What does Paper Jam stand for?
Paper Jam collective prints for activists who try to change the world and make it a better place. This means that we fight against global capitalism, sexism, racism, white superiority, cis-hetero-patriachal oppression, ableism and ecocide.
What can we do?
Paper Jam can print on many different sorts of papers and in many different formats. We can also print and bind books. Paper Jam works on a donation basis. This means that you can pay what you can can. We always hope that intiatives who have more money, will donate more. In this way we can help support those with less money to continue spreading their material and grow the activist movement.
How did we start?
A group of friends and comrades came together out of various movements, dissatisfied with the lack of infrastructure in our revolutionary movement. We know from experience that nothing is more annoying than having ideas but no resources or networks of mutual aid to make things happen. We’ve been there, trying to secretly print flyers to overthrow your boss after work hours, desperately trying not to get caught, getting yelled at by professors in the university because you’re using ‘their printer’ or paying extortionate amounts of money in a print shop while only getting paper jams.
We started out mainly catering to a close group of activists and friends, students etc. Since then we’ve been slowly reaching out to more organizations and are very excited for what the future holds. We saw the need for a more infrastructural oriented way of movement building and, well, here we are. Help us out! We’re just comrades who want to help comrades out, (vegan) cheesy? It’s true though. Without your ideas we’re nothing. There is no mutual aid without the mutual. What we hope to do is connect different struggles. There are loads and loads of amazing people and organisations working on loads of different small projects, with little communication between them. We want to be a nexus within the movement, connecting peoples, linking struggles and building the revolution. We all have different capabilities and different resources. We need to start working together, there’s a very clear enemy out there. Let’s break down their world and start building our own. We think that collectively we can make the world a beautiful place. Let’s start by postering everything, on everything. Non-commercial? An NGO? No! We’re bloody anticapitalist! That’s why we are flexible with our donations prices, and that’s why you can call us at six in the morning for your demonstration
Since the Paper Jam collective seeks to perform an infrastructural task and support revolutionary struggle, we are always looking for input from people. If there are services that you would like us to provide (that we currently are not), please let us know. We exist to support and strengthen the struggle, so we also want to be guided by the needs of those in the struggle. We are, for instance, trying to look into printing stickers and are momentarily working on fixing an A0-printer. Yes, A0. We know. But anyways, if you have any ideas let us know!
How can you help?
By ordering all your propaganda and revolutionary paraphernalia with us, by inviting us to your event so we can distribute our collection of radical zines, stickers and buttons. We are also working on translating texts (mainly English to Dutch and Dutch to English) if you want to help out with that, please let us know, because that would be amazing. A final thing: If you are or know of someone who knows about mechanics (the more relevant to printers the better) we would love to hear from you, since we run into technical problems from time to time and can always use a helping hand/mind.
We are Paper jam.
Pleased to meet you.
What people do with the material that Paper Jam produces is up to them. Paper Jam rejects any form of illegal distribution and urges people not to sticker, flyer where not allowed or in anyway perform practices with materials printed by Paper Jam not permitted by the state of the Netherlands.