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snufkin9 writes "Daybreak! #3 is out!
Your favorite regional anarchist newspaper is now out and ready to be distributed all over the Midwest!

This issue is the best yet, including; Who Killed the Family Farm, Residents Riot Against Killer Cops, anti-war editorial, anti-police stuff, our endorsement of the Minnesota Twins, an update on community gardens, intl news, local anarchist history (of revolutionary anarchist Bowling League), prisoner support page, DIY page, book zines and music reviews, a little fiction, as well as an amazing crossword.

We're trying to make distribution more decentralized so

1) if you live in the Twin Cities: You can pick Daybreak! up at one of the hubs where we dump alot of copies. North Country Co-op, Hard Times Cafe, Seward Cafe, Arise! Bookstore, Fine Grind, Eclipse Records, Resource Center of the Americas, 5th Element, Big Brain Comics, Dreamhaven books. Please take as many of these as you can use, hand them out to interested people on the street, or put a couple copies in places where they won't get thrown out (liquor stores, high schools, community centers, cafes...). We're trying to reach a big audience here so please help us!

2) If you live anywhere else: Send 1$ for one issue but please consider distributing more for us. We still need locals to take responsibility for handing Daybreak! out in their towns and rural areas! Contact us and we'll send you a box! Or send us a contact who'd be willing to take them for us.

Donations are needed! We put this free paper out relying mostly on benifits and donations, please consider subscribing as we're still way in the debt for this issue. 10$ for 4 issues (No Checks)

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Minneapolis MN 55404

Aaron writes: Hi,

Propaganda Critic (http://www.propagandacritic.com) is a not-for-profit educational site inspired by the pioneering work of the Institute for Propaganda Analysis. The site has been revamped to include updated examples, streaming video clips, and fresh artwork by Carol Lay.

The site attempts to be relatively objective in the choice of propaganda examples, but some degree of bias is inevitable. Targeted toward a general audience, the site has the potential to be a useful resource in many settings.

Best regards,


US Military Charged with Operating a Secret Chemical Weapons Program

"Sunshine Project" Provides Evidence for US Violation of International

(Austin and Hamburg, 24 September 2002) -- The Sunshine Project
today accuses the US military of conducting a chemical weapons
research and development program in violation of international arms control law.

The charges follow an 18 month investigation of the Department of
Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD). The
investigation made extensive use of the US Freedom of Information
Act to obtain Pentagon records that form the primary basis of the
allegations. An array of documents, many of which have been
posted on the Sunshine Project website, demonstrate beyond a reasonable
doubt that JNLWD is operating an illegal and classified chemical weapons

Konrad Becker writes:

This is part of a paper on some of the issues discussed at the "Dark Markets" strategic conference. It will appear in the next issue of the Austrian publication "Kulturrisse".

New Media and Dark Ages

Konrad Becker

Post-modernized helplessness with bourgeois disorientation in
neo-liberal markets achieves a lasting atmosphere of lack of
perspectives that not only successfully hinders democratic development
but above all suffocates interest in the political itself.

wide-ranging confusion and resignation after the 9-11 outbreak of the
world war against "terror" is related to the inability of left world
views to deal with the polycentricism and hypercontextuality of the new
world. Even if utopias are not highly traded items these days and
stagnation is inflationary, this is not yet the end of history....

The aftermath of the terrorist attacks has revived imperialist ideology in the United States, rather than caused it to query its world role. Writers do not hesitate to draw parallels between their nation and ancient Rome, which they hold to be a model for world domination in the 21st century.

The Westward Course of Empire

Phillip S. Golub, Le Monde Diplomatique (English language version)

A WHILE before 11 September the American historian, Arthur Schlesinger Jr, suggested that despite the "absence of international checks and balances" in the modern unipolar world, the United States would not "stroll too far down the perilous highway to hubris . . . No one nation is going to be able to assume the role of world arbitrator and policeman" (1). Like many American intellectuals, he remained confident about US democracy and the rationality of decision making. And Charles William Maynes, an influential voice in US foreign policy, asserted: "America is a country with imperial capabilities but without an imperial mind" (2).

Fighting For Our Lives.

This free 24-page pamphlet discusses, in simple language, what is anarchist in everyday
life, and how those spheres of cooperation can be expanded. It addresses
common questions that often deter people from exploring anarchist ideas and
approaches, and endeavors to help introduce new terms and possibilities into
the public consciousness -- as well as to celebrate the times when we've
realized those possibilities, for those who have been consciously
participating in the anarchist project for years or decades already.

Discuss & Deploy:

A Convergence of Media and Technology Activists

September 27 -- September 29


ABC No Rio, Autonomedia, FREE.THE.MEDIA!, InterActivist Network, Openflows Networks Ltd and TAO invite you to attend a conference addressing issues related to media autonomy and self-determination.

Discuss & Deploy will explore the convergence of technology, activism and culture, examining what this digital convergence means in terms of public access and the rights of noncommercial networks to exist in the corporate-owned digital world.

The conference will include panel presentations, workshops, and conversations/dialogues on topics including open source software, models of autonomous networks, security culture and more.

Registration is $10--$30 US (sliding scale). Registered conference attendees receive complimentary breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings; free admission to the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Saturday evening; and $1 off all beer and drinks at the Lotus Club.

All panels, discussions and workshops will take place in locations on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York. All venues are within walking distance of each other.

More detailed information about Discuss & Deploy can be found at http://www.abcnorio.org/conference.

MEDIA DEMOCRACY DAY - 18th October 2002

Media / Alt Media / Privacy / Technology / Art / Politics

In our era of rapid concentration and commercialisation of mass media, one major convergence remains: Reclaiming The Media!

Media Democracy Day is an occasion to push for and promote a media system that informs and empowers all members of society. It offers an opportunity to create and link grassroots media projects and build alternatives to the present media monopolies. It will connect existing pockets of critical and creative media projects with broader social movements.

In the early winter of 2001, the Phoenix Anarchist
Coalition began discussions centered around the
creation of a southwest anarchist network. Some
visiting anarchists from New Mexico heard our ideas
and decided they would like to host a South West
Anarchist Gathering (SWAG). More discussions
regarding such a network took place at the Bay Area
Anarchist Bookfair (BAAB) and, of course, at the SWAG
in New Mexico. On the last day of the SWAG,
anarchists from New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado
began planning for the next discussion at the
Transform Columbus Day events in Denver. The group
also decided to follow this up with the actual
formation of the network at another southwest
anarchist conference/gathering in Phoenix, AZ in the
spring of 2003.

Hi folks,

Just wanted to let you know that the following essays have been
reprinted and are now available to download as pdfs from the
Zabalaza Books site:


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