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Third Balkan Anarchist Bookfair in Sofia

News ArchiveThe Balkan Anarchist Book Fair is an institution which aims to spread the anti-authoritarian principles around the local communities, along with the gathering amongst activists coming from several Balkan countries and from all over the world and, finally, the realization of political and cultural events. 3rd Balkan Anarchist Book Fair in Sofia.

The Balkan Anarchist Book Fair is an institution which aims to spread the anti-authoritarian principles around the local communities, along with the gathering amongst activists coming from several Balkan countries and from all over the world and, finally, the realization of political and cultural events.

The 1st Balkan Anarchist Book Fair was in Ljubljana in Slovenia in 2003 and it was considered to be successful and with many attendants. The 2nd Balkan Anarchist Book Fair took place in Zagreb in Croatia the following year, but since the local movements couldn't fully support it, the whole idea of organizing the annual Book Fair became weaker.

The initiative group for organizing the 3rd Balkan Anarchist Book Fair is constituted by groups and individuals from Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece, who have attended the previous two book fairs. Willing to revive the institution, we selected Sofia as the location for organizing the book fair for two main reasons: first of all due to the huge history of the Anarchist Movement in Bulgaria and also due to the contemporary huge publication activity. The anarchist movement of this country is rooted since the time of Christo Botef, national poet and rebel who lived in the middle of the 19th century. The Bulgarian anarchists were present in important moments of the Bulgarian and also of the Global History, since apart from the resistance against the Bulgarian czar, some anarchists even joined the Spanish Revolution. The continuity of the movement was interrupted after the establishment of the communist regime after the end of the Second World War, when all anarchist principles were oppressed and many anarchists found themselves imprisoned.

After the fall of the communist regimes, the anarchist principles were revived and the movement rose up again. Nowadays, when neoliberalism and nationalism prevail, Bulgarian anarchists are active under extremely difficult circumstances, having to face extreme-rightwing gangs along with the general indifference of the population.

We call every anarchist, anti-authoritarian or anti-capitalist to support by their attendance this event, even if they don't have their own publications to present and also to take part in the actions that are going to take place.

The Book Fair is programmed to take place at 31 of May - 2nd of June 2008 Sofia

For more infos on accommodation etc on fab@a-bg.org,ita_gr.yahoo.co.uk,inicjativa.org

Initiative group for organizing the 3rd Balkan Anarchist Book Fair
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