Near the sacred Mount Parnassus and the ruins of Delphi there is a small town of Levadia. Will of fate I was fortunate enough prove to be in this place and get acquainted with the local fan scene. As soon as you come here at once there a positive mood. Railway station painted with anti-fascist and...
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.
October 11, the city court of Baranovichi, Belarus, sentenced Russian anarchist Pyotr Ryabov. Petr, an anarchist philosopher and a lecturer of the department of Philosophy in the Moscow State Pedagogical University was sentenced to 6 days of prison for "minor hooliganism" and "distribution of extremist materials" (statutes 17.1 and 17.11 of the Codex of misdemeanors of Belarus). The court has declared the Belarusian anarchist journal "Svoboda ili Smert issue 6" (published in 2007) an extremist material.
March 25 was planned by some liberal opposition leaders as the day of the biggest protest against Lukashenko’s policies this year. The biggest one on the wave of the recent anti-governmental demonstrations that started in February this year. It ended with the biggest police mobilization in years bringing thousands of riot cops to Minsk and detaining hundreds of people preventive and during the demonstration. This Saturday capital of Belarus looked like a war zone created by the police.
Lawyers of Dmitry Buchenkov, who allegedly attacked a policeman at a demonstration against voter fraudin May 2012,are hoping to prevent the case from ever going to the court.His lawyer IlyaNovikov is convinced that this case stands better chances than the previous Bolotnayacase trials.
In Kupoli, Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor 9th of April.
Food served at 16:00, the lecture will start at 16:30
The 1999 WTO- summit in Seattle ended in dismay due to a falling out between the participants. At the same time tens of thousands of demonstrators took over the city. During the following years social movements tried to replicate the events in Seattle, but failed due to heavy police repression.
Today in three major cities of Belarus – Minsk, Mogilev and Grodno – people took the streets protesting against government attempts to collect tax off the unemployed (details of the story HERE). In Minsk, demonstrations managed to gather more that 1 500 people, in Mogilev and Grodno 1 000 each. These are the biggest protests those cities have seen in decades.
The Russian authorities continue to prosecute and jail our comrades. In the summer and fall of 2016, demonstrations of solidarity with the convicts were held all across the globe. The anarchists are furthermore suffering repressions in jails, but keep the spirit up. If you think that we have missed something important in our article or are aware of other repressions, feel free tocontact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Kupoli, Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor 12th of March.
Doors open 4PM, lecture starts 4:15PM. This time no food is served.
Saturday 25th of February in Kupoli, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor
Doors open 4PM, lecture starts 4:15 PM
Postdoctoral researcher Tiina Seppälä, University of Lapland
Architecture and Politics: Renovation, Co-Housing and Coops are essential to tackle our Democracy and Environmental crisis
Housing and the construction industry play a decisive role in going away from an extraction centered economy into a circular one.
Understand the historical background and how we can enhance daily political engagement via architecture.
The speaker: Pedro Aibéo (Architect, Civil Engineer, Researcher on Architectural Democracy, Visiting Associate Professor at UNAM Mexico, Chairman of the World Music School Helsinki)
From 7th to 8th of January 2017 fourth Father Frost against Putin-festival will be organised in Helsinki. Exact festival location will be announced later.
As in earlier years, various Russian grassroot initiatives will present themselves in festival. You should visit festival, if you are interested on what has happened in Russian anarchist, feminist and queer movements
during year 2016.
All festival events will be open to everyone.
On Saturday 17th of December, at Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor.
Doors open 6PM, lecture starts 6:15 PM
Food served 4PM, beginning of the lecture 4:30 PM
15-M is the most important protest in the Spanish history since Spain
gained democracy in 1977. 15-M began in 2011 at the square of Puerta del Sol in Madrid and spread rapidly into all cities of Spain.
Madrid’s public spaces are shaped through squatting, protest-camps,
marches, strikes, manifestations and graffiti.
"Avtonom" magazine is the most well-known and fancy anarchist paper of the exUSSR, published since year 1995. Now, the next, 37th issue is ready to be published. It will tell you:
how the state is destroying education system;
about sweatshop exploitation in "Magnit" chain stores;
who profits on Syria war;
what are the impressions about the Donbass war for an anarchist from Kiev and for a communist from Luhansk region;
about feminism in Muslim countries;
Capitalism and markets have always been fought back. Reforming and countering market mechanisms has brought about welfare and innovation for example in all Nordic countries, but inherent problems of capitalism have not disappeared.
Markets centralize wealth, force people into poverty and foster strife and competition between people. At the same time, markets help propel the greatest environmental catastrophe humanity has ever faced - planetary climate change.
Sunday 6th of November, at Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor.
Food served 4PM, beginning of the lecture 4:30 PM.
In Kupoli (Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor) 28th of September 4-8 PM
Innovation university is not for average people. It is place for the toughest teams, to create synergy that produces billions.
Studies have been streamlined, demands are tough but flexible. You and your team have 15 minutes time to graduate and launch your career as new startup billionaries.
Is your subject productive or redundant?
What are your three points?
Are you ready to succeed?
According to still not fully confirmed information the Nazist Finnish Resistance Movement (Suomen Vastarintaliike, SVL) killed a bypasser during their street event on the 10th of September, near Helsinki Railway Station. The next day SVL published on their website a picture and a video featuring the person they assaulted, along with a text glorifying their violence. According to the victim’s family, the young man that SVL assaulted died in hospital last night, September 16th at 10 PM, from the serious injuries he received.
Elena Nadezhkina took part in different animal defence-, eco- and social actions, international solidarity actions and many others. Until 2009 she volunteered for several years: rescued dogs and cats and found homes for them. Moreover, Elena participated in ecological projects: campaign against deforestation, campaign for political prisoners of the Khimki forest defence and other social actions.
18th of September in Helsinki, in Kupoli of the New Student House at Mannerheimintie 5B, 7th floor. Food is served at 16:00, the lecture will start at 16:30.
In February, a critique of Moscow-based bands What We Feel(WWF) and Moscow Death Brigade(MDB) written by “Antifascist Subculture Worldwide”-collective appeared on the German website, Linksunten (in English). Both WWF, MDB (1) as well as 210 (2) have since responded to the...