The Colors of the Parallel World now avaiable online

  • Posted on: 24 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Pramen

The Colors of the Parallel World is a collection of 16 essays, written by our comrade Mikola Dziadok who spent 5 years in Belarusian prison, being accused in symbolic direct actions on behalf of the anarchist movement. The book is dedicated to an analysis of a Belarusian prison system trough the anarchist perspective.

“The Colours of the Parallel World” initially was issued in a bilingual edition (Russian and Belarusian), but during the last 1,5 years it was translated on Russian, Belarusian, English and Czech languages.

The book is free to download here: https://radicalbook.tilda.ws/

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here is part of the English translation on the library:

Untouchables in prison hierarchy
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/mikola-dziadok-untouchables-in-p...

Thanks for the link, Rocinante. I know for sure that the almost-formal prison caste system is present in not only Belarussian but Russian too. A Russian friend once told me about how they re-established monarchies in prisons, including a slavery system... not to serve the guards but (as extra servitude) to serve the internal ruling castes. BUt things appear to be going in this direction in the U.S. with the prison feudal clans.

is "symbolic direct action" a thing? seems like there's symbolic actions and there's direct actions?

you are absolutely correct. symbolic action is not direct action.

one might argue that direct action is always also symbolic (unless no one knows about it) but that is really racing for the weeds, so let's not.

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