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(en) Germany, Autonomous Centre KÖPI* in Berlin in acut danger !!!

Date Wed, 09 May 2007 10:32:46 +0300

Maybe some of you know the köpi. it's a autonomous centre in berlin. the largest one resisting self-organised since the beginning of the nineties, providing diverse social resources and cultural possibilities to the public, being recognised transnationally. these structures have been made up and looked after in year long solidary efforts and fights, and are in its existence close connected to the rooms and space in the köpenicker street 137/- 9 in berlin. in the last days, we had to come to know with deep incomprehension and anger that the ground in the köpi 137 and the neighbouring trolley place are going to be snatched from its current use. only very short-termed became information publicly, that the "commerzbank" (main debtee of the bankrupt owner since '95) has applied for the forced sale at the "municipal court mitte" at the 8th of may 2007 (8 a.m., littenstr. 12- 17).

about this plan, there was no attempt to come to a dialogue with the
occupants and friends of the köpi. this reveals the unsocial logic of profit
of the finance company and the absence of consciousness and tolerance of the
established political circle for the importance of these space for us.

this is not new but part of systematic suppression and destruction of
alternative projects and life here and everywhere by the globally escalating
commercialisation. in the urban plannings, upvaluation for
rates-of-return-oriented investments is getting more appreciation than the
social benefit of acceptance of open and self-organised projects and of
cultural diversity that needs to be placed in a modern society.

speculations around the puffed up "MediaSpree"- investment area is the main
cause of the actual threat to the köpi.

we demand willingness to cooperation for the continuity of the köpi and
advise against distorting the public discussion one-sided to the form of
resistance against the sale.
we ask all people to challenge the moral validity of the sale beside of
gentrified property claims and to not leave out there the proportion of the
commerce to our alternative in the society.
we claim the ending of the sale proceeding and the stable acceptance of the
self-administration of the köpi137.

there are 2 important dates in the next 10 days:

5.5. saturday, 3 p.m., manifestation at the breitscheidplatz (metro -
kurfürstendamm resp. zoologischer garten)

8.5., tuesday, 7 a.m., forced sale at the court, littenstreet 12- 17 (metro
- klosterstr. or jannowitzbrücke)

keep in touch and look for further announcements.

they will take us separately!____________________________
UPDATE 08.05.2007

so far so bad.

köpi has been sold today.
835.000,- fucking ois

it is not clear who was clawing it, because the abbrevations have not been
clearly identified.

in the moment there is a spontane demonstration going on.
massive pigs all around.
allready several arrest takings.

the nights may become hot.

madhouse berlin

UPDATE 08.05.2007 16.30 H

Police assaults at the Heinrichplatz, Berlin - Kreuzberg. About 10 people arrested, at least one Person heavyly wounded and in hospital.
After the end of the authorized Demonstration against the sale of the autonous house project KÖPI in Berlin, Police attacked massivly the demonstrants at the Heinrichplatz in Berlin - kreuzberg.

Without any obvious reason the police attacked the Demo and tried to pick out Persons. This firstly was avoidable through a spontanous Solidarity and forming of chains. Uponn this the Police reacted with a brutal attack with batons, lashing about random people.
The demonstrants closed up densely to a chain around the banner flag to protect themsleves from the attacks. Around them the Police was filming and formed up again and again. Attacks have been to expect all the time, what made the call of the police to disband the demo absurde, cause as soon the chain would be disbanded, it would have been a provocation to the police to attack again, as well the Demo has already stopped before and basically the people who were there just searched protection with amongest each others.
Always again the "grabbing-troops" of the cops went inside the chain to pick our single persons and took them away.

At the margin of this the cops stormed the Café " Rote Harfe " and violated the guests and the staff brutaly. After the owner of the Café at the beginning denied access to the café for the cops, the stormed it with force and started again to beat randomly around. 5 people arrested, one person got so heavyly beaten up that he had to be taken, badly injured, to the hospital.

Who is evidence of this action, please write down a protocoll of memory and get in touch with the EA,so that we can commence legal acts against the police brutality. All in all there have been 10 arrests, some of them havebeen already released.

Today evening are planned spontanous actions, get active - this night is our night !!!

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