Hey. The most of the zines here are copies that i’ve done by myself. You can choose a price by yourself if you can’t find a price on the zine, like a donation. Just tell me what you want and what you wanna pay. I’m sure we can figure something out. You can also donate some money and I send a bunch of zines to you… By the way, almost every review is stolen here, sorry!

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Against Prisons
A convincing argument for a world without prisons. It strives to teach criminals to reappropriate their acts, believing people do not want to abandon their lives to social authority. It’s an optimistic look considering everyone to be specific individuals with specific needs and wanting to think about their lives.

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AntiPat – No.2
wrote in german. Forum zur antipatriarchen / Sexismus – Diskussion. Inhalt: Diskussionspapier (Gegen sexualisiert Gewalt), „Bestandsaufnahme“ Männer etc., Über Politik und Subjektivität, Aufruf der WHK, (lesbische) Frauen im irischen Befreiungskampf, Beitrag einer Überlebenden… Sind aufjedenfall viele Artikel aus den Männerrundbriefen drinne. DIN A4 Heft

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Archvision #1 (Joshua Ploeg)
An inspiring and captivating read from Joshua Ploeg (Behead the Prophet, Mukilteo Faeries, Lords of Lightspeed, and much much more!). Learn about his history and plenty of stories about absurd performance art and band concepts that he acknowledged as a joke and subjected audiences to in Olympia, Seattle, and on tour! Joshua is now a touring vegan chef (see „Thinkin, Stinkin, Rarely Drinkin Microcosm Tour 2006“) and we get to learn about all of his post punk roots here. The stories are funny – some successes, some failures, some misunderstood efforts, but it’s great to hear about his mom worried people hurting him as the audience piled on him in full costume while singing for Behead the Prophet or the inside joke story behind a flyer design concept. We get to learn how some jokey concepts originated as harmless words on a flyer that transformed into a collaborative band or performance piece. My favorite is the show celebrating all of the characters who frequently attend shows but don’t perform themselves to have an opportunity to do something for an audience. A true genius, that Mr. Ploeg.

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April Fools Day (Kathleen Hanna)
April Fools Day was a zine written by Kathleen Hanna in 1995 about recovering from an alcohol addiction. It included a lengthy interview with Brian Sparhawk from the band Fitz of Depression, who was a recovering heroin addict. Hanna also discusses „natural highs“ and things you can do when you feel that you are going to be tempted by your vice.

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Beginners Guide to Responsible Sexuality (for men)
A brief look at a number of important questions facing heterosexual men who don’t want to go along with sexist ideas about how to have sexual relationships. Why should women be the only ones thinking about this?

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Big Hands #4 (Aaron Asshat)
Where has this zinester been all my life? Aaron is a little cynical about life… and yet he seems to really appreciate humanity. I’m tired of holier than thou hipsters writing about how stupid people are. Only over confident egotists and family members get a slashing in this zine. Aaron, like so many of us, is lost in life, traveling because there’s no where to stop. Wanting to stop but yet when you do you get so uncomfortable you need to move again. Hoping one day you will find a place, a life that will embrace you. Aaron leaves Portland and eventually ends up at a family reunion in Mississippi. He hangs out with other family outcasts, contemplating the fact that his life has been even more unfulfilling than his fucked up cousin’s. Great writing, it’s both sad and humorous. I want to get past issues…

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Big Hands #5 (Aaron Asshat)
A new issue of Big Hands, finds our author just as frustrated and perceptive as ever. Back in North Carolina, Aaron flashes back to not-quite-romances gone sour and old teenage routines of free movies and food samples. There’s aimless driving in beat-up cars, a single chat line rendezvous gone wrong, and a walk through the night mist with a girl from a party. The stories in this zine are achingly nostalgic and yet still intelligently reflective. Big Hands epitomizes that hopeful stagnation of knowing what we want, and knowing this isn’t it.

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Bitter Pie #17 (Tena)
A zine-like comic (or is it a comic-like zine?). A raw, punk, DIY style, heavy on the class warfare. „So how should Charlotte cope when her hallucinations act like humans and continue to ignore her too?“ (Bitter Pie Comics)

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Brew Not Bombs
An excellent pamphlet from the intoxicated wing of Food Not Bombs. Includes tips on (of course) homebrewing, together with recipies for various alcoholic beverages, the history of beer, together with an explanation of the philosophy, politics and activism behind the noble art. Fundraising for anarchist organizations through brewing and selling your own beer as opposed to corporate swill.

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A Bridge Between Everything You’ve Ever Loved
An inspiring and exciting zine about bike love (worth a read for the piece on the feminist merits of cycling alone!) , DIY feminist health, city vs country, vegan wheat free recipes, reclaim the night, playing the piano, music & books and lots more.

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Community Bike Cart Design
A comprehensive guide to building your own bike cart or trailer – obtaining materials, design, welding or bolting the whole thing together, weight capacity, hitches, and then the most important fundamental question: why build a bike cart. All of the theory and practice necessary to convince yourself that you too need to construct your own bike cart or trailer to share in your community! A true tool to help more people reach car independence, and find more joy in the process if not only through the illustrations and photos in this zine. A good start to reduce excuses for driving!

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Copse: A Cartoon Book of Tree Protesting
Copse was originally a book that’s currently out of print. Black Cat Distro has reprinted selected pages from the original book and turned it into a beginners pamphlet to tree protesting. No no not protesting the trees themselves, protesting to save the trees! Although this isn’t meant to be a comprehensive, or stand alone guide to direct action, it does explain basic concepts about protesting in forests, such as how to shop for safe climbing gear, tying knots, climbing trees, and funky treehouses. It’s got lots of cute cartoons and diagrams of all the knots discussed, and luckily, drawings of the treehouses too! The pamphlet cautions you to use the information inside at your own risk, and of course we do the same. Read up on it and get someone to help you figure out the basics if you can! Be safe and happy climbing!

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Cryptic Slaughter / Heart Murmur (Giovanni / Benji Rouse)
Slaughter Giovanni casually writes a „personal zine“ that gives „a glimpse into [his] life“. Just kidding. Giovanni is a cynical storyteller critiquing everything he comes into contact with, subjecting it to his tireless sense of humor. He is a writer in the most honest sense – he writes what he knows and understands the limitations of the punk/zine culture (because he pokes fun at it often). The rest is a laugh out loud, can’t put down masterpiece. Many of his stories are about the little things, the subtle nuances that make life so ironic and entertaining. This issue is about showing famous musicians from Africa around Seattle. Giovanni has a really rude and sarcastic writing style which will make you hate him at first because he’ll be defaming everyone you love but you’ll learn to like his style as he gives you tours of all of the places to get records for under $1 in SoCal, talks about being nostalgic for his youth, tells you how much he hates Olympia hipsters, and attempts to move to Portland.

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Deception #2
Nummer Zwo macht da weiter, wo Nummer Eins aufgehört hat, also mehr Hass, mehr Liebe, mehr Leben. Und noch mehr geile Schreibe übers Fahrradfahren (auch nackisch), übers Trampen (angezogen), über die Staatsgewalt (eingesperrt). Dazu auch ein bisschen Wehmut über frühere HC-Zeiten, Berichte von Antifaschistischen Aktionen, vegane Rezepte und ein Sista Sekunden-Interview. Wie gehabt im A5 DIY-Schnippellayout und wie gehabt 100% empfehlenswert!

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DIY Guide II & The Walls are Alive
This third printing combines the previously separate DIY Guide #2 with The Walls are Alive into one sturdy 72-page zine. DIY Guide #2: This rugged little urban pirate handbook includes practical information and tips on tons of different projects, tasks and adventures: dismantling capitalism, action direct, forearm guards, shoplifting tips, software piracy, diy spelling and grammar, travelling on trains, backpacking, evasion communiqué #2.25, herbal gynecology, how to abort, sewing, diy oil change, quarter pipe, records, cd’s and zines, book publishing contacts, postal jubilation, food not bombs, cook it yourself, wheat flour egg noodles, intro to plaster, black and white photography, safety pin tattoos. The Walls Are Alive: A concise and masterfully conceived introduction to doing your own graffiti. It consists of practical and thorough advice on every step of getting your graffiti skills primed: preparation, how to make a stencil, mapping it out, strategy, escape, post-action regrouping, and also a whole section about wheat-pasting. Valuable also for its forty photographs of great real-world graffiti to ignite ideas and provide examples. (Crimethinc.)
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Doris # 15: DIY Antidepression Guide (Cindy Crabb)
Filled with lots of ways to combat depression. The main idea is to be proactive. Specifically, she talks about: coffee, work, keeping lists, herbs, dealing with authority figures, masturbation, sleep, fantasizing, and more. It’s really great even if you’re not depressed. Highly Recommended. 28 pgs.

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Doris #22 (Cindy Crabb)
Cindy’s zine is one of best personal zines with a serious political background and idealogy. This is really worth all of the hype and more. She draws cute little scribbly cartoons about her life and talks a lot about sex and abortion issues. For every story she tells about her friends there is an article about baking a cake and some subtle references to anarchism. Very diverse and smart while remaining cute and relevant. Every issue is new and exciting. This is the I-J-K issue of the encyclopedia series.

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Doris #23 (Cindy Crabb)
In this issue Cindy continues her alphabet project, writing on the letters L-M-N-O – Love/ladies lunch, menstrual extraction, Nicky, and Ocean. Cindy’s writing is so personal that you can feel guilty at times just reading it; but it’s so often well written and unafraid of being vulnerable that it just seems so strong. For those interested, Menstrual Extraction is a home-based abortion tactic that Cindy provides some information on as well as an interview about. Other parts of the zine are stories and little drawings, from getting trapped in a storm on a beach to hanging out in Arizona with her grandmother. Nice, simple aesthetic and dual color cover. Highly recommended for anyone into personal zines.

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Doris #24 (Cindy Crabb)
New issue of doris!! This issue in the alphabetical series:O and P, featuring Ohio, Politics, Pitchfork, Power, Primitivism, and Punk! There are meditations on living in seclusion and enjoying the quiet, curing poison ivy, and the importance of girls screaming for all they’re worth. If you are a Doris fan already, then you’ll really be into this one. Definitely more of the trademark aesthetic that we’ve come to know and love. Introspective, inspiring, and easy to relate to…c’mon everybody, don’t we all see the connection between DIY punk rock songs and new country radio? If not, then we need to pay better attention.

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Doris #25 (Cindy Crabb)
The cover of Doris #25 is super bright and colorful, with red crayon scribbles making up the background. Inside is more from the alphabet series. We’ve made it to Q and Cindy answers Questions and talks about Quitting drinking. The questions are actual questions asked of her that she’s attempting to answer. Things like What Do You Want to Do the Most?, and What Do You Remember Most About Your Mother? Talking about drinking is obviously hard, and talking about quitting is harder. Cindy talks about the times when alcohol controlled her life, and about fighting to take back control of her own life.

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Doris #26 (Cindy Crabb)
Doris #26 is R S and T in the alphabet. Covered within are Robin, shy, social ecology, and truth. „Robin“ is about loving someone, even though you may speak different languages, and the nature of hopefullness. „Shy“ is a comic about being a quiet punk girl in a subculture that expects you to be loud and bold. „Social ecology“ is a quick primer on the movement, and „truth“ is about the differences between the stories we tell others versus the reality of what actually happened–the ways in which we change stories to make them easier to tell.

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Dreaming (Mujinga)
This zine is made up of doodles illustrating a piece of very short fiction. Not much more to say that, you have to see it i guess. It is all Edward Mujingas own artwork and it’s the first time he made something like this.

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Dynamite Diaries #2
Included rants on: being on the dole, freedom of speach, self harm, being a mentor, the education system, zine reviews, graduation anxiety, words and action…

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Eating Disorder Education
written, „by those who know, for those who may not.“ It’s a great primer written by a woman who knows first hand what to expect from the media, doctors, or from well-wishing friends. She’s encountered off-handed compliments on her weight, the disinformation presented about treatment and cures, and the seeming media blitz surrounding Hollywood stars and their eating habits. All of that frustration has come together to make an emotional and informative zine. Hopefully it will help those without an ED understand a little bit more about what life with one is like, as well as provide a source of comfort for those that do. (KC Zines)

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Elster #1
An artzine with 15 artists. There are four pictures from every artist in that small 15cm x 15cm zine. They are completly different styles, from minimalistic untill complex stuff. 60 pages (Erode Releases)

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Evasion ZINE!
This is the handwritten zine version that came out before the book! Evasion is one person’s travelogue of thievery and trespassing across the country, evading not only arrest, but also the 40-hour workweek and hopeless boredom of modern life. The journey documents a literal and metaphorical reclamation of an individual’s life and the spaces surrounding them—scamming, squatting, dumpstering, train hopping and shoplifting a life worth living and a world worth the fighting for. —————————————————————————————————————————————–

Fire Down Below! (Erin Tobey)
Erin Tobey prepared a pamphlet in the spirit of „The Period Conspiracy“ about how tampons are damaging to your body, toxic shock syndrome, and how this works to the benefit of the people who sell them to you. It includes a resource list, some healthier alternatives, and instruction on how to make your own reusable menstrual pads.

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Flubp 6 (Peter Strickmann)
Peter Strickmann, my friend, is doing music in Ciao! Bird and solo. Drawed some awesome zines and pictures for a long time, he is also running a label called Sound Einz. You see, thats a bunch of cool stuff! Well, this zine is pretty minimalistic and I have no idea what he is doing or trying in the next years but this will truly coming from Peters heart. He contributed also to the Elster #1. (Erode Releases) *2€*

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Free to Choose
Not just another pro-choice zine; this is an introduction to the history of underground abortion and a call to learn our history and to take matters in our own hands. It includes some information on menstrual extraction and a list of resources to learn more. Reproductive choice is not a „right“ to be granted or withdrawn. „To know our history is to begin to see how to take up struggle again.“ Exceptionally well written and researched. If you are looking for more information about these topics, this is it! Timely and relevant! (Eberhardt Press)

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Galatea’s Naked: The Sex Issue (Lauren Eggert-Crowe)
Why is this picture sexy?. Galatea’s Naked challenges our views and feelings about sex and sexuality. Topics like questions about gender, orientation, one night stands, homophobia, „sex and the body“, and laws and policies surrounding sex. This is a very strong and captivating body of work that reads very nicely as a whole putting the reader to the challenge of thinking about their bodies, their roles, and the world differently.

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Girl / Boy #2
Rob Noxious (The Fall of America) teams up with Shyla Ann to talk about gender roles in extreme depth! They each present half of a zine talking from their own perspective so you get that „flip zine“ split format. Tons of issues are discussed such as sex (homosexual and otherwise), pornography, alternatives to tampons/pads, subtle school lessons, polyamory, male intuition, homosexuality and homophobia, confronting sexism, rape in prison, and TONS more. this puppy is huge!

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Girls are not Chicks coloring book
A coloring book combating gender stereotypes! There are enough books that make girls think that they are not any good or that boys only play with soldiers. This time we are taught that girls take pride in themselves and boys can enjoy cooking and cleaning. Girls are thinkers, creators, fighters, healers and superheroes.

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Go Fuck Yourself (Annie Danger)
Go Fuck Yourself is a pro sex, trans friendly DIY sex toy making guide; reusing scraps like inner tubes and everything from restraints to strap-ons to whips, dildos, tit claps and even a detailed instruction of how to make a tit/clit pump from a auto brake bleed kit! lots of instructions and info on safety too. Excellent Resource.

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Greenzine #13 (Christy Road)
Cristy has always brought us breathtaking artwork (some of my favorite) along with literary stories that remind us of the strength and ability of punk youth. This issue of Green Zine however is a bit of a new direction, a very serious one. It’s an anthology about gender, sexuality, and overcoming sexual assault. The words are powerful, the stories make you feel like anything can be accomplished, and the artwork adds another strong element. (Microcosm Publishing)

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Greenzine #14 (Christy Road)
Cristy Road has always brought us breathtaking artwork (some of my favorite) along with literary stories that remind us of the strength and ability of punk youth. This new issue is more of the same with some reflection of Cristy’s various homes between Miami and Philadelphia, racism in her communities, the strength of her friends, coming to terms with assault, gender, sexuality, and identity, and much more. The words are powerful, the stories make you feel like anything can be accomplished, and the artwork adds another strong element. Once a true fanzine devoted to Green Day, this zine has now evolved into literary prose devoted to the strengths of our communities. Recommended. (Microcosm Publishing)

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Herbal First Aid (Raleigh Briggs)
A guide to using plants in your environment for their medicinal properties! Cute illustrations from Giovanni Caputo and a generally fun vibe and feel! Includes healing cuts and scrapes, burns, rashes, sunburns, building a first aid kit, gut problems, aches & pains, bugs, bruises, bleeding, parasites, and a list of further reading resources!

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Here It Is #2 (Erin Tobey)
Whoomp! Here it is! Erin Tobey presents us with another issue of her intimate little comic. This time the themes are a bit more serious and intellectual, looking at love, losing love, finding love, the space/time continuum, fearing the death of her brother, Friendster analyzed by the theories of Jean Baudrillard, and physical intimacy with platonic friends. Not as light hearted as the previous issue but cute and important nonetheless. Erin never ceases to put a smile on my face even when it’s over dim subjects.

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Here It Is #3 (Erin Tobey)
Erin Tobey presents us with yet another issue of her intimate little comic. This time – it’s truly a straight forward comic! Erin analyzes her everyday circumstances under a serious lens – sparing herself no scrutiny – how to drive 14 hours alone effortlessly through having much to think about, leaving a sidewalk message near a friend’s house, watching a football game with a friend, living a somewhat cliched „diy punk“ existence, having an „inner Sparky“ voice, Asu Beebe, a series of unanswered personal questions, and more. Erin never ceases to put a smile on my face even when it’s over dim subjects.

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Hot Pantz: Do It Yourself Gynecology
This crucial guide to women’s health gets older but not less useful. It features a well organized resource with a clear index of health problems along with remedies. Also contains a glossary of herbs and their properties. A very handy resource to share with a friend in need.

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How to Screenprint the Adventureland Way (Heather Q)
This zine is great because is has drawings AND photographs to help you succeed in screen printing adventure land. It’s very detailed including how to drizzle your ink, how to hold your squeegee, and of course proper burning – which is the make or break step for every novice screenprinter. Have you ever tried to use those directions that come with the Speedball printing kit? Dump them and get this zine… (AdventureLand)

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Die Hure H (Anke Feuchtenberger & Katrin de Fries)
Die Kunstfigur „Hure H“ ist ein Langzeitprojekt der Schriftstellerin Katrin de Vries und der Zeichnerin Anke Feuchtenberger. Die „Hure H“ erlebt nicht das, was sich die Medien oder unser Allerweltswissen unter den Abenteuern einer Hure vorstellen mögen. Aber die „Hure H“-Geschichten spielen mit all dem, was der kulturelle Komplex „Hure“ hinter seinen starren Klischees gewaltsam zu verbergen sucht, und machen die Schönheit und die Gefährlichkeit des Verborgenen erfahrbar. 56 Seiten, schwarzweiß, 29,5 x 21 cm, Klappenbroschur (Reprodukt) *17€*

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Ideas in Picture (Colin Matthes)
Colin impresses me with his use of images to convey meaning and feeling. He reflects a lot on the struggles and expressions of the space that he occupies. This issue focuses on everyday transactions in business, leisure, and warfare and features contributions by Jesse Connor, Erik Ruin, K.F. Sanders, Matt Sesow, Nicolas Lampert, Josh Macphee, Brandon Bauer. The imagery is stunning and tasteful with some minimal text accompaniment every few pages. Highly recommended to people interested in labor or art.

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I Hate This Part of Texas #5 (John Gerken)
John Gerken is definitely a genius. This issue contains things that will make you laugh, smile, and cry – visiting friends in the hospital, the early morning, the story of the zine’s title, picking up your friends shifts at work, Shelley’s annual trips to India, and organizing drag shows. But the real gem of this issue is the story of teaching 9-15 year olds how to fix bikes. It transcends the obvious and covers all kinds of education – homophobia, identity, feminism, and to question what we mean when we say „community“. It’s all very exciting and best of all it sparked new life and faith in myself. Maybe it can do that for you too; especially if you need it.

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I live in a fukt up society too (Mujinga)
Edward Mujinga says: i had fun making this zine, channelling out my frustration at the state of the world as represented by the english newspapers and their bizarre headlines.

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I live in a fukt up society three (Mujinga)
Another of the thousand zines from Edward Mujinga, he put out a lot of zines I was surprised when he show me them. This is the third in a series of zines composed of collaged newspaper headlines with a political twist continues… I like it!

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In the hall of the mountain king (Jimmy T. Hand)
Being the adventures of a young runaway. A 43 page auto-biographical novella, describing the adventures of Jimmy T. Hand, a young run-away squatter, as he adapts from life in the suburbs to life on the streets. I love this zine!!!

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Intriganten (Lewis Trondheim)
Ein rasanter Krimi, in dem sich die Beteiligten (Opfer gibt es hier nicht) an Skrupellosigkeit gegenseitig übertreffen. Immer neue, überraschende Wendungen lassen die Spannung nie abreissen. 24 Seiten, schwarzweiß, geheftet (Reprodukt) *3€*

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It‘ not just boys‘ fun. #4
Triggering is the first word I would use to describe this zine, so be aware! This is a compilation zine of personal accounts of sexual assault. There are graphic descriptions that make my stomach turn but I also felt a sense of pride for these people being so strong and willing to share their stories. Interspersed between the stories are poems and lyrics about rape and recovery as well as a reading list. Some of the writers are not native English speakers which adds a sense of sadness to the terrorizing universal-ness of rape and abuse that happens in our world.

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Jane Zine: Documents From Chicago’s Clandestine Abortion Service 1968-1973
Several documents by these fabulous „Jane“ women talking about the group’s illegal activities: learning how to perform abortions, teaching themselves and others the skill, and ultimately providing abortions (and support) for thousands of women in the Chicago area. Truly impressive work that was equally risky and still relevant to learn about today.

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Katzilla #4
Das neue Katzilla ist gespickt mit Gastbeiträgen der Zine-Prominenz: So schreibt Arne (Dawk) übers Kiwiettikieren, Mika (Strafraumpogo) über Armut sowie die FPO und Peter Stack (Sagacity) reist gleich um den ganzen Globus mit uns. Darüber hinaus gibt es einen längeren Artikel über korrekte Kleidung (was ja mittlerweile ein Dauerbrennerthema in den Mainstream-Medien geworden ist). Grafische Beiträge liefern Adina (Fotos), Noya (Patrol Zine, Israel, Collagen), Peter (Ungarn, Comic).

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Kid Nowhere (Jens Kuntschig)
Neues, herrlich hasserfülltes Egozine, „fucked up and photocopied“. Und da ist vieles, was der Jens aus Köln-Kalk zum Kotzen findet. Zum Beispiel ein Schulprojekt der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, denn es zeigt, „wie Punk vom Rest der Gesellschaft wahrgenommen wird (werden soll?), nämlich als total harmlos. Indem man lediglich so Skills wie D.I.Y. betont oder auf eine angebliche Reise- und Kontaktfreuigkeit (würg!) hinweist, die sich in jedem Bewerbungsgespräch gut machen würden, aber so elementare Bestandteile wie Wut, Aggression und stumpfen Nihilismus einfach leugnet, obwohl ein Großteil der Punks ihr gesamtes Weltbild darauf aufbauen, hat man das auch schnell geschafft. Wo ist das Unberechenbare geblieben?“ Recht hat er. Und wo bleibt das Positive?

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Kids in Misery # 1
Der Anspruch ist, alles kommt rein, deswegen finden Sachen wie Gedanken über Knast und Politische Gefange, Interviews mit Chaoze One und Amalthea,ein Matula/Captain Planet – Tourbericht, „old-school emo-poetry and loads of exciting calls for individual and general opposition to whatever status quo“ , ihren Platz nebeneinander…

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Die kleine Dame
A German comic from Anke Feuchtenberger & Katrin de Vries. Hier sind die Geschichten vereint, die neben Die Hure H aus der Zusammenarbeit mit der Autorin Katrin de Vries erwachsen sind: Die kleine Dame, Das Gewand der Königin und Das Schneehaus. So unterschiedlich sich das die zärtlichen und zugleich grausamen Geschichten verbindende Element Wasser darstellt, so verschieden die grafischen Stilmittel und Figurenerfindungen. 64 Seiten, schwarzweiß, 26,5 x 21 cm, Softcover (Jochen Enterprises) *9,95€*

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Konstellationen (Debbie Drechsler)
Die kleine Lily wird von ihrem Vater mißbraucht. Aus Angst und Scham läßt sie sich aber nichts anmerken. Das ist nur der Anfang einer Jugend in den USA, die überschattet ist von sexueller Gewalt, Enttäuschungen, aber auch Momenten der Hoffnung.
Debbie Drechslers große Kunst besteht darin, die erschütternden Erlebnisse Lilys gnadenlos detailliert und doch mit großer Sensibilität ganz aus der Sicht der Heranwachsenden zu beschreiben, in der sich die Welt trotz ihrer Schrecklichkeit mitunter in einen Ort voller Poesie zu verwandeln vermag. 48 Seiten, schwarzweiß und farbig, 25,5 x 19 cm, Softcover (Reprodukt) *10€*

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Die Kung-Fu Hund #1
Gedichtzines sind natürlich immer Glückssache und Gefallen ist direkt vom eigenen Geschmack abhängig. Um es kurz zu machen: Der Kung-Fu Hund gefällt mir persönlich besser als jedes andere Gedichtzine, das ich kenne. Zum Einen finde ich den Stil einfach wunderschön, oft figurativ-symbolisch, dennoch angenehm kryptisch und trotz gelegentlich an die Oberfläche treibender (Großstadt?-) Melancholie nie zu pathetisch oder ins bukowskische abtreibend. Einfach ein schöner Stil, was in sofern auch interessant ist, da die Texte und Gedichte von mehreren Autoren verfasst sind. Das Gesamtbild ist da überraschend homogen und vom Gefühl aus her konsistent. Das Layout ist nichts groß ausgetüfteltes, aber auch nie nachlässig; ein minimal-effektiver Mix aus Kopiermaschinenexperimenten und Fotografien.

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Die Qung-Fu Hund #2
Die Kung-Fu Hund ist zurück! Und besser als je; mit neuen Gedanken, ideenspendenden Worten, inspirierenden Bildern und Collagen; kurz: mit jeder Menge frischem Herzblut! Dem Qung-Fu Hund ist wirklich ein beachtenswerte Veröffentlichung gelungen, ein Konglomerat von Worten und Bildern mit Beiträgen von (mind.) 7 verschiedenen Leuten. Und dennoch wirkt alles wie ein gemeinsames Gefühl, es ist ein schönes Gefühl. Persönlich; melancholisch, doch nicht verzweifelnd; zuweilen augenzwinkernd und vor Ideen sprühend. (Fast) kein Fließtext, viel mehr Gedichte, Collagen und Fotoschnippsel.

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Lame Ryder (Nicolas Mahler)
Coole Story in bester Westernmanier. Bei Lame Ryder ist der Name Programm und dennoch überlebt er das große Schießen. 24 Seiten, schwarzweiß, geheftet (Reprodukt) *3€*

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Let’s DIY #1: Tips and Tricks on Organizing Zine Workshops
A guide to the fundamental basics of arranging zine-based workshops in your community with a resource list, history of the movement and women’s involvement in it, and some tips and tricks for making everything operate more smoothly. (Grrrl Zines A Go-Go)

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Liebesgrüße aus Slowenien (Al Burian)
Wie hoch ist die Kriminalitätsrate in Slowenien? Ist diesen Leuten niemals in den Sinn gekommen, dass man seinen Mitbürgern auch Misstrauen kann? Was geht hier vor? Ich bin ratlos (Satt.org) *1€*

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l_e1e7d91a4f0bbe97b2e4a8c91c8fac0f.jpgLump – Issue 1 (Kate McMorrine)
Sweet artzine done by Kate McMorrine from London. This small zine is full with black and white surreal pictures, but with more black than white, I mean it’s not the fineart… Some pictures look like linocut. —————————————————————————————————————————————–

Mamaphiles #2: Cutting the Cord
The mother of all zines, this is a huge collection of writings by mothers about „cutting the cord“, separating from their children literally, socially, or metaphorically! 26 contributors, all who make their own zines about mothering including Ariel Gore (Hip Mama), Ayun Halliday (East Village Inky), Stacey Greenberg (Fertile Ground), China Martens (The Future Generation), Kate Haas (Miranda), and Rhonda Baker (Zuzu and the Baby Catcher).

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Marriage and Love (Emma Goldman)
„Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful moulder of human destiny; how can an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State – and Church – begotten weed, marriage?“

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Morgenmuffel Compilation 2-10 (Isy)
Isy’s Morgenmuffel zine from number two till ten compiled in this Megamuffel, at last this is a best of the Brighton based comic zine that tell the stories that make up Isy’s adventurous life.

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Morgenmuffel #16 (Isy)
This zine is full of Isy’s neat comics. In the main story, she and her cohorts protest the G8 summit in Germany! Isy cooks giant vats of food, translates from German into English during meetings, drinks a few celebratory beers, and generally participates in demonstrations 10,000 people strong. Another comic features Isy’s trip to a horticulture fair where she feels out of place at first, but still wins a ribbon for her vegan chocolate cherry cake. Isy also attends Climate Camp 07 and tells us a little about pancakes and beech trees. Many of her friends write in with lists of things they hate. Includes lists from Ryan Mishap, Anto of Loserdom zine, Steve of Rum Lad, and a bunch of other folks as well. This zine, although about protesting some pretty awful stuff and full of hate-lists, is still super posi!

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Morgenmuffel #17 (Isy)
This issue covers further adventures of the Anarchist Teapot, an American travelog (chucking up on a plane, poor lass) and some random lists, in fact there’s even some lists from me that I have no recollection of writing! Indulge me for a moment as I revel in some very deep zine-geekery, on page 22 Shawn from Portland is wearing a tee-shirt made by Carrie of ‘You Don’t Get There From Here’ zine! There’s also an illustrated guide to the menstrual cycle and a handy picture dictionary on the back page sharing with us some cool German words like ‘Schamgegend’, which is a German word for your lady-garden, literally meaning ‘shame lips!’ Another corker of an issue and a definite keeper, this issue is written with so much gusto I can’t see Isy ever quitting this zine, well hopefully that’s the case!

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Mujinga 12
A5. 56 pages of goodness with a nice simple cover. It features a piece on getting older as an activist, a flash fiction – the streets & a short fiction – after all this time, some reviews (panacea, passenger of shit) and an interview with ronin who is busy with a soundsystem, clubnites, zine and art events in london.

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Die Mutation (Marc-Antoine Mathieu)
German comic. Der Verlust seines Gedächtnisses bedeutet für Monsieur Albert, den Perfektionisten, den unaufhaltsamen Abstieg. Eine faszinierend finstere Geschichte aus der klaustrophoben Welt des Marc-Antoine Mathieu. 24 Seiten, schwarzweiß, geheftet (Reprodukt) *3€*

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9 1/2 Left #10 (Mike Rodemann)
This classic is back after a many year hiatus! Mike writes a personal zine about his life that used to consist of punk rock insanity, drinking, and rabble rousing. Now he’s a father who works in a chocolate factory and „got punched in the face by responsibility“. Mike’s zine has always been painfully honest and emotionally charged and gripping. He really puts his heart out for all to examine. This issue focuses on Cleveland winter, quitting smoking, his dad dying, how to get free food, and Mike’s obsession with dinosaurs. In it’s heyday it inspired a sea of imitators but it was all well deserved and no one could affectively use his style as well as he did.

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Not trying hard enough (Ian Gallagher / Ryan Lewis)
Ian Gallagher and Ryan Lewis took the idea of a split zine to a new level and split this zine horizontally instead of the usual half + half. Ryan (of I’ve come for your children records and Cease Upon The Capitol) used the upper part for a story with the name „not trying hard enough“. The narrator, a young citizen of Tokyo, walks away from the house of his parents, aimlessly wandering through the labyrinth, which is Japan’s capital and through the labyrinth of his thoughts.
Ian Gallagher, whose space is the lower half of the pages, writes a story about a relationship breaking apart. The story goes by the title of „renderings of coffee stains“. Both stories are well-written and most important a great change from all the over-personal diary zines.

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Nullen und Einsen (Micha Hirt)
The latest graphic novel by Mich Hirt includes a CD-Rom with animation film. Dark and gloomy as well! (Tsunami Verlag) *8€*

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The Ocean Roars…we sit in silence #1
A lovely zine made by Ardjani and Martin from Can I Scream Distro, with poems and photos, texts about violence in t.v./on womyn, coke, imprisoned animal rights activists, marriage, some reviews, in short: a zine about „things worth saying and thoughts worth growing!“ (Can I Scream)

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Omlett (Jean-Christophe Menu)
Als langbeiniger Vogel hat man es verdammt schwer, seine Nachkommen heil zur Welt zu bringen… Am Ende gelingt es, aber um einen hohen Preis. 24 Seiten, schwarzweiß, geheftet (Reprodukt) *3€*

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Orang #6
That is the next round for Orang! The topic is twilight, German and international comic artists made some shortstories about it. Three Chinese artists from the Springrolllll collective from Hongkong are involved. Yan King from Peking who draws also for Orang #5 and Cola King from Taipeh are artists in this anthology. There is also some excusive work from the graphic-artist scene from Hamburg Germany, Arne Bellstorf, Verena Braun, Anke Feuchtenberger, Sascha Hommer, Moki, Klaas Neumann, Stefano Ricci and Till Thomas. 96 pages, b/w, 24 x 21 cm, Softcover (Reprodukt Comics) *12€*

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Panic: A Guide to Recovering From Panic Attacks With Resources for Managing Long-Term Anxiety
In Panic, Corina lays out her own strategy for overcoming panic attacks and a brief history of her struggles with anxiety. Included are signs of a Panic attack, and a list of possible conditions that precipitate an attack, such as vitamin deficiency. „Recovering From a Panic Attack in 6 Steps“ includes information on singling out your triggers, and there’s a list of resources in the back.

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The Road To Either Of (Jimmy T. Hand)
The long awaited sequel to Jimmy T. Hand’s “In the hall of the mountain king”, “The road to either or” is a novella that we hope you will appreciate.

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A Rough Guide to Bicycle Maintenance (Shelley Jackson)
Shelley created this as a little take home instruction guide for her bike repair workshop at the Portland Zine Symposium. It goes over the basics of fixing a flat tire, working with wheels, the parts of a bike, bearings, doing a tune-up, tools, and dealing with bike shops as a woman but most of all what shines through is Shelley’s character and personality in the way that she describes things and her utter passion for cycling. Well worth any price for the information alone.

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Rum Lad #3 (Steve Larder)
Rum Lad is written and illustrated by Steve fromEngland. As evidenced by the cover, Steve is immensely talented! His work alternates between intimate landscapes, and portraits, portraying his world of shows, family, his living quarters, and his friends in heartfelt detail. Sometimes humorous, but always earnest, Steve’s work keeps getting better and better and he’s sooo nice!

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Scenery #19
I can’t help it, this zine seems in a way really aggressive to me. It’s not like the contributors are insulting or threatening the reader, but the whole fanzine seems to go against all the expectation we have of fanzines. As a good example, there is an interview with a graffiti artist in it, whose name „Invisible Block“ already describes her usual pieces: monocolored blocks, that look like someone painted over a graffiti. So it is some form of non-graffiti, creating a space that is void and graffiti at the same time. Successfully pissing off fellow writers and property owners, „Invisible blocks“ creates something that is graffiti by definition but not by intuition or as expection. And that’s the way Scenery #19 works too. Mixing interviews with pages of random drawings and slogans and than again daydreaming fiction, there is no concept or a concept of non-concept behind it. Except for the interview and the fiction piece by Kate Schapira, there is no text, only narrative or random drawings of different styles by Jo Dery, Polina Malikin, Lee Buford and Dennis Tyfus. Most of it is good, some of it even excellent.

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Scrim Shank: Complete Photo How-To Zine
A complete beginner’s guide to taking pictures with a manual camera. Some illustrations guide us through the parts of the camera before we move on to understanding techniques, goals, and technical knowledge. We also learn how to develop photos, learn some photo history, and leave with some additional tips. I felt infinitely wiser and more qualified to take photos after reading this. A very thorough and easy to follow guide.

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Der Schlüssel zur Freiheit (Killofer)
Eine fantastische Geschichte, in der sich jeder an der Jagd auf den geheimnisvollen Schlüssel beteiligt. Killoffer hetzt uns durch eine surreale Welt, aus der es kein Entrinnen gibt. 24 Seiten, schwarzweiß, geheftet (Reprodukt) *3€*

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Die schweigende Laute (Martin tom Diek)
German comic. Zwei parallele Geschichten an zwei weit entfernten Orten, in der Wüste der Lautenspieler und der Mann, der vor dem Fernsehgerät schläft. Berühren sich ihre Welten? 24 Seiten, schwarzweiß, geheftet (Reprodukt) *3€*

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Shutdown #6 (Damien Shutdown)
Damien is a fantastic storyteller whether he’s talking about biking around Europe in issue #6 or talking about the stupidity of Portland public transportation in issue #4. This zine is mainly bicycle focused, with maintains intelligent points of view and thought out analysis. It goes from practical information (how to fix your bike) to stories (where he went on his bike) and relates practical information in the process.

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Singing Garbage and Hardware (Rymodee)
At long last, the mysteries of amateur instrument building have been revealed: bugles, stand up bass, banjos, the singing saw and more. 19 pgs.

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Steeplechase (Reinhard Kleist)
Der verlassene Vergnügungspark Steeplechase wird abgerissen. In der Nähe sitzen drei alte Leute in einer Bar und erinnern sich wehmütig an ihre Jugend, die eng mit diesem Platz verbunden war. 24 Seiten, schwarzweiß, geheftet (Reprodukt) *3€*

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Support (Cindy Crabb)
In a time when sexual assault and abuse are an increasing problem; even in so-called radical and punk communities, and when most women have been sexually abused in one way or another, Cindy Crabb (Doris Zine) brings us a document showing ways to prevent sexual violence and support survivors of sexual abuse. The zine helps to define consent, some letters that Cindy has received, listening, talking about sex, power dynamics, comics by Fly, and much more! A crucial resource that reads much like a regular issue of Doris. (Microcosm Publishing)

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Tenacious #11: Writings from Women in Prison (Vikki Law)
A very touching account of various mothers‘ struggles from inside Prison. All are intensely emotional and touching. There is a devastating article about a woman who is told that she is HIV positive while in prison and the way that she is treated by her peers, an article about beginning the preparation for release from prison, sanitation problems in prison, and an incident of losing privileges because a guard was stuck with a needle during a search, a woman dying of blood loss in a Texas prison, and many more.

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Thoughts About Community Support Around Intimate Violence
This zine makes a great companion to Support zine. Put together by 5 people of varying genders who got together to discuss the topic of intmate violence – this zine explores roles of the community in support of people in situations of intimate violence including both physical and emotional. Community Support skillfully tackles a very complex issues with a well laid of approach, personal stories, and exercises.

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Two Seconds Notice #2
Second issue, now! (Perhaps some of you remember my first which I put out about a year ago) This time the issue includes some personal snippets from my paper journal, mainly dealing with the struggles growing up in a stifling society, repression, and catharsis; an interview with screamo favourites RAEIN (which disbanded when I interviewed them but are now apparently back together, hurrah!); a few contributions from friends, issues include: the plight of migrant workers, writing for a self-published zine vs. writing for a corporate-owned magazine, etc; a short story, a poem and then some.

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Uncivilized: A Primer on Civilization, Domestication and Anarchy
This is an excellent short introduction to some of the core ideas of anti-civilization anarchism. Excerpts from several well respected sources of anti-civ thought such as John Zerzan, Green Anarchy, Chellis Glendinning and Kevin Tucker, the subject matter ranges from anthropology to agriculture, to domestication, technology and industrialism. Most importantly, this zine doesn’t overwhelm you with weighty theory at the expense of honest emotion – the personal refelections of the Uncivilized editors make this a coherent, thought-provoking and inspiring read, rather than just a load of information and theory. Highly recommended.

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Viva Voce: Some thoughts on women’s helth + sexuality
Articles among others on: history of female sexuality, the clitoris, ejaculation, herbal abortion, PMT, sexual abuse, and how to do self-exam. Also stories, poetry, lyrics and drawings. Very educational, highly recommended for all genders and a lot of pages. (Belladonna Press)

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Wild Fermentation (Sandor Katz)
A very literal guide, „A DIY Guide to Cultural Manipulation“ is a great resource for learning to use the microbes around you. Wanna learn how to make your own sourdough? Miso? Injera (Ethiopian sourdough) bread?!!! It’s in this handy dandy and super resourceful guide for fermenting in the comfort of your own home. Yummy home made tempeh!!! Double and triple wow your friends and family with the helpful directions on how to ferment your own kimchi and other tasty, briny treats.

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Word Salad #1: A Journal of Mental Health Questions, New Directions, and Insurrections
This is an anthology of different peoples‘ perspective on their experiences within the mental health system. It has a strong preservation of each person’s view and all of the stories are strong and unique. It was quite alarming to hear about peoples‘ outright abuse at the hands of institutions and mistreatment by the system in general. Some people were just troublesome teens who their parents had locked away, others were diagnosed as schizophrenic, and some were just privy to seeing the escapades of relatives who are child molesters or otherwise diagnosed as mentally unfit. The intent is to create a forum to discuss and address issues affecting people in a community focusing on mental health.

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Word Salad #2: A Journal of Mental Health
A collection of various perspectives on their experiences within the mental health system. It has a strong preservation of each person’s view and all of the stories are strong and unique and improved layout from the previous issue. It was quite alarming to hear about peoples‘ outright abuse at the hands of institutions and mistreatment by the system in general. Some people were just troublesome teens who their parents had locked away, others were diagnosed as schizophrenic, and some were just privy to seeing the escapades of relatives who are child molesters or otherwise diagnosed as mentally unfit. The intent is to create a forum to discuss and address issues affecting people in a community focusing on mental health.

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Word Salad #3: A journal of Mental Health
A collection of various perspectives on experiences within the mental health system. A strong preservation of each person’s view and all of the stories are powerful and unique and affective layout. It was quite alarming to hear about peoples‘ outright abuse at the hands of institutions and mistreatment by the system in general. The intent is to create an alternative forum to discuss and address issues affecting people in a community focusing on mental health.

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