12.14.2006

An Anarchist 'Zine About Pirates?!?!?!?!?!!


arrrgh! why didn't we not know about this one before, laddies? spoil me ear-drummies any more wit silence and I'll keel haul every last one 'o ye!

12.12.2006

We're still here!

Just quiet online, at least on this site.

Library is up and running, however dysfunctional. Are libraries always doomed to frenetic volunteers and the randominity of phases which its runner dash betwixt?

most zinesters I know collect and write and rarely read, which is fine I suppose, if you're addicted to the dewey decimal system... you fucking weirdo...

9.17.2006

Pirate Papa: A Journal of Anarcho-Green D.I.Y. Parenting


From the review on Northwest Zineworks, thanks to Caroline Tigeress, keepin things real in Longview, Washington. I think it's funny she thinks I'm thirty something when I'm really barely 24. Hee hee hee. More ass-kickin' localoly zines to be reviewed soon!

A hefty Papazine, Pirate Papa covers sane parenting techniques, but oh-so-much more. Sky Cosby’s work came to us via The Portland Zine Symposium 2006 and we’re not the same. His blunt, in-your-face no-frills, parenting zine is a straight lift from his blog Pirate Papa formatted nicely into a half-sized zine. Pirate Papa is much more than any sort of parenting zine though, it’s about the adventure that is parenting. Pirate Papa doesn’t just gloss over the happy crap. Because he’s taking it all in from the thirtysomething perspective you get the understanding that Sky understands the value of work that us momma creatures already knew was out there. The difference is Sky honors it, and Sky nurtures it. He tries to be aware of what’s going on AS it’s going on, and that makes all the difference. Sky’s reference material is long, longer than anyone could ever have imagined, and we are better because of it – the back pages of his zine are long lists of links – good stuff to know not just for the parent, but for the parent to be. Full of cool recipies (crepes…mmm…crepes…) short little blurts (notes on a gay daddy’s blog who lives in a red state) to an in-depth examination about how his daughter’s neurons are firing as they learn the things of life. This is a parenting zine not to be missed.

45 pages, $5.00 - shoot me off an e-mail to: sky.cosby(at)gmail.com, slap the money in the mail and I'll pick up the postage!

5.12.2006

9/11 The Myth - The Reality: Were explosives used in the twin towers? What exactly happened that day?

A Talk by David Ray Griffin

Haven't found a transcription of this yet, but evidently wrongo@gmail.com has one. Here's a link to the audio version I dug up. This guy is very methodical and interesting in his presentation of the material, regardless of what you choose to believe regarding this still highly controversial issue. Too bad anyone with any questions is immediately supressed or called an unpatriotic nutjob.

2.17.2006

Stories Care Forgot


Last Word is hosting the "Stories Care Forgot" book/zine tour on March 16th. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many of the original zines collected in this anthology were lost or destroyed, and this may be your only opportunity to see them.

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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