Some hundreds took the streets of Berlin to march against gentrification and to support Andrej Holm. Holm is a former member of the notorious GDR state security service (Stasi) and now became a high ranking member of Berlin’s government. He is known for years for his work against gentrification at Berlin’s Humboldt University.
Holm who worked at the Humboldt University since 2005 get fired by the University because of his wrong Statement abot his work for the state security. This lead to a squat of his former Institute by left wing students. In the meantime the notice was withdrawn. 01/28/2017.
About 200 rallied in front of the embassy of Turkey in Berlin to free detained journalist Deniz Yücel. Yücel who is a German and also a Turkish citizen was arrested in Turkey two weeks ago for charges of supporting terrorism. He is the correspondent in Turkey for the German newspaper “Die Welt”. In articles he critized president recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government. He was short timed arrested for critical questions to a local governor.
Among the attending crowd were politicians from the Green Party, die Left Party and Pirate Party. Also a lot of journalists joined the protest.
The protest was organized by MP Öczan Mutlu (Greens). 02/28/2017.
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About 200 joined the annual march for “remembrance of the African victims of enslavement, trade with enslaved people, colonial occupation and racist violence”. The march took place for the eleventh time.
The date was determined after the last day of the “Congo conference” in Berlin from November, 15th 1884 to February, 26th 1885.
The activists called to rename streets with racist names (as the Mohrenstrasse) They also urged to return holy objects and mortal remains from German museums to their African owners.
The march was joined by MP Öczan Mutlu (Greens) and the member of the parliament of Berlin Susanna Kahlefeld (Greens). So Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Germany’s first city council with African origin held a speech.
Honorable guests were Ida Hoffman, chairwoman of the Nama Genocide Technical Committee, Esther Muinjangue, chairwoman of the Ovaherero / Ovambanderu Genocide Foundation (OGF) and Doudou Diène, political scientist from Senegal and former UN special correspondent for racism, xenophobia and discrimination.
Ground crew strikes for higher wages at Berlin’s Airports Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF). They held a rally at the airport Tegel and marched through the airport building. 02/16/2017.
South Korean activists rally at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate against South Korean president Park Geun-hye and to force the impeachment trial against her. 01/28/2017.
Refugees and homeless activsts rally in front of Berlin’s main train station calling the European Union to open its borders for refugees. At the Moment hundreds of refugees live under inhuman conditions in Serbia threatened by the cold weather. 01/29/2017.
Dozens of Romanian activists joined a rally in front of the embassy of Romania in Berlin to protest against corruption and the government in Bucharest. They said “No to corruption” and later marched to Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. 02/19/2017.
Afghans and supporters march in Berlin against deportations of refugees to Afghanistan urged by the German federal government. They made clear that Afghanistan is not safe and every Deportation could cause the lost of health or life itself of the refugees. 02/11/2017.
Animal rights activists rally outside the Urania in Berlin to protest against the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji while the Japan Festival took place inside the building. They call Japan to stop the killing of dolphins and whales. 01/21/2017.
Hundreds Romanians rally in front of their embassy in Berlin against corruption in Romania. Later they march to the nearby Brandenburg Gate. The activists follow mass protests against the government in Romania. 02/05/2017.
Hundreds Romanians march in Berlin from their embassy to the Brandenburg Gate to protest against corruption in their home country and the government which tried to legalize it. 02/03/2017.
Romanians rally in front of the their embassy in Berlin to join the mass protests in Romania against the government and a decree for legalization of corruption. 02/01/2017.
About 2,000 took the streets of Berlin to protest against US president Donald Trump and his ban of citizens of seven mostly muslim countries. In front of the US embassy and the Brandenburg Gate they protested against racism, sexism and homophobia. 02/04/2017
Thousands took the streets of Berlin to march for a change in agriculture.They spoke out for organic food, against Monsanto and animal cruelty. Some stood for a vegetarian or vegan Lifestyle.The march passed the German Bundesrat and the Reichstag, seat of the German Parliament. 01/21/2017.
Activists rally in Berlin in front of the embassy of the USA against the ban of citizens from seven muslim countries by a decree of president Donald Trump. One sign says “Tear it down” remembering former US president Ronald Reagan’s speech just a few meters away from this point. In 1987 when the Berlin wall still stood Reagan called then Soviet Union’s leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall”. 01/29/2017.
Syrian activists, supporters of the Syrian revolution, attended the annual “Wir haben es satt!” march in Berlin. The condemn the usage of food as a weapon and critized the sieges of Syrian cities by the regime of Bashar al-Assad and its allies.
The march supports a change in agriculture and more organic or slow food. Also a lot of organizations promote a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. 01/21/2017.