SLINGSHOT #130, Free, 8½” x 11”, newsprint, 16 pgs.

Feb 13, 2020

Slingshot has never disappointed. Radical publications sometimes fall into reproducing essentially the same ideas and pieces, but I’ve never experienced this with Slingshot. They meditate, though, on how to decide what to publish in the first place— what, they ask, is worth the resources, not in the form of time or money, per se, but in the environmental cost of print media. Print isn’t dead and I don’t want it to be, but it’s a valuable question. This issue features a great dispatch from the Zone a Défendre (ZAD), an autonomous zone in France, by an artist who deftly ties together the threads of art, politics, and life. An article on the artists’ role in the current Hong Kong struggle salutes protest and art, and the “Be Water” philosophy enacted both in Hong Kong and in the Stop Line 3 movement. Quality coverage of the recent climate strikes and advice on parenting (or not), supporting friends struggling with addiction, and creating intentional community. Always glad to pick up a Slingshot, and don’t forget that many of the articles, including the ones in the yearly planner, are available online (but also don’t forget to support organizations and publications you love). –jimmy cooper (Slingshot Collective, PO Box 3051 Berkeley, CA 94703,, [email protected])

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