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(en) Czech, Prague, afed.cz: Anarchist Book Fair --- The fourth edition of the popular "bukféru" is behind us. What did he look like? [machine translation]

Date Tue, 7 Jun 2016 16:14:10 +0300

In Prague on Saturday, May 14 was held the fourth annual Anarchist Book Festival. Like last year, it hosted an autonomous social center Clinic. Although instead of three days, this time it was only for one day, it does not detract from the importance and quality. ---- In late morning clinic opened its doors and started to come first eager visitors who might own discretion contribute any amount to cover the costs of the festival. The weather was good, so the main part Bookfair, therefore, stands individual activist groups, publishers and distribution took place in the garden Clinic. There was also the day most alert noise. Also available here is not only mental food - there was a bar with drinks and a voluntary contribution scullery, after which it was impossible vegan delicacies than happy to lick. Bustled here and a considerable number of children who could play around in the sandbox together or draw or invent their own games without adult interference. They'll again be able to "play" at the workshop production of feminist templates that organize nemrAFKy. Outdoors Clinic also hosted a stage for musical workshop "Songs of Resistance" and the band readings. This debate excerpts from books Hidden Treasures , Last Kiss Lenin and Exodus .

Two long rows of tables were overflowing with mostly political prints. Their stalls here have Antifascist Action (older publications, but especially T-shirts and other accessories), Salem (choice of Zizkov infoshop), Kris (foreign materials on radical social work), JakoDoma (practical manuals and feminist T-shirts), the London Active distribution (lots English books), CrimethInc, ABC (especially material about police campaign against anarchists, but also boards with addresses of political prisoners around the world with comment on their kauzách) Broken books (Olomouc publishers with new and older titles), Viennese Baho books ( books and brochures in German) Prehistory (heap underground literary creation), Plav (magazine for world literature) initiative No racism! (new issue of Moment , themed shirts and bags) Collectively Against Capital (old materials and new issue of Class books ). Besides other that they could also publishing AF, which are in addition to oodles of other publications offering news to his workshop (book History of anarcho-syndicalism ), as well as those to which we contributed something (a book of Exodus and Rinaldova way ).

"Lecture Hall" Clinic was another important venue for the festival. Shortly after noon, the program was launched in an interactive presentation of women on the road . One part of the wall formed comics and other performance itself, which means moderating several women with the audience created a story of a woman who meets the physical, psychological, institutional and economic violence. Played part was completed by the introduction of the real protagonist of this story, which will then answer questions from the audience about their fate and experiences eg. Access to police and shelters. The performance was part of the campaign group Action Ostrava with homeless people.

Next on the agenda was the presentation of the KPK last strike in Brno factory IGW. It was a thorough presentation of the work that the team gave KPK's analysis strikes, especially in factory conditions and nature of production, which had a decisive influence on its success. Its conclusions are summarized also in some detail in your newsletter class book . The strike was as important the participation of workers and perseverance and unity, as well as activity and duration. If someone wants to understand the dynamics of struggles in the workplace, should have read this particular material. It obliges to reflect on strike in contexts that usually do not see the damage and the strikers themselves are sometimes not even see themselves. The lesson lecture was so well thought-warning abbreviations to say if it was here, it will go elsewhere.

After the third hour of the hall rushed interested typography and even publishing various publications. Although the meeting was announced as the panel discussion, it was more relaxed chat show in which everyone could enter, especially at the opening circle, where they talked about their own publishing activities and motivations. There were memories of anarchist publications in the 90s and comments regarding the changes to the present day. Our discussion touched on the question of collectivity in the creation and publication of follow-up proposal on building technical facilities that would serve the benefit of the entire movement. There has been some criticism on the books, it was not spared revue Existence . Fell consensus that although content is growing, but graphically has stagnated. And as this state, and not just the existence , change for the better? Partly it depends on the ability to communicate movement in a way that there were effective exchange of experience and cooperation of anarchist publishers and typographers. It turned out that the book festival is an excellent platform to search for common paths.

Bookfair program continued to lecture Anarchist Black Cross of the repressive campaign against anarchists. In addition to a summary of the case and the current situation of the defendants also informed about the current repression in the country (such as illegal inspections bytes), or generally about the mechanisms of police provocation, infiltration etc. During the discussion sounded from the audience several examples that highlighted the similarities practices and post-communist StB police.

Followed by a discussion with Ondra Slacálkem and Bob Kurík on the topic of people from anarchist perspectives. The debate took place in the "amphitheater" in the garden Clinic and was attended by quite a lot of people. To a pair of speakers is joined by Ernest Doe. The topic was the possibility of the anarchist movement to work with the term nation. While Bob Kurík in his introduction to the debate Limited to the nation that we should organize for non-nationalist foundations, Andrew Slacálek argued that it is intellectually convenient concept of a nation totally discard. There will be a category Czechness objectively exists (although it does not necessarily have a guy who comes from the Czech Republic, for example, but also those who immigrated here and feel at home here), for the latter can be consistent antinacionalismus paternalistic. To illustrate the embarrassment of anarchists in the demonstration, where Roma brought Czech flag. Grasp and handle Czechdom us by Andrew Slacálka it allows you to fill it with positive connotations (eg assistance to refugees in the Czech Team) and deal with the dark chapters in our history (perhaps with the participation of Czechs on the Roma Holocaust). The discussion then sounded questions, for example, on how to respond to the instrumentalization of the nation's authoritarian policies and whether Pot et al. They pose a real danger. (Given that the topic is much more complicated and trying to cope with it for so many generations of anarchists, we hope that this debate is transferred, for example, on page existence .)

Anarchist Book Fair was concluded with acoustic performances by several artists. Finally, it is clear that this year was a success.

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