A crucial resource for sober and non-sober folks alike, Towards a Less Fucked Up World: Sobriety and Anarchist Struggle explores the connections between intoxication and different types of oppression. In a clear and engaging writing style, author and activist Nick Riotfag presents a brilliant analysis on sobriety, radical communities, safe spaces and accountability.
In the seven years since it was released, this essay has moved and inspired hundreds, maybe thousands of people. It was first self-published in 2003 and has been but a ghost in recent years. It was updated with an afterword and included in the book Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge and Radical Politics (PM Press, 2010).
Nick Riotfag is an anarchist, queer and straight edge activist / writer based in North Carolina. He can be contacted at: email@example.com.
Radix will be tabling the zine along with others at this year's Portland Zine Symposium, set to take place on August 28-29, 2010. Hope to see you there!
P.S. Did you know that Radix is now offering graphic design and offset printing services for Portland's radical / independent community? Check out our website for more info, rates, as well as downloadable PDFs.