The most crucial part of creating fire by friction is to get a hot coal.
A burning ember.
The contact of two sticks creates dust to collect into a divot in the fireboard while friction creates the heat. When the compacted dust and heat get oxygen, you have your starting point. More oxygen in the form of blowing, more fuel in the form of wood or grasses and there you have it: fire.
The first time you get that flame, you realize how much work it takes to create fire. It’s as intense as the flame itself: dancing with energy, bounding on the edge of destruction as it consumes anything flammable laid before it. It’s enough to evoke wonder and awe alongside the warmth it offers.
Got a whole lot in the works right now. Two books in the finalization process and going to be press-bound soon:
First up: Black and Green Review no 5.
We've been in the habit of growing in size and this time is no exception. A bit of a behemoth in the lurks, a year in the making. Pre-orders will start up in about a week or so. Very stoked to get this out there.
Second up: Gathered Remains. The second collection of essays from Kevin Tucker.
It's a big one and a pure honor to feature art from Mazatl. Pre-orders coming soon.
Since we've got a lot going to the printer very soon (and much, much more in 2018), we're doing a sale on all current and in-stock Black & Green titles and merch, including the three new shirts posted above. For 15% off orders over $25, use coupon code: PRINTINGBILLS
KT was also interviewed recently by Final Straw. The lengthy interview was posted over two episodes.
We've currently got a fundraiser going to expand Black & Green. Give it a new site to organize better and become our own platform for sharing info, projects and campaigns without feeling like a part of the ever-flowing, non-engaging content stream that social media is. We've got a lot of new titles that are or are going to be press-bound, so the more we raise up, the faster we can get all of that to you.
Today is the deadline for Black and Green Review no 5 submissions. We've got a lot of essays, but if you have a letter, short discussion piece, or submission for the primal war section, we can extend it another week. For more on submissions: click here.
The Black & Green printing of Fredy Perlman's Anything Can Happen is at the printer currently. It's looking like it'll get to us the first week of August and pre-orders will go out immediately. Essays that only increase in relevance with our current reality. To pre-order a copy: click here.
Excited to be announcing that our newest title, Fredy Perlman's Anything Can Happen (BG09), is nearly press bound. It's an honor and a privilege to have worked with Lorraine Perlman on the revised edition of this 1992 Phoenix Press collection. Few have had as much impact on radical, anarchist, and anti-civilization thought than Fredy. These essays, written between 1968-1984, chart Fredy's Situationist awakenings, ecological awareness, and culminating in some of the most fiery condemnations of civilization ever written. As nationalist fervor and xenophobic zeal creep eerily close to center stage, these essays only increase with their vitalness and crucial insights.
168 pages, printed on recycled paper.
Introduction by Kevin Tucker
Anticipated ship date: late July/early August 2017. We're taking pre-orders now on the Black and Green Review webstore.
Wholesalers, tablers, distros, and bookshops, please email blackandgreenpress [a) gmail
Black and Green Review no 5 updates!
One quick technicality, I can't list items as in stock and $0 on this site, so it's listed at $5 right now. Call it a donation. However, it's not necessary. Use the coupon code: BROKE and you'll get $5 off on the PDF, so back to $0. An imperfect system, but it's there. So if you haven't taken the time to check out Black and Green Review, here's a pretty easy starting point.
The advanced civilization of the present is marketed as a stronghold of fortified security where citizens can confidently live out their lives free from the dangers posed by uncivilized life. Life spans advance, health improves, and we are protected from the threat of wildlife attacks, attacks from nation states or terrorist invasions. Considering this popular narrative on its own terms, it would seem that those fortunate enough to be living in such societies would be typified by fearlessness and living fearless lives. But, ironically, though securities have advanced and proliferated, our fears have not receded. To the contrary, they have evolved in step and thus are ever-escalating. So far at least, our fears are always one step ahead of our security technologies.
When European settlers landed in North America facing a primal paradise unknown even in their fantasies, reaction was mixed. Some, perhaps only a few, embraced it....
"By choosing himself a Voyeur, the individual can watch everything he no longer is.
All the self-powers he no longer has, It has, And It has even more powers; It has powers no individual ever had; It has the power to turn deserts into forests and forests into deserts; It has the power to annihilate peoples and cultures who have survived since the beginning of time and to leave no trace that they ever existed; It even has the power to resuscitate the vanished peoples and cultures and endow them with eternal life in the conditioned air of museums.
In case the reader hasn’t already guessed, It is the technological ensemble, the industrial process, the Messiah called Progress. It is America.
The individual deprived of meaning chooses to take the final leap into meaninglessness by identifying with the very process that deprives him. He becomes We the exploited identifying with the exploiter. Henceforth his powers are Our powers, the powers of the ensemble,...
Black and Green Review no 3 is currently sold out!! We will be reprinting it and are taking pre-orders now. If you're looking to table books, sell them in your distro, distribute them, have them donated to prisoners or infoshops, please email us. Will be updating the site as we get more information.
In case you haven't seen it yet, Black and Green Review no 4 is out now! Order that here.
New shirt designs and pre-orders!
We've got two new shirts ready to go. We're currently taking pre-orders, through February 7th. Prices include shipping, but international shipping on shirts is difficult. What I've done before is to do an international box deal where we just fill a flat rate box with books. That hasn't been fully determined yet, but email us to get that figured out.
Shirt One: 'You Were Born Wild'
Two sided shirt: 'You were born wild' front and Paul Shepard quote on the back. Shirt color options! Either black print on military green shirt or white print on black s...