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Anarchist Publishing in Istanbul

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Former AK Press collective member (and perpetual helper and copyeditor) Chuck Morse sent me a link to Süreyyya Evren’s blog post about his experiences doing anarchist publishing in Turkey. It’s an interesting recounting and analysis of the methods, strategies, and complications of one group’s attempts to disseminate anarcho-proaganda. And here it is… ****************** Alternative Publishing [...]

The Anarchist Café is on!

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Anarchist Café Friday, March 12th 7-10 p.m. 225 Potrero Ave.(Between 15th and 16th Street) San Francisco (Close to 9, 22, and 33 bus lines, closest BART 16th/Mission, followed by 15 min. walk or 22 bus down 16th St.) The Anarchist Café is on! The Anarchist Café will happen on Friday March 12th from 7-10pm, the [...]

Margaret Killjoy and Ursula K. Le Guin at Powell’s Books

Friday, January 29th, 2010

A few weeks ago, I posted the schedule for Margaret Killjoy’s Mythmakers & Lawbreakers Spring 2010 tour; I’m pleased to report that the tour was a smashing success! Thanks to all the authors who joined Margaret on the tour, and all of the amazing bookstores, community spaces, and other venues that hosted the tour, and [...]

An Interview with Howard Zinn on Anarchism: Rebels Against Tyranny

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Since most mainstream/Left/liberal accounts of Howard Zinn’s legacy are likely to gloss over the man’s actual politics, here’s a 2008 interview by AK author, Ziga Vodovnik. ——- An Interview with Howard Zinn on Anarchism Rebels Against Tyranny By Ziga Vodovnik Howard Zinn, 85, is a Professor Emeritus of political science at Boston University. He was [...]

Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Sad news from the Boston Globe… —————- Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87 By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart [...]

Letter from Josh MacPhee: Support the IAS

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Institute for Anarchist Studies recently sent out another request for support. This one was written by AK author Josh MacPhee. It’s worth reprinting here, not simply because the IAS deserves as much support as it can get, but because Josh’s letter itself raises some good questions. It insists that anarchists ask ourselves some hard [...]

Getting to Know AK: Ashley

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Oh hey! Ashley here, the other half of your friendly AK Press shipping and receiving department. You heard from my counterpart Macio a little while ago, so I guess now it’s my turn… In the day-to-day, like everyone here at AK, I take care of a lot of odds and ends to keep the warehouse [...]

On the Ground in Haiti: Partners In Health

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

AK author, Chris Carlsson, sent us the following note about the situation in Haiti… ———- Who isn’t horrified at the devastation in Haiti? We all want to do something to help, but following the football ads or Michelle Obama into texting money to the Red Cross is obviously not a sensible approach. Disaster relief is [...]

Can We All Get Along?—An Interview with the Authors of Come Hell or High Water

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

This month AK Press released a nifty new book for those with an interest in collectives. Come Hell or High Water is an insightful little tool for those new to egalitarian groups, die-hard vets, and even those who left collectives long ago in disgust. But hey, who the hell cares about collectives anyway? Don’t people [...]

David Austin talks about CLR James (and more) on KPFA

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

David Austin, author of You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of CLR James, gave a really great, hour-long interview on KPFA’s “Against the Grain” last week. I highly recommend listening to it. The show’s host, Sasha Lilley, did a nice job of asking good questions and then letting David answer at length, with [...]

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