A2 is an independent critical fortnightly that reflects culture in its broadest possible sense, including social events and politics. It is published every second Wednesday and has 32 pages in newspaper format.
In its content and approach, A2 tries to create an alternative to the mainstream, the specifics of which it also critically reflects. The published texts have an academic background, but at the same time a punk approach - not only respected publicists, writers, artists, musicians and academics write for A2, but also activists, aspiring authors, students or prominent personalities of social and cultural events.
The editorial team's main aim is to conceptualise quality live art in the context of - other art forms, current world art and social phenomena. We are convinced that it is impossible to perceive culture separately from social events. Similarly, we do not shy away from political issues that are evidence of deeper cultural and social tensions. We look for works, themes and tendencies that capture our present more sensitively, accurately, quickly and poignantly than we are often comfortable with.
Alarm was created as a platform for quick online media reactions to current affairs and problems. But we are convinced that many of our texts will stand the test of time. We therefore want to save them from disappearing into the abyss of internet history and breathe new life into them. The book form is the ideal way for them to survive and reach a new audience at the same time.
Most of us grew up with books, and now we want to publish our own publications that others will grow up with. That's why we're coming up with a publishing project that has the ambition to revolutionize your library. If we want to change the world, we must first be able to describe it properly. Few media are better suited for this purpose than the book.
Broken Books is a book publishing house focusing on sociology, philosophy, political science and related fields. We publish books by authors who have made us think. Now we offer you the opportunity to think with us. You can buy our books here or in any good bookstore.
Divus is a small, somewhat avant-garde publishing house that was active mainly in the 1990s. In addition to a variety of art publications and controversial books of various genres, it also published a magazine called The Artist, which was published in several world languages. Divus is currently based, together with its founder ivan Mečl, in Kyjov near Krásná lípa in the Šluknov foothills.
Today's times favour the state, the nation, populism, capital, the people. "Radical" aspirations have degenerated into demands for a different state (with tax progression, a more generous social sphere, green policies, etc.).The aspiration of workers' autonomy is for a different working class to grow up. One that can intervene in workplaces and society as a power in its own right, independent of the form and interests of the state, of the reasons of employers, of the logic of capital, of the limits of unions.We have concrete experience that when workers bet on their own strength and cleverness, they can win many things, better money, working conditions, dignity. And also, above all, a more accurate, more competent political view of their collective position, their interests. We have the conviction and historical indications that this is the way to overcome the society of capital and the state.
In this direction we try to link practical efforts with theoretical ones, based on Marx's categories. We are not looking for a different, more "accommodating" state. With all humility and acceptance of the minority "way upstream" we seek the freedom that only a "different" working class can bring. Collectively Against Capital/Mouvement Communiste (KPK/MC)
In Neklid we publish books that would not otherwise be published here. We focus on left-wing theory and practice, publishing environmental, feminist, political, economic and related literature in translation and by Czech authors.
Neklid is not a classical publishing house, but is based on voluntary work, in which you can get involved.
Publishing books under the Neklid label is one of the activities of the registered association Svobodná knihovna, which focuses on education with an emphasis on social, environmental and cultural issues and on promoting and developing critical thinking.
We are the publishing section of the social cooperative Tři Ocásci. We want to publish literature, or even pseudo-literature, that reinforces radical imagination and an anti-system sense of humour.
The title Nevim refers to the Socratic shrug at the futility of trying to know everything and the flow of Tři Ocásci of never-ending shift and return. And last but not least, to the Zapatista movement that walks with questions together and slowly because the goal is far away.
Roleta39 is a cooperative printing and craft shop selling independent author's work.
We are a collective made up of several creative individuals and established groups. We share similar world views, make consensual decisions and want to work on interesting artistic, cultural, social and activist projects.
At the beginning of 2012, an open library was established in the Salé info café in Žižkov, offering titles from Czech and foreign (not only anarchist) publishers and collectives. During the eight years of its existence, thousands of books were read and sold here and at the many festivals, concerts and streets where members went. The group around Salé, which is still involved in organising the Anarchist Book Festival and attending other offshoots of it across Europe, was forced to leave its base and continue its work in a different way.
Some of us began to co-build the cooperative project Roleta39, where the whole distribution eventually moved and began to expand. Also, the launch of online sales has helped to extend the reach of radical and politically aware literature beyond its previous circle of adherents, and normally unavailable publications are now freely distributed to all sides. The point of all this effort is not to allow you to be stunted. We will not keep our opinion to ourselves. We will not accept narrow-mindedness.
An anarcho-feminist, anti-labor, vegan open-source distro that many conveys a single message: instead of trying hard to incorporate into a system that exploits us, let's just take a nap or a twinkie...
The cooperative publishing house UTOPIA LIBRI was founded after many years of experience in cooperation on books published by Intu (2003-2007) and Neklid (2018-2021), in which we participated not only in typesetting and graphic design of covers, but also in editorial and proofreading.
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