Friday, August 4, 2017

Hamburg Update

After the G-20 riot episode in Hamburg....folks have been waiting for the 'pay-back'. a couple of weeks, it's now suggested that the city tax office is going to visit the Rote Flora....the building that squatters have occupied for decades, and conduct a full audit of their financial situation.

Die Welt cover this today.

My gut feeling is that on the money side of the house....this loosely organized anti-capitalist 'crew' haven't done much to account for money which has come in....whether legally donated or not.  If they haven't done all the paperwork, it'll be obvious in an audit, and taxes/fines will be required.

To draw more protests?  It's like poking a bear with a stick.  The squatter folks will react.  The thing is though....if you threaten the tax folks, that's jail-time for any kind of threat.  

A massive amount of money?  No.  In fact, it would surprise me if they took in more than 50,000 Euro a year.  If they did have huge sums of'd see them spending it.

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