Archive for the ‘Legal Forms’ Category

posted by shelly on Jun 27

Presenter(s): John Mayer, CALI CALI is embarked on multiple large projects with overlapping goals. eLangdell is about electronic casebooks, but it’s also abo…
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posted by shelly on Jun 23

Question by Christina Lang: Why do companys choose to form as a corportation?
Why do company’s choose to form as a corportation, and what are the steps required to become a corporation? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the corporate form of doing business?

Best answer:

Answer by Mike
Unlimited life, pooling of resources from anonymous investors and limited liability.

Forming a corporation depends on what kind. Simple LLCs can be formed for under $ 250 by filling out of Secretary of State form most places. Forming a Bank Holding Company requires multiple levels of licensing and millions in initial capital. Each legal classification of corporation has substantially different requirements for formation, and in the USA there are over 40 legal forms of incorporation.

Chief disadvantage is double taxation for C type (public stock) corporations. Also unrelated business income tax can complicate issues as well as corporations have higher baseline maintenance costs than do pass-through entities.

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posted by shelly on Jun 22

Question by party up: Have accounting/legal questions involving 1099 forms, are there any CPS’s out there?
I am considering taking a job as a subcontractor for a logistics firm. Basically they are an express courier service similar to Fed ex or UPS, except they subcontract all their delivery personnel.

My question(s) lie within the mysteries of 1099 forms and being self employed.

Q1. To do a job like this properly and get all the tax benefits should you set up your own business in like an LLC, or INC, or what? Ballpark figures, since this should be a fairly inexpensive procedure, how much would something like that cost in the midwest.

Q2. Do i need an accountant to keep track of my income and expenses and to tell me how much to pay in taxes, etc? or is there a suitable computer program that anyone could recommend to do all of that once the business is setup and running? (quicken, money manager, etc) and just use an accountant to help with the monthly or quarterly taxes and tax returns.

Keep in mind that this would be an extremely small and simple business. 1 person owning and operating 1 delivery vehicle.

Thanks in advance to all that respond.

Best answer:

Answer by toimagine84
ok so I think you mean that you have to file form 1040 SE for self employment, not form 1099-MISC with the IRS. Form 1099-MISC is something the contractor (ex: FEDEX) have to give to you to show you how much they paid you that year.
You don’t necessarily have to incorporate. Incorporation (LLC, LLP, CORP, etc.) is mainly for liability purposes. If you’re worried that you’ll get sued and loose your house and properties because of your subcontract job then yes I would advise you to get incorporated. However, the way I see it if you’re just driving around delivering products safely and legally, and you have car insurance and health insurance and whatnot then I don’t think you need to.
If you are doing self employment, then you will need to file quarterly taxes (not just once a year). You might want to talk to a tax specialist because there’s a lot more info than I can post on here. You have to track all your mileage (use a log book) and take out those mileage for personal use (trust me the IRS can tell). Try to put all your receipts in a box so you don’t loose them, and use a credit card if possible cause it will track expenses easier. You can use Quickbook to track. I really think you should consult a tax specialist at least on your first year of tax filing. I think HR Block charges $ 100 per business tax filing.
Send me a message if you need more clarification.

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posted by shelly on Jun 19

New Mexico Interim Monthly Income And Expenses Statement 4A-122.mp4

Visit: http://legal-forms.laws.com/divorce/new-mexico/income-and-expenses-statement To download the Form 4A-122 Interim Monthly Income and Expenses Statement…
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posted by shelly on Jun 16

Question by leslie: power of attorney legal guardian ?
How do I go about with this. My husband and I are going to take care of his younger sister who is 16 years old. We want to enroll her in school but we need a legal guardian form that has been notarized.

Where can I get this form and where can I go to get this nortarized?

Please let me know!

thank you all so much!

Best answer:

Answer by rickinnocal
You don’t need a form. Just have her parents write up the power of attorney, and get their signatures notarized. It just needs to say what authority they are giving you.

Be sure it SPECIFICALLY includes the authority to approve medical care. Some providers won’t accept a ‘general’ power of attorney that doesn’t specifically say “I authorize Joe to approve medical treatment for Sally”. Also be sure it includes a start date and either an end date or “until cancelled”.

Richard

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posted by shelly on Jun 14

Question by Joseph: Free Hawaii Power of Attorney Form?
Can anyone direct me where to get this form? free?
Thank you. I tried RocketLawyer but they wanted my credit card info. Found it at http://wikiform.org.

Best answer:

Answer by Lynnette
I don’t believe there is any distinction between states as far as their Power of Attorney Forms. You can download a free legal form from Rocket Lawyer http://www.rocketlawyer.com/document/power-of-attorney.rl

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posted by shelly on Jun 14

This video explains how you can use the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Form Support Modification Petition Program to make the court papers you need to ask the court to…
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posted by shelly on Jun 13

Visit: http://legal-forms.laws.com/divorce/oregon/petition-no-children To download the Form Petition for Dissolution (1C) in printable format and to know abo…
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http://www.landlordforms.com Click the link above to visit the website and learn more about the Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms Library For Landlords.
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posted by shelly on Jun 11

Question by Mr.G’s wife: Where (if any) can you obtain free law form online?
I’m in Texas and short of going to the library I am searching for legal forms online, is there a site that does not charge or am I better off paying that dime per copy at the library?

Best answer:

Answer by lahockeyg
what form are you looking for? Search on FINDLAW.COM you should be able to get many free forms from that website…it can be difficult to navigate but it has many forms. If you are looking for court forms in TX…I believe if you search TX COURTS…you should come across a website that will provide you with free court forms. Good Luck.

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posted by shelly on Jun 10

A few nice legal forms images I found:

Squat Sounds *
legal forms

Image by Sterneck

Fear Of God (Zurich, Switzland) – 1988
Live at
Autonomes Kulturzentrum Metzgerstrasse Hanau

.

SQUAT – SOUNDS

AUTONOMES KULTURZENTRUM HANAU
(Besetztes Haus / Metzgerstrasse-Squat in Hanau / Germany).

Photographs 1987-1994

– Please scroll down for english and german info) –

The Squat – Photos:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627799174125

Squating the Parliament (1988):
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923787960

Concert-Photos 1987-1988:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627799191443

Concert-Photos 1989-1990:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923799072

Concert-Photos 1991-1992:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923811302

Concert-Photos 1993-1994:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923815978

– Concert-Photos 1987-1988:
Culture Shuck (Warminster, England) – 1987+1988
Die Trottel (Budapest, Hungary) – 1988
Fear Of God (Zurich, Switzland) – 1988
Filler (Nottinghamshire, Engand) – 1989
Filthy Christians (Falun, Sweden) – 1988
Generic (Newcastle, England) – 1988
Heresy (Nottingham, England) – 1988
Karma Sutra (Luton, England) – 1988
Lärm (Amersfoort, Netherlands) – 1988
Loveslug (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – 1988
Milgram Experiment (Hanau, Germany) – 1987
Open Session – 1987
Negazione (Turin, Italy) – 1988
Rich Kids on LSD (Santa Barbara, USA) – 1988
Spermbirds (Kaiserslautern, Germany) – 1988
The Plot (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – 1988
UFD – Uncounted Faces of Death (Hanau, Germany) – 1988
Yeastie Girlz (San Francisco, USA) – 1988
5Les (Brussel, Belgium) – 1988
….. and Friends and …..
………

There were a lot more bands playing in the squat.
If you have photographs or recordings – please get in contact:
contact@sterneck.net
Thanx! *

– * –

THE SQUATED AUTONOMOUS CULTURE CENTER
METZGERSTRASSE / HANAU

In December 1986 some people in Hanau (Germany) decided to squat a house that had been empty for a long time, Metzgerstraße 8. They restored it and filled this free space with a new life.

Soon it became an ’Autonomous Culture-Center’ for the people and by the people, and also a focal point for a solidaric projects and for the resistance against ruling systems in all their repressive forms. The center has had a long history of attempts to establish a self-determined culture-center in Hanau, although it has always been repressed by the local city council.

The basic forum of the center is the ”squatter meeting,” which is open to everyone who has an interest in the squat as a counter-cultural free space. Decisions are made on the consent principle, which means that they try to find a decision that can be supported by everyone. Many activists in the squat, but not all, describe themselves as members of the autonomy movement, which connects anarchist, communist and feminist ideas.

At the moment there are a lot of projects, groups, and events that take place in the center. Everything is done on a do-it-yourself and nonprofit basis; no one receives money for her or his work. Solidarity, trust and self-determination are the basis for all work. Here are some examples:

– The ’Infoladen’ (Infoshop): The Infoshop is an opportunity to get information that can’t be found in the normal bourgeois media. There are a lot of autonomous, left radical and feminist leaflets, brochures and newspapers available. There is also a small media center and an archive that includes material on topics like anti-fascism, atomic politics, women’s liberation, internationalism, etc.

– The ’Volxküche’ (Peoples Kitchen): Frequently people from the community cook a vegetarian meal that is available for a small price. The idea behind this is to overcome isolation between people and the patriarchal roles typical in the kitchen, and, of course, to provide a good tasting meal for many people.

– The Concerts: Concerts in the center are organized, and absolutely dedicated to the principle of working in a self-determined way without a manager, an agency, or even a contract. The bands that play in the squat should have a mutual relation to the ideas of the center. There are no musical limits: Local punk bands have played there as well as jazz bands from North-America and Avantguarde projects from Eastern Europe. Some of the performances have been released on tapes and records.

In a way, the things that happen between the people in the center are more important than the events: changes in behavior, opportunities to live together without hierarchical structures, and new ways of relating. Although the squat is like an island in some ways, it’s far from a concrete utopia. Problems in interpersonal relations exist, as well as differences between ideals and real behaviour.

If people want to go alternative ways, the authorities try to stop them. In Hanau the local city council has said for a long time that none of the things the squatters do and organize represent culture. They decided in parliament that the center was to be closed and torn down without an alternative. In place of the squat, they planned to build five parking places. A decision that is very symbolic and characteristic. Certainly, the real aim was to destroy the ideas and the structures this center stands for.

The answer of the supporters of the Autonomous Culture-Center was the squatting of the parliament of the city. The politicians went out of the building and the squatters voted for the continuation of the center.

Up to now the authorities have not been able to realize their plans for various reasons. On the one hand there are many people who support the squat. There are also legal difficulties around closing it, and they are afraid of the resistance and activities that could take place after closing the squat.

But even if they evict the center, they can’t repress the ideas that the squat stands for. It’s about a self-determined culture and a self-determined life. It’s about dreams and ideals. It’s about consequence and change, here and now.

Wolfgang Sterneck, 2001.

Autonomes Kulturzentrum
Metzgerstrasse 8, D-63450 Hanau, Germany.

Autonomes Kulturzentrum Metzgerstraße:
www.metzgerstrasse-hanau.org
de-de.facebook.com/people/Metzgerstrasse-Acht-Hanau/10000…
www.myspace.com/metzgerstrasse
www.sterneck.net/squat

Info on the Project of John Cage and Sterneck / KomistA in benefit of the squat:
www.sterneck.net/john-cage/metzgerstrasse-e

– * –

SUBVERSIVE SOUNDS *

Konzerte im Autonomen Kulturzentrum Hanau.

Das besetzte Haus

Im Dezember 1986 kam es in Hanau zur Besetzung eines ehemaligen Nachtclubs in der Metzgerstraße 8. Das Gebäude, das zuvor über Jahre hinweg leer stand, wurde renoviert, neu gestaltet, umbenannt und wird seitdem als Autonomes Kulturzentrum genutzt. Das Ziel der Besetzung war es, einen Freiraum zu schaffen, in dem die Vorstellung einer autonomen Kultur wie auch die Wiederaneignung des entfremdeten Alltags konkret umsetzbar wird.

Vor diesem Hintergrund gelang es, ein Zentrum zu entwickeln, in dem solidarisches Handeln, kollektives Leben und politische Identität auf vielen Ebenen verschmelzen oder sich zumindest annähern. Die Metzgerstraße wurde dadurch zu einem wichtigen Bezugspunkt von dem auf verschiedenen Ebenen vielschichtige politische, soziale und kulturelle Impulse ausgingen.

Im Laufe der Jahre entstanden vielfältige Projekte wie die Volxküche (Essen zum Selbstkostenpreis), der Infoladen (Aktuelle politische Informationen und Archiv) und das Basta-Cafe (Treffpunkt und Sozialberatung). Die politischen Schwerpunkte der im Kulturzentrum aktiven Gruppen liegen unter anderen in den Bereichen ‘Internationale Solidarität’, Antifaschismus und ‘Soziale Veränderung’.

Die Entscheidungen innerhalb des Kulturzentrums werden basisdemokratisch nach dem Konsensprinzip getroffen. Alle Aktivitäten basieren auf einer idealistischen Grundhaltung. Keine Person aus dem Zentrum erhält für ihre Tätigkeiten eine finanzielle Entlohnung.

Selbstbestimmte Kultur ohne Kommerz

Musik hatte von Anfang an in der Metzgerstraße eine besondere Bedeutung. Über das Musikhören hinaus machen viele AktivistInnen selbst Musik, veröffentlichen eigene Aufnahmen oder organisieren Konzerte. Im Sinne des DIY-Prinzipes (‘Do it Yourself’) werden die Auftritte im direkten Kontakt mit den MusikerInnen ohne Konzertagenturen und auch ohne Verträge auf völlig nichtkommerzieller Basis organisiert.

Eine Grundlage bildet ein solidarisches Verhältnis der MusikerInnen zur Metzgerstraße, was sich unter anderem auch in der Gage ausdrückt, die sich in der Regel auf die für die Band entstandenen Unkosten und die Verpflegung beschränkt. Der Eintrittspreis ist so ausgerichtet, dass er für alle interessierten Personen erschwinglich ist und die anfallenden Kosten deckt bzw. im Rahmen von Benefiz-Konzerten bestimmte Projekte unterstützt.

Freiräume statt Parkplätze

Während der ehemalige sozialdemokratische Kulturdezernat Hanaus davon sprach, dass in der Metzgerstraße keine Kultur stattfindet, bildete dass selbstorganisierte Zentrum durch die Auftritte von Bands aus Westeuropa und Nordamerika einen im Hanauer Kulturleben herausragenden internationalen Bezugspunkt. Die musikalische Bandbreite umfasst unter anderem Rockmusik in den verschiedensten Schattierungen, Punk, Hardcore, Folk und Jazz, sowie experimentelle und improvisierte Musik. Lokale Nachwuchsbands traten im Laufe der Jahre genauso auf wie renommierte Gruppen aus unterschiedlichsten Ländern. Einen Kultcharakter erlangten zudem die Nachtcafe-Sessions, an denen jeder und jede teilnehmen konnte.

Die Aufnahmen einiger Konzerte wurden später auf verschiedenen Tonträgern veröffentlicht. 1992 kam es daneben zur Veröffentlichung eines der Metzgerstraße gewidmeten Stücks des Avantgarde-Komponisten John Cage.

In den Anfangsjahren plante der Hanauer Magistrat das Haus nach einer Räumung abreißen zu lassen, um dort stattdessen fünf Parkplätze zu errichten. Die Kulturpolitik des Magistrates entlarvte sich dadurch in einer kaum zu übertreffenden symbolhaften Weise selbst. Das Vorhaben wurde jedoch nicht zuletzt in Folge einer Besetzung des Stadtparlamentes durch Unterstützerinnen des Kulturzentrums nicht weiter verfolgt.

Rund 25 Jahre nach der Besetzung wird das Haus weiterhin als Kulturzentrum genutzt. Im ansonsten auf Konsum und Kommerz ausgerichteten Stadtzentrum Hanaus ist es mit seinen vielfältigen Projekten kreativer wie auch subversiver Freiraum.

Wolfgang Sterneck, September 2011.

Autonomes Kulturzentrum Metzgerstraße:
www.metzgerstrasse-hanau.org
de-de.facebook.com/people/Metzgerstrasse-Acht-Hanau/10000…
www.myspace.com/metzgerstrasse
www.sterneck.net/squat

Eine ausführliche Beschreibung der Geschichte des Kulturzentrums:
Freiräume entwickeln – Das besetzte autonome Kulturzentrum Metzgerstraße Hanau
www.sterneck.net/squat/metzgerstrasse-d

English Info:
The squated Autonomous Culture Center Metzgerstrasse Hanau
www.sterneck.net/squat/metzgerstrasse-e

Infos zum Benefiz-Projekt von John Cage und Sterneck / KomistA für das Kulturzentrum:
www.sterneck.net/john-cage

– * –

Squat Sounds *
legal forms

Image by Sterneck

Doom (Birmingham, England) – 1994
Live at
Autonomes Kulturzentrum Metzgerstrasse Hanau

Hardcore Politics

.

SQUAT – SOUNDS *

AUTONOMES KULTURZENTRUM HANAU
(Besetztes Haus / Metzgerstrasse-Squat in Hanau / Germany).

Photographs 1987-1994

– Please scroll down for english and german info) –

The Squat – Photos:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627799174125

Squating the Parliament (1988):
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923787960

Concert-Photos 1987-1988:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627799191443

Concert-Photos 1989-1990:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923799072

Concert-Photos 1991-1992:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923811302

Concert-Photos 1993-1994:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923815978

– Concert-Photos 1993-1994:
ABC Diabolo (Saarbrücken, Germany) – 1994
Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet (Seattle, USA) – 1993
Deo Cadaver (Lausanne, Switzerland) – 1993
Doom (Birmingham, England) – 1994
Extinction of Mankind (England) – 1994
Hadayatullah Hübsch (Frankfurt, Germany) – 1993
In den Wolken schwebende Gänse II (Hanau, Germany) – 1993
Inox Kapell (Wiesbaden, Germany) – 1994
Left Hand Right Hand (London?, England) – 1994
Orchestre Murphy (London, England) – 1993
Peter Brötzmann (Wuppertal, Germany) – 1991
Pszychisz Teror (Zurich, Schweiz) – 1993
Rabenhirn (Frankfurt, Germany) – 1994
Schwartzeneggar (London, England) – 1993
Strelnikoff (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – 1993
Steve Ignorant (London, England) – 1993
Substanz T (Frankfurt, Germany) – 1994
The Honkies (London, England) – 1993
….. and Friends and …..
………

There were a lot more bands playing in the squat.
If you have photographs or recordings – please get in contact:
contact@sterneck.net
Thanx! *

– * –

THE SQUATED AUTONOMOUS CULTURE CENTER
METZGERSTRASSE / HANAU

In December 1986 some people in Hanau (Germany) decided to squat a house that had been empty for a long time, Metzgerstraße 8. They restored it and filled this free space with a new life.

Soon it became an ’Autonomous Culture-Center’ for the people and by the people, and also a focal point for a solidaric projects and for the resistance against ruling systems in all their repressive forms. The center has had a long history of attempts to establish a self-determined culture-center in Hanau, although it has always been repressed by the local city council.

The basic forum of the center is the ”squatter meeting,” which is open to everyone who has an interest in the squat as a counter-cultural free space. Decisions are made on the consent principle, which means that they try to find a decision that can be supported by everyone. Many activists in the squat, but not all, describe themselves as members of the autonomy movement, which connects anarchist, communist and feminist ideas.

At the moment there are a lot of projects, groups, and events that take place in the center. Everything is done on a do-it-yourself and nonprofit basis; no one receives money for her or his work. Solidarity, trust and self-determination are the basis for all work. Here are some examples:

– The ’Infoladen’ (Infoshop): The Infoshop is an opportunity to get information that can’t be found in the normal bourgeois media. There are a lot of autonomous, left radical and feminist leaflets, brochures and newspapers available. There is also a small media center and an archive that includes material on topics like anti-fascism, atomic politics, women’s liberation, internationalism, etc.

– The ’Volxküche’ (Peoples Kitchen): Frequently people from the community cook a vegetarian meal that is available for a small price. The idea behind this is to overcome isolation between people and the patriarchal roles typical in the kitchen, and, of course, to provide a good tasting meal for many people.

– The Concerts: Concerts in the center are organized, and absolutely dedicated to the principle of working in a self-determined way without a manager, an agency, or even a contract. The bands that play in the squat should have a mutual relation to the ideas of the center. There are no musical limits: Local punk bands have played there as well as jazz bands from North-America and Avantguarde projects from Eastern Europe. Some of the performances have been released on tapes and records.

In a way, the things that happen between the people in the center are more important than the events: changes in behavior, opportunities to live together without hierarchical structures, and new ways of relating. Although the squat is like an island in some ways, it’s far from a concrete utopia. Problems in interpersonal relations exist, as well as differences between ideals and real behaviour.

If people want to go alternative ways, the authorities try to stop them. In Hanau the local city council has said for a long time that none of the things the squatters do and organize represent culture. They decided in parliament that the center was to be closed and torn down without an alternative. In place of the squat, they planned to build five parking places. A decision that is very symbolic and characteristic. Certainly, the real aim was to destroy the ideas and the structures this center stands for.

The answer of the supporters of the Autonomous Culture-Center was the squatting of the parliament of the city. The politicians went out of the building and the squatters voted for the continuation of the center.

Up to now the authorities have not been able to realize their plans for various reasons. On the one hand there are many people who support the squat. There are also legal difficulties around closing it, and they are afraid of the resistance and activities that could take place after closing the squat.

But even if they evict the center, they can’t repress the ideas that the squat stands for. It’s about a self-determined culture and a self-determined life. It’s about dreams and ideals. It’s about consequence and change, here and now.

Wolfgang Sterneck, 2001.

Autonomes Kulturzentrum
Metzgerstrasse 8, D-63450 Hanau, Germany.

Autonomes Kulturzentrum Metzgerstraße:
www.metzgerstrasse-hanau.org
de-de.facebook.com/people/Metzgerstrasse-Acht-Hanau/10000…
www.myspace.com/metzgerstrasse
www.sterneck.net/squat

Info on the Project of John Cage and Sterneck / KomistA in benefit of the squat:
www.sterneck.net/john-cage/metzgerstrasse-e

– * –

SUBVERSIVE SOUNDS *

Konzerte im Autonomen Kulturzentrum Hanau.

Das besetzte Haus

Im Dezember 1986 kam es in Hanau zur Besetzung eines ehemaligen Nachtclubs in der Metzgerstraße 8. Das Gebäude, das zuvor über Jahre hinweg leer stand, wurde renoviert, neu gestaltet, umbenannt und wird seitdem als Autonomes Kulturzentrum genutzt. Das Ziel der Besetzung war es, einen Freiraum zu schaffen, in dem die Vorstellung einer autonomen Kultur wie auch die Wiederaneignung des entfremdeten Alltags konkret umsetzbar wird.

Vor diesem Hintergrund gelang es, ein Zentrum zu entwickeln, in dem solidarisches Handeln, kollektives Leben und politische Identität auf vielen Ebenen verschmelzen oder sich zumindest annähern. Die Metzgerstraße wurde dadurch zu einem wichtigen Bezugspunkt von dem auf verschiedenen Ebenen vielschichtige politische, soziale und kulturelle Impulse ausgingen.

Im Laufe der Jahre entstanden vielfältige Projekte wie die Volxküche (Essen zum Selbstkostenpreis), der Infoladen (Aktuelle politische Informationen und Archiv) und das Basta-Cafe (Treffpunkt und Sozialberatung). Die politischen Schwerpunkte der im Kulturzentrum aktiven Gruppen liegen unter anderen in den Bereichen ‘Internationale Solidarität’, Antifaschismus und ‘Soziale Veränderung’.

Die Entscheidungen innerhalb des Kulturzentrums werden basisdemokratisch nach dem Konsensprinzip getroffen. Alle Aktivitäten basieren auf einer idealistischen Grundhaltung. Keine Person aus dem Zentrum erhält für ihre Tätigkeiten eine finanzielle Entlohnung.

Selbstbestimmte Kultur ohne Kommerz

Musik hatte von Anfang an in der Metzgerstraße eine besondere Bedeutung. Über das Musikhören hinaus machen viele AktivistInnen selbst Musik, veröffentlichen eigene Aufnahmen oder organisieren Konzerte. Im Sinne des DIY-Prinzipes (‘Do it Yourself’) werden die Auftritte im direkten Kontakt mit den MusikerInnen ohne Konzertagenturen und auch ohne Verträge auf völlig nichtkommerzieller Basis organisiert.

Eine Grundlage bildet ein solidarisches Verhältnis der MusikerInnen zur Metzgerstraße, was sich unter anderem auch in der Gage ausdrückt, die sich in der Regel auf die für die Band entstandenen Unkosten und die Verpflegung beschränkt. Der Eintrittspreis ist so ausgerichtet, dass er für alle interessierten Personen erschwinglich ist und die anfallenden Kosten deckt bzw. im Rahmen von Benefiz-Konzerten bestimmte Projekte unterstützt.

Freiräume statt Parkplätze

Während der ehemalige sozialdemokratische Kulturdezernat Hanaus davon sprach, dass in der Metzgerstraße keine Kultur stattfindet, bildete dass selbstorganisierte Zentrum durch die Auftritte von Bands aus Westeuropa und Nordamerika einen im Hanauer Kulturleben herausragenden internationalen Bezugspunkt. Die musikalische Bandbreite umfasst unter anderem Rockmusik in den verschiedensten Schattierungen, Punk, Hardcore, Folk und Jazz, sowie experimentelle und improvisierte Musik. Lokale Nachwuchsbands traten im Laufe der Jahre genauso auf wie renommierte Gruppen aus unterschiedlichsten Ländern. Einen Kultcharakter erlangten zudem die Nachtcafe-Sessions, an denen jeder und jede teilnehmen konnte.

Die Aufnahmen einiger Konzerte wurden später auf verschiedenen Tonträgern veröffentlicht. 1992 kam es daneben zur Veröffentlichung eines der Metzgerstraße gewidmeten Stücks des Avantgarde-Komponisten John Cage.

In den Anfangsjahren plante der Hanauer Magistrat das Haus nach einer Räumung abreißen zu lassen, um dort stattdessen fünf Parkplätze zu errichten. Die Kulturpolitik des Magistrates entlarvte sich dadurch in einer kaum zu übertreffenden symbolhaften Weise selbst. Das Vorhaben wurde jedoch nicht zuletzt in Folge einer Besetzung des Stadtparlamentes durch Unterstützerinnen des Kulturzentrums nicht weiter verfolgt.

Rund 25 Jahre nach der Besetzung wird das Haus weiterhin als Kulturzentrum genutzt. Im ansonsten auf Konsum und Kommerz ausgerichteten Stadtzentrum Hanaus ist es mit seinen vielfältigen Projekten kreativer wie auch subversiver Freiraum.

Wolfgang Sterneck, September 2011.

Autonomes Kulturzentrum Metzgerstraße:
www.metzgerstrasse-hanau.org
de-de.facebook.com/people/Metzgerstrasse-Acht-Hanau/10000…
www.myspace.com/metzgerstrasse
www.sterneck.net/squat

Eine ausführliche Beschreibung der Geschichte des Kulturzentrums:
Freiräume entwickeln – Das besetzte autonome Kulturzentrum Metzgerstraße Hanau
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English Info:
The squated Autonomous Culture Center Metzgerstrasse Hanau
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Infos zum Benefiz-Projekt von John Cage und Sterneck / KomistA für das Kulturzentrum:
www.sterneck.net/john-cage

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