Agitprop Vol. 2 / :20 / 28M / firstname.lastname@example.org /
This zine is a very informative look at resisting the system, and it covers much of the â€œHealth and Safety at Militant Actionsâ€ booklet, often down to the â€œTâ€. Iâ€™m not sure which came first, but the â€œcopyleftâ€ present in the zine really makes the question a moot one. Some of the stories are funny, like â€œBrussel Sprouts and the Pursuit for what is Rightâ€, which shows that some of the activities that individuals do (like dumpster diving) people really could give a shit less about, and really only will hassle someone is they make a big deal out of it (such as the individuals in the story). An explanation of the moral rectitude of shoplifting is a major part of this volume, and really boils down to a form of activist resistance rather than a criminal quality. What is the most important message taught by this volume is the idea of an â€œaffinity groupâ€ and by decentralization of the major blocs of individuals during a march. These ideas, when taken in tandem really can involve a larger mass of individuals and ensure many more methods of escape (people can get away easier when they are not trampling each other in a mad dash to get away from the cops). Finally, another completely worthwhile piece comes in the discussion of the various weapons that could be used against a protestor, their effects on the human body and psyche, and some ways to armor oneself to ensure a greater deal of safety. Agitprop is really more than agitating propaganda but rather vital information for anyone who is planning to do any form of protest in the near future. While the information seems up to date, one might want to e-mail the editors of this zine and see if they do not have any newer issues out.