1984 Printing: 1984 Printing is an Oakland-based print shop that is owned and operated by women. They use 100% recycled paper, soy-based inks and animal-free binding
AK Press: AK Press is a worker-run book publisher and distributor organized around anarchist principles.
Anti-Repression Committee of Occupy Oakland: Works with occupy legal to coordinate jail and medical support. Some things we take care of are – getting people out of jail ie. BAIL, packing the courtroom when people are being arraigned, and general solidarity and support work for those who have been brutalized by the police at Occupy Oakland.
Art for a Democratic Society: Art for a Democratic Society is an organization based in Oakland, California that combines aspects of traditional grassroots political organizing with participatory performance art and social practice techniques.
Autonomedia: Autonomedia is an autonomous zone for arts radicals in both old and new media. We publish books on radical media, politics and the arts that seek to transcend party lines, bottom lines and straight lines.
Beehive Collective: The beehive’s mission is to cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools. In the process of this effort we seek to take the “who made that!?” and “how much does it cost!?” out of our creative endeavors, by anonymously functioning as word-to-image translators of the information we convey. We build, and disseminate these visual tools with the hope that they will self-replicate, and take on life of their own.
Bibliomania: Founded in San Francisco in 1974, now located in Oakland. Bibliomania specializes in books on social movements, modern literature, children’s books and military history.
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Black Rain Press: Black Rain is the writings of Michael Steinberg.
Bolerium Books: Located in San Francisco, Bolerium Books specializes in rare and out-of-print books, posters, and ephemera on social movements.
Bound Together Book Store: Bound Together Bookstore is an Anarchist collective-run bookstore featuring radical literature, posters, videos and t-shirts. We are located in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district.
Breathe. Resist.: Queer punk patches, vegan patches, anarchist patches, feminist necklace, genderqueer symbol necklace, diy studded painted crust punk vests or jackets, malas, and other goodies.
Bureau of Public Secrets: Situationist texts and translations.
C.A.L. Press: C.A.L. Press is a libertarian educational periodical and book publishing house, they publish the magazine Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed and Alternative Press Review.
Chiapas Support Committee: The Chiapas Support Committee is a grass roots all-volunteer organization in Oakland, California. We support indigenous and campesino organizations in Mexico. We have an hermanamiento (partnership) with San Manuel autonomous Zapatista municipality.
In the Bay Area we provide public information about Chiapas through public events, radio programs, our newsletter, Chiapas Update, our listserv and several web sites. We organize delegations to Chiapas and also recruit and certify human rights observers and volunteers. We are now organizing for the Other Campaign and the International Campaign in Northern California. Our contact information is below!
Combustion Books: Combustion books is a collectively-run publisher of dangerous fiction. We specialize in genre stories that confront, subvert, or rudely ignore the dominant paradigm and we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty or our houses raided by the government. How many fiction publishers can promise you that?
Courage To Resist: The efforts of Courage to Resist are primarily focused on supporting public GI resisters, the organization also strives to provide political, emotional, and material support to all military objectors critical of our government’s current policies of empire. As a grassroots project with limited resources, Courage to Resist nevertheless has a record of successfully working with many resisters and their families in raising the needed funds for civilian legal representation as well as public education campaigns.
Crimethinc: Crimethinc. Ex-workers’ collective is a decentralized anarchist collective composed of many cells, organizing and creating in pursuit of a freer and more joyous world.
Earth First! Journal: Guided by a philosophy of deep ecology, Earth First! does not accept a human-centered worldview of “nature for people’s sake.” Instead, we believe that life exists for its own sake, that industrial civilization and its philosophy are anti-Earth, anti-woman and anti-liberty. Our structure is non-hierarchical, and we reject highly paid “professional staff” and formal leadership. To put it simply, the Earth must come first.
Eberhardt Press: Eberhardt Press, established in 2004, is dedicated to bringing anarchist and anti-authoritarian voices to print. We publish original titles as well as classic revolutionary texts that are out of print and in danger of fading from memory.
Endless Canvas was launched in 2008. Inspired by East Coast street art blogs, we wanted to showcase what was happening in the Bay Area (Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco). Though still focused on the West Coast, our love for photographing graffiti has brought us around the world.
Food Not Bombs: Food not Bombs recovers food that would otherwise be thrown out and makes fresh hot vegan and vegetarian meals that are served outdoors in public spaces to anyone, without restriction. Many Food Not Bombs groups also share groceries and organize other efforts to support their communities. Each independent group also serves free meals at protests and other events.
Fourth Way Comics: We are a core group of three artists and writers. We work in several parallel disciplines; electronic music, texts and video and allow each of them to affect the others in unpredictable ways.
Free Voice Magazine
Holdout: The Holdout’s mission is to create a non-hierarchical and anti-authoritarian space where people from various communities can come together to organize, participate in mutual aid, and make personal connections for the purpose of creating social relations free of oppression.
Homeless Youth Alliance: The Homelss Youth Alliance exists to meet homeless youth where they are, and to help them build healthier lives. We believe that reducing harm is possible through the provision of accessible, non-judgmental drop-in and outreach sessions, one-on-one counseling, and medical and mental health care, as well as creative and educational workshops, needle exchange, and accurate up-to-date referrals and information. We strive to empower homeless youth to protect themselves, educate each other, reduce harm within the community, and transition off the streets.
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Institute for Anarchist Studies: (IAS), a nonprofit foundation established in 1996 to support the development of anarchism, is a grant-giving organization for radical writers and translators worldwide. To date, we have funded some ninety projects by authors from countries around the world, including Argentina, Lebanon, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Nigeria, Germany, South Africa, and the United States. Equally important, we publish the Anarchist Interventions book series in collaboration with AK Press and Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, the online journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, and the new Lexicon pamphlet series as well as organize the Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference and offer the Mutual Aid Speakers List. The IAS is part of a larger movement to radically transform society as well. We are internally democratic and work in solidarity with people around the globe who share our values.
International Indian Treaty Council: The IITC serves as a voice for Indigenous people. It was founded in 1974 at a gathering by the American Indian Movement in Standing Rock, South Dakota. The IITC supports grassroots Indigenous struggles through information dissemination, networking, coalition building, technical assistance, organizing and facilitating the effective participation of traditional Peoples in local, regional, national and international forums, events and gatherings.
It’s About Time/Black Panther Party Alumni Committee: The It’s About Time Committee is committed to preserving and promoting the legacy of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and its programs of community survival pending social change. We will commemorate the historic legacies of the BPP as well as the many sacrifices and constructive contributions that all of us made while serving the people body and soul.
IWW: The IWW is a member-run union for all workers, a union dedicated to organizing on the job, in our industries and in our communities. IWW members are organizing to win better conditions today and build a world with economic democracy tomorrow. We want our workplaces run for the benefit of workers and communities rather than for a handful of bosses and executives.
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JustSeeds: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 26 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance.
Kate Sharpley Library: The Kate Sharpley Library exists to preserve and promote anarchist history. We preserve the output of the anarchist movement, mainly in the form of books, pamphlets, newspaper, leaflets and manuscripts but also badges, recordings, photographs etc. We also have the work of historians and other writers on the anarchist movement.
LA-ABCF: Since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC), has been on the frontline in supporting those imprisoned for struggling for freedom and liberty.
LAGAI: We are anti-authoritarian, anti-militarist, pro-feminist and anti-racist, and we demand that queer issues never be put on the back burner. We will accept nothing less than full civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, but we believe some rights are not worth fighting for.
Last Gasp Press: Last Gasp is one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground books and comics in the world, celebrating its 41st year in business. Over the years we have published, and in some cases brought to light, some of the most respected and talented artists working today, including R. Crumb, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Mark Ryden, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Frank Kozik, Todd Schorr, Winston Smith, Spain, Robert Williams, and countless others.
Last Word Press/Last Earth Distro: Located in Olympia, Washington, Last Word Press specializes in offset and letterpress printing, book binding and creative design. Our primary focus is the printing and publication of obscure, esoteric and underground literature, but we’ve been known to print just about anything from business cards, wedding invitations, coloring books, beer labels, stickers, buttons and zines.
Left Bank Books: Left Bank Books is an Anarchist run book store based in Seattle Washington. The have been open since 1973.
Little Black Cart: An online distribution of anti-political books and ephemera.
Manic D Press: An award-winning literary press based in San Francisco, California publishing fiction, poetry, pop culture, music, art, narrative-oriented comix, and alternative travel books, we represent a diverse group of unique writers and artists.
Maximum RocknRoll: Maximum RocknRoll is a widely distributed monthly fanzine dedicated to supporting the underground punk rock scene. MRR’s 25-year plus history and large, obsessed all-volunteer staff has made its punk rock coverage the most consistently up-to-date and reliable around.
Microcosm Publishing: Microcosm is a not-for-profit*, collectively run publisher and distributor of books and zines, Microcosm Publishing nurtures self-empowerment, shows hidden history, and fosters creativity. As a commitment to our ethics, our books are printed by union workers in the U.S. and we are moving towards all production using post-consumer papers, with vegan inks and bindings.
Modern Times: Located in San Francisco’s Mission District, we sell both used and new books. We offer wide-ranging literature on globalization, politics and media, as well as an array of graphic novels, fiction, and criticism. We maintain informed sexuality and gender sections, and feature one of the Bay Area’s most extensive collections of writings on Latina/o history and culture, including a full selection of Spanish language books. And did we mention our children’s books? Modern Times also fosters a vital literary community with an exciting calendar of events, a blog, and community resources.
North American Animal Liberation Press Office: The North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO) was founded to communicate the actions, strategies, and philosophy of the animal liberation movement to the media and the public. Many of these actions are illegal under a current societal structure that fails to recognize the rights of non-human animals to live free of suffering, but validates and promotes the “right” of industries to do whatever they want to animals for profit or research. Within these conditions, those in the underground working for animal liberation often cannot speak out directly. Nevertheless, their actions and message is urgent and deserve to be heard and understood.
Planet Drum Foundation: Planet Drum was founded in 1973 to provide an effective grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination and regional self-reliance. In association with community activists and ecologists, Planet Drum developed the concept of a bioregion. Through its projects, publications, speakers, and workshops, Planet Drum helps start new bioregional groups and encourages local organizations and individuals to find sustainable ways to live within the natural confines of bioregions. We believe that people who know and care about the places where they live will work to maintain and restore them.
PM Press: PM Press seek’s to create radical and stimulating fiction and nonfiction books, pamphlets, t-shirts, visual and audio materials to entertain, educate, and inspire you.
Prisoners Literature Project: The Prisoners Literature Project is a grassroots organization that sends free books to prisoners in the United States. The project started in the early 1980’s in the back of Bound Together Books, an anarchist bookstore still operating on Haight Street. PLP is run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations.
Rad Dad: A zine about parenting.
Reach and Teach: Reach And Teach is a peace and social justice learning company dedicated to transforming the world through teachable moments.
Red Forest Distro/Heavy Water Distro: RED FOREST DISTRO is an independent distribution collective from Oakland, California. We specialize in handmade screen printed patches, shirts, and zines.
Research Publications: RE/SEARCH is an Archive and Oral History Project that began in 1977 by V. Vale at City Lights Books.
See Sharp Press: See Sharp Press is a cause-driven small press. Our mission is to make available radical books and pamphlets in the standard commercial outlets, especially books/pamphlets in the areas of anarchism and atheism. We want to live in a free, sane (that is, in part, religion-free) world, and feel that this is the best contribution we can make toward that goal.
Shaping San Francisco: Shaping San Francisco is an ongoing multimedia project in bottom-up, participatory history… recovering lost history and sharing the story of daily life in the City by the Bay.
Slingshot Collective / Long Haul: Slingshot is a quarterly, independent, radical newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. We also publish the annual Slingshot Organizer radical calendar planner. We are an all- volunteer, not-for-profit, tax-exempt project of the Long Haul.
Small Press Distribution: Small Press Distribution is a non-profit literary arts organization located in Berkeley, California. Our mission is to connect readers with writers by providing access to independently published literature.
Take Back Our Parks: TAKE BACK OUR PARKS is an alliance of San Franciscans dedicated to keeping our parks and recreation facilities open and equally accessible to all people.
WE SEEK to stop the privatization of public park properties.
WE SEEK to protect the natural character of our parklands in the process of providing recreational opportunities.
WE SEEK reforms in the Recreation and Parks Department and Commission that mandate timely and inclusive community participation to ensure transparent planning and decision-making processes.
thoughtcrime ink: thoughtcrime ink is a non-profit activist apparel collective that raises funds for the Edmonton Anarchist Book Fair, and other community projects.