John is tired of participating in peaceful protests against global warming, military-industrial complex, racism and capitalist state. He thinks these mobilizations are pointless, the enemy is not afraid of protesters, and something should be done to make the status quo tremble. He has an outstanding idea: preparing a homemade bomb! He will go to the next protest and will throw that bomb against a random public building. Likely, he thinks, many protesters will support his radical initiative and add their part to this revolutionary violence. Then, many other individuals, which are not currently in the march, might look at that violent spectacle on TV or the internet and understand that nothing could be changed without some destruction.
From A-Radio Berlin [A-Radio in English]
The 12th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair took place in Novi Sad, Serbia from 28th to 30th of September, 2018. The Balkan. Every year the Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (BAB) takes place in a different city across the Balkans and is organized by a local collective with an aim to connect local, regional, as well as the international anarchist community.
A-Radio Berlin had the chance to talk with some of the organizers of this 12th BAB about the event, its trajectory and perspective for the future, as well as the experiences of anarchist organizing in Serbia and the Balkans.