The Autonomous Manifest of Siperia
Greetings to the conference of Micronations,
The micro-multitudes of the Social Center Siperia
We are here as a delegation of the Social Center Siperia to declare an area
in the deep forests in Eastern Helsinki autonomous from the capitalist modes
of production. From now on we resign all the laws, agreements and
regulations made by the EU, Finnish state or Helsinki city. Our demands are
those of justice, democracy and freedom, and a world containing many worlds.
The constitutive process of the Occupied Social Center Siperia began with a
squatting action in October 2002 because we need a place to be free from the
unequal laws, practices and continuous exploitation by state, city and
capital. We know that the prevailing system can not guarantee even the basic
needs of human life; food, clothes and shelter. Much further away is the
possibility to live free and make decisions about our lives.
Our governance is not one of representative democracy. Instead it is a
structure open to all who participate in the space we have occupied.
Everyone has an equal right to take part in decision-making. We have no
nationality nor citizenship; everyone who respects our principles is free to
come and go without passport or any other documents.
Our flag is a tricolour of red, black and green. The black is the colour of
sorrow and remembrance, the colour of resistance against racism, sexism and
homophobia. The red is the colour of blood, representing our struggle for
social justice and self-governance. The green is the colour of money and
weed, indeed, both of which we need. Oh yes, also of ecology and growth of a
The crowbar represents self-valorization and appropriation, the methods with
which we can make real the demands of the red-black-and-green. And to quote
Ani diFranco: "Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right."
From now on every breach against the territory of the Occupied Social Center
Siperia, for example an attempt of eviction, is considered as a declaration
of hostilities on which we will answer with appropriate means.
We encourage all our comrades around the world, from Lapland to Chiapas, to
struggle for autonomy, justice and freedom. We have a world to win.
ON EVERY SECOND MONDAY (May 24th...) at 18hrs House meeting. Wanna know more about Siperia or organise
something in the house? Come to the meeting!
If you wish to arrange a concert, a course or a film night in Siperia, read this!
Wed 19.5. Pirate Cinema: MIGRATION & MOVEMENT. La Haine, Dirty Pretty Things, Lilja
4-ever. Free entry, movies start at 18.
Fri 21.5. Summer opening - Live @ Siperia: ELINVOIMA, ÄSSÄMIX & PAARMA. Dj's:
Sat 22.5. Live @ Siperia: ECHO IS YOUR LOVE, BLACK CHAPLIN, HERO DISHONEST,
AIVOLÄVISTYS, RAKKAUS. Entrance 4e.
Sun 23.5. Squat cleaning day. Free entry, everybody welcome.
Ma 24.5.- June Two weeks of house repair and yard cleaning. Everyone is welcome to
help and work for a better Siperia.
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