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Arm the Spirit on Mon, 3 Jan 2000 04:28:36 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Arrests in Berlin

On Sunday, December 19, 1999, the "Mehringhof" center in West Berlin,
once a squatted complex but now a collectively owned project, has been
home to scores of political projects and initiatives ranging from
alternative and ecological collectives, Turkish and Kurdish leftist
organizations, and autonomist and antifa groups for well over a decade.
Despite a marked decline in the strength of the extra-parliamentary left
in Berlin over the past few years, police repression against the radical
left has never lessened. First came the wave of repression against the
autonomist periodical "Interim", then the elimination of the remnants of
the squatters' movement, now the recent anti-terrorist police raids on
the Mehringhof can be seen as part of the "green-left" German
government's determination to cleanse the new capital city of all forms
of fundamental opposition. Also, following the murder in Vienna this
September of alleged Red Army Fraction (RAF) member Horst Ludwig Meyer
and the arrest of Andrea Klump, the German government's current wave of
repression aimed at the now-defunct Revolutionary Cells (RZ) is further
evidence that the "social democratic" states of the European Union are
just as determined as ever to elimate revolutionary social movements,
despite the fact that most of the militant armed left in Europe has
disbanded itself and given up the armed struggle. Updates on the
Mehringhof raids and the repression against the alleged RZ members can
be found in German at: http://www.linkeseite.de/mehringhof.htm

In order to provide English-language updates on this latest wave of
repression, as well as background information on the Revolutionary Cells
(RZ) and Rote Zora, Arm The Spirit has set up a solidarity page at the
following address: http://burn.ucsd.edu/~ats/razzia.html

Solidarity Is A Weapon!
Arm The Spirit - December 30, 1999

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