Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism
To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution
- Name: Kevin Carson
- Location: Northwest Arkansas, United States
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Tom has given back a bunch of his pay out of goodwill for the C4SS's mission. I'm not as generous as Tom (this income is my "go to hell" money for my current job), but I'm subscribed myself for a recurring $20 monthly contribution out of my $425 pay.
A lot of us will probably keep doing this stuff -- at least to some extent -- even if C4SS doesn't collect enough to pay us in full. But if you enjoy reading C4SS material and can afford it, please give some thought to helping us out. This isn't like PBS, which gets some taxpayer money; all the money we get is from you.
And the more people who sign up for monthly subscription payments and increase our regular revenue stream, the less you have to put up with these beg-a-thons -- and the less those of us who are anxiously waiting to be paid have to go through this white knuckle crap.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Radix Media is an independent print shop and publishing operation based in Portland, OR. We are dedicated to producing radical literature and beautiful propaganda, rooted in social justice movements. We come directly out of the DIY and independent publishing sector, and we hope to prioritize the needs of folks who are also rooted in this sector.
We are currently raising funds to purchase some new equipment, which will improve our productivity and help out our vibrant community of activists, zinesters, musicians, filmmakers and more. Have you ever grudgingly spent money at Kinkos to make copies of a zine, or flyer for a radical / DIY event? Doesn't it suck to give your hard-earned dollars to a corporation? And let's be honest, those photocopiers make your things look bad. Offset presses make your things look good. Those are pretty good reasons to support this project, right? If not, keep reading.
The average zine printed by independent publishers is around 24 pages, and they usually do a run (often a dozen or so at a time) of 250-500. It costs about 9 cents per page to do it at Kinkos, and the quality is subpar. At the price Radix offers, it costs about 4 cents per page - more than HALF of what that corporation will charge you - and the finished product looks a hundred times better. This price, of course, also includes collating, folding, stapling, and trimming. Isn't that a deal? We think so!
Despite what some people might say, print is still just as relevant as ever, especially in small communities where there is a message to be spread. To this end, it is crucial that small print shops survive, and that the money spent on radical / DIY / creative projects stay in those communities so that they may continue to thrive. We hope you will help make our dream a reality!
If it sounds worthwhile to you and you can afford to help out, please do so!
And while we're at it, the fundraiser at C4SS is running pretty slow. We're only up to $295, 9% of the $3205 we need to raise by the end of this month if me and all the rest of our writers are going to get paid for the writing we did in October.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
C4SS Fundraiser Update
We've got a little over a week till the fundraiser ends, and I know all of us who've been writing the commentary at C4SS would like to get paid for October. So if you value the material and can afford to help out, please consider doing so!