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Submissions for issue number two due July 1st. Single issues of number one available for a very limited time(we\re down to our last bundle of papers out of 5000).
Black Thorn is a publication focused on the creative spirit inherent in radical DIY culture. Our mission is to create and distribute a paper that reflects the lives we actually live, and provides a vehicle for independent thought, which is reflective of who we are as people. It will be about opening doors, exchanging ideas, taking charge of our lives and the piss and vinegar spirit which courses through our veins. We choose to focus less on the musical aspects of d.i.y. and more on the lifestyles, ethics, skills and ideas that enable us to live with increasing independence and self-reliance from the dominant culture. We want to see the whole of who we are: serious and funny, deep and shallow, ugly and beautiful.
We are in need of well written articles, reliable news, updates, upcoming events, original art, printing and art supplies, donations and ideas. We would also like to see a skillshare/classified section in future issues. We are looking for content within the wide spectrum of DIY and want to provide a link to international ideas, perspectives and happenings. We encourage all types of writings and contributions, but can't guarantee it will be printed. We can only guarantee it will be reviewed and a collective decision made on each submission.
If your interested in contributing or would be interested in helping out with fundraising, distribution or supporting this project in other ways....get in touch.


address: address: PO Box 11046 Portland, Oregon 97211

Sorry to ask 27.May.2002 00:12

Professor H.H.

Sorry to ask. But what is D.I.Y. ? Do It Youself?

seeking copies of 1st issue! 27.May.2002 10:58

... nomorebases@yahoo.com

yes, diy is do it yerself -- returning to our roots in the animal kingdom and our long lost tradition of self-sustenance --- whether it's growing your own food, making your own paper, or recycling worn clothing into new wardrobes...diy is the answer to so many present-day ills.

I'm looking for copies of the first issue, if anybody has seen any that were left over could you please post back?! greatly appreciated!! thanks!