In June 2021 one of the oldest hospitals in Kassel had to file for bankruptcy. At the beginning of September this year, the health group Fresenius took over the financially troubled DRK clinics, which will be continued as Helios clinics in the future. An article about missed opportunities and the impact of private sector interests in healthcare.
Last Saturday the 4. September demonstrated in Kassel for example 200 People for the release of the anti-fascist Lina. The student, originally from Kassel, has been sitting since November 2020 in custody. You and three other people are charged, Preparing and carrying out attacks on neo-Nazis. After we had a conversation with Lina's mother in February, let's take the demonstration as an opportunity, to pursue the question, what has happened since then.
Leyla and Meryem Lacin have been fighting since 30 Years for a right to stay in Germany. Since October last year they have been supported by an initiative made up of friends and work colleagues. However, the situation has not improved since then, but rather deteriorated: Recently a file inspection revealed, that the regional council of Kassel is preparing their deportation to Turkey.
The meat company Plukon operates in Gudensberg, knapp 20 km southwest of Kassel, Hesse's largest poultry slaughterhouse. There will be about 130.000 Chickens slaughtered per day. Plukon is over with a total 425 Million chickens killed each year the second largest chicken company in the EU – and thus a central player in the … ▷
Since 7. April 2021 the city administration of Kassel dismantled all seating on Wesertorplatz and blocked off the framework of the benches with construction fences. The benches are mainly used by the homeless and the drinking scene. The seemingly absurd measure takes place within a context, in which the poor are to be driven out of the district and the district is upgraded. A commentary by Christoph Hepp.
Am 30. April feminists celebrated Walpurgis Night with a demonstration in Kassel. The night before, the place at the Goethestern was in the “Place of the Resistant Women” renamed. The activists want to draw attention to the ongoing violence against women and re-own a place with decades of feminist tradition.