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Daniel Due, R.I.P.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Sadly, we’re writing to announce the death of an anarchist comrade. Daniel Due was born July 18th, 1946 and passed away May 26th, 2011 at the age of 64. Regrettably, it took us until now to know of his passing. Few people reading this will have known Daniel personally, but he was a longtime participant [...]

The Politics of Gender Self-Determination: More interviews with Captive Genders contributors

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

A few weeks ago we ran Eric Stanley’s interviews with Captive Genders contributors Yasmin Nair and Ralowe T. Ampu, on policing of queer and trans people. This week we bring you the second installment of interviews, this time with contributors Reina Gossett and Tommi Avicolli Mecca on the politics of gender self-determination. Be sure to [...]

“We don’t have to get indignant anymore, we have to revolt.”

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The Sept/Oct issue of Adbusters includes the text of an inspiring talk by Franco “Bifo” Berardi, author of the upcoming AK Press title After the Future. The text, and a subtitled video of the talk itself, originally appeared on the Through Europe website back in March. Both are below, take a gander…and pre-order Bifo’s book [...]

Persistence pays off: Marshall Law banned, and then UNbanned by the DOC

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Last week, internal documents obtained from the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown provided evidence that the Maryland State Division of Corrections had placed a ban on Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther, a new memoir written by Marshall “Eddie” Conway and Dominque Stevenson, and published in March 2011 by [...]

Eric Stanley Discusses Antiqueer Violence and “Overkill” on KPFA

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Eric Stanley, co-editor of the forthcoming AK Press book Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, appeared on KPFA’s “Against the Grain” earlier this week to discuss some of the arguments in his recent article “Near Life, Queer Death: Overkill and Ontological Capture,” which has just been published in the Summer 2011 issue [...]

Seth Tobocman reviews AK Thompson’s Black Bloc, White Riot

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Hot on the tails of the long awaited review and a mention in Pop Matters, comes another new review of AK Thompson’s Black Bloc, White Riot by author and political graphic artist Seth Tobocman. Get your own copy of the book at, and hell, if you’re interested in reviewing it yourself we’d be [...]

Why Peace, Love, and Petrol Bombs is a good date …

Friday, July 15th, 2011

From the author of our latest fiction offering, a humble analysis of why you should — and shouldn’t — read the book. I wish I could get every author we work with to write a piece like this. DD Johnston is just amazing, and I’m super-psyched about how well Peace, Love, and Petrol Bombs is [...]

Top 10 New Distro Titles of 2011 (So Far!)

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Well hello there, folks! Hopefully by now you’ve all perused our list of the new AK Press titles of the past six months and started updating your reading lists. We like to keep you on your toes, so here’s another fun list for you: the top 10 bestselling new DISTRO titles in the first half [...]

AK Press New Title Roundup: 2011 (So Far)!

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

We’ve just closed out the first half of 2011, and at a time like this I think it’s always nice to look back and give ourselves a pat on the back for all the good work. Not to mention—for you dedicated readers, and you bookstores stocking our books, it’s a good chance to look back [...]

Understanding Class and Species: A response from Jason Hribal

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

In the June 2011 issue of Reason Magazine (Free Minds and Free Markets!) Thaddeus Russell had a lot to say about Jason Hribal’s Fear of the Animal Planet. His article, Ventriloquists for the Powerless, starts off with a bang. “Jason Hribal’s Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance will be ignored, [...]

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