Happy new Year from the Berlin LINKE Internationals
Our next “proper” meeting is on 24 January (more info below), but we’re organising or supporting a number of other meetings in January. Here’s a summary.
- On Friday, 13 January in the next book presentation from Berlinisnowhere, Victor Grossman introduces his autobiography, “Crossing the River”. 7pm in the jugend[Widerstands]Museum, Rigaerstraße 9-10 (U-Bahn Frankfurter Tor)
- On Sunday, 15 January, the European Left opens the year at 2pm in the Kosmos, Karl-Marx Allee 131a (U-Bahn Frankfurter Tor)
- On Tuesday, 17 January there’s the first Jacobin reading circle of the year at 7pm in Mehringhof, Gniesenaustraße 2a (U-Bahn Mehringdamm). This month’s subject is Donald Trump, and suggested reading material follows
- On Thursday, 19 January, SoulKino takes on gentrification with film and music in the HU legal faculty 6pm in Unter den Linden 9, room E25 (WARNING: this one’s in Spanish and German)
- On Friday, 20 January, the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, there’s a protest against Global Trumpism – 5pm outside the AfD office on Schillstraße 9 (U-Bahn Wittenbergplatz/Nollendorfplatz) and from 6pm at the Brandenburg Gate
For anyone wanting to help organise the demo, there’s a planning meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, 5 January at 7pm in the Haus der Demokratie, Greifwaldstraße 4 (Straßenbehn Am Friedrichshain)
- On Tuesday, 24 January at 7pm, there’s our monthly meeting. Gal Schkolnik, an activist from Tel Aviv will address the question Can I criticize Israel and not be antisemitic?
This meeting is scheduled to take place in Karl Liebknecht Haus, Kleine Alexanderstraße 28 (U-Bahn Rosa Luxemburg Platz), however because of the amount of interest it has received on facebook (78 definitely coming and 567 interested within less than 48 hours) we are considering moving to a larger venue. If we do move, we will post the new venue on our Website, facebook page and mailing list.
On Sunday, 29 January, SoulKino will be showing music, film and discussion from and about Brazil. B-Lage, Mareschstraße 1 (S-Bahn Sonnenallee) from 7.15pm. More details to follow
All events are free, with the exception of the European Left event on 15 January (follow the link to order tickets)
New on our Website
- Victor Grossman’s Berlin Bulletin on the Christmas market attack, the fallout from the Berlin elections and the coming general election
- Film Preview “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki” opens in German cinemas tomorrow
- Not new, but as the first anniversary of his death approaches, here an obituary to David Bowie that we published last year