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Message to XB-Liebig from Multiversal

Hello,
We are Multiversal, an itinerant collective of musicians, performers and artists from all over the world (literally) who are living up to the ideals of D.I.Y., self organization, independency (from the capitalist death machine, or in our case, music business) and most of us are full time engaged in music, from organization to production, to execution. We see the music we do which is not commercial and not available for monetary exploitation, as a form of strong stand against the system, as a form of struggle. We do not limit ourselves with genres, as musicians and artists who are involved are active in many different genres and styles, which would take most of the space of this statement if we were to list them here. In this statement we are also not getting into the variety of our ethnical, racial and identity/gender backgrounds, which are numerous and which are also related to what our chosen lives as political actions mean. We do organize ourselves 4-5 months in Berlin and the rest of the year all around the Europe (co - working with independent artistic and political activism collectives like Radio Blackout, Radio Student, TPA, Virgule and many others) and beyond (so far Turkey, Japan, South Africa and Mexico together with like minded collectives, such as Edge of Wrong, OOO, CYBORGGRRRLS to name a few), mostly but not limited to, in autonomous and self organized spaces which have strong ties with squatting, resistance and struggle.

XB-Liebig is one of the very few small/mid sized rooms in Berlin, where any sort of loud music can be played and performed in the middle of the city which is really uncommon nowadays in anywhere in the world due to the neighbor problems, if not because of being connected to a very limited scene - punk/hc only, techno/electronica only etc - for free and it is open to any sort of experimental, folk, noise, jazz, weird and unclassifiable musics and sounds. For this only, in our opinion, the XB-Liebig collective since we have started collaborating with them, has been very coherent with their politics; anti-sexism, anti-racism, anti-fascism, anti-capitalism, anti-discriminatory and so on.

Since 2014 we have been organizing single events once in a while at XB, and we were always happy being hosted by XB-Liebig collective (which as any other collective, is ever-changing with some people leaving and some others joining over the course of time). Since February 2017, we have been organizing all of our Berlin events at XB-Liebig. In solidarity with what XB room is for, we have brought our soundsystem to XB which is available to be used by any organizer, group, band, musician who/which is passing by the XB-Liebig. That is why we have build a new dj booth, that is not connected to the floor so people can dance (or move only if it isn't a dance event) without causing needles to jump. These are small actions, but important and constructive as someone putting a buzzer that flicks the light at the bar so whoever is in charge of the event can know there is someone who is willing to come to the concert as the gate is closed so XB can keep a low profile, when there is a public event in respect of the people living in Liebig34. XB-Liebig is one of the few remaining free rooms in Berlin which hosts hundreds of artists and musicians from all over the world who are all self organized, who have strong DIY ethics, who are in line with the politics of the whole history of squatting, struggling and taking a stand against oppression and its current collective, in our opinion, has been very  supportive of our community which is consisting well over 500 artists, musicians, bands and performers.Multiversal came to XB, as XB-Liebig has proven itself as a welcoming, inclusive independent space as Multiversal tries to be; we do not exclude any sort of artistic expression unless it is discriminatory, racist, -phobic, mysagonist, sexist, nationalist, oppressive, exclusive...

We would like to thank the current XB-Liebig collective for being open to communication and organization with numerous international musicians, both touring and Berlin based. The reason why we felt the need to make such statement is because as Multiversal we see the difficulty of non-German speaking self-organizing and politically aligned artists, bands and musicians finding the communication channels with squatted, ex squatted and/or politically active spaces in Berlin. XB-Liebig and its collective, especially in 2016 and 2017 has been very supportive of a scene that has been excluded from many spaces due its esthetics (genre defying, hard listening, not being related to a scene but its own etc). We'd like to point out that the work of XB-Liebig collective has been and still is extremely important and constructive for a more inclusive and rich in substance sub and anti culture scene which is directly connected to politics against oppression.

Multiversal is an itinerant collective, which supports all forms of struggle against oppression, discrimination and exclusion. We think XB-Liebig is a room which supports the same ideals, as well as its collective being coherent with what the room stands for.

Thank you.

blockade of G20 Africa Partnership Conference // Blockade der G20-Konferenz zur Afrika-Partnerschaft

Etwa 50 Personen blockierten die Haupteinfahrt zum Tagungsort des G20-Konferenz zur Afrika-Partnerschaft in Berlin-Schöneberg am Montag, den 13. Juni 2017. Dabei skandieren sie Parolen in Richtung Konferenzteilnehmer*innen und Passant*innen wie z.B. „Merkel, G20, and police – stop killing refugees“ oder „Deutsche Waffen, deutsches Geld – morden mit in aller Welt“. Teilnehmer*innen der Konferenz wurden über andere Zugänge auf das Gelände gebracht. Einige versuchten vergeblich, an der Blockade vorbei zu kommen oder sie zu überklettern und wurden mit "Grenzen sind Scheiße, wir sind die Beweise" begrüßt. Einige Demonstrant*innen verschafften sich zudem Zutritt zu einem Rohbau am Tagungsgelände, wo sie Banner gegen den Gipfel entrollte. Die Polizei führte die Demonstrant*innen einzeln ab, nahm Personalien auf und kündigte Anzeigen aufgrund unterschiedlicher Straftaten an.

Bilder der Aktion sind hier zu finden: http://kietzmann.photoshelter.com/gallery/blockade-G20-Africa-summit/G00...

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About 50 people blocked the main entrance to the conference site of the G20 Africa Partnership Conference in Berlin-Schöneberg on Monday, 13 June 2017. They shouted slogans towards conference attendees and people passing by – such as „Merkel, G20, and police – stop killing refugees“ or "German weapons, German money are responsible for murder all over the world". Participants of the conference were taken to the site via other entrances. Some tried to get past or step over the blockade in vain and were greeted with „Boarders are crap, we are the proof“. Some protesters also got access to a bare brickwork at the meeting site where they unfurled banners against the summit. The police detained the protesters one by one, registered their IDs, and told them that they will be charged with various offenses.

For pictures of the action, see: http://kietzmann.photoshelter.com/gallery/blockade-G20-Africa-summit/G00...

Blockade gegen die "G20 Africa Partnership Conference" vor dem Gasometer in Berlin-Schöneberg

Am 13.06.2017 fand vor der Einfahrt zum Gasometer in Berlin-Schöneberg um 7:30 Uhr eine Sitzblockade gegen die sog. "G20 Africa Partnership Conference" mit ca. 50 Teilnehmenden statt.

Die Blockade wurde ca. 2 Stunden aufrechterhalten, gegen 9:30 Uhr entfernten sich die Blockierenden langsam und friedlich von der Einfahrt des Gasometers, woraufhin die Polizei brutal einzelne Teilnehmende aus der Gruppe herausgriff und festnahm. Im darauf folgenden Polizeikessel wurden die Personalien aller Teilnehmenden erfasst und es wurden Anzeigen wegen Verstößen des Versammlungsgesetzes und Nötigung sowie Platzverweise ausgesprochen.

Die Anzeigen wegen Nötigung sind ein erneuter haarsträubender Versuch der Polizei, gewaltfreie Sitzblockaden zu kriminalisieren - insbesondere, da aufgrund der geringen Teilnehmenden-Anzahl nicht alle Zugänge des Gasometers effektiv blockiert werden konnte, kann garantiert nicht von Nötigung der Konferenzteilnehmenden gesprochen werden; schon eher wurde den Anreisenden verdeutlicht, dass der vorab beschlossene zynische "Marshallplan für Afrika" auf Widerstand stoßen wird.

Durch die Aktion konnte der Ablauf der "Partnerschaft" heuchelnden Konferenz gestört werden, einer Konferenz, in der die deutsche Bundesregierung ihre Planung weiterer neoliberaler Ausbeutungsstrukturen für den Profit europäischer Konzerne, einem Grenz- und Militärausbau sowie den Ausbau ihrer geopolitischen Dominanz im Rahmen der G20-Präsidentschaft fortführt.

Unser Protest hier und heute endet weder vor neoliberalen Konferenzen in Berlin, noch vor Gipfeltreffen in Hamburg oder anderswo!

Smash G20! Smash Capitalism!

Wer bekommt das größte Stück vom Kuchen? Marshallplan with Africa… die G20-Afrika-Konferenz in Berlin am 12. und 13. Juni

https://actiondaysberlin.noblogs.org/

Im Vorfeld der G20-Konferenz im Juli in Hamburg soll eine G20-Afrikakonferenz in Berlin Schöneberg im Gasometer statt finden.

Berliner Afrika-Gipfel 2.0?

1884/5 fand bereits eine Afrika-Konferenz der europäischen Kolonialmächte in Berlin statt, dabei wurde Afrika "aufgeteilt" und die jetzigen Grenzen der afrikanischen Staaten festgelegt - Menschen aus Afrika waren natürlich nicht beteiligt.

kreuzberg 36 beerdigen

bergpartei trägt kreuzberg symbolisch zugrabe

Ca. 60 Menschen namen teil an einer spontanen Trauerfeier, die gestern Abend von der bergpartei, die überpartei an der Cuvrybrache anberaumt wurde. Auf der grössten und letzten Brache an der Spree in Kreuzberg 36 wird bereits mit dem Bau eines gigantischen Bürokomplexes.

G20 to hell - Körnerpark [B]

Seit einigen Stunden schmückt die Wiese des Berliner Körnerparks eine markante Grünflächengravur: G20 TO HELL

Wer nicht feiert, hat verloren! 9. Mai, Tag des Sieges – Fest zum 72. Jahrestag des Sieges über den deutschen Faschismus

Hitler kaputt! Ein Grund zu feiern!

9. Mai 2017  –  15.00 - 22.00 Uhr

Berlin, Treptower Park – Straße Am Treptower Park / Südlicher Eingang zum Sowjetischen Ehrenmal

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