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Rolling Thunder #11 Out Now

April 26, 2014

A new issue of Crimethinc’s always excellent Rolling Thunder journal is out now. The eleventh issue of the journal features excellent articles mixed with often stunning photographs, including recent writings such as the “After the Crest” series Crimethinc wrote about the decline of social movements and the “Deserting the Digital Utopia” essay exploring digital culture. In addition, Rolling Thunder has a report from the Taksim Square resistance in Turkey over the summer and an overview of…

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Fifth Estate #391 Out Now: Anarchy!

April 22, 2014

The new issue of the long-running anti-authoritarian Fifth Estate out of Michigan has been released. The Spring/Summer 2014 issue (#391) contains the following articles: Aaron Lakoff Responses welcome Wholly Shit – Church Reviews Stéphane Grand Jury Resister Freed Education as Domestication of Inner Space Layla AbdelRahim Agriculture History Misses Mark John Zerzan Ken Kesey & the Merry Pranksters Mike Peters Obscene Kite Incident The Impossible Community Jim Feast Hypocrisies of the Left Jonny…

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New Zine: Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Volume 2

April 18, 2014

The second zine in our four zine series exploring the history of anarchists has been completed. Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Volume 2 covers a number of different topics pertaining to anarchist activity in Grand Rapids in the early 1900s. We look at the Dutch anarchism of Hendrik Meijer (yes, of groccery store fame) who brought the ideas of Dutch anarchist Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis to West Michigan, recount Emma Goldman’s several visits to Grand Rapids, tell the story of the solider…

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Podcast on the Differences between Anarchism, Communism, and Socialism

April 16, 2014

Two recent episodes of the generally excellent Ex-Worker podcast produced by Crimethinc tackle a major issue in anarchist thought—the distinction between anarchism and communism and socialism. While the topic has been debated extensively over the past one-hundred and fifty years, going back to the era when anarchists first separated from the communists, it’s a topic that continues to be relevant to this day. Anarchists often find themselves participating in struggles in which communists and…

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New Zine: Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Vol. 1

April 11, 2014

We’re very excited to announce the publication of a new zine titled “Mob Work: Anarchists in Grand Rapids, Volume 1.” The zine is the first zine in a four volume set that explores the history of anarchists in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this first volume, there is an overview of the project and the history of anarchists in Grand Rapids, an exploration of the German anarchists in the 1880s, a look at the well-known anarchist Voltairine de Cleyre who lived in Grand Rapids during an important period…

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April Political Prisoners Birthday Poster

April 03, 2014

The April political prisoners birthdays poster from the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, 1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for April. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. 2) Our hearts are overflowing with joy that Eddie Conway is not included in this April’s Birthday Poster. Eddie was freed at the beginning of march. You can check out this interview he did on the day after his release…

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New Zines in Our Distro Catalog

March 31, 2014

We’ve added some new zines to our distro catalog. As always, you can download them as imposed PDFs to print on your own or contact us for mail order. New titles: History After the Crest: Part 1 After the Crest: Part 2 – Oakland After the Crest: Part 3 – Barcelona After the Crest: Part 4 – Montreal Anti-Oppression Lines in Sand Philly Dudes Collective: Year One Social Detox Theory Deserting the Digital Utopia Organizing Building: A DIY Guide to Creating Spaces, Hosting Events and Fostering…

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PDF Versions of All Zines Now Available

March 25, 2014

While we have neglected to post about it, back in February we made PDF versions of all of the zines that we distribute available for download. You can now download every zine in our 100+ zine catalog. You can browse through the various categories in our catalog to view the zines we offer by type, get the download links from the individual pages, or check our master list of all zines in PDF format. Please share and distribute the zines at will. A link back would be helpful, but by no means…

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Bros Fall Back

March 20, 2014

BROS FALL BACK ZINEOver the past several months, the zine “Bros Fall Back” out of Philadelphia has gotten a lot of attention. It’s gotten positive reviews (2), been mentioned in academic writing, and generated a lot of conversation about the racist, sexist, homophobic, and other oppressive ideologies and forces that often manifest themselves within anarchist, radical, and DIY scenes. Here in Grand Rapids, the zine has been the subject of two different reading groups. In both cases, the zine has…

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New Zine: Towards A Less Fucked Up World

March 06, 2014

Towards A Less Fucked Up World CoverWe have put together a new version of one of our favorite zines, Towards A Less Fucked Up World: Sobriety and Anarchist Struggle by Nick Riotfag. We recently learned that the version we have been distributing for the past several years was out of date and that an updated version of the text exists. We put together a new edition with that combines the revised text with an afterward that reflects on the zine and some of the conversations that it has inspired. We…

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