Lectures | Presentations | Talks
Francis Seeck | Saturday, 13:00|
Revolution at Point Zero: Domestic Work, Reproduction and Feminist Struggle by Silvia Federici | Lecture by Friederike Beier | Saturday, 15:00
| Lecture & Introduction of stolzeaugen.bokks | Saturday, 15:00
Disrupting Remembrance Lydia Lierkethe Fall of the Wall from a Migrant and Jewish Perspective |
The village is located in northern Syria, close to Turkey. Leyla spends every summer there. She smells it and tastes it. She knows its stories. She knows where the suitcases are hidden when the inhabitants have to flee again. Leyla is the daughter of a German and a Yazidi Kurd. She sits in her high school near Munich, and in all summer vacations on the ground in the Yeshidi village of her grandparents. On the Internet, she sees Aleppo destroyed by Assad, the murder of the Yazidis by IS, and right next to them the carefree photos of her German friends. Leyla will have to make a decision.
We know what we want. Women’s revolution in northern and eastern Syria | editors collective* | Sunday, 13:00
A delegation of the feminist campaign „Gemeinsam Kämpfen“ traveled for three months in winter 2018/2019 through Northeast Syria/Rojava, where self-administration was declared in 2012 in the course of the Syrian Revolution. The basis of self-administration is Democratic Confederalism, a social model developed by Abdullah Öcalan and based on the three pillars of democracy, ecology and gender liberation. While women’s determined resistance to the so-called Islamic State (IS) has received media attention, the revolutionary potential of the ideas behind the struggle has gone largely unnoticed. The aspect of „women’s revolution“ hardly found its way into public discourse. The aim of the delegation trip was to make the aspects of the women’s revolution in Northeast Syria more visible. Back in Germany, participants of the delegation pass on the impressions and experiences gathered during the trip at events. The focus is on social restructuring from the perspective of women in civil society, self-governing structures and the military. What makes the revolution a women’s revolution? What does the grassroots democratic social project look like in concrete implementation? What has changed in the everyday life of women? How can a social alternative to capitalism and patriarchy be lived in the 21st century? And what can we learn from it?
The Fascist Century. New-Right Discourses on the Occident, Identity, Europe and Neoliberalism | Volkmar Wölk, Felix Schilk und Friedrich Burschel
Mussolini’s 1932 prediction of a century of fascism reaches to the present day, as around the world ethnic, nationalist and in many ways fascist movements are on the rise, authoritarian regimes are in power or involved in governments. Right-wing thinking and fascist ideology are respectable again today and call themselves „new,“ even though the ideas behind them are stone-old and their roots reach deep down into the 20th century.
In their contributions, the authors of this volume, Julian Bruns, Felix Korsch, Felix Schilk, Natascha Strobl, and Volkmar Wölk, examine the charged concepts of „Occident,“ „Europe,“ „liberalism,“ and „identity“ in terms of their origins and development, and what meaning they have today for a New Right that invokes, among other things, the so-called Conservative Revolution and fascism of the 1920s. Echoes of war, violence and terrorism can be heard. The titular Mussolini quote is the subject of the book’s contribution by the great British fascism scholar Roger Griffin.
Empowerment and Resistance Marion Kraft Inspiring Encounters with Audre Lorde |
Participation forbidden. G20 protest and the trial of Fabio V. | Jamila Baroni und Michèle Winkler
In July 2017, Fabio V., aged 18, travels from Italy to Hamburg and takes part in a demonstration against the G20 summit. An hour later, he is arrested and held in pre-trial detention for almost five months, although no crimes can be proven against him personally. Even before the summit, the state, the police and the media had created a mood against any kind of protest. Now an example is to be made. Fabio’s mother, who is relocating to Hamburg for the period of pre-trial detention, describes from a personal point of view the struggle for her son against a judiciary that – fueled by politics and the media – initiates numerous criminal proceedings against people whose guilt lies in having claimed a constitutionally guaranteed right for themselves.
The author, Jamila Baroni, Fabio’s mother, spent many months in Germany trying to obtain freedom and justice for her son. The collection of thoughts, information and notes taken before and during the long process allowed her to write the book. The book was published in Italian in 2019 by the publisher „Agenzia X“ and translated in 2020 by „UNRAST“ as „Teilnahme verboten – G20-Protest und der Prozess von Fabio V.“. It is kind of a reportage on her experience, but with the knowledge that the same thing could have happened to any of us.
Michèle Winkler took part in the criminal trial against Fabio as an observer for the Comitee for fundamental rights and democracy. She wrote an epilogue for the German version of the book. Michèle can talk about the political and legal implications of the trial and the G20 summit in Hamburg.
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