A-ryhmä

15.2 Disturbances-lecture: Walter Benjamin's Central Park - Writings about capitalism, big cities and art

In Kupoli (Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor).

Food is served at 4pm and the lecture starts at 4:30pm.

 

What is capitalism if it isn't merely a mode of production but is infiltrating everywhere in our everyday life - if it has become "the harshest of all world religions"? Eetu Viren and Taneli Viitahuhta tell about a collection of writings of Walter Benjamin that they recently translated to finnish.

31.1 Disturbances-lecture: Towards Communism

In Kupoli (Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor).
Doors open at 6pm and the lecture starts at 6:15pm

It's freezing in January and the red sun is blazing. From Budapest comes a man with autonomous views and a long history with business and books. He is going to give a presentation about the basics and the tradition of revolutionary communism: from production of value and exchange of goods to abolishment of the classes.

Preliminary program published: Second Baltic Anarchist Winter Meeting 4th of January 2015 in Helsinki

Program is preliminary, follow updates from this page. 

 

11:00 — 12:15 Anti-eviction struggles in Milan

 

There are around 4000 flats occupied for housing purposes in Milan. Authorities have threaten to evict 200 of these every months, and as a measure against it, anti-eviction breakfasts have been organised. Demonstrations, marches, neighbourhood and town meetings have been organised on daily basis. 

 

12:30 — 13:45 Presentations of anarchist and anti-authoritarian groups present

 

13:45 — 14:45 Lunch

 

Disturbances lecture series 2.11.: Direct democracy as an alternative to student council elections

 

Disturbances lecture series 2nd of November: Direct democracy as an alternative to student council elections

 

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor 

 

Vegan food served 4 PM, Lecture 4:30 PM.

 

A discussion on anarchist alternatives to representative democracy within the Student Body* and the University

 

Historically, student self-government has revolved around the erasing of the power of the individual student and replacing it with a bureaucracy which is ever more distant from their reality.

 

Disturbances lecture series 18th of October: Mikhail Bakunin 200 years

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on October 18th. 

Doors open 4 PM, Lecture 4:30 PM.

This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Russian revolutionary and anarchist Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin.

Bakunin was not only founder of the collectivist anarchism, but also a in the center of revolutionary events. He took part to five uprisings, and he was sentenced to death twice. Bakunin foresaw shortcomings of Marxist pro-state flavor of socialism 50 years before it was put to practice.

Summary of anarchist support activities for public and welfare services wildcat strike in Helsinki 23rd of September

The trade union for public and welfare services (JHL) went on wildcat strike to oppose the "marketization" of Palmia, a municipally-owned service enterprise. Right-wing leadership of the city attempts to reorganise 50% of Palmia so that it must participate to tenders, which will lead to substantial wage cuts for the workers. The seizure of subway and tram transport by striking workers proved to be a powerful weapon in the struggle against the bosses. However, the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) organized replacement transportation to nullify its effect.

Demonstration against war in Ukraine in Helsinki

YYA (Ystävyys, Yhteistoiminta ja Avunanto -network) organized 8.9.2014 a demonstration opposing the war in Ukraine. The demonstration opposed Russia's invasion in Ukraine, the war in Ukraine and demanded end to the war crimes.

Out of many human rights violations in the war, the demonstration emphasized the kidnappings of movie director Oleg Sentsov and antifascist Alexander Koltšenko, who were taken to Russia. The demonstrarion didn't support any army or state and opposed every kind of nationalism. About 70 people showed their solidarity by attending the demonstration.

Russian troops out of Ukraine! Demonstration in Helsinki 8th of September

Stop the war and human rights violations!

Meeting on September 8 at the Kolme Seppää -statue at 6.00 PM from where we will walk to Russian embassy at Tehtaankatu.

During July and August, more and more proof has emerged about the Russian involvement in the war in Ukraine, and on the 24th of August Russian troops crossed the Ukrainian border and and began the offensive towards Mariupol. More than 2000 people have already died in the war, and the Russian assault worsens things.

Disturbances lecture series 23rd of August: On the Spanish housing movement against debt: care, direct action & the production of subversive subjectivity

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Saturday 23rd of August Doors open 4 PM, Lecture 4:30 PM.

A talk that seeks to trace a contemporary story of the becoming-of-recuperators-society of what has been a private property owners society; of the flight from the creditor-debtor-relationship; and of the key issues in the management of the commons.

After lecture a party!

Disturbances lecture series: The 1980 Gwangju Uprising and South-Korean social movements

In Mannerheim-hall, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 A 5th floor
on Sunday 7th of September

Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm
Korean social movements in the 20th century were some of the world’s
strongest and most successful—winning democratic reforms, opening
cultural space, and revitalizing the society. The central event in these
movements was the 1980 Gwangju Uprising — the “Paris Commune of the 20th
Century.” Join us to discuss South Korean movements and their outcomes.

Disturbances lecture series: Discussion on Zapatism and anarchism

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday 15th of June Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm. What are the themes that connect and separate Zapatism and anarchism? As the Zapatista communities are under the attack it is good moment to ask, how they manage to offer a model outside of the hierarchical capitalist system. In facebook:

Welcome to newcomers' evening of A-ryhmä!

Wedesday 7th of May 7 PM In Kupoli of Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7. krs.)

 

You are welcome if you are  interested of activities of A-ryhmä or anarchism in general.

 

A-ryhmä is an anti-authoritarian group, which opposes oppression in any form. Down with authority and hierarchies! We organise lectures, movie screenings, demonstrations, underground reading groups and people's kitchen.  You may also come without any commitment, unless you are from secret services – in that case you are obliged to wash dishes.

 

Disturbances lecture series: Mexican anarchist groups CAMA and DILE present themselves

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday

May 11th

Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm

 

Mexican anarchist groups DILE and Colectivo Autonomo Magonista (CAMA)

introduce their work in Mexican countryside and cities. DILE is

specialized in anarchist difusion in marginalizad areas of Mexico City,

meanwhile under the CAMA, are organized communities in the countryside.

Both forms a part of Mexican anarchist federation.

 

Visit to memorial of red fighters and victims of concentration camps on Mayday in Helsinki

For those who fought on the red side and perished in repressions after the war. 

Gathering at Pohjoinen Stadionintie 9:00 in the morning

You may easily make it from here to anarchist bloc of the May day march, which gathers at Railway statin square 10:30 AM.

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