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Father Frost against Putin 2018 is сoming up soon. From 6 to 7 January Helsinki will host the fifth annual festival

Дед Мороз против Путина

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.

Lecture 9th of April: The Ghost of Anti-Globalism

 

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.

 

Disturbances-lecture: Architecture and politics

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)

Welcome to Father Frost against Putin IV Festival in 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. 

 

Finnish nazi group killed bypasser during their street event

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.

Dress like Alexander Berkman

Only most outrageous agent on bourgeoisie would claim Oscar Wilde, Alexander Berkman or rest of the anarchists lacked style 100 years ago.

But since then, anarchist swag has been lost and movement is in a crisis.

Change will come Wednesday 10th of August in anarchist Black Kallio festival in Helsinki, from 4 PM at infoshop Mustan Kanin Kolo (Hämeentie 26). 

Helsinki joined international days of action for Russian political prisoners

After Tel Aviv, Helsinki joined the solidarity campaign. A picket in the center of the city was organised. 1st of July, in the opposite side of the railway station, around 10 anarchists stood with a banner "Freedom to Crimean prisoners" (Vapaus Krimin vangeille) with pictures of Oleg Sentsov and Alexandr Kolchenko, and "Freedom for all political prisoners" (in English). Few hundred leaflets were spread. Goal of the action was to spread information about constant repressions in Russia against those in disagreement with Putins politics, and against ongoing bloodshed in Ukraine.

Peace to Ukraine, free Russian political prisoners!

Vladimir Putin will visit Finland on friday 1th of July 2016. Conflict in Ukraine is still going on, in year 2016 only more than 600 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and wounded in ceasefire violations. Both parts of the conflicts have been reluctant to fulfill their responsibilities under Minsk II treaty. Vladimir Putin admitted presence of Russian troops last December, and he is one of the persons directly involved in the continuation of the bloodshed, and bears personal responsibility for human rights violations in occupied Ukrainian territory.

Education Strike debate 14th of February 2016

In Kupoli, Mannerheimintie 7 b 7th floor.

The Porthania squat of September 2015 began the Education Strike movement that also spread to Turku, Tampere, Joensuu and Jyväskylä. On December 1st, there were demonstrations around Finland, in Helsinki the university main building was squatted on, and in Turku, the Porthania squat's record for the the longest-standing university squat in the history of Finland was beaten. For the first time in the history of the student movement in Finland, it would seem, multiple buildings were squatted on simultaneously in several cities.

Anarchofeminism or parliamentary feminism?

In Mannerheim-hall of new student house Thursday 11th of February 6 PM

Suvi Auvinen and Tiina Rosenberg discuss feminism and power. Does the patriarchy have something to do with state and capitalism? Should feminism be compatible or incompatible with the parliamentary system? Can feminists harness the state and the corporate world to drive the feminist agenda? Should feminists establish parties, march on the streets, attack the police do something else?

Program published: Welcome to Father Frost against Putin III Festival in Helsinki

From 9th to 10th of January 2016 third Father Frost against Putin-festival will be organised in Helsinki. This is the first time when festival will last two whole days.

 

This year festival will take place in two places, Oranssi and Kupoli. We will stay in Oranssi 10:30-15:00 on Saturday, other events will take place in Kupoli.

 

Address of Oranssi is Kaasutehtaankatu 1, 11th building in Suvilahti industrial area.

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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.

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Антти Раутиайнен

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...

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Антти Раутиайнен

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...

2 years ago
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