The radical practices and visions of the 1989/90 revolutions in Eastern Europe have had no place in history told as the triumph of capitalism. But councils, assemblies, and Round Tables worked through state-socialism’s failings while keeping its original promise in sight. Their aborted projects appear as relevant now, as they were then. They can be recovered from documents and individualised memory. This intervention gathers them into a manifesto for our dissident ecological, feminist, solidary, and radically democratic futures.
The statement was performed on Nov 7th 2019, at Sala Omnia, former assembly hall of the Romanian Communist Party, as part of Upon Us All Equally, tranzit statements for the future. ro.tranzit.org/en/project/0/2019-11-07/upon-us-all-equally
Thanks to Attila Tordai-S. for support and camera.