world’s poorest nations, Live 8 organiser Bob Geldof gave thanks on behalf of the ‘people without a voice’, describing the offer as a ‘victory for millions’.[read more...]

BBC News 13. March 2007
Q&A: Climate change plans

The government has set out plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than half. But what do they involve?[read more...] 13 March 2007
Bob Geldof Lashes Out Against G8, Gets Criticized By Town Chief
Africa is really on everyone’s mind right now. Bob Geldof isn’t too happy with how the G8 nations–the US, the UK, France, Japan, Canada, Germany, Italy, and Russia, for those who need to know–are dealing with poverty in the continent. The eight nations pledged to extend support to Africa two years ago and it looks like they’re nowhere near meeting their goals.[read more...]

Jerusalem Post 12. March 2007
Town hosting G-8 ensures Hitler no longer citizen
The northern town of Bad Doberan is pretty sure Adolf Hitler is no longer an honorary citizen, but it wants to make absolutely sure before US President George W. Bush, Chancellor Angela Merkel and other G-8 leaders meet there this summer.[read more...]

International Herald Tribune March 12, 2007
Town hosting G-8 summit makes sure Hitler is no longer honorary citizen

BERLIN: The German town of Bad Doberan is pretty sure Adolf Hitler is no longer an honorary citizen, but it wants to make absolutely sure before U.S. President George W. Bush, Chancellor Angela Merkel and other G-8 leaders meet there this summer.[read more...]

Guardian Monday March 12, 2007
Hitler’s honour lives on in G8 summit town

A German town has been forced to make the embarrassing admission that Adolf Hitler is still one of its honorary citizens just three months before it is due to host the G8 summit.[read more...]

Kommersant 9the March 2007
PR Week Awards Russia’s Organizing Committee in G8

The Organizing Committee of Russia’s presidency in the G8 and Ketchum were granted prestigious award of PR Week, Interfax reported.[read more...] 9 March 2007
South Africa: President Mbeki Urges Closer Ties Between G8 and G5

President Thabo Mbeki has urged more interaction between the G8 group of highly industrialised nations and the G5 grouping of the world’s leading emerging economies.

Speaking on Thursday as he received letters of credence from Heads of Mission newly assigned to South Africa, the president said increased interaction was desirable as these players moved towards a more structured relationship.[read more...]

Gipfelsoli Infogroup 9th March 2007
“Hitler no longer to be an honorary citizen of Bad Doberan”

Gipfelsoli Infogroup: Right-wing globalization critique must be rejected

Formally, Adolf Hitler is still an honorary citizen of Bad Doberan. He was elevated to this status by town officials in 1932. Prior to the NSDAP coming to power here, Bad Doberan had been the first municipality to grant Hitler this title.[read more...]

DW-World 7. March 2007
At Flurry of Summits, Merkel Ready To Serve The Finest Wine

There can be no bargain without wine, goes a Latin saying. So it’s no surprise that Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has personally handpicked the country’s best wines to serve at the upcoming EU and G8 summits.[read more...]

CANBERRA March 5 (Reuters)
Australian anti-globalisation protesters to get payout
Protesters who accused Australian police of us ing violent tactics at a World Economic Forum meeting have received a A$700,000 ($546,000) payment to end legal claims, prompting warnings the money set a bad example. [more...]

Khaleej Times Online 4 March 2007
German coalition split on nuclear energy withdrawal (Reuters)

BERLIN - A split within Germany’s ruling coalition over the nation’s withdrawal from nuclear energy flared again on Sunday ahead of a European Union summit this week due to address climate change.[read more...]

Kaiser Network 2. March 2007
Global Challenges | Germany To Focus on Fighting HIV/AIDS Among Women, Children in Africa at G8 Summit,Minister Says

Germany, which this year holds the presidency of the Group of Eight industrialized nations, plans to focus on securing funds for efforts to combat HIV/AIDS among African women and children at the upcoming G8 Summit in June, Germany’s Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul said recently, Reuters South Africa reports. Germany also plans to encourage G8 nations to carry out commitments made at the 2005 G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, Wieczorek-Zeul said (Armitage, Reuters South Africa, 3/1).[read more...]

Reuters 1. March 2007
INTERVIEW - Germany to push G8 for more Africa aid -minister

BERLIN, March 1 (Reuters) - Group of Eight president Germany aims to secure funding for a campaign to fight HIV/AIDS in African women and children at a meeting of industrialised nations in June, Germany’s development minister told Reuters.[read more...]

Registered meetings on the occasion of the G8 Summit

With immediate effect BAO Kavala will be in charge of all meetings which shall be held in the Hanseatic city of Rostock and the districts of Bad Doberan and Güstrow in the time between 25th May and 15th June 2007.[read more...]

First conversations relating to the establishment of camps

G8 Summit in Heiligendamm – Police Germany

During the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm lasting from 6th June until 8th June 2007 not only State guests will be expected but also tens of thousands of globalization critics who here in this region want to peacefully make use of the right of the freedom of speech and of freedom of assembly embodied in the Constitution. [read more...]

Yorkshire Post today 20. Februar 2007
Windfall for police after G8 bill deal
A FINANCIAL wrangle over payment for policing the G8 summit held in Sheffield almost two years ago has finally been settled, with the Home Office refusing to pay the full cost of the operation. Despite that, South Yorkshire Police regards the outcome as a better than expected result of the negotiations.[read more...]

Deutsche Welle 17.02.2007
Heiligendamm Prepares for the G8 Summit

Residents of sleepy seaside resort of Heiligendamm brace themselves for the G8 - the influx of world leaders, massive security and protestors, and local reactions are mixed

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is taking her turn as G8 president this year and will host the annual summit of leaders from the industrialized world between June 6 and 8 at the tiny seaside resort of Heiligendamm, located on Germany's Baltic Sea coast. Reactions to the arrival of world leaders, police, journalists and protesters have been mixed in Heiligendamm and the nearby town of Bad Doberan.[read more...]

01st February 2007
Construction of technical barrier on schedule

G8 Summit Meeting Heiligendamm
Construction of technical barrier on schedule[read more...]

indymedia 23.01.2007
solidarity support
the annual nato meeting in munich will take place in two weeks, repression is continuing. after a wave of searches in 11 objects in munich some days ago, now the police entered a youth center in the city erlangen (bavaria)
the police said they wanted to talk to the responsible of the house in the morning and destroyed the door after nobody opened. They searched for material related to G8 and anti-nato to criminalize the center.[read more...]

Reuthers 15. Jan 2007
New wall for G8 leaders prompts protests in Germany

By Erik Kirschbaum

HEILIGENDAMM, Germany, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The first sections of a controversial 2.5-metre high steel and cement security fence that will protect a Group of Eight summit in June went up on Monday in the northern German resort of Heiligendamm.

Protesters on the outskirts of the Baltic Sea village that was part of Communist East Germany said they oppose the 12-km (7.5 mile) long fence topped by barbed wire, video monitors and movement sensors because it revives memories of the Berlin Wall.[read more...]

Die Welt Jan 13, 2007
Germany warns of left-wing terrorism at G8 summit
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany must be on guard against the threat of terrorist attacks from left-wing extremists as well as Islamic groups during its Group of Eight (G8) presidency, Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday.[read more...]

Protesters Carry Out Series of Attacks Ahead of G8 Summit
Spiegel Online
December 29, 2006

Protesters in Germany have attacked a luxury hotel where the next G8 summit will be held in June. The action comes just days after an arson attack on a politician's house. Meanwhile politicians bicker over who will pay for the massive security operation... [read more...]

DW-World, International Relations | 28.12.2006
Police Say G8 Opponents Behind Attack on German Politician
The minister's Hamburg home was vandalized and his wife's car was set ablaze
An arson attack on the home of the German deputy finance minister is believed to be the work of militant protesters opposed to the G8 summit slated to take place in Germany next year. [read more...]