The new issue of Rolling Thunder is out! The lengthiest articles this time around are an analysis of last summer’s protests against the G8 meeting in Scotland, a retrospective on squatting and resistance culture in northern Europe, and an in-depth discussion of subcultural marginality and refusal that is to dropping out what last issue’s sixteen-page feature article was to protest activism. The last of these is rounded out by an inside report on the workings of current labor unions, a memoir of gender mutiny, and an account of how to establish a squatted community center; other highlights include an intimate reflection on the patterns by which abusive relationships perpetuate themselves and a primer on communications technology for direct action. This issue also features plenty of the unorthodox fare that distinguishes CrimethInc. projects from the sometimes listless work of other radicals: a haunting fairy tale, cutting edge games to play between more serious adventures, a crossword puzzle, and sheet music for a classic blues song about the preponderance of bread products in the dumpsterer’s diet.
Also, we are pleased to announce that the Urban Pirates cell of the CrimethInc. network has unveiled a new website, urbanpirates.crimethinc.net. Among other services, this resource provides information about and downloads from many bands associated with CrimethInc.—such as Requiem and The Spectacle, who will tour the US together from May through July. To help with booking this tour, email Stef (at) crimethinc.com; the tour dates will appear on the aforementioned website.