Rozbrat

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Rozbrat
"Rozbrat not for sale"
"Rozbrat not for sale"
Rozbrat on map of Poland
Rozbrat on map of Poland
Rozbrat on map of Poland
General information
Statussocial centre, squat
AddressPułaskiego Street 21a, Poznań
CountryPoland
Coordinates52°25′03″N 16°55′07″E / 52.41752°N 16.91848°E / 52.41752; 16.91848Coordinates: 52°25′03″N 16°55′07″E / 52.41752°N 16.91848°E / 52.41752; 16.91848
Opening1994 (squatted)
Website
rozbrat.org

Rozbrat is a long-running anarchist social centre in Jeżyce in Poznań, Poland.

Occupation[edit]

Rozbrat is based in a former paint factory squatted in autumn 1994. The name means 'to make peace and get detached from an enemy.'[1]

Activities[edit]

Rozbrat hosts many events and discussions. Different groups use the space such as a bicycle workshop, silk screen printers, anarchist library and infoshop, a gallery, the Breaking (Ear)drums samba band and Food not Bombs.[1] The local branch of the Polish Anarchist Federation (Federacja Anarchistyczna) is based at Rozbrat since 1997.[2]

The centre's longevity means that it is well supported in Poznań, although its future remains precarious.[3]

Antifascist[edit]

Rozbrat joined with groups including Stonewall and Poznań Free from Hate to protest when Robert Winnicki, Member of the European Parliament and founder of the neo-Nazi All-Poland Youth party wanted to speak in Poznan in 2017.[4]

Rozbrat has experienced two serious neo-Nazi attacks in 1996 and 2013. The perpetrators of the first attack received jail sentences after seriously wounding a sleeping person.[5]

Rozbrat bicycle workshop

Zemsta[edit]

Anarchist bookstore Zemsta opened as an offshoot of Rozbrat in central Poznań.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Piotrowski, Grzegorz (2014). "Squatting in the East: The Rozbrat squat in Poland, 1994 - 2012". In Katzeff, Ask; van Hoogenhuijze, Leendert; van der Steen, Bart (eds.). The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present. PM Press. ISBN 1604866837.
  2. ^ Blabiush; Al Shami, Leila (8 February 2014). "Interview with comrade from Rozbrat collective, Poznan". Tahrir-ICN. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ Donaghey, J (2017). "Punk and Anarchist Squats in Poland" (PDF). Trespass. 1: 4-35.
  4. ^ Jasiewicz, Ewa (22 November 2017). "Poland – this is what neoliberalism looks like". Transnational Institute. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  5. ^ Polanska, Dominika V.; Piotrowski, Grzegorz (2016). "Local Differences: The importance of cohesion". Baltic Worlds. 1–2: 46–56. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  6. ^ Gregorowicz, Daga; Mellor, Richard (2 July 2018). "A local's guide to Poznań, Poland: 10 top tips". Guardian. Retrieved 27 April 2019.