Альтернативы системе

Self-organize while they are fighting

Now, as this statement is being published, we still cannot fully predict the development of events around the “Wagner rebellion” in a relatively long-term view. But we can definitely expect two seemingly opposite trends: first, increased repression against ordinary citizens, not only by state security forces, and second, simultaneously, an increase in chaos, when the opposing sides leave people facing the problems that they themselves created.

Last journals and writings of sehîd Tekoser Piling (Lorenzo “Orso” Orsetti)

18th of March marks 4 years since our comrade, an Italian anarchist, şehîd Tekoşer Piling (Lorenzo "Orso" Orsetti) fell in battle in Baghuz al-Fawqani. Lorenzo was fighting ISIS alongside Kurdish and Arab comrades, defending the revolution of Northeast Syria. It is an honour for us to share with you all this short brochure with last journals and writings of ṣehîd Tekoṣer. We treasure his words and we hope they can bring you as much inspiration as they brought to us.

Al-Baghuz Fawqani was last stronghold of ISIS.

There’s no need to fix the system: “Trends of order and chaos”, episode 83 (4 December)

Hi everyone! Today is Sunday, 4 of December and we continue our weekly podcast “Trends of order and chaos” This is episode 83. This is what caught our attention in the past week..

 

1. What should the mobilized do?

In Kazan, at the 1st or 2nd of December the mobilized left in crowds the military unit .

Tekmil: A Tool For Collective Reflection

Tekmil is an instrument of collective reflection. This article conveys a specific experience of the anarchist organization in Rojava with tekmil.

Tekmil is an instrument of collective reflection. The historical root of what we know as tekmil can be traced to authoritarian communist traditions, such as Stalinism. Although, Mao was the first one among these traditions to put so much emphasis and importance to the methods of criticisms and self-criticism. Overall, we can state that critique and self-critique has been valuable for revolutionary movements in general, and has never been alien to non-authoritarian revolutionary movements in general.
In the context of Rojava, tekmil can be translated as "report" - further, one can trace the development and transformation of this meaning depending on the situation. Still, the literal translation makes sense to keep in mind - humbleness and shortness are valued in tekmil. It contains many cultural codes, mechanisms and ideological assumptions, and it requires an understanding and a solid philosophical and ideological foundation.

War and Social Struggle

The worst thing Putin has done in Ukraine is to reconcile the authorities with the people. The president has turned from an object of universal criticism into the Ukrainian Charles de Gaulle. The general of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry offers to deliver himself to the Russian army in exchange for the release of civilians from the besieged city and becomes a national hero. The entire population of Ukraine, from the homeless to the oligarch, unites in a common struggle.

A year of destruction and creation: Kharkiv anarcho-collective calls for international solidarity!

Although the online magazine "Assembly" is active since March 30, 2020 - as soon as - we consider September 6 to be the beginning of its real impact on the social life of Kharkiv.

Festival program published: Father Frost against Putin 2019 to take place in January

Дед мороз против Путина

Next year, 2019, the Father Frost against Putin-festival will once again take place in Helsinki.  From the 5th to the 6th of January you can join discussions about the state of affairs in Russia and the x-USSR region, and get a chance to meet various social and political activists without the fear of police or special service operations. (fear of infringement from the side of police and special services). 

Program published: Father Frost against Putin 2018 is сoming up soon. From 6 to 7 January Helsinki will host the fifth annual festival

Дед Мороз против Путина

Various initiatives and activists from post-soviet countries and the rest of Europe will be part of this event sharing stories and reports on the situation in their regions. There are plenty of reasons for exchanging perspectives: an increase in repression and a new round of political confrontations are accelerating certain historical processes, not giving us a chance to catch our breath.

Disturbances-lecture 30th of January: Economic or Political Organization -- or both? Anarchism and Trade Unions

On Saturday 30th of January In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor. Doors open at 6pm and the lecture starts at 6.15.

Finnish labor unions have been marked by power struggle between political parties for nearly a hundred years now. Revolutionary syndicalism, born in early 20th century France, tried to end inter-party arguments within labor unions. Revolution was to be achieved solely through economic means without political power struggles.

SAT ‬25.4.‭ Disturbances-lecture:‭ ‬Fennovoima, power and resistance

At Kupoli (Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor.) Doors open at 6 pm, lecture starts 6.15 pm.

While rest of the Europe is developing renewable and decentralized energy systems, Finland is devoted to large and centralized by investing to new nuclear energy production. Why serious question of foreign policy related to decision on Fennovoima are not taken seriously? What kind of power relations lie in large scale energy system decisions?

SUN 15.3. Disturbances-lecture: Anarchism and labour

At Kupoli, in the New Student House, Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor.

Budget food at 4pm, beginning of the lecture at 4:30pm

In modern society labour is a sacred concept that is at best criticised for its poor conditions. Why is the modern wage slavery problematic in itself and how have the anarchists criticised it? An anarcho-syndicalist view of work might also be presented at the lecture.

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.

 

Author columns

Short presentation of the Tyumen case, from a benefit event Helsinki 6th of October 2023
Антти Раутиайнен

Short presentation of the Tyumen case, from a benefit event in Helsinki 6th of October 2023. In Spotify Support the fundraising drive of Firefund for the for the lawyers of the defendants in the "Tyumen case". Families and relatives will have to pay for the participation of lawyers in these...

2 months ago
Антти Раутиайнен

Anarchist anti-war action and the growing nationalism in Russia Interview with Portuguese Mapa - Jornal de Informação Critica -paper, published in issue 35. Interview by Pedro Morais. Listen this blog in SoundCloud Listen this blog in Spotify After the start of war in Ukraine we have seen...

1 year ago