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Free E-Book: Critical Geographies: A Collection of Readings

Friday, October 31st, 2008

For a free, awesome, and huge (728 pages!) e-book on radical geography that emphasizes anarchism, check out Harald Bauder and Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro’s Critical Geographies: A Collection of Readings (Praxis (e) Press, 2008). Here’s the table of contents: Introduction: Critical Scholarship, Practice and Education Harald Bauder and Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro Part I: Critical Reflections What [...]

The Empire Is Losing Its Grip: An Interview with Joaquin Cienfuegos

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Joaquin Cienfuegos, twenty-five, is a longtime anarchist militant, member of Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, Cop Watch Los Angeles, Anarchist People of Color (APOC), and one of the organizers of the first annual LA Anarchist Bookfair, which will occur on December 13, 2008. I spoke with Cienfuegos about his recent conflicts with law enforcement and his activism [...]

Will you carry the torch? An interview with Ashanti Alston

Monday, October 27th, 2008

The following phone interview with Ashanti Alston was conducted on 19 February 2006 by Dina Rodriguez and myself. It was originally published in The Matrix Magazine—a student-run publication out of Humboldt State University’s Women’s Resource Center. Dina and I met Ashanti while undergrads at HSU. Acción Zapatista de Humboldt, the Black Student Union, and other [...]

No Foe Too Large: Lucio Uturbia’s Fight for Freedom

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Lucio is a documentary film about the life and work of an anarchist militant, Lucio Uturbia, a hard-working bricklayer of Spanish peasant stock. For over thirty years, when his workday was done, Lucio spearheaded forgery campaigns that funded clandestine activity the world over. His counterfeited Travelers’ Checks that cost City Bank an estimated $15 million, [...]

Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority Josh MacPhee and Erik Reuland, eds. 319 pp.; AK Press, Oakland and Edinburgh, 2007 Reviewed by Alan W. Moore The artist in capitalist society is necessarily a revolutionary. S/he is as well necessarily an entrepreneur. Between these two positions lies a wide gulf in understandings. The artist must strive [...]

Inside Networked Movements: Interview with Jeffrey Juris

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Inside Networked Movements: Interview with Jeffrey Juris by Geert Lovink Jeffrey Juris wrote an excellent insiders story about the “other globalization” movement. Networking Futures is an anthropological account that starts with the Seattle protests, late 1999, against the WTO and takes the reader to places of protest such as Prague, Barcelona, and Genoa. The main [...]

Seth Tobocman’s Disaster and Resistance

Friday, October 17th, 2008

AK is thrilled to publish Seth Tobocman’s haunting and inspiring Disaster and Resistance: Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century (introduced by Mumia Abu-Jamal). The work outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century—from post 9-11 New York City, to Israel and Palestine, to Iraq and New Orleans. Fans of [...]

ENCUENTRO ANARQUISTA: Lima – 12, 13, 14 y 15 de Noviembre 2008

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

ENCUENTRO ANARQUISTA Lima – 12, 13, 14 y 15 de Noviembre 2008 El anarquismo como perspectiva revolucionaria mantiene su vigencia frente al actual orden de cosas y va renovando sus ataques y posiciones frente al autoritarismo. Las eclosiones sociales y las realidades (en cuanto política y manejo de poder) de las distintas regiones de Latinoamérica [...]

Farewell To Daniel Cassidy

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

AK Press author Daniel Cassidy succumbed to cancer last weekend. AK Press’s deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. Below, we reprint an obituary written by one of those friends, Alexander Cockburn. * * * Farewell To Daniel Cassidy By Alexander Cockburn Daniel Cassidy died over this last weekend in San Francisco, taken [...]

Review of Social Ecology and Communalism: Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

Monday, October 13th, 2008

We love it when people review AK books! In fact, we even love it when people are critical, because that shows that they are really reading them and wrestling with the ideas that they contain. That’s exactly what we want! Iain McKay wrote the following review of Social Ecology and Communalism, which first appeared in [...]

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