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SU‭N ‬10.5.‭Disturbances-lecture:‭ How life will be changed, or The life and visions of Arthur Rimbaud

Due to popularity lecture has been moved from Kupoli to Mannerheim-hall of Uusi Ylioppilastalo, A-entrance 5th floor. Unfortunately no lift available. Budget vegan food served at 4pm, the lecture starts at ‬4.30pm.

SAT ‬25.4.‭ Disturbances-lecture:‭ ‬Fennovoima, power and resistance

At Kupoli (Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor.) Doors open at 6 pm, lecture starts 6.15 pm.

While rest of the Europe is developing renewable and decentralized energy systems, Finland is devoted to large and centralized by investing to new nuclear energy production. Why serious question of foreign policy related to decision on Fennovoima are not taken seriously? What kind of power relations lie in large scale energy system decisions?

Sunday 19th of April. Disturbances lecture series: Evening against elections - alternatives for exercise of power

At Kupoli, Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor.

 

Vegan food available at 4pm, lecture begins at 4:30pm

 

 

One does no have to waste parliament election evening to following of election results. Instead, join anti-election party at at Kupoli to celebrate alternatives for representative power.

 

SAT‭ ‬23.5.‭ ‬Disturbances-lecture:‭ ‬The political economy of oil now

At Kupoli (Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor). Doors open at ‬18:00,‭ ‬lecture starts at ‬18:15.

Why did the price of oil collapse? And why is the lower price not all good? And even more strangely: why would a rise in price also be bad? The presentation deals with an apparent paradox: both the decline and the rise of the price of oil are bad for global economy. We will also analyse who benefits and who suffers because of the low price, and discuss some "conspiracy theories" dealing with the question.

Join international solidarity campaign for Alexander Kolchenko

Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB (ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow. He is charged with committing “acts of terrorism” and “belonging to a terrorist community”.

SAT 28.3. Disturbances lecture series: Paris commune

At Kupoli, in the New Student House, Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor.

Doors open at 6pm, beginning of the lecture at 6:15pm.

28th of March will be exactly 144 years since the first meeting and the founding declaration of the Paris Commune after its election. For the first time in the world history rebellious working class took over a major metropolis. During the following two months anarchists, communists, other socialists and radical republicans implemented many radical reforms never seen before. However, in May the central government drowned the commune in blood.

SUN 15.3. Disturbances-lecture: Anarchism and labour

At Kupoli, in the New Student House, Mannerheimintie 5 B, 7th floor.

Budget food at 4pm, beginning of the lecture at 4:30pm

In modern society labour is a sacred concept that is at best criticised for its poor conditions. Why is the modern wage slavery problematic in itself and how have the anarchists criticised it? An anarcho-syndicalist view of work might also be presented at the lecture.

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.

Prisoner support cafe and the backwash of Independenceday

Anarchist black cross of Helsinki arranges prisoner support cafe on 8.12. at Kupoli (Mannerheimintie 5B, 7th floor) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come and write letters and postcards to our comrades who are in prisons across the globe! In the cafe you can enjoy our all vegan salty and sweet snacks. You're also welcome to discuss individually with ABC members about the 6.12. event and your rights. Solidarity is our weapon!

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

 

Disturbances lecture series 2.11.: Direct democracy as an alternative to student council elections

 

Disturbances lecture series 2nd of November: Direct democracy as an alternative to student council elections

 

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

 

Vegan food served 4 PM, Lecture 4:30 PM.

 

A discussion on anarchist alternatives to representative democracy within the Student Body* and the University

 

Historically, student self-government has revolved around the erasing of the power of the individual student and replacing it with a bureaucracy which is ever more distant from their reality.

 

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.

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