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Direct Action – Classic Issues!

Before it was smash best-selling novel, Direct Action was a tabloid newspaper published by Livermore Action Group of Berkeley from 1982 to 1986.

Direct Action – free downloads

In fact, some have gone so far as to suggest that the novel’s author swiped not only the name, but the type-font as well, from the paper. We’ll let you be the judge when you download back issues of this classic activist rag from the 1980s!

We published 25 issues in all, each one lovingly hand-pasted using old-style gluesticks. One of our absurdly primitive production sessions is portrayed in the second scene of Luke Hauser’s novel Direct Action.

After the first few shorter issues, the paper averaged 20 full-sized tabloid pages, around 35,000 words per issue. Just reading all the headlines will keep you busy for a while!

Download several issues now – with more on the way!