Lecco, Italy : ANARCHIST PUBLISHING FAIR, NOVEMBER 24-25-26

Three days to talk, discuss, argue and why not, put oneself at stake. To place experience side by side with books: why? Why now, in the technological era, is this particularly important?
A book is something that makes one think by oneself, starting from the uniqueness of a moment so as to imagine, become aware, re-elaborate, experiment, create a personal baggage that each one puts in contact with their relations.
And it is to facilitate this contact that the idea comes of an anarchist publishing fair in Lecco; because the right book is a fundamental weapon to fight against the current and very oppressive reality.
Many different themes can be tackled with books, and the will to do so publicly in anarchist fashion, without leaders or sub-leaders, authority or prevarication, professors or pupils, can be an excellent way to give impulse to our lives.
A few months ago a comrade in Lecco was charged with clandestine press after books dangerous for the State were found in his rucksack.
Certainly it’s not by chance that democracy, like any other form of domination, uses laws of other times when it’s necessary – laws in seventeenth century style which it jealously keeps in its armoury.

So an anarchist publishing fair is to be welcome in the city, damned those who only want books authorized by the State!
THROUGHOUT THE DAYS BENEFIT LUNCHES AND DINNERS. BRING YOUR DISTRO AND LEAVE YOUR DOG AT HOME.
IF YOU WANT TO STAY FOR THE NIGHT BRING YOUR SLEEPING BAG.
SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
FROM 12PM:
Opening of T.A.Z. If you want to help with setting up the place you’re welcome.
6:30PM MEETING
Presentation of the three-day anarchist publishing
9PM PRESENTION:
G.A.R.I. 1974
By Edizioni El Rùsac, NED P.S.M., El Paso, Cassa Antirep delle Alpi Occidentali
In 1974 Francoist repression reaches extreme levels with the complicity of European democracies. Following a death sentence against Salvador Puig Antich, G.A.R.I. (Internationalist Revolutionary Groups of Action) are born. Behind the acronym various autonomous groups claim dynamite actions all over Europe with the purpose to disrupt Spain’s social-economic relations, but also to give an unequivocal response to the ferocious repression against many imprisoned anti-Francoists, under torture and awaiting execution.  Even if it was short and limited to that atmosphere of turmoil, the experience of G.A.R.I. can give many suggestions to our times: both in the refusal to put one’s own form of struggle above others and in the absence of centralism in which on the contrary other armed struggle groups were to fall, as they ended up giving definite interpretations to a complex reality that on the contrary needed careful attention to be sharpened with theory and practice.
SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER
IN THE MORNING
Breakfast, setting up of stands, chatting and socializing.
3PM
DISCUSSION ON SCHOOLS AND POWER
By Editrice Cirtide
Schools, like other fundamental institutions of the system (prisons, factories, police barracks…), are characterized by the imposition of an all-embracing power, which expresses itself in their physical structures, in an alienating regulation of  daily activities and in the constant presence of some authority ready to watch and punish. Because of the institutional role they perform, schools regulate the relational processes of the transmission of knowledge. As they make the individual accustomed to one single possible way of living, schools try to annihilate the individual in order to create a good citizen.
Schools are a fundamental device for domination. Why then don’t we attack them? Why don’t we try to undermine their bases so as to crash the whole social construction?
9PM
ON THE INCOMPATIBILITY OF NUCLEAR POWER AND VIOLENCE
By S-edizioni
As we live in a world of nuclear power we can’t overlook the threat of annihilation.
It’s always possible to give ourselves to the invention of life, to desires, even if technology would want to prevent us from doing so.
But to those who are paralyzed by the sinister possibility of catastrophe and lose courage, they can only follow, for the love of humanity, the cynical saying: ‘as we are desperate, what do we care? Let’s go on as if we weren’t!’
MONDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
IN THE MORNING
Breakfast, setting up of stands, chatting and socializing.
3:30PM
ON DNA SAMPLE TAKING AND THE CODIFICATION OF THE EXISTENT
An analysis of forced DNA sample taking in prisons and of the project of mass filing of the individuals, by Anarchists against genetic filing.
8:30PM
ON RACISM AND NATIONALISM
The nationalist and racists drives of recent months are obvious to everybody. To start form the historical analysis of fascism in order to get to that of the current democratic regime can be a way to better fight a present made of migrant-hunting, deportations and total militarization.
We’ll discuss all this with the editors of ‘I giorni e le notti’ [Days and nights], an anarchist magazine which has been dealing with these questions in its latest issues.
To know where keep an eye on the blog:
leccoriot.noblogs.org
Anarchists
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