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(en) Czech, Existence no. 3/2017: We need utopia [machine translation]
Sat, 8 Jul 2017 10:26:58 +0300
Another world is possible. Do not be afraid to dream about it, do not hesitate to go to
him. Inspiration can be the summer issue of our anarchist revue. ---- Summer number
anarchist revue, Existence is devoted to a topic that is unduly neglected by us, as if we
had kept impose its inappropriateness, confirmation of "common sense" and "need to be
realistic." Only two concepts are mere constructs tributary its time and ruling ideology.
We called the theme "we need utopia" and we want him to point out the indisputable
importance of imagination in the process of resistance against authority, and in the
struggle for a better society. ---- Anarchists are berating into dreamers and utopians. It
is not about anything, what we should be ashamed. In fact, it is our priority, that must
not be taken under any circumstances. It will be necessary always and everywhere, even in
the event that we have reached such proportions of which we dream today. It is never
closed and nothing is still room for improvement and where to go.
Utopia as a literary genre dates from the same famous works of the English humanist
Thomase Moora. It is a literary tendency depicting imaginary social structures in other
parts first, and later at other times of the world. Much of the work that can pigeonhole
this into place, but constructs a fixed and immutable order, often driven by an
enlightened authority. However, they are interested rather they utopia, which is
characterized by freedom, openness and casual work. In our main topic ie mainly follow the
line of anti-authoritarian utopia and try to explain why it is so important for us, what
should not be ignored and which way should proceed. Shortly we reflect on the meaning and
dystopia that warn against various forms of totalitarianism, and antiutopias to convince
us that a better world is not just possible, whether he should present any flies.
Dystopia illustrate our presence that is more than anything else characterized neoliberal
hegemony governed Thatcherite slogan "There is no alternative". Is the motto of
neoliberalism kills dreams, offering instead a consumer substitutes, and announced the end
of history. Therefore, it is important to squeeze out from under the paving password
Parisian revolt of 1968, which proclaimed, "All power to the imagination" and shouted:
"Let's be realistic, enter impossible." Our ideas and actions have standing because they
have the magic power to push the boundaries of the possible. Utopia past is a reality
today. The ruling ideologues are aware of, and to eliminate effective resistance must
atomize society and get rid of social imagination.
Anarchists do not tend to design detailed plans of future society. Our principles are the
foundation of freedom and equality. Since that depends on a variety of organizational
procedures, structures and approaches. Utopia is for us first of all attempt to formulate
collective aspirations and desires, as well as the classics of the genre means criticism
of the existing oppression and inequality. It is necessary to adhere to these principles,
discuss them and expand the space of freedom. Their application allows many ways, adhering
to the one we are no different from our ideological opponents.
We decided to dismantle the three literary and theoretical work, which can serve as a
starting point for further ideas, discussions and screenings own. First, we book News from
Utopia (1890) by Williama Morrise, the concept of exempt work influences acting upon it,
and also what influenced those who came after him. Then we transfer to Latin America,
where faith in the Argentine anarchist Pierre Quiroule issued in 1914, his utopian work of
the American city of anarchists . Newer view of utopian thinking approach brings books
Utopistika (1998) by the sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein. The development on the basis of
previous estimates, what are the possibilities for the future. The theme complements the
search for the utopian genre of ancient culture and a few observations from the work of
famous anarchists who likes relying on science, Petra Kropotkina.
For a utopia among others fighting near the European area. Kurdish militia which supports
in place a group of anarchist "interbrigadists" bravely facing the Islamic state and the
hostility of the Turkish state. At the same time on the territories that are under their
protection, they implement democratic ideas konfederalismu. Its foundations are read in an
older interview (2011), led by Janet Biehlová Kurdish environmentalist and social activist
And what else? The history of the anarchist movement resembles a thorough description of
the international anarchist congress, which took place in Amsterdam in 1907, and attended
by two representatives z Cech, Karel Vohryzek and Ladislav Knotek. Vadim Damier
theoretical text explores the relationship between anarchism and nationalism. A
conversation with Mikola Dziadokem closer to the anarchist movement, resistance and
repression in Belarus. At the interview follows an excerpt from his book Parallel world in
color depicting the punishment of solitary confinement in Belarusian prisons.
Three reviews acquainted with feminist magazine Audacity , a new number anarchist magazine
A-counter and a book by David Graeber Utopia rules . And of course there is the texts of
the last three numbers of wall papers A3 , newsletter Anarchist Federation and the list of
events of local anti-authoritarian movement for the last three months, which is dominated
by a report from this year's May Day, a description of actions to support Squatting or
looking back for the fifth year Anarchist Book Festival.
We wish you inspiring reading.
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