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Buchvorstellung Meuterei auf der “Deutschland” 1918/19

Buchvorstellung und Verlagspräsentation im neuen Disconnect Store.

Dienstag, den 26.3. 19.30

Praxis Records & Books

c/o Disconnect Store Berlin, Finowstr. 25, 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain

Die Meuterei auf der „Deutschland“ 1918/19 – Anpassung, Aufbäumen und Untergang der ersten deutschen Arbeiterbewegung

• Autor: Klaus Dallmer
• Seiten: 320 / ISBN SBN 978-3-9819243-5-0
• Weitere Infos: Covergestaltung: Andreas Hesse

Buchvorstellung mit dem Autor und Präsentiation des Verlags Die Buchmacherei

Die deutsche Sozialdemokratie passte sich zu Anfang des letzten Jahrhunderts der Expansionspolitik der herrschenden Klassen des Kaiserreichs mehr und mehr an, und schließlich ließ sie sich auch in deren Kriegskurs einbinden. Aus der Opposition gegen den Krieg und gegen die reformistische Anpassung der Sozialdemokratie ist in Generalstreiks und revolutionären Kämpfen die deutsche kommunistische Bewegung entstanden. Als Antwort auf die Verhältnisse in einem entwickelten Industrieland betonte sie die Eigenständigkeit der Massenbewegungen in Richtung zu einer demokratischen Machtergreifung und Machtausübung der Arbeiterklasse, und stand damit in diametralem Gegensatz zu der in Russland zur Macht gelangten hierarchischen Organisationsweise. Der deutsche Kommunismus scheiterte an der revolutionären Ungeduld und Empörung der radikalisierten Minderheit der  Arbeiterschaft und an seiner Blendung durch das siegreiche russische Beispiel – die für Deutschland angemessene Vorgehensweise zur Überzeugung der Mehrheit konnte nur inkurzen Episoden zum Tragen kommen. Die regierende Sozialdemokratie setzte den überwunden geglaubten Militarismus zur blutigen Niederschlagung der revolutionären Ansätze ein und vertiefte damit die Kluft zwischen den beiden Arbeiterparteien. Mit der Einigelung in der radikalen Selbstdarstellung, der Unterwürfi gkeit gegenüber den sowjetischen Eingriffen, der hierarchischen Unterdrückung der freien Diskussion warf die KPD ihre eigene Tradition über Bord und versagte vor ihrer historischen Aufgabe, eine gemeinsame Abwehrfront der Arbeiterklasse gegen den zur Macht strebenden Faschismus zu organisieren – durch Einheitsfrontangebote an die Sozialdemokratie, die dann dem Druck ihrer Mitglieder hätte nachgeben müssen, wäre das möglich gewesen.

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next:now – Strategies to resample the future #5 22-03-2019 @Vétomat Berlin

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Strategies to resample the future #5

“As the future is not prescribed, and the succession of now and tomorrow is not monolithic or determined, our task consists in distinguishing the layers of futurability that lie in the texture of the present reality and in the present consciousness. (…)

The present depression (both psychological and economic) obscures the consciousness that no determinist projection of the future is true. We feel trapped in the tangle of techno-linguistic automatisms: finance, global competition, military escalation. But the body of the general intellect (the social and erotic bodies of a million cognitarians) is richer than the connective Brain. And the present reality is richer than the format imposed on it, as the multifold possibilities inscribed in the present have not been wholly cancelled, even if they may seem presently inert.”

Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – Futurability – The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility (2017)

Here comes the 5th talk of the next_now series. We expect it to be as unconventional as the way the speakers are introducing themselves.

Uli Berthold

Coder and visual artist, crypto ninja punk umeboshi brainfuck totalverweigerung.

Simon “Distortion” Carter

A certified lunatic , the youngest on the board of universal auditors , sponsored by the uniqueness disposal clinic . And he’s done a few records

Friday 22th March 2019 h 20:00
Wühlischstr. 42 Berlin – Friedrichshain

Vetomat

Film Showing in Berlin: “War School” at Vétomat 15-03-2019

Datacide film evening at Vétomat, Friday 15-03-2019, doors open 7pm, movie starts at 20.30

War School is a film about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain’s children. 

Set against the backdrop of Remembrance the controversial and challenging documentary reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its wars, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to promote support for the military.

Armed Forces Day, Uniform to Work Day, Camo Day, National Heroes Day – in the streets, on television, on the web, at sports events, in schools, advertising and fashion – the military presence in civilian life is on the march. The public and ever younger children are being groomed to collude in the increasing militarisation of UK society.  

Interweaving the powerful and moving testimonies of veterans of Britain’s unbroken century of wars with expert commentary, archive and a redolent score, War School’s mosaic of sound and imagery evokes the story of the child soldier who becomes a peace campaigner, challenging the myth of Britain’s benign role in world affairs and asking if perpetual war is really what we want for future generations? 

​MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY

next_now: Strategies to resample the future #4 15-02-2019 @Vétomat Berlin

next_now
Strategies to resample the future #4
“As the future is not prescribed, and the succession of now and tomorrow is not monolithic or determined, our task consists in distinguishing the layers of futurability that lie in the texture of the present reality and in the present consciousness. (…)
The present depression (both psychological and economic) obscures the consciousness that no determinist projection of the future is true. We feel trapped in the tangle of techno-linguistic automatisms: finance, global competition, military escalation. But the body of the general intellect (the social and erotic bodies of a million cognitarians) is richer than the connective Brain. And the present reality is richer than the format imposed on it, as the multifold possibilities inscribed in the present have not been wholly cancelled, even if they may seem presently inert.”
Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – Futurability – The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility (2017)
For this new episode of our journey through the intersections between possibilities and potency we will be supported by these explorers: [Read more →]

Talk: Revolution & Counterrevolution in Germany 1919 @ Vétomat Berlin 14-01-2019

Our new series of talks, discussions and presentations brought to you by Datacide and next:now is going into its fourth round on January 14th, 2019 with a talk about Revolution and Counterrevolution in Germany 1919 and beyond, by Christoph Fringeli.

As always at Vétomat, Wühlischstr. 42, 10245 Berlin

Doors open 7pm, talk will start 8.30

On January 15th, 1919, communist revolutionaries Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were murdered in Berlin. They were only the two most prominent victims of the counter-revolutionary white terror that followed the attempts at a socialist revolution in Germany after World War I.
Only two weeks earlier they had been involved in the foundation of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). It was at a crucial moment of the revolutionary development that had forced the Kaiser to abdicate and saw workers and soldiers returning from the battlefield to set up workers’ councils.

The biggest of the workers parties, the Social Democrats (SPD), created a coalition with centrist bourgeois parties as well as with the military and the proto-fascist Freikorps fighters, who they used to squash the uprising rather than supporting the radical changes demanded by their base.

CF will look at the historic dynamic unfolding from the failed revolution, the developments of the communist movement in Germany and the contradictory ways these events are remembered and commemorated.

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