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Friday, April 30th, 2010

I (was) volunteered to write a post about May Day. I’ve been having a mental block about it. I figure that everyone who reads this blog probably knows all about May Day already. It’s a holiday in just about every country on Earth except for here in the good old USA. Even at AK we [...]

The A-Zone: They Don’t Eat Blubber

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Do you like Canadians? Who doesn’t right? (They’re who you can thank for delicious Molson Canadian beer!!*)  I ask because a very special group of Winnipegers are having a big twenty-four-hour fundraising campaign starting this Saturday, May 1, right after their local May Day march. A few months ago in my bio, I told you [...]

Why Do Books Have Covers? LA Times Book Festival

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Los Angeles: home to the rich, the famous, the elegant, and the elite. That is, until the evening of April 23rd, 2010 when AK Press rode into town. Never fear! Our visit was temporary and we came with a purpose: to offer attendees of the annual LA Times Book Festival anarchist, alternative, radical, and leftist [...]

AK Press is on Twitter!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Over the years, we here at AK have been consistently on the forefront of technology and social media, doing our utmost to stay connected to you, our friends, comrades, authors, and customers by any means available to us. Er, that’s not 100% true. We have been trying, though! I mean, we have close to 4,700 [...]

Sistah Vegan Live!

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Breeze Harper, author of Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society, gave a great talk at AK Press last Thursday. If you’re so inclined, take a look and listen to the nine-part video below. The audio’s not so hot so you might, as Breeze suggests on her website, employ some [...]

“Girls with Guns” Snack Pack!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

We said we’d put together an excellent new package deal for you every month. Sure, this one’s a teensy little bit late. But it’s so good that we think you’ll forgive us. So now, with no further ado, we bring you (drum roll, please…) the “Girls with Guns” snack pack! This package deal brings together [...]

AK Press: Equality in Action

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Hi folks, I wanted to bring to your attention a new book just out from Edinburgh University Press called Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action, by Todd May. AK Press is featured in Chapter 5, “Institutions of Equality.” Todd came out to Oakland and interviewed members of the collective [...]

Direct Action on the High Seas: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Sometime early in the fall we got an email from a fellow named Stephen Bennett asking if we’d like to help out with some books for a library. Different from other library requests, this one was for the Steve Irwin—one of the ships the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been using to thwart illegal whaling [...]

Celebrate twenty years of AK Press at the NYC Anarchist Bookfair!

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

This weekend AK Press heads back to New York City for the fourth annual NYC Anarchist Bookfair, held once again at the lovely Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square Park. I love tabling at this event! I’ve been at every NYC Anarchist Bookfair since it started, first tabling for Red Emma’s, and then for AK, [...]

Spring Has Sprung! Distro Top Ten — April 2010

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

For this month’s Distro Top 10, I’m going to do something very unconventional. Stay seated, and hold onto your hats. This month there’s a theme! I was inspired by a few great new gardening books we got in this month, and decided to also revisit the best of the oldies-but-goodies related to growing plants, gardening, [...]

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