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A monument to Buenaventura Durruti

Friday, July 31st, 2009

[Leon, Spain] – Spanish newspapers report that the Leon City Council recently authorized the placement of a stone moment honoring Buenaventura Durruti in the Santa Ana Plaza in the Leon neighborhood in which Durruti was born in 1896. Constructed by the artist Diego Segura and financed by the CGT (Confederación General del Trabajo), it will [...]

Coming Soon: A Proudhon Reader!

Monday, July 27th, 2009

In 2010, AK Press will publish a collection of Proudhon’s writing. So far its title is Property is Theft: A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Anthology. Edited by the illustrious Iain MacKay, it will contain a mix of greatest hits, bad-ass b-sides, and newly translated material. Maybe it’s best to let Iain tell you himself (in a post [...]

War Is the Health of the State

Friday, July 24th, 2009

I heard a news story on the radio this morning about another two soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Driving through Oakland, I had one of those moments when the horror of daily life envelops you, like a ray of anti-sunlight through the clouds of “normal” numbness. At least 20,000 corpses in Afghanistan (most of them, of [...]

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution by Abel Paz, translated by Chuck Morse, afterword by José Luis Gutierréz Molina [Review]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

We LOVE it when people review AK books! What follows is a review of Abel Paz‘s Durruti in the Spanish Revolution by our comrades and collaborators at the Kate Sharpley Library. It first appeared on the KSL website, in part to commemorate the July 19 anniversary of the Spanish Revolution of 1936. * * * [...]

Radical Pamphleteering in the UK Today

Friday, July 17th, 2009

The following article about radical pamphleteering and the small presses who do it appeared in issue #228 of Black Flag. We reprint it with the kind permission of the author. For a small selection of the pamphlets AK Press distributes, you can click on any of the images below. For a complete (and, I warn [...]

The Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation

Monday, July 13th, 2009

I recently spent a couple of days at the Kate Sharpley Library researching an anarchist organization that existed from the early 1970s through the late 1980s: The Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation (SRAF). The “research” didn’t get very far—as I realized it would take a lot more than two days to dig through all the material [...]

Top Ten New Items in AK Distro! (July)

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Just the other day (yesterday to be exact) I was emptying out the kitty litter box and thinking to myself, “AK Press really is a great resource for keeping up with new indie/radical titles.” I kid you not, these are the types of things that run through my head while dealing with cat shit…not that [...]

How a Greening Culture Cannot Ignore the Military: Green Zone review and interview

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Barry Sanders’ new book, The Green Zone:The Environmental Costs of Militarism is sparking the sorts of discussions Barry, and we, hoped it would: discussions that, to use Barry’s words, shift the terms of debate from “antiwar” movements to “no war” movements. The following review and interview come from the June 25, 2009 edition of The [...]

Fuck the 4th Sale! 25% Off Everything!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

It’s that special time again! Twice a year AK Press holds a gigantic warehouse sale where we offer everything to locals at 25% off. This time around, we decided to offer the sale price to everyone! So, even if you don’t live anywhere near our warehouse, you can still get lots of great books at [...]

AK Press is on Facebook!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

To all you Facebook users out there, we want you to know that AK Press is on Facebook too! We have a “fan” page (just search for “AK Press” on FB) and, as of this moment, we have 2,063 fans! We love you too! We really, really do! And if you use Facebook but haven’t [...]

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