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Entries from August 2009

Jimi Gherkin of Alternative Press

February 28th, 2009 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: Interviews

Last Hours caught up with zine and comic enthusiast Jimi Gerkin at this years Alternative Press Fair in London.

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Mobilising against NATO 2009

February 27th, 2009 · posted by anon · marked as: News · notes of resistance

The preparations for the protests against this year’s NATO summit in Strasbourg, France and Baden-Baden, Germany on the 3rd-5th April at which 40 heads of state and government leaders will meet are well underway. The summit will mark NATO’s 60th birthday – 60 years of co-ordinating war and oppression on a global scale. There are [...]

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Bookbinding without the glue!

February 26th, 2009 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: Craft · DIY Guides

One of the wonderful things about zines is the craft that goes into them. If you’re tired of spending hours putting your zines together only for them to turn into tat and the staples falling out this DIY Guide is for you.

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Brighton Zine Fest

February 26th, 2009 · posted by Edd · marked as: Live reviews · Photos · Reviews

Edd, one of the founders of the London Zine Symposium and Last Hours zine, traveled down to the debut Brighton Zine Fest this year to help run a workshop on the Saturday and to have a stall on the Sunday; though most of all he went to have fun! What follows is a personal account of the event.

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The Cut Ups

February 25th, 2009 · posted by Edd · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

From Exeter, The Cut Ups play a beautiful blend of melodic hardcore, with lovely undertones of Snuff, Leatherface and any other half decent punk band you might care to mention. Simply put, and because I should really be at work rather than writing a CD review, this album is wonderful.

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G20 protest call outs start to emerge

February 25th, 2009 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: News · notes of resistance

As we draw closer to the G20 Summit on Thursday 2nd April call outs from various groups have started to emerge. Despite the announcement only being made at the end on November 2008 that the summit was to be held in London a diverse range of groups have started to organise mass mobilisations and actions [...]

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Against Fortress Europe – Resistance in Lampedusa

February 25th, 2009 · posted by isy · marked as: News · notes of resistance

Resistance from migrants and in the local population to the Italian government’s plans to turn the island of Lampedusa into a huge concentration camp for immigrants.

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O Pioneers!!!

February 20th, 2009 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

I feel like I shouldn’t be writing this review yet.
I’ll explain. I’ve been listening to O Pioneers!!! for a while now. They have been kicking it for around 5 years. They have release a handful of records including a split with Bomb the Music Industry. I like them but for me there is something missing. [...]

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Handmade Nation

February 20th, 2009 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: Book reviews · Reviews

Handmade Nation is an 156 page documentation of the rising DIY scene in North America. It features the work of 24 artists, crafters and makers form across the US. Each artist is given the opportunity to talk about their work and discuss their lives within the DIY community.

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The failure of art: a brief comic

February 20th, 2009 · posted by Edd · marked as: News · radical culture

During the recent onslaught on Gaza I was attempting to work on an art project. I found it almost impossible to concentrate on anything though other than the constant barrage of news coming from Gaza about the destruction Israel was wrecking on a largely defenceless population. The comic was a response, of some sort, to my inability to understand this aggression, how pointless art appears when governments are willing to use such obscene violence to maintain their control.

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