Introduction – 2014 organizer

Welcome to the 2014 Slingshot Organizer. In the world we envision, there are less facebook friends and more friends sitting around a campfire talking and singing late into the night. With the government tracking every email we send and every phone call we make, using a low-tech paper calendar is one of the last ways people can keep their thoughts, schedules, friends and whereabouts to themselves. Doing things by hand, off the grid and for ourselves is about more than just flying below the radar — living like this keeps our lives engaged, active and meaningful in an increasingly resigned, passive world.

In the corporate/computerized world, competition and greed organize reality. But you don’t have to accept that world. We’re building a counter-culture where people create projects and collectives freely of our own will to do things we care about with people we love. These structures should be impossible under capitalism, and yet we exist. And we’re growing because people aren’t interchangeable robots no matter how powerful multi-nationals, the government and the media may appear to be. Their world is fragile and temporary and history is full of powerful empires collapsing, as illustrated in this organizer. We hope you can use the organizer to create your own beautiful, pleasurable moments, communities and spaces worth fighting for.

This is the 20th time we’ve amused ourselves by publishing the Slingshot organizer. Its sale raises funds to publish the quarterly, radical, independent Slingshot Newspaper. We try to distribute the newspaper for free everywhere in the US. Let us know if you can be a local newspaper distributor in your area. Thanks to the volunteers who created this year’s organizer: Aaron, Adam, Ali, Andrew, Ara, Ari, Bill, Bolinho, Brian, Brianna, Brickma, Brooke, Brookie, Danny B, Dominique, Eggplant, enola, Eric, Fil, Finn, Francesca, Grant, Greta, Heather, Jamie, Jess, Jesse, Joey, J-tronn, Kaye, Kazoo, KC, Kermit, Korvin, Kris, Lala, Lew, Lindsey, Melissa, Mike, Nat, Nausicaa, Nidia, Rachel, Solomon, Sy, Vanessa, Zoe, Zoe, and those we forgot.


Slingshot Collective

A Project of Long Haul

Physical office: 3124 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705

Mail: PO box 3051, Berkeley, CA 94703

510-540-0751 ex. 3 • • • @slingshotnews


Printed in Berkeley, CA on recycled paper




All volunteer collective – no bosses, no workers, no pay.