About Us

We, the ‘Alliance Students Against the Right’ (BSgR) are a unit of the Student Council of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (since February 2014) and see ourselves, based on the free democratic basic order, as a:

▪ non – violent,
▪ pluralistic and
▪ cross-party
Association of students in Magdeburg who speak out against ‘right-wing’ ideas.

For us, right-wing ideas include:
▪ an anti-egalitarian view that sees people as not equal,
▪ discrimination and oppression
▪ historical revisionism,
▪ contempt for human beings of any kind, such as anti-Semitism or anti-gypsyism,
▪ nationalism,
▪ racial ideologies,
▪ the stigmatization of religious, cultural, and/or sexual orientations
(no claim that the list is exhaustive).

Our goals are

▪ information:
Organisation of events, seminars, panel discussions, exhibitions, etc. to address problematic situations;

▪ mobilisation:
Mobilise as many students as possible for sympathy and committed participation in society, e.g. within the framework of demonstrations, events, rallies;

▪ presence und networking:
through our active presence as an alliance and department of the student council, we would like to point out the urgency of permanent commitment against ‘right-wing’. We act as a contact point for those affected and offer opportunities for engagement and networking.

We would like to promote a more critical public in dealing with neo-Nazis, right-wing violence and right-wing ideas at Magdeburg’s universities and in our city and present a student body that stands up against them in a united, decisive and non-violent way, that looks and shows civil courage.