Towards A Less Fucked Up World: Sobriety and Anarchist Struggle is a zine published in the early 2000s by Nick Riotfag that explores the role intoxication culture plays in anarchist communities. The zine provides a thorough exploration of the issues around intoxication and anarchism. Topics covered include “Masculinity, Rape, and Intoxication,” “Youth Liberation and Sobriety,” “Intoxication and Corporate Culture,” “Intoxication and Social Life,” “Intoxication in Oppressed Communities,” and many more. There are also two stories detailing how intoxication often plays out in anarchist communities and reflections on how to develop an anarchist sobriety. We’ve been tabling with this zine for years and it always inspires good conversations!
This edition includes a revised text that differs from what was in the first edition of the zine as well as an afterward that includes reflections on the zine and the conversations it spurred. The “Afterward” originally appeared in the book Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics.