For the last couple of years, die LINKE Berlin Internationals have met on the fourth Monday of each month in die LINKE Neukölln offices. This has been great. We have a good relationship with the party in Neukölln, and our speaker Judith was the LINKE candidate there in the last election.
Unfortunately, we’ve become victims of our own success. The Neukölln offices fit 30 people tops, and a couple of our meetings last year were bigger than that. We have therefore decided to move our meetings to the Roter Laden, the offices of die LINKE Friedrichshain (Weidenweg 17, U-Bahn Weberweise )
As we were moving place, we took the opportunity to ask if Monday really is the best day for our meetings. It turns out, it isn’t really. A few people aren’t free on Mondays and it seems that the least bad day for our meetings is on Wednesdays-
This would mean the following. Our meeting on Monday January 28th where Hossam el-Hamalawy will be talking about the Arab Spring already has generated a lot of interest. It will continue in Karl Liebknecht Haus as planned
After that, from February, we will move to the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Roter Laden. If we stick to our current plan, this would mean the following schedule:
- 27 February: the fight for women’s liberation in Spain
- 27 March: Brazil, Venezuela: is Chavism over?
- 24 April: is the EU breaking up?
- (either) 22 May: pre-EU election meeting (or) 29 May: EU elections – what just happened?
- 26 June (provisional): meeting with veteran Australian socialist Liz Ross
This is not final. We still have the possibility to change our plans. So, if you have a good reason to do things differently, please let us know by next week-end. If we don’t hear anything, we’ll set our plans according to the above timetable.