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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For June 2016

June 21, 2016

From the Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for June.(11″x17″ PDF, 3.3MB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night.Get together with some friends in your town to send birthday cards to these fighters in our struggle. It’s an easy way to help remind them that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember—don’t…

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Avalanche #7 Out Now

June 21, 2016

Issue number 7 of the international anarchist publication, Avalanche, is out now. The latest issue features writings from Italy, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Spain, Chile and Mexico. Moreover, the editorial offers quite a bit to think about in terms of how anarchists relate to the current time: These moments lived in this society seems exceptionally prolific to cynicism and defeatism. And I’m speaking beyond concerns for my own well-being. These are attitudes you can encounter daily, in…

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Fifth Estate #396 Out Now

June 02, 2016

From Fifth Estate: The most recent issue of Fifth Estate, the longest running anarchist publication in North America, is out now. The contents are below, and you can buy a copy or subscribe. Contents:

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Wildfire #4 Out Now

May 25, 2016

From Wildfire: [Download Issue #4] (Prints 8.5×11) Here’s the fourth issue of Wildfire. We’re a little late in posting it online because, well, we’ve been busy. Prison struggle in the U.S. is heating up and spreading. Coordinated action is being called for September 9th, with work stoppages being planned in multiple states. June 11th, the international day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners, is just weeks away. Rebels throughout the world have their sights on the end of this prison…

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Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For May 2016 Is Now Available

May 17, 2016

From the Prison Books Collective: Hello Friends and Comrades, Happy belated May Day! Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for May.(11″x17″ PDF, 502KB) Print it out and plaster your community, both in commemoration of these freedom fighters and to advertise locally for a political prisoner letter writing night. Get together with some friends in your town to send birthday cards to these fighters in our struggle. It’s an easy way to help remind them that they aren’t forgotten. If you make…

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June 11: International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

May 17, 2016

Next month is the annual June 11 day in solidarity with anarchist prisoners. There is a new call to action and new zines and resources on the June11.org website. The following excerpt from the call does a wonderful job of articulating the rationale behind the day: We hope that June 11 revitalizes solidarity for those comrades facing the longest sentences and builds momentum against the cages they’re locked in. Recent struggles against the expansion of these cages continue to demonstrate the…

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New Zines: Seven Years Against Prison + More

March 30, 2016

We’ve been catching up on reading zines over the past few weeks and are continuing to add titles to our catalog. Here’s a few recent additions: Seven Years Against Prison – This zine celebrates seven years of prison noise demos in Southwestern Ontario. It features a essay on the history of the demos and why they started, as well as communiques for each years demo. It’s a good example of a practice that can be used to build solidarity with those in prison and the international anarchist space…

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The Spaces Between Project Interviewed on Final Straw Radio

March 28, 2016

Recently, The Final Straw Radio interviewed two participants in “The Spaces Between” project. “The Spaces Between” is a writing project exploring what it means to be an anarchist outside the coastal hotspots of anarchy in the United States such as Oakland or New York. It looks at what anarchy in these places looks like (hint: it’s not all about burning barricades). The Final Straw interview does an excellent job expanding on the ideas that brought about the writing project, the tour, what the…

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“Against Democracy” Booklet Translated

March 21, 2016

In December 2014, several anarchists were arrested in Spain and accused of being part of “coordinated anarchist groups with terrorist ends” that plan to “seriously upset the public space.” The arrests were part of a series of coordinated raids dubbed “Operation Pandora”. During the initial raid, Spanish authorities made much of the discovery of a book titled “Contra la Democracia” (“Against Democracy”) that critiques democracy. The book was recently translated into English (here’s a PDF version…

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New Zines: Colonization and Decolonization + More

March 20, 2016

We’ve added a few new zines to our catalog: An Anarchist Response to the Nihilists – This zine comes out of Barcelona and offers an interesting anarchist critique of nihilism and nihilist activities. While rooted in the context of Barcelona, it raises some important questions for folks across the world to grapple with regarding attacks, spectacularization, media, and the fetishism and prioritization of destructive tactics. Colonization and Decolonization – Sub-titled “A Manual for Indigenous…

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