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Featured Zine: Voting vs. Direct Action

March 04, 2016

With the 2016 presidential election looming in the United States, it’s getting to be the time at which many anarchists get stuck participating in frustrating conversations about the current election, elections in general, and the act of voting. As anarchists, our position on elections and politics is clear – we reject them. However, for many folks we may come into contact with, these critiques are new and/or are not clear. The zine “Voting vs. Direct Action”, written by Crimethinc, has served us…

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March Political Prisoner Birthdays Poster

March 02, 2016

From the Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for March.(11″x17″ PDF, 478KB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night. Get together with some friends in your town to send birthday cards to these fighters in our struggle. It’s an easy way to help remind them that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember—don’t…

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Smash Facebook and Telephone

March 01, 2016

Re-posted from 325. For additional reading on this topic, check out the “Security” section of our distro: Smash Facebook+Telephone – use Tails and Jabber/OTR To avoid more repression from the police – think about your communication! The pigs get many informations through the unnecessary use of telephone and Facebook. Try Tails https://tails.boum.org/news/index.en.html , it is the most safe way of communication and internet using. Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and…

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Final Straw Panel Discussion on Modesto Anarcho

February 22, 2016

A recent episode of The Final Straw Radio featured a panel discussion that took place at the Humboldt Anarchist Bookfaire on Modesto Anarcho and anarchist activity in the town of Modesto. It’s worth listening to as it focuses on the experience of anarchists in a small town. The panelists—all of whom were involved in the project—reflected on their experiences, successes, and lessons learned. In addition, they field a number of insightful questions from the audience. From the description: This…

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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For February 2016

February 01, 2016

From the Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for February.(11″x17″ PDF, 838KB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night. Get together with some friends in your town to send birthday cards to these fighters in our struggle. It’s an easy way to help remind them that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember—don…

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Help Launch The It’s Going Down Magazine!

January 20, 2016

Please consider contributing to fund the printing of an “It’s Going Down” magazine: The idea for It’s Going Down started over a year ago and developed out of conversations about the need for a high quality news site that was accessible to the public and was also a tool and resource for those already involved in revolutionary social struggles. Launched in the summer of 2015, we’re happy to note that IGD has grown, slowly but surely. We’re excited about the future of the site, both in terms of the…

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Featured Zine: 3 Positions Against Prison

January 11, 2016

“3 Positions Against Prison” originally appeared in the tenth issue of Fire to the Prisons. It provides an excellent analysis of both prison and many of the positions that characterize anarchist and leftist practice as it relates to prison. The essay is notable for its analysis of how prison functions in the contemporary world, less as a discrete physical institution or space and more as a permeation of different aspects of prison (surveillance, militarization of police, etc). Beyond this, the…

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January Political Prisoners Birthday Poster

January 08, 2016

From the Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for January.(11″x17″ PDF, 450KB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night.Get together with some friends in your town to send birthday cards to these fighters in our struggle. It’s an easy way to help remind them that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember—don’t…

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Help Support Detroit’s Trumbullplex

December 29, 2015

The Trumbullplex—a long running anarchist space in Detroit, Michigan—is currently in the midst of a fundraiser. If you have cash to spare, please consider making a donation to support the project. Anarchist spaces like the Trumbullplex are important, especially in the midwest. Maintaining a 122-year-old house is a time-intensive, often overwhelming process. Since it was first collectivized in 1993, Trumbullplex (AKA the Wayne Association for Collective Housing) has provided a space for radical…

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Fifth Estate #395 Out Now

December 17, 2015

The Winter 2016 (#395) issue of Fifth Estate is out now. This issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the long-running publication. Contents for this issue include: FE Museum Exhibits (Online Only) by Fifth Estate Collective Remembering Federico Arcos (Online Only) by David Watson The Future is Now! by Jesús Sepúlveda Sabotage & the Flows of Capital by Jeff Shantz Transgender Struggle in Prison by Anonymous Image Worshipping by Panos Papadimitropoulos Mega-Cities by Bellamy Fitzpatrick Pura…

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