XLt Radar v.10: Suddenly, Last Tails of Summer

August 14th, 2018


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- please note : We are still listing FB invites, but at your own risk ! We fully support the #deletefacebook campaigns, as it is a very dangerous surveillance krapitalist parasite/monopoly! And yet there are many of us who rely on it to reach audiences and the public, and do not – as yet – have enough satisfactory alternatives. It’s complicated ! …  ALSO  check v. 9 for more still active and upcoming XLT RADAR dates -

AND check Stressfaktor for all your anarcho-syndicalist + solidarity + social justice +  riot needs, i.e. the serious stuff, and not just our entertainment fluff !

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< Aug 14 > Flashmob “GRENZEN AUF FÜR DIE #AQUARIUS“! Um 18 Uhr an der Oberbaumbrücke! https://seebruecke.org/events/grenzen-auf-fur-die-aquarius/ #Seebrücke #Seenotrettung


< Aug 17 > Lause Bleibt #3 - gegen Verdränung ! – with Barbara Morgenstern + Christian Biegai, Lausitzerstr.10 ( Fb invite )

< Aug 17 > Multiversal #85 ( exp. noisy ), Villa Kuriosum ( Fb invite )

< Aug 18 > Lange Nacht der Filmfestivals, Ostkreuz ( Fb Invite )

< Aug 31 -Sept. 1 > Reichenberger Kiezfest…

< Sept.1 > 1 La Haine der Film mit Asian Dub Foundation & Dj Cut Killer @ Yaam ( Fb invite )


To Boycott or Not to Boycott ! A very very interesting question…

< Aug 15-17 > Pop Kultur – concerts, discussions, commissioned works – @ Kulturbrauerei

We heard about the BDS for Palestine movement boycotting Pop Kultur fest a couple? years ago… B/c one of its partners/sponsors is the Israeli Embassy in Berlin. Now with the new Nation-State law passed, which goes even further toward an apartheid state, this is again a very hot topic!

Pop Kultur even scheduled a panel discussion this year re: Boycotting with an Israeli author Lizzie Dorn, and Berlin’s Kultur Senator Klaus Lederer… but not with a BDS supporter, nor an arab perspective on the issue !

XLt are investigating further… In the meantime you can follow the protest voices on twitter at @BoycottPKBerlin


More coming Soon !

Send Us YOUR tips, thoughts, feedback, perspectives ! … or not, but just do us a favor … and consider everything deeply !

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“Mass media was never about connecting people, it was about carpet bombing the masses with the overlords’ putrid spew and order … Today, its corporate progeny – The Internet – is nothing more than an extended invisible wanker’s hand injecting it into your individual daily gruel from above!”

“While we can communicate this to about *5* scattered eyes + ears at a time, there is the illusion of an empowered civic sphere in the digital realm, but try to broadcast any matrix-peeling onion-dissections or radical resistance to a whole broader community, and you are very likely to experience the electronic gates quickly shuttered. Any real communication + organizing arts with sufficient political and physical world gains are limited. We must continue to develop tactical tools, but the revolutions will not be digitized. “

” There is a moment in an asymmetric game of chess against a corporate opponent (with unlimited financial resources ), your best move may be to toss the rigged board into the air ! “

XLt analysis

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XLt Summer Radar v.9: The Futurist Human BBQ, the (DE-) Recipes !

August 9th, 2018



MuSiK OvErLoAD !


< 9-12.08 > 23 Years Of C-Base, Rungestr. 20 – ( full program at Clubmap )

< 10.08 > 10 Years of Ich Bin Ein Berlinerin – ( SO36 page )

< 10 + 11.08 > Digital in Berlin, 10 years, MusikBrauerei / UFO Studios -  ( FB invite )

< 11.08 > Sun Ra Arkestra, Festsaal

< 11.08 > Alvarius B. ( aka Alan Bishop ) @ Silent Green – ( FB invite )




< 11.08 > 40 Jahre So36

< 13-19.08 > FLUX FESTIVAL – Contemporary Electro-Acoustic Music From Berlin @ Spektrum

< 17.08 > Syrphe Night #13 at Loophole – ( Fb Invite )

< 19.08 > DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE – Concert/Performance, in      KULTURRAUM ZWINGLIKIRCHE Hauptportal Danneckerstraße Rudolphstraße 14, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, free -  ( FB invite )





< 11.08 > Hoffest In Der Magda 19 : für einen bunten Kiez! Workshops, Music, Soli ! Good causes ! ( FB Invite )

< 13.08 >  + < 20.08 >  + < 27.08 > Omniversal Earkestra – recurring monday jam nites … Space Jazz …  check the different locations ! ( FB invite )


REMINDER: XLterrestrials are in FUNDRAISER mode

The INTERNET WAS NEVER FREE ! You’re helping kill the planet right now just reading this ! You’re probably snuffing out a whole family of pandas * by crawling the webz today… so it’s TIME TO PAY UP !


yes, WE NEED YOUR SUPPPORT to continue projects like THE XLT RADAR … and many others… and we need to figure out how to get out of this mess ( i.e. a technologically-toasted planet )  and communicate strategies in a language everyone can grasp, or at least swallow or insert via a rectal cavity  ! … 

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* just in case you were wondering, a group of pandas is known as an embarrassment. ( seriously? )

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+ Kiez Notes :

We are currently examining and analyzing the historian and futurist writer Yuval Noah Harari – author of Sapiens and Homo Deus – which both have some fascinating insights, but also perhaps some dubious alignments with the ideological technotopians.

This is a highly intriguing media specimen for possible use for an upcoming CiTiZEN KiNO.  A New York Times event and conversation he had together with the notorious warmonger, rabid neoliberal and corporate apologist Thomas Friedman…

And in his forthcoming book  “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” he seems to have not yet bumped into any books on colonialism … which doesn’t make for a very comprehensive or meaningful debate re: immigration in the EU.  Excerpt in The Economist. … WTF !?

Our quick jab response to all those who play in the Friedman-esque Clubs:




( note: sorry, comic artist as yet unknown )

XLt Summer Radar v.8: Ice Scream Melt !

August 3rd, 2018




< Aug 1-4 > A L’Arme Festival v.VI @ Radial System

< Aug 3 > One Night For Fela w/  The Omniversal Orchestra, The Soulvendor, Dj Koko, Amate, etc… @ Yaam

< Aug 3 > Derya Yildirim & Grup SimSek, @ Silent Green ( FB invite )

< Aug 3 > Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics, HKW

< Aug 4 > Festival By The Lake, Weisensee

< Aug 11 > Alvarius B. ( aka Alan Bishop ) @ Silent Green ( FB invite )

More coming : 40 Years of SO36, Flux Festival at Spektrum, Digital In Berlin 10 Years, Berlin Atonal, Sun Ra Arkestra, Da Cruz at Quasimodo, etc …



Noise Hour / Lärm Stunde Against the GOO ! on the Landwehrkanal, Kreuzberg + Kreuzkölln, 18-19h ( see the FOG wiki )

+ + Always check the STESSFAKTOR Kalendar for Btropolis Subkultur and Linke Politik … Thx Stressi !

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< Aug 3 – 18 > Stencil & Streetart Workshops + Exhibition @ Yaam ( workshops daily at 17h, registration + fee required )

< Aug, 4- 20 > Ex-Embassy Exhibition, Talks Performances and Texts, at the former Australian embassy to the GDR, Grabbeallee 34, 13156 Berlin

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KiNO :

< Aug, 6 > Hamburger Gitter ( about G20 ) with Eng subs  - @Freiluft Kino Friedrichshain ( Fb Invite )


KIEZ Notes:

XLterrestrials went by Dussman’s the other day just to browse some book resources… But we always try to buy from the small neighborhood shops first. And we’ve boycotted Amazon since DAY 1, cause you could smell for miles (and years) what a piece of disruptive, monopolizing, labor-abusing shit they would become !

We wanted to look deeper into Yasha Levine’s “Surveillance Valley“, but Btropolis’ largest bookstore didn’t have it in stock. And come to think of it, their entire Media Section shelves were a dismal collection. Mostly full of techno-industry promo-jerking, with a few exceptions like James Bridle’s “New Dark Age” ( Verso ) and Jaron Lanier’s “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” . . . Interesting, BUT these were stark reminders that if you really want to be fed by radical and tactical thinkers, just skip the shopping mall variety bookshops altogether ! And/or while you’re there, you might consider ordering 1 or 2 books, or a bunch of far more radical literature from them, and never pick it up !

For better selections and to order what you need try : Pro QM ( Mitte ), St George ( Pberg ) , B-Books ( Kberg ) … Buchladen zur schwankenden Weltkugel (Pberg, primarly DE ) …


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to be cont…

The XLT/ CiTIZEN KiNO Fundraiser + eXit-E-xistential agro-A-ngst

July 31st, 2018


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XLT newsletter : This is NOT a KICKSTARTER, it’s an APPEAL to ENGAGE !

Dear arts and praxis friends,

This is a newsletter to communicate what we are up to the next months.
but first we must admit that we are reaching out here to RAISE FUNDS for
some crucial new steps to upgrade our activities.


Become a CiTiZEN KiNO + XLterrestrials supporter TODAY !
Please consider donating – or investing – to help us spread the visions,
creativity and practices ( from a range of diverse sources ) for more alternative and community-based cultures, as a means to navigate our challenging times !

For many years ( since at least 1997, if we had to pick one specific
milestone moment) the XLterrestrials have been collaborating with
artists, activists, media makers, scientists, writers, journalists,
educators, event producers, venues, institutions, NGOs, community
organizers, positive tactical-tech hackers, social change pioneers,
etc…. all to explore the means and paths to better possible worlds. The
majority of this work has been non-profit + volunteer, driven by our
passions to make arts and culture, and to find ways to be relevant and
pragmatic within a variety of ( inescapable ) political struggles.

And we are now feeling an urgent need to improve and expand our projects
in order to serve our communities better, and to build better networks
to assist in the many social, political, economic and ecological crises
on the rise around us.

If you would like to contribute money please reply to this mail,
podinski (at ) mailbox ( dot ) org and ask us about :
1. our paypal account 2. a patreon “subscriber” account, or 3.
supporting by other means

No amount is too small or too large ! We are grateful for all levels of
support !

AND if you are interested in really getting more deeply engaged with our
efforts, there are a number of projects that have – with the right
budget or “capital” -  the potential to turn into successful investments
and partnerships. I.e. a touring show, a distributable new media
educational platform, and collectively-made (+ owned) merchandise /
production.  ASK US for more info !

TO FOLLOW more about our fundraiser, and what objectives, strategies and
plans we have for the coming months… visit the Podopolog online, which
will provide updates to this newsletter over the next weeks:


( where you can read about 11 projects we are already working on )


concerned fellow global citizens !

Dr. Podinski aka Podrescu

- XLterrestrials co-founder -


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XLT Anaylsis: The Real Meaning Behind All The Kleptocracy Collusions !

July 30th, 2018


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An essay … work-in-progress

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Cartoon by Dave Coverly at Speedbump.com


The Real Meaning Behind All The Kleptocracy Collusions !

The notion that there are “climate change deniers” at the helm of many authoritarian regimes is misleading. Sure, there exist a good number of lobotomized politicians who may believe their own flatulence, but they are more like pawns in a spectacular theatrical front!

Much of the 1% ( and the .o1% ) – the oligarchs  and the kleptocrats – who prop up these lobotomied politico figureheads -  know what havoc they are creating to our environment and to our society. They are well-aware that the time has come to pay their bills for decades, if not centuries, of unsustainable extractive plunder, colonialism, wars and deception. And perhaps not all, but many, are like addicted gamblers, they would rather bet on long shots ( or shore up more wins ) than do the hard work it requires to clean up the insane global mess they’ve been major players in leaving behind. These are more than just treacherous, treasonous times; Our current global situation is one which threatens ubiquitous war, total mutual destruction and mass ecocide !

“It is much easier for the high-rolling krapitalists to imagine the end of the world, than the end of their regimes … and sitting in the dock of criminal prosecutions. “ – XLt analyst

But…  do not despair! Do not become paralyzed! Do not be those rabbits in their incorporated, bulldozer headlights!  … We don’t have to follow them into their foxholes and bunkers, their abysmal strategies, their vested/profiteering interests, nor their ludicrous escapism, nor their blatant lies and malfeasance !

NOW is the to time to construct mutually-benefiting + cooperative social systems…  and there are endless experiments + practices that we can take to make them within our own communities, or even try to make them scale to global networks. We would be idiots not to try some out today, when the planet is in such a perilous grip of sadists and masochists and suicidal gits  !

There aren’t easy answers, and it can take alot of time to figure out just how to get your feet wet in the new territories, where to begin and where to invest your efforts, or to find investment + resources to make community projects really catch, take root, work out.

To make matters more complicated, the current powers are directly in opposition to changing the systems. ( Buckminster Fuller’s work is one interesting example that colliided with the gatekeepers, i.e the builders’ lobby groups ). So we will simultaneously need to devise methods and political maneuvers to break the locks ( and laws ) that prevent other systems to flourish.

But this post is not meant to go too deep into the conflict zones… but rather point out  that there are tons of gifted and well-intentioned thinkers who are suggesting numerous, reasonable… and exciting… solutions and paths ! And perhaps to begin, those routes with fewer risks and fewer (direct or visible) provocations.

While we work on bringing more info resources to this little re-thinking table ( blog ) , here’s a few resources to get you going… of course there’s incredibly deep philosophical texts for all this ( a large majority of those published being over-intellectualizing white guys with beards ), but we’re looking for small immediate steps, things that feed and nourish us right now, things that keep us afloat now in the storms, and keep us motivated and moving together for the long haul… or the long voyages to elsewhere!

No no, not Musk-tacean Martian leaps, just small realtime steps for our already grandiose earthly kind !

— George Monbiot’s Out Of The Wreckage

— Chris Carlsson’s latest Nowtopia blog ( a quick read )

We haven’t had a chance to look at this, but might be useful here, and because the XLterrestrials are stifled in our own financial quandaries… and this author is recommend by George Monbiot who spent the last year(s) for his latest book collecting the best examples he could find….

— Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics

Please SUGGEST more resources for our list ! And help us expand this article !



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XLT Summer Radar v.7: Save the Planet, One *Kiez* At A Time !

July 27th, 2018




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Save the Planet, One *Kiez* At A Time !

Note: Kiez is a word which may have origins from slavic language…  and perhaps referred to eastern settlements near German towns. It’s now a contemporary form of saying one’s “hood” ( district, quartier , viertel )… and which similar to “hood” can have a kind of mocking or negative connotation. It’s used often in various neighborhoods in Berlin ( like WrangleKiez in Kreuzberg ), now both positive and negative implications in times of accelerated gentrfication.  It’s also used in other northern german cities like Hamburg.



< 28.7 > Google Verhindern – Kiezspaziergang – demo + tour of the tech invasion, at Koti, 16:00h


< 27.7 > Critical Mass Ride, Mariannenplatz, 20:oo h

ARTs + CULTs :

< 27-29.7 > Lacuna Lab 3x anniversary + exhibition, Paul-Linke Ufer – ( FB invite )

< 27.7 – 18.8 > Wassermusik – Goodbye UK – And Thx For the Music – Konzert, Filme, Open Air – Includes: Adrian Sherwood + Little Axe, Mathew Herbert, Orlando Julius + The Heliocentrics, Eva Lazarus, etc. + a film + panel discussion on Brexit, at HKW


Douglas Rushkoff has a disturbing essay ( On Medium and in The Guardian ) presumably as part of his forthcoming new book Team Human looking at the gruesome culture of bunkering elites who are shaping the great digital cult escape ( to nowhere ) … but perhaps doesnt point out enough that the corporate structures are what has given these idiots their power over our future ! And he remains still a little too nostalgic for the tech culture in the 90s. We’d be more inclined to call the naive dupes and stooges of the tech industries entirely responsible for the Cybernetic Regime ( our term ) that got inserted into all our shopping-bagged digital lives.

And we noticed at the bookshop yesterday, Bruce Sterling had put out a awhile back (2014) a sharp + concise little pamphlet, which describes well the whole Internet of Things coming down the Silicon pipe,… But tells us very little about how to fight the GAFAM ( Goo, Amazon, Frackbook, Apple, Microsoft, etc. ) that will try to shove it down our throats… The newer package for this these days is Smart Cities, and we need to confront it, with new strategies + new campaigns !

It’s very disappointing that Netzpolitik – based in Berlin – STILL seems to be “refusing” (?) to cover the massive Kiez uprising against the INDUSTRIALIZING FACTORY GOO, oozing ubiquitously in realtime into every aspect of our lives,  offshores its profits to avoid paying billions in taxes around the globe, and has built its entire business on surveillance krapitalism.

Glorious news relayed by Geert Lovink that due to the Cambridge Analytic scandals and the Zuckerborg’s dismal performance responding to all the criticism ( in congress and eslewhere…  and btw where’s COO Sheryl Sandberg ? ), Frackbook has taken the largest net worth DIVE in history. EU no longer trusts the company, obviously, and people are leaving the platform … in droves ?! … time will tell ! #deletefacebook



( links coming )

And more XLT pics and kicks too, stay tune !

XLt Summer Radar v.6 : Yo Collusion !

July 21st, 2018




< Juli 20-22 > 28.Schokoladen Hoffest, B-Mitte

added: Sunday, last day of the Schokoladen Hoffest, which is FREE, and raises money from food + drinks for the whole haus project ( and various programs + projects for the whole year )… PLUS it’s the 28th bday and to celebrate the successes of ( 80/90s ) squat culture ! AND The Incredible Herrengedeck play at 18.30… what MORE could you ask for !? … ANOTHER 28 YEARS or ELSE !

< July 28 > Kiezspaziergang / Demo to Stop Google and its Berlin Campus project, from the Google Verhindern and other Kiez resistance groups, Kreuzberg

( more info soon )

< Aug, 4- 20 > Ex-Embassy Exhibition, Talks Performances and Texts, at the former Australian embassy to the GDR, Grabbeallee 34, 13156 Berlin

An XLt READING and Browing List:

While we’ve got tons of material for both reasonable and wild theories regarding COLLUSION… we might begin our analysis by saying… If YOU are not currently colluding, you are part of the problem ! ;)

stay tune…

… LOTS More Coming !

Tribute to Ortwin Rau, Yaam Community + Club Shine On !

July 13th, 2018



< 13.7 > Tribute to Ortwin – Papa Yaam, at Yaam Club

All proceeds will go to benefit Ortwin Rau’s family… Btropolis Solidarity

Secret Act
Secret Act
Vido Jelashe
Mal elevé (Irie Révoltés)
Ben und Matze von den Ohrbooten

+ too many djs to list here :)

( the FB invite here )

“21th of June 2018 we buried our beloved “Papa Yaam” Ortwin Rau at Berlin-Kreuzberg, Südstern cemetery. Over the decades he stood for the Yaam, for us african people there and otherwhere in Berlin city. He was always in solidarity with the african refugees from Oranienplatz, Lampedusa Berlin. We lost a great fighter for humanitary and freedom. He always fought to help any person in need in his “boat”, his “boat” was never too full! Let us stay together in solidarity in this sense! R.I.P. Ortwin, your visions will be continued! “

- abdoulkarim yousif ( via youtube channel )


Come Celebrate the YAAM OASIS and our local multikulti community hero !










XLt Summer Radar V.5 : Don’t Go To SLeeeeeeep !

July 4th, 2018


( foto: Francisco Negroni – volcano + electric sky )


< 5-8.07 > More Than Human exhibition + talks, Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, Herzbergstr. 79, Haus 29

< 5.07 > Landing Global Warming w/ Am Johal + Rachel O’Reilly, incl. new book in collaboration with Joe Sacco, and film at Hopscotch Reading Room, Kurfurstenstr. 14 -  ( FB Invite )




< 6.07 > Lärm against Google, decentralized “action / performance ” along the Landwehrkanal – Kreuzberg and Neukoelln near the Umspannwerk bldg. 18-19h

< 7.07 > “Unser Block Bleibt” – Strassenfest and Counter Campus table – Framstraße/ Pannierstraße, NK…

< 7.07 > Migrant Rights ! #Seebruecke Demo – #refugeeswelcome -  at Neptunebrunnen am Roten Rathaus, Mitte – 13h

< 17.07 > ” Do The Red Thing ” brochure release, discussion led by Counter Campus, Regenbogenfabrik



July 7th – Thurston Moore + Jonas Mekas at Silent Green —-  July 13 Tribute to Ortwin – Papa Yaam ! —-  July 20 Schokoladen Hoffest —-  Aug 4 By the Lake Festival 2018 —-  Aug 10 / 11 Digital in Berlin at Musikbrauerei


the Anti-Goo brochures (d)ownload and share them TODAY ! x3 - Keine Guten Nachbarn – Google, Factory & Co. (d) …. Do the Red Thing  (d) .. ( sorry auf DE only, translators wanted ) …tbc

And this article sent to us via the Unciv List:

“Challenging the Tech Companies From Within “ ( a sharp tech critique ) by the Librarian Shipwreck blog


Aritivist + Hacker Camps in Aug: Transhack in France and Change in DE …. Intergalactic Solidarity at La ZAD


to be cont.

XLt Summer Radar v.4 : The Fire This Time !

June 22nd, 2018



( pic: more upcoming dates – from the HAU program on claiming common spaces. we are typing up and adding below… work-in-progress…. and sorry for the lack of actual links, we are currently overbooked and underfunded. wink wink. i..e Donations and plog volunteers always welcome!  )

- On the XLt Radar v.4 -

in Btropolis:

< June 22 >  Rally at US Embassy – 4:30pm
< June 22 >  M24bleibt Hofaktion – Muskauerstr. 24
< June 22 >  Filmpremiere “Hamburger Gitter” ( re: G20 ) – Kino Intl. – 9.30pm
< June 21-23HAU- Claiming Common Spaces
< June 23 >  Festival der Linke
< June 14-july 1 > Make Cities Festival
< June 22-23 > Berlin Comic Invasion
< June 20-23 > Pirate Cinema – From Narita to Notre-Dame-des-Landes, the Hard Way, Part 1-3

< June 25 > Anthropocene Lecture: Sheila Jasanoff, Max Planck Inst.

*neu* < June 26 > Discussion/Presentation on La ZAD, B-Lage 20:00h

*neu* < June 28 > Discussion/Presentation on “Red Thing” brochure by TOP/CounterCampus, B-Lage 20:00h


< July 19 > Das französische ‘68 und die Situationisten, at About Blank
< July 20 > 28 Jahre Schokoladen – Hoffest





More to Come !