Germany: "Education Strike" in 40 cities

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Germany - November 17th:
"Education Strike"

Groups and activists across Germany are calling for an "Education Strike for Solidarity and Free Education" on November 17th. This day of action explicitly takes place in the context of the "Global Weeks of Action for Education".

Here is an overview of activities planned as part of the "education strike" in Germany that day (also in German):
(something wrong or missing? contact united.for.education@gmail.com or leave a comment below)

  • "Education Strike" rally in Baden Baden:
    Scheduled to kick off at noon at the "Augustaplatz".
    event page on facebook

  • "Education Strike" in Berlin:
    Various groups and alliances in Berlin such as "Occupy University" and Schulstreik ("School Strike") are currently discussing and preparing activities. So far one major rally was confirmed to kick off at the "Rotes Rathaus" (= red city hall) at noon.
    A solidarity party will take place on November 11th at "K9".

  • "Education Strike" rally in Bielefeld:
    Activists are mobilising for a rally scheduled to begin at 2pm in front of the main railway station.
    website: http://bildungsstreikbi.blogsport.de

  • #OccupyEducation - "Education Strike" Action Day in Bonn:
    The Bonner Jugendbündnis ("Bonn Youth Movement") is mobilising to the Kaiserplatz where a rally is scheduled to begin at 9am.
    website: bjb.blogsport.de / facebook: page + event page

  • "Day of Action" in Bremen:
    An alliance of "education protest" activists put together a schedule for activities on various days. Highlights will mark a rally on November 15th as well as a day of action with flashmobs and rounds of discussion at the University of Bremen on November 17th itself.
    facebook: page + flyer can by downloaded here, click on the right "download" button (.pdf)

  • "Education Strike" rallies in Cologne:
    Various activist groups in Cologne mobilise for two rallies to fight for better conditions within the education system as well as for free emancipatory education in general. Both rallies will begin at 10am. One will kick off at Albertus-Magnus-Platz (in front of the main university building) and the other at Deutz, Eitorfer Straße. A general assembly at the University of Cologne will take place at 6pm on Nov. 15th.
    website: bildungsstreik-koeln.de + facebook event page
  • Rally and Flashmob in Cottbus:
    Teach-ins, flashmobs as well as a rally are scheduled to take place on campus at the University of Cottbus.
    press release: pr-inside.com

  • Rally in Darmstadt:
    The "Committee for Free Education" calls for a rally under the banner "For Solidarity and Free Education; One World - One Struggle". It is scheduled to begin at the Luisenplatz at 11am. They explicitly fight for free access to emancipatory education for all within democatically structured institutions and against power structures unleashed by the capitalist system.
    website: komitee-darmstadt.de
  • "Education Strike" rally in Dortmund:
    The "Education Strike" alliance calls on all students, pupils, trainees, teachers, lecturers and parents identifying with the struggle for education to join a rally from 10.30am onwards at the main railway station.
    website: bildungsstreikdortmund.blogsport.de

  • Week of Action in Dresden:
    Activists are preparing activities for Nov. 10-18th.
    Nov. 10th: The Philosophy Faculty is threatened to be cut by 66% (from 6 to 2 professorships), consequently the independent study course would not exist anymore. So students at the faculty will be encourage to write their grievances onto banners.
    Nov. 14th: Travelling to the rally against cuts in Leipzig together.
    Nov. 15th: Students will prepare banners at the Philosophy Faculty
    Nov. 16th: Education bags will be packed to be distributed on the day of action on Nov. 17th
    Nov. 17th: setting up a stage on campus + doing flashmobs: "Try it with Coziness" + speeches + more flashmobs: "bubble trouble" + public soup kitchen
    Nov. 18th: workshops (topics tba) + round of reflection
    website: enov.blogsport.de
  • Week of Action in Duisburg:
    The platform "Education Movement Duisburg" is still working on a week of action for Nov. 14-18th. A rally on November 17th starting at 10am will mark a highlight. The week of action is directed against "social exclusion, the formation of elites and the increasing pressure to perform" and pushes for free emancipatory education for all. Further details are still to be announced.
    website: bildungsbewegung-duisburg.de / facebook: event page + page
  • "Education Strike" rally in Eichstätt:
    The group "AK Free Education Eichstätt" (AK Freie Bildung Eichstätt) calls for a rally. It is scheduled to begin at 2pm in front of the main buildings of the Catholic University (around the fountain).
    (former) website: freiebildungeichstaett.wordpress.com + page on facebook
  • "Education Strike" rally in Erlangen:
    Various activist groups are currently preparing a rally scheduled to begin at 1.30pm at the Hugenottenplatz. Details still to be announced.
    website: luks.blogsport.de ("Left and Critical Students" - one of the groups) + facebook event page

  • "Education Strike" rally in Essen:
    The Essener Jugendbündnis ("Essen Youth Alliance") calls for a rally at 9am at the Willy-Brandt-Platz for November 17th itself. Two days earlier (Nov. 15th) activists will meet for a flashmob at the same location. And on Nov. 11th from 7pm onwards a Solidarity Party will take place.
    website: ejb.blogsport.de + facebook event page

  • Education protests in Frankfurt/Main:
    The Jugendbündnis Frankfurt/Main ("Youth Alliance Frankfurt/Main") prepares a day of activities. Beginning with workshops at 9am at the Goethe University (campus Bockenheim), followed by an "education strike" rally from that campus at 2pm and an evening program incl. a party from 6pm onwards.
    website: jugendbuendnisffm.blogsport.de

  • "Education Strike" rally in Freiburg:
    The "Education Strike" alliance in Freiburg calls for a rally scheduled to begin at noon. Meeting point is the "Platz der alten Synagoge".
    facebook event page
  • "Education Strike" flashmob in Göttingen:
    Activists are calling for a "we chase the education" flashmob scheduled to begin at 4pm at a location called "Gänseliesel". Some people will wear a dress and carry a suitcase on which it says "education". The others will then chase them to reclaim the education.
    tba on: asta.uni-goettingen.de

  • "Education Strike" rally in Gütersloh:
    The "Education Strike" alliance is mobilising participate in a rally beginning at 2pm at the Berliner Platz.
    facebook event page

  • "Education Strike" rally in Hannover:
    The group known as B-Team calls for a rally. It is scheduled to kick off at noon at the Opernplatz. Other activist groups are mobilising to an "education rave" as part of the rally.
    website: wir-zahlen-nicht.de + facebook event page


"We don't purchase what belongs to us!
Everybody has the right to access education.
No to tuition fees!"

  • "Occupy Education! 'Education Strike' 2011" in Heidelberg:
    The "Education Strike" alliance calls for a rally at 11am kicking off at the main railway station. Activists in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Karlsruhe are mobilising to the rally in Heidelberg as well.
    website: bildungsstreik-hd.de / facebook: page + event page

 

  • Rally for Free Education in Hildesheim:
    Pupils and students call for a rally demanding an end to the increasing commercialisation of education and to fight for free emancipatory education for all. The demonstration will kick off at the main railway station at 10am.
    website: bildung-hildesheim.de / facebook: page + event page


"Self-determination in living and learning!"

  • "Education Strike" rally in Ibbenbüren:
    Activists are mobilising to a rally starting at 9am at the main railway station and heading to city hall.
    group on facebook
  • Rally in Ludwigsburg:
    In the early morning the Bildungsstreik Ludwigsburg ("Education Strike Ludwigsburg") alliance calls on all pupils, trainees and students to join the demonstration in Stuttgart at 10am. Meeting point is the main railway station Ludwigsburg at 9.30am. From there everyone travels together to the demo.
    At 2.30pm a rally is scheduled to take place in Ludwigsburg itself, followed by a round of discussion at the PH Ludwigsburg (school of education Ludwigsburg) focussing on the topic: "education within capitalism". At the of the day everyone is invited to join an "Education Strike"-Aftershow-Party.
    website: bildungsstreik-ludwigsburg.de

  • Rally in Mannheim:
    Scheduled to begin at 3:30pm at the "Paradeplatz".
  • "Breaking down the Education Factories!" - Night Dance Rally in Marburg:
    Activists will be meeting in front of the main lecture hall building of the University of Marburg at 7pm. During the first 30mins the context of the rally will be presented and a "live video chat" with a fellow activist elsewhere in the world might be arranged.
    The rally will be follwed by an "tunnel party" displaying "live-streams"/videos showing activities related to the GWA from around the world in the background.
    website: freedumm.de.vu / facebook: page + event page

 

  • "Education Strike" rally in Munich:
    Various activist groups mobilise for a rally to fight for better conditions within the education system as well as for free emancipatory education in general. People will begin to meet at 9.30am at the Geschwister-Scholl-Platz in front of the main gates of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University and will begin with some speeches. The demonstration is then scheduled to kick off at 10am.
    website: bildungsstreik-muc.de / facebook: page & event page

  • "Education Strike" rally in Nürnberg:
    Main rally is scheduled to begin at 11:30am at the Rathenauplatz.
    In the evening a "Night Rally" will take place, beginning at 5pm at the Maximillianstraße unterground train station.

  • "Education Protest" Week of Action in Passau:
    Activists in Passau arrange an "Education Protest" Week of Action for November 8-14th. Details to be announced.
    facebook event page
  • Rally in Regensburg:
    The local group "education strike" is mobilising to join a rally scheduled to begin at 2pm at the "Uni-Kugel".
    facebook event page
  • "Education Strike" rally in Rosenheim:
    Some pupil activists are currently preparing a rally as part of the day of action. Details to be announced.
    facebook event page
  • "Education Strike" rally in Rostock:
    Activists call for a rally scheduled to begin at 11am at the Neuer Markt. The rally will head to various schools encouraging pupils to join. It will be follwed by an "education general assembly" at the biggest lecture hall of the University of Rostock.
    website: bildungskellerhro.blogsport.de

  • Rally in Verden:
    Scheduled to begin at 10am at the railway station.

Further activities in Hamburg and Münster still to be announced.