NEITHER THEIR WAR NOR THEIR PEACE: AGAINST MILITARISM, WAR, AND THE STATE MONOPO: $2, 8½” x 5½”, copied, 34pgs.

I love reading up on anarchism and the different views people apply to it. This zine exhibits a strict anti-pacifistic, anti-militarist take on anarchism and explains pretty far into detail why this is so. It starts out with two essays, translated from Italian, written during the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, and then has eleven more essays written by the author, mostly encircling the war on terrorism. I know we’ve all heard a lot about the war on terrorism and the Bush administration, but it’s always nice to see more views on it. The zine highlights how the term “terrorism” was never truly defined, because if it was, then the American military would be responsible for many terrorist acts. It also goes into depth how the lower class gets exploited into wanting to be a part of the system that is exploiting them. Altogether, a nice collection of essays giving a better look into contemporary anarchism. –James Meier (Venomous Butterfly Publications, 818 SW 3rd Ave., PMB 1237, Portland, OR97217)