Pressespiegel / Press review Pressespiegel / Press review en [audio] What is terrorism? And who is terrorising whom? (24C3) <p> Anne Roth's presentation on the 24th Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, 27.12.2007. </p> <ul> <li> Part I: <a href="">Download as mp3 (24mb)</a> | <a href=""> Listen</a> </li> <li> Part II: <a href=""> Download as mp3 (26mb)</a> | <a href=""> Listen</a></li> </ul> <p> <a href=""></a> </p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Audio Fri, 28 Dec 2007 18:15:01 +0100 einstellung 796 at Punk-bands, Eastern German magazines and journalists caught in surveillance <p>Extreme cases of surveillance carried out against punk-bands, members of the &quot;Eastern German magazine&quot; 'telegraph' and other press representatives is raising the degree of uneasiness felt throughout the country. More and more details emerge in relation to the investigations into the authorities' conduct concerning the &quot;militante gruppe&quot; (mg) [militant group] and the suspects associated with it.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Tue, 20 Nov 2007 15:21:53 +0100 einstellung 636 at Punk-bands, Eastern German magazines and journalists caught in surveillance grid Extreme cases of surveillance carried out against punk-bands, members of the &quot;Eastern German magazine&quot; 'telegraph' and other press representatives is raising the degree of uneasiness felt throughout the country. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Article Mon, 19 Nov 2007 20:47:23 +0100 einstellung 643 at Repression in Germany: Editor of Venezuelan Book Incarcerated for Terrorism <p>The Venezuelan opposition is once again crying about the &quot;terrible repression&quot; the poor rich suffer from the &quot;Chavez regime.&quot; Strikingly, they never compare their situation to the pre-Bolivarian period, nor other Latin American countries, nor to the United States, nor to Europe. It's clear why: such a comparison would come out negatively for the opposition. The following is small example of the repression, which has occurred in Germany, a country often serving as &quot;model&quot; of modern bourgeois ideology.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Sat, 17 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +0100 einstellung 630 at German Court Says Professor Was Wrongly Arrested Under Terrorism Statute, but Retains Charges Against Him <p>Germany's highest court has overturned the arrest warrant of a Humboldt University academic who was detained for more than three weeks this past summer on suspicion of conspiracy with an alleged terrorist group accused of arson attacks against German military vehicles.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0100 einstellung 527 at German court frees terror suspect <p>A German federal court has overturned an arrest warrant for a Berlin-based university professor accused of links to a left-wing terrorist group.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Article Thu, 25 Oct 2007 12:51:52 +0200 einstellung 502 at Court Overturns Controversial Arrest of Sociology Professor Germany's Federal Court has overturned the arrest of a sociologist accused of being a member of an extreme left group. The professor's imprisonment had sparked protest by academics on both side of the Atlantic. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Article Thu, 25 Oct 2007 12:49:35 +0200 einstellung 501 at Neil Smith: Gentrification in Berlin and the Revanchist State <p> Neil Smith, author of the seminal book &quot;The urban frontier&quot; (1996) and countless articles on gentrification, spatial scales, globalization and state revanchism, came to Berlin in May and agreed to answer a few of our questions concerning gentrification in Berlin. </p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Interviews Sat, 20 Oct 2007 16:03:44 +0200 einstellung 524 at Stasi 2.0 This report was made at the recent demonstration in Berlin against increased surveillance, data retention and repressive anti-terror activity by the German state. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2007 14:58:27 +0200 einstellung 397 at Crime by association - Terrorist law used to criminalise critical research <p> Over the past years, political opposition and investigative journalism have come under attack by police and secret services in Germany. In line with a general erosion of civil liberties in Europe, exacerbated by the &quot;war on terror&quot; and egged on by shady secret service activities, investigative journalists have been spied on (see <em>Statewatch Bulletin</em> vol 16 no 1), G8 protesters have been criminalised (see <em>Statewatch Bulletin</em> vol 17 no 2), and most recently critical social scientists have been accused of membership of a terrorist organisation for being associated with social movements and using words such as ‘gentrification', ‘precarisation' and ‘Marxist-Leninist' in their publications; words that also appeared in letters by a group claiming responsibility for arson attacks against cars and buildings in and around Berlin since 2001. Next to the social scientists, one of whom was also arrested, three activists were arrested and accused of having attempted to set fire to military vans on an industrial terrain near Berlin. </p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Article Mon, 08 Oct 2007 15:26:24 +0200 einstellung 392 at Terror laws hit German left The past few months have seen a wave of repression unleashed in Germany. Houses, offices, social centres and bookshops have been raided by police and several people accused of ‘membership of a terrorist organisation’ – sometimes for as little as having written academic texts about ‘gentrification’. Frank Meyer reports from Hamburg. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Article Mon, 24 Sep 2007 21:09:27 +0200 einstellung 341 at Scientists find out: gentrification is bad for you Gentrification is bad for you. How bad? Just ask a group of German researchers who find themselves accused of belonging to a &quot;terrorist organization,&quot; largely because they published on the subject. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Article Fri, 07 Sep 2007 23:00:57 +0200 einstellung 293 at German GWOT Misfire The signs from Europe on the antiterrorism front look increasingly ominous, less because of any discernible upswing in terrorist activity than because of European governments' attempts to criminalize opposition. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Article Thu, 06 Sep 2007 11:37:24 +0200 einstellung 292 at Committing critically engaged social science in Germany - an act of terrorism? The past three weeks have been extremely worrying for Germany's intellectuals. Under § 129a of German penal law, a number of people, among them university-based social scientists, have been accused of membership in a terrorist association, several were arrested. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Article Thu, 30 Aug 2007 22:39:07 +0200 einstellung 265 at Berlin Struggles to Define 'Terror' IVORY TOWER ARSON ARREST - Who can be defined as a terrorist? It is a question Germany is wrestling with after a Berlin sociology professor was imprisoned for terrorism after allegedly helping leftists torch cars. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Mon, 27 Aug 2007 19:14:05 +0200 einstellung 229 at At Least We Don’t Jail Our Prophets Berkeley residents who get tired of being called NIMBYs and worse by the powers-that-be think they have problems. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Sun, 26 Aug 2007 17:07:46 +0200 einstellung 212 at Guilty by Association The Suspect - German academic Dr. Andrej Holm is the father of three children and lives in Berlin. He is a sociologist interested in the power relations of gentrification and urban renewal and is a critic of German government policies. He is also a suspected terrorist and under arrest in solitary confinement. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Thu, 23 Aug 2007 18:08:31 +0200 einstellung 169 at Protests grow vs. terror arrest of German A wave of protest is growing against the arrest by German authorities of an academic accused of belonging to a terror group opposed to urban gentrification. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Wed, 22 Aug 2007 22:24:06 +0200 einstellung 173 at Guantánamo in Germany In the name of the war on terror, our colleagues are being persecuted - for the crime of sociology. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Comments Tue, 21 Aug 2007 23:42:34 +0200 einstellung 115 at [audio] Professor's Research Results in Terrorism Charges Robert Siegel talks with Kate Connolly, Berlin correspondent for The Guardian newspaper. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Audio Tue, 21 Aug 2007 20:08:15 +0200 einstellung 136 at Protests over terror arrest of German academic Academics from around the world have protested to Germany's federal prosecutor about the arrest and detention of a Berlin sociologist who is accused of associating with a terrorist group - apparently on the basis of his academic work. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Tue, 21 Aug 2007 08:40:34 +0200 einstellung 116 at Academics Protest Germany's Arrest of Scholar Accused of Aiding Militant Group Dozens of academics have signed two open letters to Germany's federal prosecutor, protesting the arrest and detention of Andrej Holm, a sociologist at Berlin's Humboldt University who specializes in critical research on urban gentrification. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Mon, 20 Aug 2007 22:48:00 +0200 einstellung 113 at International Protest Over Berlin Sociologist's Arrest Academics from both sides of the Atlantic and beyond have protested against the arrest of Berlin sociologist Andrej H. The researcher has been in jail for two weeks on suspicion of membership in a terrorist group. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:20:23 +0200 einstellung 91 at »Any scholarship would be initially suspicious« An Interview with Sociologist Rainer Rilling on the Arrest of the Berlin Urban Sociologist Andrej H. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Article Thu, 09 Aug 2007 17:30:35 +0200 einstellung 17 at We are all 129a! Four German activists have been arrested on suspicion of being members or supporters of an alleged &quot;terrorist organisation&quot;. The German federal police suspect that &quot;militante gruppe&quot; (mg or &quot;militant group&quot;) was behind several arson attacks against police and army vehicles since the group surfaced in 2001. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Tue, 07 Aug 2007 17:24:03 +0200 einstellung 39 at Berlin: Manifestation in support of those arrested under 129a Different groups had called for a spontaneous 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”.<br /> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Sun, 05 Aug 2007 00:06:20 +0200 einstellung 80 at Demo in Fulda for those arrested under 129a This afternoon 400 people of the Attac summer academy marched into the city of Fulda to protest against the arrest of the Berlin sociologist Andrej H. and the accusations of terrorism against three other persons. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Sat, 04 Aug 2007 23:17:24 +0200 einstellung 74 at German authorities arrest 4 suspected leftist extremists in terror, arson case German authorities arrested four alleged leftist extremists on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization and attempting to set fire to army vehicles, federal prosecutors said Thursday. <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Artikel Thu, 02 Aug 2007 22:24:06 +0200 einstellung 172 at