Migrantifa Berlin was formed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Hanau on 19 February 2020 where Vili Viorel Păun, Said Nesar Hashemi, Gökhan Gültekin, Mercedes Kierpacz, Hamza Kurtović, Fatih Saraçoğlu, Ferhat Unvar, Kaloyan Velkov und Sedat Gürbüz were murdered by a fascist. We are part of a wider network of Migrantifa groups across Germany.
Migrantifa Berlin is a group where people of migrant decent across various communities organise together, many of them born and raised in Germany. We consider ourselves a revolutionary organisation. We believe that people of migrant decent cannot rely on the state for their protection and security and that self-organisation is necessary in order to protect the lives of people in our communities. Therefore, our main focus is community organising in the neighbourhoods of Wedding, Neukölln, Kreuzberg and Lichtenberg.
We regularly organise anti-fascist neighbourhood walks as well as food, clothing, hygiene article distributions. Beyond the community organising aspect, we organise protests and educational events and engage in alliances with other migrant, anti-racist and/or revolutionary groups. We often serve as a connection between the German radical left scene and the anti-racist/migrant left.
We believe racism to be an integral part of capitalism, which serves as an ideology to justify the subjugation and exploitation of our people. Therefore, we believe that the only viable answer to the racism that we and our communities face is class struggle.