Finally the time has come! Here you can find most of the program of the second Internationalism Festival! It will be updated and completed in the next weeks! To give you an idea of what you can look forward to, here are already the fixed events!
Some things we want to say in advance:
First, we are very sorry that we have to hold the festival online. You can find the exact details here. Due to the uncertain Corona situation we had to make this decision during the planning process. Even though it might be possible to meet again with restrictions at the beginning of June and the weather is tempting us outside, we hope for your numerous participation! Get together, watch the events together (if this should be possible again), take the computer out into the countryside…there are many ways to make online formats more enjoyable for you!
Because of the online format, many networking and sharing opportunities are eliminated. We have decided to include many lectures and workshops in the program and to move pure networking and sharing formats to the summer. We hope for your participation and ideas on how we can make this happen together!
Our friends from the Internationalist Commune of Rojava asked us to support and publish their campaign “Make Rojava Green Again”. Hereby we do so and hope for positive feedback and huge support. At the very end of the text you find brochures in several languages.
Five years have passed since the beginning of the Rojava Revolution. Beginning with the heroic resistance of Kobani, the YPG/YPJ have pushed the reactionary gangs of ISIS back again and again. At the same time, the people of Rojava have successfully resisted all hegemonical attempts to corrupt the revolution. Inspired and shaped by the ideas of Abdullah Öcalan and the struggle of the Kurdish freedom movement, Rojava is a revolutionary project with the aim of challenging capitalist modernity through women’s liberation, ecology, and radical democracy. Despite the ongoing success of the Rojava Revolution, the people remain under pressure; the war against ISIS, the daily terror attacks by the Turkish state and the economic embargo, are obstacles for building up a new society. In this situation, Rojava needs worldwide support more than ever.
Hiermit teilen wir den Aufruf der Gruppe Initiativa Ne Rasismu
Against the politics of fear: Stand up against summit of far right
Prague will witness a gathering of the representatives of the Europe of nations and freedom (ENF) fraction, which regroups the right-wing populist parties in the European parliament on 15th and 16th of December. This grouping is constituted, among others, by the french National front (FN), the dutch Freedom party (PVV), the Free party of Austria (FPÖ) or the Italian Northern league (LN). The event is organized by the Czech Sovereignty and direct democracy (SPD) party of Tomio Okamura. Of the most notorious leaders, participation has thus far been confirmed by Marine Le Pen (FN) and Geert Wilders (PVV). It is as of yet unclear whether the leader of the Austrian FPÖ H. C. Strache, currently engaged in government-forming negotiations with the Popular party (Austrian christian democrats), will also be present.
| A conference with up to 300 people coming from different activist contexts – freedom of movement, anti-racisms, agriculture, degrowth, climate justice
| With talks, workshops, theatre, concerts, networking possibilities and several formats for exchange
What is the connection between the debate around a just design of migration and the one around an ecologically and socially just economy?
What are the connections between alternative concepts such as „Degrowth“ or „Post-Development“ and a postcolonial perspective on causes of flight?
This conference wants to focus on the links between flight, migration, self-determined development and ecological crises. We want to connect these seemingly independent topics within a broader context in order to build bridges between the different political struggles and movements.
„A twenty-first-century left must seek to combat the centrality of work to contemporary life. In the end, our choice is between glorifying work and the working class or abolishing them both. […] Yet the latter is the only true postcapitalist position.“
(Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, extracts from Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work)
The next guided city walk takes place at the 21th March 2016 on occasion of the “international day against racism”. Meeting point is the “Jorge-Gomondai-Platz” (Jorge Gomondai square). It will be in german, if you prefer englich, please write us: dresden-postkolonial [at] riseup.net
We provide guided city tours about the colonial past and the postcolonial present in Dresden on a regular basis. We provide one (rather historical) walk through Dresden old city and one (more current) tour through Dresden Neustadt. Both guided walks start at „Jorge-Gomondai-Platz“ (Jorge Gomondai square) and take about 1.5 to 2 hours. If you are interested in a guided city walk on a date of your choice, for examplefor your group, school or seminar, please contact us: dresden-postkolonial [at] riseup.net. Usually, the tour is in german, if you prefer english, please write us.
Guided city walk through Dresden old city
We discuss the tracks of the colonial past and postcolonial present in Dresden. What does a building like the “Japanisches Palais” (japanese palais) tell us about exotism and the european perspective on “other” cultures? At the same time, we want to ask how the associated “images” are working until now: What is the connection between the past and the contemporary perception of “otherness” or social phenomena like racism? The guided city tour through the old town takes you from “Jorge-Gomondai-Platz” (Jorge Gomondai square) to “Yenidze” and the famous “Fürstenzug” (cortege of princes). Are there connections between this places? What do they tell us?
Guided city tour through Dresden Neustadt
What is the relationship between Dresden Neustadt and Germany’s colonial past? Postcolonial perspectives show interesting facts about Dresden Neustadt. The postcolonial city tour tells stories about places, buildungs and people and doesn’t only raise questions about old and new images of „foreign“ people and places, but also addresses social phenomena like racism and xenophobia. The tour takes you to stories from the „Orient“ and „Tikkipop“ while trying to take a look behind the scenes of a „multicultural, colorful“ Neustadt.