Political event at the 11th Anarchist Bookfair of Zagreb, Croatia – 10-12 April 2015

We participated in the 11th Anarchist Bookfair of Zagreb (10-12 April 2015) with the event “Militarism and Antimilitarism in Greece”.


Bookfair program

Friday, 10th April 2015

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…

17:00 – 18:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Migration, borders and resistance

Since Croatia entered the European Union, migrants who are caught ‘illegal’, face the same laws and power structures as in any other european country. They are being detained and their freedom of movement and a lot of their other freedoms are being seriously restricted or denied. Since we are on the border of EU and state is relatively ‘poor’ these issues are growing rapidly and there is more and more persons affected. Croatian media and publics are systematicly ignoring this topic and our activist network is not developed enough to create certain pressure. Our main focus is working directly with those who are hit by this situation but have a chance to be outside of the walls and making pressure towards closing Ježevo detention center.

18:00 – 18:30
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Presentation of football club Zagreb 041

First football club in ex-Yugoslav region with strong stand against racism, fascism and all kinds of discrimination, club which is run by it’s members, and club in which all of us are equal.
How to be active in local community, integrate refugees and have fun doing all that? Club members will present how we can with sport, that is often connected with criminal activities, corruption and money-laundering, show teeth to a system and fight against modern football.

18:30 – 20:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

We are not Charlie!

Discussion about the evolution of political movements in France since 2003,
finishing in the current reality of oppression and construction of fear.
We’re not Charlie!

Bookfair is supported by local Food Not Bombs collective (Hrana, a ne oružje!)





Saturday, 11th April 2015

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…

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


Let’s see together how school is essential to a society based on domination & exploitation… let’s talk about our own experiences as kids, let’s talk about not putting our kids in school… let’s talk about our needs and those of kids… let’s see what lies in idea of ‘education’… let’s talk about destroying school!

17:00 – 18:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Western activism vs. Eastern/Balkan realities

Short presentation on alternative spaces and groups in Romania, followed by a conversation about our experiences with groups from western Europe. On the cultural clashes between some “standardised” recipes for western organizing and everyday realities of eastern Europe or the Balkan area.

18:00 – 19:30
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Militarism and antimilitarist activities in Greece

In Greece, military service is obligatory for all men between age of 18 and 45, despite the fact that all surrounding countries are members (or about to be) of EU or NATO. Why is it like that? What is the role of military in Greece in internal and external government affairs? What’s the importance of military for capitalism in Greece? What are the positions of political parties and social /political movements towards military? What antimilitarist struggles are there? Are anarchists active in these struggles?

19:30 – 20:00
[Zagrebacki plesni centar, Ilica 10]

Presentation of the book “Fascism without swastika”

Sunday 12th April 2015

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 11th Anarchist bookfair.



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