We now have multiple titles from Crimethinc available for your subversive pleasure! Personally I really enjoyed reading all of these titles, and they can be an interesting way to introduce family and friends to more radical ideas. Rusty String Quartet throws an interesting spin on poetry…most powerful I’ve read in a while. All available for the same prices you can get them on the crimethinc website, but the profit I am making from getting these wholesale and selling them retail goes to Richmond Food Not Bombs, so support a good cause!

Days of War, Nights of Love- 8 dollars

At 292 heavily illustrated pages, our flagship book is the perfect size for any knapsack and the perfect reference manual for anyone seeking a life of passion and revolt. AK Press calls it “an underground bestseller,” but as it says in the preface:

“This book isn’t designed to be used in the way a ‘normal’ book is. Rather than reading it from one cover to the other, casting perfunctory votes of disapproval or agreement along the way, and then putting it on the shelf as another inert possession, we hope you will use this as a tool in your own efforts—not just to think about the world, but also to change it. This book is composed of ideas and images we’ve remorselessly stolen and adjusted to our purposes, and we hope you’ll do exactly the same with its contents.

“As for the contents themselves: we’ve limited ourselves for the most part to criticism of the established order, because we trust you to do the rest. Heaven is a different place for everyone; hell, at least this particular one, we inhabit in common. This book is supposed to help you analyze and disassemble this world—what you build for yourself in it’s place is in your hands, although we’ve offered some general ideas of where to start. Remember: the destructive impulse is also a creative one . . . happy smashing! ”

Your ticket to a world free of charge.

Recipes for Disaster- 10 dollars

Three years in the making, Recipes for Disaster is the long-awaited follow-up to the CrimethInc. collective’s notorious first book, Days of War, Nights of Love. This 624-page manual complements the romance and idealism of that earlier work with practical information and instruction. Over thirty collectives collaborated in testing, composing, and editing the book’s 62 sections, which range from Affinity Groups, Coalition Building, and Mental Health to Sabotage, Squatting, and Wheatpasting. These are illustrated with extensive technical diagrams and first-hand accounts, and prefaced with a thorough discussion of the diverse roles direct action can play in social transformation. If you’re looking for a tactical handbook for revolutionary action, look no further.

Evasion- 5 dollars

A 288 page novel-like narrative, 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.

“. . . then life began, and since then we remember each dumpster, abandoned house, and foot-chase by retail security. At night, after running around, plotting and scheming, our checklist items all crossed out, we paused to think—’What to do tomorrow?’ and the answer was always, ‘As we please . . .'”

Off the Map- 2 dollars

A punk rock vision quest told in the tradition of the anarchist travel story, Off the Map is narrated by two young women as they discard their maps, fears, and anything resembling a plan, and set off on the winds of the world. Without the smug cynicism that seems to permeate most modern radical tales, this story is told with genuine hope, and a voice that never loses its connection with the mysteries of life, even in the midst of everyday tragedies. Wandering across Europe, the dozens of vignettes are the details of the whole—a squatted castle surrounded by tourists on the Spanish coast, a philosophizing businessman on the highways of France, a plaça full of los crustos in Barcelona, a diseased foot in a Belgian train squat, a glow bug on the dew-covered grass of anywhere—a magical, novel-like folktale for the end of the world. 146 pages long with a cover featuring original artwork by Nikki McClure.

Rusty String Quartet- 8 dollars

This isn’t the poetry they made you read in high school—no flowery descriptions, no scientifically-created metaphors, no mathematical meter. The poems in Rusty String Quartet are urgent, quick and brutal—poems that had to be written.

The book reads like a novel composed in mercilessly focused bursts chronicling the madness, beauty, and suffering that we all battle with. The story picks up where Raegan’s first book, Stone Hotel, left off: he is released from prison and finds a world drastically changed from the one he left seven years before—but some things remain the same. His tale is one of joy, loss, bitter realizations, heartbreak, and desperation.

His world-worn cynicism is coated in the blackest of humor and provides an excellent counter-point to the sometimes boundless optimism of other CrimethInc. writings. These poems are studies in survival, written in blood and sweat.

Rusty String Quartet is 264 poems in 340 pages, wrapped with a hand-printed, letter-pressed cover and endsheets in this first edition of 2,000 copies. This finely-printed tome is the fourth book in the CrimethInc. Letters Series.

Rolling THunder Issue 4- 4 dollars

The fourth and best yet issue of Rolling Thunder! The centerpiece of this one is a full-color photoessay chronicling the popular uprising during which the people of Oaxaca, Mexico wrested control of their city from the government for a period of months. Continuing that theme, other feature articles cover the defense and eviction of South Central Farm in Los Angeles, the Really Really Free Market as a model for reclaiming public space from capitalism and bureaucracy, the resurgence of squatting in Buffalo of all places, the university occupation movement in France, and the ins and outs of urban exploration. The remainder of the issue includes a comprehensive guide to supporting prisoners and defendants, the lyrics to “The Big Rock Candy Mountain” as interpreted by acclaimed comic artist Nate Powell, a gallery of ready-to-use stencils, and plenty of the edgy artwork and poignant prose you’ve come to expect. Still 100% ad-free. Download Table of Contents PDF [488 k]. (106 pages)

CrimethInc GUerilla Film Series, Vol 1- 10 dollars

Our first DVD release features two discs loaded with some of the best films in modern anarchist filmmaking: three feature-length documentaries (Pickaxe, Breaking the Spell, and The Miami Model) and five short films (three documenting various thinktank experiments and two CrimethInc. essays brought to life by SubMedia).

New commentary tracks recorded by the filmmakers are included for the films Pickaxe, Breaking the Spell, and Auto-Revision. All films are in English. All three features have subtitles in Spanish and English, additionally The Miami Model has Portuguese subtitles. Disc Two features computer-accessible DVD-ROM content including MP3s, PDFs, and other assorted documentation & reading materials.

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