NOG20 – Analysis from the Streets of Hamburg

Mathias Wåg, Dan Koivulaaksi and Jukka Peltokoski answer the following questions asked by Lasse Poser:

1) Why are we here? How do you see our goals in these protests, tools to achieve these goals and how are we succeeding at the moment?

2) What about the G20? What are they trying to achieve?

3) The police is acting aggressively. How do you see their strategy?

4) The mainstream media is concentrating to the violence of the protestors, not to the violence of the police, not to mention to the violence of global capitalism. What do you think of the behaviour of mainstream journalists?

5) What do you think about the current state of mass demonstrations? What can we achieve here that we cannot achieve elsewhere?

6) What are in your opinion the most central themes, questions or challenges for the progressive movements at the moment?

7) What greetings would you like to send for the revolutionaries of our time?

The programme is made in collaboration with For more photos, see:

  • Broadcast: Monday 18th of September 2017, 20:00–22:00 (UTC+2)

  • Frequency: FM 98,4 (only in Tampere, Finland)

  • Internet stream 1: TUNEIN

  • Internet stream 2:

  • The programme will be listenable and downloadable in the programme archive (ohjelma-arkisto).

Dilar Dirik & Rojavan feministinen vallankumous / Dilar Dirik & Rojava’s feminist revolution

Aktivisti, feministi, ja väitöskirjatutkija Dilar Dirik saapui huhtikuun ensimmäisenä viikonloppuna Suomeen puhumaan Rojavan feministisestä vallankumouksesta. Totuusradio oli paikalla nauhoittamassa, kun Yhdessä Rojavan puolesta -ryhmä yhteistyössä Vatun kanssa järjesti 1.4. luentotilaisuuden Tampereen yliopistolla.

Kenttätutkimukseen perustuva luento käsittelee kurdien naisliikettä, feminismiä ja demokraattista autonomiaa Rojavassa, Pohjois-Syyriassa. Lisäksi Dirik kertoo ideoista Rojavan vallankumouksen taustalla. Mitä voimme oppia Rojavan demokraattisesta projektista? Voiko ajatus demokraattisesta autonomiasta levitä? Miltä meidän solidaarisuutemme tulisi näyttää?

Luennon jälkeen Ina ja Juho Yhdessä Rojavan puolesta -ryhmästä haastattelivat Dirikiä Totuusradioon. Keskustelussa nousi esiin muun muassa siirtolaisten asema Rojavassa ja Rojavan koulujärjestelmä.

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Dilar Dirikin suomeksi käännettyjä artikkeleja:

Feminismi ja kurdien vapautusliike

Kurdien kriminalisointi ja PKK:n kieltämisen yhteiskunnalliset vaikutukset

Dilar Dirik & Rojava’s feminist revolution

Activist, feminist and PhD student Dilar Dirik came to Finland for the first weekend of April 2016 to talk about the feminist revolution at Rojava. At Tampere, she spoke about the kurdish women’s movement, feminism and democratic confederalism in Rojava. Dirik’s lecture at University of Tampere on the 1st of April was recorded by Totuusradio. This event was organized by a local Rojava-solidarity group Yhdessä Rojavan puolesta and the feminist organization Vattu.

Dirik talks the ideas of the Rojava revolution, partly based on her research trips to the region. What lessons can we draw from this democratic project in Rojava? Can the idea of Democratic Autonomy spread? What should our solidarity look like?

After the event Ina and Juho from Yhdessä Rojavan puolesta interviewed Dirik for Totuusradio. Migration in Rojava and the education system in Rojava were discussed among other questions.

Two articles by Dilar Dirik:

Feminism and the Kurdish Freedom Movement

Criminalizing Our People: Social Impacts of the PKK Ban–20151120-0014.html

  • Broadcast: Monday 4th of May 2016, 20:00–22:00 (UTC+2)

  • Frequency: FM 98,4 (only in Tampere, Finland)

  • Internet broadcasting: TUNEIN

  • The programme will be listenable and downloadable in the programme archive (ohjelma-arkisto).

How would you describe the current state of global capitalism?


Sandro Mezzadra, Tadzio Müller (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung) and Shora Esmailian talk about the current state of global capitalism, the changes of climate change in the near future, the connections between capitalism, climate change and immigration, the contemporary forms of capitalist oppression and exploitation and the future of organizing within the emancipatory movements. In the beginning we hear a poem from Lotta Tenhunen, spoken by Maarja Kaasik. The programme is put together by Lasse Poser in connection with the upcoming theatre peace The Digital Hats Game. The music is originally chosen by Joonas Aleksi for the internet magazine

  • Broadcast: Monday 1st of February 2016, 20:00–22:00 (UTC+2)

  • Frequency: FM 98,4 (only in Tampere, Finland)

  • Internet broadcasting: TUNEIN

  • The programme will be listenable and downloadable in the programme archive (ohjelma-arkisto).

The Climate Challenge and Left Politics


The Left Forum think tank, in collaboration with Transform! Europe network, organized last saturday an international seminar in Helsinki to discuss Left solutions to the problems of climate policy. For example the following themes were discussed: How to build a grassroots climate movement, and how would such a movement function in relation to party politics? What kinds of structural barriers to solving the climate crisis do the capitalist mode of production and the related power structures create? How should the categories of citizenship and borders be re-assessed given the condition of the climate crisis?

Totuusradio sends now the presentations held at the seminar. We hear the presentations of Rikard Warlenius, Andreas Ytterstad and Shora Esmailian. Warlenius is a journalist, PhD student in human ecology and Left Party city councillor in Stockholm. He has authored several books on climate issues. Ytterstad in a scholar of journalism and one of the leading figures of the Norwegian climate movement. In his writings, Ytterstad has specifically discussed the role of civil society in the struggle for a carbon-neutral future and environmentally sustainable employment. Esmailian is a journalist and has written a book about climate refugees.

The event also functioned as a publication event of the book ”The Politics of Ecosocialism”.

  • Broadcast: Monday 26th of October 2015, 20:00–22:00 (UTC+2)

  • Frequency: FM 98,4 (only in Tampere, Finland)

  • Internet broadcasting: TUNEIN

  • The programme will be listenable and downloadable in the programme archive (ohjelma-arkisto).

Radical Philosophy Conference 2015 – A Selection


Radical Philosophy is a UK-based journal of socialist and feminist philosophy, the first issue of which appeared in January 1972. The Radical Philosophy Conference 2015 took place in Germany (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin) and discussed topics such as Acceleration & the New, Artistic Strike, Secrecy & Surveillance, Queer Theory & Geopolitics, Pedagogization, Philosophy of the Essay-Film, Animalities, On Organisation.

Totuusradio plays a selection of the presentations held in the conference:

Frank Engster: The Conditions of Acceleration: Money as a Technique of Measurement
Claire Fontaine: Human Strike or an Art of Revolt
Fahim Amir: Zoooperaism – Provincialising the Human
Peter Hallward: What is a Political Party?

  • Broadcast: Monday 9th of March 2015,
    21:30–23:30 (UTC+2)

  • Frequency: FM 98,4 (only in Tampere, Finland)

  • Internet broadcasting: TUNEIN

More presentation-recordings
Radical Philosophy Conference 2015
Radical Philosophy home page

Berlin: Movements and Organizing


Capitalism normalizes, destroys and kills.

In this weeks Totuusradio, three Berliners, Manuel (International Network for Urban Research and Action), Robert, and Henning (Avanti), answer the following questions:


1) What is most urgent for the radical movements in Berlin right now? What is happening and what should or could happen next?

2) How can people, new in relation to the movements or the city, take part in the political actions in Berlin?

3) How would you describe contemporary German activism? What do you think are the biggest problems in the German movements?

4) How can we organize ourselves across Europe, and what are the most central problems in this project?

5) Do you think that Blockupy Frankfurt can play a central role in organizing the European movement?

6) What sort of concrete actions could take place in the German and in the European framework? What would you wish to happen?

7) How would you describe the most central problems of our capitalistic society?

8) What would you like to say to those listeners, who wonder, how they could participate in political movements, in the building of a new world without debt, shame and capitalistic repression?

This programme is not live, but you can still comment it by commenting on this article.

Let’s get radical and make the world a better place every day!

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  • Broadcast 1: monday 4th of november 2013, 22:00–00:00 (UTC+2)

  • Broadcast 2: friday 8th of november 2013, 22:30–00:30 (UTC+2)

  • Frequency: 98,4 (Tampere, Finland)

  • Internet-broadcasting: TUNEIN

  • The programme will be listenable and downloadable after the 2nd broadcast in the programme archive (ohjelma-arkisto).