#NoG20 Kupoli Helsinki: Lecture 9th of April: The Ghost of Anti-Globalism

In Kupoli, Mannerheimintie 5 B, Helsinki, 7th floor 9th of April.

Food served at 16:00, the lecture will start at 16:30

The 1999 WTO- summit in Seattle ended in dismay due to a falling out between the participants. At the same time tens of thousands of demonstrators took over the city. During the following years social movements tried to replicate the events in Seattle, but failed due to heavy police repression.

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Image: EU summit in Göteborg, Sweden.

Originally published by A-rhymä on Facebook

The 1999 WTO- summit in Seattle ended in dismay due to a falling out between the participants. At the same time tens of thousands of demonstrators took over the city. During the following years social movements tried to replicate the events in Seattle, but failed due to heavy police repression.
 
These social movements were later titled as “antiglobalists” or as “counter-globalisation” by the media, which was not well accepted inside the movements. But did they have a common political programme or were they just an arbitrary collection of different causes? How should we look back at these movements during the rise of protectionism in the United States and right-wing populism in Europe?
Peoples Global Action- network was one of the writers of the call to action to the protests in Seattle. Lecturer Antti Rautiainen participated in the network from it’s inception in 1998 until the last meeting of the european branch in 2008.
From 6th to 8th of July there will be counter protests against the G20 in Hamburg. ARNA (Autonomous Revolutionary Nordic Alliance) will organise a nordic bus mobilisation to these protests. In Finland these busses are being organised by Alusta. For more information you can visit www.infoarna.org. Please like ARNA on Facebook to receive current information concerning the bus sing ups and other information concerning the mobilisation.
Our speakers are Finnish and international anti-authoritarian researchers and activists. Events are organized in cooperation with A-ryhmä and AutOp. You may also follow lecture online (both real-time and recording) from facebook-page of A-ryhmä https://www.facebook.com/aryhma/. Our program is created by the participants themselves, if you want to join or simply get in contact, write a-ryhma at riseup.net.
Children are welcome to any events of A-ryhmä by default! We have now also a separate room in case children get tired of lecture. Prams can be left in the hallway on the 6th or 1st floor.
 
Kupoli is inaccessible space. There is one small step at the downstairs front door, and an elevator that runs between from floor 1 to 6. Kupoli is on the 7th floor after a staircase.
 
There are two searate, rather spacey but not wheelchair-standardized, unisex toilets. There are stairs between Kupoli and WC.

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