New Website

This is the old Website of the LINKE Berlin Internationals. It will stay online, particularly as an archive (the new Website contains very little published before 2019). But we won’t be posting anything new here.

To see the latest news from the LINKE Berlin Internationals, please go to http://www.theleftberlin.com

Newsletter 28 September 2019

Here’s our weekly recommendation of activities and meetings in and around Berlin. Finally we’ve earned a Saturday morning lie in.

  • Thursday, 3rd October will be a public holiday for Reunification day. At 5pm, Victor Grossman will be presenting his new book about the DDR A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee in the Roter Laden
    This is starting later than originally announced as Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen are organising a demo for Fair Rents on the same day at 1pm. We’ll be meeting in the LINKE Block at the Haus des Lehrers on Alexanderplatz.
  • If you want to know more about the rental situation in Berlin (and who doesn’t?), Thom McGath from Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen will be speaking on Why are Berlin’s rents rising and what can we do about it? on 28th October at 7pm. Note that the Roter Laden is being renovated, so we’ll be back at our old meeting place in die LINKE Neukölln offices, Wipperstraße 6
  • On Saturday 7th December we’ll be having our Keihnachtsfest – the not-Christmas party. There will be music from Nicolás Rodrigo Miquea and a spoken word performance by Jacinta Nandi. Maybe more to follow. Its in Café Plume, Warthestraße 60 and everyone is invited.

If you have any events that you’d like us to tell people about, send a mail to lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de.

 


And now here’s a nice bulleted list of more events that are coming up in Berlin:


New on our Website:

 

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Newsletter 21 September

Back from our holidays with our weekly recommendation of activities and meetings in and around Berlin. Again an early release because of today’s pro-choice demo. See you at Washingtonplatz from 12 noon.

  • Thursday, 3rd October will be a public holiday for Reunification day. At 5pm, Victor Grossman will be presenting his new book about the DDR A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee in the Roter Laden
    This is starting later than originally announced as Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen are organising a demo for Fair Rents on the same day at 1pm.
  • On Saturday 7th December we’ll be having our Keihnachtsfest – the not-Christmas party. There will be music from Nicolás Rodrigo Miquea and a spoken word performance by Jacinta Nandi. Maybe more to follow. Its in Café Plume, Warthestraße 60 and everyone is invited.

If you have any events that you’d like us to tell people about, send a mail to lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de.

 

And now here’s a nice bulleted list of more events that are coming up in Berlin:

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www.theleftberlin.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/theleftberlin

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What we’re up to – report from our recent organising meeting

1.       General organising – Telegram group

We’re experiencing meeting overload, especially as most people are involved in other initiatives as well. So, we are going to set up a new Telegram group where we can do most of our day-to-day organising.

We hope that this can replace future organising meetings (next one was planned for October 14th) and give us more time for our other activities

If you’d like to join this group, please send your phone number to lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de

2.       Climate Strike this Friday

We urge anyone who can to take part in the Climate strike and demo on Friday. It starts at Brandenburger Tor at 12 noon. The LINKE meeting point is at the [solid] stall on Brandenburger Tor at 11.30

3.       Pro-Choice Demo on Saturday

Its going to be a busy long week-end. On Saturday there are important demos against the Christian fundamentalist “Lebensschützer”. We’ll be joining the Büdnis für sexuelle Selbstbestimmung at 12 noon at Washingtonplatz behind the Hauptbahnhof.

More info (in German) here

If you can help carry our banner, or give out leaflets about our future meetings, please get in touch.

4.       Meeting on Monday: Reproductive Rights and the coming Poland elections

As well as our Hanna, Joanna Bronowicka, RAZEM candidate in the elections will be speaking.

Its at 7pm in the Roter Laden. Please share this facebook event

5.       3 October Victor Grossman book presentation AND fair rents demo

On reunification day (3rd October) Victor Grossman will be presenting his new autobiography in the Roter Laden as planned.

However, we’ve put back the start time to 5pm.

This is because Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen have called an important demo for fair rents.

It starts at 1pm in front of the Berlin Congress Centre opposite Alexa, so you’ll have time to go to both. More info here.

6.       Meeting on October 28th

For our October meeting, we’re still trying to find a speaker on the Hong Kong rebellion. We’re still chasing up some leads but still have no definite speaker. If anyone has any contacts who may be able to speak, please let us know.

If we fail to get someone about Hong Kong, we’re considering asking Thom to speak on the campaign against rent increases in Berlin (this depends on DWE not having a meeting that night. Thom is looking into it).

For the November meeting, Carol McGuigan from Labour Berlin will be speaking on Britain after Brexit.

7.       Conference in 2020

We’re planning on organising a conference in the first half of 2020 with actors from recent social upheavals and revolutions (Sudan, Egypt, Iran, Latin America, …) Its early days yet, but there is the possibility of getting sponsorship from the rosa luxemburg stiftung. If we need to do this, we need to have a proposed programme soon.

Phil and Dimitra have made some rough suggestions, but we need to sit together to get something more concrete and talk about possible partners. So, we’d like to sit together later this month.

If you’d like to join this discussion, please fill in this dudle.

8.       Not-Christmas Party / Keihnachtsfest

We have made a decision. This year’s party will be in Café Plume on Saturday, 7th December.

If you’d like to help out, get in touch. We also have a budget for live music and other fun stuff, so if you know any musicians who may like to perform, please send your suggestions.

9.       Budget

Now’s about the time that we make our budget proposal for next year and see if we’ve spent everything from this year’s budget.

For the first half of next year, we have 3 concrete plans:

·         Meeting with the lawyer from the trial against Golden Dawn in Greece and someone who’s worked on the NSU affair in Germany (Dimitra has contact with the Greek lawyer)

·         Meeting with the president of the Belgian Workers’ Party (Judith has contact)

·         Conference (see above)

If we still have money this year, we’d like to get the following

·         New visiting cards (we’re running out of the first ones, and some of the information is out-of-date)

·         Stickers, lots of stickers

Phil will talk to Ferran about what our budget is looking like.

10.   Theatre Project 19th October

Our friends at Gabriela Germany and Migrante Europe are currently organising a Theater performance about the campaign against the Extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. It should take place on October 19th in Berlin.

We are supporting this performance, and will talk to people from Gabriela about what we can do concretely. If you’d like to be involved, let us know.

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Newsletter 6 September 2019

Here’s our weekly recommendation of activities and meetings in and around Berlin. Its coming out early this week because we’re going on our holidays (let’s see if a newsletter is possible next week. Probably not). But please try and get to tomorrow’s demo against the very British coup.

  • On Monday, 16th September at 7pm we have our next organising meeting in Café Plume, Warthestraße 60, Neukölln. This is where we plan our next activities. Anyone is invited to just turn up, but send us a mail to get a proposed agenda.
  • On Monday 23rd September, Hanna Grześkiewicz and RAZEM election candidate Joanna Bronowicka will be speaking on Reproductive rights and the coming Polish election
  • And save the date: 3rd October will be a public holiday for Reunification day. In the afternoon, Victor Grossman will be presenting his new memoir A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee in the Roter Laden
    Note that Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen will be organising a demo for Fair Rents on the same day. As we’d also like to take part, we probably won’t be starting at 2pm as planned. We’ll let you know about the new starting time as soon we get more info about the demo.
  • At the end of the year we’ll be having our Keihnachtsfest – the not-Christmas party. You still have time to say when you’ll be free, and when not. Please fill in our Dudle here.

If you have any events that you’d like us to tell people about, send a mail to lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de

 

And now here’s a nice bulleted list of more events that are coming up in Berlin:

New on our Website

Die LINKE Berlin Internationals

www.theleftberlin.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/theleftberlin

Join our mailing list – send a message to lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de

Newsletter 31 August 2019

Here’s our weekly recommendation of activities and meetings in and around Berlin.

  • This week’s newsletter is going out early again as there’s a protest going on this lunchtime against Boris Johnson proroguing the British parliament. Between Hotel Adlon and the Europahaus on Unter den Linden from 11am. A larger protest is planned for next Saturday, September 7th. More information as soon as the registration is confirmed.
  • 4th September will be the tenth anniversary of the Kundus massacre in Afghanistan which resulted in the most people being killed by German soldiers since the second world war. We’re organising a special meeting on Kundus with Christine Buchholz MP, who represented die LINKE in the parliamentary commission on Kundus. It will be in Karl-Liebknecht Haus, starting at 7pm. The meeting will be in German with translation into English available.
  • On 23rd September, Hanna Grześkiewicz and RAZEM election candidate Joanna Bronowicka will be speaking on Reproductive rights and the coming Polish election
  • And save the date: 3rd October will be a public holiday for Reunification day. In the afternoon, Victor Grossman will be presenting his new memoir A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee in the Roter Laden

If you have any events that you’d like us to tell people about, send a mail to lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de.


And now here’s a nice bulleted list of more events that are coming up in Berlin:

New on our Website

Die LINKE Berlin Internationals

www.theleftberlin.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/theleftberlin

Join our mailing list – send a message to lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de

Newsletter 23 August 2019

Here’s our weekly recommendation of activities and meetings in and around Berlin.

This week’s newsletter is going out early as we’ll be demonstrating in Dresden against racism.

  • Two days after the demo on Monday 26th August, Corinna Genschel, who represents die LINKE in the #unteilbar alliance will be speaking to us about #unteilbar and the role of die LINKE in the fight against racism
  • 4th September will be the tenth anniversary of the Kundus massacre in Afghanistan which resulted in the most people being killed by German soldiers since the second world war. We’re organising a special meeting on Kundus with Christine Buchholz MP, who represented die LINKE in the parliamentary commission on Kundus. It will be in Karl-Liebknecht Haus, starting at 7pm. The meeting will be in German with translation into English available.
  • On 23rd September, Hanna Grześkiewicz and possibly other guests will be speaking on Reproductive rights and the coming Polish election
  • And save the date: 3rd October will be a public holiday for Reunification day. In the afternoon, Victor Grossman will be presenting his new memoir A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee in the Roter Laden

If you have any events that you’d like us to tell people about, send a mail to lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de.

 

And now here’s a nice bulleted list of more events that are coming up in Berlin:

 

Die LINKE Berlin Internationals

www.theleftberlin.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/theleftberlin

Join our mailing list – send a message to lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de