Come with us to the European Left Summer University in Vienna

Hello everyone

The European Left will be having its Summer university in Vienna between 11 and 15 July. This is a great opportunity to meet international activists, and we’ll be sending a delegation.

You can get more information here and here. To be sure of getting a place, you should register by 22 May.

There’s also the chance of getting financial support from die LINKE for your accommodation and travel. To do this, send a letter of up to 1 page saying why you think you should go to daniel.wittmer[at]die-linke.de. We are more than happy to help with the letter and to support your application.

Please also let us know if you are going, so that we can organise to meet up / travel together.

Any questions, you know where to ask

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Don’t mourn, organise

Fifty-five people were killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Monday as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated across the occupied territory to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba.

As of Monday afternoon, the Gaza Ministry of Health released the names of 43 Palestinians killed:

1. Ezz el-din Musa Mohamed Alsamaak, 14 years old

2. Wisaal Fadl Ezzat Alsheikh Khalil, 15 years old

3. Ahmed Adel Musa Alshaer, 16 years old

4. Saeed Mohamed Abu Alkheir, 16 years old

5. Ibrahim Ahmed Alzarqa, 18 years old

6. Eman Ali Sadiq Alsheikh, 19 years old

7. Zayid Mohamed Hasan Omar, 19 years old

8. Motassem Fawzy Abu Louley, 20 years old

9. Anas Hamdan Salim Qadeeh, 21 years old

10. Mohamed Abd Alsalam Harz, 21 years old

11. Yehia Ismail Rajab Aldaqoor, 22 years old

12. Mustafa Mohamed Samir Mahmoud Almasry, 22 years old

13. Ezz Eldeen Nahid Aloyutey, 23 years old

14. Mahmoud Mustafa Ahmed Assaf, 23 years old

15. Ahmed Fayez Harb Shahadah, 23 years old

16. Ahmed Awad Allah, 24 years old

17. Khalil Ismail Khalil Mansor, 25 years old

18. Mohamed Ashraf Abu Sitta, 26 years old

19. Bilal Ahmed Abu Diqah, 26 years old

20. Ahmed Majed Qaasim Ata Allah, 27 years old

21. Mahmoud Rabah Abu Maamar, 28 years old

22.Musab Yousef Abu Leilah, 28 years old

23. Ahmed Fawzy Altetr, 28 years old

24. Mohamed Abdelrahman Meqdad, 28 years old

25. Obaidah Salim Farhan, 30 years old

26. Jihad Mufid Al-Farra, 30 years old

27. Fadi Hassan Abu Salmi, 30 years old

28. Motaz Bassam Kamil Al-Nunu, 31 years old

29. Mohammed Riyad Abdulrahman Alamudi, 31 years old

30. Jihad Mohammed Othman Mousa, 31 years old

31. Shahir Mahmoud Mohammed Almadhoon, 32 years old

32. Mousa Jabr Abdulsalam Abu Hasnayn, 35 years old

33. Mohammed Mahmoud Abdulmoti Abdal’al, 39 years old

34. Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim Hamdan, 27 years old

35. Ismail Khalil Ramadhan Aldaahuk, 30 years old

36. Ahmed Mahmoud Mohammed Alrantisi, 27 years old

37. Alaa Alnoor Ahmed Alkhatib, 28 years old

38. Mahmoud Yahya Abdawahab Hussain, 24 years old

39. Ahmed Abdullah Aladini, 30 years old

40. Saadi Said Fahmi Abu Salah, 16 years old

41. Ahmed Zahir Hamid Alshawa, 24 years old

42. Mohammed Hani Hosni Alnajjar, 33 years old

43. Fadl Mohamed Ata Habshy, 34 years old

New on our Website and some important actions

    Hi everyone
    There are some new articles on our Website:
    – In his new Berlin Bulletin, Victor Grossman worries about the danger of war on Iran and previews the coming LINKE national conference
    – As it looks like we have a new government in Italy, film maker Michelangelo Servergnini is worried
    – Armenian civil rights activist Gayaneh Melkom Melkomian talks about the recent protests in her country
    And for anyone wanting to read up for our meeting on Brazil on 28 May, we have 2 articles, this analysis from the European Left and this from Bernardo Jurema who will be speaking at the meeting
    In addition to this, there are some important activities going on in Berlin in the next 2 weeks:
    – Tomorrow there will be a protest for Palestine at the Brandenburg Gate. After today’s massacre in Gaza, where 42 unarmed demonstrators were killed. this protest is especially important
    – And on 27th May, the AfD will be trying to march through Berlin. Please join the mass protests to stop them.
      One last thing. On 16-17 June, we will have our week-end retreat in Hermsdorf. A proposal for a programme will go online soon. This week (probably Sunday afternoon) we’ll be meeting to plan this, and our meetings with French MP Daniel Obono on 2-3 June. If you’d like to join this meeting, please contact us.
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Coming up with die LINKE Internationals

Hi everyone, especially people who are new to the list.

Here’s a post-MyFest summary of meetings and activities which are coming up. If you want more information of any of this, please look at out Website and facebook pages (addresses at the bottom of this message)

First, meetings that we’re organising:

  • next Monday, Selim Nadi, a socialist and anti-racist from France will be talking to us in Café Plume 
  • on 28th Monday, Brasilian socialist Danny Dubner will be talking about the recent arrest of ex-president Lula and the left’s reaction 
  • On 2 June we’ll be organising a public meeting in German on the new right in Europa with a panel of speakers including the French MP Daniele Obono 
  • On 3 June in an event so new its not on our Website yet, we’ll be organising an extra meeting with Daniele as part of the Öffenes Neukölln festival. 3.30pm in Café Plume. Watch this space for more information
  • On 16-17 June we’ll be having our annual week-end retreat in the Naturfreundehaus Hermsdorf. One day of messing about, one day of serious work, and we’ll be paying for you to stay overnight. A first draft of the agenda should be out in the next week, including information about how you can sign up 
  • On 23 June, there’s the Fest der Linken on Rosa Luxemburg Platz. We’ll have a stall and we’re in the process of organising a meeting on the left in government with Izquierda Unida. We’ll have councillors from Madrid and Thüringen talking about their experiences (more info following soon) https://www.fest-der-linken.de/
  • On 25 June, Erkin Erdogan, co-speaker of HDP-HDK Berlin-Brandenburg will be talking to us about Turkey after the elections 

And here are some things which are being organised by other people:

  • On Saturday, in the Marx-Engels Forum (Spandauerstraße 15, near the Marx-Engels statue in front of the Rotes Rathaus) from 3pm to 5.30, there’ll be a birthday party for Karl Marx with speeches, music and wine (it says here)
  • On Saturday 12th May, as a fringe event to the Marxismuss conference there’ll be a networking event for Catalonia activists with Andrej Hunko MP, Marie Kapretz, David Kavala and rank and file activists. ND Building (meeting point Münzenberg Saal) 18.30, Franz Mehring Platz 1.
  • On Sunday 13th May, our friends in the Coalition Berlin have a grill and poster making session against the far right in the Volkspark Friedrichshain 
  • On Tuesday 15th May, there’s a women’s podium on Catalonia in the TU 
  • On 27th May, the AfD is planning to march on Berlin. We’re planning to stop them 

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Join us at the MyFest

On 1 May, international workers day, there’s a lot going on in Berlin. Trade union demo in the morning, anti-capitalist demo in the evening, and in the afternoon tens of thousands will be coming to Kreuzberg to celebrate the MyFest.

As ever, Die LINKE Internationals will have a stall at the MyFest between 11.30 and 5.30opm. Please come and have a chat. We’re also looking for people to help run the stall. We’ll be giving out leaflets for coming meetings, mobilizing against the planned AfD demo in Berlin at the end of May (more info to follow) and generally trying to network with the international left in Berlin.

If you’d like to help us on the stall, please fill in this doodle. There’s a map of how to find the stall attached to this message, but if you have any problems finding us on the day, ring Phil on 0176 6501 8983. If you’re not sure when you’ll be there but just want to turn up and help, please do.

Also, if anyone wants to join us on the anti-capitalist demo, we’ll be meeting at the stall around 5.30pm.

If you have any questions, send us a mail at lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de

This is where we’ll be

And here’s some of the stuff you can get from our stall

We’ll also be giving out this leaflet

and this one

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Meeting on Monday. Plenty else in May and June

Hello everyone

This is just to remind you that our next meeting is on Monday at 7pm in die LINKE offices in Neukölln, Wipperstraße 6 (S- and U-Bahn Neikölln). Macedonian socialist Elena Gagovska will be recounting her experience in the „Colour revolution“ and explaining what has happened since.

More information here. You can read an article that Elena recently wrote here 

There‘s lots more going on in the next couple of months. Here‘s just a sample.

On 1 May, we‘ll be having a stall at the MyFest at Mariannenplatz. Come and visit us between 12 o‘clock and shortly before 6pm. If you‘d like to help out on the stall, enter your name on the doodle here: 

On 7 May, we‘ll be having a drink and a chat with Selim Nadi, socialist and anti-racist from Strasbourg, France. Café Plume, Warthestraße 60 (S-Bahn Hermannstraße / Leinestraße) from 7pm. 

There‘s a lot going on in France at the moment to discuss. We also have a couple of relevant articles on our Website here and here.

On 28th May, we‘ll be discussing with a Brazilan socialist (we‘re negotiating which one) about recent developments there. 7pm in Die LINKE Neukölln offices. We also have some background reading here and here 

On 2 June, we‘re organising a panel discussion in German on the growth of the far right in Europe. 6.30pm in Karl Liebknecht Haus, Rosa Luxemburg Platz. Speakers confirmed so far are French MP Daniele Obono and Gerd Wiegel who researches anti-fascism for the LINKE parliamentary fraction. We‘re also trying to get a speaker from Hungary. This site will be updated when we have more information: 

On 16-17 June, we‘re having our annual retreat at the Naturfreundehaus in Hermsdorf. We‘ll be sending out a first programme with more information, hopefully this week. Meanwhile there‘s this.

Finally for our meetings. Turkey has just called snap elections for the end of June. HDP-HDK Berlin-Brandenburg co-speaker Erkin Erdogan will be talking to us after the election on 25 June at Die LINKE Neukölln 

Finally 2 important actions:

On Tuesday 24 April, there‘s a protest action „No award for exploitation – make amazon pay“ against the sward of the Axel Springer prize to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos. There‘s a rally at 4pm at Oranienplatz which will be marching to a ver.di protest outside Axel-Springer Haus with Amazon workers and Bernd Riexinger at the ver.di Haus at 6pm.

And at the end of May (probably 27th) the AfD will be trying to march through Berlin. Large counter-protests are being planned by various anti-racist organisations.

That‘s it for now. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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Coming up with die LINKE Berlin Internationals

The next full meeting of die LINKE Internationals will be on Monday, 23rd April at 7pm in the LINKE Neukölln offices in Wipperstraße 6 (U- and S-Bahn Neukölln). Elena Gagovska will be speaking about Macedonia.

We‘ll be posting more here. Until then, you can read something that Elena‘s written on the subject here.

Before then, we‘ve got a few meetings to prepare coming events. If you want to get more involved in the group, just contact us at lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de

  • On Sunday April 15th we have a meeting to plan our series of public meetings on Europe and particularly the meeting on the rise of the extreme Right that we‘re organising in June
  • On Tuesday April 17th, we have a meeting to plan the agenda of our week-end away in Hermsdorf , and then coming together in a larger group to plan what we‘ll be doing in the near future.

Speaking of which:

Hope to see you soon

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