Recently Added Zines
- A Demonstrator's Guide to Responding to Gunshot Wounds
- Mask Up: How & Why
- Film The Police! & Know Your Rights
- Tips on staying sane & calm while being arrested & sitting in a jail cell alone
- Prisoner Letter Writing & Support
- Blocing Up
- That Horse Is A Weapon
- Confidence. Courage. Connection. Trust. (Abridged)
- Confidence. Courage. Connection. Trust.
- The Invisible Ground
CategoriesAccountability & Consent, Anti-Oppression, Direct Action, DIY, History, Legal, Organizing, Prisons, Security,Theory
What is a Zine?
Zines are self-published magazines. Most often, they are photocopied half-size booklets or pamphlets. For us, we trace the history of zines to the DIY punk scene and the production of zines as a way of transmitting information. Zines have been used by anarchists for decades as a way of circulating information and sharing ideas and analysis.
A longer definition from Zineworld:
A zine (pronounced “zeen,” like “magazine”) is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals. Zines come in all shapes, sizes, topics, and formats. Most zines are photocopied, but they can also be printed offset, like a magazine or newspaper. Zines range from handwritten and sloppy to cut-and-paste (text pasted on top of background images) to artsy with handmade touches to produced on a computer with a professional looking layout. Zines may incorporate screenprinting, linoleum cuts, and hand-stitched bindings. Most zines have print runs of a couple dozen to a few hundred copies.