Where do we go after Orlov Most [Eagle's Bridge]?

“On the 18th September 2012 at 7.00 p.m, The Red House presented Where do we go after Orlov most (Eagles’ Bridge)?’ in the Red Hall

A rash of protest movements has been shaking Europe and North America following “Occupy Wall Street”. From these protests in the US to equivalent demonstrations in Greece, Spain and the UK, we have witnessed a wave of demonstrations. There are many causes for this: higher education fees, student debts, drama with mortgages and the expense of health care. In Bulgaria in June 2012 this wave of protests led to the occupation of the Eagle’s Bridge to try and protect the forests and the Vitosha natural park. It created its faces, manifestos and history, leaving behind the feeling that what was taking place was a rehearsal for something bigger. The most important question it raised was ultimately, what actually took place at Orlov most (Eagles’ Bridge): was it “the birth of an active and independent civil society” or it was a generational revolt “of the children of transition” who have begun to take matters into their hands? Was it the protest of a well paid minority from the city centre with less meaning for the rest of the country, or a spark which would light the fire of change? Were the protesters left wing, right wing or apolitical? Will the energy of Orlov most (Eagles’ Bridge) be poured into an existing party, are its participants going to create their own party, or will those involved seek solutions from outside of the present political system? Where do we go after Orlov most (Eagles’ Bridge)?

With the participation of Borislav Sandov (The Greens political party), Maria Ivancheva (activist of Xaspel Social Centre), and a special video display by Kostadinka Kuneva (Bulgarian trade union organizer from Greece who, because of her active position in defending workers’ rights, was attacked with acid, subsequently generating a massive solidarity movement in Greece in 2008).”

Articol şi video pe site-ul Eurozine.

 

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