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Zomia the alternative caravan site in Hamburg!

In Hamburg there are at the moment six alternative caravan sites. While those in Altona, Eimsbüttel and Barmbek-North are enjoying broad public and legal acceptance, “Zomia” based in an industrial area in Wilhelmsburg has serious trouble and is facing conviction. Though there are no other plans with the plot of land where the site is located, the squatters are about to be chased away by riot police and city council anytime. All this is happening in the days of the 9th anniversary of the conviction of legendary caravan site “Bambule” in St. Pauli. This conviction on November 4th 2002 caused many protest rallies and riots, most of them taking place after home matches of FC St. Pauli.
The existence of the other alternative caravan sites is proving that the problem is not a legal one. The problem can be named: Head of central city council “Sheriff” Markus Schreiber, famous for his antisocial politics. Hardliner Schreiber has been running a private war against alternative concepts and ideas of living, homeless and poor people, and last but not least alternative caravan sites. This autumn he became even more famous and hated by setting up a fence under a St. Pauli bridge. The bridge has been sheltering homeless people for decades until Sheriff Schreiber decided to get rid of them. After broad public excitement and protest and after even his own party and brothers-in-crime stopped backing him, the fence was removed after a short period of time. … Continue Reading

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Donations account for antifascists arrested in Warsaw

On Friday, November 11th, during the protests against a demonstration of fascists in Warsaw, several antifascists from Berlin were arrested by the police. To cover the expenses and for forther support, a donations account was opened:

Name: Netzwerk Selbsthilfe e.V.
Reason for transfer: Warschau
Account number: 740 388 7018
Bank code: 100 900 00
Bank: Berliner Volksbank

See also: http://ea-berlin.net/

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Hans Frankenthal Award 2011

On Thursday, October 20th, the Stiftung Auschwitz-Komitee (loosely translated: Auschwitz-Comittee Foundation) celebrated the annual Hans Frankenthal Award. Amongst two other laureates (Wolfram P. Kastner, „Antifaschistische Erholungs- und Begegnungsstätte Heideruh e.V.“), Ultrà Sankt Pauli was awarded for contributions to the Alerta Network. In addition to trophy money, we also received a bunch of flowers, which we laid down at the grave of the communist resistance fighter Fritz Bringmann the next day.

We want to thank the Auschwitz-Comittee Foundation cordially for the appreciation of our work!

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