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Declaration by glokal on Hanau

We from glokal e.V. express our condolences and solidarity with all relatives and victims of the racist terrorist attack in Hanau on 19.02.2020.
We feel the loss of their loved ones and the deep, painful cut in their daily lives.
We stand firmly by the side of the victims and send our best wishes for the recovery of the injured.

We note a continuity in the neglect of racial threats by state agencies as well as in the investigations and consistent prosecution of abuses in the police and other institutions.

The representatives of the “bourgeoisie” as well as more and more “conservative” politicians have to face their responsibility for this violence.
We must all stand up against agitation, racist politics and stigmatization of migrant, Muslim spaces such as shisha bars, among others.

We call for consistent support of civil society that works against racism on a daily basis, especially diasporic – migrant civil society.

Glokal will forever cherish the memory of the murdered Gökhan Gültekin, Ferhat Ünvar, Mercedes K., Sedat Gürbüz, Hamza Kurtović, Kalojan Welkow, Fatih Saraçoğlu and Said Nessar El Hashemi.

7.11.18 in front of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin: solidarity with caravan of refugees on their way to the U.S.

We hereby distribute the call of different organizations for Wednesday, 07.11.18 at 12:30 in front of the US Embassy, Pariser Platz 2, 10117 Berlin:

Stop the war against migrants – Solidarity with the Caravan of Refugees from Central America!

For weeks, refugees/migrants have been marching on foot from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador north to the Mexican border with the goal of finding protection and life prospects in the United States. Continue reading

Come to the ‘We’ll Come United’ parade in Hamburg on 09/29!

On September 29, 2018, the anti-racist ‘We’ll Come United’ parade will take place in Hamburg starting at 12:00h, “the most beautiful day of the year … With loudspeaker wagons, performances, texts, music and carnival we chase the cold, the racism, the heartlessness from the streets of the city.” Be numerous and come all on foot, by bike, bus, train….
Click here to go to the call.

Statement on the deportation of our colleague Immaculate A.

Dear friends,

It is with great concern that we learned today (08/30/2018) that Immaculate A., who is in the glokal speaker pool and gives seminars and workshops for us nationwide, has been in custody pending deportation to Uganda since yesterday evening (Wednesday, 08/29/2018).

We urge you to support the release of Immaculate A.! Please write emails to the mayor and the chief administrator of the city of Bayreuth to obtain their release.

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“I was a stranger and You took me in” – Stop the displacement of the obelisk!

In Kassel and throughout Germany, initiatives (including glokal) and individuals are protesting against the attempt to move the artwork of documenta 14 artist Olu Oguibe from the central Königsplatz in Kassel, thus robbing it of a central dimension of its significance. The protest can be supported here. Continue reading