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The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Tomorrow is Mayday. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been posting things related to the international workers’ day. This time around, we thought we’d share an excerpt from Peter Linebaugh’s “The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day,” which originally appeared in 1986 (hence the reference to the Soviet Union). Peter outlines [...]

4 Upcomming Anarchist Book Fairs: Madrid, Thessaloniki / Athens, Seattle, & Caracas

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Over the last decade or so, book fairs have become an increasingly important way for anarchists to distribute literature, socialize, and talk about politics and strategy. They are now happening all over the world and with increasing frequency! Here is a list of four scheduled to take place this year. MADRID: May 21–24, 2009. The [...]

May Day and the Haymarket Martyrs

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All of us at AK Press want to encourage you to take a moment this May Day to recall the sacrifices and victories of earlier generations of militants who fought for a world without exploitation or domination of any sort. Let us never forget their legacy! With this in mind, we repost a very thoughtful [...]

Join the Made in L.A. Community Screening Campaign!

Friday, April 24th, 2009

In honor of May Day, producers of the award winning documentary Made in L.A. are making a nation-wide effort to share the film and put a human face on the issues of immigration, immigrant workers’ rights, and humane immigration reform. Please consider hosting a screening or helping promote the campaign in other ways. For information [...]

Artifacts for Survival: A Review of Diana Block’s Arm the Spirit

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

We love it when people review AK books! The following review by Ron Jacobs first appeared in Counterpunch. We repost it here with permission. * * * A Review of Diana Block’s Arm the Spirit Artifacts for Survival By RON JACOBS In a nation like the United States, where history is not only forgotten, but [...]

Anarchist May Day Picnic in San Francisco!

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Our good friends at the Alexander Berkman Social Club are organizing what is sure to be a great May Day picnic (details below). We hope to see you there!

Anarchism: in and out of the mainstream

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Rob Ray’s recent blog post on Libcom about what he see’s as anarchist literature’s “failure to crack the mainstream” really resonated with me. In a nutshell, Rob says: a) anarchist publishers are producing higher quality works as of late. b) this increase in production standards hasn’t necessarily resulted in higher sales c) distribution of our [...]

Diego Camacho / “Abel Paz,” anarchist and historian: 1921-2009

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Diego Camacho, best known as Abel Paz, died on Monday, April 13, 2009 in Barcelona. What follows is a translation of a note announcing the sad news by Manel Aisa, Diego’s good friend and the pillar of the Ateneu Encyclopedic Popular Barcelona. * * * Diego Camacho / “Abel Paz” left us at 4:00 in [...]

Franklin Rosemont, surrealist & historian: 1943-2009

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Franklin Rosemont, celebrated poet, artist, historian, street speaker, and surrealist activist, died Sunday, April 12 in Chicago. He was 65 years old. With his partner and comrade, Penelope Rosemont, and lifelong friend Paul Garon, he co-founded the Chicago Surrealist Group in 1966, an enduring and adventuresome collection of characters that would make the city a [...]

Signs of Change! Now in Troy …

Monday, April 13th, 2009

We know you’re all anxiously awaiting the appearance of Josh MacPhee and Dara Greenwald’s incredible new compendium of movement art, Signs of Change (due out later this season). Hopefully some of you had the chance to catch the actual gallery show when it graced the walls of NYC’s Exit Art or Pittsburgh’s Miller Gallery last [...]

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