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Comrades, friends, family members!

We‘ve got great news for you: Although the last year has been quiet without question, we are delighted to tell you, that the fire is still burning and the flames will go as high as you‘ve been used to in the past in the very near future! Yes: Within the next weeks we‘ll be back with a highly motivated new collective, a brandnew website and online-shop, a well restocked headquarter and of course the good old spirit of rebellion, revolt and resistance against the fuckin‘ system.

So watch out for more upcoming updates and check back constantly!

A Flaming Star Burns Out / New Fire and Flames Site Coming Soon! / Discount Action / Various

As usual, for those with short attention spans, the summary below:

1* A Flaming Star Burns Out: Flaming Star Goettingen Closing 12.11
2*New Fire and Flames Website Coming in the Next Few Weeks / Huge Discount Action
3* Off Topic: Antifa Kalender, Fire and Flames News, New Stores in Hamburg and Geneva


All good things must come to an end…or at least this one must.

Sadly, we have to inform you of the closing of our most favorite shop…Flaming Star in Goettingen. We were proud to be a part of this collective project, and of our role in helping to give it shape, form, content, and style. We are also extremely thankful to the group of people who either as part of the collective structure or just by showing up to hang out, helped carry it for these 18 months and fill it with life. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons the challenge of holding a physical space of that size in the middle of Goettingens inner city, was too much, and as of November 12th the store will be closing.

Unfortunate as that may be, for those of you around Goettingen, it does present an opportunity to pick up things you might be interested in from all the labels the store carried at very discounted prices. You have until November 11th.

If you never had a chance to visit the place, this is what you missed:


To temper the bad news, some good…after what feels like decades of work and suffering (and over the next few weeks will only be getting much worse before it gets better)… THE NEW FIRE AND FLAMES WEBSITE IS ALMOST READY, and should be online before the end of the month.
We will let the page speak for itself when you see it, but trust us, it is VERY different and improved, and thats all we will say about that for now.

But, since it is a huge amount of work to move everything over, we are selling a lot of items which we will not be re-stocking, or where the label has shut down (RIP Uptight Barcelona), of which there are only a few left, etc. so as to minimize how much we have to enter into the new page. This means big discounts on…

-All Catarrhini shirts.
-Most Uptight 65 shirts.
-Quite a few Fire and Flames designs.
-Obrint Pas shirts and some Partisano designs.

To see the discounts, just click here and select „Search By: Brands“ and „Raeumungsverkauf / Sale“ category.


-Yes, the new Antifa Kalender / agenda has arrived.

-Yes, there will finally be a new Fire and Flames Spring collection this coming year…we are already working on giving over 10 concepts form.

-Yes, there will be a „Hate the State Volume 3″ next year.

-Yes, we do realize that next year will mark 10 years of Fire and Flames, and yes, we do plan to hopefully celebrate it with an outrageous 10 Years of Fire and Flames festival.

-Sad as the loss of Flaming Star might be, if you are in Hamburg we suggest the recently opened „Black Ferry“, and in Geneva as of the 10th of November, „La Brick“. Both of these you can find on Facebook, and both of these well stocked with Fire and Flames. Black Ferry we have already introduced you to, here are some first images of La Brick in Geneva…

Bones and Metal, The Collected Works

After my most recent surgery, I feel the need to share the collected works. The Doctors were obviously worried that I might be getting bored of the routine, so this time they decided to present me with something new. Enjoy further below.

For the record, after a lifetime of family and friends warning me of the dangers of radical politics, all my injuries are from playing futbol or ice hockey.

The one and only original masterpiece, right ankle, 2009…

The middle child, right foot, 2010…

The most recent addition, right hand, 2012. Yes, those are large screws coming out of my finger. My first thoughts when I saw it were „oh my fucking god, what have they done to me…Im in „Saw“" but Doctors call it a „dynamic external fixator.“

Surgery, Chapter 8

Just a quick personal note, for those of you who have not been following the plot from the beginning, this blog was started after the Great Ankle Destruction of 2009.

Having almost completed a spectacular recovery (I again play ice hockey and futbol regularly, as well as running 10k several times weekly), in 2010 I broke myself again (this time during futbol, not hockey).

Well, apparently „no hay dos sin tres,“ and you can never have enough screws in your body, so tomorrow, having broken myself again a few weeks ago (this time bones in my hand) I will be going in for surgery number 8.

Unpleasant doesnt begin to describe it, and this time I get to be awake for it.

Assorted Nr. 33: Banner Riddles, Hardcore is More than Music, Greek Elections, a Mining Town Resists, Roter Buchladen Soli, etc…

*You win some you lose some…Is what comes to mind when seeing this picture of some ARAB banners at a recent demonstration…

On the one hand, definite demo style and content points for
a. the fabric of the upper banner
b. the old school but not for that any less accurate slogan reading „In the Belly of the Beast“ (or in German, the heart, but same idea)
c. the graphic they used, of which we are clearly also fans…

On the other hand, somebody needs to please, please explain to us what on Earth „Anti-capitalista Real Ya“ is supposed to mean, because as a native Spanish speaker…I dont have the slightest idea. :-)

*As an anarchist, I find myself surprisingly obsessed with the Greek elections. In all honesty…I even stayed up all night following the vote tally being updated during last months elections. As far as the coming elections, so many questions…

Will SYRIZA really win the elections? If so, is this good or bad? Will they be able to form a government? Will SYRIZA move sharply to the right and simply become a renewed PASOK? Will the KKE continue its sectarian position and refuse to even meet with SYRIZA to discuss possible coalition prospects? What would a SYRIZA/KKE government look like? Is this something we want to see? Will Golden Dawns increased post election campaign of anti-immigrant terror (the latest example…) lead to their percentage of the vote significantly shrinking? Are they really so thuggish and stupid that they couldnt control themselves, or was this calculated strategy to show themselves as a real fighting force separate from the „political class“?

Questions upon questions…

*Speaking of crisis, in the Spanish state, a minin town and its youth resist the effects of the crisis:

*More than a few of you were not fast enough to order the „Hardcore is More than Music“ DVDs from the Czech Antifas before they sold out. Here is the full video on the web….

*Finally, this weekend, you can find us at the Stockholm anarchist bookfair!

Should this be a little too far North for you, Goettingen offers the Antifee festival this weekend, with the particular highlight of the Roter Buchladen soliparty…

„Der seit 1972 bestehende Rote Buchladen, von einem unabhängigen Kollektiv betrieben, ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Göttinger linken
Szene. Lange Jahre in der Roten Straße ansässig, befindet er sich mittlerweile am Nikolaikirchhof und lädt zum Stöbern in einem kleinen, aber feinen Sortiment linker Literatur, Belletristik, Sachbüchern, etc. ein. Außerdem bietet der Rote Buchladen die Werke der „Büchergilde Gutenberg“ an und kann alles – vom Lehrbuch bis zum Comic – meist in 24h bestellen.

Neben dem Offensichtlichen, nämlich dem Verkauf von Büchern, bietet der Rote Buchladen vielen Gruppen Postfächer und ermöglicht es dadurch anonym politischer Arbeit nachzugehen und so das Risiko von Repression zu verringern. Durch merkwürdige Gesetzgebung unverschuldet in eine finanzielle Schieflage geraten, benötigt der Rote Buchladen Unterstützung in Form von Geld. Wenn wir in Zukunft nicht nur die Wahl zwischen Buchhandlungskonzernen und Internetversand haben und einen wichtigen Teil linker Strukturen in Göttingen unterstützen wollen, muss jetzt gehandelt werden. Es gilt einer der wichtigsten Institutionen linker Politik in Göttingen unter die Arme zu greifen! Deswegen heißt es:

Solidarisch feiern! Linke Strukturen unterstützen und erhalten!

Daher laden wir euch ein, am Samstag den 16.06., nach einer wundervollen Zeit auf dem Antifee, mit uns gemeinsam im Stilbrvch für einen guten Zweck zu feiern!

Musikalisch wird das ganze begleitet von Maria Terror (BREAKBEAT UNIVERSE), Djane Tralala und anderen.

Special bis 1 Uhr: Bring 5 Deutschlandfahnen zur Theke und erhalte ein Getränk (außer Cocktail) gratis!

Unterstützt von:
Antifaschistische Linke International – FEMKO – Gruppe Gegenstrom – Grüne Hochschulgruppe – Grüne Jugend Göttingen – Jugend Antifa Göttingen – Rote Hilfe Ortsgruppe Göttingen – Schöner Leben Göttingen – YXK“

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