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Announcing the 4th Annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Announcing the 4th Annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair April 17, 2010 11am-7pm Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Manhattan New York City, a center of anarchist life, culture, struggle, and ideas for 150 years, will host its 4th annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair, a one-day exposition of books, zines, pamphlets, art, film/video, and other [...]

One for the theory geeks among us: An interview with Minor Compositions

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Like all good avant-garde projects, Minor Compositions, the new theory-focused publishing project that grew out of the UK-based portion of the Autonomedia collective, just kind of appeared one day along with its debut release, Precarious Rhapsody, an unexpectedly fascinating series of reflections by the too-long-ignored (in the English-speaking world) Italian autonomist thinker and media activist [...]

Holiday Switchblade

Friday, December 25th, 2009

I don’t celebrate Christmas anymore. I no longer give, and hardly receive, any gifts during the holidays. Frankly, I’m still somewhat confounded by the fact that so many self-proclaimed radicals, anarchists, leftists, anti-capitalists, etc. that I know fall so deeply into full participation with this consumer entrapment sham of a holiday year after year after [...]

AK Press Holiday Sale 2k9

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

With the holiday season thankfully nearing its close, another night of cheap books, good beer, good company and a variety of free vegan snacks has come and gone. I’m recapping for you, of course, the 2009 AK Press Holiday Sale. We decked out the common space of the AK warehouse in cheerful holiday lights to [...]

Anarcho-syndicalism in the 20th Century—A new book from Black Cat Press

Friday, December 18th, 2009

We are happy to announce another new book from Black Cat Press. Anarcho-syndicalism in the 20th Century, translated by Malcolm Archibald, is now in stock. It’s heartening to see Vadim Damier’s book available to English-language readers. Recent titles, especially those utilizing so many archival sources, are expanding our understanding of the global anarchist movement. We [...]

Come Hell or High Water: Why is collective process so darn difficult?!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Hi folks! Those of you who’ve scoured the latest AK Press 2010 catalogue already know that one of the exciting new titles AK Press is releasing this season is a desperately-needed guide to collective process, Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry, by Delfina Vannucci and Richard Singer. We’re really [...]

Belatedly: David Solnit on Democracy Now!

Monday, December 14th, 2009

This happened a couple of weeks ago (on November 30, in fact: for the anniversary of 1999′s anti-WTO events in Seattle). But, in case you happened to miss it, below is a video of David Solnit’s appearance on Democracy Now! Along with his sister Rebecca Solnit, David edited the recent AK release: The Battle of [...]

New from Black Cat Press: Under the Blows of the Counterrevolution

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Black Cat Press, Canada’s foremost anarchist publisher, has had a busy year. We’ve recently received a whole new batch of books from them. Featured here is the much-anticipated second volume of Makhno’s memoirs, Under the Blows of the Counterrevolution (April–June 1918). (The first volume can be found here.) This is a first English translation of [...]

In Which AK Press Does Your Holiday Shopping For You…

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Well, folks, we’re finally recovered from our big sale (and there’s another post on that forthcoming, I’m led to believe…) but the holiday season is just kicking into gear. It’s been a busy week around the warehouse, but believe me, that’s not a complaint—we sincerely wish things could be this hectic all the time. So, [...]

Getting Friendly

Monday, December 7th, 2009

OK, brace yourself. It’s that time of year again. Santa and the Baby Jesus are stomping our way like an unholy, steroidal pro-wrestling team. We can either lock ourselves in our rooms until mid-January (without TV, radio, or Internet access) or we can suck it up and do our best to navigate the capitalist feeding [...]

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