About // Archive

Counterinfo for the Steel City

Filler is a DIY media platform, free-to-comrades recording studio & anarchist zine distro affiliated with the Steel City Autonomous Movement (SCAM) and Pittsburgh’s autonomous student network.




Filler started in 2012 as a punk/hardcore fanzine. Now we focus on providing a platform for Pittsburgh’s growing radical youth community to share news, analysis, and free shit. If you want to read more about us or skim some of the highlights from the past few years of submissions, click HERE to check out an interview we did with Cutting Class.

Live communism, spread anarchy.

We print new issues irregularly and distro mostly free zines, books, posters, stickers, CDs, tapes, and other cheap junk we can make on our own or already have in our collection. You can hit us up to send in submissions, get free stuff, etc HERE.

Distro Archive

Bulk shipping for any zine is free up to (50) copies. For imposed PDFs, make sure to select “short-edge binding” before printing. Click the blue link below the cover image to open the full pdf.

Filler Zines

WHO IS cover

Who is the Gender Abolitionist? [2019] – Imposed PDF.
Free bulk shipping.

In this zine, L.T. sketches out a concise and provocative profile of the elusive Gender Abolitionist.


Every Cook Can Abolish Governance, Part 3: Sobriety and Sabotage [2018] – Imposed PDF.
Free bulk shipping.

After years of trying & failing to organize a union, it’s hard not to just give up on those countless hours of your life stolen by wage labor. But what else can you do? Part 3 of Lena Kafka’s Every Cook series explores this impasse through personal narrative.

The spectacle of insurrection tends to erase the possibilities for attack present in every moment. We know the #generalstrike is a pipe dream, we know better than to wait around for the next riot, so why not elaborate protracted sabotage towards a project of communization?

…beyond unions, beyond steal from work memes, and forever towards convincing Pitt kids to waste their free university printing access on our bullshit agitprop.

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Against All Odds: Abolishing Gender Abolishing Poetry [2017] – Imposed PDF.
Free bulk shipping.

-ave‘s first submission to Filler explores how genre, like gender, is an apparatus of governance.


Filler Issue #6 [2017] – Free bulk shipping.
For a University Against Itself – Imposed PDF
This issue of Filler is a single longer piece that’s broken into two parts. The first part examines the systems of power that reproduce the capitalist university, the second part is a critical look at the rise of an autonomous student network at the University of Pittsburgh.


Filler Issue #5 [2016] – Free bulk shipping.
Every Cook Can Abolish GovernanceImposed PDF

The Relevance of Max Stirner to Anarcho-Communists – Imposed PDF


Fuck a Police State [2016] – Imposed PDF. Free bulk shipping.
Remember that time we ditched the cops in Schenley Park? This zine (while admittedly terrible in its security culture) is a critical report-back that includes useful details for young/new anarchists interested in planning small, rowdy demonstrations.


Destroy Gender [2016-17] – Imposed PDF. Free bulk shipping.
Three-for-one Filler zine on insurrectional struggle against gender and patriarchy.

Filler Issue #4 [Spring 2016] – Free bulk shipping.
#Hail2Pitt #Hail2Patriarchy
This issue of Filler explores the growing resistance to the Pitt Patriarchy. A lot of bullshit prompted this issue, some of which you can read about in the collection Milo Goes to Pitt. A print-ready PDF of all 4 articles will be uploaded whenever we get around to it. In the meantime, see Destroy Gender, or click the Filler #4 link above to read it all online.


As Above So Below [Filler Halloween zine 2015] – Imposed PDF. Free bulk shipping.
Ft. Goofy shit, magic, Schenley Park, introspection, other spooky filler stuff.
Click HERE to read the satanic reportback describing the zine’s distribution by the Halloweeny Cell of Spooktacular Fire // Autonomous Student Network (ASN-HCSF)


Filler Issue #3 [Fall 2015] – Free bulk shipping.
The original, print-ready PDF of Filler #3 is available at The Internet Archive and another cleaner-looking one at The Anarchist Library
“Perspectives on respectability, power disparities within movements, and the whitewashing of struggle.” Featuring:
– The Black Lives Matter Schism: Towards a Vision for Black Autonomy by J. Northam 
– Dangers of Funding 
by Kai P.

– Who’s Co-opting Whom? by A. Sid


Pitt Disorientation Guide [Very Dank Filler, Fall 2015] – Imposed PDF. Free bulk shipping. Read Online.


Filler Issue #2 [Summer 2014] – Limited physical copies, no shipping. 
Ft. Artwork from the 2013-2014 Pitt tripbook, a Pgh graffiti-writing Toy Story.
PDF coming soon, maybe.


Filler Issue #1 [Fall 2012] – Limited physical copies, no shipping. 
Ft. Interviews with Kurt Ballou of Converge and Taylor Young of Twitching Tongues and Nails. PDF coming soon, maybe.

Pittsburgh Zines


Nightshade #2 [Summer 2017] Imposed PDF. Trigger warning.
“Licking Our Wounds: Healing from gender violence on Pittsburgh’s left.”
Nightshade is a local anarcha-feminist collective that’s devoted to ensuring a safer community for women/POC/queer/trans folk in Pittsburgh. facebook.


Substance [Spring 2009] Imposed PDF. Free bulk shipping.
desire // graffiti // crime // space // social war
Issue #1 of the Greater Pittsburgh Anarchist Collective’s publication, Substance.


Now Serving Felonies [2011] Regular PDF. Free bulk shipping.
An illustrated zine from the confines of prison: a benefit zine for Ian Deeber, Daniel Montano, and the Pittsburgh Anarchist Black Cross.


The Pittsburgh Proclamation [1883] Imposed PDF. Free bulk shipping.
Well over a century later, most anarchists still align with many of The Pittsburgh Proclamation‘s principles, fighting for the “destruction of the existing class rule by all means” through the insurgency of a new world built on “free contracts between the autonomous communes and associations.”


The Slightest Crack [2016] Imposed PDF. Free bulk shipping.
Pitt Against Debt‘s first zine  a solid primer for autonomous organizing at the University of Pittsburgh.


Rolling Dumpster [2009] Imposed PDF. Free bulk shipping.
From Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness. A 12 page comic featuring the adventures of Skip, the Dapper Dumpster, as he protests the G-20 in Pittsburgh.


A Love Letter to an Anonymous Stone Thrower [2009] Imposed PDF. Free bulk shipping.
By the Dept. of Cute at Filth and Glitter: Public Sex Always. A love letter to a stone-thrower with slightly bad aim at the Pittsburgh G-20 summit.


The True Tale of Shit Squat [2013] – Regular PDF. Free bulk shipping.
Remember rememberwhenwetrashedthegolfcourse?‘s hit song about a Pittsburgh squat, “The True Tale of Shit Squat”? Well, here it is in comic form!


Synthetic Puddles [2015] – Imposed PDF. Recommended donation of $2 + shipping.
A comic by Mae Fetu, vocalist for local anarcho-punx BITROT. “Up the queer mentally-ill trans folks.”


Pitt Inc. [2015] Imposed PDF. Free bulk shipping.
A zine about the corporatization of higher education, written and compiled by students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. 

Distro PDF Archive

Our distro tables with more than just Filler and misc zines. Follow the link above for a print-ready PDF collection of our favorite zines.

Legal Support // Prisoner Solidarity

Solidarity Needed on Multiple Fronts for Arrestees
Donate to arrestees at ACJ demonstration on 3/20

Donate to Pittsburghers Arrested at J20
Support the Pitt Anti-Fascist Legal Defense Fund!

Prisoner Support – Ferguson Uprising

Holman Prisoner Revolt Update

Miscellaneous Content

Anarchism Is… Compilation of quotes on anarchism
Destroy Gender 2
: Responses and Reflections
A Brief Analysis of Politicization Following Orlando
Illegal Queers PGH – Open Letter Regarding Orlando
Know Your Rights: Staying Safe in the Streets – two-sided flier
As Above, So Below – Halloween Filler and a report-back from its distribution
The Divorce of Thought from Deed – 2009 zine from UNC kids

Pitt Student Zines:

Pitt Inc.
The Fourth Wave


The Big Idea Cooperative
SQ Distro
1Hood Media
Mobilize Pgh

Black & Red Free Skool
Steel City Autonomous Movement
NewPeople – Thomas Merton Center 
Pittsburgh Anarchy

Crowd-Sourced Lists of Pittsburgh Projects:

Pittsburgh Resources and Organizations
Pittsburgh Area Organizations for Social Justice

Revolutionary News & Media:

Cutting Class
It’s Going Down
Insurrection News
Enough is Enough
Revolution News
Anti-Fascist News
Earth First! Newswire
Philly Anti-Cap


Active RVA (Richmond)
AMN Collective (Kansas City)
Anti-State STL [St. Louis]
Attaque [France]
Autonomous Student Network – UT Austin [Austin]
The Base (Brooklyn, NYC)
BC Blackout [British Columbia]
Bite Back [International]
Conflict MN [Twin Cities]
Chronik [Germany]
Chuang [China]
DefendDNVR (Denver)
Durham Anti-Repression Committee (Durham)
El Enemigo Comun [Oaxaca]
Final Straw Radio [Asheville]
FireWorks (Bay Area, CA)
Fuck Yeah, Anarchist Zines!
The Hamilton Institute [Hamilton]
Indigenous Action
International Student Movement
Montréal Counter-Information [Montréal]
Morgantown Ultra-Left Network [Morgantown]
NC Piece Corps [North Carolina]
Noticias de la Guerra Social [Chile]
Occupied Southwest Distro [Arizona]
Plain Words [Bloomington]
Proyecto Ambulante [Oaxaca]
Puget Sound Anarchists [Pacific Northwest]
Radical Education Department [Philly]
Regeneración Radio [Mexico City]
Rififi [Bloomington]
Subversiones [Mexico]
Tri-Anarchy (The Triangle Area, NC)
Warrior Publications
Warzone Distro [Illinois]
Where The River Frowns [Evansville]
Workers Assemble [Durham]


Antifa Dallas
Antifa International
Antifa Sacramento
Atlanta Antifascists
International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund
North Star Antifa
Northern California Anti-Racist Action
NYC Antifa
One People’s Project
Orlando Antifa
Philly Antifa
Rocky Mountain Antifa
Rose City Antifa
San Gabriel Valley Anti-Repression
South Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action
Three Way Fight
Torch Network

Prisoner Support

Atlanta Anarchist Black Cross
Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee
Bloomington ABC
Cleveland Four
Denver ABC
Free Jeremy
Free Marius Mason
Free Red Fawn
Free Michael Kimble
New York City ABC
Free the NATO Three
Sacramento Prisoner Support
Sean Swain
Support Eric King
Support Babygirl Gann
Support Nicole & Joseph
Support Prisoner Resistance
Trans Prisoner Day Of Solidarity


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