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Festival Feast After Plague (formerly Father Frost against Putin) is postponed to the next January

Unfortunately, we must once again delay our festival, this time due to war. Our concept was always to be an open meeting of Russian (and not only Russian) activists in Helsinki. But now borders are closed, and it is unclear if any open social activism in Russia will be possible from now on.

But we plan to organise our festival anyway. We still have spaces and organising group. Our preliminary new dates for the festival are 6th-9th of January 2023.

Solidarity with Ukrainian anarchist and anti-fascist resistance

We visited Yango premises in the Lauttasaari neighbourhood of Helsinki, on the night between the 9th and 10th of March. Yango is a Taxi application of Yandex, an IT company connected to the Russian state. Yango has hastily hidden its company symbols from the premises, but there has been no announcment of withdrawal from Finland. We do not care if business with connections to the Russian state are against the Russian invasion or not. Capital of these companies is maintaining the Russian war machine every day.

Festival program published: Welcome to Father Frost Against 2020 - festival

«Дед Мороз Против»-2020

Father Frost Against is a cultural and political festival, focused on critical thinking, reflection and development of new activism strategies. Held in Helsinki, Finland from the 3rd to the 5th of January and organized by local activists, as well as participants from Russia and the post-Soviet space.

Helsinki without nazis – now and always!

Хельсинки без нацистов

We invite everyone to join us in Helsinki on independence day 6.12.2019 to build a world where there's no room for the far-right.

Millions of people around the world have taken action over the year and joined young activists in the fight for our environment, demanded their civil rights, and risen up against fascism, authoritarian governments, and capitalism. Meanwhile far-right street activity in Finland has withered from the weekly demonstrations of a few years ago to tragicomic blustering by a handful of people.

May Day in Helsinki: against authority, fascism and capitalism!

On 1st of May , 2019, a memorable rally and traditional demonstration of left-wing organizations and parties of the country were held in Helsinki. Anti-fascists, anarchists and left-wing activists organized separated revolutionary anti-fascist anti-capitalist bloc and passed through all the city.  At 9 am a memorial rally was held near the monument to the fallen soldiers of the Finnish Red Guard, workers who died in concentration camps organized by nationalists and white guards in 1918-1919.

Festival program published: Father Frost against Putin 2019 to take place in January

Дед мороз против Путина

Next year, 2019, the Father Frost against Putin-festival will once again take place in Helsinki.  From the 5th to the 6th of January you can join discussions about the state of affairs in Russia and the x-USSR region, and get a chance to meet various social and political activists without the fear of police or special service operations. (fear of infringement from the side of police and special services). 

International call for action against nazi march in Turku, Finland 18.08.2018

On 18th of August the nazis of Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) have called a demonstration for ”freedom of speech” in Turku, Finland. NRM is organised in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark so far, and aims to create one national socialist Nordic state through revolutionary means.

Antiauthoritarian summer camp  1.-5. August 2018 at Pirkanmaa

Антиавторитарный летний лагерь

Welcome to the antiauthoritarian summer camp at Pirkanmaa nature. This is an invitation for everyone who is fighting for more equal, horizontal and just society. Or anyone who wants to join the fight.
   It's time to gather up and see what there is to learn about our victories and losses. It's also time to have a discussion on how the environment in which we act has changed and update our analysis.

Ilya Kapustin: “When the Stamp Thudded in My Passport, It Was Like a Huge Weight Had Been Lifted from My Shoulders”

Russian Activist Ilya Kapustin, Seeking Asylum in Finland: “When the Stamp Thudded in My Passport, It Was Like a Huge Weight Had Been Lifted from My Shoulders”
Nina Järvenkylä
March 10, 2018

A familiar looking man sits opposite me. We have met earlier via video link, but now there are coffee cups between us.

Demonstration against torture in Helsinki, March 18

During the last months, Russian secret services . They were accused of conspiring to organize a “terrorist organization”. The arrested were tortured with electric cables and shockers for many hours, brutally beaten without consideration if serious wounds are caused and whether visible traces of beating are left. The officers humiliated our arrested comrades.

Program published: 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)

 

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