1.26.2006

On the Poverty of Student Life

considered in its economic, political, psychological, sexual, and particularly intellectual aspects, and a modest proposal for its remedy


by members of the internationale situationniste and students of strasbourg



One of the ones that started it all in Paris back in '68. A must-read for the burgeoning radical.

1.22.2006

The Prison Industrial Complex and the Global Economy



An excellent little 'zine by Eve Goldberg and Linda Evans from 1998. This one's available from AK Press and is thankfully fairly widespread, at least amongst the underground circuits of This Great Nation. Published by Agit Press as part of the Prison Activist Resource Center pamphlet series, contact parc@prisonactivist.org for more information

1.21.2006

Two Local Oly 'Zines from 2005


My friend's 'zines they made before hitching around the country last year. Rewrite the Pages by Emma Rose touches on alternative media, breastfeeding, patriarchy, natural health care and much more, all interwoven in Emma's unique poetic voice, straight out of Olympia.

Rafael Dwan's Question/Exclamation is an amalgum of political poetry, curbside philosophy and dumpstered ethics. In brevity Raf has found his calling, some of these short pieces pack a hefty punch.
Again, Olympia shines through this work, one can almost taste the rain, smell the coffee and feel the soaked bones and cigarettes it took to write these words.

1.16.2006

This Is The Life: Collected Works: Palestine/Israel 2003


by Will Hewitt

This collection represents some of the best thoughts I have seen come out of the middle east penned by a white man, person or being. Hewitt's shrewd wit and bitter sense of irony permeate this 62 page 'zine documenting his travels in the West Bank and Gaza and his stay in Rafah back in 2003 when he carried Rachel Corrie's body away from the murderous Israeli bulldozers provided by Caterpillar and here's the article from Common Dreams. Will is again in the gaza strip working with the International Solidarity Movement there. Will is one of the most amazing people I have ever met and his words and beliefs and actions have helped to shape the artist and activist I am continuing to become. Please check out his latest (12.15.2005)e-mail from Palestine.
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