Lymy Café <3 Plants to Commons (April 13)

During Lymy’s biweekly café on the 13th of April (12-4 pm) there will be a cutting/seedling/plant swap!

It’s simple, bring with you a cutting/seedling/plant and take with you a cutting/seedling/plant. And why not stay, have an espresso and hang around with your friends. ☕️ 💚

cutting/seedling/plant for free, coffee and tea for 2€ (cash only for now)

One ceases to be poor as soon as one begins to get organized.

xoxolymy

#plantstocommons

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Docs in Common: Civil War and Revolution in Northern Syria (March 28, April 4 & 11)

Lymy and NCDK (Kurdish Center for Democratic Society – of Helsinki) are happy to present a series of documentaries about Rojava (West Kurdistan) and Syria.

These documentaries will touch different aspects of the life in Syria during a war started in 2011 with the protests of several people against the government-regime of Bashar Al-Assad. The events provoked an escalation of the conflict, also due to the interests of other non-Syrian actors in the Middle East like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Al-Qaeda and the new-born and so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, as well as Western powers.
The protests and the civil war create a vacuum of power in certain areas of the northern part of Syria, where most of the Kurdish population live, to the border with the Turkish-occupied Bakûr (North Kurdistan), allowing democratic and secular political forces and their militias (YPG and YPJ) to take control of these areas and start to self-organize the society. A new unrecorded before revolution has started. To abolish patriarchy and capitalism requires big efforts by all the people of a society.
This revolution has also been challenged by the war waged mostly by ISIS.

For the next three weeks, on Thursday we will watch the documentaries and possibly discuss freely these topics altogether.

Thu 28.3 – Life in a War

:: Born From Urgency – Faces from the Frontline Against ISIS (Joey L)
English – Kurmanjî
1h~

Thu 4.4 – War and Revolution (two short docs)

1) International Volunteers of the Rojava Revolution (Unicorn Riot)
English
… English subtitles
35min~

2) Rojava, the Revolution by Women (Arte)
Deutsch – Kurmanjî
… English subtitles
25min~

Thu 11.4 – Occupation of Afrîn (two short docs)

1) Afrîn before and after the Turkish Attack (Rojava Center for Strategic Studies) عربى
Arabic
… English subtitles
50min~

2) Syrie: le siège d’Afrin (Arte) [Syria: the siege of Afrîn]
English – Français – Kurmanjî
… English subtitles
35min~

Every Thursday Lymy has its Open Doors, so you can come from 16 to chill out, study, cook and eat something or chat with us till the screening starts! https://www.facebook.com/events/2264860820251802/

Aperitivo on Feb 22 on Decolonial Efforts and Sámi Politics

Lymy continues its series of monthly Aperitivo nights. We gather once a month to meet each other and enjoy some drinks and interesting conversation. Start your weekend with us at Lymy! Cash is queen. ♥

In our February event Petra Laiti, activist and chairman of Suomen saamelaisnuoret, will be talking about her activism and the indigenous struggles in Finland. What is happening within the Sami and indigenous politics in Finland? What do decolonial efforts look like today and how do they connect to issues of capitalism and climate change? What does an autonomous future for Sàmi peoples look like? How can the struggles of today and the future be supported by non-indigenous people?

You are warmly welcome to the Lymy Aperitivo to hear more from Petra Laiti and spend a wonderful evening together!

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Accessibility info (esteellisyystiedot suomeksi alla):

The discussion will be held in English with the possibility of translation to at least Finnish.

When entering Lymy through the front door, there are five steps leading downwards into the space. The front door is 79 cm wide. There are three steps up to the bathroom. The door to the bathroom is 64 cm wide. When passing the kitchen door there is one single three cm high step.

We ask that everyone who enters the space not assume consent for anything from anyone, including being photographed.

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Keskustelu on englanniksi, tulkkaus järjestetään tarvittaessa ainakin suomeksi.

Lymyyn käydään sisään katutasosta viittä portaita pitkin (jotka menevät alaspäin). Ulko-ovi on 79 cm leveä. Pieneen kylpyhuoneeseen noustaan kolme porrasta pitkin. Kylpyhuoneen ovi on 64 cm leveä. Keittiön oven kohdalla on kolme cm korkea kynnys.

Odotamme kaikkien tilaan tulevien olemaan olettamatta kenenkään suostumusta mihinkään, mukaan lukien valokuvattavaksi tulemiseen.

Friends’ Day Neighbourhood Dinner on Feb 14

On the 14th of February (Valentine’s Day) Lymy’s weekly Open Doors transforms into a social dinner for all those interested in creating a more liveable neighbourhood, making new friends and autonomous politics.

We believe that by meeting each other on a regular basis we can begin to develop what a world worth living in would look like, how we could start from the places and practices we already have, and how we could find new lines of struggle. By acting together we can transform our relationships and our ways of being in the world.

16.00 – 20.00 Lymy Open Doors

16.00 -> Fruit and juice available in particular for children

17.30 Social Dinner 5€ (± 5€, children for free, vegan food, GF options)

18.30 Short presentations on friendship, feminism and neighbourhood struggles

“Love and friendship tell us about the value of quality over quantity: the collective body composed of other bodies does not increase its potencia according to the mere quantity of its individual components, but in relation to the intensity of the tie that unites them.” – Colectivo Situaciones

The event is organised by Lymy together with Kumu web magazine http://kumu.info/

Accessibility info (esteellisyystiedot suomeksi alla):

The presentations will be held in English with the possibility of translation to at least Finnish.

When entering Lymy through the front door, there are five steps leading downwards into the space. The front door is 79 cm wide. There are three steps up to the bathroom. The door to the bathroom is 64 cm wide. When passing the kitchen door there is one single three cm high step.

We ask that everyone who enters the space not assume consent for anything from anyone, including being photographed.

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Esitelmät ovat englanniksi, tulkkaus järjestetään tarvittaessa ainakin suomeksi.

Lymyyn käydään sisään katutasosta viittä portaita pitkin (jotka menevät alaspäin). Ulko-ovi on 79 cm leveä. Pieneen kylpyhuoneeseen noustaan kolme porrasta pitkin. Kylpyhuoneen ovi on 64 cm leveä. Keittiön oven kohdalla on kolme cm korkea kynnys.

Odotamme kaikkien tilaan tulevien olemaan olettamatta kenenkään suostumusta mihinkään, mukaan lukien valokuvattavaksi tulemiseen.

Aperitivo with Pink & Black Helsinki on Jan 18

When: Jan 18, 6 – 10 pm

Where: Lymy, Pengerkatu 6, Helsinki

Lymy continues its series of monthly Aperitivo nights. We gather once a month to meet each other and enjoy some drinks and interesting conversation. Start your weekend with us at Lymy! Cash is queen. ♥

The first collective we will meet in 2019 is Pinkkimusta Helsinki / Pink & Black Helsinki

Pinkkimusta Helsinki on queeranarkistinen kollektiivi, joka toimii pääosin Helsingissä. Vaikutamme anti-autoritäärisen, feministisen ja trans- sekä muiden HLBTI- oikeuksia edistävän toiminnan risteyksessä.

Pink & Black Helsinki is a queer anarchist collective, active mostly in Helsinki. We organize in the crossroads of trans rights and other LGBTI issues, feminisms, and horizontal, anti-capitalist politics.

Kollektiivin jäsenet puhuvat kokemuksistaan queeranarkistisessa toiminnassa ja kertovat queerin ja feminismin roolista anarkismissä, sekä anarkismin roolista feminismissä ja queer-aktivismissa.

Members of the collective will be talking about their experiences in the group and discussing about the role of queer and feminism in anarchism as well as anarchism within feminism and queer.

During the evening there will be a screening of a film on the groups occupation of the trans clinic.

Illan aikana esitetään videokooste ryhmän transpolin valtauksesta viime syksyltä.

You are warmly welcome to the Lymy aperitivo to hear more about Pinkkimusta Helsinki and spend a wonderful evening together!

The discussion will be held in Finnish and English with possibility of translation for both languages.

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Rebellious Mourning – Talk by Cindy Milstein

Welcome to Lymy on Friday June 8 at 6 pm to hear about Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief (AK Press, 2017) from the editor of the book Cindy Milstein. After the presentation, we will continue the evening in Lymy! Bring cash for books and drinks. The event is in English.

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“Rebellious Mourning uncovers the destruction of life that capitalist development leaves in its trail. But it is also witness to the power of grief as a catalyst to collective resistance.”—Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch

We can bear almost anything when it is worked through collectively. Grief is generally thought of as something personal and insular, but when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen the power of the forces that debilitate us, while at the same time building the humane social practices that alleviate suffering and improve quality of life for everyone. Addressing tragedies from Fukushima to Palestine, incarceration to eviction, AIDS crises to border crossings, and racism to rape, the intimate yet tenacious writing in this volume shows that mourning can pry open spaces of contestation and reconstruction, empathy and solidarity.

Cindy Milstein is the author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations, co-author of Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism, and editor of the anthology Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism.

More info on the book: https://www.akpress.org/rebellious-mourning.html

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/367213377132714/

Event in Tampere on June 9: https://www.facebook.com/events/330037710856208/

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Accessibility info for Lymy:
The space is not wheelchair accessible, there are steps leading (downwards) into the space and three steps up to the restroom. We ask that everyone who enters the space not assume consent for anything from anyone, including being photographed.

Episode 3 – Why We Fail (Lymy @ FemF)

Welcome to the third episode of the Lymy podcast! This episode is a live recording of our talk at FemF, the Feminist forum in Helsinki with comrades from Allt åt Alla Kvinnofront from Stockholm.

The subject of our conversation was reproductive and emotional labor in political collectives. Analyzing past projects we ask: how can we learn from failure and create long-lasting movements that give more than they take?

To our great pleasure, the room was packed, which is reflected in the sound, so please enjoy!

Recorded in October 2017 at FemF (femf.net) in Helsinki
Editing and sound by Ina
Photo by Niko Tii

Good Morning Syria * Moments Of War | Photo Exhibition

Lymy and Yhdessä Rojavan Puolesta will be hosting a photo exhibition from 17-18.5. of photographs taken by Azad Ramazan over the last six months. The northern part of Syria known as the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria is a part of the long war being waged in Syria. The area is the center of the so-called Rojava Revolution that follows principles of democracy, feminism, antifascism and self-defense. In Ramazan’s own words:

“I felt the need to go to Syria to fight for people torn apart by cultural genocide, a land that has long been a theater of war.
Man has reduced the environment to a fragile space where life has lost value, but democratic civilization resists and tries to bring stability back.
The strength of the people is observable by the energy of the martyrs released in the struggle, so Martyrs Don’t Die.
The motto that most resonates among the Kurdish people, and also poured into the Arabs, is “Resistance is Life”.
I wanted to take part in the revolution and defend it by any means necessary and if we want to reconquer something we must begin to regain the sense of our position. The women understood this.

The project was carried out in Northern Syria, between a Kurdish-populated area called Rojava (bordering Turkey) and in the (Arab) province of Deir Ezzor, with its desert and the Euphrates bank. The photos and videos were taken between October 2017 and March 2018, during the Syrian Civil War, particularly on the front where the Syrian Democratic Forces are fighting the Islamic State still.”

Good Morning Syria * Moments of War will be in Lymy from 17-18.5.
17.5 from 14-19 and 18.5 from 12-17.

Accessibility info:
The space is not wheelchair accessible, there are steps leading (downwards) into the space and three steps up to the toilet. The toilet is quite small, the door to the space and to the toilet are quite narrow. We ask that everyone who enters the space not assume consent for anything from anyone, including being photographed.

Organizers:
Yhdessä Rojavan puolesta
Facebook.com/Rojavanpuolesta

Lymy
Facebook.com/Lymypaikka

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Hyvää huomenta Syyria * Sodan hetkiä

Lymy ja Yhdessä Rojavan Puolesta järjestävät 17.-18.5. valokuvanäyttelyn, jossa on esillä Azad Ramazanin viimeisen kuuden kuukauden aikana ottamia valokuvia. Syyrian pitkään jatkunut sota on ulottunut myös Syyrian Kurdistaniksi kutsuttuun maan pohjoiseen osaan. Tämä alue muodostaa keskuksen myös niin kutsutulle Rojavan Vallankumoukselle, mikä rakentuu demokratian, feminismin, antifasismin ja itsepuolustuksen periaatteiden ympärille. Ramazanin sanoin:

“Koin tarpeen lähteä Syyriaan, maahan joka on pitkään ollut sodan näyttämönä, taistellakseni ihmisten puolesta, joita revittiin erilleen kulttuurisen kansanmurhan keinoin. Sota on pelkistänyt ympäristön hauraaksi tyhjyydeksi, missä elämä on menettänyt arvonsa, mutta silti demokraattinen sivilisaatio kamppailee vastaan, yrittäen palauttaa elämän ja vakauden. Täällä ihmisten voima voidaan havaita marttyyrien antamassa voimassa, mikä elää nyt toisissa ja vahvistaa heitä edelleen kamppailuissa. Marttyyrit todella ovat Kuolemattomia.

“Vastarinta on Elämä”, on ajatus, joka resonoi voimakkaasti Kurdien keskuudessa ja on levinnyt myös Arabiväestön keskuuteen.

Halusin ottaa osaa tähän vallankumoukseen ja puolustaa sitä kaikin mahdollisin keinoin. Jos haluamme valloittaa jotain takaisin, meidän on alettava hahmottamaan omaa asemaamme kaiken keskellä. Rojavan naiset ymmärsivät tämän.

Valokuvaprojekti toteutettiin Pohjois-Syyriassa Turkin rajalla sijaitsevan kurdienemmistöisen Rojavan, sekä idempänä sijaitsevan arabienemmistöisen Deir Ezzorin provinssin alueilla. Valokuvat ja videot on kuvattu lokakuun 2017 ja maaliskuun 2018 välisenä aikana Syyrian sisällissodan keskellä, erityisesti Syyrian Demokraattisten Voimien (SDF) ja ISIS:n välisellä rintamalla.”

Hyvää huomenta Syyria * Sodan hetkiä -näyttely on nähtävillä Lymyssä 17.-18.5.
17.5 aikana kello 14-19 ja 18.5 aikana kello 12-17.

Lymyn esteettömyystiedot:
Tilaan ei pääse pyörätuolilla, sisään käydään katutasosta portaita pitkin ja pieneen vessaan noustaan paria porrasta pitkin. Pyydämme tilaan tulevien olemaan olettamatta kenenkään suostumusta mihinkään, mukaan lukien valokuvatuksi tulemiseen.

Järjestää:

Yhdessä Rojavan puolesta
Facebook.com/Rojavanpuolesta

Lymy
Facebook.com/Lymypaikka

Episode 2 – Powering the Fight

Welcome to the second episode of the Lymy podcast! This episode is a continuation of episode 1. We, some members of Lymy (Joanna, Mikael, Olivia, Niko Tii and Ina) continue to talk about how the project started and what we have been doing. A lot of things have changed since recording this but the discussions are still relevant for what we do today. And stay tuned for more to find out what Lymy is up to today!

Recorded in June 2017 in Helsinki
Editing and sound by Ina
Photo by Mikael and Niko Tii

 

Whose Gym? Our Gym – Benefit Lunch for Self-Organized Gym on Feb 18

Whose Gym? Our Gym! – Benefit Lunch for Self-Organized Gym

Suomeksi alla

Time: Sunday February 18 from 12 pm till food lasts (check our social media)

Place: Lymy (Pengerkatu 6, street level space in the middle of the block, Helsinki)

Price: 15-1000€ (everything vegan, gluten-free options)

Menu:

– mexican style lentil soup

– bread, nachos, blackbean spread

– quesadillas, seitan chorizo or spicy tofu, salad

– hibiscus drink

– chocolate cake with coffee or tea

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