Active Publications

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Abolish Restaurants

Abolish Restaurants is an illustrated guide to the daily misery, stress, boredom, and alienation of restaurant work, as well as the ways in which restaurant workers fight against it. This is the third version we have printed of this pamphlet. The first two were done DIY on our Risograph machine, it is now printed for us offset litho in Croatia. The original pamphlet is from Worker Prole who happily endorsed our reprinting of their creation.



Advertising Shits In Your Head

Advertising Shits In Your Head combines theory and practice in one short book about the modern subvertising movement. This is one of our co-publications with Dog Section Press. This is the third pressing and was printed offset-litho in Croatia.



Emma Essays

Anarchism and Other essays by Emma Goldman

An Emma Goldman collection from Active and Sto citas. This is the second pressing and was printed offset-litho in Croatia


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Anarchism vs. Primitivism

This important pamphlet looks closely at the fundamental conflicts between anarchism and primitivism. This is one of our DIY publications printed on our Risograph, collated on our floor and stapled on our kitchen table!


Anarchism What it is and

Anarchism: What It Is & What It…

This is a short introductory pamphlet designed to clear up common misunderstandings and to provide basic information on anarchism in a clear, easily understandable manner reprinted by Active as an A6 pocket size pamphlet. Originally published by See Sharpe Press in the US as a B5 size pamphlet, this is now printed in Croatia.


Anarchy and Alcohol

Anarchy and Alcohol

Wasted Indeed How the Fiends Came to be Civilised, Addiction Culture, Strategies for Sobriety, Civilisation and Booze. A Crimethinc pamphlet reprinted by us.

Anarchy Works

 Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos

Subtitled “Examples of Anarchist Ideas in Practice”, the ‘Active’ edition of this engaging work, now in its third pressing. Printed offset-litho in Croatia.


Angry Brigade

Angry Brigade, Documents and Chronology

A new reprint of this “classic’ from Elephant Editions and Active this time in black!


Animal Lib and Social Rev

Animal Liberation and Social Revolution.

Animal Liberation and Social Revolution A Vegan Perspective on Anarchism, or an Anarchist Perspective on Veganism Written by Brian Dominick.  Printed, collated and stapled by Active volunteers.




The Active Publishing edition of this wonderful graphic look at the relationship between humans and animals. This was originally printed on Risographs by Footprint in Leeds, this version was printed offset-litho in Croatia.


Another Dinner is Possible!

More than just a vegan cookbook! ANOTHER DINNER IS POSSIBLE is a unique two in one cook book and guidebook featuring over 250 recipes for food that’s simple but full of flavour. This is the third version we have printed the first was printed at Calverts Coop in London, the second in the US as a co-publish with AK Press and this new hardback version is printed in Croatia.


BW 2018

The Bottled Wasp Dairy 2013/14/15 /16/17/18/19

The radical diary for the UK and Europe! The Bottled Wasp diary is a benefit project for Brighton ABC who’s members are responsible for its construction.



By Theft And Murder: A…

Ted Curtis delivers a powerful inditement of the Israel security forces and their political masters from his experiences of an international observer. Ted has a accessible style that can make even the most terrible situations humourous yet still serious. Recommended


Calais 9, Freedom of Movement…

A booklet about the Calais No Border Camp, about solidarity with those without papers (Id), analysis, articles and news of action.


Challenging Ideas On Human-Nohuman Relations

A new pamphlet that discusses the importance of transforming ideas on human-nonhuman relations. Printed, collated and stapled by Active volunteers.

Durruti 1896 - 1936

Durruti 1896 – 1936

A gorgeous hard back photographic story go Durrutti’s life and his role in the Spanish Civil War. The first edition was copublished by five different publishers from different European countries. Active was the UK contributor. The book was put together by the wonderful L’insomniaque from France. No longer available.



Emma Goldman’s Living My Life, 3 Volume set

Emma Goldman’a autobiographical work in three purple parts! Printed offset-litho in Croatia.




The Failure of Nonviolence

From the Arab Spring to the plaza occupation movement in Spain, the student movement in the UK and Occupy in the US, many new social movements have started peacefully, only to adopt a diversity of tactics as they grew in strength and collective experiences. This is Peter Gelderloos’s latest offering on a topic he covered in his How Nonviolence Protects the State  published a few years ago. This version was printed offset-litho in Croatia.



Grime and Nourishment

The original “squatter style” bumper vegan cookbook zine, long out of print, we reprinted it to help pay off the 56A Infoshop debts.

Morgenmuffel Comp 2-10

Morgenmuffel Compilation 2 – 10

This is a best of the Brighton (no more!) based comic zine that tell the stories that make up Isy’s adventurous life. Published in the same handmade DIY style as the zine itself.



‘Nailing Descartes to the Wall’

Animal Rights , veganism and punk culture by L.Tilburger and C.Kale. This zine examines the frequent overlap between punk culture and animal rights activism/vegan consumption habits. Printed, collated and stapled by Active volunteers.


On the Poverty of Student Life

On the Poverty of Student life

A classic document from the Paris May 68 era by The Situationist international. Printed, collated and stapled by Active volunteers.


Tarnac Affair

Tarnac Affair

A collaborative pamphlet from Active and Unseen Hands, with text taken from Not Bored about the Tarnac campaign in France. Printed, collated and stapled by Active volunteers.


Boy Scouts Guide

The Boy Scout’s Guide to the Situationist International

The Effect The S.I. Had On Paris ’68 And All That, Through The Angry Brigade And King Mob To The Sex Pistols. Printed, collated and stapled by Active volunteers.


Decline and Fall

The Decline and Fall of the “Spectacular Commodity-Economy”.

Another classic ’68 text reprinted by Dark Star and Active.


Last of the Hippies

The Last of the Hippies by Penny Rimbaud.

An updated pocket book size version of this seminal anarcho-punk essay by Crass drummer and writer Penny.

Mclibel Case and AR

The Mclibel Case and Animal Rights

A detailed discussion of Dave Morris and Helen Steel’s “McLibel” case (longest in the history of the English court system), in relation to the rights of animals, cruel common farming practices, its unique legal context, and the impact of the holding on animal law in general.  Printed, collated and stapled by Active volunteers.


Misery of Islam

The Misery of Islam, by Al-Djouhall

A critique of Islam—from an Islamic country—from a situationist standpoint. Printed, collated and stapled by Active volunteers.


Russian Counter

The Russian Counter Revolution

A pocket book description of the attacks by the Bolshevik state against the revolutionaries and people of Russia and a look at the anarchists of the time.


TV Times

TV Times: A Seven Day Guide to Killing Your TV

Reprint of the classic anti-TV essay originally done by ISD of Oxford. Rich in illustrations, this critique will give you so many reasons to turn it off. A wonder if the same goes for your smart phone/tablet/laptop…..! Printed, collated and stapled by Active volunteers.


Up Against Wall Mo Fo

Up Against the Wall Motherfucker

” Black Mask finally transformed themselves into a totally dedicated underground revolutionary group, a number of whose members have been imprisoned for their activities. This edition has posters, manifestos, rants and blasts from UATWM 1967-89. ” Sadly we do not have the files for this and so it went out of print long ago.


Viva Voce

Some thoughts on women’s health and sexuality. Printed, collated and stapled by Active volunteers.


Work Com Pol War

Work Community Politics War

A 28-page comic book introduction to the world as we know it and a class war manifesto written by the Worker prole folk. Adjusted (we deleted some black lines to save ink usage) and reprinted as an A5 pamphlet by us!


Zapata of Mex

Zapata of Mexico

Written by Peter Newell. We have republished this with Freedom Press because this is the best book I have come across about Zapata.


Zounds Demyst

Zounds Demystified

Subtitled “Lyrics and Notes” this is effectively the story of Zounds and the times that spawned them by Steve Lake the lyricist and “main man” of the band! We didn’t think much of the cover artwork so we made a garish punk rock version and then a second one and added a reversible dust jacket to this book so you now have the choice of three covers!


20 Reasons to


20 Reasons to Abandon Christianity

A collection of the most outstanding misery-producing and socially destructive qualities of Christianity in one handy pamphlet. Originally a See Sharpe Pamphlet now republished by Active.