- Anti-censorship activist faces four years of prison for peaceful protest
The "Aktionskomitee Nudistische Offensive" (Committee of Action - Nudistic Offensive), the "Sektion Sonne und Solidarität" (Section Sun and Solidarity) and the "Sektion Zensurama" (Section Censorship) and the Hamburg Section hereby declare:
On November 2nd 2009 the Ukrainian blogger, opposer of censorship and performance artist Alexandr Volodarsky was arrested for protesting nude in front of the house of parliament in Kiev against growing measures of censorship of the Eastern European country.
The department of public prosecution charges Volodarsky with violation of the public peace for his political motivated protest. For his peaceful protest he is now facing four years of imprisonment. During the first days in custody he is denied in his right to an attorney. After six weeks Volodarsky is released from custody on bail. On January 7th 2010 the court of law admits to violations and flaws during the investigation. Volodarsky appeals to the court and loses. The proceedings continue on April 7th.
Henrike Tiedemann from the committee of support, Hedonist International: "We are ashamed by the fact that peaceful protesters in the Ukraine are threatened with unspeakable penalties. There are efforts made by the Ukraine to join the European Union - by ignoring the duties of a constitutional democracy we see this possibility in a very distant future."
The Committee of Support requests from the people responsible in the Ukraine to withdraw the charges of violation of the public peace and to grant Alexandr Volodarsky a fair trail. Henrike Tiedemann, further: "We are planning protests against these violations of Human Rights. Peaceful protest - may it be nude or not - must be possible, being in accordance with the constitution of the Ukraine."
We are looking forward to present you Patric Schott´s Diadem-Show at the HedoBar in Berlin-Friedrichshain.
Three actors and one person from the audience present their improvised story to slides they don´t know.
- Niels Bovri (Belgium)
Save the Date:
Join us at the Schlossplatz for a protest action against the Stadtschloss on Saturday October 17 at 3pm.
- Because the Stadtschloss is unnecessary: We already have enough unused buildings in Berlin, so there's no need to build more. The institutions, museums and libraries that may eventually be housed in the Stadtschloss can easily be accommodated elsewhere in the city for much less money.
What should be build there instead?
Nothing! The Stadtschloss should remain how it currently is - a picturesque empty green space for the citizens of the city to enjoy.
What should be done with the money?
Lots can be done with half a billion euros: Berlin doesn't have a properly working S-Bahn system. Many of its citizens are unemployed due to the lack of sustainable industries here. There is an endless list of projects that could be funded with this money. We don't claim to advocate on behalf of any alternative project, but wish simply to say that spending money on an unnecessary castle in the middle of a financial crisis is a stupid idea.
Have a look at the website for more information:
The following call from the section B.U.M.S. was recently submitted to us:
The section B.U.M.S. will be supporting the first Berlin Night Raid Rave in front of the Berlin Org of Scientlogy with several mobile soundsystems.
On our way to the Org we will make a metro rave:
Sections of the Hedonist International support the Demonstration "Freedom not Fear" to protest against censorship, surveillance and police state. The demonstration takes place the 3rd time on September 12th and starts 3 p.m. at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Last year there have been about 50.000 people, it was the biggest protest for civil liberties since years.
All pictures: CC-BY, Feel free to use.
The Fuckparade - a demonstration for subcultural claims and rights - will be on the street again on August 22 this year. From a subcultural perspective, 2009 was dominated so far by an increasing awareness of how easily everybody's lifestyle can be negatively affected by a growing appetite of state institutions to control every aspect of life.Total surveillance, non-acceptance of alternative lifestyles via tightened budgets and higher living expenses, old fashioned 20th century regulations ignoring every change of modern communication and artistic expression (such as the GEMA) are just a few examples why subcultural people will once more join on the streets of Berlin to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Fuckparade.
The Berlin Section of the Hedonist International is part of the Berlin Mayday Alliance (http://maydayberlin.blogsport.de) and takes part in the Mayday Parade on the 1st of May.
The Berlin police is trying to undermine our right to demonstrate where we want and when we want:
Demonstration Rights suspended
The economic crisis is showing its effects: the State is virtually
Right now in Berlin the police won’t allow the MayDay parade to follow
With this decision comes the effective suspension of the basic
Legal avenues are being looked into, but we are relying on your support:
Here are some pictures and videos from the parade of saturday, march 21st:
Press reactions (in German)
Yeah, we have at least 4 trucks with music confirmed:
* Hedomobil - DJs: Por.no, Drama Nui
Demonstration / Streetparade against Nazis
Watch the Video from the Antifascist streetparade of March 2006:
Here is the call for action (sorry, only in German):
Aber die braune Scheiße scheint kein Ende zu nehmen.
Heute, 3 Jahre später, scheint es, als ob sich nicht viel geändert hat. Die Tendenz der rechten Gewalttaten in Berlin ist nach wie vor steigend, Friedrichshain bildet die traurige Spitze!
Die Eröffnung eines weiteren Naziladens direkt am Bersarinplatz ist nur die Spitze des Eisbergs. Wenn solche Läden aufmachen, heißt das, dass es Kundschaft gibt, dass die örtlichen Behörden nix dagegen haben, dass diejenigen, die sich wehren wollen, sich schon lange nicht mehr trauen.
Das können und wollen wir nicht länger hinnehmen! Wir wollen allen, die sich gegen die Faschisten engagieren Mut machen und Ihnen zeigen, dass sie nicht alleine sind. Wir wollen uns gegenseitig ermutigen, diesen rechten Schlägern keinen Raum in unsere Mitte zu überlassen. Denn wir sind viele, wir sind bunt und wir werden es nicht zulassen, dass Faschisten unser tolerantes Miteinander mit ihrer gewalttätigen, menschenverachtenden Ideologie zerstören.
Verkleidet euch, macht nen Wagen, Musik, Strassentheater, Tanzgruppen, Lesungen, Flötenkonzerte, irgendwas!
Achtet aufeinander, seid stark, haltet zusammen, los gehts! Seid kreativ, werdet aktiv, tut was!
Rechte Läden räumen- statt linke Häuser!
Die Kiezparade wird von folgenden Sektionen unterstützt:
Wenn Eure Sektion diese Aufruf auch unterstützen möchte, dann meldet Euch einfach.