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The first literary journal from new Portland press, Black River. Personal essays from Grace Campbell, Abigail Jones, Zahra Hankir, Ellis Lynch, and Themba Lewis. Tales of surgeries, trains, carnivals, and grandfathers, all in some way exploring what it means to be in a body.

32 pages, half-letter size, gorgeously letterpressed covers, comes with a handsome bookmark.

A clean, accessible guide to making DIY events happen. Perfect for those just getting into organizing DIY events and with reminders and ideas that even the seasoned organizer can benefit from. A strong focus on house shows and radical communities, but a lot of ideas that can function in a lot of DIY event situations.

Put together by Neil Campau (of Electrician and World History) and edited by a ton of really great folks—Fred Thomas, Zoe Boekbinder, CJ Boyd, Danah Olivetree, Dustin Krcatovich, and Jamie Menzel, just to name a few...[ continued ]

A small collection of writings by Isabelle Eberhardt. A Nineteenth Century gender deviant and kif-smoking Sufi anarchist. Traversing the Saharan desert, battling African colonialization, recording it in poetic prose.

This mini-zine borders on art book, beautifully printed by Portland’s Eberherdt Press. Quarter-size, oblong, 44 pages.

“Jane was a clandestine abortion counseling service which effectively provided safe, humane services to thousands of women prior to the legalization of abortion in 1973. Jane is an inspiration a beautiful example of the battles that can be won without begging, of women taking their lives into their own hands and taking responsibility for their actions.” - Eberhardt Press.

Printed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Jane zine original publication by Firestarter Press...[ continued ]

Keesha and Joanie and Jane is a fictional story where, in a not-too-distant future, abortion is made illegal in the United States. Young women inspired by the work of Jane, the Chicago pre-Roe v Wade underground abortion service, get a grant to bring the original "Janes" to town to speak at their school as an excuse to talk out how to make their own underground abortion service.

Written by Portland author Judith Arcana —one of the original Janes —and brilliantly formatted like a Broadway Playbill by Eberhardt Press...[ continued ]

In the first volume of Mapping Out Utopia, Tim Devin looks at a wide range of counterculture organizations in 1970s Cambridge, Massachusetts. While its focus at first glance seems local (and will hold particular interest to those familiar with Cambridge), Devin uses the place as a microcosm of the time period examining the larger-scale movements these organizations were connected to...[ continued ]

A zine pack to highlight the importance of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. on January 22nd, 1973.

Included within: Two zines about the history of reproductive rights in the U.S. + two speculative fiction chapbooks about reproductive rights by Portland writer (and member of the pre-Roe v. Wade JANE underground abortion service) Judith Arcana...[ continued ]

Last copy! In this, the FINAL issue, Rad Dad proves again why this it's better than any other parenting magazine. There's train hopping, trans pregnancies, reflections on Ferguson protests, celebrations of immigration, and kids playing with turntables (and not getting in trouble).

40 pages, full-letter size.

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The Family Fun Manual, Vol. IV:​ Rainy Day Craft Projects for When Your Country Has Elected a White Supremacist Who Openly Brags About Sexually Assaulting Women leads you through a series of craft projects that not only entertain children, but help guide you through your own Trump era desperation. Or, at least, these craft projects acknowledge that your emotions—your sadness about the state of the world, your fear for the well-being of your loved ones—are consuming every part of your being and cannot be ignored by mindless craft projects...[ continued ]

While on tour with a Sudanese-Egyptian band in 2011, Themba Lewis found himself in the middle of a revolution. Revolution Daze is a document of that time through the lives of those around him.

From Black River Press. 32 pages, half-letter size, letterpressed covers, comes with a handsome bookmark.

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