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Kundgebung gegen die Verschärfung des Aufenthaltsrechts am 05. März in Berlin

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KEINE VERSCHÄRFUNG DES AUFENTHALTSGESETZES!

KUNDGEBUNG AM DONNERSTAG 5. MÄRZ 2015 UM 15:00 UHR
HINTER BRANDENBURGER TOR (PLATZ DES 18. MÄRZ)

Am 6. März findet im Bundestag die erste Lesung des Gesetzesentwurfs mit dem sperrigen Titel „zur Neubestimmung des Bleiberechts und der Aufenthaltsbeendigung” statt. Vom Bleiberecht bleibt aber nicht viel übrig. Insbesondere Geduldete und Geflüchtete im Dublinverfahren werden umfassende Repressionen ausgesetzt:

INHAFTIERUNG, EINREISESPERREN, ARBEITSVERBOT!

Während Pegida deutschlandweit demonstriert, kommt der Bundestag mit
diesem Gesetzentwurf ihren Forderungen entgegen.

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Join the campaign against new eviction of ohlauer school

Please join the grass root campaign against eviction of ohlauer school. The district has implemented an inhuman repression against people of the school since summer, and now they are planning their final eviction. However they can not succeed as long as we stay strong and keep united.

What can we do?

Please print these 3 posters and leave them at different community places, like, your school, your home,  work place, bars and cafes, and every possible place which helps spreading the message. We are all media, Don’t let the racist official media break our resistance.

If you don’t have a printer, still you can contact us via ( media@oplatz.net ) and we will provide you with printed posters/fliers. if you like to join the campaign actively to help spreading the word, just sent us an email.

DOWNLOAD PDFS FOR PRINT

What happened?

On 20 Feb. 2015, employees of the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg came to the school with police to serve an eviction order (dated 13 Feb. 2015). The residents were ordered to pack their things and get out until 19 March 2015. The order was signed by Jana Borkamp (Green Party), district chief for finance, culture and adult education.

The reason given was that the District and the church organization Diakonie want to renovate the school to convert it into a refugee center. Diakonie wants to lease and manage the whole property and claims the building would have to be empty.

– Read the whole story here.
– Check the latest news on oplatz.net and #ohlauer

The posters:

Berlin hat Geld fur

Es wird mal wieder teuer

YOU CANT EVICT A MOVEMENT


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New eviction threat for Gerhart Hauptmann School by March, 19th

On 20.2.15, employees of the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg came to the school with police to serve an eviction order. The residents were ordered to pack their things and get out until 19 March 2015.

The reason given was that the District and the church organization Diakonie want to renovate the school to convert it into a refugee center. Diakonie wants to lease and manage the whole property and claims the building would have to be empty.

Furthermore, the letter refers to the roof protest of summer 2014 and the “agreement” between the school residents and the district. It claims the agreement was made under pressure to prevent “escalation” and would give the people from the school no legal right to stay in the school. Claiming that the district budget is frozen since September 2014, the “bad financial situation” caused by security guards, energy costs and maintenance, not to mention the ten days police blockade (which costed 5 million Euros) serves as a justification for the urgence of an immediate reaction.

The district’s new eviction threat also contradicts all solutions that would allow the people to stay in the school and open an autonomous International Refugee Center. It provokes an escalation for no reason.

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Click to see the complete eviction letter by district

The district justifies the eviction threat with the fact that the church organization Diakonie wants to renovate the school in order to convert it into a refugee center. Diakonie wants to lease and manage the whole property and claims the building would have to be empty for the constructions. Let us remember how Diakonie acted during the “negotiations” about the eviction of the protest camp at Oranienplatz. The so-called “Kolat Agreement” of April 2014 which was supported by Diakonie was a fake promise. The refugees who left Oranienplatz were kicked out of Diakonie residences after less than half a year.

The letter (dated February, 13) threatens with forced eviction in case they do not comply with the order. It is signed by Jana Borkamp (Green Party), district chief for finance, culture, and adult education. The residents with a so-called “House ID” are supposed to get “vouchers for hostel beds over a period of 4 weeks.” Within this time, the authorities are “encouraged” to find long-term houses or give “specialized advice.”

Besides the fact that the letter is written in a bureaucratic, cynical, and ridiculous language, it only picks out selected arguments and misses the following crucial points entirely: in November the local court of Tempelhof-Kreuzberg gave right to the injunctions of two refugees, residents of the school, to stay in it by referring to the agreement of July. What we see here, is clearly the same tactics and political logic in conflict situations with political opponents by the district as applied by the senate in the aftermath of the Kolat agreement. The Green Party as well as the Christian Democrats use arbitrary argumentation and turn the accusation upside down – a typical rhetoric and racist practise. What is more, the district stands in line with other state instiutions arguing with a bad budgetary situation when it comes to the basic needs of under- and non-privileged people or collectives.

We will not allow them to divide us and to turn against each other! We have to stand together to be able to fight this political struggle!

There is the possibility to object this eviction order. Formally, it will not have a suspensive effect. So let´s get in on RIGHT NOW and support the people from the school!

– oplatz.net media group

ACT: Join the campaign against new eviction of ohlauer school

 

YOU CAN'T EVICT A MOVEMENT


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8.03.15 at 12h: “From O-Platz to Kobane – women resisting united”

 

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Dear Women,

we are happy to invite you to our Women's Demonstration.
Under the Motto *"From O-Platz to Kobane - women resisting united"* we meet
at 12h at Oranienplatz.

Come in many! Bring with you posters, banners which tell about our past and
present resistance!

Solidarity greetings and a powerful demonstration on the 8th of March!

Frauenrat DEST DAN e.V. & International Women Space​
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Liebe Frauen,

wir laden Euch ganz herzlich zur Frauendemo am 8. März 2015 ein.
Unter dem Motto "vom O-Platz bis Kobanê - Frauen leisten gemeinsam
Widerstand" Versammeln wir uns um 12 Uhr am Oranienplatz.

Kommt zahlreich! Bringt Plakate und Transparente zur Geschichte und
Gegenwart des Frauenwiderstands mit!

mit solidarischen Grüßen für einen kämperischen 8. März

Frauenrat DEST DAN e.V. & ​International Women Space​
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Jinên heja,

bi dirusma "ji Oranienplatz heta Kobanê - jin bihevra berxwe
didin!" em banga tevlîbûna mesa jinan dikin. 8ê Adarê seat 12an em
li Oranienplatz, Berlin kom bibin. Hun jî tevî hevalên xwe werin,

8ê Adarê li tevahî jinên azadîxwaz pîroz bê!
bi silavên germ

Meclîsa Jinan DEST DAN

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Degerli kadinlar,

"Oranienplatz'tan Kobanê'ye - kadinlar birlikte direniyor!"
siyari ile Dünya Emekci Kadinlar gününde beraber sokaga cikmayi
hazirliyoruz.  8 Mart 2015 saat 12`de Oranienplatz'ta bulusup
yola cikacagiz. Hepinizi, kadinlarin direnisinin tarihi ve
bugünü gösteren pankartlarla katilmaya davet ediyoruz.

8 Mart günü bütün özgürlük sevdali kadinlara kutluyoruz.

selamlarimizla

DEST DAN Kadin Meclisi

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Memorial March in remembrance of the African victims of enslavement

picture of the Ninth Annual Memorial March in remembrance of the African victims of enslavement

picture of the Ninth Annual Memorial March in remembrance of the African victims of enslavementThe Ninth Annual Memorial March in remembrance of the African victims of enslavement took place in Berlin on 28 February. It was the 130th Anniversary of the “Berlin Conference”, where European colonial powers negotiated the division of Africa amongst themselves producing the horrors of genocide, slavery and exploitation. Refugees, joined with African civil rights organizations and trade unionists from the GEW to protest continued racism. Among the demands were renaming of “Mohrenstrasse”, for an African Memorial, and the end of the Humboldt-Forum project which plans to display treasures stolen by German imperialists from colonies in Africa and beyond.

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