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New Zines in Our Catalog

July 27, 2015

We’ve added a few new zines to our catalog: Who Needs the NSA when we have Facebook? – We recently received a copy of this zine from the folks at Burn Pile Press. It’s an excellent critique of Facebook and social networking websites more generally, arguing that they have no place within resistance movements. The argument isn’t just philosophical, but looks at some of the ways in which Facebook has been used against radicals. 10 Steps for Setting Up a Blockade – This is a more recent zine on the…

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Fifth Estate #394 Out Now

July 02, 2015

fe-394-1-coverThe newest issued of the long-running and Michigan-based anarchist magazine Fifth Estate has been published. The Summer 2015 issue’s theme is “Vietnam: A War of Lies.” It features the following content: Fifth Estate celebrates 50th year The Rojava Revolution – Andrew Flood All Organizing is Science Fiction – adrienne maree brown When the War Comes Home – Marieke Bivar Federico Arcos Dies at 94 – David Watson Storm Warnings – Feral Sage Paradigms – John Zerzan Transhumanism vs…

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New Digital Anarchist Poster Archive

July 02, 2015

The Joseph A. Labadie Collection—one of the foremost archives of anarchist materials in the world and located right here in Michigan—has just completed a project aimed at digitizing posters obtained over the past 100 years. The posters cover topics including “Anarchism, Civil Liberties, Colonialism, Communism, Ecology, Labor, Pacifism, Sexual Freedom, Socialism, Women, and Youth/Student Protest.” There are a lot of interesting things in the archive, from posters against gentrification in San…

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New Zines in our Catalog

June 29, 2015

We’ve added a few new zines to our catalog: What Is Prisoner Support? – This zine comes out of the 2015 No More Locked Doors Conference and consists of statements by a current political prisoners about the importance of prisoner support and a discussion of what types of support they have found to be the most helpful. Not If, But Why? – This zine compiles three essays out of Europe that raise critical questions about autonomous spaces. Especially worthwhile is the discussion about the tensions…

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New Zines: Revolutionary Solidarity & Riot/Control

May 15, 2015

We’ve added a couple of new titles to our distro catalog: Revolutionary Solidarity: A Critical Reader for Accomplices – This zine comes out of the post-Ferguson debates about race, ally politics, identity, solidarity, and rioting. This is an essential zine that compiles many previously published pieces into one volume. Riot/Control – This zine juxtaposes police crowd control manuals with excerpts from various street tactics zines that have been published over the years. It’s one of the better…

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New Zines: Dining w/Vultures & Broken Teapot

April 13, 2015

We’ve added two new zines to our catalog: Dining with Vultures: Bristol Anarchists & the UK Media – An examination of recent events in Bristol and the results of anarchist anarchist attempts to engage with the media. The quick version of the story is that the mass media can’t be used for anarchist ends. The Broken Teapot (2nd Edition) – This is the updated 2nd edition of The Broken Teapot, a zine that takes a critical look at accountability processes and anarchist efforts in this area. This…

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Fifth Estate Interviewed by Final Straw Radio

March 25, 2015

Michigan is home to one of the longest running English language anarchist publications, Fifth Estate. The magazine is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, making it one of the few projects to maintain some degree of continuity across all that has changed in the anarchist space since the 1970s. Fifth Estate started as an underground newspaper in the 1960s and out of around 500 newspapers that existed in that period, Fifth Estate is the only one still publishing. Peter Werbe, a…

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Featured Zine: The A-Zone & A Decade Of Anarchy In Chicago

March 21, 2015

For our featured zine this time around, we’ve chosen “The A-Zone & A Decade Of Anarchy In Chicago.” The new zine is published by the Anarchist History Nerd Brigade and is one of several titles by that project aimed at uncovering more recent anarchist history. In anarchist circles, there is often a tendency to for any discussion of history to go back to the early 1900s or the Spanish Civil War at the latest. While there may be good reasons for exploring the events of those periods and the actions…

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New History Zines in our Catalog

March 19, 2015

We’ve added five titles from the Anarchist History Nerd Brigade to our catalog that cover post-1970 anarchist history in the United States. In total, the zines provide a starting point for understanding more recent anarchist history, something that has often been neglected by the general tendency of anarchists to focus on the more distant past. The titles all offer something a bit different, but all are worth checking out. “The A-Zone & A Decade Of Anarchy In Chicago” presents a series of…

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New Project: Rent Is Theft

March 19, 2015

We’re always excited to see new anarchist projects that attempt to break out of the status quo of the anarchist milieu. One such project that we’re pretty excited about is a new publication called “Rent Is Theft.” “Rent Is Theft” describes itself as: “…is an anarchist publication with the goal of combating private property ownership in Brooklyn and beyond. The idea for this publication was born out a desire to fight the wave of gentrification in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Although this is a modest…

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