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Getting to Know AK: Kate Khatib

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

[Editor's Note: Kate Khatib joined AK Press about six months ago. We were really happy when she applied for the job—since we already knew her (some, by reputation; others, as a friend and comrade) to be a conscientious, diligent, and very hard-working part of the anarchist movement. Not surprisingly, she's turned out to be a [...]

An Anarchist FAQ: After Ten Years

Monday, December 29th, 2008

This fall AK Press’s UK branch released Volume One of An Anarchist FAQ. Below, Iain McKay’s Introduction provides the history and logic of the internet phenomenon cum published set. We’re proud to provide this one-of-a-kind resource for new and old comrades alike. Many excellent works provide entry points for those curious about anarchism (Berkman’s What [...]

Getting to Know AK: Charles Weigl

Friday, December 26th, 2008

[Editor's Note: Charles Weigl is a long-standing member of the AK collective. We post this brief, autobiographical statement from him in order to share some of the reasons why we're glad he's here, and to help readers of this blog learn more about those who enable AK to function from day-to-day. We plan to publish [...]

Anarchism and Anthropology: New Book!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Spanish readers will welcome the appearance of a new work on anarchism and anthropology: Anarquismo y antropología: Relaciones e influencias mutuas entre la antropología social y el pensamiento libertario, edited by Beltrán Roca Martínez (Madrid: La Malatesta Editorial, 2008). The publishers describe the book as follows: “From Peter Kropotkin to Pierre Clastres, passing through Marcel [...]

Barcelona in Flames — Excerpt from Abel Paz’s Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Revolution by the Book will periodically post excerpts from new (and older) AK Press books. This one comes from Part III, Chapter I of Durruti in the Spanish Revolution, by Abel Paz (translated by Chuck Morse). The chapter covers the opening moments of the Spanish Revolution in Barcelona, July 19, 1936. Enjoy! ***** Barcelona in [...]

Letter of solidarity with Greek Rebels!

Friday, December 19th, 2008

We are writing as a group of world citizens to tell you that we are saddened by yet another police murder of a young person, Alexis Grigoropoulos. We do not see this as an isolated incident by one “bad cop” but as the direct result of a oppressive police force and repressive state. Alexis’ murder [...]

“Warfare and the Terms of Engagement,” Dylan Rodríguez. Book Excerpt from Abolition Now!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Revolution by the Book will periodically post excerpts from new (and older) AK Press books. This one comes from the book we recently co-published with Critical Resistance: Abolition Now: Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex. It’s a quick glimpse of a powerful piece written by Dylan Rodríguez that frames the [...]

LA Anarchist Bookfair Reportback (with photos)!

Monday, December 15th, 2008

AK Press had a presence at the First Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair held last weekend at the venerable Southern California Library in South Central LA. The event was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of the bookfair’s tireless organizers, attendees ready to dialogue and learn, and a spirit of resistance that seems [...]

The legacy of the legendary press Ruedo Ibérico is reborn: Brenan, García Oliver, and Koltsov, among the authors recovered by Backlist

Friday, December 12th, 2008

By Carles Geli The point was to fight Franco’s dictatorship by any means possible. Why not use a printing press? That’s how five Spanish political refugees headed by José Martínez saw it in Paris in 1961. And that’s how the Ruedo Ibérico imprint was born, which later became a magazine and bookstore that existed until [...]

Workers Occupy Chicago Factory: Echoes of Argentina’s 2001 Worker Uprising

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Benjamin Dangl wrote the following essay. Dangl is the author of The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia (AK Press), which includes many stories of workers, families, and activists throughout Latin America working together to build a new world in the face of economic crises. This essay first appeared in the [...]

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