The idea for It’s Going Down started over a year ago and developed out of conversations about the need for a high quality news site that was accessible to the public and was also a tool and resource for those already involved in revolutionary social struggles. Launched in the summer of 2015, we’re happy to note that IGD has grown, slowly but surely.
We’re excited about the future of the site, both in terms of the potential cohesion that it can bring to a wide variety of situations and actions, but also in holding ourselves to a higher standard of thinking about our activity, the strategies we employ, how to address repression from the State, the recuperation and containment of the Left, and also understanding the surrounding terrain of North America in a period of increasing militarization, rising reaction, and burgeoning crisis.
Now we’ve made a magazine. It has a full color cover, front and back, and is 52 pages long. The magazine is made up of what we feel were some of the most important stories that ran on the website since its launch. These include original essays written and submitted to It’s Going Down, and pieces we republished from other websites. The magazine opens with an introduction written by the IGD editing team and ends with a round up of actions that have taken place in “North America” starting this past summer.
We hope that the magazine provides a much needed tool of reflection and documentation of resistance and the role of autonomous revolutionaries within it across North America. Whether discussing the fight against pipelines, the nature of white supremacy and the rejection of “allies,” the growth of fascism, or the unfolding anti-state struggles in Mexico, we have selected these texts because we feel that they aid in a trajectory of critical strategy and analysis. We couldn’t fit everything we wanted to, but we hope that this is a start.
Unfortunately, this is not cheap, which is why we are asking for your help. We are trying to reach a modest goal of $600 dollars to cover printing and shipping. All contributors can receive a single copy of the magazine, or for more money bundles to distribute if desired.
We also invite everyone to put together benefit events, which aside from raising funds also brings comrades together.
If you can, print out and distribute copies of the magazine yourself for your own region. Get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The PDF will be uploaded after the funding is completed. If we go surpass our goal, we will be able to print more copies of the magazine as well as invest in future projects.