In August, 130 activists from 18 different countries met in Krytyka Polityczna’s Na Granicy cultural centre in Cieszyn. Here they discussed a number of themes central to their work and the possibilities for deepening current co-operations going forward. On the agenda were the changing political scene in central eastern Europe, ways to oppose new authoritarian regimes, community building in practice, issues surrounding immigration and the protection and promotion of reproductive rights.
To get a better idea of the topics discussed, you can view the weekend’s programme here.
To find out more about Cieszyn itself and the work of Krytyka Polityczna’s cultural centre there, read an interview with members of said centre, in which they discuss the work that they carry out in the town and the specifics of the locality.
In the following recording, Sławomir Sierakowski introduces Michał Sutowski, with the actual lecture starting at 02:25. This lecture was the precursor to a group discussion of the same topic.
David Marcus, an editor of the US magazine Dissent, discusses what the US presidential candidates are focusing on in their campaigns.
Claudia Bernardi, from the Italian activist organisation EscAtelier, talks about the political significance of the European migrant crisis.