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Archive for May, 2009

Defining Anarchist Art: Gleanings from a Roundtable on Realizing the Impossible

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The Institute for Anarchist Studies has posted more material from their ongoing, online 2009 issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory. It includes two pieces about Josh Macphee and Erik Reuland’s Realizing the Impossible: Art against Authority (which AK Press published back in 2007). There’s a detailed review by Alan Moore, and a very interesting roundtable [...]

AK Press Summer 2009 Catalog!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

We just got our most recent (Summer 2009) catalog back from the printer.  It lists new, forthcoming,  recent, and recommended titles that we’ve published, as well as a hefty sampling of the more than 3500 titles we distribute for other anarchist and radical publishers. Readers of this blog get the first chance to (virtually) flip [...]

Confronting the Police State and Imagining Alternatives

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Last Friday, AK Press held what turned out to be an amazing event in our warehouse. “Confronting the Police State and Imagining Alternatives” was an open strategy discussion, masterminded by the Friendly Fire Collective, to discuss organizing against police power in the Bay Area. The plan was for representatives from police accountability groups in San [...]

Rest in Peace, Edgar Rodrigues (1921 – 2009)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

It is with a heavy heart that AK Press notes the death of Edgar Rodrigues, an anarchist militant and historian who authored more than fifty books in his eighty-eight years. He died of a heart attack on May 14, 2009 in Rio de Janeiro. He was an inspiration to comrades in Brazil, where he lived [...]

Crunching the Creditors: An Interview with Entartete Kunst

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

For many in the Bay Area radical scene, the departure of Entartete Kunst later this month will mark the passing of an era. It certainly will for me. EK is a collectively-run, anarchist a record label that has released and co-released twenty records and CDs in the last ten years. They began producing mainly electronic [...]

BOOK REVIEW: Arm the Spirit, a Woman’s Journey Underground and Back (Part 1)

Monday, May 18th, 2009

We really love it when people review our books! And we especially love it when reviewers use our books to ask important political and strategic questions, and to really try to think through the issues our books raise. This review does just that. It appeared on the American Leftist blog on April 28. In the [...]

Book Excerpt from The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Our most recent book back from the printer is Barry Sanders’s The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism. It’s a detailed examination of the environmental impact of US military practices—which identifies those practices, from fuel emissions to radioactive waste to defoliation campaigns, as the single-greatest contributor to the worldwide environmental crisis. We think it’s [...]

Book Review: Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century

Friday, May 8th, 2009

At AK Press, we love it when people read our books. And what do we love even more than that? When people read and review our books! That makes super, super happy. With that in mind, we hope you’ll enjoy James Generic’s review of Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century * * * [...]

New Website for the Institute for Anarchist Studies!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The Institute for Anarchist Studies has launched their brand new, and very spiffy, website. It’s still somewhat under construction, but you should visit it soon and often. They’ve launched it with four essays about the late Murray Bookchin (who AK had the great privilege of working with over the last decade, both publishing and distributing [...]

Top Ten New Items in AK Distro! (May)

Monday, May 4th, 2009

As you hopefully know, aside from publishing around 20 titles a year, AK Press also distributes over 3,000 other radical books, CDs, DVDs, t-shirts, and other good stuff to individuals, groups, and stores all over the world. Since distribution is a big part of what we do at AK, we’re always trying to bring in [...]