Counterinfo for the Steel City
Filler is a DIY media platform & radical zine distro affiliated with Pittsburgh’s autonomous student network and the Steel City Autonomous Movement (SCAM).
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.
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.
Every Cook Can Abolish Governance, Part 3: Sobriety and Sabotage  – 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.
Against All Odds: Abolishing Gender Abolishing Poetry  – Imposed PDF.
Free bulk shipping.
-ave‘s first submission to Filler explores how genre, like gender, is an apparatus of governance.
Filler Issue #6  – 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  – Free bulk shipping.
Every Cook Can Abolish Governance – Imposed PDF
The Relevance of Max Stirner to Anarcho-Communists – Imposed PDF
Fuck a Police State  – 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.
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
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.
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  – 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  – 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.”
Rolling Dumpster  – 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  – 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  – 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!
Pitt Inc.  – 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.
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
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
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NC Piece Corps [North Carolina]
Noticias de la Guerra Social [Chile]
Occupied Southwest Distro [Arizona]
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Where The River Frowns [Evansville]
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