Potential zines – anarchist fiction from around the spanish civil war

La Novela Libre #44 - Mujeres libres

crossposted from Birds Before The Storm:

When I was in Amsterdam I spent several days at the International Institute of Social History, which actually has a fascinating history of its own (such as smuggling documents out of Spain as fascist forces sweep through). Anyhow, the place is the world’s largest repository of anarchist history. Of particular note to me, it houses almost-complete collections of La Novela Ideal and La Novela Libre, two long-running, regular, widely distributed fiction magazines published by anarchists in Spain up into the Spanish civil war.

So I went and I photographed a lot of stuff, which I’ve put up on my Flickr. The catch is that I can’t really read enough Spanish to understand these things. So please, anyone with interest in this stuff, let me know. If the stories are good, I’d be happy to make them available in zine format. And if anyone is feeling really inspired, I’d be happy to print English translations as well.

Specifically, I’ve posted (books are in Spanish unless noted):

Vagrants Among Ruins

Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness has a sister organization! Sometime last year, some enthusiastic radical steampunks in the UK picked up the editing of SteamPunk Magazine, and they’ve started publishing it as well. So now, there is Vagrants Among Ruins, a radical steampunk publishing collective based in the UK! We are looking forward to working with them on any number of projects!

Tabling at the Portland Anarchist Bookfair, June 6th and 7th!

We’ll be tabling at the 1st annual Portland (Oregon) anarchist bookfair! Come say hello and peruse our allotment of silkscreened finery and such! (Including, I believe, new jewelry from out from the wane & waste.)

From the bookfair’s myspace: myspace:

June 6 & 7, 2009 (Sat & Sun)
Liberty Hall – 311 N Ivy | Portland, OR 97227
503-516-9220 | axiom.infoshop@gmail.com

The Axiom Collective is hosting the first annual Portland Anarchist Book Fair. This two day event will feature over 20 booksellers, publishers, and zinesters offering a wide range of radical literature and art.

+ Axiom Infoshop Collective
+ In Other Words Women’s Bookstore
+ Left Bank Books (Seattle)
+ PM Press
+ Just Seeds Art Collective
+ Eberhardt Press
+ Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness
+ the Independent Publishing Resource Center
+ Portland Books to Prisoners
+ Portland Radical Reference Collective
+ and more!

This event is FREE to attend. Childcare will be provided, and we’ll be offering yummy treats for cheap. There will be a show at Liberty Hall (bands TBA) Saturday night, too!

The Earth First Roadshow Is Coming!

We had the extreme pleasure of sharing a table (of sorts) with the Earth First! Roadshow at the NY anarchist bookfair. Anyhow, their presentation is really inspiring, and many steps above the usual fare of traveling activist tours. These things are really well thought out, it’s engaging and inspiring. And funny.

So you should go to it. The odds are good it will end up somewhere near you, if you’re in the USA.

Presentation – Intellectual Property Is Theft!

It looks like one of us is to be giving the ole “Intellectual Property Is Theft!” discussion at the NYC anarchist bookfair. It’ll start at 4:30 on Saturday, April 11th. Where it will be doesn’t seem to be announced just yet. There are also plenty of interesting workshops at the event, on both saturday and sunday!

The workshop will cover various things like copyright, copyleft, and Creative Commons, and why it is that anarchists maybe ought to embrace CC licensing on their work. Geeky, yeah, sure. But it should be interesting.