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Disturbances lecture series 18th of October: Movement against austerity — which way forward?

Disturbances lecture series 18th of October: Movement against austerity — which way forward?

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on September 12th. 

Doors open 6 PM, Lecture 6:30 PM.

A historical movement has emerged against austerity policy of Sipilä government, and demonstrations during summer of 2015 have been biggest in Finland for decades. However, change of politics demands change of the government, how could this be reached?

Anarchist Black Cross Helsinki statement on the benefit gig of May 2nd and National Boshevism

Anarchist Black Cross of Helsinki organised a support concert 2nd of May with Liquid Sisters, Suspiria, Mare And The Corpse-Eyed Toads, Celibat, Kombinator. Three latter bands were from Russia and ahd over-lapping membership.   During and after the gig it became known that some members of the Russian bands had National-bolshevik sympathies, and eventually gig planned for Turku the following day was cancelled by organisers there.   It is rather stupid to make remarks against immigrants while you are hosted by immigrants, but what else may you expect from a National Bolshevik.

Protest action at Holiday Inn of Helsinki

In the center of Helsinki, at the building of Holiday Inn, action of anarchists took place against a conference of far-right parties, which took place in Holiday Inn of St. Petersburg. Around 15 participators encouraged a boycott of hotel chain. 

Before the St. Petersburg forum, many protest letters were sent to management of the hotel chain, but with no reaction. Leaflets were distributed and passers by were told about the right-wing conference which took place in St. Petersburg. Leaflets were also passed to reception of the hotel. 

A memorial action for Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov in Helsinki

Today on 19 of January in Helsinki anarchists organised action in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasiya Baburova killed by nazis in the center of Moscow 6 years ago. On this day russian antifascists and comrades showing their solidarity in other countries taking action on the streets to memorise names of victims and not to allow chauvinism and xenophobia capture people's minds.

In Helsinki Thursday 22th of January: Is Syriza just a lame light-Keynesian ripoff?

The imminent rise of Syriza in power, and the way he presents himself in Europe has created a number of misunderstandings about its “radical” political nature. SYRIZA presents itself as the solution to the problems of the capitalist crisis in Europe. It presents itself as a solution to the problems of capitalism but within capitalism, and thus causes excitement in various left-wing political parties of similar positions throughout Europe. SYRIZA is presented as a solution and restore the Keynesian state, which globally but mainly at European level seems to disappear.

Preliminary program published: Second Baltic Anarchist Winter Meeting 4th of January 2015 in Helsinki

Program is preliminary, follow updates from this page. 

 

11:00 — 12:15 Anti-eviction struggles in Milan

 

There are around 4000 flats occupied for housing purposes in Milan. Authorities have threaten to evict 200 of these every months, and as a measure against it, anti-eviction breakfasts have been organised. Demonstrations, marches, neighbourhood and town meetings have been organised on daily basis. 

 

12:30 — 13:45 Presentations of anarchist and anti-authoritarian groups present

 

Prisoner support cafe in Helsinki 24th of October - freedom to Aleksandr Kolchenko

In Kupoli of Uusi ylioppilastalo Friday 24th of October 6-8 PM.

Vegan snacks and letter writing to political prisoners.

Anarchist Black Cross brings postcards and letter writing materials, but you may bring your own as well.

Activist of Moscow Anarchist Black Cross will tell about case of Alexandr Kolchenko, whom FSB kidnapped from Crimea to Moscow.

Disturbances lecture series 18th of October: Mikhail Bakunin 200 years

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on October 18th. 

Doors open 4 PM, Lecture 4:30 PM.

This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Russian revolutionary and anarchist Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin.

Bakunin was not only founder of the collectivist anarchism, but also a in the center of revolutionary events. He took part to five uprisings, and he was sentenced to death twice. Bakunin foresaw shortcomings of Marxist pro-state flavor of socialism 50 years before it was put to practice.

Summary of anarchist support activities for public and welfare services wildcat strike in Helsinki 23rd of September

The trade union for public and welfare services (JHL) went on wildcat strike to oppose the "marketization" of Palmia, a municipally-owned service enterprise. Right-wing leadership of the city attempts to reorganise 50% of Palmia so that it must participate to tenders, which will lead to substantial wage cuts for the workers. The seizure of subway and tram transport by striking workers proved to be a powerful weapon in the struggle against the bosses. However, the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) organized replacement transportation to nullify its effect.

Russian troops out of Ukraine! Demonstration in Helsinki 8th of September

Stop the war and human rights violations!

Meeting on September 8 at the Kolme Seppää -statue at 6.00 PM from where we will walk to Russian embassy at Tehtaankatu.

During July and August, more and more proof has emerged about the Russian involvement in the war in Ukraine, and on the 24th of August Russian troops crossed the Ukrainian border and and began the offensive towards Mariupol. More than 2000 people have already died in the war, and the Russian assault worsens things.

Disturbances lecture series: Discussion on Zapatism and anarchism

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday 15th of June Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm. What are the themes that connect and separate Zapatism and anarchism? As the Zapatista communities are under the attack it is good moment to ask, how they manage to offer a model outside of the hierarchical capitalist system. In facebook:

Welcome to newcomers' evening of A-ryhmä!

Wedesday 7th of May 7 PM In Kupoli of Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7. krs.)

 

You are welcome if you are  interested of activities of A-ryhmä or anarchism in general.

 

A-ryhmä is an anti-authoritarian group, which opposes oppression in any form. Down with authority and hierarchies! We organise lectures, movie screenings, demonstrations, underground reading groups and people's kitchen.  You may also come without any commitment, unless you are from secret services – in that case you are obliged to wash dishes.

 

Visit to memorial of red fighters and victims of concentration camps on Mayday in Helsinki

For those who fought on the red side and perished in repressions after the war. 

Gathering at Pohjoinen Stadionintie 9:00 in the morning

You may easily make it from here to anarchist bloc of the May day march, which gathers at Railway statin square 10:30 AM.

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A solidarity action for Bolotnaya prisoners in Helsinki

We went and dropped two banners as a protest against .

A sentence for Bolotnaya case is expected next monday, 24rd of December.

Our action was also in solidarity for all political prisoners.

Freedom for all political prisoners!

Anarchist Black Cross Helsinki on Sunday 23rd February, 2014

 

Baltic Anarchist Winter meeting – program

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

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