Matze Schmidt on Sat, 25 Aug 2007 23:50:26 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> nettime and kein

> this certainly implies a careful analysis of the circumstances that
> made it possible why apparently german prosecutors seem to be that
> much fascinated by the possibilities offered by search engines and
> tag clouds so that they assume collating some foreign buzzwords
> could provide enough evidence to arrest the author of a webpage
> published in 1998 and charge him with terrorism almost ten years
> later.

it reminds of an old fashion in the frg, the so called "berufsverbot"
(disqualification from profession), which was made possible under
social democratic chancellor willy brand in the early 1970s based on
the "radikalenerlass" (decree against radicalists). the andrej holm
case seems to be placed within this tradition and no hysteria at all
since the german capital and its officers are preparing for war(s) or
warlike actions outside and inside europe's leading state.

one could read the whole proceeding as a sign by the german government
for a "this is what we could do" even if it looks like a rehash and a
stupid nonstarter.


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