In light of the recent wave of activity by young people across Turtle Island we wanted to put out this inspiring excerpt from a favorite book of ours depicting a school walkout in Italy in the 1970’s, paired with a short introduction tying the events of the book to those we are experiencing today. We don’t want to fall into the whole “you must read the sacred texts of autonomy” thing, which given that we already made a zine out of a different section of this book maybe we are getting close to, but really this section is too fitting not to put out into the world. Below you’ll find the zine in both pocket and full size versions. With love to student rebels everywhere!
Permanent Suspension: View From a Walkout (pocket size)
Permanent Suspension: View From a Walkout (full size)
They’re looking for a new headquarters or something?
Two posters in commemoration of a certain upcoming mega-event. One is blunt while the other is a little more oblique. Links to high quality images and alternate versions below.
Stupor Bowl Vertical 11 x 17
Stupor Bowl Horizontal 11 x 17
Stupor Bowl Vertical 8.5 x 11
Fuck the Super Bowl 11 x 17
Fuck the Super Bowl 8.5 x 11
Star Wars and the American Imagination
Star Wars and the American Imagination Double
Just in time for The Last Jedi, a zine version of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s essay on the way that Star Wars has captured the imaginations of generations of Americans. Top link is a full page version, while bottom is a pocket-version, perfect for leaving at movie theaters, coffeeshops, libraries and anywhere else Star Wars fans might hang out.
A Shift in the Balance of Power
What follows is a short excerpt from Nanni Balestrini’s novel The Unseen. The radical style of the book, which unfolds via a flood of language from an unidentified narrator, reflects the book’s origins in extensive interviews Balestrini conducted with a close friend about his experiences with the Autonomia movement that rocked Italy in the 1970’s, as well as with the repression that followed. Bouncing back and forth between prison and the outside world, the book is without a doubt one of the most inspiring and heartbreaking works I have ever read. This passage depicts the narrator’s arrival at and reflections upon a special prison for radicals and flight-risks that he is sent to after being sucked up into the penal system on account of his political activities. While these reflections were formed in a very different context than the one in which I write, I have found the conclusions drawn about the role that prison and the threat of prison plays within society to be enormously applicable to my own fight for liberation in the here and now. It is with this in mind that I pass these words on.
Full ebook available for free at https://libcom.org/library/unseen-nanni-balestrini
Civil War Revisited
Zine of Civil War Revisited, an excerpt from the recently published book The Savage Peace by Sasha Durakov. More at belliresearchinstitute.com.
frosty chocolate milkshakes is a repository of stories, tools and other fragments that might be useful. putting out anything that seems worth spreading, but particularly planning to focus on fiction, radical analysis of pop culture, absurd rants, and other works that can engage and challenge people both within and outside of radical communities. publishing new forms of old favorites and as well as (eventually) putting out original works.