I spent a good deal of time yesterday doing research on the Berlin stickers. In so doing, I’ve come across a new topic regarding the politics of football in Germany and other European countries. Some of the stickers I gathered refer to football teams that oppose the nationalist politics of the sport and to audiences that promote racist and fascist politics. I think I’ve got that right. There is quite a lot of information on the Web at anarchistsoccer.org and other sites.
I’ve been archiving the stickers I liberated from my recent trip to Berlin, and I’m still not done yet. I’ve pulled all of the political stickers, however, in order to scan them this week and prepare a proposal for a 2010 CAA session on the Berlin Wall pre- and post-1989. The city was covered with antifa stickers, with one that says, “Does Germany Have a Right to Exist?” Many other topics to explore….
I saw a lot more antifa stickers on this trip than ever before, as well as stickers about capitalism, consumerism, GM, AIG, NATO, Afghanistan, and a sticker that said Stasi 2.0. Plenty of research to do after this trip.