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In Arms Reach

September 10th, 2004 · posted by anon · marked as: DIY Guides · Protest

In Arms Reach was a collective that started in the early summer of 2004 with the intention of squatting a central London building to act as a social centre to have gigs, workshops, films and other events. We ended up squatting 8 Portman Street, a building 30 seconds off Oxford Street, and having an awesome [...]

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Squat The Lot

May 10th, 2004 · posted by anon · marked as: DIY Guides · Protest

Squatting is not always done by political people, but to me it is a political act in itself. It is about reclaiming space and self-empowerment. The words on every copy of the Squatters Handbook read ‘Squatting is still legal, necessary and free’. Somehow free means something more than not having to pay for it. Squatting [...]

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Altering T-Shirts

February 5th, 2004 · posted by chris 12-o-5 · marked as: Craft · DIY Guides

I am so tired of magazines telling me what to wear, what’s ‘hot’ and what’s ‘not’…I think it’s about time we took clothing into our own hands- we should wear what makes us feel strong and individual, not whatever Vogue is telling us is this month’s ‘must have’. Why should we be slaves to fashion [...]

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How to set up a zine distro

February 5th, 2004 · posted by anon · marked as: Craft · DIY Guides

Setting up a DIY distro – particularly a zine distro – is pretty easy, especially if you do a zine yourself. I started doing Death Wish zines (now Town Clock distro), in the summer of 2000. At the time there were three zines on the go in little old Thirsk. My effort, ‘Small Sailor’ (and [...]

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