Democrats Abroad Germany will have stands and march in many pride events across Germany this year. If you are interested in marching with us in the parades or working at one of the stands contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Come join us or just stop by and say hello. We need to stand together now more than ever.
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Looking for great books to read this summer? Feed your brain while you catch some rays this summer with this assortment of great books that will be as provocative as they are entertaining.
1. The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books (April 3, 2018)
With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy seemed final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and the United States.
Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself. The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies.
In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. To understand the challenge is to see, and perhaps renew, the fundamental political virtues offered by tradition and demanded by the future. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty.
Available formats: Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle, Audiobook
Still haven't requested your absentee ballot? Join us anytime between 3 and 6pm at Betahaus Cafe (Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin) and get your questions answered, and request your ballot!
Already requested your ballot? Come find out how you can get more involved in Democrats Abroad, and enjoy some Kaffee und Kuchen!
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This year, before our big outreach weekend at Motzstrassenfest, we're offering a short, optional volunteer training to help get you ready!
The volunteer training will take place 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, July 17th at Cosmo Lounge in Berlin Mitte. It will be an chance to meet other volunteers, get an update on what's going on in Berlin and Germany, look over the latest talking points and strategize on getting out the vote ahead of November 6th!
Though we'll be focusing on the upcoming LGBT street festival, this will be an opportunity for all those interested in Democrats Abroad volunteering and being engaged politically abroad. Feel free to bring along friends, family or colleagues who may want to volunteer at the upcoming Stadtfest or other Democrats Abroad events in the future, invite them on Facebook!
Tue. July 17th, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm
Outside area on the ground floor at Cosmo Lounge
Ziegelstraße 28, 10117 Berlin
(near Oranienburger Straße S-Bahn station)
Please RSVP here to let us know if you will be able to join us at Tuesday's training.
We are also still searching for a few additional volunteers to help at our booth during from July 21-22. If you are available to help at Stadtfest on July 21-22 and have not yet had a chance to sign-up, you can view the available slots and sign-up using the following link:
Stadtfest volunteer sign-up link
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