First off, sorry for not publishing one of these round-ups for the past two months.
Second, we’d like to encourage people to get into the habit of producing zines. While the trend towards using the Internet as a primary means of communication (particularly as “outreach”) for the anarchist space has been happening consistently over the past decades, it seems that noticeably fewer zines and publications are being produced. There could be any number of different reasons for it, but we find it to be disappointing. We would hope that the lack of publishing is due to anarchists living in face-to-face communities on their own terms, experimenting in autonomy or perhaps in active conflict with the state. Unfortunately, our hunch is that anarchy is ever more absorbing the both the patterns of communication informed by social media and its underlying logic (performance, a quest for likes, an accelerated pace of tweet/retweets/etc).
If you do decide to create a new zine or start a publication, let us know so we can include it in our next round-up. Thanks to all the folks who took time to publish the zines featured below and thanks to everyone who uses these posts to send zines to prisoners.