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Critical Readings

Every second Thursday at 19:00 in D-zóna (always announced in the calendar and on this web).

Social Screenings

Every second Tuesday evening we show films about social movements from different places and dealing with different struggles

Jazykové kurzy pro všechny

Angličtina: každé pondělí od 17:00 pro úplné začátečníky, od 18:00 pro mírně pokročilé. Probíhá v konferenční místnosti v přízemí.

Czech for antinationalists: every wednesday 18:00-19:00

Espanol para guiris: every thursday 18:00-19:00

Rudý antikvariát

K dispozici před D-zónou každý všední den.

Critical Readings - Mark Fisher: Capitalist Realism (1)

Why is it easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism?

We're starting a new book at "Critical Readings": late Mark Fisher's "Capitalist Realism", an investigation of an ideological atmosphere in which capitalism is the only political and economic system with no proper alternatives. "Even if the game is rigged, it's the only game in town". The book can be found here: https://libcom.org/files/Capitalist%20Realism_%20Is%20There%20No%20Alter...

25/4 Critical Readings - Franz Fanon: The Wretched of the Earth - Chapter 5: "Colonial wars and mental disorders''

For the last session of Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth" we're taking a bit longer than before – the gap between the sessions is three weeks this time. On April 25, we'll finish with the last chapter "Colonial War and Mental Disorders" + Conclusion and, perhaps, a final discussion about what we've learned from this book.

7/3 Critical Readings - Franz Fanon: The Wretched of the Earth - Spontaneity: Its Strength and Weakness (2)

This time we're reading the second chapter of the "Wretched of the Earth", "Spontaneity: Its Strength and Weakness" (or, in some translations, " Grandeur and Weakness of Spontaneity") and Homi K. Bhabha's new foreword for the book from 2004, which criticises Sartre's preface and places Fanon's work and impact in a more contemporary context. Bhabha's foreword can be found in this edition: http://home.ku.edu.tr/~mbaker/CSHS503/FrantzFanon.pdf

24/1 Critical Readings - Angela Davis: Women, Race and Class (3)

For the upcoming meeting of the Critical Reading Group, we read the chapters 7-10 of Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis. The session takes place on the 24th of January at 19:00 in D-zóna. It is open to anybody interested. As we agreed on reading at home and discussing together, you should read the text if you want to participate at the discussion.

17/1 Critical Readings - Angela Davis: Women, Race and Class (2)

For the upcoming meeting of the Critical Reading Group, we read the chapters 4-8 of Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis. The session takes place on the 17th of January at 19:00 in D-zóna. It is open to anybody interested. As we agreed on reading at home and discussing together, you should read the text if you want to participate at the discussion.

3/1 Critical Readings - Angela Davis: Women, Race and Class (1)

For the upcoming meeting of the Critical Reading Group, we read the first four chapters of Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis. The session takes place on the 3rd of January at 18:30 in D-zóna. It is open to anybody interested. As we agreed on reading at home and discussing together, you should read the text if you want to participate at the discussion.