We are O-Platz – Call for action to join the orga-team for the summer event 2023!

Oranienplatz has been a symbolic site for the refugee and migrant movement in Germany for more than 10 years now. The square has been the main site for ongoing protests, rallies and sit-ins, all aimed at drawing attention to the plight of people on the move seeking asylum in Germany. The significance of O-Platz for people on the move cannot be understated, as it has become a place of solidarity, resistance, and hope.

The district office of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg rejected all our demands to keep the space that we’ve occupied for over ten years as a political space for the movement. They refuse to answer us. We are done negotiating.

To not only confront them with our presence but also to unify all our movements and make all of us visible on O-Platz and everywhere, we are planning a summer event “We are O-Platz” – 16-20 June 2023 at Oranienplatz.

We plan four intense days of actions, speeches, music, exhibitions and panels, including a permanent info point.

For this purpose, we wish to invite all individuals and groups who share our political interest and/or history at O-Platz to become part of our orga-team for the summer event 2023! You are also most welcome to bring in your plans, programmes, and ideas for the event days – the event is a collective effort that relies on the work, solidarity, and creativity of many.

We will make our protest loud and visible, each person and collective according to their way and capacity.

Send us a mail and join our preparation meetings every Friday, 6 p.m.

Spread the word! Let’s show how solidarity is celebrated in our community.

In solidarity, O-Platz

BREAK Isolation – Struggles against lager & humiliation

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Input and discussion
Friday | 12 May 2023 | 8 pm
Marienstraße 52 | Wuppertal

In Germany, different types of camps exist to keep people under control and break their will. The camp system is a complex system of racist segregation and social exclusion. Its aim is to force refugees to leave the country. It exists to make us realise that we are not welcome. The camp system is an old system that was practised in the colonies for extermination and discipline.

Since the first tour, the struggle for our rights has been closely linked to the struggle against isolation, humiliation and attrition in the camps.

On this evening we want to report on what changes we have seen since 1998 and what struggles have been waged against the exclusion in the camps. We want to discuss with you where we are today.

This event is part of a series of programs prior to the 25 years anniversairy of the CARAVAN for the rights of refugees and migrants: 25 years of spontaneous solidarity is not enough against organised barbarism!