How do we go on after #unteilbar?

Dear DiEMers,

We were filled with joy to be in the streets together with so many people at #unteilbar. 242,000 people were way more than the organizers had hoped and show that the will for change exists and is growing. DiEM25 groups all over Europe did take part in demonstrations and assemblies during this weekend. But what comes on the day after the demo?

DiEM25 gives a constructive answer.

Looking towards the European Parliament Elections we had the council meeting of the European Spring in Frankfurt, where members of all parties involved discussed the programme formulated by all members. To apply for our German list of candidates at diem25.org the last days are ticking down until Wednesday, 31st of October – if you’re quick you can still make it! After this date we as a paneuropean movment will elect the first row of candidates to carry the DiEM25 message into the German elections.

As part of our movement’s work, our Berlin group is building on ties established during #unteilbar and wants to bring a European dimension to different struggles like Seebruecke and EndeGelände.

Moreover the European Balcony Project on November 9th will proclaim the European Republic all over Europe. In Berlin the Berliner Ensemble or the Kunstquarter Bethanien is part of the proclamation. DIEM25 of course supports this but one thing must be crystal clear: To realize this utopia, we need real democracy in Europe.

To achieve this many more small steps will have to be made and we invite you to take them with us at the following events! Find them below or in more detail in our calendar.

05.11. Monthly Meeting DiEM25 Berlin

– Red Salon of Brotfabrik, Caligariplatz 1, Caligariplatz 1, 13086 Berlin from 19 – 21:30

Agenda:

– Which narrative do we need for Europe?

– Updates from the task forces

– Elections of the co-coordinators of our group

07.11. DiEM Women* – “A woman’s place is in the Revolution”

We would love to invite DiEM women* to a gathering on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30pm to get to know each other, share our stories and watch the wonderful documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. The goal is to create a support network and an inspiring group to get together for monthly meetings.

(Contact  kasia.wojcik@de.diem25.org for more information.)

As usual, if you have questions or recommendations, please reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you, as well as meeting you at our events.

Carpe DiEM

Berlin1DSC

(Deutsch) Der European Spring kommt nach Deutschland!

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

DiEM25 DSC Berlin at #unteilbar

Newsletter October DiEM25 Berlin

Dear DiEMer,

month in, month out DiEM25 Berlin is saying hi. This time we are taking a step back from our daily activities, are planning some changes for which we would love your input and want to share some updates.

In the last weeks we have finally united with Demokratie in Bewegung (Democrcacy in Movement, a small party with a similar mindset and some inspiring people) to prepare our joint electoral campaign in Germany as part of the European Parliament Elections.

We also exchanged experiences in Berlin and elsewhere with like-minded people and some of us have attended the DiEM25 Academy in Belgrade where we learned from city activists and the organizers of the Bernie Sanders campaign.

To sum it up: Together we have already achieved a lot but we need to do more!

With you, we want to develop a new way of thinking and practicing politics. A type of politics where interactions and debates are friendly, respectful and constructive. A type of politics that develops ideas from the bottom up and jointly implements them. Where newcomers find the opportunity to involve themselves and where we canalize our common energy to bring change.

Therefore we warmly invite you to our meeting next Monday at which we want to reflect on our group and develop the great base we have built here in Berlin further to reach our common objective: To make a difference and contribute our part so that the destructive tendencies in our city and the entire continent change for something better.

So please, please, please, join us on Monday, October 8 from 19:00 at the “Versammlungsraum” of Mehringhöfe (Information on how to get there and more can be found here.)

Finally united – Demokratie in Europa & Demokratie in Bewegung – Meeting on 11 October

DiEM25 has grown closer and finally united with Demokratie in Bewegung for the upcoming European Parliament elections and thereby adds power to the German section of the European Spring. By now members of both organizations have also chosen the board that will coordinate the electoral campaign and members of DiEM25 and DiB are meeting all over Germany and on October 11 also in Berlin at Café MadaMe at Mehringplatz.

Unteilbar – indivisible demonstration on October 13 in Berlin

As you may notice, the coming week has a lot to offer. We round off this week by participating in the #unteilbar demonstration with our friends from Razem from Poland, Demokratie in Bewegung and further friendly organizations, which we know from our collaboration in the OurFuture project. Together we will take to the street for solidarity and a free and open socieity, against xenophobia, intolerance and the current politics of our European governments. Please come join us. We will finalize our plan at our meeting on Monday and let you know where we’ll meet in the coming week.

Election of our coordinators

Since almost a year, Sebastian and Jakob have coordinated the Berlin DiEM25 group for you. We have learned a great deal and want to thank you for your trust and patience. Although we will stay with DiEM25 it is time to pass on the torch, because rotation brings new inspiration and gives others the chance to represent, coordinate and shape our spontaneous collective.
Therefore, and if you already are an active member of the Berlin group, if you know how we work and have an idea of what we want to achieve, please bring forward your candidacies for the role of coordinaots. Sebastian and Jakob will help you transition in as long as you want and will keep working with you for our common cause.

European May – the game changer?

Last weekend a campaign lab took place in Berlin for the European May project. The basic idea for next year’s May is to make visible everywhere in Europe that our challenges are the same all over the continent and that the solutions also lie in common action. This we want to achieve by uniting as many progressives and their struggles into a week of transnational action in which we claim public places and disrupt everyday life to send a strong sign that Europe must change for the better. We will tell you more about this shortly.

As always, thank you for reading, hope to see you soon and carpe DiEM!

Your DSC1 Berlin

P.S.:

– If you have any questions, write to us @ berlin1dsc@de.diem25.org.
– If you are not a DiEM member yet, please sign up at www.diem25.org and help shape our common agenda!
– If you have money to spare, consider donating via our website. Thank you!

#gifparade


We need creative DiEM25ers to fuel our #gifparade!


What is a #gifparade!?

A #gifparade is a joint online action where we will provide a line of code that everyone who controls (or can get control) of a website could paste into any HTML file. The result will be an animated GIF army on the websites in question:

The idea is to create an online collection of gifs that relate to the topics of DiEM25 and the European Spring in an artistic, funny or creative way. Our workgroup will provide browser add-ons and some other gimmicks to make it look like if e.g. the website of the European Central Bank was occupied. The pictures of occupied and supposedly occupied websites will be shared via social media.

We have a team of gif artists, developers and conceptualists ready in Berlin, but we’ll need the help of many talented gif artists and webmasters within DiEM25s membership.

Do you like to create gifs or online memes?
Do you have a blog or website and want to support us?
Please contact me and i’ll add you to our mailing list: david.schwertgen@de.diem25.org

Some of the gifs we’ve already collected (to be updated):



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