Radical Sunday School: Learning about the Vrije Bond

Sunday 28 january 2024, Radical Sunday School: Learning about the Vrije Bond, from 18:00 till 20:00.

In this Sunday’s session, we’ll be talking with a comrade from the Vrije Bond (https://www.vrijebond.org/groepen/vrije-bond-amsterdam/) about anarchist federations, the work that VB does for local movements, how they help spread anarchist practices, and how mutual aid is essential to building the kind of world we want! This isn’t a lecture – we want to open a dialogue, so come with questions, with experiences you want to share, and with your proposals for actions we can take together!

From the Vrije Bond website: “De Vrije Bond is a collection of people who strive for a different society. A society without hierarchies, without oppression and exploitation of people and animals and without depletion of the environment. An anarchist society, in which people deal with each other on the basis of equality. The people within the Free Union are in their own way, in their own city, neighborhood, work or action group, bringing such a society closer: through direct actions, organizing or conducting discussions, writing articles or providing information. The Vrije Bond serves as a platform to meet, exchange experiences, develop theory, devise strategies, but also to set up or support activities together.”

The formal education system affects us all. Not only are we forced to attend schools growing up, but academic research shapes our governments, our news, and how we view the world around us. As much as many of us want to believe in the promise of institutional education, the sad fact is that our schools and universities are undemocratic and elitist. They perpetuate inequalities instead of giving people the tools to fight them. This world is fucked.

Here at Radical Sunday School, though, we know that another world is possible. Everyone should be able to direct their own learning, to grow together with their communities, and to live as though they’re already free. There are countless examples of movements already putting these ideas into practice. This collective is trying to follow in their footsteps, organizing to explore new ways of learning based on principles of autonomy, mutual aid, and egalitarianism.

This is not intended to be a course that you would have to follow all the way through. Jump in and out whenever you like. Sessions will be held every Sunday, except for every second Sunday of the month (when Joe’s Garage is having an open assembly)

Radical Sunday School
radicalsundayschool [at] riseup [dot] net