MANIFEST! UGTM 2007 (engl/ro)

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UGTM Values

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Freedom. Back in December 1989, Romania got its slice of freedom (according to

a famous quote of the time). The concept of freedom supported by UGTM is opposed

to those who believe that freedom is a gift from someone. We encourage everyone to live, create, communicate, travel, think and act freely.

Freedom must be a process of self awareness and practiced as such. Moreover, freedom must not be mistaken for mass delirium, nor the passivity of the spectator.



Individual responsability. UGTM is not trying to preach universal solutions.

Everyone has to find their own solution, their own life. UGTM is

only trying to provide a place and an opportunity for people to interact in a

meaningful way, to get to know and appreciate the different points of view, to

communicate and act together. There are hundreds of UGTM festivals, one for each

participant. Between two UGTM editions, there should be hundreds of events.

Involvment. UGTM exists due to the involvment, throughout the years, of many

people who have refused their roles of spectators. Their reasons were

very diverse, some have given up, maybe dissapointed, maybe defeated.

Most of the truly extraordinary moments we have witnessed are

long gone. UGTM is not an institution, UGTM only has sense and

substance through involvment and support.

Action. UGTM encourages people to get involved, to be active.

Express Yourself, be on stage the next year, organize underground events. Ask

the ones with an organisational experience, you will surely find support.

Anti-racism/anti-fascism/anti-xenofobia/anti-sexism/anti-homophobia.

A minimal comprehension of the concept and state of freedom would make this

paragraph redundant. However, we still live in a closed society in which fear

dominates reason, in which the individual suffocated by entertainment and

frustration finds the mysticism of the masses appealing, psychotic, comforting

and the pornography of violence full of satisfaction. One's value is judged by

ones actions not by the color of skin, sex or sexuality.

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Valorile UGTM

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Libertate. In Decembrie 1989, Romania si-a luat portia de libertate (conform

unei sintagme celebre din zilele acelea). Ideea de libertate sustinuta in UGTM

este opusa celor care cred ca libertatea se da cu portia. Sau celor care

cred ca libertatea se da de catre cineva. UGTM cauta sa incurajeze indivizii sa

traiasca, sa creeze, sa comunice, sa circule, sa gandeasca si sa se comporte

liber. Libertatea trebuie constientizata, asumata, exercitata. Mai mult,

libertatea nu trebuie confundata cu delirul in masa, si nici cu placiditatea

spectatorului.

Raspundere individuala. UGTM nu incearca sa predice sau sa prescrie retete

universale. Ii ramane fiecaruia sa-si gaseasca propria solutie, propria viata.

UGTM incearca doar sa ofere un loc si o ocazie pentru indivizi sa interactioneze

intr-un mod semnificativ, sa cunoasca si sa considere celelalte puncte de

vedere, sa comunice si sa faca actiuni impreuna. Exista sute de festivaluri

UGTM, cate unul pentru fiecare participant. Intre fiecare doua editii UGTM, sa

existe sute de actiuni.

Participare. UGTM exista datorita implicarii, de-a lungul timpului, a multor

indivizi ce au refuzat rolul de spectatori. Motivatiile acestora au fost din

cele mai diverse, unii au renuntat in cursul timpului, poate dezamagiti, poate

invinsi. Multe dintre momentele cu adevarat extraordinare la care unii dintre

noi au avut sansa sa fie martori, s-au pierdut pentru totdeauna. UGTM nu este o

institutie, UGTM are sens si substanta numai prin participare si sustinere.

Actiune. UGTM incurajeaza tanarul/tanara participant(a) la festival sa nu fie

pasivi. EXPRIMA-TE, gaseste-i pe cei ce vor sa se implice alaturi de tine, fii

tu pe scena anul viitor, organizeaza evenimente UG. Intreaba-i pe cei ce au

experienta in organizare, sigur vei gasi sprijin.

Anti-rasism/anti-fascism/anti-xenofobie/anti-sexism/anti-homofobie.

O minima intelegere a conceptului si starii de libertate ar face acest paragraf

redundant. Insa traim intr-o societate inca inchisa, in care frica primeaza

ratiunii, in care individul spectator, sufocat de entertaintment si asaltat de

lipsuri gaseste misticismul gloatei satisfacator, imbatator, psihotic,

confortabil, pornografia violentei plina de satisfactii. Valoarea unui om este

masura faptelor sale, si nu depinde de culoarea pielii, sex sau sexualitate.