28th August, 2014

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/08/28/guide-american-red-groups/Guide to American “Red” GroupsOver the past few years, there has sadly been an increase in the number of socialist political groupings active in the Grand Rapids area. While they tend to be small groups that have relatively limited influence and visibility in the larger community – seemingly content to pass out newspapers at …

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/08/28/guide-american-red-groups/

Guide to American “Red” Groups

Over the past few years, there has sadly been an increase in the number of socialist political groupings active in the Grand Rapids area. While they tend to be small groups that have relatively limited influence and visibility in the larger community – seemingly content to pass out newspapers at …

24th August, 2014

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/08/24/ferguson/Ferguson and FurtherOver the past two weeks, there has been a considerable amount of discussion about what has been happening in Ferguson in response to the police killing of Michael Brown. In many ways, the act is representative of how police function everywhere, both in terms of its daily brutality and in the…

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/08/24/ferguson/

Ferguson and Further

Over the past two weeks, there has been a considerable amount of discussion about what has been happening in Ferguson in response to the police killing of Michael Brown. In many ways, the act is representative of how police function everywhere, both in terms of its daily brutality and in the…

12th August, 2014

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/08/12/hey-step-back-riot-shaming/Hey, Step Back with the Riot ShamingWith another anti-police riot taking place in the United States, in this case Ferguson in the greater St. Louis area, there has been the usual round of anti-rioting propaganda coming from community activists and politicians. The following article from Mask Magazine does a good job of de-bunking…

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/08/12/hey-step-back-riot-shaming/

Hey, Step Back with the Riot Shaming

With another anti-police riot taking place in the United States, in this case Ferguson in the greater St. Louis area, there has been the usual round of anti-rioting propaganda coming from community activists and politicians. The following article from Mask Magazine does a good job of de-bunking…

12th August, 2014

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/08/12/august-political-prisoner-birthday-poster-2/August Political Prisoner Birthday PosterThe August political prisoner birthday poster from the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective is out now:
Hello Friends and Comrades,
1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for August. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.
2)…

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/08/12/august-political-prisoner-birthday-poster-2/

August Political Prisoner Birthday Poster

The August political prisoner birthday poster from the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective is out now: Hello Friends and Comrades, 1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for August. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own. 2)…

30th July, 2014

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/07/30/tcn-radio-fire-mountain-bookfair/TCN Radio on Fire at the Mountain BookfairThe most recent (and final?) episode of TCN Radio features an extended report-back from the Fire at the Mountain Anti-Colonial and Anarchist Bookfair that was held last fall in Flagstaff, AZ. The event aimed to foster connections and conversation around anti-colonial and anarchist…

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/07/30/tcn-radio-fire-mountain-bookfair/

TCN Radio on Fire at the Mountain Bookfair

The most recent (and final?) episode of TCN Radio features an extended report-back from the Fire at the Mountain Anti-Colonial and Anarchist Bookfair that was held last fall in Flagstaff, AZ. The event aimed to foster connections and conversation around anti-colonial and anarchist…

25th July, 2014

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/07/25/article-history-iww-grand-rapids/Article on the History of the IWW in Grand RapidsAs a result of our research into the history of anarchist activity in Grand Rapids, we recently had an article published in the Industrial Worker that provides an overview of the activity of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Grand Rapids during the 1910s and the 1970s. While a lot has…

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/07/25/article-history-iww-grand-rapids/

Article on the History of the IWW in Grand Rapids

As a result of our research into the history of anarchist activity in Grand Rapids, we recently had an article published in the Industrial Worker that provides an overview of the activity of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Grand Rapids during the 1910s and the 1970s. While a lot has…

19th July, 2014

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/07/19/translating-anarchy-review/Book Review: Translating AnarchyAs an anarchist who participated in the larger Occupy phenomenon (in my case, Occupy Grand Rapids) I never really followed much of what was happening with Occupy Wall Street in New York City. When the occupations spread across the country, my inspiration came from elsewhere, cities like Oakland,…

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/07/19/translating-anarchy-review/

Book Review: Translating Anarchy

As an anarchist who participated in the larger Occupy phenomenon (in my case, Occupy Grand Rapids) I never really followed much of what was happening with Occupy Wall Street in New York City. When the occupations spread across the country, my inspiration came from elsewhere, cities like Oakland,…

18th July, 2014

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/07/18/july-international-zine-month/July is International Zine MonthWhile July is half way over now, to we wanted to point out that it’s “International Zine Month” which is an event started back in 2010 by the folks at Stolen Sharpie Revolution to highlight zines. The month features suggestions for doing a “zine-related” activity a day. There is a poster fo…

A new post has been published at http://www.sproutdistro.com/2014/07/18/july-international-zine-month/

July is International Zine Month

While July is half way over now, to we wanted to point out that it’s “International Zine Month” which is an event started back in 2010 by the folks at Stolen Sharpie Revolution to highlight zines. The month features suggestions for doing a “zine-related” activity a day. There is a poster fo…