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Truly shocking revelations from Germany this morning of a far-right cell mostly composed of cops connected to the recent murder of a politician which had used their access to police computers to draw up a death list with 25,000 targets on it & stole 10,000 bullets + machine gun
The 30 strong facist cell thought to be just one part of a network of such cells in the German police was looking at ordering 200 bodies bags plus quicklime to speed up decomposition (and thus destroy forensic evidence). Source: Märkische Allgemeine maz-online.de/Nachrichten/Po…
This English language piece from 2018 reports on police computers being used by a Neo-nazi network in the Frankfurt police to discover the address of a "lawyer of Turkish background" and threaten her and "we will slay your daughter" with daughters add

This 2018 NYT article provides some useful background on the links between the far right & police, in particular secret police "The message to the far right could not have been clearer: You have people on your side in the heart of the state bureaucracy" nytimes.com/2018/10/03/opi…
Worth mentioning here that anyone following anti-fascist reporting from US cities will have seen multiple reports of police their working with fascists and indeed fascists attacking AntiFa protesters as people arrested the same protesters. EG thedailybeast.com/antifa-portlan…
And of course the Golden Dawn trial in Greece revealed "extensive ties and coordination between Golden Dawn members and the Hellenic Police, including the counterterrorism and riot control units" aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/t…
Useful background on the murder of refugee solidarity politician Walter Luebcke on June 2nd & some armrests since aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/g…
For people wondering about the source of this report the wikipedia page for the Märkische Allgemeine paper says it was founded in 1946 and had a circulation of 136,000 in 2012. So a fairly small regional paper - presumably we will see additional press over the next hours
It's paywalled but from what can be seen this second source contains many of the same key claims svz.de/deutschland-we…
A historical note - part of the process of fascism coming to power in Germany and elsewhere was the police & courts cooperating by for instance arresting & jailing leftists who physically resisted fascism ( AntiFa of the day) but not arresting or quickly releasing fascists
Hitler for instance only served 8 months for his failed Munich coup in which 4 cops & 16 nazis died. He spent that time writing Mein Kampf with 2 fellow nazis, indicative of prison conditions so soft that he essentially had a writing holiday.
Important to underline that this is how fascism comes to power. Not through elections (they never won a free election anywhere) but because a significant section of the state and capitalist class side with them and clear their way to power by aiding in eliminating opposition.
This allows them at times of crisis to go from minority, not very popular movements to having state power over the course of months. They are entirely dependent on traditional conservatism & nationalism in that process
We are entering a period of history where crisis due to #ClimateEmergency in particular is seeing those traditional conservatives & nationalists once more creating space for fascism in the mistaken belief they will control the outcome
Story now also been reported here in Zeit Online but the the lead of police involvement very much buried in the closing paragraphs zeit.de/politik/deutsc…
There is a short Wiki entry on the far fight group #Nordkreuz - its in German but I think this link should translate it into English translate.google.com/translate?hl=e…
Reports starting to appear in additional papers - it seems these revelations today are the result of an application for increased surveillance on the members of those groups which contained additional information on their activity to date tagesschau.de/inland/nordkre…
Also while the initial report led me to misread that they were involved in the recent killing it seems that accusation has not been made, just that the victim Walter Lubcke had appeared on a previous death list m.tagesspiegel.de/politik/200-le…
Facts released as want to "initiate extended surveillance measures against association & require for this permission of G10 commission of parliament, without which interventions into telecommunication letter & postal secrecy are not permitted." derstandard.de/story/20001056…
Guardian has now published what I think is the first English language piece outside this thread. ‘My mentions’ are a mess. theguardian.com/world/2019/jun…
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