A statement concerning the accusations against our collective and one of our members - 30.11.2017

On October 19, 2017 a community member approached a member of the collective with allegations of abusive behaviour against another current collective member. This individual sought and continues to seek the immediate expulsion of the Radikalecker member in question from the current collective. We, the members of the collective, feel that these accusations are indeed very serious and therefore intend to address them with respective seriousness.

It is important to recognize that this sensitive matter was first brought to the attention of the entire collective on November 7, 2017. Due to the request from the individual who has come forward, that the accused member is not given notice of the relevant information, the allegations were not immediately shared with the full body of the collective. Since then this issue has been the central focus of the collective, both during plenum and in other forms and networks of our internal communication. We have diligently protected the anonymity of the community member involved at their initial request and we have carefully and respectfully answered each email and message received on the topic.

In effort to resolve this matter in the best manner possible, the collective is seeking counselling from specialized groups and organizations that offer support in conflict management for self-organised political groups. We are now in close contact with one such support worker and we are collecting all the necessary information to make firm decisions about our next steps.

In addition to these actions the collective member directly involved in the situation has temporarily stepped back from some collective processes such as participation in plenum and has withdrawn their decision-making powers. The aim of this voluntary suspension is to facilitate a neutral and impartial handling of these complex circumstances.
As a collective Radikalecker functions under a structure of consensus-based decision making that involves thorough discussion and consideration. We do not act hastily or impulsively. We act with awareness that responding to input and finding solutions can be a time-consuming process. As both a united collective and as individuals, Radikalecker is committed to creating and protecting safe and respectful spaces for people of all denominations regardless of ethnic background, sex, class, gender orientation, etc. We do not excuse or allow any form of abusive behaviour and are dedicated to the rightful resolution of this important continuous process.

We are open to constructive dialogue regarding this matter and will gladly answer further inquiry via private messages or email (vegan.cafe.kollektiv@riseup.net).

Thanks,

Radikalecker

Küfa on the 15th of November - 14.11.2017

The german winter is back.. How about warming your tummies, german style?

Main dish combined with all the following:
~ Pumpkin seitan (made by l’herbivore) with mushrooms in brown sauce
~ Rotkohl (warm red cabbage dish)
~ Buttered parsley potatoes

Dessert:
~ Catalan cream with caramelized sugar

This Wednesday at the awesome B-Lage / Neukölln ♥
As always, donation basis! And of course 100% VEGAN!

See you there,
Radikalecker

News from us - 20.10.2017

Lovely Radikalecker supporters,

you may have asked yourselves already, if we have any news for you from our project?

First of all, we want to thank you again for your support and we are happy to see you in the café when it will be open!

Right now we are searching for the right space for the future café. We already visited some shops, but it will probably take a while until we find something that really fits our needs.

When we find something (and we hope this moment will arrive soon) we will let you know, instantly! :-)

Besides the search for our own rooms, we work on sending out the last thankyous. It took us quite a while, but now we are almost finished!

Furthermore we welcomes some new collective members, a fact that allows us to cook even more often for you and collect more money for the opening of the café.

From now on, we will be making a brunch every second and fourth Sunday of the month and additionally a KüfA (kitchen for all) every third Wednesday, like we used to.

You can find more information about all upcoming cooking events on our website www.radikalecker.org or on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/radikalecker/

And, of course, in our newsletter that comes once a month.

If you are in Berlin, you are welcome to come by and try already some dishes of the future café menu. :-)

We will keep you updated,

the Radikalecker collective

Halloween KüfA & Brunch - 17.10.2017

Autumn is here and Halloween is only a few days away – this is why we will serve you a Halloween-themed KüfA on Wednesday the 18.10. We will start at 19:30 as always in B-Lage in Neukölln and sell the food on a donation basis.

On Sunday the 22.10., our next brunch will take place! We start at 11:00 and the buffet will be open until 15:00.  As always we will serve a big variety of salads, spreads, main dishes, cakes and other sweets.

Cooking events in August - 10.08.2017

This month we will start again with our brunch in B-Lage and we will cook our monthly KüfA there as well.

  • 13.08. sunday brunch @ B-Lage, 11 a.m. – 17 p.m.
  • 16.08. Küfa @ B- Lage, 19:30 p.m.
  • 27.08. sunday brunch @ B-Lage, 11 a.m. – 17 p.m.

Sunday-Brunch in B-Lage starts on the 30st of April - 27.04.2017

Lovely people,

from this Sunday on, the 30th of April, we will serve a brunch every Sunday until the end of our crowdfunding campaign in B-Lage.

Starting at 11 a.m., the brunch will last until 5 p.m. The bar of B-Lage will be opened as well and will continue to serve you drinks even after our brunch is finished. :-) As always we ask you for donations, our suggested donation range lies between 6 and 12 €.

You will find the B-Lage Bar in Mareschstr. 1 in 12055 Berlin.

Here are all the coming brunch dates – always open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. :

30.04. / 07.05. / 14.05. / 21.05. / 28.05.

We are happy to see you there!

Radikalecker’s Crowd Funding Launch Dinner - 15.04.2017

The moment has finally arrived!
Radikalecker is proud to announce that, after much hard work and preparation, we will be launching our Crowdfunding Campaign on wednesday, April 19. To kick things off we are preparing a fabulous dinner at B-Lage and we invite you and your loved ones to come and enjoy. Just like regular KüfA, service starts at 19:30 at B-Lage, on a first come- first served basis, so make sure to arrive early and arrive hungry! We will be offering a special meal of savoury Pfannkuchen with Champignons, tomato, creamy Béchemel, sweet potatoes and salad. For dessert we will have decadent and classic Banana chocolate hazelnut Crêpes. As always we ask for Folks to pay-as-they can, but this time we are asking for additional donations towards our Crowdfunding campaign, which goes directly into helping us open up our own permanent space here in Berlin! As well, we will have a few other special treats for purchase by donation, so be sure to come by!The crowdfunding campaign is starting in April 19th and it will last until May 30th.
See you soon! :)

Next cooking action - 08.03.2017

With the collective we cook every 3. wednesday of the month at B-Lage (Mareschstr. 1, 12055 Berlin) for a donation you can decide by yourself.

This month we cook at our KüfA (Küche für Alle): corn fritters with sautéed veggies and panna cotta with raspberries as a dessert.

Come and bring your friends! :-)

Tofu Cheese DIY - 13.02.2017

vegan & d.i.y. mediterranean-style tofu cheese

How does tofu cheese cream sound to you? To us it sounds like pure deliciousness!
To find out how delicious it really is, take the following ingredients, blend everything together and enjoy!

You will need:
500 g natural Tofu
125 g green olives (pitted)
4-5 pickled green peppers (mild)
1 small clove of garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt or soy sauce (to taste)
pinch of pepper
pinch of dry oregano & basil
juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup olive oil

Guten Appetit!

Zine submissions wanted! - 10.02.2017

Are you vegan? A foodie? An artist, writer or just a generally creative, DIY kind of person? Then we are looking for you to get involved in the production of Radikalecker’s first ever Zine!! The topic of the first issue is the intersections between food and mental health issues. This could include anything from: eating disorders, challenges of Veganism, maintaining a ‘healthy’ diet while struggling with depression, food or cooking for medicinal or therapeutic purposes, or so on and so forth. It is up to you and we look forward to seeing the many diverse directions this topic can (and should) be taken. Submissions could include but are not limited to: poetry, collage, comics, personal stories, recipes, and tutorials. Please send all submissions (preferably in A4 format) to vegan.cafe.kollektiv@riseup.net by the end of next month. We plan to launch the first edition in the spring.
Stay tuned for more info!