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BASTA! In times of Corona

Dear ones,

we too have become quite out of step due to the virus, which is reflected in our current organisation.

From now on, there will be no more plenary sessions.

We will continue the counselling as we can for urgent cases (you decide). But for the time being only by mail. Please send a concrete consultation question to bastaberlin@systemli.org . Write in the subject “consultation question”. We will then get back to you. Please note that the current situation, which hits our class especially hard, will increase the need for counseling even further. Therefore, as always, organize yourself, try to do everything you can in advance and then write us a question that is as specific as possible.

The accompanying offer is also frozen. Please see that you don’t have to take any appointments at the moment and that there will be no negative consequences.

We are also trying to find other alternatives for consultation. As soon as there is something fix, you will know.

Stay healthy

Your BASTA!’s

#niemandzahltdrauf: rental campaign from BASTA! started

Dear comrades, dear friends, dear interested people,

we’re running a campaign right now. The aim of the campaign is to abolish the rental ceilings by the Jobcenters. The Jobcenters only pay rent up to a certain level. Whose rent is above this limit is usually simply “out of luck“ and has to pay the exceeding amount out of the “Grundbedarf“ (the amount of money for other basic needs besides rent). We want to put an end to this – especially in view of the general Berlin rent madness. The caps on rent amounts are regulated by the state of Berlin and can thus be abolished. By means of various actions we want to make our demand public and build up pressure to get those responsible to react in our favour. We want the Jobcenters to cover the complete rent of all Hartz IV households.

We invite you to design and plan the campaign and corresponding actions at our campaign meeting: every Monday 20-22 o’clock in Schererstr. 8 in Wedding.

Here you find further information.

If you have ideas and questions, please write to us at basta_mietenkampagne[ät]systemli.org .

Tell your friends about the campaign!

You will hear from us!

#niemandzahltdrauf

Public Viewing & Breakfast

On the fifth of November, the Bundesverfassungsgericht (most high court in Germany) pronounces its ruling on the legality of Hartz IV sanctions. We want to watch the live-stream, have breakfast together and exchange ideas about the the pronouncement of the verdict.

Tuesday • 05.11. • 9 am • Alte Buchbinderei in the Schererstr. 8

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