There could be changes in the schedule - watch this space for updates.
On the ground action from collectives, movements and field organizations who have all decided to organize as anarchist, political and radical groups: How to apply principles of consensus, non-hierarchy and equality as an essential part of the activity and what are the lessons and takeaways that we have learned along the way?
In July 2020, the political activist Yifat Doron began serving the prison sentence that was sentenced to her following a solidarity action with the Palestinian popular struggle. In a special lecture, she will talk about the process that led to her imprisonment, the refusal to cooperate with the Israeli courts and share insights and stories about the conditions of female prisoners in Israeli prisons
The taming and destruction of nature, the confinement, and exploitation of animals - sometimes they only serve as a metaphor for the tyranny of humans over humans. But what does an anti-authoritarian spirit have to say about these phenomena in themselves? In this meeting, we will try to see our social fabric as crossing the boundaries of the species "homo-sapiens" and the systems of power and control we are a part of. Where are the liberation teachings of the left relevant to a multi-species society? And where are they challenged? Yossi Wolfson, activist for animal liberation- including humans.
The punk scene in Israel has always had a complex relationship with the political. On one hand a desire for a different, more egalitarian and accepting environment within a complicated reality, and on the other hand a constant desire to stay away and escapism. How to deal with questions of safe and protected space, gender equality, drugs, animal rights, military recruitment and the occupation.
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" is a great book by Judith Viorst. It is about a boy named Alexander who simply had a bad day, as all of us have sometimes. The story will be accompanied by songs played on a ukulele.
Educators and parents meet to discuss raising children (and themselves) in a complex reality. We will discuss the challenges, value choices in pedagogy, and the meaning of community in educational frameworks.
Ehud Ein-Gil will discuss the difficulty of being an anarchist in Israel, all while presenting some anarchist organizations, from Ashuach (the Freedom Seekers Association) to Anarchists against the Fence. Above all, how do anarchists who belong to an occupying colonialist society deal with occupied people’s aspiration for their own independent state? What does an anarchist do when asked by a Palestinian protestor to carry a Palestinian flag?
A conversation about the famous essay of anti-technology fighter Ted Kaczynski, “Industrial Society and its Future”, why he decided to translate it into Hebrew, about his correspondence with Kaczynski from prison, and how he did not heed the warning which appears in the manifesto itself: Don’t let other struggles distract us from the fight against technology.
fanzines, books, bookmarks
Coffee from Chiapas, posters, photos
Bookstore, children's literature in Arabic
Urban horticulture, wildflower seed bombs
Shirts, bags, and more merch
Delicious vegan food
Solidarity Library is excited to bring you the first Anarchist Bookfair to the Jaffa - Tel Aviv area.
Anarchist Bookfair is an anarchist community tradition that began in the 80s and is now held every year around the world. The fair is an independent organization of anarchist groups and communities around the world that seek to give a platform to radical anarchist texts and publications while creating an autonomous-collaborative space.
We, at 'Solidarity Library', wish to bring this tradition to Jaffa-Tel Aviv for the first time out of recognition of the importance of events of this type to the political-radical community around us, and out of a desire to expand the ideas we promote throughout the year in the library as a common and open space for learning, thinking and discussion regarding radical anti-authoritarian ideas and practices.
As Israeli political activists, we create this event out of an understanding and recognition of the political and social injustices that occur in the geo-political space in which we live and out of a desire to change it.
During the fair, you can find independent publishers with political content, local bookshops, fanzines publishers, and grassroots movements. During that time, people can join a lecture about different aspects of anarchism and activism in local contexts; Do it yourself workshops; Activities for kids, and more. Open and free entrance through the weekend.
This is a space that serves as an "island" where we and many can safely express political ideas that have been pushed out of the public, social and political discourse in Israel-Palestine. We hope in our doing we can create social, political, and economic alternatives that have been pushed to the margins and that call to challenge the arrangements and institutions that have been placed before us as a fact that goes hand in hand with inequality, occupation, sexism, transphobia, racism exploitation and oppression of the environment, animals and more.
The expansion of political discourse and radical content requires the creation of a safe and accessible space for all - during the fair, as in the general activity of the Solidarity Library, there is no place for racism, ableism, harassment of any kind, sexism, chauvinism, transphobia. This is an open space for families and friends of all ages, the fair itself is 100% vegan and animal friendly.
This is our time to meet, be inspired, share ideas, share thoughts and questions. We invite you to do this with us at the Solidarity Library and throughout the weekend at the first anarchist book fair in Yafa-Tel Aviv 2022
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