Warzone Distro was started in 2013 with the vision of providing free, accessible reading material related to animal liberation, earth liberation, straight edge/radical sobriety, and insurrectionary anarchism. It has existed offline, tabling free zines mostly in Chicago at punk shows, anarchist bookfairs, fests and community events. With the intentions of further expanding access to reading material from this distro this site was created (September 2017).
The name “Warzone Distro” comes from the acknowledgement that the totality of capitalist industrial society – including the logic of control and domination, learned submission and the misery of its daily reproduction (i.e wage slavery) – is warfare against all living beings. Therefore, every space dominated by industrial society is a war zone in constant conflict with freedom. With the understanding of consumer life as interwoven warfare, a sense of urgency is maintained, encouraging attack here and now rather than waiting for when the “time is ripe”.