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Welcome to Against prison system-festival in Helsinki 8th 9th of June 2013

Short program summary

Saturday 8th of June

-Short introduction and discussion about Prisonless utopia - anarchist solutions to criminality at 5 pm.

-Documentaries at 7 pm.

-Bands starting at 9 pm.

Sunday 9th of June

-Food 3 PM

-Talk Struggle against prisons in Spain 4 PM

-Gig in the evening

More detailed program

Saturday 8th of June

On saturday June 8th in Kupoli, Helsinki University (Mannerheimintie 5b, 7th floor) 

Disturbances lecture series: Queerfeminist activism

In Helsinki 26th of May, Kupoli of Uusi Ylioppilastalo (Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor). Food served 3 PM, lecture starts at 4 PM.
Peijakas! is a queer feminist club and collective which has been organizing gender non-conforming clubs and other events in Helsinki for almost four years. The goal of Peijakas! is to provide an enjoyable space
and a great party for queers, feminists and their friends.

Disturbances lecture series: Anti-authoritarian political prisoners

In Helsinki 12th of May, Kupoli of Uusi Ylioppilastalo (Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor). Food served 3 PM, lecture starts at 4 PM.

Some have paid dearly for fighting against capitalism, racists or environmental destruction. Anarchist Black Cross of Helsinki will tell about situation of anarchist and anti-authoritarian prisoners across the world. During the event, support mail is also written to prisoners.

In facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/367299983381305/

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

In the same time there will be visits to memorials in Haaga and possibly in Malmi (Malmi gathering will be announced later)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/125571904301162/

 

Disturbances lecture series: Muutoksen kevät and radical environmental movement of the 90's

 

In Helsinki 14th of April, Kupoli of Uusi Ylioppilastalo (Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor). Food served 3 PM, lecture starts at 4 PM.
Muutoksen kevät (Spring of change) was "eco-revolutionary" paper, published 1996-2003, which managed to unite themes of several movements of the 90's. Former editor in chief of the paper, Ville Lähde will elaborate on the circumstances of the birth of the paper, and social struggles and themes which it introduced to Finnish discussion. What would be Muutoksen Kevät of today?

Disturbances lecture series: Lessons from Wisconsin's uprising - reflections on the 2011 occupation of Wisconsin's capital before "Occupy" was cool.

In Helsinki 3rd of March in Kupoli of Uusi Ylioppilastalo (Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor) Food 3 PM, lecture 4 PM.

Terminal recession - what is it?

February 3rd at 2 PM at Kupoli of New student house, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor
The present recession is not an ordinary hiccup in capitalist circulation. A terminal recession results as economic growth hits the limits of cheap energy. The amount of free labour de-grows. Various efforts of adjusting the so-called real economy to the end of growth follow. We have to expect not only uncertainty but also an increase in authoritarian tendencies.
Introduction by Tere Vadén

Disturbances - lecture series: Occupy Oakland!

20th of January 2 PM at Kupoli of New student house, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7. kerros
2011 was the year that is remembered from the Occupy protests, which spread all around the world. In North America, most profound and radical protests took place in Oakland, where thousands of protesters
shut down Port of Oakland, the fifth busiest port in USA 2nd of November 2011. Calamity Barucha took intense part to the protest from the very first day, and she will tell via skype about her experiences, lessons of the

Victorious Quebec student movement - lecture

2 PM 9th of December, Kupoli of Uusi Ylioppilastalo (Entrance B)
13th of February 2012 students of Quebec of Canada launched a strike against hike of tuition fee, which was joined by up to 150 000 students. Up to half a million people joined protest marches against emergency law to curb the protest. In beginning of the September, after tuition freeze, the remaining student associations on strike voted to return to class. How was this victory organised, and what may we learn from the Quebec students?

Disturbances - Lecture Series presents: CrimethInc. in Helsinki 9th of November

Participants of CrimethInc. collective tell about their project at Mannerheim Hall (Uusi ylioppilastalo, entrance A) 9th of October at 18 PM. Since the mid-1990s, CrimethInc. has been one of the most prolific and ambitious anarchist projects in North America. Participants have crisscrossed the continent for countless tours and actions; produced

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