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Featuring: A report from the people’s climate march in NYC, commentary from political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, the corporate media trumpets the state’s fabricated terror threat to warrant air strikes on Syria, student organized walk outs in Jefferson county Colorado sparks a significant call out from work by teachers over school board’s attempted whitewashing of curriculum, and we continue our running segments on voices of the houseless in the United States this week with interviews from three single mothers that are houseless and their personal experiences.
For many months now, we’ve been hard at work on a new anarchist outreach project that picks up where Fighting for Our Lives left off—drawing on everything we’ve learned since then and updating the contents and format. Now that work is completed—we just need your help to get it into the world.
We're starting a print shop in Hamilton, Ontario and we need your support. The print shop will not be a business where people come to buy copies, but a community-based project that will provide the resources to produce antagonist posters, art, pamphlets and propaganda.
Exclusive interview with Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry, Part III of report back from Cannes Film Festival by professor and critic Dennis Broe of Long Island University, Exclusive interview with Homeless Liasion for Allentown Schools Rooster Valentini, Fair Food Rally for Imokalee Workers against Wendy’s, Canada’s Grassy Narrows First Nation demands government action after 50 years of mercury poisoning, and a fast food workers labor struggle update with New School University economist Richard Wolff.
The Bad Egg Books Infoshop (aka Eugene Infoshop) is based out of the Boreal, a volunteer-run, all-ages music venue in Eugene, Oregon. The Boreal started in January 2014 and since late May/early June, Bad Egg Books Infoshop has been a work-in-progress. We still have work to do, but we figured at this point it would be great to inform the wider community about this project.
It has been almost 6 years since the last issue of Green Anarchy. During its 25-issue run, the magazine brought green anarchist ideas to North America and the world. It succeeded as an incubator of ideas and a real provocation for those both inside and outside of the anarchist milieu. In the intervening years, even with drastic changes in terms of green capitalism, technological advancement, and an ever-worsening ecological crisis, green anarchist and anti-civilization ideas have not been terribly visible.
So far in Fear Of A Punk Decade, I’ve been going year-by-year through the ’90s, tackling the progression of punk and hardcore in tidy, 12-month chunks. In September I covered 1992, which means this installment ought to cover 1993. It doesn’t. Instead, I’m taking October off from our regularly scheduled FOAPD program to wander down a tangent—or create a sidebar—to the rest of the series. This month, let’s talk zines.
Microcosm Publishing, a self-described “radical publishing house,” is distributing books through sweatshop apparel dealer Urban Outfitters, a corporation with a lengthy record of bigoted and exploitative policies. Last year, the dissolution of the Microcosm Collective left Microcosm Publishing under the sole ownership and management of founder Joe Biel, whom has an alarming history of exploitative and patriarchal behavior.
Projects that last, find their rhythm and stick with it. TCN is a very East Bay (as in it could only exist and be created here) kind of project and contorting it into another shape (as we implied in last episodes writeup) seems like a bad idea. We are going to continue to do TCN and keep it just the way it is. We’ll probably stick to the once a month schedule we have for now. That said we do have at least one other audio project in the works that will probably launch later this month. Keep an eye open for that.