Program of the 11th International Symposium - ACTUALIZED

January 22nd, 2014

Program of the 11th International Symposium against Isolation

We’re looking forward to meet all of you in Amsterdam.

Otherwise you are invited to join us via LIVE VIDEO STREAMING







Weteringschans 6-8, 1017 SG Amsterdam

Friday, 24th January, 2014 - 7.30 p.m.





18.30: Opening of the Symposium (Paradiso, cantine)

19:00: Entrance concert

19.30: Begin of Grup Yorum concert



10.00-12.30: Advanced democracy?


Jeromil, IT-specialist :  How NSA is spying the whole world

Prosecution of the CHD lawyers:

Jan Fermon, Vice President IADL,

Ties Prakken, advocat 

Thomas Eipeldauer, journalist

Grup Yorum: Artists council

Gentrification: Neslihan Şimşek Kızıl, Architects and Engineers of the People


13.30-17.30: New forms of struggle: Occupations: 


Resistance of Kazova workers (occupied and self-managed factory in Istanbul):


Metin Yegin(journalist), Türkan Albayrak(revolutionary workers movement), Turkey

Bloccupy Frankfurt ALB, Germany

Occupy Wall Street: Michael Marchman

Occupy move: Ramona Africa, USA

Meltem Halaceli, Journalist: Eye witness of the uprising in Antakya (city in Turkey on the Syrian border). 

Ahmet Kulaksiz, Lerzan Caner, Neslihan Şimşek Kızıl, Ingenieurs and architects of the People, Turkey

To arm a drug rehabilitation centre in Gazi. 

The thermal energy project created by ingenieurs and architects of the people for the slum  neighbourhood.  Firstly to supply the energy to the martyr’s families.

To create ‘people’s garden‘. Finaliye the shortice of food for the neighbourhood. 

To create ‘the people’s public health clinics’ very soon. 

18.30 - 23.00

18.30-18.45: Gezi resistance and the effects in Netherlands: Kubilay Basci, Cigdem Kaya (Gezi solidarity Forum Netherlands), Turkey



F Type- the movie


Break 20.45-21.15


21.15-23.00 People ́s uprisings


Julian Cortes, Landless peasants, Colombia

Ahmet Kulaksiz, Türkan Albayrak, Gezi Resistance

Thomas Eipeldauer, free-lance journalist (Junge Welt, Hintergrund), observer of Gezi  resistance 





10.00-14.00:  Imperialist intervention


Springs made by USA, situation in Middle East


Mohammed Safa, Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims, Lebanon

Ahmed Bensaada, writer, intellectual, doctor of physics, Algeria (video conference)

Desmond Ferndanes, Campacc, UK

Dr. Karam Khella, writer, philosoph, historian, Germany: Imperialism Today

NDFP, Philippines: The Taifun Haiyan harmed the Phillipinos. How imperialism tries to make profit of it?

Ademunyiwa Banjoko, All-African People ́s Revolutionary Party: Pan Africanism is anti-imperialist

Reactionary laws of EU and lawlessnes


Savannah Koolen, Yoonis Osman Nuur, We Are Here cooperative, Netherlands

Vincent de Jong, All Included Amsterdam

Radio Lora (Özkut Özkan) Media and expells

Tuncay Yilmaz, Anatolian Federation: Repressions against migrants in Germany

 14.00-15.00 break


15.00-19.00 : Political prisoners

Diarmuid Mac Dubhghlais, Irish Republican Sinn Fein, Ireland

Faiz Baluch: Prison isolation and disappearances in baluchistan in Pakistan ,

Lucas Restrepo: “Political prisoners in Colombia and peace agreement”


Mumia Abu Jamal ́s voice recording 


15.30-17.30 Movie: Mumia Abu Jamal- a long distance 




Lerzan Caner, TAYAD, Turkey: The latest rights violations in the F Type prisons

NDFP, Philippines

International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines: Adopt a Political Prisoner” campaign in the Philippines. 

Ramona Africa, The Move, USA


Paulette Dauteuil, Jericho Movement, USA

19.00-19.30 break


19.30-23.00: Latin America


Carlos Ernesto Rodríguez Etcheverry, Cuba Embassy 2nd Secretary

Antonio Carmona Baez, scholar of International Relations, Puerto Rican independence activist (Puerto Rican PP Oscar Lopez Rivera), Dutch solidarity group Vrienden van Venezuela

Julian Cortes - Anzorc, Landless peasants, Colombia

Guillermo Moncada, National Front of Popular Resistance, Honduras

Leandro Anton, Brazil, Porto Alegre




Symposium: 25-26 January, 2014


IIRE Conference Center

Lombokstraat 40