The Coalition Berlin Stammtisch April 12

Come meet fellow activists or find out how to become active yourself. Südblock from 20:00 onward. Because the #resistance needs beers, too.

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We are organizations and individuals, with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and nationalities, who have come together in the spirit of solidarity to push back against the rising tide of far-right politics and extremism around the globe.

Wir sind Organisationen und Einzelpersonen mit unterschiedlichen Hintergründen, Perspektiven und Nationalitäten, die im Geiste der Solidarität zusammengekommen sind, um gegen die aufsteigende Flut von rechtsextremer Politik und Extremismus rund um den Globus zurückzukehren.

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Apr
23
Mon
LAG Internationals: Macedonian’s Colourful Revolution and its aftermath @ DIE LINKE Neukölln offices
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LAG Internationals: Macedonian’s Colourful Revolution and its aftermath @ DIE LINKE Neukölln offices

What was the Colorful Revolution that took place in 2016 in Macedonia? How is this still relevant and having an effect on current politics in the region? What prior events led to these large-scale protests? What can be learned from this movement for contemporary political activism?

Elena Gagovska, Macedonian student and activist who lives and studies here in Berlin, will attempt to answer these questions in this monthly meeting of Die Linke Berlin Intertnationals.

Elena (and her friends and family) participated in many of the protests in this movement, as well as some of the crucial events in the lead up to the Colorful Revolution such as May 5th, 2015 when the first series of demonstrations against the clientelist state and the VMRO-DPMNE led government began. 

For some background information here is a 2017 article by Elena on the days that followed nationalist forces storming the parliament and assaulting key opposition leaders,

Also, Elena’s most recent article on the perceptions of Eastern Europe by Western Europeans, and the economic consequences of that.

7pm in DIE LINKE Neukölln offices (Wipperstraße 6, S- and U-Bahn Neukölln. Watch this page for more information.

Apr
26
Thu
Writing in Migration | African Book Festival Berlin @ BABYLON
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
Writing in Migration | African Book Festival Berlin @ BABYLON

“There’s really no such thing as the ‚voiceless‘. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” –Arundhati Roy (Author of “The God of Small Things”, Winner of the Man Booker Prize)

LATEST NEWS always online: www.interkontinental.org/wim

*Deutsch unten*

THE FESTIVAL

In April 2018, InterKontinental presents for the first time a literary festival with and by African writers in Berlin. Curated by the German-Nigerian author Olumide Popoola the festival looks at transnationalism and migration in a more literary sense of “keeping in motion”.

For three days and with the help of fiction, poetry, lectures and panel discussions African reality of life will be focused on. How do writers from Africa or the diaspora negotiate the changes that come with displacement, forced or chosen? How do writers approach the constant flux of place, and identity? Are they still bound by tradition or being truthful to notions of an “African Identity”?

Writing in Migration brings authors from three continents to Berlin whose books are literary visions and trendsetters all over the world. Together with curator Olumide Popoola they encourage their audience: Read Outside The Box.

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DAS FESTIVAL

Präsentiert von InterKontinental findet im April 2018 in Berlin zum ersten Mal ein Festival von und für afrikanische Autor*innen statt. Kuratiert von der deutsch-nigerianischen Autorin Olumide Popoola greift das Festival Themen der Transnationalität und Transkulturalität auf und widmet sich der Migration im Sinne des „In-Bewegung-Seins“.

Thematisiert wird an drei Tagen mit Hilfe der Fiktion, Poesie, in Vorträgen und auf Podiumsdiskussionen afrikanische Lebensrealität. Wie lebt und schreibt es sich, nach einem erzwungenen oder freiwilligen Schritt nach Europa/den USA? Wie verarbeiten afrikanische Schriftsteller*innen konstante identitäre und räumliche Bewegung? Gibt es eine Verpflichtung gegenüber der Tradition, einer „afrikanischen Identität“ etwa?

Writing in Migration bringt Autor*innen über die Kontinente hinweg nach Berlin, deren Bücher literarische Visionen sind und international Trends setzen. Gemeinsam mit Kuratorin Olumide Popoola fordern sie ihr Publikum auf: Read Outside The Box.

Gefördert von:
der Kulturstiftung des Bundes und
der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

In partnership with the British Council Germany as part of UK/Germany 2018.

May
7
Mon
LAG Internationals: An evening with Selim Nadi @ Café Plume
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LAG Internationals: An evening with Selim Nadi @ Café Plume

Last year, Selim Nadi, a socialist from Strasbourg, spoke to us about Islamophobia in France. At the beginning of May, Selim will be back in Berlin, where he is speaking at the 200 years Marx conference organised by the rosa luxemburg stiftung

We are taking this opportunity to organise a drink and a chat with Selim on 7 May in Café Plume. If you want to know more about recent developments in France, particularly around the movements against racism and for socialism, feel free to come along,

Jun
16
Sat
LAG Internationals: Annual Retreat @ Hermsdorf
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day
LAG Internationals: Annual Retreat @ Hermsdorf

Save the date.

In the middle of June we’ll be having our annual week-end retrest in the Naturfreundehaus in Hermsdorf, North Berlin.

Saturday is the fun day and Sunday we’ll be planning to change the world. More information will follow nearer the time, or contact us at lag.internationals@die-linke-berlin.de