During this years antiauthoritarian May Day demo a building was squatted an evicted by cops. Five people were arrested, suspected of criminal damage and contumacy to the police.Continue reading #Helsinki: About the #Mayday squat – legal repression on the horizon
Finland: On May Day we organised a bloc (an independently organised part of a demonstration) for the “Helsingin Työväen Vappu” May Day march. Our bloc was unaffiliated with labour unions and political parties and it was called Your Time Belongs To You – The Most Beautiful Bloc of the May Day March. Our intentions were to gather together the entire rainbow spectrum of anti-authoritarian left in the Helsinki metropolitan area in all its beauty.Continue reading #Finland: The Most Beautiful Bloc – 350 marched as a separate procession on #MayDay in #Helsinki
Finland, Helsinki: We invite everyone to the MayDay demonstration. Support our anti-capitalist anti-fascist bloc. For workers’ self-government and international solidarity!Continue reading #Helsinki, #Finland: YOUR TIME BELONGS TO YOU – the most beautiful bloc of the #MayDay demo
Next year, 2019, the Father Frost against Putin-festival will once again take place in Helsinki. From the 5th to the 6th of January you can join discussions about the state of affairs in Russia and the x-USSR region, and get a chance to meet various social and political activists without the fear of police or special service operations. (fear of infringement from the side of police and special services).
October 28, 2018, Helsinki: 10 people took part in a solidarity action in front of the Russian Embassy, mostly anti-fascists and anarchists from Russia and some activists from Finland.
In Helsinki on April 2018, a far-right event called ”Awakening – Towards national awakening” will bring together far-rightists from various countries. Speakers from several countries have been invited, including US neo-nazis and European far-rightists. Image above: The main speaker of the conference is Jared Taylor (in picture centre) from the US. Finnish fans from Suomen Sisu and the The Finns Youth posed with Taylor in Holland in October 2017 at a far-right conference.
On March 18, 2018, as part of an international solidarity campaign with Russian antifascists and anarchists, there was a protest in Helsinki near the embassy of the Russian Federation. More than 50 people gathered a few dozen meters from the embassy.
Call for a demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Helsinki, Finland on March 3. People will start to gather at 02:00pm (14:00) at Narinkkatori
This report is from early January. Comrades from Finland asked us to re-publish it.
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.
Image: EU summit in Göteborg, Sweden.