We recently finished doing layout for a new zine titled “You Are Already an Abolitionist.” It’s available below as a version to be read online and another imposed for printing.
This zine is composed of an article originally published in 2017 by Benji Hart on their website radfag.com. Check out Benji’s website for more compelling writing on queerness, economic justice, abolition, and more.
The aspiration of this project is to be a place to spread news of our victories, share lessons from our defeats, strategically reflect on our movements, and inspire action.
Of course, this can only be accomplished with participation by you, the reader. If you have news, images, reportbacks from actions or demonstrations, communiques, event information, analyses of local trends or happenings, updates on projects or campaigns, or anything else from an anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist perspective, please get in touch.
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We are happy to present our first publication, a timeline of radical action in Arizona over a period of nearly a decade. PDFs available below.
Read online: radical-az-timeline-read
Print color: radical-az-timeline-print-color
Print b/w: radical-az-timeline-print-black-and-white
The introduction explains,
“Arizona has a vibrant recent history of resistance. Overlapping struggles by anarchists, anti-fascists, anti-colonial and indigenous autonomists, border and immigration justice organizers, environmental activists, prisoners and prison abolitionists, anti-racists, and anti-capitalists have resulted in creative blockades, lockdowns, occupations, rowdy marches, clashes with the cops, and more rabble rousing then we could ever hope to list here. And while there can be no doubt that the diversity of our struggles and our communities is our greatest strength, sometimes the stories of our achievements and the lessons from our defeats stay confined to our particular activist organizations, crews of trusted troublemakers, or circles of friends. With this in mind, we would like to offer up this (surely incomplete) timeline of resistance and repression. We hope it can be used to position ourselves and our readers in an ongoing project against all oppression, as a tool in plotting our current rebellious trajectory in light of years of foundational work, as a documentation of what has been shown to be possible here, and as an indication as to what might be possible yet.”