New Zines: Seven Years Against Prison + More

New Zines March 30

We’ve been catching up on reading zines over the past few weeks and are continuing to add titles to our catalog. Here’s a few recent additions:

  • Seven Years Against Prison – This zine celebrates seven years of prison noise demos in Southwestern Ontario. It features a essay on the history of the demos and why they started, as well as communiques for each years demo. It’s a good example of a practice that can be used to build solidarity with those in prison and the international anarchist space.
  • Toronto G20 Main Conspiracy Group – This zine presents a solid analysis of the conspiracy charges that arose out of anarchist efforts to organize against the G20 summit in Toronto in 2010. It explores the way the state built its conspiracy case and draws important security lessons from the experience. The zine provides an important contribution to conversations around security culture.
  • The Spaces Between – This zine features a series of questions and responses from anarchists living in areas outside the “hot spots” of anarchy in North America. From rural areas to smaller towns, this zine centers the experience of those who aren’t living in places with large numbers of anarchists. The discussion covers a range of topics including dealing with isolation, what folks are working on, how people deal with the left, and how people relate to the larger anarchist space. This is critical reading!

All of these zines are available as PDF files for reproduction and distribution. If you need printed copies, they can be ordered from us.

As always, we encourage folks to spread these zines far and wide.

The Spaces Between Project Interviewed on Final Straw Radio

Recently, The Final Straw Radio interviewed two participants in “The Spaces Between” project. “The Spaces Between” is a writing project exploring what it means to be an anarchist outside the coastal hotspots of anarchy in the United States such as Oakland or New York. It looks at what anarchy in these places looks like (hint:…

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“Against Democracy” Booklet Translated

In December 2014, several anarchists were arrested in Spain and accused of being part of “coordinated anarchist groups with terrorist ends” that plan to “seriously upset the public space.” The arrests were part of a series of coordinated raids dubbed “Operation Pandora”. During the initial raid, Spanish authorities made much of the discovery of a…

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New Zines: Colonization and Decolonization + More

We’ve added a few new zines to our catalog: An Anarchist Response to the Nihilists – This zine comes out of Barcelona and offers an interesting anarchist critique of nihilism and nihilist activities. While rooted in the context of Barcelona, it raises some important questions for folks across the world to grapple with regarding attacks,…

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Featured Zine: Voting vs. Direct Action

With the 2016 presidential election looming in the United States, it’s getting to be the time at which many anarchists get stuck participating in frustrating conversations about the current election, elections in general, and the act of voting. As anarchists, our position on elections and politics is clear – we reject them. However, for many…

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March Political Prisoner Birthdays Poster

From the Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for March.(11″x17″ PDF, 478KB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night. Get together with some friends in your town to send…

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Smash Facebook and Telephone

Re-posted from 325. For additional reading on this topic, check out the “Security” section of our distro: Smash Facebook+Telephone – use Tails and Jabber/OTR To avoid more repression from the police – think about your communication! The pigs get many informations through the unnecessary use of telephone and Facebook. Try Tails https://tails.boum.org/news/index.en.html , it is…

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Final Straw Panel Discussion on Modesto Anarcho

A recent episode of The Final Straw Radio featured a panel discussion that took place at the Humboldt Anarchist Bookfaire on Modesto Anarcho and anarchist activity in the town of Modesto. It’s worth listening to as it focuses on the experience of anarchists in a small town. The panelists—all of whom were involved in the…

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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For February 2016

From the Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for February.(11″x17″ PDF, 838KB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night. Get together with some friends in your town to send…

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Help Launch The It’s Going Down Magazine!

Please consider contributing to fund the printing of an “It’s Going Down” magazine: The idea for It’s Going Down started over a year ago and developed out of conversations about the need for a high quality news site that was accessible to the public and was also a tool and resource for those already involved…

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