This text is the collective statement of the participants of the 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (BASK) in Mostar which took place at the beginning of September, 2014. It is an important statement in light of recent and seemingly rising apologetics among anarchists and the anti-authoritarian left regarding nationalism.
An article by Uri Gordon about the 2011 Israeli 'tent protests', their lack of political radicalism and avoidance of direct confrontation with the Netanyahu government. In addition, he maintains that because of nationalism, the movement avoided at all costs any perception of being left-wing and silenced any engagement with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the mobilization.
The Taiwanese students movement against Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with China was hardly a radical movement in any way, it nonetheless politicized a lot of people and perhaps opened up space for a more radical critique of existing relations. The following are a few reflections and impressions of events that took place in Taipei from middle of March to beginning of May.