You’re invited to join the 2015 Slingshot Organizer layout work parties

***July 26 1-6 pm***

***July 27 1- 9 pm***

***August 2 – 10 am – late***

***August 3 – 10 am – late***

July 26/27 will probably consist of:

(i) making sure all the months, month at a glance, and radical contact list work got turned in on-time.

(ii) doing anything that didn’t get turned in on time, i.e. laying out calendar months, etc.

(iii) checking all the work that did get turned in against a list of minimum standards

(v) discussing what features should get written, brainstorming cover artists, reading and discussing features that have been turned in

August 2/3 will probably consist of:

(i) everything that didn’t get done before and everything that has to get done to finish the books

(ii) picking a cover, picking ink colors, picking features and laying them out

(iii) pasting the pages to signatures, laying out the radical contact list, writing / approving the intro, pasting the A-Z pages

the bigger the crowd both weekends, the more fun, the more food, the faster work will get done, the more complex and difficult the meetings will be . . .

@ Long Haul – 3124 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley – 510 540 0751

Order your next organizer now!  Click here to see a list of local stores that carry the organizer, links to mail-order distro websites, and names of the 2014 cover colors.

Also, PLEASE bring us your spare rubber bands.

Rumor control re: Walmart’s website listing the organizer for sale

Slingshot collective does not sell the Slingshot organizer to Walmart. There is no reason to think that anyone can walk into a Walmart and purchase a Slingshot organizer. We think that Walmart’s website lists the organizer for sale because their computer automatically lists every book that is available through the book distribution network on its website. We are certainly annoyed and embarrassed that their website lists the organizer, and we suspect that Walmart would be annoyed and embarrassed too, if they knew about it. But after looking into the situation, we are pretty sure that no human being from Walmart or from one of our distributors ever decided to put Slingshot on the Walmart website.

Slingshot collective distributes most of the organizers we print directly to a network of infoshops, food co-ops, and small independent bookstores that we’ve built up over the last 20 years. We also distribute about 20% of the organizers through the following small, independent distributors: AK Press, Buy Olympia, Small Changes, Microcosm, Pioneers Press, Vision Works, Last Gasp, Active Distro (London) and Kersplebedeb (Canada).

All of these distributors are collectives or small mom-and-pop operations that have long traditions in the alternative / counterculture scene. Some of these distributors have relationships with larger book distribution companies which is how we think the Slingshot ended up on the Walmart website, and other stupid places like Amazon, eBay, etc.

A few years ago, a Borders bookstore sent Slingshot collective an order for some Slingshot organizers. We decided at a meeting about the order that we would refuse to fill orders from capitalist fucks — because we want to support independent bookstores and alternatives to the capitalist machine. We have never sent organizers to any big corporate entity. We don’t know if there is a way to get Walmart to remove Slingshot from their website but we’ll see if we can think of one. Until then, please ignore fucking Walmart and get an organizer from a small collective near you. Doing so supports that collective as well as our collective. Thx.