Report: Wandering in Amsterdam & participation at the Anarchist Festival Pinksterlanddagen
Amsterdam is beatifull but melancholic... The prostitutes on the vitrins makes me think that all of us are prostitutes on some vitrin. Women passing by loughing and feel lucky that they avoid this fortune...Did we avoid this fortune?...Tourists, drunk men and cynical consumers of all ages are conqouring every corner of Amsterdam...The movement is weak, passive, the squats are isolated,... nationalism, right wing popularsm and racism becomes stronger and stronger...The wonderfull people from Anarchist Group of Amsterdam are running some great projects like their offices, a printing laboratory and an anarchist library in a block of radical activities
The days of the festival of course were more enthousuastic for all of us....A lot of people, more than 500 people from all Netherlands, many books, pamphlets, talks, some very interesting lectures... Among them one of the most interesting was the talk of Gabriel Khun : "Is Anarchism Just western?" and the talk just after that about Anarchism in Middle East. Void Optical Art Laboratory // Void Network did some inspirational projections at the night of the concert of ska, reaggae and dub bands ans djs.
Tasos Sagris from Void Network spoke for 4.30 hours in the last day of the festival sharing strateges, methodologies and ideas about the Greek movements and the building of international solidarity
(recorded sound archive of the major parts of the talk soon available here through Holland Indymdia)