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On Internal and External Land-taking
Hotly contested areas:
work- biopolitics- colonialism
May 5th to may 8th 2005: BUKO 28 in Hamburg
ON INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL LAND-TAKING: this is an invitation to a journey
through (un)known territory. What we need on this journey: a precise
cartography of existing circumstances; a willingness to build many
bridges; a desire to explore new routes; unrestrained curiosity. What
we aim at: making ground and gathering way; getting ahead, developing
radical visions of our goals.
LAND-TAKING – the many ways in which globalised capitalism is
gaining access to regions, territories, bodies; to resources both
material and immaterial; to patterns of life, social relations and
LAND-TAKING – meaning as well and above all: globalised resistance
to the unlimited request to exploit, to utilise. The struggle to (re)appropriate
ways of life and life time, the struggle for a self-determined use
of natural and social resources; the fight against neo-colonialism,
against racist border regulations and against exploitation.
STATIONS OF LAND-TAKING:
Colonialism: the various ways in which historical colonialism maintains
as well as transforms itself; the fight against neo-colonial forms
of domination, against racist migration regimes and for an anti-colonial
politics of remembrance.
Biopolitcs: the various ways in which bodies, substances that make
up bodies, natural resources, knowledge and patterns of life are being
shaped to suit the market and are being exploited, as well as the
struggle to re-appropriate all vital resources from ‘down below’.
Work, Migration, Subjectivity: the many ways in which a hierarchical
precarization is taking place (for example along the lines of gender
or citizenship) and the fight to implement fundamental social rights
such as basic income; to ensure an all-encompassing legalisation (of
migrants? D.Ü) and to investigate alternatives.
Where BUKO No 28 is concerned, LAND-TAKING will be about
opening up free space in which to develop effective and radical counter
strategies; space for exchange, for discussion, for networking; for
taking creative breaks as well as creative action, for meeting and
really getting to know new people and re-meeting others, for an anti-colonial
walk through Hamburg – and, of course for a brilliant party
See you soon, in Hamburg!
BUKO 28 – organising team
financial support of the congress (more necessary then ever):
Ev. Darlehensgenossenschaft Kiel eG,
BLZ: 210 602 37
Kt.: 234 389
Cue: Buko 28