Our first Thursday of the month Stammtisch is in the Seerose (Mehringdamm 47) in Kreuzberg. Take the U6 or the U7 to U-Bahnhof Mehringdamm, or buses 119 or 140.
So meet us at the Seerose starting around 8 p.m. in the pleasant and quiet back room for good conversation and for vegetarian specialties made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices. Come hungry!
Stammtisch April 4, 2013 8pm – Special Guest Talk on Drones
The hot topic of drones was the focus of our Stammtisch on Thursday April 4th. Otfried Nassauer, a founder and director of the Berlin Information-Center for Transnational Security and long engaged in peace and security research, spoke to us on the subject of drones and thoughts for new international laws regulating them. More photos here.
Slideshow of 10 Years AVA-Berlin 2003-2013
Click on vimeo to watch in HD fullscreen.
AVA Berlin celebrates 10th Anniversary
A good time was had by all as we celebrated our 10th Anniversary. Thanks to Pam for hosting and Eva for entertainment. More photos here
Notes on David Bollier’s Speech about the Commons
Carolyn was so kind as to write up notes on David Bollier’s lecture “The Commons as a New/Old Paradigm of Governance, Policy and Political Action” on Dec. 4th at the American Academy in Berlin.
Some introduction and Carolyn’s notes follow — (more…)
Inauguration Celebration in Berlin on January 21, 2013
We elected new officers, discussed the past year and ideas for projects in 2013 as we ate a huge brunch, and stared at the snowstorm out the window . View the Annual Report 2012 (it is also above under Who We Are). More photos here.
AVA’s David MacBryde Interviewed on the Rag Radio
David MacBryde — a Berlin-based correspondent for The Rag Blog – offered a progressive perspective on developments in Germany and the Eurozone to the Rag Radio audience on Friday, November 9 in Austin, Texas. Listen to the interview here.Photo by Charlie Martin / KOOP.
AVA’s Alan Benson quoted in Reuters article
Alan Benson who has worked tirelessly to register Americans to vote was quoted in a Reuter’s article which was also carried by the New York Times.
Election Night Watch at the Babylon Tues. Nov. 6 at 10pm
We will be joining the Democrats Abroad for the Election Night Watch. Be sure to reserve your 5€ ticket in advance here (click on the time–scroll right).
The Democrats vs Republicans Debate at Rathaus Schöneberg
Photos of the event sponsored by IBUSA on October 16, 2012.
Strike a blow against Citizens United
Become a citizen co-sponsor of the DISCLOSE Act of 2012 to end secret election spending. Add your name to this petition and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will bring your signature to the floor of the Senate when it comes up for a vote next week.
Screening of “When the Mountains Tremble” April 22, 2012
We screened “When the Mountains Tremble,” Pamela Yates’ 1984 documentary depicting the involvement of the US military in Guatemala in the 1980s. The Guatemalan conflict, which began in 1960, six years after an American-organized coup toppled an elected president, lasted 36 years, with an estimated 200,000 people killed, more than 90 percent of them by government forces. Yates uses spot footage, interviews, video transmission, and re-enactment to show the war, and she focuses especially on the narrative of Rigoberta Menchú, the somewhat controversial Mayan-rights and peace advocate who went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. (more…)
Stammtisch with guest Fabio Reinhardt March 1, 2012
The chair of AVA-Berlin, Ann Wertheimer, spoke on January 11, 2012, the 10th anniversary of the opening of the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. American Voices Abroad Berlin joined Amnesty International Berlin-Brandenburg to mark this 10th anniversary and to call for an end to indefinite detention and unfair trials.
The Executive Committee of American Voices Abroad Berlin has unanimously decided to support Rebuild the American Dream: If you would personally like to sign the Contract, please sign on individually at http://contract.rebuildthedream.com/. (more…)