Books and Bricks is a new exciting project brought to you by the Red and Black Collective based in Malmö, Sweden.
Originally published by Books and Bricks.
Welcome to Books and Bricks!
This is the beginning of an exciting project brought to you by the Red and Black Collective based in Malmö, Sweden.
As mentioned on the opening page of the zine we kindly would like to remind readers that this is a new project and it’s possible we will make some mistakes – we hope to learn and grow from them. We would also like to ask our readers to assist us in our growth, if you would like to make a suggestion on ways in which we can improve ourselves, please get in touch with us via our riseup e-mail. We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts, opinions and critiques!
Furthermore, we would like to express that our submissions are a combination of our own and others. While we would never publish something that strongly goes against our values, we also make a conscious decision to not censor our comrade’s politics too harshly. The reason for mentioning this is because the content published in Books and Bricks do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Collective as a whole, the contributors as a whole nor any one
individual contributor aside from the individual that wrote it.
Regarding this first edition, us here at Books and Bricks would like to pay special attention to a particular piece titled Perspectives on the Nordic Model of Sex Work Criminalization. We would like to take a moment to clearly state that the Red and Black Collective does not hold a shared position on the topic of sex work; which is an especially touchy
topic here in the Nordics. Our collective holds an array of perspectives and opinions regarding sex work due largely to the varied internationalities that makes up our collective.
While some of us hold very strong opinions that diverge with other members, we have taken this oppourtunity to discuss with one another our array of thoughts on the subject rather than shy away from the topic entirely or, even worse, divide us. We believe our differences are often what ultimately make us stronger and push us to grow in order to help build the society we collectively strive for.
We hope readers that disagree with the particular text use it as a point for further discussion rather than disregard the content entirely and we hope others find the opinions useful and/or worthy of reflection.
Thank you kindly and we sincerely hope you enjoy our first edition.
Welcome back to Books and Bricks!
This second edition was originally intended to focus on a handful of topics regarding class struggle and revolution. However, COVID-19 brought a wave of political developments and a sudden increase in unique and exaggerated struggles facing working class folks (most notably marginalized communities). This edition doubles down on the pandemic and explores some of the intersections between working class experiences and this historical era we find ourselves in.
Thank you kindly and enjoy!
*Edit – Higher Resolution and further editing (Some further edits will likely take place)
More information: Books and Bricks website.
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