… die arme Alma … hätte ich sie doch retten können heute morgen!
Die junge Frau aus dem westafrikanischen Guinea, unterwegs zum Deutschkurs nach Berlin – Mitte, kam nicht weiter auf dem langen Weg von Friedrichshagen am Müggelsee – wo sie nie sein wollte – warum?
Ein älterer weisser Mann stellt sich ihr in den Weg, spuckt ihr ins Gesicht und das einzige Wort, das Alma verstehen kann, ist “… AUSLÄNDER” … der ‘Monsieur’, wie sie ihn höflich bezeichnet, war offensichtlich völlig außer sich.
Wovor? Warum? Alma ist ein schöne, groß gewachsene und mutige Afrikanerin, die fliehen mußte, aus ihrer Heimat, in der sie als Frau nicht geschützt war. Mehr dazu später, heute erstmal dies:
Alma, vor Angst und Verzweiflung, kehrt nach Hause zurück, mit dem Deutsch ist es jetzt grad erstmal vorbei … in welchem Land, welcher Stadt leben wir denn?
Ich wende mich an die sozialen Versorgungsstellen, in der Hoffnung, etwas für Alma
Beschützendes zu finden … da wo sie jetzt lebt, bewege man sich besser nicht mit
anderer als weißer Hautfarbe = Berliner Rassismus pur, o.a. ‘pur&dur’.
#berlinsights is under shock.
Walking along bUm (www.bum.berlin) downtown Berlin Kreuzberg at Landwehr canal, berlinsights takes a look at this “…event location with co-working space and meeting rooms for homeless people. bUm staff invites ” … any organization that aspires the common good – whether civil initiatives or socially committed actors – to work together and network … committed to enhance civil engagement with a regenerative work culture and … intersectoral collaboration.” Let us see where this initiative goes over the next 05 years, funded by the State of Berlin and the Senate for Integration, Labor and Social Affairs under the lable of KARUNA – Social Work and: bum.berlin!
Mitte September hiess es in Schöneberg
Luxuriöses Wohnen im Untergrund: Susanne Schilp erzählt …
‘Mit viel Ironie ging im Schillerkiez Mitte August eine ungewöhnliche Plakat-Aktion an den Start – Neukölln, see
The author most líkely is a brave woman nearby who keeps on innovating her beautiful art against house walls – we thank her a lot, keep on!
https://www.berlin-airport.de/de/presse/presseinformationen/mitteilungen-archiv/2021/2021-07-02-verkehrsbericht/index.php?bezuggrd=CHP&utm_source=cp-vollversion Have a walk along the Humboldt Forum area near U5 opening shortly (July 09, 2021 = coming SOON).
In the meantime, scroll around ‘Kreuzkölln’ area near Hermannplatz: Hasenheide park allows you to visit ‘Turnvater Jahn’ who is known to having conducted hate speech in his awkward sportivities see https://facettenneukoelln.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/buecherverbrennung-tempelhofer_feld-schundliteratur-museum_neukoelln/#more-112242
Dear visitors * dear colleagues * dear friends
He smiles. Smiles. And the carriage rolls on.
Und hier im Original Erich Kästner!
- original Erich Kästner ! Danke, immer wieder !
#berlinsights TOURS #
May 06, 2021, #berlinsights joined digital media tour Berlin Kreuzberg, conducted by #fhochdrei.org put together by the team around Dimitra Maragkaki – the meeting brought together some 15 participants, exchanging their experiences around Kotti with joy, virtually of course. It was fun, constructive and informative, thanks a lot and cu again on Thursdays ! Susanne #berlinsights at https://berlinsights.de
#berlinsights TOURS #
May 04, 2021, my first guided learning tour through downtown Berlin let us from Unter den Linden towards Pariser Platz, and along the Holocaust Memorial with its new construction works ongoing: a balcony view over the site, called “Palais” with 134 apartments, will offer various shops and tourist attractions to give “it” some flair. As a matter of fact, Berlin in both East & West is still in search for identity :-)
Dr.S.L.Bauer * 10999 Berlin * #berlinsights.de
tazlab_Mia–CamyllaBattani-UnsplashWhat shall we say, how to judge?
taz lab DIGITAL for the 1st time, with a rich political community of green * red * critical thought in action … what a start!
Against less famous yet nasty Corona “Querdenker” these days , we know that we don’t know, really. So tazlablive.de discusses virtually in spirit of diversity along various channels, encompassing green economy, heritage and life style, finance and age that matters. With almost 5000 virtual participants – by 19:30 only – a real taz SUCCESS!!! Below, just some excerpts of the virtual room debates is taken as a glimpse of all, see herewith:
– what was discussed? Of course media and newspapers, raising concerns of survival and sustainable products that pay to have a future beyond = digital LIFE! The weekend taz will remain in paper version – while throughout the week, we can rely on digital versions and apps. #berlinsights.de follows all streams throughout the day.
Green co-chair Robert Habeck on Germany’s public sector bureaucracy, doing business in a common economic good: how to drive green indicators along fast gains for all? German politics are seemingly afraid of taking action towards effective growth – have a look at the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, only slowly going for efficiency. Habeck’s new work around “Macht*Mitte* Mehrheit* in philosophical debate with Hannah Arendt appears more than just thoughts: truly present in his political awakening, Habeck’s fresh call for citizen’s assemblies opens sound hints towards representivity of all. Whether “Mehrheitsfähigkeit” stands for the scope of majorities remains to be seen latest during forthcoming national elections win September 2021.
Harald Welzer tries to answer Silke Burmester’s moderation about people’s readiness to consume less and obtain more: does this value model not fully convince ‘generation solidarity’? Will the education system enable “a change is gonna come”? Why on earth calling for quantitative gains while developing creative ideas that would be much more conducive for a reform process? Where is the “Future Archive”? Such institutions appear deficit-oriented, despite their attempts to become change resilient. Reality will show.
Luisa Neubauer’s “moments-of-overload” 2020 – 21 indicate ‘Fridays-for-Future’ call for more justice and better self-management, The will to ‘stay-strong’ for 2022 allows the taz-future-II format to look at the question of climate politics at times of German elections. Links of conservative CDU and economic lobby groups get increasingly confronted with corruptive mechanisms being made transparent. So how may federal Ministries such as Altmeier’s BMWI encompass change again?
Sociologist Hartmut Rosa highlights human capacity to generate insights into the availability of making change possible, in exchange with taz travel expert Edith Kresta and economist Niko Paech. Crises constitute means of change, enable opportunities to kick-off new venues and manage the vulnerability of addressing fear as a constant factor of resilience. Pure reason is part of the recepy to act green, and to address the urge to increase (in production, sales, etc).
Joschka Fischer refers to Germany’s future, asked by taz journalist Unfried about a ‘paradigm shift’ with female leadership: to the contrary, this has always been such, says Fischer who proudly confirms the lucky team of Baerbock and Habeck as a strong potential for effective change in German politics. So finally change my materialize … thank you taz! I’ll tray to get the taz song as well …!
… late autumn Budapest is IT, visiting Vienna, Venice, bella Roma and Milano … and back in Berlin again ! #berlinsights winter greetings :-)