Slingshot Box

Welcome to the Green Issue, Spring 1999 and our 11th Birthday! Hard to imagine that a project such as Slingshot could survive this long. Through the years we’ve refined our process from painful, dreaded meetings, to politically vital and most importantly fun and productive collective discussions. We’re looking forward to new improvements, additions, and maybe even new projects. We now do layout with custom Slingshot armbands and headbands, plenty of chocolate, and even pesto and singing. We still use wax and scisors, not computers, to give it the authentic Slingshot look and allow as many people as possible to participate in the process.

This past month we’ve welcomed some revolutionary computer geeks, who are working hard to improve our online presence. We’ve added to the Slingshot Archives, and will continue to enhance the site, so you’ll be able to see our changes through the years. We hope, eventually, to have complimentary online components, publishing things on the web that we can’t or don’t print. Are you interested in anything specific on the website? We’ve moved the site to They are an interesting online squatting space, check them out. You can also send your articles, comments or whatever to us at our new email address This will reliably have your ideas and articles arrive to Slingshot.

We’re always looking for writers, artists, photographers, editors, distributors and free-thinkers to make the paper better. Slingshot accepts unsolicited articles. Please send a disk if you can.

Slingshot is a quarterly, independent, radical newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988. Editorial decisions about Slingshot are made by the Slingshot collective. Articles do not necessarily represent the opinions of everyone in Slingshot. We welcome debate, discussion and criticism.

Slingshot Volunteer Meeting

Volunteers interested in getting involved in Slingshot can meet with us on April 11 at 4pm. at the Long Haul in Berkeley (see below).

Article Deadline & Next Issue Date

The projected deadline for article submission for Issue #65 is May 18, 1999. Issue #65 is expected to be out on June 3,1999.

Printed March 4, 1999

Volume 1, Number 64 Circulation: 10,000

Slingshot Newspaper

Sponsored by Long Haul
3124 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: (510) 540-0751

Circulation Information

Slingshot is free in the Bay Area and is available at Long Haul and Bound Together Books (SF), plus lots of other places. Contact us if you want to distribute Slingshot for free in the Bay Area.

Subscriptions to Slingshot are $1 per issue (bulk mail pre-paid) or $2 for First Class Mail after the issue comes out. International is $2.50 per issue. Back issues are also available.

Bulk copies are available for 50 cents per issue for 6 or more copies, $1 international.

If you are a subscriber and your mailing label reads “last issue: 64” this is your last issue. Send $ or a card or you’ll be removed from the list. Prisoners get a year free, renewed each year if you write us to say you’re still locked up. Financial hardship subscription extensions for non-prisoners will be considered- send us a card or something. We exchange with other publications and political groups on request. Please let us know if you move. Please send us $$$.

Donate to Slingshot

If you like Slingshot, send us your Money! About $20 per person is great. We also need letters, articles, art and photographs. Send ’em to: 3124 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705.