Welcome to 15th anarchist festival Musta Pispala 2020!
Timetable (current version, changes and additions are still possible!):
All the workshops will take place at Hirvitalo (address Hirvikatu 10),
preferably outside if it’s possible due to weather. For the workshops
held indoors, the maximum number of participants is 20. The more
detailed descriptions for workshops will be published soon.
17.00-19.00 Ende Gelände Finland -group presents the action of the group
and the international Ende Gelände -network (indoors)
Ende Gelände is a movement based on mass direct action struggling for
climate justice and against capitalism. Since 2015 the movement has
organised numerous actions in Europe. Last year Ende Gelände Finland
organised a bus transportation from Helsinki to Rheinland, Germany, to
an event where the activity of coal mines of the RWE company was blocked
temporarily. The next big action will be organised in September 2020,
and Ende Gelände is again organising a common transportation to the
19.00-21.00 How to resist the occupation in Palestine?
Last spring Israel made a one-sided announcement that a large part of
Palestinian administrated West Bank and colonies located there will be
attached to Israel. How has the situation reached this point and how can
we show solidarity to Palestinians, whose lives are threatened by the
occupation and their lands being attached to Israel by force? The
lecture presents the history of Palestinians’ struggles, the current
situation of the area and discusses the forms of solidarity and activism
that can be used to support Palestinians.
21.00 ->Music gigs at Vastavirta club (address Pispalan valtatie 39)
11.00-13.00 Information technology and safety, how to communicate using
different methods of encrypting (indoors)
13.00-15.00 Twisted nature relationship behind ecological collapse
The ecological state and the preconditions of human society are at the
state of collapse. Simple explanation to this is capitalism, but even
behind it there are more profound factors- or are there? What is the
relationship of human kind, communities and individuals to biosphere
around us? Can these even be separated? Is the patriarchy involved? What
would the sustainable nature relationship be like? Is nature
relationship in itself a meaningful concept and should humans even be
considered separate from nature? The workshop will be a discussion
facilitated by two people. In the beginning there will be short speeches
to provoke discussion. The intend is to make notes of the workshop,
paying attention to the anonymity of the participants. If possible, an
abstract of the notes will be published at takku.net.
Materials for workshop are for example Riikka Kaihovaara: Villi ihminen
ja muita luontokappaleita, Tere Vadén: Kaksijalkainen
ympäristövallankumous – pamfletti synnyistä (in Finnish) and Murray
Bookchin’s works on the subject.
ZINE RELEASE AND ZINE SWAP Vastavirta, 14->
Let’s rejoice, rage and make zines!! If you have a fuck ton of zines or
none at all join us for the zine party!First we’re going to relase two
fresh homeprinted zines! Hiidenmarjat-herbzine (only in fin currently)
and Snail Girl comic (eng)!!! At the same time we’re having herb filled
bites and a zine swap. So bring, take , swap and dig through all kinds
of big n small zines!
15.00-17.00 Autonomous organization of women and non-binary people,
inspired ie. by Kurdistan women’s rights movement (Workshop is meant for
women and non-binary people)
The autonomous organization of women and non binary people can be used
as a tool to analyze and develop solutions to problems caused by the
patriarchy and capitalism. Organization of this kind can develop power,
skills, motivation and courage to act in different kinds of political
groups and movements.
In the Kurdish liberation movement, the organization of women is a
strategy of the whole political movement, and we can also be inspired by
it. In the workshop the we take a look at the Kurdish women liberation
movement. After this we discuss what kind of challenges and
possibilities we have for same kind of organization and what kind of
visions and aims we have here for organization of women and non-binary
17.00-19.00 Dental first aid
21.00→ Music gigs at Vastavirta club
Food: Due to corona virus situation, there will be changes to how food
is served at the festival. More information coming soon!
Alcohol and drugs: Hirvitalo, both the building and the yard, is
nowadays an alcohol and drug free area, and in Musta Pispala we respect
Safety: The principles of safer space will be published at this site and
will be visible at the place of the event. No homophobia, transphobia,
sexism, racism or other bullshit. Participants of the festival are
collectively responsible for the safety of the event. In problematic
situations the organizers of the festival are available at the
information stand in the Hirvitalo yard. Remember safe distance. Wash
your hands. There will be hand disinfectant at the info stand.
Welcome to Musta Pispala, let’s make a great festival together!