zine, [zeen] noun. 1. abbr. of fanzine; 2. any amateurly-published periodical. Oxford Reference


Monday, September 20, 2010

RatBrat #12 is finished!

Zinester Interview 07

Fallopian Falafel is produced by Hadass S. Ben-Ari, Jerusalem, Israel

FaceBook: Political Coward & Censor


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via Everyone's Blog Posts - We Make Zines by James N. Dawson on 8/25/10

This is just one reason I'm so leery of Internet faddism:



August 25, 2010

Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director
E-mail: wes.benedict@lp.org
Phone: 202-333-0008 ext. 222

Libertarian Party protests Facebook censorship of its marijuana legalization ad

WASHINGTON - The Libertarian Party (LP) is protesting the decision by Facebook to refuse advertisements that advocate for the legalization of marijuana.

The LP had been running a highly successful Facebook ad to express its support of marijuana legalization, but Facebook banned the ad about a week after accepting it.

A sample of the banned LP ad appears below:

In a July 23 email to the LP, a Facebook rep wrote, "We do not allow ads for marijuana or political ads for the promotion of marijuana."

The LP asserts that its ad is not intended to promote marijuana itself, but rather to take a position on the high-profile political question of legalizing marijuana. The issue is particularly relevant now, as a major marijuana legalization measure (Proposition 19) will be on the ballot in California this November.

Wes Benedict, Executive Director of the LP, commented, "Whether or not the folks at Facebook like marijuana, we think they should end their ridiculous censorship of our ad, which expresses the Libertarian position on a political issue of interest to many people."

Benedict continued, "We recognize Facebook's right to control their content and censor whoever they want. But we're also exercising our First Amendment right to complain about their bad decision, and to alert other consumers to put pressure on them."

On July 15, Facebook notified the LP that it had accepted the ad. Then, on July 22, Facebook revoked its approval, stating that "The image of this ad is either irrelevant or inappropriate."

Recently, the LP learned that Facebook revoked approval of similar ads from other groups, including Just Say Now and the District of Columbia Patients' Cooperative, claiming that their ads violated Facebook's ban on images of "smoking products." The LP notes that Facebook's ad guidelines prohibit "advertisements promoting tobacco products," but that the Libertarian ad does not promote the product itself, and that it is not a tobacco product.

Kyle Hartz, the LP's Development & New Media Assistant, said, "Our ad is targeted to people who have indicated that they are interested in the issue of marijuana legalization. It's bizarre that Facebook won't allow us to advertise to the very people who support what we are advocating."


It's true, paper media can censor this way too, but I think there's been a tendency for Internet sites to be more "ansty" about controversial material. Sometimes, with the automated method of "flagging" even the "wrong word" can get a message blocked. I know. I have quite a few examples of it having happened to me. Is the Internet becoming like television? Gradually converging on a purely homogenized and politically correct view? Sure, if you're tech-savvy you can circumvent it. But techno-dummies like me can't, and the "controversial" views of the tech-savvy can be narrow themselves. This is just one reason I think paper media is so important for marginals like me. It's not quite so "Quick and Easy!" to "delete".



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Sunday, September 19, 2010


Jailed By My Father, Screwed By My Bookseller....


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via The Aardvark (Online) by noreply@blogger.com (JS) on 6/28/10

We received word that some knucklehead is selling used copies of Jailed By My Father for $27.58 (plus $3.99 for shipping and handling, of course).


Given that this is America, I guess you could pay that much for a used copy of Jailed. Or you could get a new copy from me for $8.

Your call.

Happy reading.


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New additions for September 12, 2010


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via toronto zine library by noreply@blogger.com (stagflation) on 9/12/10

A Buffet of Plagues and Pains #1 / half-size / fanzine / Christian Pacifico and Mitch Brown
Binturong #3 / half-size / perzine / Sky McGee
Binturong #4 / odd-size / perzine / Sky McGee
Blood of the Young Zine: who cares / odd-size / art / Dimitri Karakostas and T. Reilly Hodgson
Broken Arts: year one / half-size / art / Broken Arts Collective
Cocoa/Puss Zine #3 / half-size / gender/queer / Clementine Cannibal
Cult Hero / half-size / perzine / Angela Hysen
Disposable Humans: a zine about temping / quarter-size / perzine / Chris Landry
dreamdate / half-size / perzine / bee
Dressed for Success #25 / half-size / comics / Jeff Wasson and Chris Howard
Firestarter Fanzine #1 / half-size / fanzine / Firestarter Records
Fix My Head / quarter-size / art / Dan Galway
From Protest to Resistance: a proposal for North American demo tactics / half-size / politics / anonymous
Go It Alone: Closure / full-size / fanzine / Mark Palm
Ironwood / half-size / litzine / Jim Munroe
I want to grow old with you / odd-size / comics / Kate
Joe Blow Godot / half-size / litzine / Jim Munroe
Kankedort #0 / quarter-size / perzine / Kagey
Mixtape: a mini zine / odd-size / perzine / anonymous
Spontaneous Combustion #3 / half-size / fanzine / Matt Fong
Squinty #1 / half-size / comics / Sua Yoo
Straigh Edge Against the Drug War / quarter-size / politics / anonymous
The Electric Screening Room #12 / full-size / fanzine / Greg Woods
The Post-It Diaries / half-size / perzine / Amy Adoyzie
The So Bad It's Good Movies Fanzine #2 / full-size / fanzine / various
[untitled] / odd-size / litzine / anonymous
Yard Sale #5.5 / quarter-size / perzine / Harley Pageot
Yard Sale #5 / quarter-size / perzine / Harley Pageot
Yard Sale #6 / quarter-size / perzine / Harley Pageot


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Friday, September 17, 2010

Mazed and Confused

BugPowder Weblog : August 25, 2010


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from Midnight Fiction

One-Year Subscription to Ker-bloom letterpress zine


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via Etsy Shop for artnoose on 8/20/10

This is good for one year subscription to the letterpress printed zine Ker-bloom!, which comes out 6 times a year. No more will you have to check my site for the newest issue--- each issue will be mailed directly to your mailbox. In addition, sometimes I include fun little things in with subscription mailings.

I have been printing Ker-bloom! since the summer of 1996, every two months without fail. Check my Etsy shop for back issues and special sets.

There is no additional shipping cost for people in the US. A small amount is automatically added to international orders to defray the additional mailing cost for everyone outside the US.

Note: The photographs accompanying this listing show my tables at recent zine fairs. They are not, however, images of exactly what you'll get, since I haven't even made the zines you'll be receiving. To see more of what my zines look like, check out the rest of my Etsy shop.


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Submission deadline for Virgin #2 extended until September!


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via Everyone's Blog Posts - We Make Zines by Virgin Zine on 8/18/10

I put out a submission call for Virgin #2 (see here).

I've already received 6 absolutely incrediable submissions but I'd love more!

I realised that due to how my summer has turned out I'm not going to be able to work on this until the beginning of September so that gives you all another 2 weeks to submit! Please don't be shy!



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via Everyone's Blog Posts - We Make Zines by Samantha Trees on 8/18/10

For anyone curious about us:

The Zine Library was at the Good Life Community Bike Shop for several months, and it was in many ways a great success! However after a while it just wasn't working out, so it was moved into my (Samantha) home, The Dollhouse. The Dollhouse was both a punk house and a show space and for a year the zine library was there and many kids that came to the shows used it. I moved out of that house in May and now live in a different punk house that is having shows, but not as often. The Zine Library is still available for anyone that comes to these shows, but this space is temporary.

Recently Sonia from Anchor Archive moved to Calgary, and now she is a part of the collective working together to find a new home for the Calgary Zine Library. We are considering a few options but nothing is 100% yet. However we hope to have a new space lined up soon, and I will post that new location up here when we have it.

The Zine Tree Collective (which used to just be me and my partner, but now has some more help!), while looking into possible space options, is also keeping busy putting on a 24 Hour Zine Challenge on August 28th. We are really excited about this event, and if you are in Calgary you should come! It will be at the Old Y Community Centre (223 12 ave SW) from 12pm Saturday to 12 pm Sunday. It's all free and snacks, coffee, and tutorials will be provided.

We are also putting on a Zine Fair in October (date to be announced). We would really love to have local/canadian/anyone zine vendors at this event. This event will be very focused on trading/swapping zines as opposed to always using that boring money.

I am sorry I have not used this website very often to keep you all updated on this project. People on here have given me lots of great advice and I would not have been able to start a library without support of people on this great site.

Zine Donations are still gratefully accepted! If you would like to contribute a copy of your zine to our library please send it to:

The Zine Tree Collective
Suite 166
104-1240 Kensington Rd NW
Calgary AB
T2N 4X7

If you have any questions please email us at thezinetreecollective@riseup.net


Samantha Trees


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Crass Sophisticate #11

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bouncy Ball #1

Ilse Content Vol 9

Single Girls

Luciernaga 1-7, Puas 1-3, No Kallarán La Kalle 1-3, La Libertad 1-10, Cuidad...


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via punks is hippies - the blog! by Slobodan Burgher on 8/10/10

Hi my name is Erland, I play in an anarchopunk band Barrakas from San Jose, Costa Rica. I have an anarchopunk zine Luciernaga....and i have a lot of zines from the movement in here. Here are the links:

Luciernaga #1 (2006)
Luciernaga #2 (2008)
Luciernaga #3 (2008)
Luciernaga #4 (2009)
Luciernaga #5 (2009)
Luciernaga #6 (2009)
Luciernaga #7 (2010)

Puas #1 (2003)
Puas #2 (2003)
Puas #3 (2004)

No Kallarán La Kalle #1 (2005)
No Kallarán La Kalle #2 (2005)
No Kallarán La Kalle #3 (2006)

La Libertad #1 (2006)
La Libertad #2 (2006)
La Libertad #3 (2007)
La Libertad #4 (2007)
La Libertad #5 (2007)
La Libertad #6 (2007)
La Libertad #7 (2008)
La Libertad #8 (2008)
La Libertad #9 (2008)
La Libertad #10 (2009)

Cuidado kon el CoKo #1 (2010)

Dis-piche #1 (2010)

I'm going to send you some other zines and publications in this days...

Ps. More zines here. dS.


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