Tag: Oranienplatz

Last honour to Bashir on Monday October 31

Funeral Ceremony Bashir Zakaryau Am Montag, dem 31.Oktober, werden wir unserem Bruder Bashir Zakaryau die letzte Ehre erweisen. Wir treffen uns um 9:00 am Oranienplatz, um dann gemeinsam zum Friedhof nach Gatow zu fahren. Um 11:00 wird er dort beigesetzt.

On Monday, Oct. 31, we will bury our brother Bashir Zakaryau. We will meet at 9 a.m. at Oranienplatz. Together we will go to the cemetery in Gatow. It will take some time to get there. His funeral starts at 11 a.m.

Lundi 31 Octobre, nous rendrons un dernier hommage à notre frère Bashir Zakaryau. Nous nous réunissons à 9h au Oranienplatz pour aller ensemble au cimetière de Gatow. La cérémonie de l’enterrement aura lieu à 11 h.


Women in Exile News


Women in Exile

Spread the word - Bitte Weiterleiten -

(Text in engl. / german - Please translate to others - Bitte für andere



SATURDAY      13.08.2016

15.00 – 19.00 UHR / 3 – 7 P.M.

Women in Exile & Friends are finishing their Summer Bus Tour 2016 in Berlin. Since 25th of July they have been visiting refugee women all over the country to fight for their rights and against the discrimination they face as women and as refugees.
Berlin's welcoming group for Women in Exile invites you to the rally when they arrive in Berlin!

- Statement from Women in Exile
- Some words from supporters
- Photo exhibition from the tour
- Madalenas/Kuringa: Theatre of the Oppressed
- Las puchachitas - feminist Son Jarocho
- Football


(This has been the slogan of the Women in Exile Summer Bus Tour 2016.)

Women in Exile & Friends kommen zum Abschluss ihrer Bustour 2016 nach Berlin. Seit dem 25. Juli haben sie geflüchtete Frauen im ganzen Land besucht und sie ermutigt, für ihre Rechte und gegen Diskriminierungen zu kämpfen.

Die Berliner Willkommensgruppe lädt Euch ein:

Kommt und begrüßt sie mit einer KUNDGEBUNG UND KULTURPROGRAMM!
- Rede von Women in Exile
- Grußworte von Unterstützer*innen
- Fotoausstellung der Bustour
- Madalenas/Kuringa: Theater der Unterdrückten
- Las Puchachitas - feministische Son Jarocho
- Fußball


(Das war das Motto der Bustour 2016 von Women in Exile.)

link :

https://www.facebook.com/events/2125254107698735/ [1]

The second issue of >Daily Resistance< is out!

Dear people from all over the world, this is the second issue of the newspaper >Daily Resistance< (Read it as a PDF)! It is written by people in the same position like you as so-called refugees who don’t accept their disfranchisement by the German state. They write about their fight and share their opinions to reach out to people who are in the same situation. They are supported by very few citizens and friends in solidarity. Together, we are a growing group of people who are fighting against a system of politicians, media and capitalists that is based on dehumanizing laws, that criminalizes and instrumentalizes people and that exposes itself by the capitalized lager industry.

After releasing the first issue of Daily Resistance, we have received a lot of positive feedback. Many of people started to show interest in writing for the newspaper or distributing it in lagers. Initially, we printed 2000 copies. Soon they were all gone and we realized we have to print more. In the end, we distributed more than 5000 copies in Berlin, Munchen, Jena, Erfurt, Bremen, Darmstadt, Kiel, Hannover, Delmenhorst, Landshut … also in Manchester and Vienna. In Thessaloniki, people managed to throw packages of newspapers over the fences of a closed lager. This is all incredible and gave us the energy to continue. We like to thank everybody who moved the newspaper forward and invite all to join in the fight of breaking the isolation in lagers.

You can join and contribute to the newspaper as an author or join as translater, lecturer, editor, photographer, distributer, … get in contact with us.
The newspaper is now ready for distribution!
We are trying to distribute the newspaper german-wide. You are more than welcome to help distribute the newspaper in your city. Just get in contact with us and we organize it together. We are also working on a list of contact persons who have access to lagers and can distribute the newspaper by putting it directly into the hands of the adressed, past the security. Please get in contact with us, if you can distribute.
We are very interested in your opinion, in your ideas and your criticism, too. Please get in touch: dailyresistance@oplatz.net
The Daily Resistance Group

About the refugee movement in Kreuzberg/Berlin Napuli Langa

Movements Journal für kritische migrations-und Grenzregimeforschung.2jpg

Illustration: Petja Dimitrova petjadimitrova.net


Napuli Langa–refugee-movement-kreuzberg-berlin (pdf file).


In this essay well known refugee activist Napuli Langa traces the recent history of the refugee movement in Berlin and shares some of her perspective about refugee protests. Read on….


Movements Journal für kritische migrations-und Grenzregimeforschung, 2015

The Refugee Guide Berlin is out!

Refugee Guide Berlin

The Sleeping Place Orga Group has just created a print and digital version of the Refugee Guide Berlin in English.

Refugee Guide Berlin

Refugee Guide Oplatz


This booklet is made for you – refugees living in Berlin, with or without papers, especially for those, who have just arrived and need some orientation. It will help you to get information on all aspects of life, no matter where you are from or what status you have. We have often witnessed how difficult life can be for refugees in Germany. Racism, ignorance and the indifference of German authorities have meant that many refugees who came here to find shelter from war, poverty and persecution are completely on their own and are often faced with homelessness and poverty.


Yet, for all those, who are concerned: you are not alone! We regard every human being as equal regardless of constructions like nationality or the passport you have. Hence, everybody should have the same rights, access to work and accommodation. We disagree with the existing state, in which refugees are forced to live packed into camps, having no control about their wellbeing and being permanently threatened by deportation.

What is the difference between refugees and ‘normal’ citizens besides the fact that the former had to flee from their homes? There is none. Many out there agree with us and show solidarity with refugees in many different ways: political action, accommodation support, medical help, food, legal assistance, to name only some. This booklet aims at providing you with information about the different kinds of support and possibilities of self-organization you can get to live your life in Berlin in dignity and a more independent way.

Link: FINAL_RefugeeGuideBerlin-WEB

Booklet versions in French, Arabic, German and Italian will soon follow. If you want to obtain print versions or if you can offer any help with translations, contact schlafplatzorga@gmail.com

Please spread and share!

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: Open letter to district and senate

FullSizeRenderToday the Senate of Berlin and the District Council Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg ordered the removal of the info-point container at Oranienplatz. But be aware:


Open letter to the Berlin Senate and Friedrichshain / Kreuzberg District Council

(francais en bas – deutsch unten)
Date 13.07.2015
As you know, “The House of the 28 Doors” at Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg was attacked on the night of 30/31.03.2015, in what was probably an arson attack. The solid wooden structure burned down completely in no time at all. The small
information-centre container provided by the District suffered serious fire damage and can no longer be used. The material damage amounts to several tens of thousands of Euros; the weatherproofing materials for the “House of 28 Doors” were funded entirely through donations and all the work on it was done by volunteers.
Fortunately no-one was hurt in the fire.The perpetrator(s) have not yet been identified.

exhibition / exposition / Ausstellung – 16.7. – 25.7.

Open every day 9am – 9pm / ouvert chaque jour 9 – 21 heures / Öffungszeiten jeden Tag 9-21 Uhr
for free – Eintritt frei- gratuit


WE WILL RISE كُلّه ما تَمامْ
Exhibition and Archive in Progress / Ausstellung und Archiv im Prozess / Exposition et archives en cours
المعرض‭ ‬والأرشيف‭ ‬لحركة‭ ‬احتجاجات‭ ‬الاجئين‭ – ‬العمل‭ ‬مستمر
16 – 25 july 2015
RLS Tent / RLS-Zelt / la tente RLS, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, Ostbahnhof
Contact / Kontakt / Contact / للاتصال : wwr@riseup.net

— english —
WE WILL RISE gives a space for reflection for the people of the refugee movement aswell as an exchange with people who are not (yet) part of the movement. It is a growing exhibition and archive. It focusses especially on the time since the tent actions and the protest march from Würzburg to Berlin, the protest camp on Oranienplatz and the squatting of Ohlauer school. It has the aim to make history visible and accessible and to use it for the present and the future. The exhibition and archive is just a beginning. It can only grow if you take part in it and add what is important to you. We want to struggle together with you for a permanent place for this work.

العربية, deutsch, français -> Continue reading

Weiterhin Soli-Unterkünfte für Refugees gesucht!

Tausende Menschen sind in diesem Jahr bereits erzwungen obdachlos. Die Räumung des Oranienplatzes und die Teilräumung der GHS-Schule wird täglich fortgesetzt, ob direkt vor Ort oder in den Notübernachtungen, von denen die meisten nur bis Ende März geöffnet hatten.

Ende letzten Jahres wurden hunderte ehemalige Oranienplatz-Bewohner_innen aus ihren Unterkünften auf die Straße gesetzt – ohne Vorwarnung, ohne Hinweise auf weitere Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten und ohne versprochene „Hostel-Gutscheine“. So sollen sich die Refugees auf eine Abschiebung vorbereiten. Mehrfach kam es dabei zum Bruch von Vereinbarung, wie im Fall des Abkommens der Bewohner_innen der Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule mit dem Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg oder die „Oranienplatz-Vereinbarung“, in deren Folge keiner von über 500 Geflüchteten einen Aufenthaltsstatus erhielt.

Refugees in Berlin haben gezeigt, dass sie dieser rassistischen „Law-and-Order“-Politik nicht wehrlos gegenüberstehen und führen ihren politischen Kampf fort. Aber auch dieser braucht Rückzugsräume! Aus diesem Grund etablierte sich die Schlafplatzorga am Oranienplatz. Wir versuchen, obdachlosen, zum Teil illegalisierten Refugees einen vorübergehenden Schlafplatz zu organisieren.

Dabei geht es in erster Linie darum, eine Unterkunft bei solidarischen Unterstützer_innen und nicht in sozialen Hilfseinrichtungen zu vermitteln. Es kommen täglich zwischen drei und acht Menschen zum Oplatz. Aus der Liste der möglichen Angebote gibt es jedoch nicht genug Ressourcen, um für alle aktuell obdachlosen Refugees Schlafplätze zu organisieren.

Da die meisten der organisierten Räume nur vorübergehend zur Verfügung stehen, werden weiterhin vor allem Zimmer und Wohnungen benötigt, in denen Refugees übernachten und wohnen können. Wer also kurzfristig oder auch langfristig Schlafmöglichkeiten, Zimmer oder Wohnungen zur Verfügung stellen oder teilen kann, ist herzlich eingeladen sich mit uns in Verbindung zu setzen: schlafplatzorga@gmail.com oder auf dem Info-Telefon: 0176 – 37 32 54 99.

Unter dem Link Soli-Unterkünfte gesucht findet Ihr ein Flyerposter, das ihr gerne verbreiten, verschicken und ausdrucken könnt. Wer sich außerdem vorstellen kann, uns bei der Vermittlung von Schlafplätzen zu unterstützen, ist eingeladen, zu einer Schlafplatzschicht auf den Oplatz zu kommen – Montag bis Freitag, 18 – 20 Uhr.




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