On saturday 9th of September 2006 police kettled demonstration of Dongzhou coalition against ASEM-summit of European and Asian leaders, and around 500 persons were stuck. More than 120 persons were randomly detained. A record size court process followed record size police operation, more than 70 people were charged with various offences as police attempted to justify their operation. (Useless) court process against police excesses were only finished in year 2015 in European court of human rights.
But what was the demonstration about, how did Smas ASEM changed Finnish political culture, and what we may learn from the experience?
This is fifth part of a special series of lectures of Finnish anarchist and authoritarian movement. Later during autumn series will continue with history of Helsinki squatting movement of the 00's.
After lecture, Smash ASEM 10 years gala: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563306567310377/
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. You may also follow lecture online (both real-time and recording) from youtube-channel of A-ryhmä: https://www.youtube.com/user/AryhmaHelsinki
Our program is created by the participants themselves, if you want to join or simply get in contact, write a-ryhma att riseup.net.
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