a10 – Another Option – radical space tour

Compiled by Jesse D. Palmer

The 2022 Slingshot organizer Radical Contact List was printed in June, 2021, and since then we’ve uncovered the following additions and corrections.  Community spaces and the radical social networks they represent are some of the only threads pushing back against a suicidal system bend on gobbling up the world’s resources and sucking our lives dry with its soulless jobs.  The apocalypse is not yet inevitable, but we’re running out of time to organize and fight back. 

Radical spaces offer another option – a creative place where we can hatch plans and nurture each other. The pandemic has been hard on counter-cultural projects grounded in un-mediated human contact. A lot of the projects in the Radical Contact List depend on a trickle of new folks constantly joining up — and this pipe has run dry the last 2 years. So if you’re near one of these projects, by all means introduce yourself, volunteer for a shift, drop off some cash and schedule an event. (Hint hint – if you’re in the East Bay, Long Haul and Omni Commons want to meet you.) 

If you know of a new space opening up or you catch an error in the contact list, email slignshotcollective@protonmail.com  The most updated Radical Contact List information is at slingshotcollective.org/contacts. 

Sperryville ARTist Cooperative – Sperryville, VA 

An artist gallery coop that hosts events and resident driven community art projects and causes. 3 River Lane, Studio 1a, Sperryville, VA 22740 540-987-9288 livingsky.org 

Radical Mental Health Collective – Rhode Island

Mental health providers & educators “who radically believe in a free world & alternative space to the oppressive healthcare system.” They have a post-demo arrest, jail and court mental health support line. 1155 Westminster St Ste 205 Providence, RI 02909 401-484-7885 rmhrci.org

Lions Tooth – Milwaukee, WI

Bookstore / cafe that hosts events. Features small press books and graphic novels.  Open Mon-Sat 11-7 Sun 11-5 2421 S Kinnickinnic Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207 414-455.3498 lionstoothmke.com

F12 Infoshop – Charlottesville, VA

Self-described leftist, anarchist, antifascist shop selling books, zines, records, stickers and other sources of radical information. 1740 Broadway St. Studio West, Suite 12 Charlottesville, VA 22902 f12infoshop@ gmail.com

Thatsocialcentre collective – Dublin, Ireland

A library / infoshop space: “We have occupied an empty corner … houses, warehouses, caravans and wide open space. What more could you want? Its time once again to take a space that has been left to rot by profiteers and turn it into a place of energy, community and resistance!” They seek to host events and resist eviction. 57 Aughrim St, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, Ireland Thatsocialcentre @protonmail.com.

Grassroots Al-Quds – Jerusalem, Palestine

A non-profit that supports Palestinian sumoud (steadfastness and resilience) in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) that makes maps, sponsors tours and creates educational media. 9 Harun Al-Rashid St. Jerusalem, Palestine +972-2-966-5655 grassrootsalquds.net

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights – Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine

An independent, human rights non-profit organization committed to protect and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons. Karkafa St. (down from Bethlehem Hotel) Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine badil.org

A.M. Qattan Foundation – Ramallah, Palestine

An independent, not-for-profit developmental organization with a social center working in the fields of culture and education, with a particular focus on children, teachers and young artists. 27 An-Nahda Women Association St. Al-Tira- Ramallah, Palestine qattanfoundation.org

Okupa El Banco – Mexico City

A squatted bank that hosts tons of events. Av. Lourdes 176 55130 Ecatapec de Morelos CDMX el.banco.sanagus@gmail.com

Corrections to the 2022 Organizer

• Oops – the Las Vegas Zine Library was left out of organizer – The address is 4505 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, Nevada 89119.

• Little Read Book lost their space – their new mailing address is PO Box 18997 Denver, CO 80218. They can mail free books to prisoners and ask that inmates tell them: 1.) type of books allowed at your facility (new/used, hardcover/softcover), 2.) how many they can send at once in a package, 3.) what authors or genres you like, 4.) if you are interested in books on radical politics.

• Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee is now at 4675 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712 520-838-0533. 

• We left out South Bend Commons at 1799 Lakewood Terrace SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. 

• Backspace in Fayetteville, AR has closed. 

• The correct phone number for Old Capitol Books in Monterey, CA is 831-747-1322.

• The Matchbox in Minneapolis was left off the contact list by mistake. They are at 1306 2ns St. NE. Minneapolis, MN. 

• Mutiny Info Cafe has opened a second location in Trinidad, Colorado – on I-25 near the border with New Mexico. The space is a coffee shop / book & comic shop / record store and event space.  135 E. Main St Trinidad, CO 

• Rincon Zapatista in Mexico city is no longer a cafe you can go to. It is just a place you can go on Sundays to buy Zapatista products. 

NOTE TO INMATES: The addresses listed are not necessarily able to send you materials unless otherwise noted.