Coming up

Hello everyone

No Summer break for us. Here are just some of the activities we’re involved in in the next couple of months.

  • Ever wanted to know more about the LINKE Internationals but were too afraid to ask? On 23 August we have a meeting in Karl Liebknecht Haus explaining who we are and what we do.
  • On 27 August, Nadjat Hamdi from the Daughters of Saguia and Rio will be telling us about Western Sahara: the forgotten conflict in our monthly meeting in the LINKE Neukölln offices.
  • On 31 August, there’s talk of a solidarity concert for the victims of the Greek wildfires. More details to follow. In the meantime, here’s what you can do to help the wildfire vicitms.
  • On 12 September, there’s the next in our debates about the EU. Fabio de Masi MP and a speaker from Great Britain will speak on the EU finance and economic politics in times of Brexit. As ever, with these meetings, it will be largely in German.
  • On 24 September, we are organising a forum on reproductive rights in Latin America, with Cecilia Maas from Argentina, Kristina Hinz, a researcher into feminism in Brazil, and a speaker from the Chilean organisation Frente Amplio. As we are expecting more people to attend than at our usual monthly meeting, the forum will take place in Karl Liebknecht Haus.
  • The forum takes places 2 days after the planned march by anti-choice fundamentalists (including some leading AfD members) through Berlin. For information about the planned protests against this show of bigotry, follow the website of the Bündis für sexuelle Selbsbestimmung.
  • In December there are 2 events for you to put into your diary. On 1 December we’ll be having our Keihnachtsfest / not-Christmas party in Café Plume. And the week-end afterwards, from 6-8 December, the LINKE-SDS are organising a conference to celebrate 50 years since 1968.

You can see our new leaflet advertising these events and more here. Please contact us if you want printed versions of this leaflet to give out.

Not enough for you? Well, there are a few new things on our Website:

  • the video of our meeting on the new right in Europe with Daniele Obono and others
  • Victor Grossman’s new Berlin Bulletin on the NSU affair, Mesit Ösil and a little victory
  • Berlin LINKE Internationals member Elena Gavoska makes a call for internationalist solidarity with refugees

If you would like more information about Die LINKE Berlin Internationals or would like to help us organise any of the above, please get in touch.

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Meeting on Italy on Monday, and some other stuff

Hello everyone

Here’s a reminder that the next meeting of the LINKE Berlin Internationals will be next Monday, 23 July. Marco, who is currently in Italy, will be returning with an eye-witness account of recent developments.

After the discussion on Italy, we will be talking about the current refugee demos in Germany, and there will be a brief report back from the European Left Summer University in Vienna. Its all at 7pm at die LINKE offices in Neukölln (Wipperstraße 6) and we’ll go together afterwards to the biergarten in the Villa Rixdorf on Richardplatz.

Last night, we had an organising meeting where we looked back at out recent retreat in Hermsdorf set the following priorities for the coming months.

  • Website and social media
  • mapping – which other international groups are working in Berlin and how are we connected?
  • Influencing positions taken by die LINKE
  • coming EU elections – quarterly meetings and other interventions.

If you’d like get involved in any of these activities, or have suggestions about other things we should be doing, please get in touch, and we’ll put you in touch with the right people:

We are also planning a number of other events. As well as our monthly meetings on the fourth Monday of each months, we’ll be organising a special meeting explaining what die LINKE is and does (probably 23 August) and a not-Christmas party (Keinachtsfeier). We’re looking at the 7th or 8th December. Please let us know if you know of a problem with these dates.

Finally, please visit our Website. Among the various articles and action tips, we have just posted Victor Grossman’s latest Berlin bulletin on the German right and refugees  and this call for peace on the Korean peninsula

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Busy week ahead

This is just to tell you about some of the many events happening this week. This afternoon, the HDP/HDK will be having an election party in Südblock where we can watch the results of the Turkish elections together:

Tomorrow (Monday), Erkin Erdogan, speaker of the HDP/HDK Berlin will be telling us what the election results mean and what happens next:

On Tuesday, the Coalition against Trump, of which we are part, has their next meeting. Among other things, we’ll be discussing the coming protest on 30 June against the imprisonment of children on the US-Mexican border. We’ll post more info about the protest after the meeting

On Thursday, we’re showing “Reserve Slaves” Michelangelo Severgnini’s new documentary about refugees in Southern Italy, followed by a discussion with Michelangelo and others. Its at 7pm in the Moviemento cinema

And on Friday and Saturday, die LINKE Berlin is organising 2 meetings: a basis conference on Friday in ND-Haus and a Markt der Möglichkeiten for new members on Saturday

If you need any more information about any of these events, please check us on the Internet or send us a message

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Looking back at Hermsdorf and coming up

We had a great time in Hermsdorf last week-end. You can find extended minutes of what we discussed here. And lots of photos here.
 
The next thing we’re organising is a stall at the Fest der Linken on Saturday on Rosa Luxemburg Platz. If you can help, please enter your name in the shift plan here. We’ll be sharing our stall with the newly formed Brazilian committee for solidarity with Lula.
 
At the Fest der Linken there will be the German premiere of Michelangelo Severgnini’s film Reserve Slaves about refugees in Southern Italy. It will be showing in Karl Liebknecht Haus at 1pm. If you can’t make it, or want to see it in a “proper” cinema, it will be showing in the Moviemento cinema on Thursday night. Michelangelo will be present at both showings. More info here.
 
On Monday at our next regular meeting, Erkin Erdogan, speaker of the Berlin HDP/HDK will be talking about Turkey after the elections (7pm at Die LINKE Neukölln) . You can watch the election results with the HDP/HDK on Sunday night.
 
And last but definitely not least, as a result of children being caged on the US border, several actions have been called. Friday at the US embassy and on 30th June (parallel to big demos in the US), details to be confirmed. It would be great to see as many people as possible there

June with Die LINKE Berlin Internationals

Hi folks

Here’s a summary of what’s coming up:

  • On Saturday (9 June) we’ll be standing up against the AfD’s racist “women’s march”. Everything’s kicking off at Mehringplatz (U-Bahn Hallesches Tor). There’ll be a breakfast at 11am, and you can assemble around our banners and those of The Coalition from around 1pm. More information, including the call to action in English here.
  • On 16 and 17 June we’ll be having our annual retreat. The Saturday is a day of social networking, and on the Sunday we’ll be planning what we do next year. More information here, and you can sign up here.
  • On 23 June you can visit our stall at the Fest der Linken. We’re also organising the German premiere of Michelangel Severgnini’s film “Reserve Slaves” which will be playing in Karl Liebknecht Haus at 1pm. We’re also organising the first screening in a proper German cinema in the Moviemento on Thursday, 28 June. This screening will be followed by a discussion with Michelangelo and a refugee. More information about the film here.
  • On 25 June, Erkin Erdogan, co-speaker of the HDP/HDK Berlin-Brandenburg will be talking to us about the Turkish elections, which will be taking place on 24 June.
  • And one for your diaries, on 23 July, we’ll have someone from Italy talking about the situation there. As this situation is changing every day, the title may change.

Finally, at the bottom of this message there’s the flyer that we’ll be giving out at the Fest der Linken and elsewhere. If you’d like to have some printed copies, please get in touch.

Coming up…

Here’s a brief summary of the announcements from last night’s meeting. Thanks to everyone for taking part.

Next week-end, French MP Daniele Obono will be taking part in 2 public meetings:

–  A discussion primarily in German on the new right in Europe. This is a panel discussion with AfD expert Gerd Wiegel and Hungarian journalist Judith Langowski. Saturday, 2 June at 6.30 in Karl Liebknecht Haus on Rosa Luxemburg Platz 

–  A discussion in English on racism and Islamophobia in France. We are organising this meeting as part of the Offenes Neukölln festival. Sunday 3 June at 3.30pm in Café Plume, Warthestraße 60 

On 16-17 June we will be having our annual retreat in the Hermsdorf Naturfreundehaus. Saturday is socializing, Sunday discussion. This year, much of the discussion will focus on the arguments around the coming EU elections. You can find more information (including a form where you can register) here:  

Taking part and overnight accommodation won’t cost anything, but we may have a whipround to cover food costs.

2 extra points about the retreat:

– On the Sunday we want to spend an hour introducing 5 or 6 international organisations which are currently active in Berlin. If you’d like to tell us about your organisation (5 minutes introduction, 5 minutes Q&A) please get in touch.

– We may organise a spontaneous meeting on the Saturday to talk about how we can improve our Website. If you’d like to get involved with this, please contact us.

Our regular meetings are on the fourth Monday of each Month in the LINKE offices in Neukölln. The next 2 meetings will be on the current situation in Turkey  and in Italy  

 

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