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Gerhart Hauptmann Schule (Ohlauer) at Regenbogenfabrik with Sudanese food, books, T-shirts!

Gerhart Hauptmann School in Regenbogenfabrik

Support for refugees in Gerhart Hauptmann school > Sudanese food, books, T-shirts


At: Transition Marktplatz, Regenbogenfabrik

Lausitzer Str. 22, 10999 Berlin

Sunday, 6th September from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Support the refugees in the Gerhart Hauptmann Schule.


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Statement from Refugee Activists from Ohlauer School

We are here to fight for our human rights.

Here in the school the politicians try to isolate us – no visitors, not eve lawyers, doctors, not even international activists like Angela Davis, not even our friends and supporters. Shame on them!

The politicians in Berlin try to kick us out and stop our struggle – but we continue to fight for our rights

We are fighting as part of the refugee protest movement.

We had the march to Berlin, and the the protest camp at Oranienplatz for 2 years.

We had the March for Freedom from Strasbourg to Brussels. Continue reading


Angela Davis and Gina Dent at Werkstatt der Kulturen

panel discussion with Angels Davis and Gina Dent at werkstatt der KulturenThursday, 05/14 Angela Y. Davis and Gina Dent met with antiracist, migrant and refugee activists from Berlin at Werkstatt der Kulturen. The meeting began with Refugee Club Impulse, a film dance and theatre group staging a performance on coming to Europe.
The following discussion was open to everyone. The talk was on cooperation between activists in Europe and the United States, on systemic police violence, racial profiling and the connection between activism and academia.
Davis stressed a contradiction contained in the notion of globalisation. Everything is conceived as moving around the globe freely except for most of the people – especially those in the global south. If they don’t stay were they are, they’ll get labelled as “illegals” – put back into custody.
Explaining how in France they came across many refugee activists, Angela Davis quoted one of them: “The Mediterranean is an African cemetery” and went further on pointing out that the horrors of todays mediterranean sea repeat patterns of the slave trade at the begining of the global economy. Both human tragedies being based on expropriation and exclusion. Continue reading

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Großaufgebot der Polizei in der Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule

Pressemitteilung Ohlauer Infopoint – 10.12.14 16:00

Seit heute Morgen, Mittwoch den 10.12.14, um sechs Uhr ist das Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in der Schule, begleitet durch ein Großaufgebot der Berliner Polizei. Diese twitterte, sie „schütze das Bezirksamt bei der Untersuchung des Brandschutzes und der Fluchtwege“.

Dabei werden zahlreiche Türen in der Schule gewaltsam durch die Polizei geöffnet und es kommt zu massiven Verletzungen der Privatsphäre der Bewohner*innen der Schule. Continue reading