Rolling Thunder #5 Arrives!


Continuing to push the limits, the fifth Rolling Thunder features 16 full-color pages and several competing feature-length stories. This issue was nearly a year in the making and definitely sets the bar higher for the magazine once again. We’re actually losing a small amount of money on these just to keep narratives from and analysis of current anarchist activity available in a durable, high quality format.

This issue focuses on different ways of conceptualizing strategy, exploring the ways anarchist efforts can be repressed, assimilated, and neutralized only to reappear in new forms. It opens with a study by David Graeber of the successes and stumbling blocks of direct action movements over the past thirty years, followed by a special report distilling lessons from the recent wave of federal repression known as the Green Scare. Two features give the inside story on anarchist mobilizations overseas via interviews, personal narratives, and 16 pages of full color photos: an examination of the riots following the eviction of Denmark’s beloved social center Ungdomshuset, and a full review of last summer’s G8 protests in Germany. The issue is rounded out by a subject’s analysis of the medical study industry as a case study in modern day precarious labor, a spotlight on anarchist organizing in Modesto, California, and reviews of controversial works by anti-art duo Brener and Schurz. 100% ad-free.