Chairperson of the Communist Party of Finland JP (Juha-Pekka) Väisänen speaks in Tromsø Calotte meeting of the Nordic Communist Parties. Väisänen calls Nordic parties for a Marxist joint action that brings the policy to the streets, into the social media and where the people are.
Speaking at the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party of Finland, CPF Chairperson JP (Juha-Pekka) Väisänen stressed that the dream of working people everywhere for a world free of exploitation and oppression is possible. Väisänen said that the revolution is human sized and will happen by overcoming the prohibitions forced on us by the dictatorship of the capitalist market.
Latin-American artists collective "La Colectiva" participates in Vastavirta-Festival with their work R e c o r t e s // L e i k k a u k s e t// b o d ( I E S). La Colectiva are: Martina Miño Pérez, Ana Gutieszca, Roxana Crisólogo Correa and Rosamaria Bolom.
Muammer Özer’s documentary Fight for Peace (1973) about Finnish civil war is screened at Vastavirta-festival. Turkish film critic Nagehan Uskan with Helsinki based journalist Serzgin Boynik open debate about cinema of solidarity and status of political film-making today.
Internationally interesting speakers join Vastavirta-festival debate on Marx, culture and the arts. Panayiotis Neufelt, Founder of the Cultural Left and Founder of the Arts Council in Greece says that citizens of all countries seeking for education and culture but Instead, they get entertained.