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—TALKS & ABSTRACTS—
Conspiracism as universal glue for ideology
Unhappy with how conspiracism is usually discussed and confronted, Kulla argues for a systematic view on ideology and its role for domination, its forms and benefits, and the way conspiracism is used to tie ideological narratives together. What needs to be done is what ideology works against: associating as equals, breaking with domination, and trying to overcome it.
Introducing modern antisemitism as an escalation of nationalism and as a consequence of ignoring the core of capitalist social reality: the exploitation of labor.
Sisyphos of the Bourgeois World or Model for the Fights to Come?
Quarreling with identification and fandom, seeking to establish a distinction between what to learn and waht to discard from the program.
and other instructive elements of US history
About the Weather Underground and The Simpsons, and about things to be remembered and learned from the global revolutions around 1970.
From a background of radical hacking, this talk attacks the glorification of Wikileaks and its underlying political ideas.
CLASSLESS BRAIN & BODY
Your consciousness is always altered
Let’s stop talking only about drugs and addiction, let’s start talking about what happens in brain and body – and why. “Rausch”, that is “transport” or “buzz” or “frenzy”, is an ability of every nervous system for which it does not need external triggers (but can make good use of them), that can be learned and trained. As an ability of evasion, it poses a fundamental problem and threat to all forms of control. If understood and (re)claimed as an ability, it could be crucial to finally overcoming domination once and for all.
Pleasure, Transport, Domination
Expanding his model of Rausch (altered states), Kulla introduces Lust (pleasure) as another ability of organisms that we don’t understand as one. Again, the focus is on the evolutionary advantages, the relation to domination and to overcoming it.
RESISTANCE & ORGANIZATION
Workers taking over factories
Organizing without bosses – Valuable lessons from the Argentinian fábricas recuperadas for other countries
Having been involved in political journalism, activism and debate in Europe for many years now, Kulla started researching the fábricas recuperadas in Argentina in 2013. In order to update the book “Sin Patrón” (2004/7) for the 2015 German translation, he interviewed workers and teachers in more than a dozen factories and schools, as well as researchers and members of various organisations and parties. The result was an extensive foreword to the translation about the current situation, the traps and obstacles, and most of all the possibility to translate the experiences to Europe and especially to Germany. Sharing from the material he gathered and focussing on quotes by people on location, the main topic is what most of them agreed was the most important aspect to be updated: the relationship of the factories and schools to the state and to organisations and parties that supported as well as instrumentalized, exploited and hindered them in different ways.
as guide and excuse
Popular introduction to the infamous 2007 French riot and commune manual, the sad and telling German debate about it and possible ways to make use of it.
Comparative look at the various historical depictions of the Russian Revolution with a focus on how self-organized mass actions by peasants, workers, soldiers and especially the women are downplayed, coopted and demonized.
Mostly electronic riot sounds – all styles, all eras
Psychedelic Happy Angry Breakbeat Gabba Dub for communism
2016 album “Dead Stars”.
Musical profiles on Facebook and Soundcloud.
With your body you can explore and connect
With your brain you can imagine and escape
With others (and their bodies and brains) you can build situations
where everyone is equal yet no two equals are ever the same
where you can start to release your potential
and understand the powers of domination, competition and inequality
everywhere, within and without
Enough of these situations can take on those powers
and turn the world into a place where everyone is equal
and yet no two equals are ever the same
where everyone can release their potential
and understand their power
THIS IS CLASSLESS