facebook feed fist header movement-text refugee-movement-text twitter youtube
international woman space

Remembering Sista Mimi

AUDIO: Speeches against the eviction of Gerhart Hauptmann Schule – March 2014

Our beloved Sista Mimi passed away in December last year. She never stopped her political activities or voicing her anger and discontent at this unfair world.  The fight goes on and she is still in our thoughts. We wanted to share some photos of her in action with everyone and the last speech we wrote together.

In memory of Sister Mimi

We are human and alive and we have a heart and our blood is red, and all that we do is because we have democratic aspirations.  And the occupation of the school is a culmination of such aspirations, affording people the opportunity to choose their own place to live.

It’s been over one year since we occupied the school. We have built a community and this community belongs to Kreuzberg. You can not deny our existence and our will to stay where we feel at home.

Therefore we want to stop with these stressful rumors about a soon to come eviction of our house.

Some say the Senate is searching for alternative houses, but nobody knows anything concrete about these houses. There are also the ever so disputed lists, with names of people who would be granted a house. Not everyone living in the school are part of any list. The Senate refused to come to school and get the names of the people in a transparent way. Names were collected here and there, in different addresses, days and times. People were not previously informed. Some found out about these temporary offices where those who were in one of the lists were given a white plastic card that doesn’t guarantee anything. Or at least we don’t know what they are supposed to guarantee.

We have been open for discussion.

You, Frau Kolat, have come only once to speak to us and then disappeared. All we hear now is that the Senate of Berlin appears to be apathetic towards the state of the people living at the school.

We ask you Frau Kolat, Herr Wowereit, Herr Henkel: Are you planning to throw women and children on the streets? To send the men to Görlitzer Park and then accuse all of them to be drug dealers, criminals who should be put in jail and later deported? Its that your plan?

We say it again: we have a house and our house is the occupied school in Ohlauer Strasse, Kreuzberg. And we are here to demand an open forum, where we can discuss our future.

There is plenty of evidence and information about how non transparent the process and deal with Oranienplatz was done. Until today you did not even keep the promises you´ve  made. Now you are trying to repeat the same strategy with the aim of reestablishing “law and order”. Not with the aim of helping people in need who had to flee from unbearable conditions which are partly caused by Germany, the world´s third largest arms dealer. We, the refugees had to leave our loved ones and our homes. We risked our lives and now we, the people living in the school, are not going to accept the same colonial strategy of divide and rule.

We remind you of what the europeans have written in the Article 26 of the Geneva Convention of 1951 concerning the right of refugees:

Article 26 – Freedom of movement

Each Contracting State shall accord to refugees lawfully in its territory the right to choose their place of residence and to move freely within its territory subject to any regulations applicable to aliens generally in the same circumstances.

We know our rights and the fact that we do have the right to choose our place of residence and to move freely within the territory of Germany. That’s why we also remind you of our basic demands:

  1. Abolishment of Residenzpflicht
  2. Stop with the deportations
  3. Close of the Lagers where refugees are stored like non-humans, unable to be part of the society where they are living in.

And last but not least: NO ONE WILL MAKE US FEEL ILLEGAL IN OUR OWN PLANET.

source: https://iwspace.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/sista-mimi-2/


international woman space

berlin news / international woman space / LMNB - Lager Mobilisation Network Berlin

An Email from women at #Niedstr to Frau #Tomaske

On the 27.05, the inhabitants of the Lager at Niedstr 1-2, sent to Frau Tomaske (LAF) the following complain. Until today, they didn’t receive any answer and there are no changes in this unsustainable situation. What is LAF waiting for? (Deutsch unten) Dear Frau Tomaske, In Soziale Initiative Niederlausitz e.v. Notunterkunft Neidstr 1-2 12159 Berlin,… Read more »

berlin news / Demo / international woman space / News / Women

Speech held by IWS in the International Women*s Day Berlin #womanday #weltfrautag

Posted originally by www.wirmachendas.jetzt  Photo: Inga Alice Lauenroth  We women of the world have united, and we shout: International Strike! We see sexist shit all over the world. In Russia, domestic violence has been decriminalised. In many places, girls are forced to marry and bear children. We see a rise in antifeminism here and everywhere…. Read more »

international woman space

Video: Emergency shelter in Wiesenstraße throws out Syrian refugee woman at night

Klick HERE for the Press Release which was published few days ago. Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/154353396 International Women Space got to know Viviana when she was still living the emergency shelter (Lager) at the Wiesenstraße, in Wedding, Berlin. On te 29th of January we went to the Notunterkunft to have a coffee with Viviana and… Read more »

Featured

Daily Resistance Newspaper / News

Daily Resistance Monthly Editorial Meeting continues on July, 9

On July 9, 2018, the current editorial team of >Daily Resistance< will continue its new monthly meeting. It is the third in a series of social and working get-togethers that tries to bring together people who want to share their ideas about the newspaper, who want to contribute and who want to work on upcoming… Read more »

berlin news / Demo / News / oplatz / School / Support/Solidarity

Kundgebung & Demo zur Räumung der Ohlauer/GHS, 11.01.2018, 7:45

Räumung der GHS am 11.01.2018 – Solidarität mit den Bewohner_innen. Eviction of GHS, 11.01.2018 – Call for solidarity Die Chronologie der GHS auf Deutsch und Englisch Pressestatement der Nachbarschaftsinitiative Ohlauer Straße (NIO), 19.7.2017: Wir kennen die beteiligten Menschen, wir respektieren die Umstände, wir erinnern die Absprachen Solidaritätsaufruf Andere Zustände ermöglichen (*aze) ____ DEUTSCH (English, French,… Read more »

Demo Ohlauerstr.
News / oplatz / Statements / Support/Solidarity

Aufruf zu Solidarität mit den Bewohner*innen der Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule

  Englisch/Französisch below Bewegungsfreiheit statt Staatsgewalt! Aufruf zu Solidarität mit den Bewohner*innen der Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule Am 11. Januar soll die Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule geräumt werden. Es ist zwar in den letzten drei Jahren etwas ruhiger um die Ohlauerstraße geworden, aber die Relevanz der Kämpfe dieser Gruppe ist nach wie vor groß. Lange vor der ‘Willkommenskultur’ zeigte der March… Read more »

Gerhard Hauptman Schule

Recent

News

Offenens Plenum! Open plenary! Join SleepingplaceOrga, 12.Februar 2020, 20 h

english below*** Macht bei der Schlafplatzorga mit: Schlafplätze organisieren sich nicht von selbst! Werdet Teil von der Schlafplatzcrew und macht mit uns möglich, dass etwas weniger Menschen draußen schlafen!Bei uns fällt einiges an: • bei unseren Schichten die Suchenden an die Angebote zu vermitteln • Unterstützung für Suchende • Vernetzung mit anderen Gruppen • Veranstaltungen… Read more »

berlin news / News

Lesung: Zwischen Barrieren, Träumen und Selbstorganisation – Erfahrungen junger Geflüchteter, 21.11.2019

Liebe Geschwister, Liebe Interessierte, liebe Alle, wir laden Sie/Euch ganz herzlich zu folgender Veranstaltung in Kooperation mit Berlin Global Village im Rahmen unseres Projekts “Schule zieht Grenzen – wir ziehen nicht mit” ein. Lesung: Zwischen Barrieren, Träumen und Selbstorganisation – Erfahrungen junger Geflüchteter Do, 21.11.2019 19:00 Uhr Berlin Global Village  Am Sudhaus 2 12053 Berlin Zwischen Barrieren,… Read more »

berlin news

Solidarität mit Adam Baher – Rassistische Kriminalisierung stoppen!

Aufruf zur solidarischen Prozessbegleitung am Di, 19.11.2019 um 13:45h im Amtsgericht Tiergarten 5 Jahre nach der gewaltvollen Räumung des Protestcamps am Berliner Oranienplatz eröffnet die Berliner Staatsanwaltschaft einen Prozess gegen den bekannten Refugee-Aktivisten Adam Baher. Adam engagiert sich seit Beginn der selbstorganisierten Protestbewegung für die Rechte von Geflüchteten, gegen Rassismus und Polizeigewalt. Nun muss er… Read more »

international / Knowledges / News / Support/Solidarity

Sudan Revolution Interview

T: We already know you from the Oranienplatz resistance but can you introduce yourself a bit? A: Adam Bahar. I am coming from Sudan. I’m born in Sudan but I’m in Germany since 2012. Politically active in Sudan since 2002. I was in university fighting for the right of the people of Sudan and against… Read more »