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YES, I want to help restore the Haymarket Martyrs Monument.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

I recently found out from reading my Illinois Labor History Society newsletter that the Haymarket Memorial in Waldheim Cemetery is in need of repair. Apparently it was “vandalized by metal thieves who removed the original bronze floral arrangement at the base of the monument and the bronze plaque naming the Martyrs.” When I read that [...]

Recent Reviews of AK Press Titles

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

From time to time, I like to do a little roundup of which AK Press books are getting some love in the radical press, and this summer has been a great one for reviews! As always, if you write for a periodical – a radical one, or a mainstream one, or a well-read blog – [...]

Providence Anarchist Bookfair

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Are there any songs about Providence? There should be! Tabling for AK is always an adventure! I had the distinct pleasure of traveling up to Rhode Island this past weekend to table at the 5th Annual Providence Anarchist Bookfair. I’m not gonna lie, I was not a happy camper when Spencer (an awesome tabling helper!) [...]

Call for Papers: North American Anarchist Studies Association

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS!!! North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference Toronto, Canada January 15-16, 2011 Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2010 The North American Anarchist Studies Network is currently seeking presentations for our second annual conference to be held at the Steel Worker’s Hall in Toronto, Canada. We are seeking submissions from radical academics, independent researchers, [...]

Emory Douglas limited-edition print to benefit Eddie Conway

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The legendary Panther artist Emory Douglas has designed a new print honoring the life & work of Marshall “Eddie” Conway! Emory will be appearing in person in Baltimore tonight (August 20 | 7PM | at the Cork Gallery, 1601 Guilford) to sign copies of the new limited-edition print, and help raise funds for Eddie’s defense [...]

New Discount for Reading Groups!

Monday, August 16th, 2010

There has been a lot of interest lately in using AK Press books for reading groups. We’ve had requests for Uses of a Whirlwind, Come Hell or High Water, Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution, and Black Flame just to name a few. Given the interest, and to encourage others to do the same, we decided to offer a special [...]

Distro Top Ten — August

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Survival Without Rent Rough times have always been upon us. Tools such as Survival Without Rent are useful for displaced communities and individuals left homeless by the government or property-hungry businesses. This handy DIY squatting pamphlet contains chapters on forming a group, finding a building, getting in, heat, light, makeshift toilets, and more, concluding with [...]

Join the Conspiracy…at AK Press and Station 40

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

The Conspiracy Tour 2010 is making it’s way across the country, raising legal defense funds for the RNC 8 and Scott DeMuth. They’ll be in the bay area on August 14 and 15. On the 14th, they’ll be at Station 40 in San Francisco (3030B 16th Street, at Mission), from 7pm to 9pm. As they [...]

Celebrating the Life and Work of Marilyn Buck

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

We at AK Press were saddened last week to learn about the passing of longtime political prisoner Marilyn Buck, just a few weeks after her release from prison (after serving 25 years of an 80 year sentence). Many of her friends and comrades have already written excellent tributes to her, like this one on The [...]

The First Bay Area Anarchist Salon!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

The First Bay Area Anarchist Salon! BE THERE! . When: August 11 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm Where: Station 40, 3030B 16th Street (at Mission), San Francisco What: The Station 40 Events Committee is pleased to announce the first Bay Area Anarchist Salon, a new monthly facilitated conversation by and for anarchists. Our aim is to [...]

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