Radykalna teoria nie ma nic do stracenia i do szanowania. Krytykuje siebie, jak i wszystko inne. Nie jest doktryną, którą trzeba przyjąć na wiarę, ale prowizorycznym uogólnieniem, które wymaga ciągłej weryfikacji.
Ken Knabb
rozbrat.org We request to take any action in defense of a trade union activist victimized for his activities.

The management of the Jutrzenka factory- a popular producer of sweets - has dismissed Dariusz Skrzypczak, the chairman of the Solidarity trade union in Goplana company in Poznan (Poland) (from January 2005 owned by Jutrzenka). He was fired on disciplinary grounds for the interview published in local press. Although Skrzypczak had only confirmed the fact that Jutrzenka had introduced new conditions of wages, which are unfavorable for most of the workers of Goplana, the management of the plant acknowledged those words as harmful to the company. It is the second attempt to fire Skrzypczak - the first one took place at the beginning of year 2005.

rozbrat.org The Anarchist Federation and the Polish Anarchist Black Cross in the first report published on 21st of December 2004 have paid attention to the fact that "for several years actions of many different political and social groups that openly protest against the Polish government's policy are submitted bigger and bigger repressions, with the use of the police and a machinery of court". This phenomenon is not an incidental, but on a mass scale. For the past 3-4 years many activists of anarchist, antiwar, radical left wing, social worker and ecological movement, have been put on trial. It is easy to see not only the rising number of "political" cases, but also passing by courts higher and higher verdicts. Today a number of police, prosecutor's and legal proceedings is hard to count, however, we can mention these examples:

rozbrat.org A newspaper article from Polish Express - 2004
by Monika Wojnowska


The verb "to squat" means to crouch in English. As most people will admit, this position is not particularly comfortable, and it is difficult to imagine an individual who would be willing to remain in this unpolitical position for a long time. No wonder, therefore, that flats known as squats have nothing to do with permanence. Yet there is a squat in Poland that not only amazes with its longevity, but has already managed to become a legend or even a subject of documentaries and MA theses. In August this year the Rozbrat ("Spilt") squat in Poznan celebrated its 10th anniversary.

rozbrat.org During a workshop on solidarity economics at the WoGan Decriminalizing Resistance conference last weekend (November 12th-13th) I met Krzysztof Krol, a member of the Anarchist Federation of Poland who resides at the Rozbrat Collective in the Polish city of Poznan. Of the many participators in that particular workshop only the two non-U.S. presenters seemed to have practical solutions for working class people. While Americans talked of seed exchanges, alternative currencies, and green investment schemes Krol told of his groups foray into radical labor organizing and a presenter from Argentina's MST talked about a community center built by the community itself geared around food production and education.

As the debate over the validity of alternative currencies roared on past the workshop's scheduled time I pulled the labor-minded Krzysztof aside to get a one-on-one interview.


Contacts

Rozbrat squat
Pułaskiego Street 21a, Poznan, Poland see the map

Post send:

P.O. Box 5, 60 - 966 Poznan 31, Poland

Phone during the opening hours of the Anarchist library: (+48) 061 8484672

If you want:

- ask about Anarchist Federation, organize at Rozbrat a cultural orpolitical meeting, discussion, film screening etc.: write to fa-poznan@rozbrat.org
- visit us: write to baza@rozbrat.org
- play a gig: write to bands@rozbrat.org

Activity

Rozbrat squat

Since the beginning of the 1990's groups of Poznan freedom movement wanted to have their own premises. During that very active...

Anarchist Federation

The Anarchist Federation aims at abolishing all social structures and laws that restrict personal freedom in any way - the...

Workers' Initiative

Not without a reason, the birth of modern anarchist movement in Poland is said to be on 1st May 1983, when the group of the...

Trojka Publishing House

Trojka Publishing House was started in 1994. It originated as an idea to share interesting books found in antique bookshops...

Anarchist Black Cross

The ABC group of Poznan has been existing continuously since 1996. In this period, according to the acquired experience,...

Anarchist library

Through tens of years of communist dictatorship any studies about the idea and history of anarchist movement were appearing...

Food not bombs

Food not bombs is a world-wide initiative of handing out free vegetarian meals to the unprivileged. The first action was...

Critical mass

It takes place every last Friday of a month. People gather in the very center of Poznan, where they start their drive through...

Other activity

LIBERATION IDEAS DEBATE SOCIETYHaving a place allows us to widen our activity. Thanks to it, we create fundamental elements...

module by Inspiration

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The Anarchist Review, no.9/2009

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The Anarchist Review, no.9/2009

The magazine is published twice a year to present articles from the field of radical social critique and practice of alternative political concepts from Poland and abroad. The Editorial collective is part of the anarchist movement in Poznan, Poland; who are also engaged in other projects such as the Bractwo...

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The Anarchist Review - Issue No. 8, 2008/09

Publications :: 13 lutego ::

The Anarchist Review - Issue No. 8, 2008/09

The magazine is published twice a year to present articles from the field of radical social critique and practice of alternative political concepts from Poland and abroad. The Editorial collective is part of the anarchist movement in Poznan, Poland; who are also engaged in other projects such as the Bractwo...

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The Anarchist Review - Issue No. 7, 2008

Publications :: 13 lutego ::

CHAPTER: LATIN AMERICA – STRATEGIES OF DOMINATION, WAYS OF RESISTANCEJarosław Urbański "Slavery and a birth of the capitalism”Beverly J. Silver, Eric Slater "Revolution of Caribbean slaves at the turn of the XVIII and XIX century "Jan Sowa "Roots of inequalities. Significance of colonialism for the development of the capitalism”Maciek Wiśniewski...

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