QUEER FIRE: The George Jackson Brigade, Men Against Sexism, and Gay Struggle Against Prison

A collection of histories, speeches, and interviews with members of The George Jackson Brigade and Men Against Sexism. These stories give inspiration for the multiform queer struggle against prison, capitalism, and the state.

queer-fire pdf

To Destroy Sexuality

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“Of course, we realize how many obstacles we have to overcome to make our aspirations into something more than the dreams of a small and marginal minority. We are keenly aware that liberating the body for sensual, sexual, affective, and ecstatic relationships is inseparably linked to liberating women and destroying male dominance and role models – especially sexual role models. It is likewise linked to destroying all forms of oppression and “normality.”

“We want to be rid of all roles and identities based on the phallus. We want to be rid of sexual segregation. We want to be rid of the categories of man and woman, gay and straight, possessor and possessed, greater and lesser, master and slave. We want instead to be transsexual, autonomous, mobile, and multiple human beings with varying differences who can interchange desires, gratifications, ecstasies, and tender emotions without referring back to tables of surplus value or power structures that aren’t already in the rules of the game.”

to-destroy-sexuality pdf

Anarchy & Alcohol: Wasted Indeed & How The Fiends Came To Be Civilized

Text from the zine:

“The foundations of colonial genocide bear the stench of a long and protracted alcohol-induced nightmare – nearly every indigenous culture the Europeans encountered was destroyed by European alcohol and disease. Th e spreading of firewater among indigenous populations of North America went hand-in-hand with the distribution of lethal smallpox-infested blankets. Many of these cultures, without the experience of thousands of years of civilized alcoholism to draw upon, were even more subject than the Europeans to the ravages of “the civilized brew.” Between alcohol, disease, commerce, and guns, most of them were quickly and utterly destroyed. Th is process was not unique to North America – it was repeated throughout the world in every European colonial endeavor. While the drug of choice varied (sometimes it was opium, for example, as in the “Opium Wars” Great Britain waged to control China), alcohol was judged in many countries to be the most socially-acceptable tool of pacification.”

Anarchy and Alcohol pdf

Dejar De Fumar: Una guía Do It Yourself (Hazlo Tú Misme) hecha por gente ex-fumadora


¿Por qué un fanzine DIY para dejar de fumar?

Este fanzine existe porque quería compartir lo que había aprendido de mis experiencias sobre dejar de fumar para ayudar a otras personas a dejarlo. He “dejado” de fumar siete veces, y sólo el último intento fue exitoso. Me siento como si tuviera una buena y considerable mano para manejar varios métodos. Convencí a unas pocas personas más, todas ex-fumadoras, para que ofrecieran sus propios consejos e información, y lo que tienes aquí es el producto de ese esfuerzo colaborativo. Consiste principalmente en información práctica de gente que ya ha decidido que quiere dejarlo, pero hay también alguna otra información, como la sección de “historia”, cuya intención es generar motivación.

Dejar De Fumar pdf

Hacia La Liberacion Total: Vegan Queer Edge Anarquista


Un fanzine que recopila dos textos acerca de la relación entre la lucha anarquista, la liberación animal, la cultura Straight Edge y el rechazo al consumo de drogas, y la lucha de las personas de género variante y de les disidentes sexuales.

Gracias a Distri Afecto por su trabajo de traducción y edición, y por compartirlo.

hacia la liberacion total xvx pdf

 

Straight Edge Anarchy: The Danger of a Sober Insurrection

Text from the zine:

“Attacking intoxication culture means individual resistance and collective  support. Civilization is a prison of misery, coercion, and oppressive inequality. Institutionalized racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression create feelings of severe depression and isolation. Intoxication culture thrives in areas dominated by poverty, depression, and isolation. This explains why communities of color are often affected by addiction and
intoxication where the state takes advantage carrying out murders and mass incarceration. Support and solidarity are important in helping to strengthen the struggle against addiction as well as developing an intersectional attack on all oppression.”

Straight_Edge_Anarchy The Danger of a Sober Insurrection pdf

Straight Edge Resistance

This zine includes a large collection of essays and interviews related to anti-capitalist, anti-fascist, anti-colonial, vegan, queer, anti-civ straight edge ideas.

Straight_Edge_Resistance pdf

Towards A Less Fucked Up World: Sobriety and Anarchist Struggle


This edition of “Towards a Less Fucked Up World: Sobriety and Anarchist Struggle” by Nick Riotfag was reprinted in 2014 by Sprout Distro. This edition features the revised
text along with an afterward that appeared in the book, Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics .

Text from the zine:

“This zine is an ongoing project I’ve been writing in my head and on paper for several years now. Since I decided to become permanently sober several years ago, I’ve constantly struggled to find safe spaces; I hoped that when I started to become a part of radical, activist, and anarchist communities, that I would find folks who shared or at least respected my convictions. Instead, I found a painful paradox: radical scenes that were so welcoming and affirming in many ways, yet incredibly inflexible and unsupportive around my desire to be in sober spaces.”

towards_a_less_fucked_up_world pdf

Wasted Indeed: Anarchy & Alcohol (shortened version)

Text from back cover:

“It’s no exaggeration to say that alcohol has played a key role in the epidemic of fascism, racism, statism, imperialism, colonialism, sexism and patriarchy, class oppression, religious superstition, and all the other products of hierarchal authority that has swept the earth over the past few mellenia. It continues to play that role today, as people of the whole world, finally universally domesticated and enslaved by globalized capitalism, are kept pacified and helpless by a steady supply of spirits. These evil spirits squander the time, money, health, focus, creativity, awareness, and fellowship of all who inhabit this universally occupied territory—”work is the curse of the drinking classes,” as Oscar Wilde said. It’s not surprising, for example, that the primary targets of advertising for malt liquor (a toxic byproduct of the brewing process) are the inhabitants of ghettos in the United States: people who constitute a class that, if not tranquilized by addiction and incapacitated by self-destruction, would be on the front lines of the war to destroy capitalism.”

Wasted_Indeed pdf

Against Speciesism, Against Anthropocentrism: 8 Reasons for Radical Veganism

Text from back cover:

“Anarchism is struggle against all forms of domination. It is a beautifully simple idea that helps call into question every oppressive norm.

But our relationships of subjugation with billions of other species on the earth is one norm that few seem to take issue with; not only are other species unable to communicate their experience to us, but to question means to challenge entrenched habits and world views. If we want to be consistent in our politics, then there’s no way we can continue to ignore the impact our anthropocentrism (human-centeredness) is having on the rest of this planet.

Yet, just because most of us are implicated does not mean that we are burdened with some kind of ‘original sin’. Quite the contrary: the beauty and power of anarchism is that it pushes us all to live lives that are more just, loving, meaningful, satisfying, and collectively free. So when we talk about speciesism, far from being dismissive, we should embrace the challenge it poses, look further into the issue, and do what we can to change the miserable status quo.”

Against Speciesism Against Anthropocentrism 8 Reasons for Radical Veganism pdf

ALF Primer 3rd Edition: A Guide to Direct Action & The Animal Liberation Front


ALF_Primer_3rdEdition pdf

A Vegan Revolution Against the Fast Food Empire

This is a short but informational flyer found a few years ago after a mcdonalds protest. The email on the back no longer works but the info in the flyer is useful.

Smash the Fast Food Industry! pdf

Beasts of Burden

Text from back cover:

“The development and maintenance of capitalism as a system that exploits humans is in some ways dependent upon the abuse of animals. Furthermore the movement that abolishes capitalism by changing the relations between humans­ ­also involves a fundamental transformation of the relations between humans and animals.”

Beasts_Of_Burden pdf

BITING BACK: A Radical Response to Non-Vegan Anarchists

Text from back cover:

“Veganism is not merely a dietary choice, but a challenge to the dominant anthropocentric narrative. It is not about purchasing different products but cultivating new relationships with non-human animals which are not based on hierarchies and oppression. While there are still anarchists who feel waiting for the collapse of capitalism and supporting the ALF is a sufficient enough approach to anti-speciesism, many of us recognize the social and dietary framework which enables speciesism and the need for its total destruction.”

BITING BACK A Radical Response to Non-Vegan Anarchists pdf

Barefoot in the Kitchen Volume 2

A very helpful, informational zine filled with easy vegan recipes.

Barefoot and in the Kitchen 2 pdf

Earth First Means Social War: Becoming an Anti-Capitalist Ecological Social Force

Text from the zine:

“I intend to present a modest argument in favor of an Other Earth First!. What has made EF! powerful is not a particular ideology but rather a network structure based on affinity and, in most cases, cultural codes, rituals and customs. It follows that evolving EF! will continue to stand on and operate within that infrastructure. However, there are new maps we must examine and difficult topics that demand our immediate attention. The first and foremost is a question of we: Who are we? The second is a question of our current world or conditions: capitalism, the global ecological crisis and its social consequences. The third is a notion of possibility and uncertainty: How we will contribute to not simply defending ecosystems, but also to circumventing green capitalism and tendencies toward fascism with a green angle, and how we will usher in a total transformation of society?”

Earth First Means Social War pdf

From Animals to Anarchism

“This zine challenges those involved with animal liberation to sort their politics out if they truely believe in liberation, but at the same times doesnt let anarchists off the hook – demanding that they consider more fully the nature of human-animal relations in their politics.”

From_Animals_to_Anarchism pdf

Industrial Domestication: Industry as the Origins of Modern Domination

Text from the zine:

“The term industrial revolution, commonly used to describe the period between 1750 and 1850, is a pure bourgeois lie, symmetrical to the lie about the political revolution. It does not include the negative and flows from a vision of history as uniquely the history of technological progress. Here the enemy deals a double blow, legitimizing the existence of managers and hierarchy as unavoidable technical necessities, and imposing a mechanical conception of progress, which is considered a positive and socially neutral law. It is the religious moment of materialism and the idealism of matter. Such a lie was obviously destined for the poor, among whom it was to inflict long lasting destruction. To refute it, it is sufficient to stick to the facts. Most of the technological innovations that allowed factories to develop had previously been discovered but remained unused. Their widespread application was not a mechanical consequence, but stemmed from a historically timed choice which was made by the dominant classes. And this choice was not so much a response to a concern about purely technical efficiency (which was often doubtful) as it was a strategy of social domestication. The pseudo-industrial revolution can thus be reduced to a project of social counter revolution. There is only one type of progress: the progress of alienation.”

industrial-domestication pdf

Native Americans and Vegetarianism

Text from back cover:

“How well we know the stereotype of the rugged Plains Indian: killer of buffalo, dressed in quill­decorated buckskin, elaborately feathered eaddress, and leather moccasins, living in an animal skin teepee, master of the dog and horse, and stranger to vegetables. But this lifestyle, once limited almost exclusively to the Apaches, flourished no more than a couple hundred years. It is not representative of most Native Americans of today or yesterday. Indeed, the “buffalo­ as­lifestyle” phenomenon is a direct result of European influence…”

Native Americans and Vegetarianism pdf

Out From The Shadows: A Vegan Straight Edge Journal of Resistance

This hard-to-find zine discusses and encourages increased visibility of radical vegan straight edge ideas within the anarchist struggle.

Out From The Shadows pdf

Open Minds June 2011 Summer Issue #1

A vegan, straight edge anarchist zine filled with band interviews and essays.

OPEN MINDS Vegan Straight Edge Anarchy Zine Issue 1 pdf

Revolutionary Ecology: Biocentrism & Deep Ecology

Text from the zine:

“Starting from the very reasonable, but unfortunately revolutionary concept that social practices which threaten the continuation of life on Earth must be changed, we need a theory of revolutionary ecology that will encompass social and biological issues, class struggle, and a recognition of the role of global corporate capitalism in the oppression of peoples and the destruction of nature.”

“Deep ecology, or biocentrism, is the belief that nature does not exist to serve humans. Rather, humans are part of nature, one species among many. All species have a right to exist for their own sake, regardless of their usefulness to humans. And biodiversity is a value in itself, essential for the flourishing of both human and nonhuman life.”

Revolutionary Ecology pdf

Revolutionary Struggle for Human & Non-Human Animal Liberation

A short zine that delivers a quick look at the interconnected relationship between sexism, racism and speciesist oppression.

Revolutionary Struggle Nonhuman Human Animal Liberation pdf

Riotous Incognitx #1 A Queer, Insurrectionary Anarchist, Vegan Straight Edge Zin

This is the first issue of a short series of queer, vegan straight edge, green anarchist insurrectionary zines. This issue includes an interview with Sprout Distro, xBalaclavax (xvx hip-hop from brazil), as well as essays on the indigenous struggle against alcohol with “The Battle of White KKKlay”, and green anarchy.

Riotous Incognitx Issue #1 pdf

Riotous Incognitx #2 A Queer, Insurrectionary Anarchist, Vegan Straight Edge Zine

The second issue of a series of zines focused on queer, vegan straight edge insurrectionary anarchy. This issues discusses being a straight edge queer of color, insurrectionary anarchy and prisoner support.

Riotous Incognitx issue #2 pdf

Riotous Incognitx #3 A Queer, Insurrectionary Anarchist, Vegan Straight Edge Zine

The last periodical of a series of zines focused on green anarchy, insurrection and vegan straight edge. This is issue includes an essay about the rise of anti-speciesism in the anarchist movement, as well as some recipes for direct action.

Riotous Incognitx issue #3 pdf

Technological Addiction

Text from back cover:

“In order to effectively perceive and confront the problem(s) of civilization we must be able to look at our relationship to it. This relationship is framed by domestication, through which our experiences therein are controlled and manipulated. In this essay, Chellis Glendinning tokes the psychological approach to major parts of our relationship with civilization, trauma and addiction.

Without question, this text provides a key understanding of just how deep the damage domestication has wrought is, and what kind of struggle must be employed against this culture of docility.”

Technological Addiction pdf

Total Liberation: Freedom for Both Non-human & Human Animals

A short tri-fold pamphlet which discusses the basics of anarchist total liberation.

Total Liberation Freedom for Both Nonhuman and Human animals! pdf

Vegan Anarchy: Anti-Speciesist Warfare & Direct Action

An older zine discussing the need for vegan anti-speciesism in the anarchist struggle. Includes a couple notes on attacks by the Animal Rights Militia.

Vegan Anarchy Anti-Speciesist Warfare & Direct Action pdf

Warfare, Genocide & Extinction: The Real Cost of Modern Conveniences

An informational zine about the technological industrial complex, its relationship to the globalization of capitalism and the death it brings.

warfare-genocide-extinction pdf

Why Anarchist Vegan?

Text from front cover:

“Mainstream vegan material is written from a liberal rather than class based perspective. It is basing arguments on charity instead of solidarity, and offering individualistic and consumerist rather than collective solutions. The material often blames the individual choices for the rampant industrialised animal abuse instead of understanding underlying economic and hierarchical structures and empowering people to organise against them.

This short pamphlet aims to offer another perspective. This perspective is built on anti- capitalist, libertarian communist, class based anarchist view. It is assumed that the reader is aware of the exploitative nature of capitalism and social hierarchies. This pamphlet aims to show how capitalism and hierarchical structures affect issues relating to use of animals in agriculture, land ownership and use as well as environmental degradation related to food production.”

Why_Anarchist_Vegan pdf

3 Essays Against Work and the Deprivation of Life

Texts from back cover:

“It is work that keeps the whole miserabilist system going. Without work, the death ­dealing juggernaut that proclaims itself the “free market” would grind to a halt. “Free market” means freedom for Capital, and unfreedom for those who work. Until the problem of work is solved — that is, until work is abolished — all other problems will not only remain, but will keep getting worse…In a world too busy to live, work itself has become toxic, a form of “digging your own grave’.”

“So in order to put an end to one’s slavery, to move beyond the limits of merely getting by, it is necessary to make a decision to refuse to submit; it is necessary to begin to reappropriate one’s life here and now. Such a project inevitably places one in conflict with the entire social order of work; so the project of reappropriating one’s existence must also be the project of destroying work…This is the world we must destroy in the process of taking back our lives, and the necessity of this destruction makes the project of the reappropriation of our lives one with the projects of insurrection and social revolution.”

“Because there is no common positive project to be found in our condition as proletarians — as the exploited and dispossessed — our project must be the struggle to destroy our proletarian condition, to put an end to our dispossession. The essence of what we have lost is not control over the means of production or of material wealth; it is our lives themselves, our capacity to create our existence in terms of our own needs and desires. Thus, our struggle finds its terrain everywhere, at all times. Our aim is to destroy everything that keeps our lives from us: capital, the state, the industrial and post­industrial technological apparatus, work, sacrifice, ideology, every organization that tries to usurp our struggle, in short, all systems of control.”

3 Essays Against Work and The Deprivation of Life pdf

Ain’t No PC Gonna Fix It Baby: A Critique of Ally Politics

Text from back cover:

“Anti-authoritarian white allies often express that they are working with authoritarian or nonpartisan community groups, sometimes on projects they don’t believe in, because the most important thing is for them to follow the leadership of people of color. The unspoken implication is that there are no anti-authoritarian people of color—or none who are worth working with. Choosing to follow authoritarian people of color in this way invisibilizes anarchist and anti-authoritarian people of color; it also functions to marginalize and suppress efforts from less powerful or influential members of these communities. In this way, white allies diminish the agency and leverage of people of color who disagree with the established, institutionalized groups, reinforcing hierarchies of legitimacy and policing the boundaries of political approach by throwing the weight of their privileges behind those who already have more power.”

Aint_No_PC_Gonna_Fit_It_Baby_A Critique of Ally Politics pdf

Anarchism & Revolution in Black Africa

Text from the zine:

“Black Africa has a centuries old anarchist tradition. After years of imperialist aggression which led to the complete carving up of the continent at the hands of the white “master race”, this tradition was temporarily harnessed. The ancient liberties of Africans under the rule of the “free world” were smashed, while the attempt was made to impose upon them white dictatorships in the Western tradition. But the spirit of rebellion is irrepressible, and frequently “the natives get restless.” Three of the most significant recent occasions of this restlessness are: the Mau Mau Revolution, the Biafran Revolution, and the current liberation movement in “Portuguese” Guinea.”

Anarchism and Revolution in Black Africa pdf

Anarquismo: lo que significa realmente

Text from the zine:

“La historia del desarrollo y crecimiento humano es, a la vez, la historia de la lucha terrible de cada nueva idea anunciando la llegada de un muy brillante amanecer. En su agarre persistente de la tradición , lo Viejo con sus medios más crueles y repugnantes pretende detener el advenimiento de lo Nuevo, cualesquiera sean la forma y el período en que aquel se manifieste. Tampoco necesitamos recaminar nuestros pasos hacia el pasado para darnos cuenta de la enormidad de la oposición, las dificultades y adversidades puestas en el camino de cada idea progresista. La rueca, la tuerca y el azote permanecen con nosotros; al igual que el ajuar del convicto y el coraje social, todos conspirando en contra del espíritu que va marchando serenamente.”

Anarquismo por Emma Goldman pdf

Aphorisms Against Work

Text from back cover:

“The Crisis of overproduction worsens as unemployment grows to staggering proportions… If more people produced much less, the ecology of the planet would prosper.”

aphorisms-against-work pdf

Native Blood: The Myth of Thanksgiving

Text from back cover:

“Every schoolchild in the U.S. has been taught that the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony invited the local Indians to a major harvest feast after surviving their first bitter year in New England. Here is the true story of that Thanksgiving. A story of murder and theft, of the first corporations invented on North American soil, of religious fundamentalism and relentless mania for money. It is a story of the birth of capitalism.”

Native Blood The Myth of Thanksgiving pdf

The MOVE Organization: A Revolutionary Struggle for Black Liberation and Eco-Defense

The MOVE Organization was a radical movement that surfaced in  Philadelphia during the early 1970’s. Characterized by dreadlock hair,  the adopted surname “Africa”, a principled unity, back­-to-­nature green politics and an uncompromising commitment to freedom and equality, members practiced the teachings of MOVE founder JOHN AFRICA.

The MOVE Organization A Revolutionary Struggle for Black Liberation and Eco-Defense pdf

Mapping the Fire: International Words of Solidarity with the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

Text from the zine:

“The following texts were translated and edited by the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and by the comrades of Contra Info. We warmly thank them therefore, as well as the comrades A,M and E who contributed decisively in the handling of this attempt. Finally we greet the Chilean comrades from Entropia Ediciones for the version in Chile, and the comrades of Actforfreedomnow, boubour(A)s and 325 for the version in English.”

“They might have imprisoned our bodies but not our ideas, beliefs and values, which will continue to escape through various projects of insubordination. One of these projects is the creation of “Black International” editions, which are supported by us, the imprisoned members of the Anarchist Revolutionary Organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, and from certain comrades who every day, every moment, embody practically the value of SOLIDARITY.”

mapping-the-fire_black-international pdf

Opening Doors: A primer

A step-by-step comprehensive guide to squatting.

Opening Doors pdf