Sprout Distro

New Zines in Our Distro Catalog

June 17, 2014

We’ve added a lot of new zines to our distro catalog. They cover a wide mix of topics, from critiques of identity politics to developing deeper relationships with the land. As always, you can download the PDFs to print your own or contact us to order the zines through the mail. Within the next few weeks we’ll also have a more stream-lined process for ordering zines through the mail and Internet again. Also, we welcome suggestions for additional titles to carry and discussion about any of the…

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Anti-Civilization Radio: Free Radical Radio

June 10, 2014

We’re trying to use this blog more frequently to highlight inspiring anarchist projects, activities, publications, etc. If you have any recommendations and/or suggestions, please contact us. In that spirit, we encourage folks to check out Free Radical Radio, an anti-civilization radio program that airs Sunday nights on Berkeley Liberation Radio out of California. For those of us listening from outside of the Bay, episodes are regularly posted online for download. Free Radical Radio “…discusses…

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June 11 Benefit Show in Grand Rapids

June 07, 2014

As part of the International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, & All Longterm Anarchist Prisoners there will be a benefit show here in Grand Rapids to raise money: june_11_show_2014 If you can’t make it to the show, check out this good write-up of other things you can do to support political prisoners on June 11 such as writing letters or donating funds.

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New Small Town Anarchists Zine

June 06, 2014

We’re excited about a project that we saw announced the other day on AnarchistNews.org: a zine focused on the difficulties of being an anarchist in a small town. Hopefully it will help to spur an increase in conversation about what it means to be an anarchist in a small town or even in larger towns where there are few anarchists: “Small Town” Anarchists zine: call for submissions Anarchists nowadays are transient people, usually looking to move to the next cool place: Oakland, Seattle, Montreal…

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4 Years on Radio: A Conversation

June 05, 2014

The Final Straw Radio—an excellent anarchist radio show and podcast out of Asheville, NC—recently celebrated its four year anniversary. In light of the occasion, the program took the opportunity to interview participants in four other anarchist audio projects: John Zerzan’s “Anarchy Radio,” the CrimethInc Ex-Worker Podcast, Submedia.tv, and Free Radical Radio. Billed as a discussion about “…the projects they work on, about the medium of radio and podcast, about what folks have learned while…

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June Political Prisoner Birthday Poster

June 04, 2014

prisoner-bday-jun-2014The June Political Prisoners Birthday Poster is out now: Hello Friends and Comrades, 1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for June. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. 2) Seven prisoners at Polk CI in Butner, NC have started a hunger strike to protest their conditions. According to prisoners in the facility, additional men have been joining the strike since that first day. The strike was initiated…

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New Zine: Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Vol. 4

May 22, 2014

We’re happy to announce the completion of the fourth and final volume of our set of zines on anarchist history in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Volume 4 explores relatively recent anarchist history, looking at the 1980s through to the 1990s. As was the case in previous zines, we cover events and topics that have largely gone unexplored elsewhere, including anarchist efforts in Grand Rapids within the punk scene, participation in Anti-Racist Action and…

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New Zine: Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Vol. 3

May 16, 2014

The third zine in our four zine history of anarchist activity in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been completed. Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Volume 3 covers a larger span of time than previous volumes, covering the years from the 1910s into the 1960s. Among the topics covered are the story of Charles Bergman, an anarchist from the Grand Rapids area who organized talks in Grand Rapids for Emma Goldman and printed anarchist propaganda, the repression that anarchists and other radicals faced…

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Cleveland Anarchist Bookfair

May 03, 2014

On May 9-11 the Cleveland Anarchist Bookfair will be happening. Since there often doesn’t seem to be a lot going on in the Midwest, it may be a good opportunity to connect with other anarchists in the region: Cleveland, Ohio will have its first annual anarchist book fair on the west side’s Gordon Square from May 9th–11th. There will be books, bands, workshops and more… Speakers/ Workshops: tom nomad – Author of “The Masters Tools“; Member of the Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare www…

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May 2014 Political Prisoner Birthday Poster

May 03, 2014

From the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective: 1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for May. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. 2) It’s not too late to plan a noise demo outside a prison or jail near you that holds women captive for Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day began not just as a day to honor mothers, but as a day for mothers to express solidarity with one another and against the wars that left widows and orphans…

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