The open gathering of all, the plenum, was used to organise the students’ rebellions in Zagreb in 2009 and Belgrade in 2011. During the protests in Bosnia in 2014, plenums also became a public space in which to bring citizens back to politics and to give them the power to take collective decisions.
Summing up our shared views and the information we had acquired about initiatives, examples and histories of resistance, CZKd therefore invited their colleagues and the broader public to a free summarising discussion in the form of plenum.
The equal treatment of all the participants and the direction of the discussion was provided through moderation by Igor Štiks, with the hope of coming up with a declaration on our future solidarity and a potential modality for common actions.
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How can the experience of independent culture and its emancipation during the transition contribute to the establishment of a dynamic public field of mobilisation around social and political issues? Examples from Croatia form a starting point for the discussion.
In the past few years social injustice, corruption, election fraud and media censorship have led to protests, solidarity actions & strikes. Resistance in the streets and in the workplace can trigger change, either in the realm of political mechanisms or in a new form of solidarity for future actions.
All around Europe large movements have emerged. Why is this happening and in which political contexts? This recording features analysis and critical views on several of the most recent civil protests in Europe.