Newsletter December 2018

Dear friends,

the year 2018 is coming to an end and we have a nice news for you and a request:

1. the good news: the petition against the threatened deportation of our speaker Immaculate Adet was decided positively in the Petitions Committee of the Bavarian Parliament at the beginning of December. Thank you for the letters, calls and other support and we will continue to keep you posted!

2. intimidation because of protest against racist “women’s march”: Some time ago our glokal colleague Tahir Della called with a tweet for protest against the so-called women’s march (organized by the AfD). He was reported for this by an AfD politician.
The Berlin prosecutor’s office accepted the complaint and sentenced Tahir Della to a fine of 1,200€.
We as an association for political education criticize this approach and see it as another attempt by the AfD to criminalize civil society protest! The goal of the AfD is obviously to prevent any protest against their anti-human policies and to create a climate of insecurity! This shows that this party breaks one taboo after another and fuels racist discourse, while at the same time trying to prevent anti-racist and anti-fascist protest.

Resistance to racism is something that should be natural in a democratic country. We call on all democratic forces not to be intimidated and to support those people who oppose parties and movements that strive for a society characterized by discrimination and exclusion!

If you would like to help us raise the money for the penalty payment, you can do so by using the account number provided HERE withthe purpose “No Intimidation”. Thank you very much!

We wish you happy holidays, a great start of the year and warm greetings,

the glokal team