Хельсинки

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.

In the year 1968 - on nationwide strike and university occupation in Helsinki

Imagine the following situation. Due to a strike, public transportation is paralyzed all over the country. Some restaurants and shops shut their doors and 30,000 people are gathered in Helsinki to oppose the current cabinet’s austerity measures, despite of wind and rain. This (18th of September - trans.) is the first joint demonstration by all the confederations of labor unions in Finland since the last depression 24 years ago. “And now we are here again” is said on stage at the demonstration.

Disturbances lecture series 7th of November: Gender, sexuality and the state: a short biopolitical hirstory

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

 

 

Doors open 6PM, Lecture 6:15PM

 

In lecture, gender, sexuality and family are being reviewed in relation with nationality, control politics, state and capitalism. Why anarchism is a necessity for queer, and why queer needs anarchism. What would be gender without a state?

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Notes from the general strike of 100 million euros

We flowed among the water and our co-demonstrators to the mass demonstration at the central railway station in Helsinki. We were there to oppose the redistribution of income from the poor and the middle income workers to the rich, and from employees to corporations planned by the cabinet of prime-minister Sipilä. There were more than 30,000 of us.

Disturbances lecture series 15th of October: Anti-Police struggles in the U.S. , CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective

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.

Disturbances lecture series 27th of September: Ultra-light history of the anarchist movement

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor. Doors open 4 PM, Lecture 4:30 PM.

Antti Rautiainen gives 60 minute TED-style talk on the history of the anarchist movement. Suitable for attention span of the internet generation. No meme pics.

 

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.

 

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.

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