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A few words about the history of the creation of “A-TAK” (No. 1, 2015, p. 2)
One, two, three, microphone test. The relay continues …
In order not to be too sentimental and veteran, it is worth writing that one is glad that someone took over the baton in the relay and wants to issue another letter called “A-TAK”.
I edited the magazine together with Rafał Górski and Łukasz Bezprym several years ago, in the years 1999-2004. It was created simultaneously in Kraków and Słupsk. The name “A-yes” was not invented first; in 1989, two issues of the magazine with this title were issued by the group of the Miedzymiastówka Anarchistyczna from Koszalin. We only used this title again.
When we started publishing the magazine and we had the whole first issue, the only thing we missed was the title. Different names came to mind – better, worse and bland. In an act of desperation, we shared our dilemmas with “Gala” – the editor of Mać Pariadki, which was at the time the best anarchist magazine in the country. “Gal” quickly found a solution and immediately gave us the title, stating: name it “A-TAK”. He added that it is a pity that a good name that has already existed wasted. This is how the second generation “A-TAK” was born.
In our writing, from the beginning, we wanted to raise topics that we did not find in other anarchist publications. We have initiated certain topics and we have probably successfully instilled in the consciousness of the anarchist movement issues related to the labor movement, the fight against gentrification or the history of the anarchist movement.
However, we came across the best time to issue the magazine. The beginning of the new century is a period when there was a generational change in the anarchist environment. We started to deal with the topics we previously signaled in “A-TAK” and we simply ran out of time and energy to issue the next issues – the magazine ended its life on the eighth issue. With a grain of salt I can say that the eighth curse hit us. Not only have we finished publishing the magazine on this issue, but also such magazines as Revolta, Critical Parade and others.
It remains for me to wish the editorial team that the third generation “A-TAK” spread its wings and persistently continue what we previously dealt with and that the baton in the relay will be carried on. Anarchists for pens and keyboards!