theleftberlin.com was launched in October 2019 as a replacement for theleftberlin.wordpress.com, which had been the website for the Berlin LINKE Internationals. It shares its predecessor’s aim to inform non-Germans in Berlin about German politics and to let the German Left know about the international activists and organisations in their city.
theleftberlin is a website by activists for activists and an important part of the Website – and the weekly Newsletter that we produce – is informing people of activities and events in Berlin, especially those which are of interest to an audience which does not have German as its first language. We also want to reflect and contribute to the debate on the international Left.
Although theleftberlin maintains close links with the Berlin LINKE Internationals, it has an editorial autonomy and attempts to reflect a range of debate on the left. The editorial team has a short online meeting every Sunday to discuss the articles which we want to publish. Meetings are open, and we would love to see new faces on our editorial board.
We have taken a recent decision to concentrate on publishing original texts, translations of texts which were not previously available in English and the reproduction of important texts from the Global South which have not yet reached a Western audience. To help us do this, we are looking for more writers, editors and translators to join our team. We would also appreciate the help of IT people and anyone who is active on social media to publicize what we publish.
If you would like to know more about theleftberlin or are interested in joining our editorial team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can join our mailing list by adding your e-mail address in the bottom left of this page