The speach of Liebig34, held on international demonstration 30/10/2020:
We need revenge for Liebig34!
We fought. For years we have fought for this house.
The Liebig34 was our life, our refuge, a dangerous island of utopia. Our home.
Now it stands empty, our beautiful house, looks naked, looks sad.
We have given everything. We worked until the last minute to prevent this eviction.
Outside, people have risked so much to resist and attack even in this highly militarized zone.
Yes, many things could have been different, many things could have been better organized and yet, in the end, the success of this struggle is not measured by this eviction!
The Liebig was and is a symbol of anarchism and feminism. It is a symbol of feminism that shits on the aid of the state and screams loudly in its spiteful face.
We are queer and irreconcilable and stand for a feminism that does not make itself comfortable in neoliberal hipster Berlin and does not let itself be printed on glossy magazines.
The Liebig is a place where domination is questioned, where gender coercion is broken up, where people are not judged by their job or financial status.
It is a place of practical solidarity, where people found a room when they did not know where to go. Where people helped each other when things got tight.
With the eviction of Liebig34 the repressive apparatus tries to break us and intimidate us.
Your huge police force should make us feel that we are a problem again.
But we are not the problem!
We, who are fighting for self-determination and from below to shape our lives and our places.
We, who try to live our everyday life collectively, away from sexist violence and patriarchal bullshit! Even if they have heavy equipment and storm us with weapons.
We are many! We will be stronger.
Because we have so many things they don’t have and never dare to dream about.
We have utopias for which we fight. friends and allies we stand up for.
We have a backbone and a heart.
We know what it is like to look out for each other and to fight together.
We have lived collective moments and moments where we have smelled the scent of freedom.
No, they will not take away what drives us.
As anarchists, as feminists, as queers and as antifascists, we are in enmity with this capitalist state and its organs of repression.
Therefore we never demand solutions from above, but approaches from below!
We demand thousands of such places like Liebig34.
Places where we can be far away from consumerism, where we can try out a society free from exploitation and oppression.
The city of the rich is reaching out, creeping into every corner of our streets.
But in these corners lurks also our resistance, in ambush and unnoticed, but also loud and merciless.
Between the chic new buildings lies an utopia, squeezed between concrete.
But it is still there. Under the asphalt is still the beach.
We also see the powerlessness and the disgusting feeling of having suffered a defeat.
But it is not defeat in the long run. In this city there are so many people who don’t want to do this shit, who curse capitalism, who hate the cops with all their heart. In this city the situation is coming to a head and various struggles with which we are in solidarity are coming to a point that must lead to confrontation with the state and patriarchy. Renters protests, migrantifa-organizations, mutual help in times of corona-restrictions, worldwide feminist protests with thousands of FLINTA’s – we see you and stand with you. We should get out of the bubble, get into conversation, connect our anger, let our dreams melt together.
We take back the streets.
We take the neighborhoods that are more to us than just chic cafés and places of consumption.
We need more anger.
We need revenge for Liebig34.
Liebig34 lives! Liebig34 fights!
Wir haben uns in den letzte Monaten zusammengesetzt und eine Dokumentation feministischer militanter Aktionen in der BRD in den Jahren 2019 und 2020 erarbeitet.
Für Liebhaber*innen gedruckter Veröffentlichungen liegen mancherorts schon Exemplare der Broschüre aus.
Broschüre: FEMINIST ACTION CHRONIK
Broschure: Feministische Gegengewalt
Hugs and Kisses for Liebig34
Liebig34 is one of the threatened projects in the city of Berlin. After the expiring of the rental contract in 2018 and the refusal of Gijora Padovicz – one of the largest individual landlords in the city- to renew it, the people of Liebig34 decided to stay in the house without a contract. Since then a multifaceted struggle has developed, aiming to postpone and prevent the eviction of the house, and has become symbolic in the radical movement’s struggle against gentrification, an issue rapidly increasing in the city in the past decades.
Liebig34 – Raided. Radical. Motivated.
Saturday 20.07.2019 Friedrichshainer Nordkiez:
This morning, the cops of the LKA 5.21 unit under the command of Kranich raided Liebig34. Unusual was the Saturday, unusual the mix of units from different departments. New were a few civil cop faces, not new: the repression.
The reason for this raid was probably stones thrown from the house during the last few weeks. After the cops collected stones from the Dorfplatz around 2:30 this morning, they obtained a court order and search warrant to search part of our house and returned around 6:30 a.m.
The Fight for Liebig34 Goes Further
Padovicz wants to snitch away the house, while the politicians are trying to keep our mouths shut. Both parties are awaiting a final court decision. We do not let any cis-men decide about the future of our anarcha-queer-feminist project, cause simply no one should decide about us, but ourselves.
Lateley, the presence of cops in our neighbourhood increased massively. Helicopters are flying daily and nightly over our roofs. Multiple police vans drive through our streets and ID-controls become part of everyday normality.