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Hamburg: Precarious Superheroes in Court?

06-10-2008 20:19

precarious superheroes

In April 2006, about 30 precarious superheroes took delicatessen from a gourmet supermarket in the German City of Hamburg and distributed them to people who could use them. They also left an invitation for the upcoming EuroMayDay Parade.

The action worked not only as a circulation of luxury goods, but also as a media stunt. The police didn't like it at all and tried to catch the superheroes with lots of vans and a helicopter – in vain [report en]. Some hints as to why the state might think that these superheroes are so dangerous can be found here.

After a house search, the cops thought they had found one of the activists who participated in the action and convicted her in court, based on a perceived similarity between her and a photo of one of the masked superheroes. She appealed, and this Wednesday, she will be in court again. This time, the prosecution based the accusation on the fact that they found documents on her laptop dealing with “precarization”. If this is enough for criminalisation, the main service trade union in Germany must be regarded as criminal, as well as lots of academics and researchers who have been working on the issue of precarity for more than a decade. Let alone Euromayday groups in more than 20 european countries.

Read on for the press release of Euromayday Hamburg, who are supporting the activist in court:

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May Day Party Arrests Total Lack Of Solidarity

02-05-2007 10:42

1 person arrested, and 2 people where fined £80 for calling the police 'Bastards'. the lack of solidarity with those arrested, or detained by the police was sickening, with only one attempt at a 'de-arrest' and only by two people. most of the organizers took the side of the police, trying to force the crowed to give up our mates to the cops.
Those who act with the police, are the police!

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Mayday as marketing

30-04-2007 14:30

There's something very wrong with the state of anti-capitalism when Topshop starts planting news stories about the WOMBLES to help market celebrity branded sweatshop produce...

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London Mayday 07' - Join the Autonomous Workers Bloc!

19-04-2007 12:50


// Join the Autonomous Workers Block

// 12pm Clerkenwell Green behind the red and black flags

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Palestine, Lebanon: Zionism-Assassin, Imperialism- Accomplice!

03-08-2006 01:48

The Israeli attack in progress in Lebanon received, according to the expression even of the international press, the "green light" of the United States and the "tacit agreement" of the other great imperialists States, beginning with France (in spite of the declarations of "amity" with Lebanon!).

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Guillain Barre syndrome

15-07-2006 07:02

Guillain Barre syndrome mimicking cerebral death: In the matter of the Arlene Berry Case - for the attention of Ontario's Chief Coroner. Pay attention asshole...

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Bastard Brood of Che: #7: May Day 2006 Celebration

06-05-2006 17:59

As part of the May Day festivities, Moshe changes his name to reflect his new revolutionary identity.

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Bastard Brood of Che: #7: May Day 2006 Celebration

06-05-2006 02:13

As part of the May Day festivities, Moshe changes his name to reflect his new revolutionary identity.

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Terrorist Arrested At Mayday Police Victory Party

05-05-2006 17:05

Following on from Indymedia's coverage of MayDay 2006, - see - here is a picture from the Police MayDay Victory Party with additional caption...

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Space Hijackers - Police Party

04-05-2006 21:17

Wpc's standing to attention
In a year when the only anarchist event on mayday became part of the trade union march,
we decided, if you can't beat them, join them.

Advertising a Mayday Police Victory street party we invited the police to join us dancing in the streets of London, infact we invited the police to become a little anarchist.