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Bookfair program

Friday, 8th April 2016

15:00 - 21:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10, see MAP]

Bookfair - come and check the books of different publishers, free materials from various groups, newspapers, magazines...

18:00 - 19:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Emergance of anarchist ideas in workers movement of Slavonija

History of anarchism in Croatia and region is almost unknown. New publication by Što čitaš? titled Širenje bludnih ideja u Slavoniji - Pojava anarhističkih ideja u radničkom pokretu Slavonije (Spreding of immoral ideas in Slavonija - Emergance of anarchist ideas in workers movement of Slavonija) is contribution to research of that history, in which some of the archive details and names of anarchist acitve at the begining of 20th century are published for the first time.
Workers movement in Slavonija, along with anarchist ideas, was developing under very repressive state aparatus of Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Emergance of anarchism is connected with three people: Ignjat Graff, Ivan Zepp and Miloš Krpan, who's activities publication that we are preseting covers.

19:00 - 20:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Anarchism and syndicalism in Serbia 1904-1912

The history of the local anarchist movement in Serbia, as well as of the anarchist influences in the labor and socialist movement in general, is to most completely unknown even to local anarchists.
Still, this history is very interesting, with more content and a more combative character than it has been portrayed in published research on the history of the socialist and labor movement thus far.
It is of essential importance for us to know the history of our movement: despite the obvious and drastic discontinuity that marks the development of anarchism in our locale since the time of the First International to today. There are numerous reasons for us to look at these historical periods from today’s perspective and, in doing so, connect and compare them, thus contributing to the development of more self aware movement.
On this occasion we will take special note of the period in which anarchist and revolutionary syndicalist ideas were probably most present in our area. We will take into account both the theoretical development of anarchism as well practices based on anarchist principles



Saturday, 9th April 2016

10:00 - 20:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Bookfair come and check the books of different publishers, free materials from various groups, newspapers, magazines...

12:00 - 13:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Reading: Calais, Calais

The book "Calais, Calais" is based on the impression and experience from Amy Non, an activist who stayed in Calais along the first half of 2014. Besides personal experiences the book also provide facts about Calais and the uprising right wing movement, the European border regime, the country of origin of refugees and theoretical reflexion on gender, privilege, racism burn-out and trauma. As a personal field report it is a complement to fact based reports about Calais and provides a lively story about the personal situation that migrants and activist are experiencing in the daily live of Calais. It will be used to prepare and inform the readers in a literate and sometimes poetic way.
From the book:
"This is about activism at the borders.
On the one hand about experience, images
On the other about inquiring, searching.
And about questions, open ones
Then a consequence, again.
In the end it’s about resistance."

13:00 - 14:30
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

People not papers!

Critical view on the refugee-welcome discourse - discussing practices and solidarity from libertarian perspective
As important as a strong and united solidarity against capitalist drawn border-regimes and fascist tendencies is, this panel aims to open a space for questioning our own and other “solidarity“ practices from anticolonial perspective and rethinking ways of common struggle.
Especially we want to put a critical view on the “refugees welcome“ discourse and its tendencies to not only patronize people but also its seemingly subversive but deeply liberal and segregative aspects.
Those who are interested may read the text written by comrade F. beforehand, as one base for the talk.
After a short input it will be an open discussion.

14:30 - 15:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Presentation: Radical Bookfair Hamburg

The second Radical Bookfair will take place on the 11th and 12th June
2016, once again at the autonomous cultural centre Rote Flora in
Hamburg.  Attending the Zagreb Anarchist Bookfair we will use the
opportunity to shortly introduce the upcoming bookfair in Hamburg.
More infos on:

15:00 - 16:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Presentation of new editions by KKUSIUSK: Alexander Berkman: Bukvar anarhizma (ABC of Anarchism) i Sergej Stepnjak: Kućica na Volgi (Small House on Volga)


16:00 - 18:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Discusion on self-organized migrants projects: the case of Orfanotrofio in Thessaloniki and on Fortress Europe and the closing of the West Balkan route
Discussion will include call for the NO BORDER CAMP, Thessaloniki, July 15-22

18:00 - 20:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Crimethinc: Democracy or Freedom?
What’s the difference between democracy and anarchy?

Democracy is the most popular buzzword in politics. From the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the most radical social movements, nearly everyone claims to be democratic. In this presentation, we will discuss what ties all these different understandings of democracy together and what sets anarchism apart. Reviewing how recent social movements have experimented with democratic rhetoric and practices, we will conclude by exploring other ways to understand what we are doing together when we make decisions.

Sunday 10th April 2016

10:00 - 15:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Bookfair - come and have coffee or tea, look for the book you missed the previous days, and spend your sunday morning in a pleasant company... . That would be the closure of the 12th Anarchist bookfair.

12:00 - 13:30
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Western Left and media politics of Russia in context of war in Ukraine

In the recent years, Russia has invested massive amounts in media and activist groups that would represent its perspective and support its politics in the West. Now Russia is reaping some fruit.
A wide range of leftist and even anarchist groups became a mouthpiece for distributing the propaganda of the Russian state. Russia sometimesseems to fulfill the hopes of all the political spectre – from leftists to ultraconservatives, from antifa to traditional fascists... How is this possible? What narratives are used and which of them are the most attractive? What does it all have to do with the history of WWII, antifascism, Cold War and modern media-colonialism?
Questions raised and answered, discussion moderated by an ex-Russian anarchist.