A Critique of Armed Struggle
(Talk at Bogotrax festival in Berlin, Sept.10, 2009)
In this short critical talk I will briefly outline a view of particular strains of the communist movement of the 20th century and in particular the guerilla movements purporting to be communist and their historical role.
Central to my argument is the transformation of Marxism as a critical method and communism as a movement into an ideology of so called Marxism-Leninism.
Therefore this is not a critique of revolutionary violence as such, but of its particular manifestation in the form of traditional Marxist-Leninist guerilla movements, both of the rural and urban types. [Read more →]
The yearly Fuckparade was taking place again in Berlin on August 22. The gathering point was Revaler Strasse, where the 17 trucks were warming up for the parade. A part of this warm up were also the obligatory speeches. For this, the Fuckparade organisers invited Hans Cousto and Dr. Motte, whose talks can be seen here. They deserve some attention, especially what Motte had to say. [Read more →]
VENERDI’ 12 GIUGNO @ 21.00
DATACIDE CONFERENCE 01 : cultura elettronica e controcultura
CHRISTOPH FRINGELI: hedonsm and revolution
HANS CHRISTIAN PSAAR: kindertotenlieder for rave culture
SABATO 13 GIUGNO @ 21.00
DATACIDE CONFERENCE 02 : cultura elettronica e controcultura
NEIL TRANSPONTINE: a loop da loop era: towards an (anti)history of “rave”
ALEXIS WOLTON: tortugan towerblocks: pirate signals in the 90s
All datacide talks will be held in English with simultaneous translation in Italian.
This datacide event is part of Electrode 09 at Forte Prenestino in Rome. For the full lineup including parties please visit the website of Forte Prenestino and the website of Electrode 09.
Check out Neil’s review of the conference and party HERE