G20 Demo and Counter-Summit

Hi everyone

On 8 July there’ll be the G20 summit in Hamburg. 100,000 are expected to demonstrate against Donald Trump and the other heads of state responsible for destroying our planet. For details of buses from Berlin see https://busse.g20-demo.de/fahrten/BER03/Berlin,0.html. If you’d like to travel together, please contact us at lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de

For those of you who can travel a little earlier, its worth visiting the counter-summit on 5-6 July (http://solidarity-summit.org/en/). Here’s our recommendation for some of the workshops there:

Wednesday 5 July

10 am Opening panel: Globalization reloaded—The G20 and global crisis management
Kampnagel, K6, Jarrestraße 20
with Vandana Shiva, Patrick Bond and others

4.30 pm: Panel 3: Peace politics beyond NATO and the militarization of the EU — Alternatives for peace
Kampnagel K2, Jarrestraße 20
with Ann Wright, Rainer Braun and others

7pm: Information meeting about the G20 protests organised by DIE LINKE Hamburg
Denk(t)räume“, Grindelallee 43


Thursday 6 July

9am New paths for a Europe from below – How to organise and mobilise transnationally in the current global context
Alabama Kinosaal, Jarrestraße 20
Organised by Blockupy International

11.30am Meeting for International activists
Here is the space to exchange final questions, concerns, updates within the international circle.
Location to be announced but it will be at the site of the Global Solidarity Summit.

1pm How do we fight the different faces of the far-right?
Barmbek BASCH, room 2, Wohldorfer Str. 30
With international speakers – co-organised by our allies in The Coalition (against Trump)

3pm The working class and climate justice. Do they belong together?
Zinnschmelze, room 1, Maurienstraße 19,
With Tadzio Müller, John Sinha and others

4.30 pm Cooperation, not confrontation—How can we implement common security as a paradigm for future policy?
Kampnagel, K6, Jarrestraße 20
With Norman Paech, Kate Hudson, Ann Wright and others

7.30pm Final panel discussion: For Global Solidarity – with a Progressive International? Strategies against Neoliberalism and the Far Right.
Kampnagel, K6, Jarrestraße 20

This is a first set of recommendations after looking at the initial programme. If you have any further recommendations, please get in touch. Please also contact us about going to the counter-summit together and/or meeting up there.

PS don’t forget as a warm-up for the G20, we’ll be having a drink with Unjum Mirza, socialist, trade unionist and anti-racist activist from London. Unjum will be telling us about Jeremy Corbyn’s Britain after the election (and hopefully shortly before the next election). Its on Tuesday 4 July from 7pm in the Cantine Sociale (where we watched the election results), Tucholskystraße 32 (S-Bahn Oranienburgerstraße)

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Fest der Linken, 17 June

If you’d like to help us give out the flyers (or would just like to get to know us better) come to our stall at the Fest der Linken on Saturday. Rosa Luxemburg Platz, from 11am if we get up on time, but definitely from 12 noon

British elections – statement from the LINKE Berlin Internationals and what to do on election night

On Thursday, there will be general elections in Berlin. DIE LINKE Berlin Internationals Group is calling on the 140,000 British voters in Germany to support Jeremy Corbyn (full statement here).

Whatever happens in the election campaign, Corbyn’s Labour have fought a tremendous campaign. They started the election trailing by 20% in the polls, yet the latest polls are predicting a hung parliament. If trends carry on the way they have, Labour could win. If you have voting rights in Britain, please use them. Please also make sure that everyone you know will be voting for Corbyn.

On Thursday evening we will be watching the election results together. We will announce the venue soon and send more information to our mailing list (to join the list, please send a mail to lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de).