Want to learn about a side of refugee life in Berlin overshadowed by the current crisis? Take the ultimate alternative tour: a refugee-led journey from Oranienplatz to Ohlauer Straße. We've got the insider's scoop on Refugee Voices right here. more

Nov 27, 2015 1:30 PM The Best of Berlin 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Who cares about animals?

The welfare of animals: a concern of communists (aside from the ones in Orwell's parable)? Most likely not. Gris says you have to be more than a one-issue progressive for things to get better – and communism isn't offering that kind of diversity. more

Apr 15, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 8 Comments

John Riceburg: The end of O-platz

Seven months after Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg mayor Monika Herrmann announced her intention to get the refugees on Oranienplatz out of the camp and into a new home, the square was finally evacuated on Tuesday, April 8. more

Apr 10, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

With temperatures dropping and a new winter residence found in Friedrichshain, the status of the Oranienplatz protest camp in Kreuzberg remains uncertain. We asked one Lampedusa refugee living at the camp to tell us his story. more

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