EUropa – eine Veranstaltungsreihe

Im Mai 2019 findet die Europawahl statt. Als Teil der Wahlkampagne organisiert die LINKE.Berlin LAG Internationals eine begleitende Veranstaltungsreihe.

Jedes Quartal werden Aktivistinnen und Aktivisten aus verschiedenen europäischen Ländern an einer Podiumsdiskussion über wichtige politische Themen in Europa teilnehmen.

Hier das vorläufige Programm:


Die LINKE Berlin Internationals in March

Hi all

As ever, there‘s lots going on this month, particularly on women‘s rights. Here are some of the highlights:

  • On Friday, there‘s the award of the Clara Zetkin prize, given to organisations fighting for women‘s rights. From 7pm in the Südblock (U-Bahn Kotbusser Tor) 
  • And on Thursday, 8 March its the International Women‘s Day march. From 5pm at Hermannplatz 

We‘ll be at both events, and will be bringing a flyer promoting 2 coming events (both mainly in German):

If you‘d like to meet up with us, or want some flyers to give out, feel free to get in touch with us beforehand

Our next „proper“ meeting is on 26 March in die LINKE Neukölln offices. The subject isn‘t clear yet as we‘re trying to get someone to speak about the coming Italian elections (if you have contacts, please get in touch). As soon as we know, we‘ll post an update here.

Apart from that, here are some other dates for your diary.

  • Tomorrow night is the next Jacobin reading group meeting on Neoliberalism. 7pm in Bilgasaray. You can find the texts here.
  • On Sunday we‘ll be having our monthly organising meeting to plan the activities of our group. These meetings are open to anyone who‘s interested, but as we‘re trying to get some consistency in our organising, we‘d prefer the people who come to commit to most of the meetings. Contact us for the address and time.
  • On 16-17 June we‘ll be having our annual retreat in the countryside in the Naturfreunde Haus in Hermsdorf. More information soon, but save the date, and watch this Website 
  • And from 11-15 July, the European Left will be having its Summer University in Vienna. Some of us are planning on going, so if you want to go with us, please get in touch.

And finally, two new articles on our Website.

  • Victor Grossman‘s new Berlin Bulletin is just out. This week, Victor is looking forward to Sunday‘s vote in the SPD on renewing the grand coalition
  • And there‘s a film review from, er, me, on the new Black Panther film here 

Hope to see y‘all soon

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Three meetings on abortion rights

Hi all

This is just to remind you that our next monthly meeting is tomorrow night, 7pm in Die LINKE Neukölln offices, Wipperstraße 6. This time we‘ll be talking about abortion rights in Germany.

For the German speakers, there are 2 other meetings on the subject that should be interesting:

On 14 March, we‘re organising a panel discussion in Karl Liebknecht Haus on abortion rights in Europe, with speakers from Germany, Poland and Ireland

And on Thursday 22 March, The Coalition is showing the film Nichts is erledigt followed by a discussion with the director and pro-Choice activists. This is part of Theater X‘s 21 hours of resistance festival in Moabit. Anyone who‘s interested in helping this event, we‘ll be meeting in the Herr Lehmann pub on Richardplatz directly after Monday’s meeting.

Hope to see you there

Want to get more involved with Die LINKE Berlin Internationals? Now’s your chance

The LINKE Berlin Internationals is getting better organised. For the past few years, we’ve offered a monthly meeting on international politics, as well as occasional public meetings and cultural events. We have recently set up an organising committee to broaden our scope and to get more people involved.
The organising committee met this week and decided on the following focus points between now and the European elections in May 2019:
     · Better networking of “exile” organisations in Berlin so that we can work better together
     · Left election campaign for the European elections. This will include producing leaflets about voting rights and who to vote for, better understanding of the campaigns and manifestos of international left parties, and contributing our international perspective to the campaign of die LINKE in Germany.
     ·  Quarterly public meetings on European politics. From now until the EU election, we will be organising regular public meetings in German with international speakers, covering topics which will be crucial in the coming elections. The first of this meetings will be on March 14th in Karl Liebknecht Haus on Abortion Rights in Europe.
We will, of course, continue with our monthly meetings (fourth Monday each month at Die LINKE Neukölln) and other occasional events. We will mobilise for and build blocks on important demonstrations and actions.
Key to organising our future activities will be our week-end retreat in Hermsdorf on 16-17 June. We have booked the Naturfreunde Haus for the week-end. On the Saturday we will be relaxing, and on Sunday we’ll be discussing how we concretely make the above plans work. Everyone is invited to join us, and unless we get way more people than expected, we’ll be covering all accommodation costs.
Between now and then, we have set up three working groups to prepare our activities:
     · Networking group to improve contact with other organisations.
     · Public Meeting group to set up a programme for the quarterly public meetings.
     · Hermsdorf group to prepare a programme for the week-end retreat.
If you’re interested in getting more involved, and particularly if you want to work on one of these groups, please get in touch. We’ve also identified a few other areas (like working on our Website, facebook page and a Newsletter) where all help is appreciated.
Your next chance to meet the group as a whole is at our meeting on Abortion Rights in Germany in Die LINKE Neukölln offices on Monday 26 February, Wipperstraße 6 (S- and U-Bahn Neukölln). We’ll also be on the streets this coming Saturday. The AfD have outrageously called a march for women, and we’ll be joining other organisations in protesting, and trying to stop them. Meeting point: Landwehrkanal (bridge over the river Spree at U-Bahn Hallesches Tor) at 13.45
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Organising the LINKE Berlin Internationals

Hi folks

A couple of weeks ago, we had a small meeting to plan our year. The results of that meeting are at the bottom of this message, but let‘s start talking about one decision now. We want to set up a small group to organise what our group does. This organising group will meet once a month, in between our normal meetings (fourth Monday of the month in DIE LINKE Neukölln). The next meeting will be on Sunday, 11 February at Dani Moti‘s house.

If you‘d like to be more involved in this group, please reply to this message, and we can send you more information. If you‘re sort of interested but can‘t commit so much time, here are 2 other things you can do:

  • come to our week-end retreat in the countryside in June. This is where we have more time to get to know each other and make more long-term planning: 
  • Look at the minutes of the last meeting at the bottom of this message. We‘ve identified a number of areas where we want to improve what we do. If one or other appeals to you, please get in touch

As said, the orga group will meet again this Sunday. The main discussion will be on making what we discussed last time really happen. Here are minutes of the last meeting:

Dear comrades and friends.

This is just a short summary of results of the orga meeting we had last week. If you wanna get involved in the one or other thing, please get in touch with the person responsable, see name in brackets:

  • We will set up a mapping of our links to left parties, organisations and initiatives and also indicate missing links to be built up in Berlin  (Dani M) 
  • We are planning on organizing quarterly meetings on the European Union as public events in German, using our expertise and connections to different people and groups as a contribution to DIE LINKEs debate on EU-elections in May 2019 (Judith)
  • Besides our monthly meetings on the 4th Monday of each month, we want to have orga meetings in between, ca. every 2 weeks, in order to prepare our meetings and share responsibilities better  (Phil) 
  • We will set up a list of responsibilities arising from the LAG work and coordination and encourage people to get involved (Phil)
  • We will set up a calender of our and general political events of interest in order to plan our activities and keep a good overview of things  (Judith and Phil)
  • Since it was so much fun and we had good political debates in a nice atmosphere and surrounding: We decided to go on a weekend retreat to Naturfreundehaus Hermsdorf again (in Reinickendorf district, north of Berlin) on 16-17 June. Please reserve the date. More info will follow soon
  • Next orga meeting: 11 Februar, 11h at Danis place


Judith and Phil

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Fighting racism in Berlin

Hi everyone

After the electoral success of the AfD, its time to be vigilant in the fight against racism. Fortunately, there‘s plenty going on.

On 17 March, its the International Day against Racism, with activities in many cities worldwide. On Monday 12 February there‘ll be a meeting to decide what will happen in Berlin. 6.30 in the ver.di Haus Paula-Thiede-Ufer 10 (near S-Bahn Ostbahnhof). The meeting will be in German, but we can help translate if necessary. The more people are there, the better chance we have of a significant event.

On 17 February the AfD is daring to organise a women‘s march. We can‘t let them get away of using the fight for women‘s rights to promote their racist agenda. There‘s a counter-demo organised at 2pm at Mehringplatz. Watch this facebook event for more information –  – we‘ll also post more as soon as we know.

Don‘t forget our other coming meetings

– on Friday an evening with Jackie Walker 

– Monday 26 February – Abortion rights in Germany

And watch this space for a panel discussion on the fight for abortion rights in Europe.

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