Folkekøkken and Talk “The Children of the Gallery”


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I anledning af det seneste valg i Grækenland og besparelsespolitikken, der implementeres i stort set alle lande I Europa, holder Crisis Mirror en event i samarbejde med den Athen-baserede gruppe “The Children of the Gallery”. Gruppen har igennem de seneste 20 år udgivet deres politiske analyser i deres tidsskrift “Τα Παιδιά της Γαλαρίας” (“The Children of the Gallery”). Udover den politiske situation i Grækenland med udgangspunkt i venstrefløjen, sættes der også fokus på antifascisme, statens rolle i kapitalismen og den antikapitalistiske kamp i Europa.

18.00 Folkekøkken
19.00 Discussion with “The Children of the Gallery”

A member of the group “The Children of the Gallery” is visiting Copenhagen and therefore Crisis Mirror hosts a discussion with him.

The discussion will be focused on the recent events in Greece since Syriza’s first electoral victory (first agreement with Troika, July’s referendum, the new loan agreement or 3rd Memorandum and Syriza’s most recent electoral victory). The discussion will also touch on antifascism and its limits, class struggles and their recuperation, critique of the left of the Capital and the rise of precarity.  Finally the way the ongoing implementation of Structural Adjustment Programs within EU affects the global division of Labour will be addressed and therefore possible ways to connect struggles against such policies from an internationalist perspective will be discussed.

The Children of the Gallery is an anti-authoritarian communist group based in Athens, which during the last 20 years has, among others, published a magazine called “Τα Παιδιά της Γαλαρίας” (“The Children of the Gallery”). For the group the abolition of waged labor, commodity exchange, democracy, the state, the separations and fragmentations within the proletariat still remain not only a desirable target but also apractical potentiality that emerges in a contradictory way in class struggles, every time they overcome their partial character. The historical movement for communism is a practical necessity which comes out of the dead-ends of the contradictory and decadent movement of capitalist social relations and the everyday struggles of proletarians; it is the continuous and arduous search for the recomposition of the human community (Gemeinwesen).

The method that they use to analyze the social-class antagonism, is that of negative dialectics and self-critique.

Their name was inspired from the title of a film, which refers to the plebeians, to the proletariat that used to frequent the galleries of the Parisian popular theaters during the 19th century. In their use of it, the title indicates the unbound proletariat that sneers at the spectacle and every form of normality.

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