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Support Czech Anarchists Facing Repression

October 02, 2015

Earlier this year, police in the Czech Republic undertook a series of raids against the anarchist, anti-authoritarian, and animal liberation movement in the country. The raids—known as Operation Fénix (“Phoenix” in English)—involved the confiscation of servers, computers, flash drives, cameras, and other digital devices. Along with this, 11 individuals were detained, with 3 remaining in custody. The case has led to the very first terrorism charges in the Czech Republic. As more has become known…

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New Zines: Don’t Be A Dick + More

September 30, 2015

We’ve updated our catalog with some new zines: **Some Notes on Insurrectionary Anarchism –**This is a classic accessible introduction to insurrectionary anarchism. It was written in the early 2000s and therefore doesn’t have the cumbersome rhetoric and language that characterized many of the later attempts to explain the theory. It articulates the basic concepts of insurrectionary anarchism including, the necessity of attack, self-activity, uncontrollability, permanent conflictuality, and…

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New Zines: Against Assemblies + More

September 21, 2015

We’ve added a few new zines to our catalog: Against Assemblies – This zine published by Ruines des Capital collects two texts from the United Kingdom critiquing assemblies and mass organizations. The zine does an excellent job of highlighting the limits of “mass organizations,” “assemblies,” “movements,” and “direct democracy.” In place of these forms, the zine argues for vibrant self-organized and informal efforts. The Smartphone Society – This zine from Subversion Press presents an essay by…

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Wildfire Issue 2 Out Now

September 17, 2015

Wildfire—“an anarchist prison newsletter”—recently published its second issue. The new issue features a variety of writings from anarchist prisoners including Michael Kimble, Gender Anarky, Sean Swain, and a host of others. In addition, there is a lengthy chronology of actions and repression covering the months since the last issue of Wildfire. The publication is a “quarterly newsletter of anarchist prison struggle.” In the first issue, the editors explained the origins of the project: “This…

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Featured Zine: Mass, the Left, and other Walking Fossils

September 15, 2015

“Mass, the Left, and other Walking Fossils” is a compilation of texts from the Curious George Brigade*.* It provides a good and brief introduction to anti-leftist anarchy. It critiques the idea of “the mass”, the notion of duty, single-issue campaigns, compromise, coalitions, permanence, false unity, etc. In their place, the text offers a vision of anarchy based on affinity, decentralization, informal networks, and autonomy. The writings were taken from the book Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs…

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Avalanche #5

September 08, 2015

The fifth issue of the publication Avalanche was recently released. Avlanche is sub-titled a journal of “anarchist correspondence” and it contains a mix of theoretical and analysis pieces largely from the informal or autonomist anarchist tradition. In issue #5 there are reports from Mexico, Chile, Spain, Germany, Belgium, and Greece. While situated in specific geographic locations, the pieces point towards an international practice and have relevancy beyond their immediate context. There are…

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New Project: Resonance Audio Distro

September 05, 2015

Resonance Audio Distro is a new anarchist project that is recording and distributing anarchist and related texts and distributing them in audio form. The idea is that it will increase the availability of the texts and inspire lively anarchist discussions that “…lead us into the streets.” There’s an impressive selection of audio zines available with classics like “A Day Mournful and Overcast” and “Passion for Freedom,” as well as more recent titles like “To Our Friends” and “Revolutionary…

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“To Change Everything” Tour in Grand Rapids

September 01, 2015

The Promise of Anarchism: An International Panel Discussion September 25, 2015 7:00pm The Tanglefoot Building 314 Straight Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Climate change, economic crisis, unrest from Baltimore to Brazil: the prevailing order is unsustainable in every way. Today even the most entrenched authorities admit that it is necessary to change everything. But all the solutions they offer rely on the same structures that produced this mess in the first place. How do we change everything…

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Support Zine for Anarchist Prisoner Eric King

August 31, 2015

We recently received word of a new zine called “Battle Tested: Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoner Eric King.” The zine collects various essays, statements, and poems by Eric King, a vegan anarchist who is currently facing life in prison. King is being charged with the attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City. He is facing the possibility of life in prison and up to this point, much of his pre-trial detention has been spent in solitary confinement. From Eric King’s…

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New Site: It’s Going Down

July 27, 2015

Over the past month or so, we’ve been very excited about a new anarchist news and counter-information website covering North America called “It’s Going Down.” The site explains its goals as: “We are a network of friends and comrades across The States and Canada that seek to provide news and analysis of when it goes down. When it goes down: riots, strikes, occupations, expropriations, rebellion, revolt, insurrection, whether together or alone – we support revolt: it will fill the pages of this…

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