Cancelled consultations

On the 18th and 25th of September there will be no consultation on wednesday. Illness, stress and a still chronic imbalance between the need for consultation and people who actively support our consultation on a long-term basis lead to the closing of the consultation wednesday for the next two weeks. Please also have a look at our still current call for support.

Fr. 30.08. | womens*group presents film evening #2: ‘Thelma & Louise’

“Thelma & Louise” (1991)

Housewife Thelma and friend Louise just want to escape the constraints of their daily routine for a weekend and decide to leave everything behind for a few days.

What begins as a weekend trip ends in a chase through the USA.

A road trip begins, which ends with both women becoming more and more rebels.

Trailer English

When: Friday, 30.8. from 8pm

Where: Prinzenallee 58 (Second backyard)

Big Basta picnic in Schillerpark (Saturday 24th of August)


It’s Basta summer break! There is no counselling but we want to celebrate the summer with you. Since Hartz-IV benefits are to little for having vacation, we would like to enjoy the summer in Schillerpark in Wedding.

On Saturday the 24th of August you are welcome to eat, drink, chat and play with us. Bring with you whatever you enjoy, some food or drinks or just yourselves. We are happy to see you!

We meet from 4 pm on the large meadow in Schillerpark. You can enter from Ungarn- or Edingburgerstraße (U-Seestraße)

summerbreak in August

We do a summerbreak. We will not organize counsellings and accompaniments during the whole August. The last counselling in July will be on July 31st 10am-1pm in the Schererstr. 8. The first counselling after the summerbreak will be on the 3rd of September 2-5pm also in the Schererstr. 8. Plenum will take place as usual on mondays at 7 pm.

For urgent needs we recommend you the brand new socialconselling in the Kiezhaus Agnes Reinhold in Afrikanischen Str.. Every Thursday from 3-6 pm.

5th of June | companion-meeting

There is a group within BASTA!, which organizes companions to the Jobcenter. They meet every 1st wednesday of the month in the Schererstr. 8 at 6 pm. Here you can get to know how the companions at BASTA! work and exchange with others expieriences you made with companions. It’s also the right place for you, if you are interested in accompanying others yourself. Feel invited to come by!

companion-meeting | 5th of June  | 6 pm | Schererstr. 8

womens*meeting at BASTA!

Every second and fourth monday in a month some BASTA!-women* meet at 5 pm to talk about and upskill on different topics (such as poverty, work, unemployment, abortion, …). We also think about how we could raise public attention on for us relevant topics from our perspective.

Feel invited to get to know us and to come over.

womens*meeting | every 2nd & 4th monday | 5 pm | Schererstr. 8

24th of May | demonstration in memory of Dieter Eich

During the night from the 24th to the 25th of May 2000 the unemployed Dieter Eich was murdered in Berlin Buch by four Neo-Nazis, who belonged to the fellowship-network. For this murder the breeding ground of an increasing competetive society, racism and hate on poor people was essential. To mark this and to keep the memory on Dieter Eich awake we will take part in the Demonstration in Berlin Buch again. We call on you to do the same.

Last year we published together with Charlie Burrito from the FAU-Berlin a backround-article (german) about the murder on Dieter Eich in the Direkte Aktion. The german call for the demonstration this year you find on the website of the organizing network Niemand ist Vergessen.

demonstration:
Fr. May 24th | 5 pm | S-Bhf. Buch (Pankow)

meeting point to travel together from Berlin center:

4.30 pm | S-Bhf. Gesundbrunnen (Wedding)

Urgent Call for support

Dear People,

since nearly ten years our social counselling exists as an essential part of left-wing infrastructure in Berlin. Countless times we saved people‘s ass – which means their material income – in the last second no matter if they are part of the left-scene or not. And also if many people don‘t had any problems with the jobcenter there was still the certainty that in the worst case they could rely on the solidary initiative.

That is for sure all true and right and that‘s how it is meant to be. We wan‘t to guard your back so that you can be politically active, without exhausting all the time in wage labour. In the past that worked nearly perfectly. However we have to admit, that in the last time we failed in reaching our ideal of a growing group. In the same time, in which we shrinked as a group the number of people coming to our counselling grew steadily. That now lead to the situation that week after week we’re overrunning our opening times so that many of us are on their last leg concerning their ressources.

In short we urgently need support to keep on going with the social counselling as an unconditional one. We‘re searching for people, who want to get started with the counselling as well as to organize with us for longer. In return you can expect a collective which you can really rely on and that gives you the security to stand beside you in difficult situations. We want the previous lines to be understood not as an kindly request, but as a serious call. If you‘re interested, please visit us during our opening times or write us an e-mail.

We look forward to hearing from you