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Fuck the Fourth Sale this Weekend

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Friends, comrades, bibliophiles: prepare yourselves for some good news. If you haven’t already heard, it’s time again for our annual Fuck the Fourth sale! Join us here at the warehouse this Friday, July 2nd from 4-10pm for cheap books, complimentary refreshments, and quality time with all your favorite AK collective members. As always, our entire [...]

Last Chance for our Monthly Review Sale!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

As some of you are hopefully aware, we have just started a “Publisher Of The Month” special through AK Press Distro. The idea is that each month we feature one of the independent publishers who we distribute, and we mark down all their titles to 25% off for the entire month. That way we have [...]

David Graeber on Interviewed on CBC

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

When the Canadian Broadcasting Company needed a go-to anarchist to help make sense of the (then) upcoming G20 Summit protests, they interviewed AK author, and all-around nice guy, David Graeber. David does a nice job of injecting some balance into the mainstream media … balance that pretty much disappeared once the Summit began. David has [...]

The USS AK Press Has Docked!

Friday, June 25th, 2010

This is probably going to be the least coherent blog post you’ll ever read here. That’s because Kate, Jessica, John, and I have been tabling twelve-hour days since Tuesday. It’s been exhausting (hence our failure to blog yesterday) but it’s also been completely worthwhile and we’re still having a great time selling books, talking to [...]

USSF: The Journey Continues!

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Hi folks! As I type this, Suzanne and I are sitting here inside of Cobo Hall at the US Social Forum at the AK table, and trying to blog in-between customers, visits from AK authors, and other assorted friends who have been dropping by. In case you were wondering, the Social Forum is intense! There [...]

Chris Carlsson on Hern, Hardt, and Negri

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Just thought I’d bring attention to a piece Chris Carlsson recently wrote on his blog comparing the work of Hardt and Negri (in particular their new book Commonwealth) with that of Matt Hern (author of Common Ground in a Liquid City). Chris’s insights into urban politics, ecology, and working class constituency make him the perfect [...]

USSF or Bust!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Greetings from Detroit, dear readers! I am pleased to report that the AK Press USSF Adventure 2010 has begun! I’ll be here at the second United States Social Forum (along with Suzanne) all week, and we’ve promised ourselves (and now you) that we’re going to try and post a reportback on the goings on in [...]

Distro Top Ten — June 2010

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Abolish Restaurants: A Worker’s Critique of the Food Service Industry (Prole) A beautifully illustrated pamphlet illustrating the daily misery, stress, boredom, and alienation of restaurant work, and all the ways that restaurant workers fight against it. Drawing on a range of anti-capitalist ideas as well as a heaping plate of personal experience, it is part [...]

“(De)constructing Counter-Power”: Talk by Black Flame author, Michael Schmidt

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

For your viewing pleasure: Michael Schmidt, co-author of Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism, gave a great talk to an audience at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in March 2010. The talk was presented by Common Cause and AK Press. It’s in four parts, including a Q&A session. Oh and, by [...]

Irish Anarchist Review Issue 1

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The folks from the Workers Solidarity Movement in Ireland recently announced the publication of the first issue of The Irish Anarchist Review. It looks pretty damn good…and of interest to folks outside Ireland. Here’s what they have to say (and there’s a link to a pretty PDF of the issue, as well as audio from [...]

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