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AK Press at the San Francisco Zine Fest

Friday, August 28th, 2009

This past weekend, AK had the pleasure of tabling at the annual SF Zine Fest in Golden Gate Park (in the same building where the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair is held, actually!). We had a great time meeting and talking to lots of the people who showed up to check out (as well as sell, [...]

Suffled How It Gush: A North American Anarchist in the Balkans — Book Excerpt

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Last month, we released Shon Meckfessel’s Suffled How It Gush: A North American Anarchist in the Balkans. Equal parts journalism, history, and personal memoir, the book records Shon’s travels throughout ex-Yugoslavia and the greater Balkans region, chronicling the beauty of an area too renowned for its ugliness. As George Katsiaficas, author of The Subversion of [...]

No War on the Moon!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Gentle readers, please read, enjoy, and feel free to circulate this manifesto from the Surrealist Movement in the United States! Make the world aware of this impending threat! NO WAR ON THE MOON! IN DEFENSE OF THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON “But, for myself, the Earth’s records had taught me to look for widest [...]

Sobre el Anarquismo: Chomsky on Anarchism now available in Spanish

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The man, the legend, and one of AK’s most popular books, is now available in Spanish! * * * “El legado de las ideas anarquistas, y aun más, de las inspiradoras luchas de los pueblos que han buscado liberarse de la opresión y la dominación, debe ser atesorado y preservado, no como una forma de [...]

You begin with rage, you move on to silly fantasies … David Graeber’s Direct Action Now Available

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Long awaited, much anticipated, damn late, and therefore the subject of many impatient phone and email inquiries to AK Press, David Graeber’s Direct Action: An Ethnography is now available! As project-coordinator and copyeditor for David’s book, I’ve probably read it three times already. And I can honestly say it’s been a great read every time. [...]

Top Ten New Items in AK Distro! (August)

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

We know it’s a rough time for a lot of people financially at the moment—but we also know that you all still need a good book now and then, and we still need your support to keep going. So we’ve especially been on the lookout lately for good books that we can offer to you [...]

Pictorial Report Back from the 2nd Annual Southern California Anarchist Conference

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

As many of you know, the Southern California Anarchist Conference was held this past weekend, August 1st and 2nd, at the Southern California Library and the UCLA Labor Center, respectively. I’m more than certain that there are several insightful, well-written report backs in the works that will be circulated online within a matter of days [...]

The 1st North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference – CALL FOR PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, AND PANELS

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, AND PANELS The 1st North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference When: November 21-22, 2009 Where: Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Who: Anarchist Researchers, Scholars of Anarchism & Related Topics, Graduate Students, Activists, and Friends Dear Friends, Colleagues, Compañero/as, and Compagnon/es: It gives me considerable pleasure [...]