In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor.
Doors open 6 PM, Lecture 6:15 PM.
In the past year the U.S. has seen a dramatic wave of resistance to racialized policing. In some cases the protests expressed themselves within a reformist framework of police accountability, but quite often they extended to a rejection of police as such. Our talk will chart anarchist involvement in U.S. anti-police struggles from 2009 to the present, with special attention to race, the left, and the current non-state backlash.
For us, struggles against policing are central to anti-capitalist struggle in the 21st century. They respond to a situation in which our roles in the economy are fluid and precarious, and in which the control of marginalized populations is crucial for the machinery of exploitation.
After the presentation, stick around to discuss what we've learned and to share lessons from your own context.
Disturbances is an open series of lectures and discussions at the crossroads of society, philosophy, history, economy and resistance.
We are already aware that we can not live as before, but we do not know what the future holds. Others are stuck in the past, but we only want to understand it. Even a small disturbance of an initial condition can lead a system into a completely different state.
Our speakers are Finnish and international anti-authoritarian researchers and activists. Events are organized in cooperation with A-ryhmä and AutOp, two student groups of the University of Helsinki. You may also follow lecture online (both real-time and recording) at http://bambuser.com/channel/A-ryhma.
Our program is created by the participants themselves, if you want to join or simply get in contact, write a-ryhma miuku riseup.net.
Children are welcome to any events of A-ryhmä by default! We have now also a separate room in case children get tired of lecture.