All discussions and evening program take place at OKC Abrašević, Alekse Šantića 25, Mostar (see map)
FRIDAY, 5th September 2014
12:00 – 13:15
Social Movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina after February (2014) uprising
Social uprising of Bosnian people has shown us the strength of unity and all the misery and repression of the state and political class towards the citizens. But it didn’t initiate creation of social movement that would keep the struggle going. Will small activist groups start working together closely, or will they remain self-sufficient, those are some of the questions that are going to be discussed.
13:30 – 14:00
Drawings exhibition by Emir Hodzic
14:30 – 15:15
Talk and discussion: Indegionus Resistance to Global Warming
15:30 – 17:00
Anarchist solidarity and anti-war initiatives
a recollection from Croatia.
There is no objective history. There are only different interpretations of what has happened and a very clear idea that the “ordinary”, “little” people are the victims of all systems, whether these systems are founded on this or that ideology, nationalism, religion…
The wars that took part during the nineties produced only victims. Victims were caused by the media propaganda, nationalism, the states and their leaderships, local thugs, different obeyers, the ones who “carried out the orders”…
In a situation like that, mass war psychosis, there were still pockets of resistance to the conflict, nationalism, hate and the war itself, although it was all around us and became the integral part of our lives. The new normality. We will talk about (probably with the help of some of the participants in the events that we will describe) anarchist actions of solidarity, different anti-war initiatives and their influence during the nineties.
SATURDAY, 6th September 2014
All day: photo exhibition Bruxelles ‘March for Freedom’
13:00 – 14:00
European immigration and antifascism
14:00 – 14:30
Presentation of the Koko Lepo autonomous kindergarten
The Koko Lepo autonomous kindergarten was formed in June 2013. It works with between fifteen and twenty-five children from a slum near its home, the Inex squat in Karaburma, Belgrade. Mixing alternative pedagogical practices with basic integration skills, Koko Lepo’s teaching members hold a four-hour class including a hot lunch before walking the children back home. Depending on the season and teacher availability, the kindergarten runs three to five days a week and has had a positive effect in the slum bringing children from diverse and often mutually antagonistic clans together in a safe and productive project. It also brings in adolescent members of the settlement as helpers to encourage a sense of community and ownership. Koko Lepo does not work with the State or NGOs and is funded solely from benefit parties, the solidarity efforts of anti-fascist and anarchist groups, and contributions from the general public. The classes encourage autonomy, gender equality, worldliness, and communication while simultaneously focusing on basic motor skills, basic reading/writing, self-awareness, and general sociability.
14:30 – 15:30
Young Bosnia and anarchism
Centenary of the Sarajevo assassination has been used as a platform for new ideological confrontations and biased and revisionist readings of history. Young Bosnia has become an instrument in the hands of various nationalist ideologies, but likewise, the anarchists were not immune to superficial claims of this group as their own.
What was the real relation of members of Young Bosnia towards anarchism? How does this go in hand with their national-liberation ideology?
15:30 – 17:00
CimethInc: After the Crest: What We Do between Upheavals
Over the past few years, many places have witnessed sudden eruptions of protest in which everyone pours into the streets. This has taken many forms: anti-austerity protests in Europe, Occupy in the US and elsewhere, transportation protests in Brazil, the Gezi resistance in Turkey, the uprising in Bosnia, and most recently—and problematically—the nationalist revolution in Ukraine.
But all of these have passed without solving the problems that gave rise to them. What limits have they reached, and what would it take to go beyond these limits? If a single upheaval won’t bring down capitalism, we have to ask what’s important about such high points of struggle: what we hope to get out of them, how they figure in our long-term vision, and how to make the most of the period that follows them.
In this presentation, participants in popular struggles in Slovenia and the United States will speak about our experiences and pose questions. Please come ready to discuss!
Music/evening program of the antifa fest/balkan anarchist bookfair:
Renovatio (Hip Hop/Albanija)
Crustalno jasno (Crust/Mostar/BiH)
POPIK (Punk Rock/Sarajevo/BiH)
Zadnji popis (Punk/Srebrenica/BiH)
Više od milimetra (Post Punk/Temerin/SR)
No Rules (Garage R’n’R/Tuzla/BiH)