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(en) Russia, Moscow, Deserter festival - 20th-27th of February 2005

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Date Sat, 15 Jan 2005 11:31:46 +0100 (CET)

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To commemorate 61st anniversary of deportation of Chechnyan and Ingushetian
peoples to Central-Asian steppes, Moscow anarchists present: DESERTER FESTIVAL
Desert! --- Deserter is defender of the humanity!
They say that you should defend democracy
- where you have a choice between chekists, politruks and oligarchs.
They say that you should defend "unity of the Fatherland"
- waging war in Chechnya against peaceful people.
They say that you should defend market economics
- where those richer than you may buy freedom from the impressments and

They say that you should defend your nation
- and they make you to annihilate people whom official propaganda calls
citizens of Russian Federation

They say that you have a right to reliable information
- a right to choose between ORT and RTR TV channels

They say that you should defend us from terror
- by organizing a terror to others.

Who may finish the war when politicians are incapable of that? Deserter!
Who save his own life, as well as a quantity of others? Deserter!
Who is a friend of the people of both warring sides, and enemy of all
politicians? Deserter!

Congratulations on 23rd of February - Day of a Deserter!


Main demands of the festival are "Against war in Chechnya!" and "No to
abrogation of laws on freedom from the impressments and conscriptions!"

Preliminary program of the festival (any places and times may change)

Saturday 19th of February

Conference of Autonomous Action, 11:00 - 20:00. Place to be confirmed.

Sunday 20th of February

Food Not Bombs in square of three stations, metro Komsomolskaya - walk from
metro to direction of Leningrad hotel, under the bridge and up the stairs
next to platform of Kalanchevskaya. Time to be confirmed.

During the day in club at Leninskiy Prospekt 62 (entrance next to second

11 AM - Discussion and exchange of information between different anarchist
and anti-militarist groups
2 PM - Weekly lecture of discussion club "Bespartshkola" on theme "Anarchist
movement in USA".
7 PM - A concert
During the day: consultation for conscripts on theme "Alternative service in
Russia - to go or not to go?"

Monday 21nd of February

3 PM - International planning meeting of "Anarcho-bus" project, bringing
anarchism to your East-European city this summer. Place to be confirmed.
In the evening - Film screening of army propaganda films made during 2001 -
2003 by tactical media group Indyvideo, and lecture and discussion about
deserters and objectors in Russia. Place and time to be confirmed.

7 PM - hardcore concert in R-Klub, 4th Roschinskiy proezd house 19,
take tram 26 from metro Shabolovskaya to stop "Duhovskoy Pereulok"

Tuesday 22nd of February

4 PM - discussion about perspectives to organize protests against meeting of
G8 in year 2006 in Russia (place to be confirmed).

Wednesday 23rd of February

Food Not Bombs in square of three stations, metro Komsomolskaya - walk from
metro to direction of Leningrad hotel, under the bridge and up the stairs
next to platform of Kalanchevskaya. Time to be confirmed.

3 PM - Anti-war demonstration to commemorate 61th anniversary of deportation
of Chechenyans and Ingushetians. Convergence place to be confirmed.

9 PM - A concert organized by initiative "Girls against conscription" in
club "Bilingva", metro station Turgeneyevskaya, Krivokolenniy pereulok 5,
building 10. Ivanova, Daughter of Monroe and Kennedy, Inside.

Sunday 27th of February

6 PM - Anti-war disco with VJ's at Leninskiy prospect 62 (entrance next to
2nd doorway)

There might be other events coming up as well. Changes of the program are
not only possible, but also likely.

Unfortunately, we may not yet guarantee night place for all participators of
the festival from other cities. In any case, we will pass you information
about cheap hostels. In case you want to come, first ask your friends in
case they amy provide you a stay. We will look for alternatives, in case you
have any questions write to contact address below.

We are going to publish a free tabloid with anti-war and anti-militarist
materials to be distributed during the festival - if you have any
propositions about the contents, contact organizers.

Additional information:


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