Sprout Distro

Fundraising Call for New Crimethinc Primer

October 11, 2014

Over the years, we’ve always appreciated the work that Crimethinc has done in terms of spreading anarchist ideas. We have used their “Fighting For Our Lives” primer as a basic introduction to anarchy while tabling, at protests, and other events and have always been impressed by the quality and scale of the project (650,000 copies printed). We’re excited to hear that Crimethinc is launching a new outreach project, “To Change Everything.” The project will include 100,000 copies of a new 48-page…

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New Zines in Our Distro Catalog

September 30, 2014

We’ve added some new titles to our distro catalog, check out the links below. Additionally, we’ve started to add screen reading versions of the zines (where possible) to our site. As always, you can order these zines from us via our online store or get in touch to pay via mail. Finally, if you download the PDFs of any of these newer zines, you will see that they are hosted on Archive.org. We’re in the process of uploading our entire zine collection to Archive.org as a way of ensuring that it…

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Interview in Riotous Incognitix

September 19, 2014

There is an interview with us in a new “queer, insurrectionary anarchist, vegan straight-edge” zine called Riotous Incognitix. The short interview with us is featured alongside interviews with a vegan straight edge hip-hop group out of Brazil called xBALACLAVAx, a piece on green anarchy and anti-civilization anarchy, and a report on the use of alcohol as a chemical weapon against the Lakota. You can download the zine for printing from Archive.org. We hope to see more issues soon.

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New Web Host

September 17, 2014

We recently changed web hosts and consequently things were a bit slow around here. However, we’re back and are now hosted by an excellent radical tech collective. If anything seems broken, please let us know. Over the next few weeks we’ll be adding new zines to the catalog, updating out-of-date pages, adding screen-readable versions of many of the zines we carry, and making other small improvements.

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Inteview on Anarchists, Indigenous People, and Pipelines

September 17, 2014

The following interview as posted on AnarchistNews.org about a week ago. It’s worth sharing because it looks at how anarchists in the Occupied Coast Salish Territories (in and around Vancouver in Canada) have intervened in anti-infrastructure fights against pipelines and how folks have worked to connect with indigenous people in the area. Moreover, the interviewee says—and we also agree—that this can have an important influence on anarchy in terms of moving it away from a euro-centric focus…

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September 2014 Political Prisoner Birthday Poster

September 17, 2014

From the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, 1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for September. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. 2) A bail and legal fund has been established to support the 43 or so people who have been arrested during the initial anti-police demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo. Please spread the word widely and help get some money together to get these people out. All funds…

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Guide to Cell Phones at Protests

August 31, 2014

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an organization working to protect civil liberties in the digital realm, recently put together a “Cell Phone Guide for US Protestors” that offers helpful tips for those who find themselves in protest situations. It makes a good addition to zines we distribute on the topic, including “London Calling” and “Anonymity/Security.” Protesters want to be able to communicate, to document the protests, and to share photos and video with the world. So they’ll be…

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Guide to American “Red” Groups

August 28, 2014

Over the past few years, there has sadly been an increase in the number of socialist political groupings active in the Grand Rapids area. While they tend to be small groups that have relatively limited influence and visibility in the larger community – seemingly content to pass out newspapers at demonstrations, organize speakers on college campuses, or host study groups – their presence is always concerning as both history and contemporary struggle show that the socialist left is the enemy of…

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Ferguson and Further

August 24, 2014

Over the past two weeks, there has been a considerable amount of discussion about what has been happening in Ferguson in response to the police killing of Michael Brown. In many ways, the act is representative of how police function everywhere, both in terms of its daily brutality and in the brutal response to those who rebelled against the police that occupy their neighborhoods. Among the many essays that have been written on Ferguson, two pieces by Crimethinc stand out in their discussion of…

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SHAC Ends… The Future is Ours

August 13, 2014

Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC)–an innovative ten-year campaign launched by animal liberation activists–has ended. While claiming success in terms of exposing Huntingdon Life Sciences animal exploitation and almost driving the company into bankruptcy, organizers with SHAC in the United Kingdom cite ongoing repression as the impetus behind calling it quits, saying that they need time to respond to the repression and to come up with new approaches and tactics. In many ways, the SHAC campaign…

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