Catalyst #24 Summer 2010 - Newspaper of the Solidarity Federation

Catalyst - the 8-page tabloid from the Solidarity Federation.

Submitted by Joseph Kay on August 20, 2010

Available as a pdf download.

Featuring articles on the emergency budget cuts, analysis of the welfare reforms, know your rights: beating the bailiffs, international news, academy schools, killer cops and much more.

Files

Catalyst-24.pdf (1.95 MB)

Comments

Choccy

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Choccy on August 20, 2010

Looks excellent :)

Ellar

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Ellar on August 20, 2010

:)

Yorkie Bar

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Yorkie Bar on August 20, 2010

I only glanced at it since I'm on the iPhone - looks fab tho.

Choccy

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Choccy on August 20, 2010

A few minor points:

- use MORE italics
- use more varieties of font, esp impact and hattenschweiler
- vary text size loads to fit pages, if there lots of space on a page, make the text massive, or blow-up the pictures
- if an image is really grainy or pixellated, just shrink it a bit, people won't notice it as much
- try slipping a '4' into random words to excite the reader and keep them on their toes
- include references to non-existent articles - this will freak out the reader like they are reading a sexy airport novel or crime thriller

These are all tips from a group I used to be in, propaganda & publications A-Z, 'So You Want to Do A Fuckin Workin Class Paper?'

Volin

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Volin on August 20, 2010

This is definitely one of the best publications anarchists are producing (Resistance included ;) )...The graphics and layout really work. Great stuff.

Chilli Sauce

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Chilli Sauce on August 20, 2010

I don't really see the point of AF or SolFed in the UK producing their own organs either.

I love the way "organ" sounds way more dirty than "newspaper", but guess who said the above statement on the exact same day the newest Catalyst came out?

http://www.anarchistblackcat.org/viewtopic.php?p=74279#p74279

Still tho, that's what we get for adapting the "Lenin model of the party"...

Anarchia

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Anarchia on August 20, 2010

It looks great, is this the first issue with this layout? Massive improvement on the last issue I saw (back in '08)

Joseph Kay

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Joseph Kay on August 21, 2010

This is the third issue as an 8-page tabloid, the other two should be in the library here as well.

ncwob

Still tho, that's what we get for adapting the "Lenin model of the party"...

tbh, Dundee's just pure 'no u' bait. things that are not Leninist; a new workers party, a political group entering others to take leadership positions, brutally fucking up 'competition' in the name of anti-sectarianism. Things that are Leninist; producing an organisational newspaper - the definitive feature of Leninism.

Choccy

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Choccy on August 21, 2010

Just to clarify Asher, Catalyst became a newspaper after Organise! did The Leveller. Sort of keeping up with the Joneses ;)

Anarchia

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Anarchia on August 21, 2010

Haha, nice work Organise! then :P I have a copy of The Leveller in my room - tbf it isn't as pretty as this Catalyst but the content is pretty good. I espec liked the article (which I think you wrote Choccy?) on assessment in schools.

syndicalist

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on August 22, 2010

Just printed out a copy.....to be read.

sort it out frosty

13 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by sort it out frosty on August 22, 2010

Haha I know the person who came up with the name "Catalyst"...

Steven.

13 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on August 23, 2010

haven't read this yet, but if someone could post up decent individual articles as text versions in the library that would be cool, that gets more readers from Google etc

oisleep

13 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by oisleep on August 23, 2010

I like the layout & style of this - looks very good

what do you use to do it? MS paint or something like that?

Joseph Kay

13 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Joseph Kay on August 23, 2010

I've put a load of the main articles up as separate news posts.