I'm happy to share that several unexpected events have been presenting themselves this summer. The latest news is that my zine "Abstract By Nature" has been selected to be in the ANARCHIST LIBRARY in Serbia. I knew little about this country and was intrigued when they contacted me.
This is what I learned about Serbia..
Serbia became a stand-alone sovereign republic in summer 2006 after Montenegro voted in a referendum for independence from the Union of Serbia and Montenegro. Zoran Djindic became the president and was involved with an anarchist group when he was young. Trivo Indjic, another former anarchist, became Serbian ambassador to Spain. The first Serbian socialist, Zivojin Zujovic (1838-1870), was a follower of Proudhon. Zujovic influenced the first Serbian socialist theoretician Svetozar Marković (1846-1875), a central figure of the early Serbian revolutionary movement. Marković was not an anarchist, but was significantly influenced by anarchism, and his ideas contain libertarian concepts.
According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in 2010, "death threats, physical or verbal assaults, harassment and corruption are unfortunately still the daily lot of the press." Journalists have been the victims of reprisals for investigating the criminal underworld.I wrote this zine to educate and empower people who are constantly conflicted with societal taboos specifically in the culture and traditions of the minority family. Including 411 on the Black punk scene in Los Angeles. I also added some of my political comics and empowering poetry.
[Anarchist] a person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against any established rule, law, or custom.
I do not consider myself an anarchist. However, I do believe in speaking my truth, even if it is against the grain or going against popular demand/opinion. Not because I want to cause trouble but because I am an individual with individual thoughts. We are caught up in a society that can't think for themselves even when we know it's not the best decision. The world has turned into a popularity contest. My mission is to send out as much love and compassion into the universe. My mission is to constantly learn from people who are different from me. I want to place myself in as many uncomfortable situations as possible so I can grow in my thoughts and ideas. it is our responsibility to learn, understand and respect people for who they are. We do not all share the same life experiences. We can not expect or assume that everyone has the same defined perceptions.
As I write this I realize that I can relate to the definition of an anarchist more than I thought. I hope that my zine continues to empower people all over the world for years to come.
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