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Oplatz construction political campaign > Call for support

Oplatz boat model

Oplatz boat model

[Deutsche Version unten]

Dear all,
we would like to revive the Oplatz as soon as possible and organize the construction of a boat-like-infopoint-building – to be present and visible again as a refugee movement and to have a safe space for refugee-/activists to meet, get informed, get involved in political action. As you can read in the last protocols from Sunday’s open plenum, the decision for this construction was taken by refugees on September 20th 2015.

In order to get such a boat-like-oplatz-building we need a big political campaign.

For this we need a lot of support!

Do you have experiences with politicial campaigns? With finances? With project management? Do you have big networks you can activate to support? Would you contribute to the publicity of the campaign with an event? Would you just like to be part of it?


Oplatz construction campaign

Oplatz construction campaign

Then please come to our first “campaign group”-meeting
on Thursday, October 8th 2015, at 5pm
at Café IchOrya (Oranienstraße 42; next to Oplatz)

…or contact us, or come to next open plenum, every Sunday 3pm at Oplatz.

Solidary greetings!

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Turgay Ulu Statement

Turgay Ulu – Illustration: Benjamin Bertram

Kobene’deki savaş ve katliamdan kaçmak isterken Türkiye’de boğularak ölen Kütrt çocğun, sahilde yatıyormuş gibi fotoğraflanan cesedi üzerinden ikiyüzlü politikalar yapıldı. İnsanların yaşadıkları yerleri ölümü göze alarak terketmelerine yol açan devletler, timsah gözyaşları dökerek kendilerinin ne kadar hümanist olduklarına dair birbirleriyle yarışa girdiler. Avrupa Birliği ülkelerinin şefi olan Almanya devleti hümanizm tiyatrosunun baş aktörü olarak en ön safta yer aldı.

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For Refugee Rights! – Protest in front of LaGeSo, October 7th | 3 PM

Protest Lageso

My right is your right – campaign goes on in front of Lageso

Kundgebung // Theatre // Concerts // Performances // Statements

October 7th | 3 PM‪#‎LaGeSo‬Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales, Turmstraße 21, 10559 Berlin-Moabit


The aim is to organize a gathering in front of the LAGESO as a central place, where Refugees first arrive in Berlin, register and thereby start their existence as Refugees.

For every simple thing Refugees have to visit the LAGESO. So since weeks the Reality in front of the LAGESO is an “emergency situation”. Hundreds of people are going every day to this place. There are people who stay there for more than 3 weeks and waiting for further process.

We want to make the movement My right is your right visible not only to confront the state official’s at LAGESO and raise publicity with our existence, critique and requests – but also give a sign to the newcomers: They have rights, we are not in line with recent political decisions cutting the right to ask for asylum, with the unacceptable conditions of overloaded refugee housing, with new border controls and fences – short: with what they try to sell as a “solution” of the refugee crisis. Continue reading


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Refugees welcome, but… — germanwide action day

Deautsch unten…

Refugees welcome, but…

refugees-welcome-but“At that time, white men, in their hands the Bible and in our hands bread came, but now is in our hands the Bible and in their hands our blood.” Patrice Lumumba.

In recent months, but a thousand refugees came out of the war in the Middle East and Africa to Europe.

On the one hand, the mainstream media in Europe showed just tired and destroyed faces and bodies of these people – Without to focus or analyze much the “whys” and “wherefores”. Similarly, Germany and the German majority society like to represent herself as benefactress, but not as the one who also causes the catastrophe. Continue reading



Deutsche Asylpolitik im Gespräch – REM TV

On the 8 of July activists from different political groups of the Refugee Movement as well as political individuals got together to produce our first TV talk show in a studio of Alex TV in Berlin. The program guests spoke about distinct aspects of the struggle such as our history since the march to Berlin, the occupation of Oranienplatz, Ohlauer School, the current situation of both places as places of resistance, our future activities and permanent demands. The idea is to establish a regular program, a series of such TV talk shows, where activists will have their voices heard. For the upcoming talks, there will be single topics discussed in depth by guests debating the refugee crisis created by Europe. Get involved in front or behind the camera! Be it your personal experience or complex theories on how to solve a certain issue: anything can trigger and educate a viewer, simple information can bring one to change her/his perspective. Do not hesitate to get in contact for taking part in one of the shows. There is also the opportunity to learn and operate the equipment in the studio. Those interested in learning more about the technical part of broadcasting a show are also invited to take part.

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New Infopoint at O-Platz, now also with TENT (!) and new Telefonnumber



Since two weeks there is the new Infopoint at O-Platz, now also with TENT (!)  and new Telefonnumber:

 0152 – 1021 9961    (Lyca)
every day from 3 to 9 pm there are people at the Infotent,
two shifts:  3 – 6 and 6 – 9 pm.
From 3 to 9 pm the telefon will be answered anyway,
in other time we will call back.
Greetings!  see you at O-Platz!

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Kundgebung // Theatre // Concerts // Performances // Statements – LaGeSo

Wednesday, 7. October, 15:00 – 20:00

Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales, Turmstraße 21, 10559 Berlin
The aim is to organize a gathering in front of the LAGESO as a central place, where Refugees first arrive in Berlin, register and thereby start their existence as Refugees.
For every simple thing Refugees have to visit the LAGESO. So since weeks the Reality in front of the LAGESO is an “emergency situation”. Hundreds of people are going every day to this place. There are people who stay there for more than 3 weeks and waiting for further process. Continue reading

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Flüchtlingen helfen und dann? Discussion meeting at Mehringhof, October the 5th, at 7 p.m.

Bündnis für Bedingungsloses Bleiberecht

Alliance for unconditional right to stay

(german text below)

Hello everybody,

we invite initiatives and individuals to our open meeting tomorrow, Monday October the 5th, at 7PM, at Mehringhof, Gneisenaustraße 2a, in Berlin Kreuzberg. We want to discuss about the question, what comes after the big wave of solidarity shown in the last weeks by the civil society and how it can be transformed in some kind of political movement. We want to talk about the politics and the bad laws made by the german government in the meantime and why the refugees are not asked in the big german public discussion. To give a little input, there will be several persons of different initiatives on the podium. English, french and arabic translation will be provided.

Hope to see you

yours Alliance for an unconditional right to stay / Bündnis für bedingungsloses Bleiberecht

Flüchtlingen helfen und dann?

Eine Diskussionsveranstaltung am 05.10.2015 um 19 Uhr im Mehringhof, Gneisenaustraße 2a, Berlin Kreuzberg. Tausende helfen. Tausende machen mit. Tausende zeigen praktische Solidarität gegenüber Geflüchteten. Sie sortieren Kleiderspenden und verteilen Lebensmittel. #refugeeswelcome heißt es in der Bevölkerung, auch wenn man dabei nicht vergessen darf, dass es auf der anderen Seite immer noch genug Rassistinnen und Rassisten gibt, die den Geflüchteten lieber mit Hass statt mit Luftballons begegnen. Ein Blick in die sozialen Medien liefert den nötigen Realitätscheck. Doch was bleibt nach der Hilfswelle? Wie wird das Engagement der Bürgerinnen und Bürger in zwei oder drei Monaten aussehen, wenn die erste Euphorie verflogen ist? Was passiert eigentlich mit den Geflüchteten, die man bei der praktischen Arbeit kennen gelernt hat und die aufgrund der aktuellen Gesetzeslage nicht in diesem Land bleiben dürfen? Denn noch während die Bundesregierung sich für die Willkommenskultur ihrer Bürgerinnen und Bürger loben lässt, wird im Innenministerium mit Hochdruck an den nächsten Bleiberechtsverschärfungen gebastelt – mit fatalen Folgen für die Schutzsuchenden. Auf politischer Ebene heißt es eben gar nicht #refugeeswelcome, dort setzt man nach wie vor auf Abschreckung, Abschiebung und Abschottung, um der Flüchtlingsströme Herr zu werden. Wir wollen an diesem Abend darüber sprechen, wie praktische Hilfe und politische Arbeit zusammenkommen können und ganz konkreten Fragen nachgehen:

→ Was fordert der selbstbestimmten Protest der Refugeebewegung und wie kann man ihn unterstützen?
→ Wie kann man sich gemeinsam politisch engagieren und organisieren?
→ Was können wir für eine neue Flüchtlingspolitik tun?

→ Was sind eigentlich die wirklichen Fluchtursachen und wie können wir sie bekämpfen?

Es diskutieren Christiane Beckmann von Moabit hilft, Napuli Langa vom Refugee Movement Oranienplatz, Vertreter_innen vom Bündnis für bedingungsloses Bleiberecht u.a.

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Our borders still kill — action against German Unity Day (3rd october)

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“Grenzen überwinden” ??? (overcome borders!)

This is not a joke, “overcome borders” is this year’s official moto of the German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) – celebrated on 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October. For 3 days, they will party around the fall of the wall and the end of the inside border (1989 & 1990), forgetting all these deaths they produce and finance through Frontex and army at the doors of Europe, on the way to Germany and within Germany. They are so comfortable externalising the dirty work in other countries and selling their border-technologies, let’s remind them what their governement organizes to stop poeple from crossing borders today.

Their borders kill now more than ever!

Let’s bring Germany back to reality and spoil their self-lying party!

Solidarity with refugees and migrants in Europe and Germany !


“Unsere Grenzen töten immer noch! Our borders still kill! 1961-1989” (Action at official celebration ceremony of German Unity Day in front of German Parliament in Berlin, 3.10.2015)


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