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Donnerstag, 20. November

Power and its location – A walk through a leftist Europe

20th of November, 8 p. m., Gewerkschaftshaus, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 69-77, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Saal

Beginning with the occupations of public places in 2011 countries like Spain and Greece have experienced a !!!new increase in leftist movements activities.!! So far the depiction of resistance in the media has been dominated through social creativity and social formations, today left-wing parties and more movement like actors such as Syriza and Podemos have gained much attention in public debates. With their success, pivotal arguments of left thought and discussion rise and come into focus once again: What do we do with power, how to think and act when being involved in state and government? How to raise the question of power appropriately? What is the significance of all this for our dreams? And what does the term ‘radical social left’ imply today?

On Thursday, Blockupy will start the festival and along much else, bring up these considerations. They concern us, they concern Europe! We should and want to start a discussion whether or not a transnational political strategy between movement, parliament and government exists as of now and ultimately, how to realize this vision. We gladly invite and encourage all of you to participate in the upcoming events and discussions.

Talking guest Costas Douzinas (University of London). Pannel discussion following

Sandro Mezzadra (Euronomade/requested) and

Andrea Ypsilanti (Institut Solidarische Moderne)

Language: German/English (simultaneous translation)


Pub evening at Knobbe, Stadtteilinitiative Koblenzer Straße (SIKS), Gallus quarter, Koblenzer Straße 9, 60327 Frankfurt am Main


Freitag, 21. November

Seven years of Crisis in Europe – Controversial Explanations and Perspectives

21st of November, 8 p.m., Haus der Jugend, Deutschherrnufer 12, Großer Saal

How to explain the enduring crisis in Europe? Which contradictions are shaping the european integration in its present form? Has Germany’s strategy to cut wages undermined the competitiveness of its european neighbors as some in the left and in trade unions suggest? Are Countries with trade deficits noncompetitive because of their too high wages as stated by liberal and conservative voices? Of what importance is the ‘financialisation’ of capitalism? And, especially: Which ways could possibly lead out of the crisis? Which strategies should emancipatory actors pursue?

Pannel Discussion with Ulrike Herrmann (taz) and Jannis Milios (TU Athen, Syriza)

Hosted by: Thomas Sablowski (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung)

Language: German/English (simultaneous translation)

followed by „Festival goes Gallus: pub night at HoRsT with music (Bunny Rbbt) and Mitternachtssuppe“

HoRsT, Kleyerstraße 15,60326 Frankfurt,