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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.

Why should we support Ukraine?

The results of the first 30 years of “democracy” in Ukraine are, to put it mildly, unconvincing. The economy and the media are in the hands of rival oligarchs, corruption is at staggering levels, economic development lags behind many African countries, and in addition, the country has become the center of the neo-Nazi movement around the world. And these problems are basically home-grown, not the result of the Kremlin’s intrigues.

Presentation of the book by Dmitry Buchenkov "Falsification of criminal cases in modern Russia (on the example of the "Bolotnoye" case)"

Poster in Latvian

8 September at 19.00 by local time in Riga (Latvia) in the library "Bolderaya", which is now in the center of the city, at Avotu Str. 29, presentation of the book by Dmitry Buchenkov "Falsification of criminal cases in modern Russia (on the example of the "Bolotnoye" case)" will take place. We hope that we will be able to provide a live broadcast of this event on our Facebook page: 

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.

Disturbances-lecture Sun 17th of Jan: Finnish Anarchism in 1917

Russian anarchists in Finland 1917

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor. Food served 4PM, Lecture 4:30PM

What kind of effects did the Russian Revolution of March 1917 have in Finland? Why were there riots at the Helsinki Stock Exchange and why did the authorities eventually disperse the people's assemblies in August? This is the story of a year when everything felt possible. The event is the second part in a series of lectures about the history of Finnish anarchism.

Häiriöitä-luento 20.12: Anarkian äärellä 60- ja 70-lukujen Suomessa ja Helsingissä

Disturbances lecture series 20th of December: Anarchy in Finland of 60's and 70's.

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

Food served 4PM, Lecture 4:30PM

In late 60's, instinctive anarchism was covered in both Aamurusko, published in Turku, and Ultra, published in Helsinki. A more theoretical approach developed in the anarchist research group of Critical university, and in legendary anarchist club. Anarchism was put in practice in a number of work collectives of the 70's.

Prisoner support kitchen in Kupoli

Mannerheimintie 5 B 7. krs. 

Food will be served from 4pm and from 4.30 we'll show a new documentary film about Strangeways's prison riot (1h), discussion afterwards. There's also a possibility to write support letters to prisoners. Welcome!

Kupoli is unfortunately not very accesible.

MENU
Pea soup
Oven pancake with jam
Green salad

Coffee, tea, bread etc.

Disturbances lecture series 27th of September: Ultra-light history of the anarchist movement

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor. Doors open 4 PM, Lecture 4:30 PM.

Antti Rautiainen gives 60 minute TED-style talk on the history of the anarchist movement. Suitable for attention span of the internet generation. No meme pics.

 

SU‭N ‬10.5.‭Disturbances-lecture:‭ How life will be changed, or The life and visions of Arthur Rimbaud

Due to popularity lecture has been moved from Kupoli to Mannerheim-hall of Uusi Ylioppilastalo, A-entrance 5th floor. Unfortunately no lift available. Budget vegan food served at 4pm, the lecture starts at ‬4.30pm.

SAT 28.3. Disturbances lecture series: Paris commune

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

Doors open at 6pm, beginning of the lecture at 6:15pm.

28th of March will be exactly 144 years since the first meeting and the founding declaration of the Paris Commune after its election. For the first time in the world history rebellious working class took over a major metropolis. During the following two months anarchists, communists, other socialists and radical republicans implemented many radical reforms never seen before. However, in May the central government drowned the commune in blood.

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.

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.

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.

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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