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Pressekonferenz und Rede mit Special Guest Angela Davis

Refugee strike in Berlin - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 01:00

Liebe IWS Unterstützer*innen, Freund*innen und Nachbar*innen, 

morgen, am 06.10. 2022 wird Angela Davis im Rahmen des Kunstfestivals “OPlatz wird 10” 

  • um 10 Uhr gemeinsam mit den Aktivistinnen Jennifer Kamau und Napuli Langa sowie dem Aktivisten Adam Baher eine Pressekonferenz abhalten. Diese Veranstaltung wird aufgrund der Raumkapazität nur für geladene Presse und enge Verbündete stattfinden. Wir werden die Pressekonferenz in Kooperation mit dem Community Radiosender Refugee Worldwide und Radio Berlin International streamen, sodass alle – wenn auch nicht direkt vor Ort – teilnehmen können. 

Den Link werden wir auf unserer Webseite und auf unseren Social Media-Kanälen teilen. Live Presskonferenz here! Video here! Leftvision Video hier

Wir haben den Oranienplatz bewusst als Ort für die Pressekonferenz gewählt, weil das der Ort ist, an dem unsere Bewegung stattgefunden hat und gewachsen ist. Die Presse soll sehen und hören, wer wir sind und was wir fordern! Uns gibt es, wir sind hier!

  • um 18 Uhr laden wir alle herzlich ein, zur Rede von Angela Davis direkt auf dem  Oranienplatz zu kommen und die Errungenschaften des Refugee-Resistance-Movements zu zelebrieren, den Kämpfen zu gedenken und gemeinsam in die Zukunft zu blicken. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich, kommt einfach rum! Wir freuen uns auf Euch.

Feministische Grüße

Euer IWS Team

Dear IWS supporters, friends and neighbors,

Tomorrow, on 06.10. 2022, Angela Davis will speak at the art festival „OPlatz wird 10″ 

  • at 10 am, together with activists Jennifer Kamau and Napuli Langa and activist Adam Baher. This event will be for invited press and close allies only due to space limitations. We will stream the press conference in cooperation with the community radio Refugee Worldwide and Radio Berlin International.

We will share the link on our website and on our social media. Live press conference here! Video here! Leftvision Video hier

We deliberately chose Oranienplatz as the location for the press conference because that is where our movement has taken place and grown. The press should see and hear who we are and what we demand! We exist, we are here!

  • at 6pm we invite everyone to come to the speech of Angela Davis directly on Oranienplatz and celebrate the achievements of the Refugee Resistance Movement, commemorate the struggles and look to the future together. Registration is not required, just come around! We look forward to seeing you.

Love, IWS Team

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OPLATZBOX: The Refugee Movement is the Movement of the 21st Century

Refugee strike in Berlin - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 22:46

An archive of feminist perspectives on the Refugee Resistance Movement. Collectively organized by Jennifer Kamau / International Women* Space with artists and cultural workers from the decolonial feminist network When The Jackal Leaves The Sun

As part of Oplatz wird 10 – Baustelle Migration, 5-9th October 2022 at Oranienplatz, 10999 Berlin

Exhibition, Performances, Radio, Workshops, Poetry, Music & Talks, open daily 12-10pm. IWS Cinema, open daily 12-10pm. Billboard exhibition at different sites around Oranienplatz, 30 September to 11 October 2022.

See full festival programme here.

Exhibition at OPlatzBox

with the International Women* Space archive, IWS RADIO, Oranienplatz Comic Workshop and contributions by Anike Joyce Sadiq & Judith Hamann & leo & Nino Bulling, Aziza Ahmad, Barby Asante, Clementine Ewokolo Burnley, Nino Bulling, Pungwe Listening, Semra Ertan, Semra Ertan Initiative, Vitjitua Ndjiharine


# Kämpfer*innen: Eine Dokumentationsreihe mit Jennifer Kamau & Napuli Langa, Dahye Kim & Haewon Chae, Killa Kupfer & Schokoofeh Montazeri, Sandra Bello, Carolina Belen Espinosa Barrera, Sharuta Alatrash, Natalie Bayer, Angelika Nguyen, Saraya Gomis, Natasha Kelly, Aurora Rodonò | EN/DE. 2021

# How to resist: the refugee movement in Kreuzberg: Jennifer Kamau Tour | EN. 2020

# A black poem of color: Stefanie Lahya-Aukongo | DE. 2021

# Occupation of the tree at O-Platz: Napuli Langa | EN/DE. 2021

# Break the politics of divide and rule: Sanchita Basu | DE/EN. 2021

# Die enorme Resilienz des Refugee Movement: Peggy Piesche | DE/EN. 2021

# Die Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule: Erinnerungen an ein Symbol des Widerstands: Mit Lica Stein, Alnour Ahmad-Hassan, Adam Bahar, Jan, Kim | EN/DE, 2021

# O-Platz Eviction | EN/DE, 2014

# 9 Days on the Roof | EN/DE, 2014

Public billboard exhibition in Kreuzberg

International Women* Space (Denise Garcia Bergt, Lica Stein, Pippa Samaya), Muhammed Lamin Jadama, Napuli Langa, Sista Mimi, Jennifer Kamau

@ Oranienplatz | Görlitzer Straße geg. 38 | Wassertorstr. 65 | Gitschiner Straße 71 | Görlitzer
Ufer/Görlitzer Brücke

Angela Davis, Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Anike Joyce Sadiq & Judith Hamann with leo & Nino Bulling, Aziza Ahmad, Barby Asante, Clementine Ewokolo Burnley, Denise Garcia Bergt, Hanaa Hakiki, International Women* Space, IWS Radio, Jennifer Kamau, Jo’Art, Lica Stein, Memory Biwa, Muhammed Lamin Jadama, Napuli Langa, Nino Bulling, Oranienplatz Comic Workshop, Pippa Samaya, Pungwe Listening, Sarah Imani, Semra Ertan, Semra Ertan Initiative, Sista Mimi, String Archestra, Suza Husse, Vitjitua Ndjiharine, WeAreBornFree! Empowerment Radio

“The Refugee Movement is the movement of the 21st century. It’s the movement that is challenging the effects of global capitalism. It’s the movement that is calling for civil rights for all human beings.”Angela Davis on her 2015 visit to Berlin in conversation with refugee protesters occupying the
Gerhardt Hauptman school in Kreuzberg

OPLATZBOX is a mobile archive dedicated to the feminist struggle in the Refugee Resistance Movement with a focus on testimonies and visions of women* and queers from Black, Indigenous, migrant and People of Colour communities. Showcasing films, podcasts, publications and ephemera gathered and produced by International Women* Space / IWS across 10 years as well as art works, performances, radio programs, poetry, music and talks OPLATZBOX is a temporary education centre of migrant anticolonial knowledges open to all over a period 5 days.

A monument to the resistance and worldmaking of Black women that shaped the fabric of the Refugee Movement and its enduring legacy, OPLATZBOX is part of the arts and culture festival “Oplatz wird 10 – Baustelle Migration”. Ten years after the beginning of the occupation of Oranienplatz square, the festival organized by IWS celebrates the empowerment histories of the Refugee Resistance Movement in Berlin and makes proposals for a diverse, postcolonial, grassroots democratic, and postmigrant society.

International Women Space was founded as a radical feminist wing of the Refugee Resistance Movement in Berlin, which emerged from the protest occupation of Oranienplatz square in Kreuzberg in 2012. From the beginning, the self-organized making of culture based on the lives, struggles, histories and visions of migrant women, dykes, intersex, non-binary and trans people has been an important focus in the work of IWS.

“Women who had become refugees in their own regions before attempting to reach Europe through the deadly routes available. Women* fleeing war, poverty, environmental disaster caused by corporation’s greed, women* feeling persecution for not conforming to the gender they were assigned at birth. … we needed to speak to each other to understand the paradox of seeking protection in one of the western countries, knowing the roles they play in destabilizing our regions, through wars and neo-colonialism. In a less insane world this would be the last place we would choose.” – (In Our Own Words. Refugee Women Tell Their Stories, ed. IWS, 2015, p. 4)

IWS propose that listening to one another and creating records of survival in the face of violence, erasure, death and deportation are the base for creating strategies for a common struggle, for working on transformation together. A grassroots archive of resilience, achievement and loss, OPLATZBOX amplifies this Black, migrant, queer feminist take on decolonization put into practice through feminist self-organising.

Addressing the violent repercussions of colonialism, the dangerous migration routes, the fortressed borders to Europe, the realities of deeply engrained structural racism in Germany, the testimonies and reflections document migration as a political movement. A feminist anti-racist, anticolonial movement that connects a multiplicity of BIPOC and migrant histories and struggles in and beyond Germany.

OPLATZBOX is the first manifestation of the transterritorial decolonial feminist network WHEN THE JACKAL LEAVES THE SUN: Decentering Restitution | Pedagogies of Repossession: A decolonial feminist infrastructure for memory politics, art and transformative justice connecting Nairobi, Windhoek, Kigali, Dresden, Dar Es Salam, Dakar, Cape Town and Berlin Initiated by Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Jennifer Kamau, Memory Biwa, Michael Bader, Rehema Chachage, Reneé Akitelek Mboya and Suza Husse with DistrictSchool Without Center, International Women Space, Nyabinghi Lab, SOMA and Wali Chafu Collective

WHEN THE JACKAL LEAVES THE SUN: Decentering Restitution | Pedagogies of Repossession unfolds through six chapters of interventionist and research-based cultural practices, accompanied by international legal expertise and activist engagement. Departing from and deeply engrained in contemporary anti-colonial struggles on the African continent and in Germany, When The Jackal Leaves The Sun embarks on a collective, transdisciplinary process with the aim to create
decolonial tools and interventions.

WHEN THE JACKAL LEAVES THE SUN: Decentering Restitution | Pedagogies of Repossession is funded by the TURN2 Fund of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). Funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for
Culture and the Media).

OPLATZ WIRD 10 – BAUSTELLE MIGRATION is funded by Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis.

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Issue #10 of Daily Resistance is out!

Refugee strike in Berlin - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 14:19

Yesterday morning, 1 October, the 10th issue of “Daily Resistance” was sent to our printer and only one day later it got delivered! It’s a special #OplatzTurns10 issue and bigger than usual, devoted to the Refugee Movement from O-Platz/Ohlauer and all movements around the world. Get your copies by writing a mail to dailyresistance(at)systemli(dot)org – and spread them afterwards, so many people can read it! Here you can download the online PDF version.

The issue consists of several multi-lingual articles, but especially focuses on two larger interviews by the editorial team of ‘Daily Resistance’. Firstly, we spoke about the 10th anniversary of the O-Platz occupation with activists* who were part of the protest camp and Ohlauer school and who reflect on the time, its forthcomings, their current and future activism. Since it’s also the 10th issue (the first one was delivered in March 2016) of ‘Daily Resistance’, we brought together old and new comrades who shaped the newspaper and talked about the beginnings, the importance of own media for the Refugee Movement, collaborations, and plans.

Next to that, there will be multilingual articles and interviews on ongoing wars and conflicts in Ukraine and Iran, reflections about perpetuating colonial injustice by The Voice Refugee Forum, a speech by International Women* Space held at the 30 years commemoration demo of the nazi attacks in Rostock-Lichtenhagen – and two more personal stances on the importance of critical self-reflection in anti-racist activism from 2012 till today. Many photos from several photographers in solidarity from Umbruch Bildarchiv contributed to the issue, as well – thank you!

Let’s continue the fight, let’s struggle together!


Daily Resistance

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Films showing at O-Platz wird 10 | Baustelle migration

Refugee strike in Berlin - Sat, 10/01/2022 - 22:44
15 Yil

Ein Film von Emine Demir

Der Dokumentarfilm ‘15 YIL‘, portraitiert die unrechtmäßige Verhaftung des Aktivisten, Schriftstellers und Journalisten Turgay Ulu. Dem damals 23-Jährigen wird untergeschoben, dass er bei der bewaffneten  Befreiung eines politischen Gefangenen beteiligt gewesen sein soll. 15 Jahre verbringt er ohne Gerichtsbeschluss in Untersuchungshaft in der Türkei. Doch Turgay ein politischer Aktivist und überzeugter Marxist, nimmt auch im Gefängnis an Widerstandspraktiken teil, die sich vor allem gegen die gewaltvolle Einführung der Isolationshaft richtet. ‘15 YIL’ ist ein Film voller Mut, Liebe und Solidarität.

The documentary ’15 YIL’ (52′, TR&DE 2020) portrays the illegal arrest of the activist, writer and journalist Turgay Ulu. The then 23-year-old is accused of having participated in the armed liberation of a political prisoner. He spends 15 years in custody in Turkey without a court order. But Turgay, a political activist and convinced Marxist, also participated in resistance practices in prison, which were directed primarily against the violent introduction of solitary confinement. 15 YIL’ is a film full of courage, love and solidarity.

’15 YIL’ belgeseli, aktivist, yazar ve gazeteci Turgay Ulu’nun yasadışı bir şekilde tutuklanmasını anlatıyor. 23 yaşındayken, siyasi bir mahkumu silah yoluyla özgürleştirmekle suçlanıp, herhangi bir mahkeme kararı olmadan 15 yıl boyunca Türkiye’de tutuklu kalıyor. Sadık bir Marksist ve aktivist olan Turgay, hapishanede tecrid koşullarına karşı direniş pratiklerinde de yer alıyor. ’15 YIL’ cesaret, sevgi ve dayanışma üzerine bir film.

Residenzpflicht, 2012

Der 67-minütige Film von Denise Garcia Bergt “Residenzpflicht” (2012) zeigt die Lebensrealität der Geflüchtete und ihren langjährigen Widerstand: Die Protagonist_innen kämpfen in den letzten Jahren in selbstorganisierten Initiativen gegen die Residenzpflicht und fordern deren Abschaffung. Sie protestieren gegen die erzwungene Isolation und fordern ihr Menschenrecht auf Bewegungsfreiheit. Der Film zeigt die Auswirkungen des europäischen Grenzregimes nach außen (Frontex) und “im Inneren” (deutsches Verteilungssystem auf Asylunterkünfte / Begrenzung der Bewegungsfreiheit) und sieht deren Ursachen im kolonialen Erbe und im Alltagsrassismus in Deutschland.


Embryo der Freiheit, 2012

Der Film ist als Ergebnis des Film-Workshops auf dem BREAK ISOLATION REFUGEE CAMP 2012 in Erfurt entstanden.

Workshopfilmkomitee: Ali Safianou Touré, Eylem Silan, Turgay Ulu

On the move, 2013

Documentation of the “Revolutionary refugee bustour” through whole germany

Call from 2012:

Following a long tradition of refugee struggles against the violation of our human rights, we set up the Refugee Protestcamp at Oranienplatz, Berlin on the 6th of October. It‘s there, we are keeping our resistance on the streets since one year and we are still keeping our struggle on the streets and we will stay until our demands are met! We ask all of you, refugees and asylum- seekers, around Germany to break the isolation and to break the silence and join your brothers and sisters to the Protestcamp at Oranienplatz to take what is our right. To exchange experiences, put aside our common fears and start fighting together, we are heading for a ‚Refugee Revolution Bus Tour‘ which will start on the 26th of February from Oranienplatz, Berlin. For three weeks we will visit Lagers in different federal states of Germany in order to spread information about the protest and invite all of you, the refugees and asylum- seekers, to gather in Berlin for the big demonstration on 23rd of March. In order to fight against the inhuman laws in a mass protest, we call you to stand up with us hand in hand to:

Abolish the inhuman deportation law

Close the Refugee camps

Abolish „Residenzpflicht“ (

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9 days on the roof

“You Can’t Evict a Movement!” Excerpt from the Rise of the Refugee Movement in Germany (2012-2014) to the Practice of Squatting. Colectivo Hinundzurück, Germany, Berlin-Kreuzberg

The rise of these refugee-movements consequently lead to greater self-organizing with sigificant outputs, including several congresses and conferences that were orgainized by refugees throughout 2012-2014: The “Refugee Struggle Congress“ in München in March 2013 with 300 participants, the first “Refugee-Women’s-Conference” in Hamburg in April 20131, and the “Refugee Tribunal Against Germany“ in Berlin in June 2013, organized by activists of the “Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants” and “The Voice Refugee Forum Germany“. Meanwhile, 500 refugees from all over Germany and more than 100 people in total attended the “International Tribunal Against Germany”.2
Further, activities and protets continued from February 26th to March 20th 2013, when refugees organized the “Refugees Revolution Bus Tour“ through 22 cities in Germany to visit refugees in their Lagers and to carry out protest-actions.

But possibly the most significant struggle of refugees was witnessed during the summer 2014, when some 50 refugees on the roof and inside the building of the squatted Refugee Strike House (the former school Gerhardt-Hauptmann), resisted a siege and eviction attempt by police who had deployed daily some 500 officers for nine days. The situation ended finally with an agreement between the refugees and the district council of Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain.1

On June 24th, 2014 at 10 am in the morning, some 900 police officiers went massively to the squatted school, blocked various important streets of the neighbourhood and prevented public access to the adjoining streets of the refugee strike house. With the police were also members of the district council, which is governed by the Greens (Die Grünen)2, with the intention of evicting and completely vacating the building.

The district had always spoken about a “voluntary moving (move/relocation)” of the squatters of the school, in which the occupants would be transfered and relocated to refugee homes outside of the city, because officially an order of eviction did not exist. But nevertheless, due to the high pressure and the threat of an eviction, 208 inhabitants did agree to the move. Nevertheless, around 50 refugees and some activists remained on the roof of the building, resisting the eviction and demanding a permit of permanent residency for themselves and for all of the refugees in Germany; to maintain the occupied school for themselves as an autonomous, self-managed place, and for living, permission to work, no accomodations in Heim or Lager, the abolition of the Rezidenzpflicht and finally, for an end to the deportation policy. Some refugees threatened publicly to jump from the roof if the police tried to enter the school or to evict them. From that moment on the siege of the police began, which as was stated, lasted for nine days. Meanwhile, inside the police cordon, thousands of inhabitants were living in the streets – when ever leaving or coming to their homes, having to identify themselvs to the officers stationed at the barriers/fencing off.

The local shops, bars and bakeries were forced to close since there was no possible public access to their facilities. The kindergardens closed a well on the fifth day of the siege since the parents did not want to send their children through such a situation. On the other side of the police cordon, activists in solidarity with the refugees established an information center with music, an open microphone, a peoples’ kitchen, and an open-air cinema with footage of the refugee protests. Day and night, for 242 hours in total, thousands of people passed by offering a diverse and daily display of increasing solidarity.

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10 years of the protest camp at Oranienplatz … No reason to celebrate

Refugee strike in Berlin - Wed, 09/28/2022 - 00:06

I don’t want our history to be falsified: When you commemorate the protest camp on Oranienplatz, which started in October 2012, remember correctly!

Remember Mohammad Rahsepar! At the end of January 2012, Mohammad Rahsepar took his own life at a refugee camp in Würzburg. He had already expressed suicidal thoughts in December. Therefore, doctors had recommended to the responsible authorities to improve his accommodation situation. He wanted to join his sister in Cologne, but the authorities refused this because of “Residenzpflicht” – obligation of a residencefor asylum seekers. His death triggered a wave of protests throughout Germany.

His friends and housemates set up a protest camp on the street to draw attention to their situation: Camp accommodation, the voucher system, Residenzpflicht, the ban on employment and constant uncertainty. Their protest quickly spread to many cities all over Germany. Here in Berlin there was also a protest tent on Heinrichplatz.

Remember the ‘Residenzpflicht’! The ‘Residenzpflicht’ does not exist in any other European country. Its origins go back to the colonial times. The National Socialists made residence obligation in a law for forced labourers in their police regulation of 1938. In 1982, the legislators revived the regulation again and integrated it in the ‘Asylverfahrensgesetz’ (Asylum Procedure Act) for asylum seekers. Until the end of 2014, all asylum seekers had to get a permission from the immigration authorities every time they wanted to leave their district. Sometimes they got permission, most of the time they did not.

At the end of the 90s, the authorities used the residence obligation to prevent asylum seekers from engaging in political activities. For every demonstration, every congress or meeting, we had to find a way to deal with controls. At the end of 2014, the residence obligation was relaxed for some of the asylum seekers. After the first three months in Germany, it is now allowed to travel in the whole Germany without a specific permit. At least in theory. Because there are numerous reasons for exclusion from this supposed “freedom of movement”. Refugees with ‘Duldung’, in particular, remain subject to arbitrariness of the authorities. The immigration authorities can chain them to the district at any time.

By the way, the first demonstration against Residenzpflicht was in 2000, organised by the ‚Karawane für die Rechte von Flüchtlingen und Migrantinnen‘ (Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants). Since then, many refugee self-organisations, for example the Voice Refugee Forum or the ‘Flüchtlingsinitiative Brandenburg‘ (Refugee Initiative Brandenburg), have fought against the Residenzpflicht. Those who talk about the protest camp at Oranienplatz without mentioning the other protest actions of refugees in 2012 and the past of our struggles are not showing solidarity but are rather ignoring us.

Remember the Refugee Protest March! In September 2012, a group of refugees started the REFUGEE PROTEST MARCH from Würzburg to Berlin. They protested against the ‘Residenzpflicht’ and took their protest to the political leaders in Berlin. On October 5th 2012 – after one month and 600 km of walking they reached their destination. A group of activists in Berlin supported the protest march by organising a camp at Oranienplatz as a place for arrival. The camp was planned for some weeks in order to organize a big final demonstration and to plan further actions. None of us planned a protest camp that would last over a year.

Remember correctly! Oranienplatz was never occupied. Again and again there were negotiations with the district mayors that led to the Oranienplatz remaining tolerated. Those who claim that Oranienplatz was occupied are ignoring our work, the work of the activists who prepared the camp and who negotiated for years.

Many people from all over Germany came to the demonstration at the end of the protest march on October 13th 2012. It got really big. After that, there were different approaches to further actions: While one group started a hunger strike on Pariser Platz, others stayed on Oranienplatz and used it as a starting point for different actions.

In the winter of 2012, refugees from Italy joined. For them the protest camp was primarily a place of survival. They fled homelessness, hunger and a lack of prospects in Italy to Berlin. That is how Oranienplatz became a symbol for the inhumanity and cruelty of the German and the EU asylum policy. Unfortunately, we have only managed to link the different groups and interests of the refugees at Oranienplatz in single actions. The asylum system has divided us. And there were also power struggles and divisions among the supporters.

Remember correctly! Oranienplatz was not evicted by the police. It was refugees who cleared the tents of other refugees. The Senate – also with the help of so-called supporters – managed to divide the refugees at Oranienplatz.

Let’s learn from the old mistakes instead of repeating them. Governments and parliaments are dividing us with their racist migration policies. We have to oppose this and grow even closer together.

And finally: Remember that until today some refugees who were at Oranienplatz back then still don’t have residence permits! As long as that is the case, there is no reason for me to celebrate.

Bruno Watara, July 2022

taken from the upcoming issue #10 of Daily Resistance

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RIGHT TO STAY for ALL instead of opportunity trap!

Refugee strike in Berlin - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 18:35

Info event: 04 October 2022 | 6 pm | 2. HH – MehringHof – Gneisenaustr. 2a – 10961 Berlin
On the podium:

Berenice Böhlo (Migration law Lawyer)
Bruno Watara (activist, R.w.A.)
Asylum counsellor, KuB: requested

Rally: Fr, 7 October 2022 | 4pm | Bundestag

The federal government aims to implement its migration and refugee policy promises in the coalition agreement of the SPD, A BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN and the FDP in a total of four legislative packages by the end of 2023. On 6 July 2022, the cabinet adopted the first of these so-called migration packages. They promise to stand for an improved migration and refugee policy, using terms that sound good such as “opportunities”, “participation” or “respect”. However, these buzzwords do not correspond at all to the real situation and are also not provided for in practice in the planned migration laws. The coalition is further sticking to the previous principles of migration and refugee policy that are characterised by “security concerns”, “burden on the social system”, criminalisation, isolation, racist discrimination, disenfranchisement, dozens of hurdles for the granting of residence rights, readiness to take in refugees  only if there is political and economic benefit, etc.

We think opportunities, participation and respect look different. That is why we demand from the legislators a right to stay for all instead of an opportunity trap!

At the information event, we would like to take a closer look at the trickily formulated draft laws. We would like to get a better overview of the practical effects of the planned changes for migrants and refugees in Germany and present our campaign. 

We hope for a broad, supra-regional cooperation with refugee organisations and supporters!

• The event is in German. Whispered translation into English, French and Turkish will be provided on site. We will also try to offer other languages.

• In view of the increasing numbers of covid-19, we would like all participants to wear a medical or FFP2 mask on site.

On 07 October 2022 at 16:00 we also want to protest together against the migration packages in front of the Bundestag to send a strong signal for real opportunities!

Campaign network „RIGHT TO STAY for ALL instead of opportunity trap“:

Allmende e.V., Bantabaa e.V., Barnim für Alle, Berliner Gruppe Sea-Eye e.V. , BumF – Bundesfachverband unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge e.V., Ende Gelände Berlin, Flüchtlingsrat Brandenburg, Frauenkreise Berlin, Jugendliche ohne Grenzen, Kontakt- und Beratungsstelle für Flüchtlinge und Migrant_innen e.V., Migrationsrat Berlin, No Border Assembly, Refugees with Attitudes – R.w.A, We’ll Come United Berlin-Brandenburg.

More info:


Twitter: @Alle_Bleiben

Instagram: bleiberecht-statt-chancenfalle


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Pressemitteilung: Pressekonferenz mit Angela Davis am 06. Oktober 2022 auf dem O-Platz

Refugee strike in Berlin - Fri, 09/23/2022 - 15:37

International Women* Space e. V. veranstaltet vom 05.10. bis 09.10.2022 ein Kunst- und Kulturfestival auf dem Oranienplatz, Berlin

Berlin, den 23.09.2022 – Der Verein International Women* Space e. V. lädt ein, die 10-jährige Selbstermächtigungsgeschichte geflüchteter Menschen zu feiern, die in der Besetzung des Oranienplatzes und später dann auch der Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule in der Ohlauer Straße ihren Höhepunkt fand. Anlässlich dieses Jubiläums wollen wir uns vom 5.10. – 9.10.2022 auf dem Oranienplatz versammeln und die Geschichte des Refugee-Resistance-Movements feiern. 

Mit einer fünftägigen Open-Air-Kunstbaustelle zeigen wir die Geschichte des Refugee-Resistance-Movements und die Facetten der Kämpfe, die auf und um den Oranienplatz geführt wurden. Menschen, die damals wie heute in der Bewegung aktiv sind, werden ein künstlerisches Festivalprogramm gestalten und ihre politischen Forderungen zentrieren.

Im Rahmen des Festivals der International Women Space e. V. wird die Schwarze Aktivistin und Bürgerrechtlerin Angela Davis am 06.10.2022 um 10 Uhr am Oranienplatz gemeinsam mit Aktivistin Napuli Langa und IWS Mitgründerin Jennifer Kamau eine Pressekonferenz zum Thema rassistischer Umgang mit BiPoC Geflüchteten abhalten. Zehn Jahre nach dem Beginn der Besetzung des O-Platzes wollen wir nicht nur unsere Geschichte feiern, sondern auch einen Vorschlag für eine Gesellschaft unterbreiten, die sich als vielfältig, postkolonial, basisdemokratisch und postmigrantisch versteht.

Die Kampagne wird gefördert vom Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis, When Jackal leaves the sun und Kulturstiftung des Bundes – Turn 2.

HINWEIS: Aufgrund der Raumkapazität findet die Pressekonferenz nur für geladene Presse statt. Die Pressekonferenz wird Live gestreamt. Der Talk mit Angela Davis findet am selben Tag um 18 Uhr auf dem Oranienplatz, ohne Anmeldung, für alle Menschen statt.

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