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(en) A statement of "Insurrectionary Anarchist of Southern Finland"

Date Wed, 03 May 2006 08:56:57 +0300


Kiss of insurrection in Helsinki, Finland
When it was announced that there is a EuroMayDay -parade in Helsinki,
we were quite skeptical. Their "more money for us" -analysis and politics is
lacking environmental, animal liberation, indigenous peoples, technocritical
etc viewpoints. They are even in favour of the European Federation. The
language they use is the worst kind of postmodern university-jargon. On the
other hand they try to seduce the masses with populist demands and try to
sneak into party politics through the youth organisations of the left and
the green parties in Finland. They try to disguise their centrally commanded
(italo-)stalinist politics as direct democracy.

Despite all this there were hundreds of people gathered around the
meeting point in the centre of Helsinki. From there the group started to
move on and the atmosphere was cheered by a van with a sound system playing
uplifting tunes. In the beginning it was pretty much like any other boring
demonstration. Some people even had flags of the youth organisation of the
left party.

Couple of blocks later things started to kick in. People tired of the
city's zero tolerance policy towards graffiti started to decorate the walls,
bus stops and everything paintable. Soon after windows were smashed despite
semi-heavy police presence. Alltogether tens of windows were broken,
including Ministry of Defense; Confederation of Finnish Industries EK;
logging giant UPM-Kymmene; Halonen, a clothing store involved in
fur-industry and fast food joint Carrols. A group of yuppies having their
lunch in a super-elitist restaurant got their share of class hatred when the
window next to which they were sitting was smashed.

Even thou there is a lot to criticise in the politics of the
precarity/EuroMayDay-crew, we don't mind parades like this. Spontaneous
destruction of the property of capital, state and animal abusers by a large

group is something we have experienced in Finland not nearly enough.

Insurrectionary Anarchists of Southern Finland
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