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Mountain Justice Dispatch #2

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

(The next installation in our ongoing series of dispatches from the mountains of West Virginia, where the battle against mountaintop removal continues to escalate. AK Press will publish Mountain Justice: Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal, for the Future of Us All, by journalist Tricia Shapiro, this Fall.) Escalating Sanctions against Mountaintop Removal Protesters “Protesters Occupy [...]

Colin Ward

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The Guardian printed another obituary of Colin Ward earlier this week. A nice tribute to a wonderful man. — Colin Ward obituary by Ken Worpole Writer, social theorist and anarchist who believed in self-sufficiency, allotments and better town planning. Colin Ward, who has died aged 85, lived with the title of Britain’s most famous anarchist [...]

Another AK Special!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Hello one and all, In our infinite wisdom, we here at AK have decided to offer a rotating special on different AK Press published titles each month. It is what I like to think of as the “You should have bought this when it came out, but you put it off, and now you are [...]

Academic Repression release parties planned

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

The editors of AK’s brand-new Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic Industrial Complex have started promoting this important new critique of modern-era McCarthyism on our university campuses, and are calling for all folks concerned with the preservation of the freedom to speak and think as an autonomous individual in higher education to organize events around [...]

You Heard It Here First! A brand-new season of AK Press Books!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

In the world of publishing, it’s sometimes kind of staggering to realize how far in advance we have to announce a new season of books. The book trade generally works 8 – 12 months in advance … which frequently requires a lot of creative thinking about how a list of books that’s going to be [...]

Your Own James: A Review of You Don’t Play with Revolution

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

The erstwhile Indypendent, the organ of the NYC Independent Media Center, recently ran an interview of our (fairly) new release, You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of CLR James. You can read it below…and you should also check out the Indypendent’s web site here. They’re produced by a large network of volunteers and [...]

Redefining Our Relationships: An Interview with Wendy-O Matik

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Wendy-O Matik, radical love activist and author of Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines For Responsible Open Relationships, recently held one of her famous workshops at AK Press. I used the opportunity to do a brief interview… *** Hey Wendy, thanks for taking the time to chat it up with us today. How are you? How is [...]

Call for submissions: Anarchy now! Maps, ideas, and stories of libertarian movements in the contemporary world.

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

[Are you an established or aspiring writer interested in the history of anarchism? If so, please check out the following call for submissions. It looks like a great project! ] Call for submissions: Anarchy now! Maps, ideas and stories of libertarian movements in the contemporary world English Translation: Leslie Ray Quaderni della Rivista storica dell’anarchismo [...]

Academic Repression — Book Excerpt

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Oh, and did we mention there’s yet another AK Press title on its way from the printer to our warehouse? And I mean that literally: It should be in a truck and nearing Oakland as I type. The book is Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic-Industrial Complex. According to Cornel West, “This courageous and chilling [...]

Colin Ward, 1924–2010

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Sad news from our friends at Five Leaves Publications in Nottingham: Colin Ward, the great British anarchist, scholar, and journalist passed away on the evening of February 11. Ward was always attentive to the ways society already works cooperatively, and pushed us to understand these impulses and experiments as a latent potential for anarchism. Some [...]

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