08 Jun

Political and social situation in Russia

The presentation about economic and sociopolitical situation in Russia will be held by two anarchists from Irkutsk (Siberia) who are part of anarchist, animal rights and social initiatives. They are also defendants in the recent case of ‘wounding religious feelings’ which is a criminal offence in Russia.

Since Russia is very wide and boundless, they will try to tell about the situation in the country in general, but also accentuate the talk on the happenings in its Siberian part.

You will learn about the post-Soviet heritage, the economic crisis in Russia, relationship between the political regime and the opposition, the anarchist movement and repressions of the state.

03 Apr

Recent protests and repressions in Belarus

February and March have marked one of the most active protest period in the recent history of Belarus. Thousands of people were protesting not only against the infamous unemployment tax but against dictatorship of Lukashenko. People in the cities all around Belarus have organized their local gatherings and planning further steps in their struggle. Anarchists played an important role in those protests in several places. Reaction from the state followed – hundreds of people arrested and sentenced to short term arrests of 10-15 days, several are now prosecuted for planning riots.

During the evening we will have a presentation about the country, actual situation there and political struggle inside. After presentation there will be a chance to ask your own questions about the situation. We will be also gathering money for those affected by repressions – for fines, parcels and some money support in case people loose their jobs or don’t get paid. Presentation will be in english with german translation if required.

Saturday 08.04.2017 17:00 – 19:00 Malobeo, Kamenzer Straße 38

28 Nov

Perception and propaganda of abroad struggles by example of the Ukraine conflict

08 Dezember 2016 | 5 pm | malobeo, alternative cafe & anarchist library Kamenzer Straße 38

movie screening and discussion

People without personal connections to the area usually have to rely on the media and the perception of outside political groups when learning about struggles abroad. In our reception of the sources available to us, we often try to form an “objective” perspective and forget that we see things through a filter of our local political schema. We listen to established “experts” and don’t see our prejudice stemming from colonial/imperal perspectives.

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15 Aug

Anarchism after Fidel and Pinochet

Graffiti mit einem Vogel

25 August 2016 | 7pm | AZ Conni, Rudolf-Leonhard Str. 39

presentation and debate:

Mario is cuban historian and anarchist, member of anarchist collective Taller Libertario Alfredo López (TLAL), from the activist network Observatorio Crítico and co-founder of the Anarchist Federation in Central America and the Caribbean (FACC). Cristian is a Chilean anthropologist and member of the affinity group “Acracia”, which is part of Local Anarchist Federation of Valdivia (FALV).

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09 Jun

Prisoner Soli Dinner

26 June 2016 7pm DIY Eckladen, Rudolfstrasse 01097

In March, a wooden area was squatted in Lausitz to protest against coal mines in the region. By now, project LAUtonomia has been evicted. Activists got arested in the course of the eviction and around the mass protests by Ende Gelände in May. Tree are still in custody. One person has already started a two year prison term after violating his conditions of probation. Read More

17 Apr

Greek militarism in the age of Syriza

banner Tuesday 26 April 19:00 Hole of Fame Koenigsbruecker Str. 39

How important is army for a state, both for internal and external affairs? Does the greek state have geostrategic interests? Has the greek state expansion tensions/strategies? How old and stable are these strategies, do they change whenever the government changes? Examples of greek militarism in the age of Syriza. Greece’s role in war of Syria. The involvement of greel army in detention centers.

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03 Apr

Anarchismus in Chile

banner Saturday, 9 April 2016 16:00 Uhr AZ Conni Rudolf-Leonhard Str. 39 01097 Dresden

Anarchistische Ideen finden sich heute in verschiedenen Teilen sozialer Kämpfe. Sogar Menschen die sich selbst nicht als Anarchist*innen bezeichnen nutzen Praxen und Kämpfe für klar anarchistische Ziele. Historisch finden sich anarchistische Ideen seit dem 19 Jahrhundert in Chile und bringen seit dem die Idee absoluter Freiheit in verschiedene Teile der Gesellschaft.

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18 Jan

Veranstaltung zum Trans* Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity

69-20-comments-transprisonFreitag 22. Januar 2016 19:00 – 22 Uhr Infocafe im AZ Conni Rudolf-Leonhard Str. 39 01097 Dresden

Am 22. Januar 2016 wird es den ersten Trans Prisoner Day of Action geben: ein internationaler Aktionstag in Solidarität mit trans Gefangenen, der jährlich statt finden soll.

Wir möchten uns an diesem Aktionstag beteiligen.

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18 Aug

Film/Doku: “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”

ifatreefallsSunday 30 August 2015 20:00 pm food 21:00 pm film DIY Eckladen

 

Within the Week of Solidarity for anarchist prisoner

In march 2001 Earth Liberation Front ELF was already listed by FBI as an eco-terrorist group. Since then a wave of repression was started in US and other countries against activists of ELF and other eco-groups. This was popularized by enviromental activists in US under the term of “The Green Scare” to refer to legal action by government against the radical environmental movement. Dozens of people got arrested and sentenced to prison, in one case even to 22 years. Through ELF court cases it was made clear that life of a human being is valued less by the jurisdictional system than interest of business – the prison terms for destroying private property were higher then for a murder.

In “If a Tree Falls” director Marshall Curry is showing the people behind ELF, their motives and political ideas. He is also giving an insight how FBI managed to arrest Daniel McGowan and other ELF activists in 2005.

Screening will be in english with english subtitles. Here you can watch the trailer:

17 Aug

Screening “Sacco and Vanzetti” documentary

saccovanzettiMonday 24 August 2015 21:00 pm Martin-Luther-Platz 01099 Dresden

 

On 23rd August 1927 american government have executed two immigrants from Italy Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti who were convicted of murdering a guard and a paymaster during the armed robbery of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company. With the lack of evidence the main part of the trial was made around the italian background of those people and their political believes: Sacco and Vanzetti were anarchists dedicating their life to the struggle against the state. Since the rule of trial many researches were made that proved the innocence of two, however up till now the american government didn’t admit the political core of the prosecution.

The documentary “Sacco and Vanzetti” is showing apart from the trial also political and social sides of the case. The movie allows us to have a deaper look into the american society of beginning of the previous century with a focus on rascism towards immigrants, which become a serious issue for the modern day Europe.

After the screening we will have a discussion round and share our thoughts about the topics presented in the movie.

Screening will be in english with english subtitles. Here you can watch the trailer: