transform’s partner Democratic Civic Association is co-organising the Tiedonantaja newspaper’s festival in Vantaa, Finland on 18th & 19th November 2023. On Saturday, you can attend and participate on Zoom with English interpretation.
Tiedonantaja Festival gathers researchers, politicians, artists, and civic activists to look for alternative ways out of wars, the European crisis, the one-sidedness of the media and the lack of alternatives in politics. The programme includes discussions, introductions, workshops and, of course, culture and music! Festival is organised by Tiedonantaja newspaper in cooperation with European Left, Democratic Civic Association, Communist Party of Finland, Communist Youth of Finland, and Spartacus Foundation.
Festival will take place on the 18th-19th November 2023 in Vantaa’s Myyrmäki at Myyräncolo cultural center (Jönsaksentie 6, right next to Myyrmäki station). Myyräncolo is a community cultural center whose goal is to bring new possibilities of living urban culture to Vantaa’s Myyrmäki, following the principles of temporary use of facilities.
Festival’s evening party will take place at Myyräncolo’s Skenesali on Saturday.
Strongly Marxist, Tiedonantaja is a newspaper published in paper and digital form that works with you towards changing society, for the working people, the oppressed, peace and the environment. Tiedonantaja is a party organ of the Communist Party of Finland.
18th & 19th November 2023 at Myyräncolo, in Myyrmäki, Vantaa, Finland – It’s possible to participate to festival’s programme in Skenesali with English interpretation on Zoom on Saturday.
Zoom link for Saturday: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86354541275
Saturday’s Programme on Zoom (English)
Myyräncolo’s Skenesali’s Saturday’s programme will be streamed on Zoom and interpreted in English.
12:00 Opening of the festival
Editor-in-chief of Tiedonantaja Petra Packalén. A greeting from CPF’s Uusimaa district organisation, Heikki Ekman.
12:30 Debate: The world’s, Europe’s and Finland’s security policy — Which alternatives?
Attila Vajnai, member of the Political Secretariat of the European Left, Liisa Taskinen, Chairperson of the Communist Party of Finland and Beatriz Parra González, Ambassador of Cuba in Finland, will discuss the security policy of the world, Europe and Finland and its alternatives.
16:00-17.30 Trade Unionist activity time
The tasks and and the issues of the struggles of the Trade Union movement call for more active cooperation. Mass force and union measures are needed to counter efforts aiming to weaken the labour movement and to bring out alternatives to austerity policies.
The themes of the panel discussion are: workers in the wage pit, their legitimate demands for improving working conditions, the cost of living’s level, and cooperation between trade unions and unemployment funds.
In addition to public speeches, the discussion includes a different kind of interactivity, as a statement is prepared for the discussion about the topics to be discussed, which is shown to everyone at the end of the discussion and is discussed collectively on spot before publication.
Among the speakers: Eliisa Juntunen, Vice Chairperson of SAKKI ry, and Otto Rask, an active member of CPF’s Trade Unionist working group. The panel will be chaired by Jiri Mäntysalo, deputy member of Trade Union Pro’s representative board.