New zine layout of another article that originally appeared in The New Inquiry, “Work Sucks.” This is a concise and cutting critique of jobs The piece is funny, cutting, concise, and expresses an anarchist critique of work and labor organizing that is better that any we’ve read recently. Thanks Kassandra Vee!
Read the original here: https://thenewinquiry.com/work-sucks/
Zine layout here: work sucks-print
Excerpt: “I’ve never met a job I couldn’t be ungrateful for, and not just because no one is gonna pay me to watch horror movies, read novels, and eat bonbons in bed all day. Because even if they did, one day I’d wake up and decide what I really wanted to do was go for a hike, or move to Georgia, or just go back to sleep, but my boss would be there tapping his foot, looking at his watch, with a box of Ferrero Rocher and a Blu-ray copy of Alien vs. Predator. Though the tasks and conditions of work are themselves often oppressive, it is the necessity of giving up the majority of your waking time and energy to production, irrespective of your desires, feelings, or needs, that is the fundamentally oppressive (and valuable) aspect of work.”
This essay by Liz Kinnamon originally appeared in The New Inquiry this past June, but we recently formatted it as a zine. It’s a really beautiful piece of writing that gives the reader a visceral sense of the absurdity of the US justice system, and, in turn, exposes some deeper truths about how the state as an entity understands justice.
Read the original here: https://thenewinquiry.com/united-states-v-scott-daniel-warren/
Print the zine format here: United States v. Scott Daniel Warren-print
Plan A – News and Analysis from Spring 2019
This issue includes updates and actions from the repression of No More Deaths desert aid volunteers, info about resistance to police violence in Phoenix, a thorough breakdown of the tactic of “de-arresting,” and a whole bunch more. Check it out below!
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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.”