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Anarchism in Poland

Twe-Twa: pismo uczniów Trójmiasta [Twe-Twa: a tri-city student magazine].

Gdańsk: n.p. 1989. Octavo (21 × 15 cm). A single leaf folded twice, with eight pages of photocopied text and collage to rectos and versos. Very good.

A single issue of a Polish anarchist zine published irregularly in 1988–1989 by the pacifist Twe-Twa group. Part of the larger anarchist movement Ruch Społeczeństwa Aternatywnego (Alternative Society Movement), the group sprung up in Gdańsk in opposition to both the oppression of the Polish communist state and the self-seriousness of the Solidarity union. The activist and journalist Tomasz Borewicz (b. 1963) founded Twe-Twa as a civil disobedience youth group promoting non-violence. The removal of military education from school curricula, as well the protest against the development of nuclear energy in Poland were some of their early campaigns, which they promoted with comic protest actions. This issue includes humorous texts about these campaigns, as well as the state of the Polish Punk movement. Borewicz would subsequently join the parallel Wolność i Pokój (Freedom and Peace) movement.

As of September 2022, KVK, OCLC show individual issues in two libraries outside of Poland, but none in North America.

Book ID: 52332

Price: $175.00