The heroic struggle of the people of Kobanê, Rojava (in Northern Syria) against ISIS has gained the attention of the world. We will discuss the current events, and the ideas behind this revolution - Democratic Autonomy, Feminism, and Ecology.
The start of 2.Dh5 at Friday night offers the traditional mix of information and entertainment in an informal setting.
Two ethnographers snoop around and find that Palestinian romances have the capacity to challenge oppressive systems. Couples celebrate a fading Palestinian identity and talk more openly about politics; that gives their unions political meaning.
What if we stopped answering the questions 'are you a man or a woman?', 'who are you attracted to?', 'why exactly do you identify as disabled?' and 'where are you really from?'
Privacy cafe is about protecting your privacy online. You will learn how to send encrypted emails and browse anonymous with ToR. Bring your laptop and USB stick! (during lunch)
Which strategies are being employed just over the border in Germany, what are the commonalities, and the differences between the campaign, and how can activists in the Netherlands contribute?
In this Sustainable Activism workshop, we will take a look at strong reactions that activists might experience after high-stress events. Where do these reactions come from, and how can we integrate resilience into our daily (activist) lives.
Sharing stories and video about use of DemoUnits. DemoUnits to sleep in during Occupy in London. DemoUnits to dance with, DemoUnits for big exhibitions.
Ak Cologne is part of Beyond Europe. This collective mobilises for transnational action against state and capital. Why do they work at the transnational level, and how do they relate to the local, and organise their activities?
Thoughts on combining permaculture and intersectional feminism
Presentation on the Bungehuis and Maagdenhuis occupations in Amsterdam and what happened afterwards, followed by Q&A and reflections from some those involved in the protests.
Period pads made of recycled material, for those persons that do not want keep using "hygienic stuff" of multinationals, or feel the moon cup cup to invasive.
How can we strengthen international resistance against climate/green capitalism?
Only a few hundred bystanders may read the signs and banners you carry in a Demo. But millions more can read them on their TV if you make your text real big. How to make your text big and inspiring: All tricks to do so fast and effective, to counter wind force.
This workshop session discusses the recent developments in Rojava and Bakur, and their respective contexts, and it also addresses ways in which solidarity for Rojava can be organized and realized by Netherlands-based activists.
No leaders, no hierarchy and equal opportunity to participate for all. Many activist groups choose to organise around these principles, which form the basis of horizontal organising. One of the most important reasons why people choose horizontal models in stead of democratic ones, is that it should prevent a majority taking the decisions over the heads of a (frustrated, marginalised, ignored) minority. The idea is that when there's no hierarchy, every individual has an equal opportunity to voice their opinion,…
Workshop on how to respond to a sexual assault with concepts of restorative justice and community accountability.
Traditional opening of the festival with music, poetry, a quiz en more.
From the 1960s hippies via 1980s punks to today's Meme Wars, all Western countercultures involved, to some degree, extreme-right actors. This talk will survey a visual cultural history of extreme-right transgression and reflect on cyberlibertarianism as a trailblazer for the contemporary Alt-Right.
Drie jonge, feministische initiatieven vertellen over het hoe en waarom van hun organisatie. Hoe hebben zij hun initiatief opgezet? En waarom? Wat werkt, en wat niet? Op welke manier bereiken ze hun doel? En waarom is het zo broodnodig om een alternatief te hebben voor de witte mannelijke shit die we nomaal te horen en te zien krijgen?
Howard Nicolas will speak on the shift in global economic power – the rise of the rest, global business cycles – long and short, recent global economic trends – the China factor, and the elephant in the room - unprecedented global liquidity and debt.