Direct Action Zines
These zines cover the broad topic of “direct action”. Many of them focus on protest tactics for use in the street including black blocs, first aid, awareness of crowd control tactics, etc. Other titles focus on blockades, occupations, graffiti, banner drops, and more.
Recommended Zines on Direct Action
10 Steps for Setting Up A Blockade
A Demonstrator's Guide to Responding to Gunshot Wounds
Activist Trauma & Recovery
An Activist's Guide to Basic First Aid
Art & Science of Billboard Improvement
Autonomous Tenants Union Tactics Vol. 1
Banner Drops, Stencils, Wheatpaste, and Distributing Information
Blockade, Occupy, Strike Back
Blocs, Black and Otherwise
Civilian's Guide to Direct Action
Copse: A Cartoon Book of Tree Protesting
Cover Your Forehead!
DIY Doula Self-Care for Before, During, and After your Abortion
Defend the Territory
Direct Action Tactics
Do-It-Yourself Occupation Guide: 2012 Redux
Earth First! Wolf Hunt Sabotage Manual
Elements of A Barricade
Field Guide to Wheapasting
Good Manners and Affinity Groups
Health and Safety at Militant Actions
Hong Kong Protest Tactics & Roles
How It Is To Be Fun
How to Organize a Protest March
In Defense of Smashing Cameras
It’s Vacant, Take It!
Mask Up: How & Why
Of Martial Traditions & The Art of Rebellion
Pepperspray, CS, & Other "Less Lethal" Weapons
Resistance, Rebellion, & Repression
That Horse Is A Weapon
The Radical Cheerbook
The Walls Are Alive!
Voting vs. Direct Action
Warrior Crowd Control & Riot Manual
Archived Direct Action Zines
Due to their age, we no longer recommend distributing the following zines. We are keeping them online for historical reasons as some of the information may still be useful.