The Tilted Scales Collective: The Criminal Legal System for Radicals

The Tilted Scales Collective has released a free zine version from their book, “The Criminal Legal System for Radicals: Setting and Balancing Personal, Political, and Legal Goals.” If you’ve been arrested at Standing Rock, this zine is designed to help you (and anyone who’s been arrested while standing up to the state and corporate interests) with balancing your political, personal, and legal goals.

The book was written after Radical Legal Workers noticed that the state is highly skilled in using criminal charges to neutralize, disrupt, and destroy radical/revolutionary social movements — and that most defendants are ill-equipped to handle those charges in ways that advance their struggles. The authors reached out to around 100 people across the country – including current and former political prisoners/prisoners of war – to provide radicals with the best tools and insights for fighting criminal charges while continuing their struggles. You can read the zine here.