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Lantern parade against deplacement: Sat Nov.17 2018, 5pm – “We are the neighborhood dragon, the *Kiezdrache*!”

We cordially invite you to our November resistance ritual On Saturday, November 17, 2018 with our anti-displacement lantern parade we will light up areas that we, as neighbourhoods, will not surrender to speculation without a fight. This time we will assemble to form the neighbourhood dragon! What makes him shine? What gives him his superpowers […]

Monster on the Streets of Kreuzberg, Berlin!

November saw an eery monster galavanting through eastern Kreuzberg, a district long faced with the destructive problem of displacement of local people and businesses. The monster was arresting enough, but more impressive still were the hordes of enthralled candlelit children thronging through the streets in its tow. Parents and other adults also took part – […]

Zalando Site: Everything Must Go

Fashion Giant Snaps up a Bargain for Itself Zalando is a market-leader in online clothing retailing in Germany. Already headquartered in Berlin, it has now announced it is building a major facility on a riverside site in the middle of an urban residential neighbourhood in Kreuzberg. The weekday influx of thousands of office workers is […]

Bantelmann’s Stays – but is it a Sell-Out?

Plan B for BBB At the centre of the Wrangelkiez neighbourhood – aka Bizim Kiez – stands Bantelmann Betriebe Berlin (aka BBB) – by the skin of its teeth. The homeware and household goods store is the latest success story of the local neighbourhood anti-gentrification and displacement initiative. But are the family running the shop also […]

Filou, the little bakery is being forced to close by London based owners. #FilouBleibt

A story written by Natalie Holmes  ( she is living on the corner since 8 years Gentrification and the “Berlin Spirit” #FilouBleibt I live in the middle of a bubbling pool of gentrification. Some of its effects are worrying; some, I’ll admit, are welcome. But this latest move feels personal. Filou, the little bakery opposite […]

Sticking up for Hans Georg – Further Eviction Update

H.G.’s future secured from May 2017 – but he’s still facing eviction and homelessness Berlin winters can be cruel   Collective efforts have managed to achieve the seemingly impossible in finding alternative new premises for Hans Georg Lindenau, proprietor of M99, the “general store for revolutionary supplies”, from the end of May 2017.   His present landlord was insisting on his eviction […]

The »Taliesin speculator« cookie – a recipe for displacement

The »Taliesin speculator« cookie – a recipe for displacement 13th December @ 7PM – 11PM How profits are cooked up on the financial markets out of housing shortages: the international connections between tax avoidance and displacement. This month’s Bizim Kiez meeting and rally will not be out on the street, but indoors, in Watergate (watergate […]

Sticking up for Hans Georg – Eviction Update

  All together with H.G. – we won’t be forced out   This week saw a significant development in H.G.’s eviction case – in an eleventh hour move pre-empting a court decision on whether Hans Georg’s forced eviction could be legally blocked on humanitarian grounds, the landlord accepted the first part of an eviction settlement […]

Sticking up for Hans Georg – why we really need M99 to stay

7 August, 4PM, Heinrichplatz, Kreuzberg In case you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, meet Hans Georg Lindenau, proprietor of the “revolutionary supplies“ shop M99, named after its address at no. 99 Manteuffelstrasse, Kreuzberg. Together Hans Georg and M99 are a uniquely symbiotic and irreplaceable Berlin institution, offering positive impulses and strategies for pushing […]