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(en) Chile, Chronicle of the 1st Book Fair of Santiago and Anarchist Propaganda (pt) [machine translation]
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:20:40 +0300
On Saturday 12 and Sunday, May 13, 2012, was the 1st Book Fair and Anarchist Propaganda in
Santiago, Chile. The massive turnout, the pleasant atmosphere among the participants and
the fulfillment of diverse program activities allowed the meeting to develop fully and
successfully. The following is a brief review, since the coordination of the event, what
was this authentic culture libertarian party. ---- The organization, propaganda and the
space Although the idea of ââholding a meeting of this kind was in the air for several
years, the desire to realize it came from a small group of related, in recent months in
2011. After conducting a brief survey among comrades on the feasibility of the Fair, and
given the positive response, we invite all initiatives known anarchist propaganda in the
Chilean region of different characteristics and trends.
The proposal was received positively and
started the preparations and coordination meetings. On March 23 there was a dinner
solidarity to raise funds. Grace it was possible to acquire some
necessary equipment and print posters to publicize the meeting. However,
almost all advertising was done through the Internet.
One of the complications of this phase was to define the location for the fair because it
a location away from the center of Santiago would not attract many people, and would
more complicated for the comrades of other cities. Although not
we could have a central and easily accessible, but a host of neighbors
in a nearby neighborhood, the broad dissemination of explanatory maps and goodwill
public, allowed the Fair was very busy. It was not in calculations
one of the large number of participants was that the assessment of several
compas, easily exceeded one thousand. Companions came from different parts
the country (La Serena, ValparaÃso, San Antonio, Rancagua, Talca, ChillÃn, ConcepciÃn,
Talcahuano, Temuco, Valdivia, Punta Arenas), and also some of Lima, Montevideo and
The last problem that arose was the time, because in case of rain the area would
reduced and reduced assistance. Fortunately it did not. It recommends
make new versions of the Fair in months in terms more favorable climate. The
use of facilities, located in El Lingue No. 330, City of Central Station,
was not the best place for this type of event, because there was no good division of areas
for discussions and workshops.
Notwithstanding the above, I at one time and the adjustment of the schedule, the
multiple activities could develop normally. There were discussions,
lectures, book presentations, video conferences, live music, exhibitions
photographic, theatrical interventions, workshops for children. And parallel to this,
there were about 50 tables of disclosure, publishers, libraries, newspapers, and several
anarchic propaganda initiatives.
With some trepidation, we went early equipping process the location for the Fair. Not
know for sure if the call was successful and was also likely
the police and the bourgeois press bother to come because they knew the event because
when there was accompanying police coordinated the journey (at various meetings) and
Las Ultimas Noticias, one of the largest circulation newspapers in Chile, had published
a broad statement of the event in its issue of Friday, May 11. Apparently,
press did not come, and only made a carabinieri patrol usual. The presence of
undercover officers, is a fact. However, nobody stopped the development
When they were 11 hours of the morning, all space was full, and people
kept coming. There was times when walking was really complicated.
However, the activities could be performed.
That day was a forum coordinated by the CSO Los Lecheros of Valparaiso, on the
knowledge generation in universities and libertarian spaces. Then there was a
table on media anarchists. Due to time constraints, the
companions could only present the initiatives. They were: Mauricio Morales Radio
Noise and Metiendo, both of ConcepciÃn; Sinapsis Video-magazine, magazine policy y
Sociedad Solidaridad and periodic El Surco, all of Santiago; Acracia the journal
Valdivia; journal AcciÃn Direct Lima, and Valparaiso Radio conscience. In
Then we had a table on trade unions and student movements, where he spoke a
member of the Spanish CNT and the FEL [federation of libertarian students]. After
addition, it was time for lunch in common: lentils with quinoa.
Later there was the presentation of three books: "Ciudadanxs in," Ediciones Sin
Name (ConcepciÃn) and tapers Tus Ideas (Santiago), "Una introducciÃn al anarchism,"
published by CRA, and "we were Creyeron rebaÃo" Editorial QuimantÃ. There was also
an interesting forum coordinated by Pikete Legal, along with "81 razones"
on the prison system, its history and repressive legislation in the country. At that
day also happened workshops on Internet safety and layout of books.
We were accompanied by the singing of "Nido del Cuco," troubadour of Montevideo.
Sunday was slower than Saturday. Not many people like the day
above, but in the afternoon, the spaces were filled. Some technical complications
sound and computing, have forced us to adjust the order of activities, but
problems were solved. These things should be improved in future
The day began with a forum on the authority relations of men and women
libertarians. The activities were coordinated by the companions of Huelga
Vientres and Flower Litre. Then came a lecture on anti-militarism, in charge of
a member of the video magazine Sinapsis. She was followed by the launching of the journal
Viscera, edited by some comrades in Germany and Chile. That day, lunch at
common was pasta with sauce.
Had the presentation of several books: "En la calle", Publisher of Buenos Madreselva
Aires, "How it protects al violence in State" by Peter Gelderloos, edited by
Ediciones Ediciones Crimental and ignition, "Cuando la patria kills. La historia del
Julio Rebosio anarchist ", Victor MuÃoz," Lyric rebellions "of Jose Domingo
Rojas GÃmez, edited by CSO Los Lecheros of Valparaiso; A book about the VOP
(1969-1972) published by Memoria Negra.
That day there was also talk of a busy Mauricio Morales and another on
antiprisÃes struggles today with the participation of fellow defender People.
A Fellow of the Radio Mauricio Morales gave a presentation on anarchism in
Concepcion, since 1988 until today, highlighting the importance of this region in
rearticulation of the movement after the dictatorship. There were workshops on safety
Internet and book binding. He also had a dramatic intervention. In music
monitoring: La Trova Record, the Libertarian and Felipe Lira Synapsis.
A small balance
Despite some problems and details that must be overcome in new contracts,
issues that we mentioned above, the result of the Fair is rated very
positively by participants and coordinators. It should be noted that this is the
first of its kind in this region, which fortunately was conducted in an environment
pleasant among comrades, and even between various trends and
libertarian initiatives that do not get along with each other. A good impression
was spinning in the air. Some wish to replicate the Fair in other cities, and even
in other countries. It is motivation and procedure to free enterprise.
The aims have been achieved, ie, the event can the various
initiatives to meet, so that new contacts and relationships emerge. The
Fair encouraged the groups to create new print advertising material, and thus
we make an overview of the current libertarian editorial activity. We ran
Circuitry institutional culture.
Thanks to everyone and all that made this event possible. The Board
Neighborhoods of Villa O'Higgins at the Central Station, the willingness to offer us
space. To all who participated dissemination initiatives and coordinators and
in workshops, forums and conversatÃrios, understanding and patience
at the difficulties in communication with each other, and before the small technical problems.
We welcome the participants and those from the distance and spread
supported the Fair.
We are very happy. There is no doubt that new versions will come and we will endeavor
to improve it in every way.
Until next time and live anarchy!
The group coordinator
End of May, 2012
Santiago, Chile Region
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