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Vasectomy Party

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Vasectomy Party is a zine about how to get painless and free (in Washington State, anyway) vasectomies. It chronicles the story of Benji, a member of the SeattleDIY Collective and his quest for sterilization. Comics drawn by Aaron Wright. Includes a Frequently Asked Questions section. www.seattlediy.com

Communication and Conflict Resolution

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An excellent booklet from a workshop by the Carrboro Dispute Settlement Center ( http://www.disputesettlement.org/ ). Contains an introduction to styles of conflict, nonviolent communication, basic strategies for conflict resolution, etc.

Learning Good Consent

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A compilation zine about learning good consent, from the author of Doris zine and the Support zine.  For more like this, go here: http://www.phillyspissed.net/taxonomy/term/3

Conflict Resolution Circles

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This is a handout from the Rock Dove Collective that provides an outline for an alternative model of dealing with conflict -- no police, no state, no hierarchy, no jail.  It's community-based and centers around bringing people who are affected by a conflict into a facilitated circle to talk about the issues and feelings that arise from the conflict.  A good beginning.

Also included is a word document with an example script outline for facilitators, as well as an outline of what circles are and aren't intended to do.

Interview with Philly's Pissed & Philly Stands Up

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An interview with Philly's Pissed and Philly Stands Up, two collectives that work to support survivors of sexual assault and hold perpetrators accountable.  From Heartattack zine.

Worst, The

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The Worst: A Compilation Zine on Grief and Loss.  Talks about radical response to death and loss, + how to support someone who is grieving.  Second document is an insert that came with the zine, which a soundtrack for grieving.  Prints on legal paper.

Supporting a Survivor of Sexual Assault

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A guide to supporting a survivor of sexual assault.  By Men Against Rape Culture (MARC) and UBUNTU out of Durham, North Carolina USA.  from http://brokenbeautifuldowloads.wordpress.com/

Herbs for Trauma

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A zine on herbal medicine for trauma, with a focus on sexual assault.  The middle page of the zine only takes up half a sheet; it's doubled here, so just cut it in half.

Pepperspray, CS, & Other ‘Less-Lethal’ Weapons

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Pepperspray, CS, & Other ‘Less-Lethal’ Weapons used by Rioting Police to Suppress Dissent by the autonomedical collective (2007, pdf).

Print it using double sided printing, with 66% scale reduction in “landscape/horizontal” format. This will yield a small brochure that can be folded.

Keywords: Pepperspray, pepper spray, tear gas, mace, OC, CS, CN,taser, rubber bullet, concussion grenade, pepper ball, riot cop, repression, police brutality.

And Now For Something Competely Different: A Radical Primer

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This is the first project of the Purple Daisy Distro. There are lots of awesome kids in Kelowna, so we thought we'd fuel their fire. 

This project was inspired by two other zines we found.  The Disorientation Manual for Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington) and An Alternative Welcome Week Guide for McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario).  We lifted heavily from both.  So, thanks!  We hope it'll inspire other similar projects!

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Organizing Communities

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From Social Anarchism Journal, 1993

by Tom Knoche 

Herbal Abortion

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a Woman's D.I.Y. Guide

(Zinelibrary.info has no idea if this works or what side effects may result from following this guide)

Fight Speciesism! #4

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September issue of the latest anti-speciesist, anti-capitalist, abolitionist direct action news.

From Punk To Proudhon? A brief history of Garage Collective

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Follow up to 'This is not a manifesto — towards an alternative design practice', this is a 2 page, double-sided zine on art, design and the ideas of Garage Collective. Mainly deals with the idea of cultural agitation and alternative practices.

How to Scan Zines and Make PDF Files


These instructions are for zines on 8.5 x 11” paper, printed on both sides in booklet form (with fold in middle). Look for computer recyclers, college campuses and public libraries for access to a scanner. Computer recyclers usually have tons of scanners that work fine.

What you will need

A zine you would like to share

A Scanner hooked up to a computer  read more »

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