politics protest social issues

Gideon Levy Speaks in Gasteig on BDS- 24mmjournalism is Prohibited Entry

Return of Jüdisch-Palästinensische Dialoggruppe to Gasteig

bds_110715_6
BDS talk 2015 in Gasteig, with Christopher Ben Kushka

Almost two years after the event of the ‘Jüdisch-Palästinensische Dialoggruppe‘ ending in trouble the group is allowed to return to the munipicial center. According to reports of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the city checked possibilities to cancel the event but saw no option as the group only rented the rooms. 24mmjournalism’s photographer Michi was again on site to report on the event and counter-protest.

Entry Denied after Critical Report 2015

At the entrance of the Black-box 24mmjournalism was denied entry. One of the organizers greated with: “Look who is there, our thief friend” – referring to an absurde accusation made in 2015 to have stolen all informaton material. Trying to clear tthis with the organizers led to no goal. They advised to buy a ticket, but told 24mmjournalism right away, that taking photos inside would not be allowed. So even though we wanted to report about the sucseeding event to 2015 – and also changes and other approaches – we were denied. This is almost hillarious as Ben Kushka the speaker from the last talk eventhough we reported quite critical on his talk, stole a photo published on this blog (including the watermark) to mobilize for another talk on BDS by him.

Bildschirmfoto 2017-05-26 um 12.42.37.png
Screenshot of picture by 24mmjournalism, stolen by Christopher Ben Kushka.

Counter-protest

bds-gasteig-blog_20170524_4

24mmjournalism

On Saturday November 7th the association „Jüdisch-Palästinensiche Dialoggruppe München“ held an event in the Gasteig in Munich. The city handed over the room for this talk without demanding any rent. In a statement before the talk the chief of the city library stated that in a democratic pluralistic society the option has to be given for all parties to speak out their opinion. Someone in the audience therefore shouted: “Why don’t you give it to the NPD” (NPD = National Democratic Party / far right/neonazi party). This free of rent handover caused a reaction by Charlotte Knobloch and the event was mentioned in international newspapers. „BDS“ – boycott, divestment & sanctions – is a internationally controversial idea of boycotting products from Israel as a reaction to settlements and “the mistreatement of Palestina”.

How BDS works


The barcode on products tells the costumer the origin of the good. Every country has its own…

View original post 773 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s