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Non-Fest for the Berlin Palace/Humboldt Forum

NOTfest for the Berlin Palace/Humboldt Forum on 11/12.6.2015

Invitation of the campaign alliance No Humboldt 21!

While some have been robbed of everything, others present the treasures of the world.
While some are still waiting for an apology for Germany’s first genocide, others are rebuilding the palace of Prussian slave traders and genocides.
While the bones of some are still being researched today, others honor the grave robber Humboldt and praise the European Enlightenment, science and humanity.
While some die in the Mediterranean, others invite the whole world to their castle.

Thursday, 11.6. at 22:30
Schinkelplatz at the Berlin Palace/Humboldt Forum
Remember Resistance!
Event supported by transparent-lichtdesign / Ingo Stahl-Blood

Friday, 12.6. from 11 to 15:30
Pleasure garden at the Berlin Palace/Humboldt Forum
“THEY celebrate in white, WE mourn in black”.
Protest rally with speeches, poetry, spoken word art and singing

Contact: Tahir Della | 015254217327 | tahirdella@isdonline.de
Christian Kopp | 1799 100976 | buero@berlin-postkolonial.de
Fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/426502900860921/

Commemorative march on 28.2. in Berlin

Next Saturday, 28.2. the 9th commemorative march in memory of the African victims of enslavement, human trafficking, colonialism and racist violence will take place in Berlin, called by an alliance around the Central Council of the African Community.

In this context also the reference to the current petition of the Ovaherero and Nama with the demand for reparations for the genocide of 1904-1908.

Mall of Shame – Migrant workers fight against exploitation

The construction of the “Mall of Berlin” is said to have cost about one billion euros and now, in the pre-Christmas period, it is becoming a symbol of the exploitation of migrant workers from other EU countries that has become commonplace. A group of Romanian workers has been fighting for weeks for the payment of their already low wages. More info here.

UNITED NEIGHBOURS // Right to stay and housing for all!

This Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, a demonstration will take place at 3 p.m. starting at Spreewaldplatz/Ohlauerstraße to bring together the demands of protesting refugees in Berlin and the protests against rent increases and evictions. More information can be found at the Bündnis Zwangsräumung Verhindern or on f-book. The magazine analyse & kritik also published a freely accessible article on the background of the demonstration.

Refugee Policy in Germany: “First Trickery, Then Starvation”

For 11 days now, the Berlin Senate, with the help of a large police force, has been starving and thirsting refugee activists on the roof of a hostel for refugees in Gürtelstrasse. Doctors who warn of the serious consequences of dehydration and want to bring water are not allowed through. Press is not allowed to the protesters. The few people who show solidarity are harassed and their protest against the inhumane actions of politics and police is made impossible. Go here to the blog and Twitter for information including press reviews and ways to support.


Oranienplatz activist in deportation custody – Refugee Council demands release

On July 29, 2014, Badra Ali Diarra, an activist from Oranienplatz, was taken into custody pending deportation at the instigation of the Börde Aliens Office (Saxony-Anhalt). He is to be deported to Italy. The man from Mali is part of the so-called Oranienplatz agreement with the Senate. However, he did not receive the redistribution to Berlin and subsequent case-by-case examination promised by the Senate. The deportation stop promised in the settlement paper is also not granted. Continue reading

Racism kills: Now also in the outdoor pool?

On Saturday, July 19, a young black man drowned in the Plötzensee lake in Berlin-Wedding. The lifeguard on duty at the outdoor pool was outed as a neo-Nazi a year ago after racist incidents of violence at the lido. Now, apparently, he has remained conspicuously inactive in the swimming accident, and the outdoor pool management categorically backs him. On the Facebook page of the outdoor pool, there was intense discussion about the incident and the reaction of the outdoor pool company. Questions as to whether the signature of the pool attendant under a declaration of withdrawal from the right-wing scene or the partly “migrant” composition of the pool staff were sufficient to remove the accusation of racism in principle were probably too much for the pool operators: the Facebook page has disappeared. But one thoughtful person made this and the discussion public. However, the most unpleasant because critical comments had already been deleted by the outdoor pool.