Hans-Gerhart "Joscha" Schmierer (born 1 April 1942 in Stuttgart) is a German politician and author.
Schmierer originally planned a promotion in which historian Werner Conze, but threw his supervisor in 1969 with a discussion meeting in the auditorium of the University of eggs , because this should have defended the actions of the armed forces in Eastern Europe. This ended Schmierers academic career. Schmierer was 1968 a member of the national board of the SDS and 1973 co-founder of the most important and largest K-group, the maoist Communist League of West Germany (KBW), and until its dissolution in 1985, the leader. In December 1978, he traveled with a KBW delegation to a solidarity visit to the dictator Pol Pot in Cambodia.
In the second half of 1975 Schmierer sat for a serious breach of the peace during a demonstration in 1970 two thirds of an eight-month prison sentence in the prison Waldshut. During his absence, Martin Fochler perceived as secretary of the Central Committee of the KBW
Within the radical Left of the 1970s, the tightly organized and dogmatic K-groups including Schmierers KBW in sharp opposition were among the more so-called anarchist anarchist groups, including Joschka Fischer and Daniel Cohn Bendit owned group Revolutionary Struggle. Schmierers KBW regarded this as "work-shy bon vivant" and threatened Cohn-Bendit, forced labor or capital punishment: "Either he is assigned a useful work of the working class get about in a fishmeal factory in Cuxhaven, or it is during the revolution by the masses of the next tree promoted".
Despite his later pragmatism and its established position Schmierer has never yet made a radical break with his previous positions, but attempts to reinterpret these and so fit into a certain continuity. He explained that it was always gone to him basically to democracy, and democracy - as Schmierer on 17 February 2001 at the Tagesspiegel in connection with the former discussion about the role of Joschka Fischer in violent demonstrations - is now once no "Deckchensticken". The police, he pointed the blame for the escalation of violence at demonstrations.