Book Review: Translating Anarchy

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As an anarchist who participated in the larger Occupy phenomenon (in my case, Occupy Grand Rapids) I never really followed much of what was happening with Occupy Wall Street in New York City. When the occupations spread across the country, my inspiration came from elsewhere, cities like Oakland, Seattle, and St. Louis seemed to offer … Continue Reading »


July is International Zine Month

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While July is half way over now, to we wanted to point out that it’s “International Zine Month” which is an event started back in 2010 by the folks at Stolen Sharpie Revolution to highlight zines. The month features suggestions for doing a “zine-related” activity a day. There is a poster for the month and … Continue Reading »

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Online Ordering is Back

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For the past few months we haven’t had the capacity to do online ordering, but we’re happy to announce that it now works again. You can access our online catalog at http://sproutdistro.storenvy.com In the coming weeks we’ll add better integration with our website, but for now check out our store. And as always, while we … Continue Reading »


Epilogue to “The Broken Teapot”

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Recently, the editor/author of the zine “The Broken Teapot” published an epilogue to the zine reflecting on criticism and feedback they have received on the zine, how their thoughts have evolved, and offering a few more thoughts on accountability within anarchist circles. We’re going to start shipping this epilogue with orders of the zine, but … Continue Reading »


Black Seed #1 Out Now

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The new green anarchist journal Black Seed is out now. From the description: Black Seed is an anarchist paper in the tradition of Green Anarchy magazine (RIP) that that presents through essays, images, stories, and poetry, green anarchist perspectives. In our first issue we have short stories, interviews, and essays, by John Zerzan and others. … Continue Reading »


New Zines in Our Distro Catalog

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We’ve added a lot of new zines to our distro catalog. They cover a wide mix of topics, from critiques of identity politics to developing deeper relationships with the land. As always, you can download the PDFs to print your own or contact us to order the zines through the mail. Within the next few … Continue Reading »


Anti-Civilization Radio: Free Radical Radio

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We’re trying to use this blog more frequently to highlight inspiring anarchist projects, activities, publications, etc. If you have any recommendations and/or suggestions, please contact us. In that spirit, we encourage folks to check out Free Radical Radio, an anti-civilization radio program that airs Sunday nights on Berkeley Liberation Radio out of California. For those … Continue Reading »


June 11 Benefit Show in Grand Rapids

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As part of the International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, & All Longterm Anarchist Prisoners there will be a benefit show here in Grand Rapids to raise money: If you can’t make it to the show, check out this good write-up of other things you can do to support political prisoners on … Continue Reading »


New Small Town Anarchists Zine

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We’re excited about a project that we saw announced the other day on AnarchistNews.org: a zine focused on the difficulties of being an anarchist in a small town. Hopefully it will help to spur an increase in conversation about what it means to be an anarchist in a small town or even in larger towns … Continue Reading »