S&L #87 Spring 2006
ˆ This issue marks the 19-year anniversary of Slug & Lettuce. I find it pretty amazing actually considering that not only does that just sound like forever, but it’s as old as many of the punks that we hang out with. Kinda puts a whole new perspective on things when you look at it that way. So next year will mark the 20-year anniversary with issue #90 and my hope it to compile a book of all the photos that have been in S&L in that time. I have been planning this project for the past year or so, and thought that somehow, because al
My Adventures on a DIY Punk Tour of Europe
We Are Our Own Safety Nets, We Weave Together
Mike Culver’s one of those men you’d be incredibly lucky to resemble later on in life. He’s pushing 50, fit, good looking and brilliant in that way peculiar to old Southern radicals. He has a beautiful old house in Richmond’s Oregon Hill neighborhood, a fantastic little family and a wonderful analysis on the world as sharp as it is compassionate.
Aww, this issue instead of my normal rants on abstract political theory or biting social critique - I have decided to address the phenomena of basement/house shows and to give some helpful tips about the do’s and don’t of these shows. I think too often people take these spaces for granted and don’t show a proper gratitude for their existence. I think an idea that is easily forgotten is that “basement shows or house shows” by their very nature take place in people’s homes.
“HERE IT ALL STINKS,” CAPITOL THOUGHT. “ART IS MAKING ACCORDING TO THE IMAGINATION. HERE, BUYING AND SELLING ARE THE RULES; THE RULES OF COMMODITY HAVE DESTROYED THE IMAGINATION. HERE, THE ONLY ART ALLOWED IS MADE BY POSTCAPITALIST RULES. ART ISN’T MADE ACCORDING TO RULES.’ ANGER MAKES YOU WANT TO SUICIDE.”
-Kathy Acker, taken from the DEAD DOLL PROPHECY
As the November mid-term elections are rapidly approaching, we can see that the hot-button issue this year is going to be immigration. Over the past month I’ve been seeing the immigration issue shaping up to be the rallying cry for the far-right to mobilize their base and get their people out to the polls. With the inept leadership that the Republican party has wrought on this country over the last five years taking its toll, they are now terrified that they may lose that leadership role in November.
49 percent of women in America will have an abortion before they’re 45, but hardly any of us really plan for it. I think it is just so important that we have knowledge of what resources are available for us and for our friends. Also, in this world that is increasingly hostile to women having control over their bodies, it’s important that we know what is going on inside of us, and ways we can deal with the emotional and physical impacts of unwanted pregnancy.
Don't Leave your Friends Behind
Vikki Law and I gave a workshop at this years La Revolta! In Boston, called “Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: anarcha-feminism & supporting mothers and children.” We were focusing on woman and children since it was International Woman’s Day but the issues could be applied to parenting regardless of gender and males attended the conference on anarcho-feminist issues as well.