anti-G20 supporter ‘Linksunten Indymedia’ raided, closed by German State Repression

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German Government Bans #Linksunten  #Indymedia

The German government banned the linksunten.indymedia.org  website today. According to German mainstream media the decision was given to 3 alleged “operators” of the indymedia platform.

 

este logo es ahora ilegal.. .All Linksunten Indymedia logos are now also banned in Germany.

 

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Innenministerium verbietet linksextremistische Internetplattform

Screenshots: Report that the German federal interior ministery banned linksunten.  Submitted to Enough is Enough……photo NOT FOUND

German Government Bans Linksunten Indymedia

The German government banned the linksunten.indymedia.org website today. According to German mainstream media the decision was given to 3 alleged “operators” of the indymedia platform. German federal ministry tweeted announcing the ban of Linksunten Indymedia:

Cops raided buildings, confiscated computers but until now the cops did not made arrests. Thomas Strobl (CDU), state interior minister of Baden-Württemberg told reporters that raids in “multiple objects” are ongoing. Federal interior minister Thomas De Mazière said that Linksunten is acting against the “constitutional order”.

The federal interior ministery motivated the ban saying that the purpose and activity of the Linksunten Indymedia website: “adverse criminal laws.” All Linksunten Indymedia logos are now also banned in Germany.

According to German daily Neues Deutschland, the website was offline for a short moment on Friday morning but later the site was online again. At 10:50am (CET) we checked again and the site was down again. However its expected that Linksunten could be online soon again. Linksunten.indymedia is organized decentrally and stored on different servers and De Mazière admitted that it won’t be possible to shutdown Linksunten today or in the coming days.Image result for linksunten.i

Linksunten exists in its current format since 2009 and published calls for actions and demonstrations, claims of groups who carried out actions, articles for debates, analysis and reports from and about many acions. The platform gave people a platform to post anonymously, beyond the control of state authorities.

The repressive action against Linksunten comes after many German politicians announced that the state will step-up the fight against what they call “left-extremism”. These announcements came after last months NoG20 protests in Hamburg. Linksunten Indymedia published many calls, reports and analysis before, during and after the No G20 protests.

The German state couldn’t silence the movement after bans on magazines like Radikal and they will probably fail again. The movement can’t be silenced. We are all Linksunten!

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Update 01:22pm (CET): At least one arrest in relation to the ban on Linksunten. According to the open newswire (so this news is still UNCONFIRMED, it wouldn’t be the first time that fascists use the open newswire to spread fakenews) at de.indymedia (which is not banned) the lawyer of Daniel Behrens said that his client was arrested at 11:00am today.


DANIEL BEHRENS LIBERTAD!   FREEDOM FOR DANIEL!    ..[linksunten-verbot] Freiheit für Daniel Behrens

Heute Vormittag wurde der Antifa-Aktivist und Funktionär der baden-württembergischen Linkspartei, Daniel Behrens, verhaftet.


Tomorrow morning Daniel will have to appear before court. The court will have to decide about the pre-trial arrest of Daniel.

Update 01:28pm (CET): Federal interior minister Thomas de Mazière told reporters that linksunten.indymedia.org is banned and the people behind it are considered to be members of a terrorist association.

Update 11:15pm (CET): In Karlsruhe, Germany there was also a spontaneous demo under the slogan “We are all #Linksunten” tonight.

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El gobierno alemán prohíbe #Linksunten #Indymedia


Publicado el 25 de agosto de 2017 por Enough is Enough!

El gobierno alemán prohibió el sitio web linksunten.indymedia.org hoy. Según los medios de comunicación alemanes la decisión fue dada a 3 presuntos “operadores” de la plataforma indymedia.

Este logo es ahora ilegal en alemania

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Innenministerium verbietet linksextremistische Internetplattform

Capturas de pantalla: Informe de que el Ministerio Federal de Interior alemán prohibió linksunten. Enviado a lo suficiente es suficiente …… foto NO ENCONTRADO

El Gobierno alemán prohíbe el Linksunten Indymedia

El gobierno alemán prohibió el sitio web linksunten.indymedia.org hoy. Según los medios de comunicación alemanes la decisión fue dada a 3 presuntos “operadores” de la plataforma indymedia. Ministerio federal alemán twitteó anunciando la prohibición de Linksunten Indymedia:

Los polis allanaron edificios, confiscaron computadoras pero hasta ahora los policías no hicieron arrestos. Thomas Strobl (CDU), ministro del Interior del estado de Baden-Württemberg, dijo a periodistas que las incursiones en “varios objetos” están en curso. El ministro del Interior, Thomas De Mazière, dijo que Linksunten está actuando en contra del “orden constitucional”.

El ministerio federal del interior motivó la prohibición diciendo que el propósito y la actividad del sitio web Linksunten Indymedia: “leyes penales adversas”. Todos los logotipos de Linksunten Indymedia también están prohibidos en Alemania.

Según el diario alemán Neues Deutschland, el sitio web estuvo fuera de línea por un corto momento el viernes por la mañana, pero más tarde el sitio estaba en línea de nuevo. A las 10:50 am (CET) volvimos a comprobar y el sitio estaba abajo otra vez.

Sin embargo su esperado que Linksunten podría estar en línea pronto otra vez. Linksunten.indymedia se organiza de forma descentralizada y se almacena en diferentes servidores y De Mazière admitió que no será posible cerrar Linksunten hoy o en los próximos días. Resultado de la búsqueda de linksunten.

Linksunten existe en su formato actual desde 2009 y publica convocatorias de acciones y demostraciones, reclamaciones de grupos que llevan a cabo acciones, artículos para debates, análisis e informes de y sobre muchos acions. La plataforma dio a la gente una plataforma para publicar de forma anónima, más allá del control de las autoridades estatales.

La acción represiva contra Linksunten se produce después de que muchos políticos alemanes anunciaron que el estado intensificará la lucha contra lo que llaman “extremismo de izquierda”.

Estos anuncios se produjeron después de los últimos meses NoG20 protestas en Hamburgo. Linksunten Indymedia publicó muchas llamadas, informes y análisis antes, durante y después de las protestas del No G20.

El estado alemán no pudo silenciar el movimiento tras prohibiciones en revistas como Radikal y probablemente volverán a fallar. El movimiento no puede ser silenciado. ¡Todos somos Linksunten!

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Actualización 01:22 pm (CET): Por lo menos un arresto en relación con la prohibición de Linksunten. De acuerdo con el newswire abierto (por lo que esta noticia es aún UNCONFIRMED, no sería la primera vez que los fascistas usan el newswire abierto para difundir fakenews) en de.indymedia (que no está prohibido) el abogado de Daniel Behrens dijo que su cliente Fue arrestado a las 11:00 am hoy.

¡DANIEL BEHRENS LIBERTAD! ¡LIBERTAD PARA DANIEL! .. [linksunten-verbot] Freiheit für Daniel Behrens

Von: Antifa Bi-Bi am: 25.08.2017 – 22:35

Heute Vormittag wurde der Antifa-Aktivist und Funktionär der baden-württembergischen Enlaces externos, Daniel Behrens, verhaftet.

Mañana por la mañana Daniel tendrá que comparecer ante la corte. El tribunal tendrá que decidir sobre el arresto previo al juicio de Daniel.

El ministro del Interior, Thomas de Mazière, dijo a los reporteros que los linksunten.indymedia.org están prohibidos y que la gente detrás de la misma es considerada como miembro de una asociación terrorista.
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Actualización 11:15 pm (CET): En Karlsruhe, Alemania también hubo una demostración espontánea bajo el lema “We are all #Linksunten” esta noche.

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German Government Shuts Down Indymedia: What It Means

Hamburg Black Bloc.. In Germany the black bloc is essential with large police resources dedicated to identifying and pursuing anyone who protests.

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The German government has shut down the German Indymedia site, the most widely used German-language platform for radical politics and organizing.

They have also conducted raids in Freiburg to seize computers and harass those they accuse of maintaining the site, absurdly justifying this on the grounds that the alleged administrators constitute an illegal organization for the sake of destroying the German Constitution.

This represents a massive escalation in state repression against what the authorities call “left-wing extremism,” disingenuously suggesting an equivalence between those who seek to build communities beyond the reach of state violence and Neo-Nazis organizing to carry out attacks and murders like the ones in Charlottesville last week.

Indymedia was founded in Germany in 2001 as de.indymedia.org; a second version appeared in 2008 as linksunten.indymedia.org. The latter was founded to focus on radical politics in southern Germany, but it soon became the most widely used webpage for German-speaking activists. As the original German Indymedia page became technically outdated and swamped by trolling, more and more people switched to linksunten.indymedia.org. In 2013, de.indymedia.org was almost shut down because there weren’t enough people involved.

In the last couple of years, more and more attention has accumulated around linksunten, which offers a space for people to post anonymously. For example, in 2011, a communiqué appearedon the platform claiming responsibility for politically motivated sabotage on the subway infrastructure in Berlin. The site was also used to release information about fascists and Neo-Nazis. In 2016, an article on linksunten presented the complete data of every participant at the convention of the far-right nationalist party Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, or AfD), a total of 3000 names. This further attracted hostile attention from far-right advocates of state repression.

Before the 2017 G20 summit took place in Hamburg, the corporate media was already focusing on linksunten, declaring it to be the coordination page of militant anti-G20 protestors. The AfD started a campaign against the platform, pushing inquiries about Indymedia in Federal parliament and trying to force local governments to ban the platform and other forms of radical infrastructure.

All this built up to the current situation in which the Minister of Internal Affairs Thomas de Maizière banned the site on August 25, immediately before the election. The state raided three places, including a social center, in Freiburg, making the whole city into a police state for this day. During the raids, they allegedly found some slingshots and sticks, which they are now using as further justification for their propaganda about terrorism.

In fact, Thomas de Maizière is carrying out the agenda of the German far right and fascists, as well as the repressive goals of AfD.

Of course, those who maintain the website have not themselves written anything that could offer legal grounds for this attack. Even corporate media platforms offer space for people to speak anonymously—for example, when members of the State Department speak to the press on the condition of anonymity.

The excuse that the state is using to justify this attack is to declare that those who maintain linksunten comprise an official organization aimed at destroying the German Constitution. This is a legal trick.

If it succeeds, it could easily be used against other platforms, magazines, and projects, so that everyone spreading radical literature and ideas and documenting activism and social movements will become targets for this kind of repression and state violence. 

That is the message they want to send, in order to bully the entire population into accepting that the current political order in Germany will persist until the end of time.

This heavy-handed approach shows how afraid the authorities are that radical ideas are spreading and becoming contagious following the successful demonstrations against the G20 summit in July. Thomas de Maizière made it clear enough in his press conference that this assault on Indymedia is a form of revenge for the embarrassment the state suffered during the summit.

This also shows how dishonest far-right and statist rhetoric is about free speech—in fact, these hypocrites only use that discourse to position themselves to suppress others’ speech.

The solution to fascist organizing is not to empower the state to control speech, but to mobilize the general population both against fascists and against the state infrastructure that the far right intends to take over.

In Germany and all around the world, we need radical theory and practice; we need spaces where people can communicate anonymously, so as not to be intimidated by the twin threats of state repression and grassroots fascist violence.

In order to understand social movements and struggles, so our sense of history is not swept away in a torrent of ephemera, we need databases that preserve accounts and communiqués.

As an author once put it, the struggle of humanity against authoritarian power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. To fight back against this authoritarian crackdown, it is now more important than ever to spread revolutionary material and ideas everywhere and to brainstorm alternative ways to communicate with each other and the general public in times of intensifying state censorship and control.

If they come for us tonight, you can be sure they will come for you in the morning.

The attack on Indymedia is part of a much larger offensive against radical infrastructures. In Hamburg, over 30 people have been in prison since the G20 in July—go here to support them. As for Indymedia, there will soon be support pages for it as well. We will post them here when they appear.


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