Anti-Globalization

Peike

During the G20 summit in Hamburg, July 2017, political and economic leaders of the world gathered in order to plan the continuation of their wars, exploitation of people and animals, and the destruction of the environment. To revolt against this is necessary and gives hope. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hamburg to obstruct these festivities for the elite. The German state, in an attempt to criminalise a few individuals, has now rapidly changed the topic to bottles and fireworks which were thrown (or not) during the riots.

Genoa 10

On July 13th 2012, the Supreme Court of Cassation, the major court of last resort, upheld the conviction of ten Italian protesters, all sentenced to imprisonment for ‘devastation and looting’ during the 2001 G8 protests in Genoa. In particular, they were convicted of breaking shop windows, making barricades, and the alleged looting of a supermarket. The relevant Italian law, contained in the Rocco code, dates back to 1930: part of the penal code of Mussolini’s fascist regime, it has never been reformed since.

Marina Cugnaschi

More than 23 people were arrested by the Carabinieri of the ROS (Reparti Operativi Speciale -- a special-operations investigative corps of the Carabinieri, a body of military police that is equivalent to the National Guard) and the DIGOS police (Dipartimento Investigazioni Generali Operazioni Speciali; an investigative police corps connected with the Ministry of the Interior) during a series of 40 home raids on the night of December 4, 2002. Today, five of them are still under house arrest.

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