Our friends at The Art of Dismantling, a radical artisan collective and an ongoing interview series, have reposted Beautiful Resistance Distro’s interview with anti-civ folk band, Big Dudee Roo, and included a few nice words about our project.

From their website, you can learn:

The project was founded by Chris Richards (Autonomous Music) to form alliances between creative artisans and activists, and to inspire our community to use creativity as a weapon, a voice, and a tool for change.

The Art of Dismantling exists in multiple formats, as an artisan collective we strive to provide creative services and

support to radicals, activists, and organizations who are in need of it.  We can be utilized as a resource for arranging music for benefit shows, poster and flyer designs, creative art projects, printing services, street performance, and more.  We are interested in discussing any ideas for utilizing the creativity of our collective members in an effort to create radical change, or to support radical organizations.

We would also like to see stronger alliances and crossover between activists and artists, and hope that this project offers an opportunity for these alliances to form and grow.

As an interview series, we interview different artists, musicians, and writers that utilize their gifts in an effort to instigate change. The interviews will be heavily focused on the artist’s political/social views, intentions, and how they feel about the impact they are, or are not, having on the world.

The Art of Dismantling also exists as a live panel, which can be organized and presented at events, conferences, gatherings, and anywhere else!  The panels provide space for a community discussion that explores the use of creativity and art in the resistance movement, what place it has, how it can be used in conjunction with other forms of activism, and how creative workers and non creative workers can better organize a collaborative movement.

Click on the image to the left to view the Snowfall 2011-2012 print catalog.

We have released our print catalog for the snowy season of 2011-2012. Please print this off, make copies, and distribute widely!

A call for support

December 23, 2011

Beautiful Resistance Distro is essentially brand new, and we need your help to get started. We operate entirely without outside funding and make no profit. All funds we receive come from the selling of our radical literature and media, and those funds immediately go towards purchasing more radical literature and media.

As you will see in our catalog, there are titles that are “coming soon”. In order to add these titles to our catalog, we need to have the funds to purchase them in the first place. So, that’s where you come in:

Please consider purchasing one or more titles of literature or media that we already have in the catalog. We will send this out to you immediately and your funds will go directly towards purchasing those titles we’d like to carry.

Another option is to donate. Our project is entirely grassroots, and public support in the form of funding is very much appreciated:

 

Thank you,

Beautiful Resistance Distro