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When the Police Knock on Your Door Your Rights and Options: A Legal Guide and Poster

August 29, 2017

From Crimethinc: In cooperation with legal counsel, our comrades have prepared a poster explaining how to handle visits from law enforcement. This includes any agent from any law enforcement agency, regardless of whether they are local, state, or federal, including the FBI, ATF, and ICE when they are working as law enforcement, uniformed or not. Consider putting a copy of this poster by the doors of your residence and familiarizing yourself with the information. These days, no matter who you are…

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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster for August 2017

August 08, 2017

From the Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, Happy Black August! This month is important for highlighting the liberation of people of African descent in the Western Hemisphere, from abolition and rebellion to revolution and self-determination. Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for August.(11″x17″ PDF, 1MB) Also available in color here, and as a shareable PNG here (imgur link). Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters…

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Zines and Pamphlets Published in July 2017

August 04, 2017

The following zines and pamphlets were released over the past month within the broad anarchist space. We encourage folks to spread this list, read the zines, and share and discuss them both within and outside of the anarchist space. Inclusion here does not imply endorsement of any of the perspectives contained within these varied texts. We compile this list each month in order to make it easier to find new publications as well as to encourage a robust dialog within the anarchist space. By…

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New Zine: 12 Things to do Instead of Calling the Cops

July 28, 2017

“12 Things to do Instead of Calling the Cops” is a new zine produced jointly by the May Day Collective and Solidarity & Defense. The entire text is reprinted below and the zine is available in both printable and screen reading versions. There are also poster versions (1, 2). Calling the police often escalates situations, puts people at risk, and leads to violence. Anytime you seek help from the police, you’re inviting them into your community and putting people who may already be vulnerable into…

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New Zines in Our Catalog

July 09, 2017

We’ve added a handful of zines to our catalog: Affinity Groups: Essential Building Blocks of Anarchist Organization – A recent guide published by Crimethinc to forming an affinity group. A Critique of Ally Politics – A zine-formatted version of an excellent essay that appeared originally in “Rolling Thunder” and then was later republished in Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism. The Delirious Momentum of the Revolt – This zine is billed as “the complete works of A…

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Anarchist Zines & Pamphlets Published in June 2017

July 07, 2017

Here’s a collection of zines published over the last month by a variety of different anarchist projects and initiatives. We can always use help finding things to include, please get in touch if you have suggestions to include next time. Zines Published in June 2017 “The Struggle for Freedom Is Not for Martyrdom but for Life” struggle not for martyrdom coverSub-titled “A Critical Discussion about Armed Struggle with Anarchist Guerrillas in Rojava”, this zine produced by Crimethinc is a dialog…

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Political Prisoner Birthdays Poster for June

June 02, 2017

From the Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, This Month, June 11th is the International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. Do something fierce in your community to commemorate these prisoners. Continue to support the troops facing 80 years and 8 felonies fighting against the clown regime. Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for June.(11″x17″ PDF, 2.45MB) Also available in color here, and as a shareable PNG here (imgur link). Print it out and plaster…

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Zines and Pamphlets Published in April 2017

May 29, 2017

This is our monthly round-up of zines published by other folks over the past month. We do this in order to highlight the variety of anarchist zines that are published each month. We didn’t publish these ourselves and don’t necessarily agree with all of the perspectives that they promote, but we share them out of a belief that a stronger anarchist space depends on different ideas and perspectives coming into contact and conflict with each other. As always, if these texts resonate with you…

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Fifth Estate #398 Out Now

April 25, 2017

The most recent issue of Fifth Estate — North America’s longest running anarchist publication — is out now. Issue #398 features the usual mix of articles, reviews, and announcements. The issue is themed “Revolutins, Riots, & Rebellions”. Consider a subscribing to support Fifth Estate’s 50+ years of publishing. The contents of this issue: Seattle Shooting – CP & SM A Fascist by Any Other Name – Bill Weinberg The Struggle to Get Back to Zero – Peter Werbe Veil of the Vile – Jesús Sepúlveda Eat…

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New Zine on Mass Incarceration in the Rustbelt

April 23, 2017

Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity (MAPS) has produced an excellent new zine titled “Containing the Crisis: A History of Mass Incarceration and Rebellion in the Rustbelt” that provides important background information on the Kinross rebellion that took place in 2016 in Michigan. The zine situates the rebellion in the context of regional changes across the Rustbelt that emphasized mass incarceration as a strategy to deal with decades of crisis. From the introduction: How are we to make…

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