Interview for the 7th issue of "Thing - Journal for theoretical practices"”

Could you briefly present your group, its activities and current goals as well as your development since the first days?

TOP: As the name of our group T.O.P. - Theorie.Organisation.Praxis -already shows, we are following three major goals:

Translation of the Interview with ...umsGanze! in Jungle World 5/12

Leftist groups from various European countries are planning a Europe-wide, anti-capitalist day of action on March 31st. The German »…ums Ganze!« network is part of the »M31« alliance that currently coordinates German and international protests. Jungle World asked for the motivations behind their call for action.

Shift Magazine - Issue 7 (Sept 09 - Jan 10)

In the UK, we hear a lot about a strong autonomous Antifa movement in Germany. Could you give us a bit of an idea how this has come about?

The autonomous Antifa is part of the radical left movement which developed following 1968. After the protests of the early 1970s had faded, the radical left seemed to be in a dead-end. A large part of the left occupied itself with the debate over the armed struggle of the RAF and other armed groups, as well as with their conditions of imprisonment. Another part organized in orthodox communist splinter groups. Although strong in numbers, by the early 1980s both approaches had lost contact to societal discourse and struggles.