Survival in Solitary: A manual written by & for people living in control units

Text from back cover:

“The federal penitentiary in Marion, Illinois, went on permanent lock down in 1983. This created the first “control unit”. Now, in addition to the federal government, some forty states have built these “maxi-maxi” prisons — representations of the angry and cruel repression that grips our country today. Human beings are put alone in a small cell with double steel doors and no window for 23 hours a day. No program, no work, no education, meals alone, and maybe one hour by oneself in a bare dog-run outside. A religious task force calls such conditions psychological pain and agony tantamount to torture. It is torture. Here, now, in the following pages, people who are captives in these cells write about what goes on and how you can survive…”

Writing to Prisoners FAQ

An informational guide to writing and supporting prisoners.

writing_to_prisoners_FAQ pdf

Radical Mycology: An SLF Primer

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

Radical_Mycology pdf

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.”

Primitive Toothcare pdf

Squatter’s Handbook “Political” Squatting Tips

A very easy to read DIY guide to squatting.

Squatter’s Handbook pdf

Security Culture: a handbook for activists

Text from the zine:

“This handbook (created in 2001) is the third edition of what we has been an evolving and growing document dealing with security issues and canadian activism. We would like to say a big thanks to the Collective Opposing Police Brutality in Montreal for editing some of the text of the original pamphlet and adding so many great examples to the Informants and Infiltrators section. We have replicated many of their changes in this edition.Thanks also goes out to Eric Drooker whose artwork we used throughout this pamphlet.”

security_culture_handbook pdf