30 04 2010

Back when I had much more politically motivated aspirations I wanted to get involved in the Chaostage in Hanover, they’d been around in the eighties and came made a revival around the time I was in college. I have always found it interesting how Germany’s external image as an enlightened state so contradicts its internal image, all the way back to the origins of the maoist RAF at the welcoming of the Shah of Iran and the murder of a student at a demonstration against him (their appearance is more complicated than that, but it was a catalyst). So here’s some Chaos Day footage from back in the day, I keep wondering if we’ll see this type and level of protest rise again, it’s pretty hardcore. Again both movements had a lot to do with opposing the Nazi presence in government or society.