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New Zines Added to Our Catalog

December 01, 2014

We’ve added some new zines to our distro catalog. As always, they are available to order online or through the mail, and the PDFs can be downloaded. In keeping with some recent changes, we’ve added both imposed and screen readable versions of these zines where possible. The new titles are: Organizing Anarchism and the English Language Anarchy & Alcohol Prisons 3 Positions Against Prison History Industrial Domestication Direct Action Together: Booklet to Form Affinity Groups Theory Technological…

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Featured Zine: Blockade, Occupy, Strike Back

November 20, 2014

With the a “state of emergency” declared in Ferguson outside of St. Louis and protests announced across the United States to coincide with the upcoming announcement of a grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown, it seems appropriate to feature a zine pertaining to street tactics. In recent years, one of the best new primers to come out was the newspaper “Blockade, Occupy, Strike Back.” Originally released as a newspaper during the student strikes in Montreal in 2012, this zine…

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Announcing: Black Seed Issue #2

November 17, 2014

From AnarchistNews.org: Black Seed Issue #2 has arrived from the printers and is available for bulk mail-order through Little Black Cart and soon to be available throughout the U.S. at various bookstores and social-spaces. We are excited to present you with another publication of green anarchy, a continuance of some of the conversations started in the first issue and stirring up new conversations that we stated were part of our interests in our initial announcements. Here’s some of what you’ll…

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November/December Political Prisoner Birthdays Poster

November 12, 2014

From Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, 1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for November. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. 2) Please help raise funds for our comrade Andy’s legal fund. On August 23rd Andy was arrested while attending a demonstration in solidarity with those protesting in Ferguson, MO following the murder of Michael Brown. While walking on the sidewalk during the…

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Featured Zine: Writing To Prisoners FAQ

October 29, 2014

As part of an effort to highlight different titles in our distro catalog, we’re going to be doing semi-weekly blog posts to “feature” different zines. This week’s featured zine is “Writing to Prisoners: Frequently Asked Questions.” Published in 2013 by Black Cat Factory with text borrowed from Leeds Anarchist Black Cross, “Writing to Prisoners” is a great introduction to writing to prisoners. It covers the basics from how to find prisoners to write to and the mechanics of doing so, to…

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Interview with Crimethinc

October 28, 2014

Recently, Mask Magazine published an interesting interview with Crimethinc. Much of the interview focuses broadly on the history of Crimethinc, its recent announcement of the outreach project “To Change Everything,” and the ways in which the collective has tried to expand the reach of anarchist ideas. Its always worthwhile to take the opportunity to reflect on how projects function and what lessons can be learned from how they unfold. In terms of this interview, much of the discussion focuses on…

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New Surveillance Self-Defense Guide

October 25, 2014

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new and updated “Surveillance Self-Defense Guide.” The Guide explains in easy-to-follow language how to defend yourself from digital surveillance by using encryption tools and developing appropriate privacy and security practices. From a blog post introducing the guide: “In the time since the Snowden revelations, we’ve learned a lot about the threats faced by individuals and organizations all over the world—threats to privacy, security, and free…

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Video: Industrial Civilization, Meat Production and Consumption

October 24, 2014

The following video—“Industrial Civilization, Meat Production and Consumption”—was produced by an anarchist group in Greece called “Sympraxis for the anarchy.” The video is a 22 minute look at the relationship between civilization, capitalism, the state, and animal consumption. It has English-text provided by the Contra Info translating project. We’re always excited to see anarchists experimenting with different forms of media beyond just simple text. You can find more about the group at http…

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“Know Your Rights” When Dealing with Police & Electronic Devices

October 24, 2014

Recently, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published a helpful “Know Your Rights Guide” outlining the legal rights that individuals have when police and other law enforcement agencies try to search the data stored on your computer, cell phone, or other electronic device. Among the topics covered are when the police can perform a search, what to do if police have (or don’t have) a warrant, and what happens when police cannot get access to a device because of encryption or other security…

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Fifth Estate #392 – “Art & Anarchy”

October 15, 2014

The Fall/Winter 2014 issue of the Michigan-based Fifth Estate is out now. This issue features: Letters Welcome to the Idiocene Max Cafard Logistical Anarchism Jeff Shantz VR Troopers Jason Rodgers Seattle’s Left Bank Books Sylvie Kashdan Anarchist Golf? Joseph Winogrond Free Marius Jacob Mason Dirty Yeti: DIY House Taylor Weech Death & Deadening Bryan Tucker Civilization & Collapse John Zerzan On the Sale of Bodies Thaddeus Blanchett Tune, Occasion, and Memory of Minisota Josefine W.W. Parker…

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