The following editorial comes from the tenth issue of Nightfall, an anarchist publication in Minneapolis.
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Table of Contents
– Friendship & Resistance
– Why Write?
– AgiTater Tot
So in an effort to be more upfront than maybe we usually are in this space, we’ve been kinda tired. Tired of work, tired of winter, tired of atrocities committed against those we love and tired of vultures parlaying those atrocities into a scoop or a job with some corporate/state-funded nonprofit. Tired of being tired.
Despite this, we want to keep providing a space for coverage and analysis from a perspective that doesn’t get a lot of print space elsewhere even if maybe you feel it already somewhere inside when you pass that smug cop with the crew cut or see the latest fortification built by the city so that the elite of global capitalism can safely use this place as their own personal playground.
So, as you might have noticed if you were eagerly anticipating a new issue at the beginning of January (which realistically you weren’t, but humor us), this issue is a little late, and moving forward we might be experimenting with different publication schedules. This is for a number of reasons, but first and foremost so that we can consistently bring out articles that we think are worth reading and get them out to as many people as possible.
Distribution particularly is an area we want to improve on, and this is something you can totally help us with if you’ve found Nightfall at all useful to you. We encourage you to download the paper from our website, print some copies, and leave them anywhere you think they might speak to someone. In a time such as this, when most of the news we consume either comes from massive corporate conglomerates or is shared with us by our small bubble of friends, simply leaving papers at coffeeshops, corner-stores, libraries, and laundromats carries a surprising potential to open up circles of communication and strengthen our collective networks, at least that’s the hope.
Even if you don’t have time or resources to do this, if there are spaces you think would be particularly good spots to leave Nightfall send us an email and we’ll see what we can do. And if you don’t have suggestions, if this paper has mattered at all to you, or even if you disagree with everything we’ve said, we encourage you to drop us a note with your thoughts, to tell us what you want more of and what has fallen flat.
The disembodied nature of this project means that we often have no idea if anyone is actually engaging with what we put out, and it is so easy to fall into the assumption that we’re wasting energy we could be using to lay other schemes or go skating or just take a nap. We don’t want to quit though, because the few times we have heard from people who have been impacted, who have said we helped them look at something in a new light or who have reached out from across the country or the world to say that they have appreciated hearing about what is happening here have been rewarding enough to make up for all of the silence. So get in touch if you feel like it; it will help warm our hearts through these upcoming months of slush.