B-FEST 5: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF UTOPIA! /27-28-29 MAY 2016
A Cultural and Political Festival organised by Babylonia magazine
B-Fest is an international political festival, organized by the political journal Babylonia, in circulation for the past 12 years. B-Fest takes place in Athens, Greece, its first time in 2009, with attendance now reaching several thousand people. It was born at a time when society repudiated the logic of vanguard organizations and political representation, proposing instead the need for a real change that will come through participation and creation of social structures based on autonomy and self-limitation.
B-Fest is organized by an open assembly, functioning on the principles of direct democracy, anti-hierarchy, and self-organization. Entrance is free and open to voluntary contributions, which is its only economic source, since the organizers are not connected in any way with political parties, private businesses, and the State.
B-Fest hosts musical concerts, lectures, theatrical performances, cinematic projections, workshops, etc. Speakers at the previous festivals included Howard Zinn, Michael Albert, David Harvey, Naomi Klein, Robin Hahnel, Richard Stallman, Raul Zibechi, David Graeber, and other prominent radical intellectuals. This year the festival will take place for a fifth time, with participants from all over the world, amongst whom are: Julian Assange, Dilar Dirik, David Ames Curtis, Massimo De Angelis, Claudia Moatti, Jerome Roos, Chris Spannos, people from Rojava, activists from Calais (France) and many more.
“B-Fest”, the International Antiauthoritarian Festival of Babylonia magazine is back with internationally renowned speakers and artists!! After the successful organization of the festival in the past years that has attracted tens of thousands of people, B-Fest is back again this year, focusing on matters such as the refugee question, Europe’s transformation, direct democracy and contemporary emancipatory movements across Europe and the Middle East.
SPEECHES/CONCERTS/CINEMA/THEATRE/BOOK EXHIBITION/COMICS/ POLITICAL AND CULTURAL WORKSHOPS