Our Campaign of the Week highlights Beyond Equality: Feminisms Reclaiming Life conference. This conference takes place from Friday through Sunday and will focus on war, border politics and revolutions, decolonial ecofeminism and the political economy of “race”, feminist abolitionism, anti-fascism, gender violence, hetero-cis normativity, and investigative journalism. Click here for a detailed program, the events will take place at several locations around the city.
Saturday provides sunshine and a walking tour led by Izzy Choksey, who will highlight the relics of German Colonialism around the city and explains how colonialism shaped and continues to shape the city. The tour will meet at 2pm at Martin Luther Statue near Alexanderplatz. Based on the tour’s content, please bring one Berlin AB Ticket for public transport or a ticket than enables travel on the BVG network. There will be one bus ride during the tour to our final stop at Treptower Park, around 5pm. Please note that the tour is free, but donations to the guide are strongly encouraged. Click here to for free registration.
On Sunday, trans activist, Alexia Metge will talk about her experiences and struggles in and against the prison system. Meet at Oyoun (Lucy-Lameck-Straße 32), 12049 Berlin at 5pm.
Jumpstart your Monday morning with a bike demo on Hermannstraße. We want to prove that the bike is an important means of transport. Stopping the bike path construction by Manja Schreiner puts us in danger on our daily routes. Meet at 8:15 am at Anita-Berber-Park at Hermannstraße (height U-Leinestraße). Join in!
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In News from Germany, The AfD candidate Robert Sesselmann secured the recent district council election in the Thuringia, as AfD national leader proudly announces “This was just the beginning.”, Muslims end up fearing racist attacks averaging two racist attacks a day, assuming more cases go unreported, German Defence Minister wants to station 4,000 soldiers in Lithuania, grossly understaffed staffing 1,719 hospitals as talks of drastic hospital reforms are underway.
Read all about this week’s News from Berlin and Germany here.
New on theleftberlin this week, Phil Butland and Helena Zohdi share the final part of The rise and fall (and rise and fall) of the Egyptian Left, Rob Ferguson explores Israel, the US, and imperialism, Hebh Jamal raises the question: What does Israel’s government mean for Palestinians?, Hari Kumar provides insight into What just happened in Russia?, and Inês Colaco captures an interview with Elif Sarican, one of the organizers of the The Beyond Equality: Feminisms Reclaiming Life conference.
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