Baltic Anarchist Winter Meeting 5th of January 2014 in Helsinki

The first Baltic Anarchist Meeting was held in Tallinn, Estonia in May 2012. The meeting was attended by many anarchists from many countries and the atmosphere was good and exciting. Second gathering will be arranged 5.1.2014 in Helsinki, a day after .

The purpose of this gathering is to exchange experiences and improve the co-operation between anarchists around the Baltic Sea. Participants from all around the world are very welcome but we hope to see especially people from countries around Baltic sea, from individual activists to people active in different groups. The program and participating groups will be updated later. There will be at least lectures, discussions and distributing of publications and other materials.

Just as in the first Baltic Anarchist Meeting, we will discuss spreading anarchism for a broader public and updates from different groups, but we are also in search for other topics. Please let us know, if you or your group want(s) to take part in organizing and preparing the meeting and the program. Send email to .

The meeting is open for everyone, but in case you are in a need of accomodation, please register. Accomodation is provided only for known and trusted activists, thus you need recommendations if you are in need of it. The first update containing more information about the program and participants will be out in November.

The program will begin on Sunday morning 5.1. and will continue until late, so accommodation will be arranged for both Sat-Sun (3.-4.1.) and Sun-Mon (4.-5.1.) nights when needed. Accommodation can also be arranged for the Fri-Sat night for those who want to participate in the Father frost against Putin-festival on Saturday.

Program is preliminary, last minute changes are possible:

11:00 – 13:45 Presentations of projects and groups
13:45 – 14:45 Lunch
14:45 – 16:00 Feminist movement in Russia
16:15 – 17:30 Support in an anarchist community
17:45 – 19:00 Forest occupation struggle in Germany
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 Evaluation discussion and continuation of BAWM

Additional program:

16:15 Introduction into antiracist struggle in Germany

Introduction into antiracist struggle in Germany of the last two years, since the new self-organized refugee movement started. With an perspective to build up more wide antiracists network
in Europe.

Support in an anarchist community – workshop description:
It seems too common that people get burn outs in anarchist projects and drop out entirely. There can be many reasons for burn outs, for example only few people sharing the responsibility, too demanding “working” environments, stressing goals, or mental problems. Many of us feel that there is not enough support from the anarchist
community when we are facing hard times.

How can we develop as a community and support each other better? How to build a community which is nice to be involved in, also in the long run? In the workshop we will ponder old and new ways to develop our activist culture and how to create own support networks.

Festival will take place in Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor. Building is located in the center of the city, 200 metres from the main railway station.



Organized by Anarchist Black Cross Helsinki and A-ryhmä

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