Photo gallery: Ende Gelände x Lützerath

On october 31st, 2021, nearly 4,000 climate activists gathered in Lützerath to protest the village’s planned destruction in order to expand an enormous coal mine. Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, Fridays for Future and local collectives like “Lützerath bleibt” (Lützerath stays) and Alle Dörfer Bleiben (All the villages stay) criticized the coal company RWE, largest polluter in Europe, and called for the preservation of Lützerath and of six other villages in northern Rhineland. In the wake of the demonstration, about 350 activists from the german-wide collective Ende Gelände escaped the police squads, swarmed the mine’s outskirts and held an improvised gathering on its edge.

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Revolutionary 1. May 2021 in Berlin: A Subjective Account

On the first of may 2021, more than 20,000 demonstrators gathered at Hermannplatz for the revolutionary demonstration at 17h. As such, it was the largest 1. May demonstration in Berlin, ever. Its success was owed to its intersectional perspective: uniting migrants, Persons of Color (PoC), and Flinta* with the more traditional leftist “scene”, it attracted […]

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Photo Gallery: Escalation after police evacuation of the Gleisdreieck park, Berlin

March 31st, 2021. Rising temperatures and sunny weather brought thousands of Berliners to the public parks. At sunset, hundred police officers evacuated the Gleidreieck park (Schöneberg-Kreuzberg) because people were “not respecting the sanitary rules of distancing and face masks”. Mainly young citizens of color were controlled, so that the situation escalated. Fleeing from police, some […]

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“Reichsbürger”, the police, and the antifa: March 20th in Berlin

Photo gallery: Dozens of Neo-Nazi groups called “Reichsbürger” (literally, “citizens of the Reich”) organized a protest in Berlin parallel to the one in Cassel which made the headlines on March 20th, 2021. In Berlin, only 100-200 right-wing extremists assembled around the Brandenburg Gate and in the Tiergarten, against 1,800 police forces and 300 antifascists. The […]

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International Prisonner’s Day: Solidarity with Pablo Hasél and the Catalunian Prisoners

“Something stinks within the Spanish State“- with the emprisonment of two rappers and a dozen of politicians, activists and demonstrators, Catalunia has recently experienced a massive crackdown by the spanish State. In Berlin, a hundred demonstrators rallied in front of the Cervantes Institute on March 18 to claim solidarity with Catalunian, Spanish and Basque prisoners […]

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International Womxn’s Day 2021 (Berlin)

On March 8, 2021, thousands of women* and allies took Berlin’s streets to protest against patriarchy, capitalism, and racism. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, a strong focus was given to the recognition of care-work. At 11:00, a rally was organized by feminists and care workers to highlight their common struggle.

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Photo-essay: Énergie Saguenay and the “greenest LNG on earth”

4 weeks, 40+ interviews, 6,000+ photographs: independent journalist Marine Caleb and myself investigated the “Énergie Saguenay” industrial project in Québec (Canada) in September 2019. Natural gas extracted through fracking in the Alberta province is brought to Montreal via the TC Energy Pipeline. Somewhere along the way, in Ramore (Ontario), a new pipeline could be connected […]

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Récit: Gilets Jaunes, Acte III

Paris, 8 décembre 2018. 10 000 manifestants font face à 10 000 policiers bien équipés. Des cortèges souvent paisibles se retrouvent bloqués, nassés et chargés par les forces de l’ordre, qui les font zigzaguer à travers la capitale. 11h- Les Grands Boulevards Alors que le cortège s’avance (paisiblement) avec des revendications diverses de la gare […]

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