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The Anarchist from Berlin

ANARCHISTS: MODERN TIMES begins a series on anarchists internationally. First out is Ralf Landmesser in Berlin.

MODERN TIMES met anarchist Ralf G. Landmesser in his own step-by-step A-Laden (the anarchist shop), which abounds with all kinds of A-literature, books, magazines and anarchist newspapers in the center of Berlin.

Landmesser says that in the seventies he was close to being prosecuted under Penal Code 129a of the German Penal Code (for the formation of a criminal association) because he had borrowed a quote from the RAF (Rote Armee Fraktion) from the German newspaper TAZ and published this in the red-black almanac KalendA.

Landmesser was called in on the carpet by the decade's top terrorist hunter in Berlin, Hans-Jürgen Przytarski. The Supreme Court judge tried to get Landmesser on the stick by asking complicated questions, but did not succeed. When the meeting was over, Przytarski strongly warned him against publishing similar quotes; they could encourage people to do stupid things, he thought. "Listen, Mr. Przytarski," he said. . .

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