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ένα βίντεο από το teknival boom off στην Πορτογαλία

Κάθε 2 χρόνια ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα trance festivals στην Ευρώπη , το Boom festival γίνεται στην Πορτογαλία με πραγματικά μεγάλη συμμετοχή. Όπως καλά θα καταλάβαίνετε , ειδικά όσοι από εσάς έτυχε να πάτε προς τα εκεί , το φεστιβάλ είναι ένας καταναλωτικός οργασμός , πολλές φορές το line up είναι απλά χάλια και γενικά έχει πολύ ακριβή είσοδο. Διάφοροι ravers κυρίως από την Βαρκελώνη είχαν την ιδέα να ξεκινήσουν το „counter concept“ του boom festival ακριβός απέναντι από το χώρο του φεστιβάλ , ονομάζοντας το boom off teknival , με πολύ καλό ήχο και αξιόλογη συμμετοχή. Το φεστιβάλ αυτό είναι παράδειγμα καλής αυτοοργάνωσης όπως θα δείτε και στο παρακάτω βίντεο. Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε και να ακούσετε περισσότερα για την free underground rave σκηνή στην Βαρκελώνη στο http://www.underave.net/ . Ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ στην Λαουρα από το Βαρκελώνη crew , για το λινκ και το βίντεο.

fuck parade fall out

http://datacide.c8.com/fuckparade-fallout/

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.

Hans Cousto (who speaks first on the clip), is an author who published books on subjects such as “Cosmic Octave – Origin of Harmony” or “MDMA Tuning”. His angle is the same I criticised a couple of years ago in a praxis newsletter: The state is asked not to sell off its property to people who want to extract value out of “our” party culture, meaning “capitalists in other parts of the world”. He pleads that for a lively culture there is need for free spaces available to all. Fine, but to lobby the state to provide these spaces is pretty naive to say the least. In our opinion it’s politically objectionable – but all this is nothing new and would not be worth mentioning here if it wasn’t for Dr. Motte’s elaborations that follow on the clip at 4:20.
Dr. Motte is the founder of the Loveparade and a techno musician. Ironically the Fuckparade once upon a time set out to counter the commercialism and conformism of the Loveparade. When Motte himself lost control of the (now defunct) Loveparade, he started taking part of the Fuckparade.
He’s worth quoting:
After introducing himself he says: “I want to briefly sum up how I would like to define our electronic life culture. In a Nazi book about symbols I have read something great! You have to imagine – it was about runes!” He then not only describes the man rune, he also puts down the microphone and impersonates it streching out his hands and then says “it means something very beautiful, unfortunately” the peace movement turned it upside down and made it into something “greedy”, because the original man rune means something like creative development in freedom, according to Dr. Motte (or his “Nazi book”), and “this is the expression of our electronic music, and our politicians should please preserve our freedom and not sell it to property fonds who don’t care because this is our coutry, our country!!” After shouting the last words, and some applause by the Fuckparade audience, he continues: “It doesn’t belong to them but to us all, and I demand from all politicians also our mayor with his bad, gay politics that no one needs, to champion our ideals, our free spaces (…) for our free culture, not the culture of the empire from above”.
This tour de force took less than three minutes, but raises a number of questions. How can he link what he calls “our electronic life culture” to a “Nazi book” about runes? What does he mean with the “bad, gay politics that no one needs” of Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit (who is openly gay)?
The second point was picked up by the mainstream press (Der Tagesspiegel from August 27-08-09), and Motte “apologized” to the mayor saying that “as an Anarchist” he respects the freedom of everybody else, including sexual freedom. But what did he mean? “The neoliberal politics” of the mayor is the answer. Gay = neoliberal?
The use of the word “gay” as “something bad” should not be tolerated at a supposedly left wing event that the Fuckparade purports to be. At least this time the statement became controversial at all – because it was not the first time he made it: At an anti-gentrification demo (Megaspree) on July 11 of this year he also went on about the “gay politics” of the gay mayor – on his own blog he still quotes himself saying it. Only now that he’s “found out” he “apologizes” (how serious he is about it is illustrated by the fact that his statement from the July 11 demo is still on his own website which suggests that the “apology” is just a PR exercise in damage control).
But even worse – and not picked up by the mainstream press – is that he explicitly bases his definition of “our electronic life culture” on Nazi esotericism – and was not challenged at the Fuckparade itself about this.
There has been very different kinds of research into the history and meaning of runes. This is not the place to go into it, but it is worth noting that the rune “research” of the Nazis is largely based on Guido von List, a charlatan who claimed to have received his rune wisdom in visions, author of “Das Geheimnis der Runen” (Secrets of the Runes) from 1908. I am no expert in the field but it appears that List’s Runology is practically completely made up to fit his völkisch-nationalist ideology. Via other far right esotericists such as Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels and Karl Maria Wiligut this became the basis for the Nazi interpretation of runes. Although we don’t know which book exactly Dr. Motte is referring to, we have to assume (since it’s a “Nazi book”) that it reflects the völkisch-racist and anti-semitic ideology of the mentioned authors.
Other enthusiasts for the man rune include Death In June who use it in the header of their web site as well as on the cover of their album “The Wörld Thät Sümmer”.
At least the Fuckparade realized they had to distance themselves clearly from Dr. Motte and did so on their web site on Sept. 1.

Fuck Parade 2009 Βερολίνο ανταπόκριση

Το Fuck parade είναι κατά κάποιο τρόπο το „counter concept“ του γνωστού σε όλους LoveParade ενός από τα μεγαλύτερα φεστιβάλ ηλεκτρονικής μουσικής στο πλανήτη , με εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες επισκέπτες κάθε χρόνο στην περιοχή του Hannover. Φέτος το fuckparade ήταν μεγαλύτερο σχετικά με άλλες χρονιές. Ο κόσμος του Fuckparade είχε διάφορες καταβολές , από minimal techno party ravers , μέχρι πολιτικοί ακτιβιστές και gabber/hardcore techno ravers. Δημοσιεύω κάποιες φωτογραφίες όπως ανέβηκαν στο μπλογκ του insti2te

Τα CRS Γαλλικά ΜΑΤ ενάντια στους ravers στο Παρίσι

καταστολή και teknivals στην Γαλλία

Άγρια η καταστολή ενάντια στα teknivals στην Γαλλία. Ο Σαρκοζι έχει ήδη ετοιμάσει νέους νόμους που απαγορεύουν free festivals και raves. Το συγκεκριμένο μέτρο αποτελεί άλλο ένα βήμα για την κατασκευής της κοινωνίας ελέγχου , αλλά συνεπώς και ένα χτύπημα σε όσους δεν πάνε με τα νερά του Γαλλικού κράτους. Τις επόμενες μέρες περιμένω την μετάφραση στα αγγλικά του φίλου μας Μπεν Λαγρέν από το Παρίσι για το θέμα και θα έχω περισσότερες πληροφορίες . Αυτό που ξέρω είναι ότι ο νέος νόμος εκτός από ποινές φυλάκισης περιλαμβάνει και την αυτόματη κατάσχεση του soundsystem , συνεπώς κανένα από τα teknivals δεν θα μπορέσει να επιβιώσει οικονομικά.

περισσότερες πληροφορίες στην pga_europe_resistance@squat.net τις επόμενες μέρες και στα Γαλλικά στο site http://www.freeparadeparis.org/ και http://apples-underground.blogspot.com/2009/06/chasse-aux-ravers-paris-des-dizaines-de.html