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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 – […]

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 […]

Berlin residents reject Google Campus

Google wants to build a “start-up campus” in Berlin’s sought-after Kreuzberg district. The city’s mayor is delighted, but local residents fear for their rent, their livelihoods, and the area’s unique character. Google has decided it has found a new place to settle. If all goes to the tech multinational’s plan, an electrical substation-turned-concert venue in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bizim Kiez October Meeting: Wednesday, 14th October

We must not go on tolerating displacement! Displacement often happens quietly, and without attracting attention to itself, since those threatened are not always strong enough to fight back. Each of us would prefer his or her home to be a place of peace and quiet, because home needs to be a safe space and a […]

Preparatory meeting for “open plenary session”

  Invitation to the  preparatory meeting for the planned „open plenary session“ on 23/9/2015, 7.00 PM, Kantine des Kerngehäuses For practical reasons we have decided to reschedule the „open plenary session“ planned for 23/9/2015, which is now to take place on 30/9/2015, at 7.00 PM, in the Kantine des Kerngehäuses, at number 20, Cuvrystrasse. This […]