Bas van Heur on Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:28:20 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> arrest of Andrej Holm - sign petitions

hi everyone,

for some reason the news of the arrest of Andrej Holm - a researcher at 
the Humboldt University in Berlin who does work on gentrification and 
the housing market in Berlin - has not reached this mailing list yet. He 
has been arrested under par. 129a of the German criminal code law. This 
enables the state to put those in jail - for an extended period - 
without a clear proof of crime, merely on the basis of suspicions that 
the person belongs to a terrrorist organization. In the current case, it 
leads to people - in particular from leftist scenes - having their house 
searched, because in their writings they refer to such 'problematic' 
words as gentrification or precarization.

Please take some time to sign the following petitions:

- The letter from Hartmut Häussermann's et al. 
<> (German only).

- The INURA-letter <>



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