Quit Smoking: A DIY Guide by Ex-Smokers

This zine discusses cigarettes and its patriarchal, colonial, capitalist origins as an industry and form of currency, all from the perspectives of anarchist ex-smokers.

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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.

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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.”

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My Edge is Anything but Straight: Towards A Radical Queer Critique of Intoxication Culture

Text from the zine:

“I’ve been intentionally sober ever since I first started going to punk shows when I was 14 or 15, and have always thought about my sobriety not just as a personal preference but as a social and political statement. I’ve always felt ambivalent towards sXe identity, though, a major reason being that I also identify strongly as queer. It’s not that I think the two identities are necessarily incompatible, but they seem to have an uncomfortable relationship. On the one hand, I haven’t felt much space to be my queer self in most punk/hardcore scenes, and the hyper-masculine reputation of sXe definitely turns me off. On the other hand, I’ve faced a lot of exclusion within queer scenes for my sobriety. With this article I’m attempting to reconcile these parts of myself, wondering how I might hold on to the edge while leaving behind the straight. I hope that it will provoke conversation and debate about drugs, alcohol, queer communities, sXe, radical politics, and about how we can transform our society.”

Towards A Radical Queer Critique Of Intoxication Culture pdf

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


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An Herbal Medicine Making Primer

Text from the zine:

“Like so much in this consumerist society, it is easy to ignore the connections between a bottle on a shelf in some store and a living, growing plant out in the world somewhere. It can be hard to know if the plant grows a mile away or on another continent. There is much to be said for reconnecting, for educating ourselves about the herbs we use and gathering our own medicine when we can. That’s how we will be able to build a whole new system of healing, one that can support our movement away from the corporate power structure that the practice of medicine has become.”

An Herbal Medicine-Making Primer PRINT pdf

Barefoot in the Kitchen Volume 2

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

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Radical Mycology: An SLF Primer

Probably one of the most detailed, comprehensive guides to identifying mushrooms on the web.

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A Guide to Alternatives to Pesticides

This zine appears to have been around for a long time judging by how worn the cover is but you know what they say: never judge a book by its cover! This zine is filled with useful information on alternatives to pesticides!

A Guide to Alternatives to Pesticides pdf

Banner Drops, Stencils, Wheat Paste and Distributing Information

This zine compiles four “how to” guides written by ACTIVATE out of Grand Rapids, MI. The guides provide basic information on how to do banner drops, stencils, wheatpasting, and distributing information.

Includes tips on how to make and secure banners, how to design and deploy stencils, how to make wheatpaste, and offers some ideas for distributing radical info and propaganda.

Banner Drops Stencils Wheatpaste and Distributing Information Guide pdf

Edible, Medicinal and Utilitarian Plants: Weeds and Common Plants

Text from the zine:

“For hundreds of thousands of years, we crafty human beings have been using plants with great efficacy to feed and heal ourselves, and to fashion tools in various forms. Despite this, as urban (civilized) humans have become further and further removed from their landbases, the knowledge of edible and utilitarian wild plants has become nearly extinct, and the belief that plants are useless as medicine has become commonplace. Such ignorance- disturbingly universal and constantly perpetuated by Western industry and
science- is unforgivable and easily remedied. With that in mind, this zine is the first in a series of publications written to inspire anarchists and non-radical folks alike to reconnect
with the amazing world of plants. Hopefully, upon reading this and subsequent works, the reader will never again look down upon that dandelion breaking through the concrete as a mere weed, or the clover and mallow overtaking grass lawns as nuisances.”

Edible, Medicinal, and Utilitarian Plants pdf

Opening Doors: A primer

A step-by-step comprehensive guide to squatting.

Opening Doors pdf

Piece Now, Peace Later: An Anarchist Introduction to Firearms

A detailed guide on firearms and training.

Piece Now Peace Later pdf

Primitive Toothcare: A DIY Guide to Uncivilized Oral Hygiene

Text from the zine:

“The omnipresence of cavities wherever the heinous putrefaction of Western Civ has reached has given rise to the dental profession. Dentistry is fucked up for too many reasons to list here. It has all the problems and inconsistencies inherent in every trade that requires intense specialization and professional schooling. Like every medical profession, it is disempowering in its attitude toward and treatment of the uneducated, the impoverished, and the unprofessional. It is unforgivably wasteful, and thrives on and upholds this throw-away culture. Also like every other medical profession, dentistry acts as a pimp to a whole catalog of nefarious industrial products manufactured by the big corporations that control the dental world.”

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Small Town Organizing for Anarchists

This zine contains a wealth of helpful suggestions for anarchists living in small towns who want to create anarchy. Topics covered include finding other anarchists, deciding on what projects to work on, figuring out how to relate to liberals, and doing a distro—this zine is full of good ideas and advice.

Not only for small towns, the authors of the zine state: “If you can count the active anarchists in your areas on your fingers, this guide is for you.”

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Squatter’s Handbook “Political” Squatting Tips

A very easy to read DIY guide to squatting.

Squatter’s Handbook pdf

The DIY Occupation Guide

Text from the zine:

“We can no longer simply protest to demonstrate our rage; decades of activism have come to the point of an impasse. To fight for single issues without addressing the state and capitalism in its entirety will not be able to make the transformations we wish to see possible. Politics turns our lived experiences into useless abstractions and uses those abstractions to fuel meaningless ideological battles. It is time to bow out of the theater of politics.

Instead, we must insist on the struggle for the satisfaction of immediate needs and desires. In other words, the seizing of buildings for shelter, the organized looting of sustenance for our bodies and minds, and the cultivation of new ways of living and providing for one an-
other so as to sustain our attack against the structures that impoverish our lives. At this moment, in relation to the horizon of the gradual generalization of building occupations, we must pose a question: what would it mean to begin a broader project of expropriation?”

The DIY Occupation Guide pdf