LEFTIST ISLAND FESTIVAL
24-26 August 2018
Horány, Parti út 16.
Regatta Leisure Center
Layout of Regatta Leisure Center
24th August Friday
Latin America Day
From 8.00 a.m. Entry and registration continuously at the entrance
Lobby of the Big Hall
9.45-–9.55 Inauguration of Social Science and Leftist bookstore. Opening speech: by János Debreceni SZAB-activist. Bookshop manager: Zoltán Péntek.
Attila Vajnai, Chair of the European Left, László Kupi, Chair of Latin America Society.
10.10–12.00 Cuba and Venezuela resist
Facilitator: Iván Orosa Paleo, European Secretary of the Assembly of Resistances in Barcelona.
Speakers: Alicia Elvira Corredera Morales, Ambassador of the Cuban Republic, Raúl José Betancourt Seelanddel, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Venezuelan Republic.
12.00–13.00 The Legacy of Che Guevara (His 90 years Anniversary)
Speakers: Kupi László, Chair of Latin America Society, Gyula Hegyi, Vice-Chair of Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP).
Danube Island Hall
13.00–13.15 Exhibition of Political Caricature.
Operned by Géza Halász.
Marabu (Népszava), Pápai Gábor (Népszava).
Facilitator: János Debreceni, SZAB activist.
14.15–14.30 Chair of Alliance of Resitance Fighters and Antifascistss (MEASZ) and FIR Vilmos Hanti opens his Photo exhibition on Cuban People`s Life. Opening speech by Alicia Elvira Corredera Morales, Ambassador of Cuban Republic
14.30–15.30 Fighting against Energy Poverty
Facilitator: György Droppa, Charge d`affair of Danube Circle (Duna Kör)
Speakers: Ada Ámon, Chair of Energiaklub, Bence Tordai economist, sociologue, MP of Dialogue (Párbeszéd) Party, AttilaVajnai, Chair of European Left.
15.30–16.30 World Social Forum, Salvador de Bahia, 2018
Facilitator: Mátyás Benyik, Chair of ATTAC Hungary.
Speakers: Iván Orosa Paleo, European Secretary of the Assembly of Resistances in Barcelona, Mirek Prokes, Member of Prague Spring Two Network.
16.30–17.30 Elections in Mexico, Brazil and Nicaragua
Facilitator: (to be confimed later -TBC)
Speakers:Eduardo Correo Senior University Professor, Leo Gabriel, Member of World Social Forum International Council, Expert on Latin America.
17.30–18.00 Elections in Slovenia
Facilitator: Barbara Steiner, Director of Transform! Europe Network
Speaker: Luka Mesec, Chair of Levica.
From 18.00 hours Bowling Competition at the Entrance. Application at the registration or playing ground. Preparation and competition keeps on going. Everyone has three throws. Lead by János Debreceni, SZAB activist.
18.00–18.05 Video screening of Attila József`s poem entitled Hazám (My Country).
18.05–19.00 Attila József `s Anticapitalism
Talkshow between GyörgyTverdota Literary Historian, University Professor and Éva Vámos, Chair of Cultural Department of Alliance of Hungarian Juornalists, Chair of Friendly Club of MagyarDipló (Le Monde Diplomatique Hungarian Edition).
Reciter: Ferenc Rácz Artist.
19.00–19.10 Latin American Culture in the USA. Slideshow
Bank of river Danube
19.30–20.30 Camp fire
Fire master: Péter Róna, SZAB activist
20.30–22.00 Film Club.
Opening by Raúl José Betancourt Seelanddel, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Venezuelan Republic.
Venezuelan documentary entitled “La revolución no será transmitida” on the coup d`etat of 2002, with Hungarian subtitle.
25th August Saturday
From 9.00 a.m. New participants`registration continuously at the entrance.
9.30–10.45 Education in peril
Facilitator: Eszter Sebestyén jounalist, activist.
Speakers: Istvánné Szöllősi, Ex-Chair of Teachers` Trade Union, András Hrabák University Professor, Gábor Erőss, Education Expert of Párbeszéd Party, Municipal Representative, Gábor Finta Teacher.
10.45–12.00 Healthcare in peril
Speakers: Gyula Kincses Ex-State Secretary of Healthcare, Zoltán Komáromi General Practitioner, Péter Buzási Physician, Vice-Chair of European Left.
12.00–12.45 Writer-Readers` meeting. Talkshow between György Moldova
and Attila Vajnai, followed by author`s book dedication.
13.30–15.30 Armement is the Hall of War – Conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, North Africa and Asia
Facilitator: András Balogh Historian, Diplomat, University Professor.
Speakers: Tamás Krausz Historian, University Professor, Győző Lugosi Historian, Gábor Székely Historian, followed by the authors`book dedication.
15.30–16.00 Virág Erdős recites her own poems, followed by book dedication.
16.00–17.30 Migration in Europe
Facilitator: Nóra Köves Expert on Human Rights, Eötvös Károly Public Policy Institute.
Speakers: Tibor Szanyi, MEP, József Böröcz University Professor of Rutgers Sliman Ahmed, Chair of Europe for Africa Foundation.
17.30–18.30 Writer -Readers meeting. Talkshow with Ferenc Baranyi poet and translator.
Opened by Sándor Jámbor, Commercial Director of Kossuth Publishing House
Reciter: Judit Merényi Artist.
After the talkshow the author dedicates his newest book entitled “Tótágas”.
18.30–19.30 Social Care in Zugló (14th District) és Angyalföld (13th District of Budapest)
Levezető elnök: János Debreceni SZAB activist.
Előadók: Szabó Rebeka Vice-Mayor, dr. Magdolna Karácsonyi, Vice-Mayor, Deputy Notary, Head of Social Department.
20.15–20.45 In memoriam Iván Harsányi Hispanologist
Memorial Speech by Gábor Székely, Editor of International Yearbook of Workers Movement History.
Reciter: András Kemény.
20.45–21.15 Commemoration of an Antifascist Resistance Fighter.
Vilmos Hanti, Chair of MEASZ FIR as well as Judit Róna, SZAB aktivist symbolically inaugurate the plaque of Endre Ságvári Antifasist Resistance Fighter. Commemorating Antifascist Martyrs.
Performers: Mihály Nagyváradi Szűcs, Vice-Chair of MEASZ and Ságvári Choir.
21.15–21.45 Cultural proram. Songs in five languages by Balázs Mészáros
Danube Island Hall
21.45–23.00 Film Club. Documentary entitled “Requiem for the American
Dream” with Noam Chomsky, Hungarian subtitle.
Introduction by: József Böröcz Professor of Rutgers University and Kelly
Nyks, one of the writers and directors of the film.
26th August Sunday
From 8.30 a.m. New participants`registration continuously at the entrance.
9.00–10.30 World political and economic situation and its impact on Hungary in Marxist Approach
Facilitator: Gábor Szász Professor emeritus.
Speakers: Annamária Artner economist, University Professor, György Wiener Social Scientist followed by authors` book dedication.
10.30–12.00 Municipality self-government, Chances of the Left on the Municipalities and the European Parliamentary elections.
Facilitator: János Debreceni SZAB activist.
Speakers: Zoltán Tóth and Dezső Avarkeszi electoral experts, followed by book dedication.
12.00–13.30 Debate of Party Chairs
Gergely Karácsony, Co-Chair of Párbeszéd, Bertalan Tóth, Chair of MSZP and Attila Vajnai, Chair of the European Left.
Facilitator: Gyula Hegyi, Chair of the Left Grouping of MSZP.
13.30–14.15 Ady and the Proletariat
Talkshow between Imre Payer poet, Literary Historian and Éva Vámos, Chair of Cultural Department of Alliance of Hungarian Juornalists, Chair of Friendly Club of MagyarDipló (Le Monde Diplomatique Hungarian Edition).
Reciter: András Kemény.
15.00–16.15 The process of elimination of the environmental protection
Facilitator: Droppa György, Charge d`affaire of Danube Circle (Duna Kör), SZAB activist.
Speakers: István Józsa, Chair of Environmental Protection Department of MSZP, Márta V. Naszályi Municipaity Representative, Counsellor of Environmental Protection.
16.15–16.30 Festival Closing. Attila Vajnai, Chair of European Left, Imre Komjáthi, Vice-Chair of MSZP, Chair of Public Workers` Trade Union, György Droppa SZAB activist.
Venue: Regatta Leisure Center – Parti str. 16., Horány/about 25 kms North of Budapest
By Intercity bus: from Ujpest City Gate via Dunakeszi until the Horány ferry (20 minutes) to the island. From the ferry stop to the leisure center ias about 10 minutes walk.
By car: from Dunakeszi by ferry or from the direction of Szentendre via the Tahi bridge you can reach the Szentendre Island (via Leányfalu, Tahitótfalu and Szigetmonostor).
Prices per person:
Friday-Saturday -Sunday – 3 days (accomodation for 2 nights, 5 meals, holiday tax + registration fee):
single room: HUF 37,000 (EUR 120) , double room: 22,000 (EUR 75), quadruple room: 12,750 (EUR 40), octuple room: HUF 10,750 (EUR 35)
Saturday-Sunday –2 days (accomodation for one night, breakfast, 3 meals, holiday tax + registration fee):
single room: HUF 19,100 (EUR 65) , double room: HUF 11,600 (EUR 30) , quadruple room: HUF 7,850 (EUR 26), octuple room: HUF 6,000 (EUR 20)
One day without accomodation (2 meals and registration fee): HUF 1,900 (EUR 3.50)
Tents/day HUF 1,500 (EUR 3),
Registration fee/day (without meals and accomodation): HUF 500 (EUR 1.70)
Rooms in Regatta: –2– 4–6–8 beds/room
Contact persons: General info from Gyuri Droppa (English and Potugese) firstname.lastname@example.org, Matyas Benyik (English, French,Spanish) email@example.com,
Room distribution by Klara Anyiszonyan firstname.lastname@example.org (speaking Russian)
For prepayment the bank account number will be sent directly to you by e-mail.