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More Colours, Presents, Noize, Shirts, Paper & Solidarity !

STORE UPDATES: We restocked our cans selection and now got a lot of freaky colours of the Montana Black 400ml and for the pockets the Montana Black 50ml. Paint the world – spread the word – R.I.P. OZ! Again, the music section had been restocked, we also now have Fire and Flames gift certificates and the Sun, Sea, Socialism T-Shirt in bordeaux colours is back in all sizes. Additionally we listed a T-Shirt of the solidarity organization Rote Hilfe, all benefits will straight go to there. And brandnew just in this moment the fall number 104 of the essential Antifa Info Blatt and even the Antifa Kalender 2015 arrived. So there’s really no reason to wait any longer with your order !!

International Womens Day…

…was yesterday, we know. Tomorrow however, is a demonstration in Goettingen under the slogan „It hits you like a boomerang – Gegen alltäglichen Sexismus.“

In case anybody should happen to be unclear about the urgency and actuality of the struggle against patriarchy, I invite them to have a bit of a look at the current debate in the USA regarding womens health issues, such as the right to have contraceptive care covered by insurance companies (see please second clip). If you want to hear something incredible, and I do mean incredible in the worst possible sense of the word, please, PLEASE watch the clip below. „Horrortainment“ is clearly the only possible description. Please notice the comment about women being „raped too much.“ Apparently, this person is of the opinion that there is an appropriate quantity of rape…it just shouldnt get out of hand…

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Rush Limbaugh accusing a Woman arguing for contraceptive care to be covered by insurance a prostitute…

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No comment. Anyways, speaking of Goettingen and demonstrations, please mark your calendars for…


Demonstration zum Tag der Politischen Gefangenen
Samstag, 17.März | 14 Uhr | Gänseliesel / Markt (Göttingen)

Göttingen, Demonstration on 22.01 – Our Solidarity Against Their Repression!

Both the „coalition“ text and the text from the Antifaschistische Linke International are now available in English, which is good for the (many) non-German speaking readers of this blog. For those of you who have still not made the connection, this case is not only politically of great importance, it also hits the Fire and Flames world very, very close to home. Speaking of „home“…

You can read the coalition call for the demonstration on January 22nd, and see the ever growing list of supporters, here.

The following is the call of the Antifaschistische Linke International for the demonstration:

On January 27th of 2010, police raided an autonomous collective home in the Rote Strasse in the city of Goettingen. This came following a small explosion in the kitchen of the “Landkreisamt” (a government office housing, among others, the offices of those who handle deportations and other immigration issues). Three days later, during a “Solidarity Demonstration Against State Repression”a young person was arrested on suspicion of having thrown a firecracker from within the demonstration. In his trial there has as of yet been no verdict, but this is of no concern to the prosecution- the person should be forced to give a DNA sample, because from him “further serious crimes” are to be expected. Should he not appear to give his DNA voluntarily, “coercive measures” will be effected upon him in order to obtain it.

(EDIT 09.01: The accused activist chose not to appear at his “date” with the Police on the 5th of January. Since 07.01 he is officially “wanted” by the German police.)

The investment of so much time and energy on behalf of Göttingens police and state prosecutor, and the co-operation of the judiciary begs the question…
Do they feel the fear?

Does the cop from Berlin see the images from Athens of thousands militantly confronting their Greek colleagues, and feel a cold chill down his spine?

Does a judge in Stuttgart read about the bomb which destroyed a courthouse in Athens, and worry because even in Europe more and more anti-state fighters show that they can strike anytime, anywhere?

Do petty city functionaries and university bureaucrats in dozens of nameless and forgettable German towns see the images of London, where masses of students filled the streets with rage and anger, and think twice about their choices?

Do union bureaucrats and other managers of social peace remember that in France, only a couple of months ago, tens of thousands of rank and file members defied their authority and chose the path of direct action and self-organization to confront the state and bosses?

Do politicians and warmongers think of Rome, and the thousands upon thousands who turned the city into a cauldron of unrest on December 14th, delivering a clear message of rejection for and rupture with this existence, and ponder what surprises the future may also hold for them?

Do they know, as we do, that even in the driest and most adverse of conditions, it still only takes a spark to start a prairie fire?

Read the complete call…

Finally, two items wed like to draw your attention to:

-Solidarity is also sadly a financial matter, and for this reason the Rote Hilfe has set up a fundraising account:

Rote Hilfe Göttingen
Sparkasse Göttingen (BLZ 260 500 01)
Konto-Nr. 135020
Zweck „DNA“

Finally, for those of you in or around Braunschweig, the Antifa Cafe Braunschweig is organizing a collective trip to the demonstration.

Rote Hilfe Soli/Benefit Double CD!

Its taken a while, but finally it has arrived! This benefit sampler for the „Rote Hilfe,“ produced by Fire and Flames Music and Jump Up, reads like a whos who of political music. Two CDs, and 40 songs from artists such as Microphone Mafia, Irie Revoltes, Kettcar, Rogue Steady Orchestra, Brigada Flores Magon, Juri Gagarin, Kapelle Vorwärts, Brixton Cats, Kurzer Prozess, Keny Arkana, The Movement, Esther Bejarano, Ernst Busch, Turbostaat, Jeunesse Apatride, Goldenenen Zitronen, Bernadette La Hengst, Lukas Sherfey, Alec Empire, Saalschutz, ZSK, Mono and Nikitaman, Fermin Muguruza, Chaoze One/Lotta C, Obrint Pas, Chumbawamba, and more!

The booklet contains a detailed history of the „Rote Hilfe,“ as well as lyrics to all the songs.

The „Gift Giving Season Update“ New Stuff in Catalogue and PLEASE READ Infos…

The classic December „holiday season“ newsletter…further below you will find the actual news, such as releases from Los Fastidios, Talco, The Movement, Opcio K-95, or the „Rote Hilfe“ benefit double CD. As well as of course the usual gift suggestions in the form of books, agendas, antifa cups and mugs, gift certificates, and so forth.

But before, we would like to briefly recap the year which is almost behind us, as for Fire and Flames it has been a year of much growth and re-organization. Fortunately, this has been quite a successful process and those of you who are paying attention will have quite likely noticed the changes.

Our spring collection was by far our most impressive yet, the winter collection is a crazed show of megalomania with some great successes (and true to our style, of course some spectacular failures and unexpected problems), the Fire and Flames festival made its return, new releases from the likes of Opcio K-95, Brixton Cats, and the upcoming „Rote Hilfe“ sampler were produced, and those of you who order from us will have certainly noticed…orders are shipped quickly, the communication is greatly improved, the catalogue is usually up to date and correct, and updates are frequent.

And speaking of doing things right, this is why we are writing you now:

The more time passes, the more that nothing changes. So by now we know that you will all go crazy because it is Christmas time, and in all honesty we kind of appreciate it (as you can imagine, all our festivals, collections, and records arent made for free!).

But before we tell you all the new and exciting news, to make the “holiday” experience less stressful for everybody (especially us), here are again some important reminders and comments from last year, and the years before….

-If you need your order delivered in time for Christmas, we only guarantee delivery (inside Germany) if you order (and we have received the payment, except in the case
of “Cash on Delivery” orders) at the latest on TUESDAY 21.12! Outside of Germany (most of Europe)…SATURDAY 18.12!

-Its very helpful, and increases the chances of a timely delivery, if you send us your telephone number together with your order, so that we can quickly contact you in case something is missing.

-No, we cannot guarantee that the retro jackets, the „Work 2.0″, or other items from the second delivery of the new collection will arrive in time for Christmas. So if
it absolutely needs to be under the tree, its probably not the best choice. What are we talking about? The complete new collection, including already deliverable
items and those not yet arrived: SEE HERE

So, let the insanity begin (or better said continue, you have been keeping us extra busy already since about a week ago).
Here are the newest news…

*Weve done our very best to have the online catalog as full and up to date as possible. Here are some of the more “giftable” new items in the catalog…

First and foremost, from our new winter collection, jackets such as:

*The „Red Heat / Red Stripe“ sweatjacket!

*The reversible hooded cotton sweatjacket „Deep Blue“

Aside from that, some possibly useful tips…

-The much loved “Antifa Agenda,” 2011 version.

-The latest Fire and Flames release, the first ever OPCIO K-95 full length
production in vinyl format, „Reneix“:

-Speaking of music, we have added titles (Including vinyl) from LOS FASTIDIOS,

-Few items are as thoughtful as books, and we recently added quite a few great titles from AK Press. A couple of random examples:

If it has to be German language, the options are limited, yet good:

-If you want to make gifts, while at the same time contributing
financially to antifascist and anti-repression work
, there are several very highly
suggested options:

The first and foremost is the upcoming benefit CD for the „Rote Hilfe.“ For those
of you unfamiliar with the organization…the „Rote Hilfe“ is a non-sectarian
structure providing legal and financial support to people in conflict with the state
due to their political activities.

The double CD has an impressive tracklist, the details of which and artwork can be
viewed here:

Aside from that, the „Soligruppe“ has recently produced a follow up to the much
loved „Antifa Cups,“ now in the form of „Antifa tasse/tea mug.“ Kitschy…but
pretty damned stylish!

(And yes, the mugs and cups are dish washing machine resistant!)

-And quite a bit more which doesnt spring to mind at the moment, but which you can
all find by going into the online catalog. You know,

*For those of you who feel absolutely compelled to give or receive gifts, but dont
even know what you want to give, weve come up with the convenient solution of the
Gift Certificate!

They come on shiny heavy 300g paper, and are „elegantly“ designed.
Available in quantities ranging from 20€ to 200€. And by the way: they are as of
now always available and never expire!

Go Crazy, and thanks for all the Support!

Antifascist greetings,
Fire and Flames Music and Clothing

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