Our third collection of anarchist poetry, this one, science fiction, takes the form of academic commentary from our anarchist future on poetry written in the midst of the 21st century revolution. Surreal and lovely. By C. Campbell.
A poetry zine of crust and romance by Piperales:
Leave me smelling of cigarettes
stuck at overlooks straining
to see turnstiles, sang stories
with air flowing through his lips
like air through hydraulic brakes.
We roll cigarettes with fingers tinged
like the ceilings of so many tunnels.
Welcome to the first issue of Space Demons, a comic so bold that it barely includes any reference to anything suggested in its title! Follow the adventures of Thrakgar, the computer programmer, as he makes his way through the happy wastelands of an abandoned civilization! Watch as he deals with issues of identity, violence, and the return of authoritarian government! Must he stand alone against the forces of patriarchy and fascism? What of the titular space demons? Will they descend upon the scraps of humanity like the ravenous raptors they might well be?
Only the front and back cover are color, the interior is black and white. Three sheets of paper, double-sided, “short-edge binding” for when you print. Note that we didn’t make an A4 version of this because we’d just be shrinking the images to fit anyhow, which is the same thing as you can do automatically with most any printer.
A short little piece about the future and why it seems like it sucks.
“Fuck flying cars, I just want shit to be weird.”
The print version comes with “Jessup The Goblin” as well… print it out, then cut the zine down to square (hint: the cover should be full bleed).
A short essay by Margaret Killjoy exploring how anarchism has always been at odds with civilization. This is primarily earnest, but is a slightly tongue-in-cheek attempt to address the mind-boggling stupid essay anarchism vs. primitivism that still seems to be making the rounds.
Squatters of the Alhambra, by Washington Irving
A post-apocalyptic tale of drunk-punk squatters occupying the Alhambra, fighting against government!
Okay, this zine actually came out in 2008, but we weren’t certain how we were going to publish it. Short-run color printing at an odd size is pretty freaking expensive. So we’ve been printing these on a laser color printer and tabling them for the past couple of years. Now we’re making it available to read online or print out yourself. Be warned, the files are around 100mb. To print the “letter” one, print it double-sided with long-edge binding, making sure to print the blank page. Cut the pages in half, then trim off outer margins but not the inner margins (which is the left side of the front of the paper). Note that the cover piece of paper has the margins set up a bit differently than the others, so you cut the left side off the top one and the right side off the bottom one. There are guidelines on the page.
The second photo book by Margaret Killjoy, this collects photos from autumn 2009, including Arizona, the south, the Pittsburgh g20 protests, office chair races, pretty waterfalls by abandoned buildings, and more!
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Photos from autumn 2009, including Arizona, the south, the Pittsburgh g20 protests, office chair races, pretty waterfalls by abandoned buildings, and more!
Featuring interviews with anarchist fiction writers, including famous people like Ursula K Le Guin and Alan Moore, as well as Strangers-published authors Octavio Buenaventura, Jimmy T. Hand, and The Catastrophone Orchestra.
This book was published by AK Press, but owing to its Creative Commons license we’ve made the entire book available in zine format. Rather, in sixteen-zine format. We’ve split up each interview, as well as the introduction and the appendices, into their own zines so that each one can actually be printed and stapled. We haven’t laid them out in A4 format yet, unfortunately. If you live elsewhere in the world, it isn’t too hard to simple “shrink to fit” and the zine’s text is only slightly smaller.
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|Zero: Kim Stanley Robinson|
|One: Ursula K Le Guin|
|Two: Derrick Jensen|
|Three: Alan Moore|
|Four: A CrimethInc. Ex-worker|
|Five: Professor Calamity of the Catastraphone Orchestra|
|Six: Jimmy T. Hand|
|Seven: Lewis Shiner|
|Eight: Cristy C. Road|
|Nine: Octavio Buenaventura|
|Ten: Michael Moorcock|
|Eleven: Carissa Van Den Berk Clark|
|Twelve: Rick Dakan|
|Thirteen: Jim Munroe|
|All of them zipped|
The first in a new series of Space Punk adventures by Margaret Killjoy, Space Pirates With Mohawks And Shit #1: Life On Other Planets Is Difficult tells the tale of, well, space pirates. With mohawks and shit. The printable pdfs are paired with another zine, the personal zine Inertia Is A Motherfucker #2, in order to save paper. So you print out the zine (double-sided with “short-edge binding”), then fold it in half, then cut it so that the top part is square. At the bottom, you’ll have your space pirates. Or just read it online.
A year after we released Inertia Is A Motherfucker #1, we’re pleased to bring out the second issue of this sorta-anonymous personal zine, subtitled I’m Not Cool. This issue gets into the author’s childhood trauma of schoolyard abuse and ties it into social issues relating to the anarchist scene. And it also rambles about Dungeons & Dragons and touches on some other crap too. Since this zine is square, the printable pdfs are paired with Space Pirates With Mohawks And Shit #1. So you print out the zine as normal, then cut it into two parts, one of which is square.
Oh no! A personal zine! Everyone either loves or hates personal zines. We like this one, in part perhaps because we published it. It’s actually about a year old: we just got permission from the author of it to host it online. Before, it only existed in print for tabling. But we’re happy to make Inertia Is A Motherfucker available, a treatise on what it means to be (and stay) a traveler, about how, well, inertia is a motherfucker. Ooh and chaos. And romance. All that usual stuff. No trains though. The print versions of this zine are actually paired with another zine, As The Day Is Long: basically, Inertia is a square zine, so we crammed a short story by Jimmy T. Hand into the leftover space.
In time for Steal Something From Work Day (April 15th), we’re pleased to host the zine How To Justify Workplace Theft. Most everyone steals from their work, but many folks don’t really know why they do it. Anyhow, it prints 2-up, so print it doublesided (short-edge binding), fold, staple, and cut.
In 1915 or so, a kinda wingnutty but rather genius writer named Charlotte Perkins Gilman serialized the tale Herland in a magazine that she ran. In 1979, someone bothered to collect it into a book. But it has taken until 2009 for someone to collect it into a zine! (Well, that I know of).
Prepare yourself for the zany adventures of three kinda asinine American gentlemen who find themselves in an all-female utopia, a socialist one that touches on animal rights and food-forestry!
Being the Explorations of One Fine Summer
Margaret Killjoy’s first photo book. This is 52 full-color pages of photos and personal narrative of the exploration of mountaintop removal sites in Appalachia, of forest defense in Cascadia, and of, er, butchering roadkill.
Named after the last words of George Engel, a 50 year old toymaker, Hurrah for Anarchy is a little zine to commemorate the May Day. It describes the Haymarket Affair and the subsequent framing of 8 anarchists, 5 of whom died at the state’s behest.
In the fall of 2005, a deportation center in The Netherlands burned to the ground. Guards forced inmates back into the burning prison. Squatters in Amsterdam began to put up banners on their buildings against this atrocity, and the police illegally broke into the squats to steal the banners. This backfired, and people all over the country put up banners in solidarity with the repression of speech and against the murderous deportation centers. This is that story, originally published in Dutch in the squatter’s magazine Lawaai.
The 1910 Lionel Giles translation of the ancient Chinese strategy text The Art of War. Considered mandatory reading by the military and corporate executives alike, it is also incredibly useful for those who are in opposition to the above-mentioned forces.
A 6-track EP by Wingzar, everyone’s favorite anti-civilization robot. Self-described “battle-techno,” equal parts dark electronica and industrial. All the vocals are synthetic. Three bonus tracks available at the bandcamp page.
Our flagship comic, that eventually reached 16 issues plus the special Rolling Dumpster issue! A light-hearted parody of anarchist culture.
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Folk anarchy is the name we have given to the arrow aimed at the heart of every dinosaur. We are replacing the mass movement with a scrappy multitude of mutineers, mad scientists, sprawling shanties, and thieves in the night.
Anarchy is not an end. It is a beginning.
We have reprinted the out-of-print-because-the-feds-stole-it Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs by those clever tricksters of the Curious George Brigade, and we’re happy as hell to do so.
A free pdf of the second edition is available for download.
Somewhere, a revolution is happening
that will never be broadcast.
Somewhere, the sun rises on a world
no longer drawn as if by some hand
of human pain.
The name of this collection of poetry is no mere hyperbole. When the G-20 met in Toronto, Canada in 2010 behind armed thugs and fortress walls to discuss the fate of the world, Kelly Pflug-Back was among those who took to the streets to counter it with the militancy that the situation demanded. The cops dragged her off and tormented her in jail for a month while the government attempted to frame her as the leader of the infamously leaderless Black Bloc. Many of her charges were dropped, but she pleaded guilty to the destruction of several police cars and corporate storefronts and awaits sentencing. She was sentenced to fifteen months behind bars for daring to be free, for writing her poetry with action and words alike. Every dollar received by the publisher from the sale of this volume will go to aid her in her struggle against the state.
We have just gone to print with this now (7/20/12) after having heard Kelly’s sentence. We are taking orders and the book will be mailed out as soon as we get it, probably by early to mid-august.
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