Zines are an integral and important part of the counter-culture of any society. Anarchic in spirit and frenetic with energy, they are little journeys into the bedrooms, back yards and offices spaces of the evolving post-modern world in which live. They are more than that as well. In Mexico zines are one of many techniques that the Zapatistas have used to spread and bring attention to their struggle. In Russia their zine equivalent, the samizdat, was used to spread underground stories and tales of spying around the country . Each samizdat was printed in a handful of copies with the receiver of a copy expected to duplicate their copy, thus spreading the protest stories and oppression quickly and stealthily through the country.

WAI June issue


The June issue is out and on the streets around the country. From illegal forest operations in Indonesia and PNG to irragiating the Midlands of Tasmania; from artists run intiatives in old shopfronts in Newcastle to community weekends in Melbourne; from reflections on those fighting against the expansion of the uranium industry in SA and NT to the latest paternalistic Indigenous policy in the NT all this and more can be read in the June issue of Wai. Wai also contains the usual campiagn updates, news section and in this issue the first of an ongoing series about worldwide community projects that are re-empowering peoples lives.

The Election Bugle




Hitting MX stands around Melbourne and Sydney in the lead up to the  Australian national election on Saturday 24th November  - The Election Bugle is an eight page paper put together by a crew of Melbourne artists and activists. The Bugle content is spread across three topics, The Environment ( pulp mill, nuclear energy and clean coal), The Government Intervention into Aboriginal Communities in the NT and Refugee Rights, including alarming news about the new processing centre on Christmas Island. 

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The Oracle - Psyence Fiction Vignettes

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The Oracle Vignettes

Demon terrorists, drug warriors, robot butterflies, virtual reality brainwashing, alien television and memetic drugs. All debris of an unfinished novel; The Oracle' is a collection of short science fiction poems written and designed by Tim Parish.

dream is destiny


Dream is Destiny is a zine written and published by Paul Oosting from Hobart, Tasmania. It explores ideas relating to lucid dreaming as form of altered consciousness drawing from experiments and experience by the author, interspersed with various historical and contemporary texts on the subject.

erinsbourough exploits



Erinsbourogh exploits episode 16, July 2007


Everyone needs good neighbours, especially ones you can talk to about amnesia, indigenous affairs and the injustice over both the northern territory policy and the Palm Island Inquiry. And they are the nieghbours you get in Erinsborough exploits. The neighbours we all know and love talking about the issues we all should be discussing. Copies of Erinsborough Exploits can be picked up at Sticky, look out for the next issue.

ZONE ONE by Tom Civil


ZONE ONE cover


"Night Falls
the walls of the city
speak of people who
are not from here
who are from elsewhere
from another night."

ZONE ONE is 'a PRO- active city project supporting the underground network of alternative communication' edited and designed by Melbourne street artist and artist/designer Tom Civil.  It is an eclectic collage of poems, essays, stencil art, photography and experimental design in a sixteen page newspaper format, free for download.

little five


Little is a zine produced by joanna coltman. Little is little; a small A6 pocket size zine. The zine itself is a collection of quotes, short stories, pictures and sculptures. The following pages are all from issue 5 which was first released in Janurary of 2006. If you are interested in getting a copy you can contact joanna at littlezine@hotmail.com or you can check out her website at www.janita.com.au.



Running with Scissor is a zine produced by Mel. Released in Feb 2006 it features the artwork of 10 different artists and comes in a full colour 46 page 9.5X14 cm booklet. The four samples included on the site are by mel, matt, mel and mikes, and mel respectively. If you are interested in purchasing the whole zine you can contact mel at run.with@hotmail.com

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