STRONG HEARTS #4: $1, 8½” x 11”, photocopied, 72pgs.

Mar 07, 2013

Facts, facts, facts. This zine is bursting with facts. It covers five topics and is more of a nonfiction piece. While the author admits, and even warns, that he is extremely biased, I think he does a decent job about not blurting out opinions as opposed to facts. There is an article on Canadian seal slaughter from 1760 to 1998; death squads and government-involved massacres in Mexico and Ireland; mass factory farming; America and all the abuse and neglect that accompany it; and strategies and tactics that motivate action, as opposed to apathy. Everything is extremely well written, albeit my copy was, at times, difficult to read due to the copying. As I said before, this zine offers tons of info on all of these topics, which are so elaborate they could be their own zines. This zine is somewhat dated because it was written in 1998, but a lot of the articles, unfortunately, still have a lot of ground today. This is not a light read, and if you have the time, it’s a great informative zine to soak up. –James Meier (RCSC, 3245 E. Patricia, Tucson, AZ85716)