Presentation of the new photo newspaper »Keine Ruhe« on Saturday
In the fall of 2021, the so-called “refugee crisis” on the EU’s eastern border was still very much in the news. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke of solidarity with Poland in the face of a “hybrid attack to destabilize Europe” – not a word of solidarity with the migrants who are freezing and exposed to violence. They are dehumanized in such rhetoric, turned into a diffuse mass that is then either pitied or seen as a threat. We have decided to make them visible as human beings with a new photo newspaper. You can find more information and first insights in our webshop.
While we were preparing this newspaper for printing, Putin attacked Ukraine. Fortunately, this time the EU decided to accept refugees without complications and let them continue to study and work. But when established papers like the Neue Zürcher Zeitung then write, “this time they are real refugees,” and Black and exchange students of Color are treated as second-class refugees at the border or even sent back, it becomes frighteningly clear how racism is mobilized – even in this emergency situation – to deny people their basic rights. We must not accept this – at any border, in any law and in any encounter.
The newspaper should contribute a part to this struggle. In order to reach as many people as possible with the topic, it is available at a free price, just like our publications on Eisenbahnstraße. If you have ideas about who we should send it to or where we should present it, write to us!
On Saturday, March 19 at 16.00 we will present the newspaper »Keine Ruhe« for the first time in Leipzig. The presentation and reading is part of the International Weeks Against Racism Leipzig, which started on Monday and run until March 27. The presentation will take place at the Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst.