Active Distribution is a long running anarchist DIY distribution/mailorder.

Active carry a wide range of 'all things anarchist' - mainly books, but also pamphlets, zines, badges, and stickers. Active has been run by a new collective for the last two years based at the Exchange, an independent music venue.

Resources

Resources provided by Active Distribution:

Some recently published recommendations

ANARCHY WORKS

by Peter Gelderloos

Another Active Publishing reprint of a classic Peter Gelderloos book from 2010, Anarchy Works - examples anarchist ideas in practice. Illustrating questions around the practical application of anarchist principles with examples from around the world and throughout history, it's an excellent and thorough examination of why anarchy does work. Chapters include: human nature, decision making, economy, environment, crime, revolution, and neighbouring societies.

ANARCHY WORKS by Peter Gelderloos

FREEDOM IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE

by Angela Davis

Angela Davis is such an eloquent and inspiring writer; this is a collection of essays, interviews and speeches 'illuminating the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world, reflecting on the importance of Black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles.'

FREEDOM IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE by Angela Davis

OVERCOMING BURNOUT

by Nicole Rose

An important book charting the author's journey to address their burnout from years of anti-prison, animal rights and community organising.

It discusses the political context of burnout including how our activism is affected by class/race/gender and other oppressions, as well as the physical implications, with plenty of practical suggestions.

For more resources from the author see the excellent website,solidarityapothecary.org and support their work.

OVERCOMING BURNOUT by Nicole Rose

NATIVES

by Akala

One of the few 'Sunday Times Bestsellers' that we carry...! But this is actually a hugely valuable read by British hip hop artist Akala. Subtitled 'Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire', it discusses the experience of being black in Britain in an accessible, sharp and radical way.

NATIVES by Akala

STICKERS

We have a large selection of cheap stickers. Say your piece! For example, resist rent evictions

Stickers