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Everyone to the Streets

posted February 15th, 2010 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: Book reviews · Reviews

I picked up this little collection of insurrectionary extracts from last years London Anarchist Bookfair. So it has taken me a little while to get round to reviewing this but this is not a reflection on its content.

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The Vegetarian Myth

posted December 22nd, 2009 · posted by isy · marked as: Book reviews · Reviews

By: Lierre Keith

My first reaction to The Vegetarian Myth was – ah! this is the book I wanted to write (sort of). A radical approach to food, food production and eating from a vegan perspective (which turns out to be former vegan in this case, but nevertheless) that asks some difficult questions arising from some of the [...]

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Publish You

posted August 24th, 2009 · posted by Edd · marked as: Book reviews · Reviews

By: Alternative Press

The admirable goal of the Alternative Press collective is to promote freedom of expression in the area of printed material and to encourage people to be creative. And one of the ways of doing this was with ‘Publish You’, a new anthology bringing together all the different facets of the small press scene, comix, zines, poetry and writing, and showing that they’re not that different after all. It’s a very impressive statement.

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Songs of the Dead

posted August 10th, 2009 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: Book reviews · Reviews

By: Derrick Jensen

For those not familiar with Jensen’s work he has been hailed by some as a singular voice speaking out against the destructive nature of the dominant culture and a ‘drooling luddite’ by others. This though is Jensen’s first fictional output.

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The Zinester’s guide to Portland

posted July 31st, 2009 · posted by Chris Walktall · marked as: Book reviews · Reviews

By: Shawn Granton (eds)
ISBN #: 978-0-9770557-2-2

A travel guide to Portland, USofA for, well, the kind of people who read Last Hours really; less of a tourist guide, more designed for new residents who want to get the most of the city.

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Babylon’s burning: From punk to grunge

posted July 12th, 2009 · posted by gavin · marked as: Book reviews · Reviews

By: Clinton Heylin

Gavin Burrows gives a thorough consideration of the conclusions in Babylon’s Burning, and wonders why hardcore seems to have been erased from the narrative and the Bromley scene turned into punk rock’s year zero.

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Mostly True: The Story of Bozo Texino

posted June 20th, 2009 · posted by Chris Walktall · marked as: Book reviews · Reviews

By: Bill Daniel

ozo Texino is a tag that adorns tens of thousands of box cars all over the American rail system and the hunt for the hobo author – along with other hobo art, first hand stories of train jumping adventures and interviews with railway workers – is what transcends this strange book/zine.

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Nemi II

posted April 26th, 2009 · posted by Chris Walktall · marked as: Book reviews · Reviews

By: Lise Myhre

A collection of those Nemi comics that Londoners see every morning in the Metro, you know the ones revolving around the goth girl acting irrationally at the whims and foibles of life.

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Handmade Nation - The Rise of DIY, Arts, Craft and Design

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

By: Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl

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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Reproduce and Revolt

posted October 6th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: Book reviews · Reviews

By: Josh MacPhee and Favianna Rodriguez
ISBN #: 0-979663-61-X

Our culture is saturated in images. They’re used to sell us almost everything under the sun. Everyone uses images. Well, almost everyone, radicals, anti-authoritarians and the Left for the most part are frustratingly useless at using images effectively. I’ve lost count of the number of meetings I’ve been in where we’ve spent hours on the tiniest semantic point in the flier text, whilst any sense of how the flier might be presented is completely ignored, and sometimes worse.

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