Stands - 7th Prague Anarchist Bookfair 2019
The Historical Association Zádruha brings together people interested in the history of Czech anarchism, focusing in particular on the period from 1880 to 1938.
The goal is to gradually uncover fragments of the movement’s history and get more complex picture of it. It tries to familiarize the wider public with the former Czech anarchist movement through Internet articles, publishing books and brochures within the Library of Zádruha as well as organizing lectures and exhibitions. However, it does not limit its work to
research and educational activities. It tries to take care of the places connected with this
movement and its participants. This is primarily about saving the graves of former members of anarchist movement, so that the memory of them would not disappear.
Pravěk is a project functioning as an independent DIY literary association that helps young authors publish and send their works to the world without waiting in a queue and
Beg the commercial publishers. The association is opposed to any restrictions on operating an independent DIY culture.
We want to promote the marginal authors and mainly show that independent and non-commercial printed media hasn’t disappeared yet. We spread by agreement anything that is not racist, xenophobic or otherwise intolerant, but at the same time we do not play to be politically correct worthy liberal children closed in their own social bubble.
We strive for the return of nonconformist revolting art based on slogan “Anyone can do it”.
We also run an independent sub-label Pravěk Noise Section in which we promote mostly contemporary extreme and marginal music including the distribution of diverse fanzines and zines.
At the Anarchist Bookfair we will present several innovations in the genres we have never been involved yet! We look forward to you!
Distribution of an anarchist infoshop functioning in Žižkov since 2012.
During the year there are lectures, screenings, discussions, workshops, cooking of Food Not Bombs, many different collective meetings and of course the legendary community dinners for free donations, all based on DIY. It is open as needed, about four times a week. During the Anarchist Bookfair it will work as a canteen.
Like every year, this year also we are making a larger order of books before the bookfair, you can look forward to lots of news!
Zapatista coffee imported and processed by a new Czech cooperative, handicraft products from the Zapatista communities, posters from radical graphics workshops in Mexico, Zapatista literature, new books from Prague graphic and letterpress workshop…
A2 is an independent critical bi-weekly magazine that reflects culture in what
broadest concept, including social affairs and politics. It’s being published
every second Wednesday and has 32 pages of newspaper format.
With its content and approach, A2 tries to create an alternative to the mainsteam, whose specifics also critically reflects.
Published texts have an academic background but at the same time include punk approach – not only respected journalists, writers, artists, musicians and academics workers write for A2, but also activists, novice authors, students or significant personalities of social and cultural events.
The main goal of the editors is to conceive quality live art in context -
other kinds of art, current world creation and social phenomena.
We believe that it is not possible to perceive culture separately from
social events. Similarly, we do not oppose political issues, which are evidence of deeper cultural-social tensions.
We forage for works, topics and trends that describe our present
more sensitively, more accurately, faster and more irritatingly than it is often nice to us.
Anarchist Black Cross
Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) is an initiative that helps
antiauthoritarian-minded people who get into a conflict with the state apparatus, who are imprisoned or being prosecuted for political reasons. One of the main goals of ABC is to provide financial help and subsequent legal assistance. Other activities of the Black Cross include gathering information about individual cases, spreading these
information, visiting prisoners, emotional and material support. Also sending protest emails, letters and organizing solidarity actions and demonstrations. The costs of legal help is often very high. ABC is an anarchist initiative, therefore, it does not accept any
money from grants or NGOs. The main source of money is ourselves. It is important to realize that tommorow it might be you
who will need the support! Solidarity is our weapon!
Benefit T-shirts and sweatshirts from the Russian Rupression campaign that was found to support anarchists and anti-fascists imprisoned in Russia within the case called “The Net”.
The Russian secret police, after brutal torturing by electric shocks
and beating, got a confession from them to membership in a terrorist organization
The Net, which was invented by the cops. Some of the prisoners are already in arrest for
a year and a half.
KPK is a collective working towards political independce of the working class on the capital, the state, political parties and unions.
D-zona is an autonomous space dedicated to (self-)educational, knowledge-sharing, creative, and co-working activities. The place is run collectively according to non-hierarchical principles, houses the Radical Library and the Red Second-hand Free-bookshop, and provides space of meeting and exchange for various leftist and anarchist collectives.
We are an open grassroot movement working towards climate justice. Through direct action we stand against coal mining and coal burning.
Active Distribution began in a squat bookshop in Hackney, London back in 1989. It remained steadfastly DIY, Not for profit and anarcho punk influenced until 2007 when anarcho punk finally lost its resonance for Jon. Active continued to embrace the idea of distributing “all things anarchic” as cheap as possible until it divided in to two separate organisations in 2018. Since then Jon has run the Active Distribution Publishing from his new base in the hills of Croatia and a collective of folk based in Bristol took on the considerable challenge of running Active Distribution. The Active stall at this bookfair is an Active Distribution Publishing one and so is smaller in scope than ones you may have seen in the past but we have brought some stickers along with our books!
PM Press was founded at the end of 2007 by a small collection of folks with decades of publishing, media, and organizing experience. PM Press co-conspirators have published and distributed hundreds of books, pamphlets, CDs, and DVDs. Members of PM have founded enduring book fairs, spearheaded victorious tenant organizing campaigns, and worked closely with bookstores, academic conferences, and even rock bands to deliver political and challenging ideas to all walks of life. We’re old enough to know what we’re doing and young enough to know what’s at stake. Based in Oakland, USA. The PM Press stall at this bookfair will be run by comrades from Active Distribution.
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We’re small: seven people who work long hours for short money, because we believe in what we do. We’re anarchists, which is reflected both in the books we provide and in the way we organize our business. Decisions at AK Press are made collectively, from what we publish, to what we distribute and how we structure our labor. All the work, from sweeping floors to answering phones, is shared. When the telemarketers call and ask, “who’s in charge?” the answer is: everyone. Our goal isn’t profit (although we do have to pay the rent). Our goal is supplying radical words and images to as many people as possible. The books and other media we distribute are published by independent presses, not the corporate giants. We make them widely available to help you make positive (or, hell, revolutionary) changes in the world. As you probably know, the stuff we carrys less and less available from the corporate publishers and their chain stores. Based in Chico, California and Edinburgh, Scotland. The AK Press stall at this bookfair will be run by comrades from Active Distribution.
Sto citas? is an anarchist publisher since 2001, although publishing project started earlier as part of Zagreb Anarchist Movement (ZAP), a group that was active from 1991-2001. After that, Sto citas? continued with publishing on it’s own. Since that time, we published more than 30 titles, mostly books and pamphlets on anarchism or related subjects. We also run a bookshop in Zagreb we carry used and new books, covering wide range of topics from classic literature to more contemporary titles, SF, comic books/graphic novels, anthrophology, philosophy, feminism, anarchism, subcultures, music, contemporary art, d.i.y. handbooks, permaculture and more… Beside books, we do screen-printing of our own cotton bags, and we also make badges.
Broken Books is a publisher focusing on sociology, philosophy, politology and related disciplins. We publish the books of authors which made us think. Now we are giving you the possiblity to think with us.
In the first place, the publishing house AF handles the needs of the Anarchist Federation, a member of the International of Anarchist Federations, but it is also open to co-operation with any other components of the broader anti-authoritarian movement. We are not professional publishers and our publishing activities are limited by our ability and possibilities. We prepare our publications in our free time, selflessly and often using our own funds. Our activity isn’t profit-oriented. The profit from our sales covers (often just partially) the costs of printing or is invested into the production of other publications, such as handouts and other materials that are distributed free of charge. For this reason, some publications include the mention of a recommended contribution to cover the costs. The publishing house AF publishes several periodicals: the wall paper A3 (every month), the newsletter Zdola (occasionally), and the anarchist review Existence (twice a year).We publish mostly books dealing with the history, theory and practice of the anti-authoritarian movement, but we don’t refrain from publishing somewhat lightweight forms either, such as comics and graphic novels.
The solidarity network Solis is an informal group of people who have decided together to
defend their rights and solve problems in the workplace and beyond. If we want
to succeed, we have a better chance of achieving the goal together than as individuals.
We do not want to rely on the courts, trade unions, promises of bosses or politicians. In principle, we act without representatives, through collective direct action.
In addition to workplace disputes, we focus on organizing solidarity actions and campaigns for the demands of employees or temporary workers and their rights. Our activity is voluntary and we do it within our free time. We don’t have paid positions. The principles we build on are equality, mutual help and solidarity.
Neklid is a self-governing and noncommercial publisher providing books which would not get published in czech otherwise. We are interested in a non-authoritarian progressive leftwing politics and we want to provide at least a small part of what’s being published in other places. In the future we want to publish czech authors too.
Nakladatelské studio RUBATO bylo založeno roku 2010 Petrem Janušem a Jaroslavem Tvrdoněm a jeho záměrem bylo a je zpřístupňovat hodnotnou, náročnou, osvěžující a intelekt povzbuzující literaturu především z oblasti prózy a esejistiky.
Kolektiv 115 is a recently founded radical leftist group from Prague. We bring non-dogmatic leftwing politics and new forms of language and the culture of protest. Right now we have working groups concentrating on antifascism, feminism and the right to the city.
Risograph printing studio & independent publishing house based in Prague, Czech Republic.
Dvouměsíčník Sedmá generace vychází od roku 1991 s cílem reflektovat sociální a ekologické aspekty vývoje soudobé civilizace a zasazovat je do širších souvislostí, ať už politických, ekonomických či obecně kulturních. Tematicky se soustředíme zejména na ochranu přírody a životního prostředí, obnovitelnou energetiku, alternativní ekonomiku, biozemědělství, ekovýchovu, lidská a zvířecí práva či menšinovou kulturu.