Lukupiiri huhti-toukokuu 2024: Toni Negri-Marx Beyond Marx (1979)

Luetaan yhdessรค Toni Negrin kirja Marx Beyond Marx: Lessons on the Grundrisse. Lukupiiri alkaa tiistaina 9.4. klo 17:00 ja kokoontuu Lymyssรค (Pengerkatu 6) kahden viikon vรคlein.Ensimmรคiselle kerralle luetaan kirjan johdannon ja ensimmรคinen luku (Lesson One. The Grundrisse, an Open Work). Tervetuloa!

Kirjan PDF-versio lรถydรคt tรครคltรค.


This is an English translation of one of the most crucial documents in European Marxism since . . . well, since maybe ever. The work of Antonio Negri, as part of the variegated movement on the Italian left known most easily as Autonomia, brings to realization an overwhelming new set of possibilities in the theory and in practice of class struggle. No political movement in the world in the 1970’s opened up more revolutionary potential for liberation than the Italian Autonomia, and no expressions of its history exceed Negri’s in transformative power and conceptual brilliance.

Antonio โ€œToniโ€ Negri (1933-2023) oli italialainen vallankumouksellinen, joka toimi autonomisissa yhteiskunnallisissa liikkeissรค. Hรคnen autonomimarxilaisella ajattelunsa ja kirjansa ovat vaikuttaneet maailmanlaajuisesti. Voit lukea Negrin elรคmรคstรค ja vaikutuksesta suomalaisiin liikkeisiin Komeetassa julkaistusta muistokirjoituksesta.

Friends’ Day Waffles (Feb 17)

On the Saturday after Friends’ Day we invite you to Lymy from 12โ€“4 pm to join us in a casual celebration of friendship, camaraderie and love. We’ll sell vegan waffles and coffee drinks including our spicy seasonal specialty. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

โ€œFriends do not share any โ€˜thingโ€™ (an emergence, a law, a place, a taste): they are always already shared through the experience of friendship. Friendship is the sharing which precedes all sharing because what it shares is the simple fact of existing, life itself. And it is this partition without object, this original consent that constitutes politics.โ€ โ€” Giorgio Agamben, Lโ€™amitiรฉ (2007)

Support Weekend of Film Screenings for Solidarity Minded (Jan 26-28)

Lymy + Solidarity Minded present a support weekend of film screenings featuring independent shorts from Kurdistan (Iraq), Lebanon, and Ukraine โ€“ all of which are places where Solidarity Minded volunteered in 2023. DIY films from previous editions of the anticapitalist Copenhagen Underground Film Festival, the group from which SM was born out of, will also be featured in the programme. Solidarity Minded itself is a mutual aid collective providing free therapy and mental health support in places where it is scarce to non-existent.

In 2024, Solidarity Minded will collaborate with Repair Together and other local recovery and rehabilitation initiatives in Kyiv to provide free therapy, education, art, workshops, and cultural events for those impacted by the fascist full-scale invasion and temporary occupation. The collective anticipates reaching volunteers, journalists, displaced persons, LGBTQIA+ folks, veterans, active fighters, and more with its psychosocial support programmes.

To read more about SM, you can visit: | Interested in joining the collective and volunteering? You can meet one member (Rayan) on the nights of the events or can contact us at:

Entry is donation based, and all funds raised will support basic living costs to make full-time, year round mutual aid on the ground possible. Solidarity Minded volunteers full time and has no other source of income, every penny counts and goes a long way! We recommend a donation in the range of 2 – 15 euros.


Friday 26th – Lebanon:

   18:30 doors open

   19:00 Perhaps Today [dir. Nadine Asmar / 6']

   19:30 There Must Be Something Wrong [dir. Karim Nadr / 17']

   20:00 Anywhere But Here [dir. Charbel Couchany / 7']

   20:30 In The Absence Of Light [dir. Charbel Chouchany / 6']

Saturday 27th – Kurdistan:

   18:30 doors open

   19:00 Qelershk (Raven) [dir. Shukri Mahmood / 2016 / Iraq / 21']

   19:40 My Clayey Conception [dir. Zanyar Muhammadineko / 2017 / Iran / 3']

   20:00 Evan: A Survivorโ€™s Story [dir. Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi / 2018 / UK/Kurdistan / 18']

   20:30 Nu Jin (New Life) [dir. Veysi Altay / 2015 / Kurdistan / 48']

Sunday 28th – Ukraine:

   18:30 doors open

   19:00 Strong In Spirit  [dir. Slavik Bihun / 2018 / 23']

   19:45 Unavailable (Tera) [dir. Nikon Romanchenko / 2018 / 27']

   20:30 Charcoal  [dir. Anastasiya Maksymchuk / 2020 / 18']

Synopsis of films shown:

Films from Lebanon:

Perhaps Today / dir: Nadine Asmar / 6:20
A woman in Beirut repeats the same routine each day hoping for something different

There Must Be Something Wrong / dir: Karim Nadr / 17:10
In the midst of a pandemic, a Lebanese man experiences a dystopian isolation catalyzed by Kafkaesque technology and virtual relations

Anywhere But Here / dir: Charbel Couchany / 7:23
A young Lebanese man in Sicily is stuck in a surrealist loopโ€ฆ in his underpants

In The Absence Of Light / dir: Charbel Chouchany / 6:00
A failed actor in Georgia in his mid-20s is torn between joining a burgeoning resistance movement or to pursue his dream

Films from Kurdistan:

โ€œQelershk (Raven)โ€
Shukri Mahmood | 2016 | Iraq | 21′
A Yazidi painter who, after escaping ISIS captivity in 2014 but not their daily threats, continues devoting his life to art and portraying the living history and memory of his people in Kurdistan.

โ€œMy Clayey Conceptionโ€
Zanyar Muhammadineko | 2017 | Iran | 3′
A short video portrait of a Kurdish veteran of war who finds peace in his work with clay.

โ€œEvan: A Survivorโ€™s Storyโ€
Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi | 2018 | UK/Kurdistan | 18′
After fleeing Kurdistan from ISIS as a journalist covering the Peshmarga front lines, this documentary (created and also directed by his translator) shows the difficulties of todayโ€™s asylum seeking process and the stress it bears on families who are kept apart by borders and unjust immigration practices.

โ€œNu Jin (New Life)โ€
Veysi Altay | 2015 | Kurdistan | 48′
Nu Jin is centered around a YPJ battalion in Kobane and tells the stories of the everyday women who have dedicated their lives wholly to revolution in the mid-2010s.

Films from Ukraine:

Strong In Spirit – 23:02 | Dir. Slavik Bihun (2018) | The harrowing survival story of one of the first political prisoners following Maidan and the Russian occupations of 2014. The documentary retells the corruption, false imprisonment and torture of Yuriy Yatsenko and the lengths in which he had to go to in order to survive and return home.

Unavailable (Tera) – 27:12 | Dir. Nikon Romanchenko (2018) | Lyuba works at a confectionery factory in a small town in the West, her son is in the war zone in the East of the country and there is no connection with him. Lyuba goes in search of his son in an unfamiliar territory.

Charcoal – 18:42 | Dir. Anastasiya Maksymchuk (2020) | โ€œShe draws with charcoal to get the memories out of herself, she parties hard to kill the taste of trauma, until one mysterious phone call forces her to face it all again. “Charcoal” has an aesthetics of a dark nightmare and is based on the interviews of Ukrainian political prisoners, documenting their experiences of captivity in the hands of the Russian occupants in Donbass.”

Burning Down the Gingerbread House (Dec 16)

โ€œโ€˜Burning Down the Houseโ€™ […] was a metaphor for destroying something safe that entrapped you.” โ€“ David Byrne on the Talking Heads song title

Join us in celebration of the approaching winter solstice over some seasonal coffee drinks and pastries this coming Saturday (December 16) at Lymy (Pengerkatu 6) from noon to 4 pm.


Preorder a T-shirt to support Lymy!

Silkscreen print in 2 colors on Natural White Heavy Cotton for 25โ‚ฌ. Send us an email with your preferred size to and we’ll give you the payment details. Pickup at Lymy (schedule to be confirmed later via email).

Not sure what size to get? Search for “Gildan Heavy Cotton size chart” and compare the measurements to your favourite fitting t-shirt.

Winter Clothing Swap โ€” Rags to Commons (Dec 2)

Welcome to our winter clothing swap on Saturday December 2 at 12-16. The idea is simple: bring nice clothes to share and/or take cool clothes to wear. Bโ€“)

You’re also welcome to sit down for a coffee while you wait for new arrivals

Left-over clothes will be saved for the next clothing swap or donated away. You may also take your pieces back at the end of the clothing swap.

๐’ช๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐“…๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐‘”๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐‘”๐‘’๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘”๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“๐‘’๐’น

Autumn Aroma, Part 3: Savor the Memories (Nov 18)

If you haven’t already, now is the time to introduce your warmest winter boots into your footwear rotation. Follow the trail of lightly frozen brown maple leaves to Lymy (Pengerkatu 6) this Saturday (November 18) where you are invited to savor the memories of the pumpkin spice life in common. Coffee and cheesecake (vegan and gluten-free!) sold from 12-16.

This is the third and last part of the Autumn Aroma series of pop-up cafรฉs. The first part (First Whiffs) was on October 14 and the second part (Pumpkin Spice Life in Common) on November 4. Stay tuned for a clothing swap in December!