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At Daggers Drawn
with the Existent, its Defenders and its False Critics
Quintessential insurrectionary anarchist text.
Maybe the most depressing zine I’ve ever read. Its about looking at civilization and hating every little thing about it. No copyright. Intellectual property is of no value to me. I am just the person who happened to put these words in this order. The day I copyright something I’ll put a bullet in my head to celebrate.- Taken from the first page, how can you not want to read it?
Don’t be a Dick
A zine written (mostly) for men about the connections between the construct of masculinity, rape culture, and mainstream pornography. It combines (hopefully accessible) theory and personal experiences to address sexual assault in personal relationships. The zine also includes a section on radical consent.
Dress to Kill, Fight to Win
by Dean Spade
All of us engage in or have engaged in processes of gender body modification (diets, shaving, exercise regimes, clothing choices, vitamins, birth control. etc) that alter our bodies, just as we’ve all been subjected to gender related processes that altered our bodies (being fed differently because of our gender, being given or denied proper medical care because of our gender, using dangerous products that are on the market only because of their relationship to gender norms, etc). The isolating of only some of these processes for critique, while ignoring others, is a classic exercise in domination. To see trans body alteration as participating and furthering binary gender, to put trans people’s gender practices under a microscope while maintaining blindness to more familiar and traditional, but no less active and important gender practices of non-trans people, is exactly what the transphobic medical establishment has always done.
Everything's a Frankenstein Monster
This issue’s the boo-hoo I'm getting older and life sucks – Bryan (zines editor)
Collection of short essays by array of people
A Green Anarchist Project on Freedom and Love
A zine for non-monogamous relationships. It covers topics such as: rules of engagements, choice and respect, jealousy and other feelings, break out or break up, direct action, communities not couples and the present. There is more on the topic that is left out but this zine opens ideas to the type of relationship. For beginners you could say.
Towards an Insurrectionary Trans Feminism
Trans women experience corporeality in a unique way. While capital hopes to continue to use the female body as proletarian machine to reproduce labor-power, trans women’s bodies cannot produce more workers and is constantly already viewed as denaturalized. Perhaps in valorizing this inoperability in reproduction, and willfully extending it to all forms of reproductive labor, we see the potentiality of human strike.
Towards the Queerest Insurrection
A zine by “criminal” queer from Milwaukee, WI.
The Very Big Word Plan?
A zine with funny and quirky short stories. I recommend it to everyone that comes to my table at shows or zine fairs.
Written On Index Cards
Volumes I, II, III IV, V, VI, VII
Written On Index Cards is an anonymous poetry zine, in the same vein as Bukowski.
Zines below are $1 each:
A Catchers Hand / Look At My Life #1
It’s a split zine about each other’s lives. Adrian is 15 and just started high school. Tom is 28 and has high school in his past. Adrian’s side is about his life at the moment in a small town and looks to the future. Tom looks back at his past growing up in small town and recounts his experiences.
It has been a couple of years since I lived in NYC and I always wanted to write about my time there, but never could get started. Some other project would come up and it would get pushed back. Recently I returned to the city for a visit and now live nearby and the memories came flooding back. Finally I just sat down and wrote the first sentence. Like a lot of things in life, all you have to do is start and the rest unfolds…. – Van
I Remember You
A personal zine by Bryan Riek about his time living with Mike Croft, of the zine OJ Killed Elvis. Mike was a great person and wild at times but had a big place in his heart for his friends. Bryan recounts his these times, good and bad. This zine is a personal look at a friendship from start to finish.
Summer Stories '08
The title doesn't lie. This is full of fun summer stories. Basically romanticizing a slightly depressing and miserable summer. Travel plans cancelled in attempts to work and pay off financial debts. But instead is spent sitting around all summer and doing small road trips to hang out with friends. Good times. Bad times. It’s our lives. - Alex
Memories Made In The Coldest Winter
This issue is slightly more depressing than the first. He talks about winter, working, being lonely, being cold etc. If you're looking for another optimistic romanticized Evasion rip off, re-read the first issue until you're ready for some Al Burian esque type stuff. - Alex
Ship of Fools #2
by Emilja Frances
An autobiographical comic zine about 3 months in the life of Emilja. Dealing with: heartbreak, hanging out with friends, thinking all your friends have left but getting a reminder that they’re not all gone.
Ship of Fools #3
by Emilja Frances
An autobiographical comic zine about moving to Baltimore.
Ship of Fools #4
by Emilja Frances
A three-part comic mini overarchingly about catching yourself adrift. The first section is all about trying to replace the anchors on your metaphoric boat, the second is a goodbye love letter to Baltimore, and the last part is a week long vegan punk tour diary comic
Some Hearts Are True
Its based around a break up, but is much more than just a break-up zine. It expresses a heavy sadness and hatred towards civilization and its affects on all of us and the way we interact with each other.
We're Going to do This, Aren't We?
A personal zine that’s a slice of life. Tom quits his job in Pittsburgh and moves to New Orleans for five months. In this zine he shares stories and experiences from these months.