Destroyed railway tracks. Arson attacks on the power supply of a metropolis. And politicians, the hospital will be ripe in a fight: The growing Assault from the extreme left-wing spectrum are poorly understood. A Arte documentary examines the Europe-wide networking of violence-prone Autonomous.
The theming of a "violence of the left" he will find the first surprise. After the dissolution of the RAF, the attention has shifted to the potential danger brown violence (NSU murders) and the Islamist terrorist. In his documentary Rainer Fromm, a political scientist and a specialist in extremism of all spectra looks at the worrying increase in left violence. This was, according to Klaus Schroeder, a researcher at FU Berlin, left-wing extremism, since the 90s, "a nearly three-eight Mature". 1200 acts of violence from the right would be in the year 2017, almost twice as many riots from the left.
A public outrage? Remains to a large extent. Although left-wing violence such as the military-grace-Sabotage of track every hit track. The Problem is that The targets of militant left are in the word according to the humanist: anti-fascism, anti-sexism, criticism of the globalization, on speculation gains, and fight for more social justice. Who would disagree with that? The scene, extremism expert Armin Pfahl-Traughber, "used legitimate positions in the political opinion and discourse as a pretext to legitimize violence".
Political message? Wrong!
A police video shows the extent of Autonomous Attacks: To see, how a civil servant in the use of the G-20 summit in Hamburg in 2017 of a paving stone at the head is struck and then breaks down. Be fuelled such Encroachments by the relevant slogans: "You are free in the Moment when the stone leaves your Hand until it hits the barrier." Political Message? . The act of Violence is considered as an emphatic act of inner liberation.
Fromm's documentary traces how the left-wing scene in Europe is networked with like-minded groups in Italy, France, the Basque country, but also in the Czech Republic and in Russia. The reason for this shoulder-to-shoulder with Autonomous the documentary also examines at the level of language. In the claim of responsibility for the attack on the Berlin mörsch bridge, to the left in 6500 house the lights keep going out, it says for example: "We Operate under a break with our small contribution to the smooth running of the metropolis. Because as long as everything works, goes on the unprecedented destruction of the ecological basis of life remain unchanged.“ Can such a language acrobatic jokers seriously be angry? With its unfussy Film that dispensed with polemics and rhetoric, raises Rainer Fromm a lot of questions. The answers are sometimes uncomfortable. Manfred RiepeMore about
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"violence of the left", Arte, Tuesday, may 22, at 55