The once and future underground media... art, photography, writing, news, dissent, publishing, thought and attitude since 1996!
Illicit Underground was the name of a short-lived underground magazine, or "zine," published in 1996. The intent behind Illicit Underground was very much the intent of the entire "zine revolution" of the 1990s, which was to bring about that which we have seen occur with the creation of the Internet... opening up "the media" to the masses at large and ripping the power of such away from the traditional gatekeepers to that realm. As such, it was an attempt to stir things up, bring to the fore new political, cultural and social ideas, and act as a platform and sounding board to give a voice to the voiceless. Thus, the catchphrase... "Subverting the dominant paradigm since 1996."
While the magazine may have been short-lived (as indeed the entire run of the "zine revolution" was cut short due to the emergence of the power of the Internet, and physical hard-copy zines gave way to blogs, videos, podcasts and social media), the name continued to lurk in the Underground, waiting for the day when it could emerge, needed by humanity once more.....
A few years ago, it was perceived that the stars were once again aligned, and like a Lovecraftian terror to the privileged, the abusers of power and the so-called "elite," Illicit Underground awoke from its slumber, no longer "dead but dreaming."
Illicit Underground exists today to bring you perspective and commentary on news, issues, culture and society from a voluntarist / agorist / anarchist / liberty perspective. We also bring you art, photography, music, humor and more.