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A Carnival of Values!

By Lorna | May 3, 2010

AK Press is dedicated to saving you money! This month I’ve selected another seven titles that you can get at 50% off the regular list price. That’s a whopping savings! And that’s not all! (This sounds like Let’s Make a Deal!) All through May everything we sell on our website (with the exception of the aforementioned seven items) will be 25% off!! You heard me: EVERYTHING. But without further ado, here’s what’s half price!

The Blast
Edited by Alexander Berkman

After serving as editor for Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth, Alexander Berkman moved to San Francisco and started his own newspaper. This historical facsimile reprint of the complete 29 issues in their entirety (typos, ads, and all!) features articles, letters, news, and editorials by Berkman and his revolutionarily-minded contemporaries. Topics include the political trial of labor activists Mooney-Billings, a profile of Pancho Villa, the imprisonment of the Magon brothers, the arrests of Emma Goldman and Margaret Sanger for birth control agitation, and anti-conscription actions. Complete with the original powerful political artwork and photos, this new edition includes an introduction by Emma Goldman Papers archivist Barry Pateman, who provides a lengthy contextual essay
Now just $11.00!

How the Irish Invented Slang
By Daniel Cassidy

In How the Irish Invented Slang, Daniel Cassidy cuts through 200 years worth of Anglo academic “baloney” and reveals the massive, hidden influence of the Irish language on the American language. Irish words and phrases are scattered all across the American language, regional and class dialects, colloquialisms, slang, and specialized jargons (like gambling), in the same way that Irish-Americans have been scattered across the crossroads of North America for five hundred years. Cassidy traces the hidden history of how Ireland fashioned America, not just linguistically, but through the gambling underworld, urban street gangs, and the powerful political machines that grew out of them.
Now just $9.50!

Language and Politics
By Noam Chomsky

An enormous chronological collection of over 50 interviews conducted with Chomsky beginning with his 1968 discussion of the US war on Vietnam and ending soon after the appearance of his best-selling book, 9-11, and the start of America’s “War On Terror.” Many of the pieces have never appeared in any other collection, some have never appeared in English, and more than one has been suppressed. The interviews add a personal dimension to the full breadth of Chomsky’s impressive written canon in linguistics, philosophy, and politics. The discussions of the ideas and conclusions of Plato, Galileo, Descartes, Marx, Rocker, Freud, Skinner, and Keynes, among others, are balanced with insightful, principled critiques of the small cadre of international madmen who attempt to wrestle freedom and power away from us. This expanded edition contains fifty pages of brand new interviews.
Now just $14!

Legacy to Liberation
Edited by Fred Ho

The Black Panther Party and the Brown Berets live on in our historical memory, but what of the revolutionary groups which came out of Asian America in the late 60s and early 70s? Compiled by veteran and younger Asian Pacific American activist-fighters, from across the US and ideological and political spectrum, Legacy to Liberation is a groundbreaking anthology that documents and analyzes three decades of radical and revolutionary movement building. Penetrating essays are interwoven with archival photos, artwork, poetry, and an appendix of rare manifestos, position papers, and other documents. Over 30 contributors are featured, including: Ninotchka Rosca, Helen Toribio, Richard Aoki, Yuri Kochiyama, Merle Woo, Nellie Wong, Fred Ho, Steve Yip, Diane Fujino, Dolly Veale, and Kent Wong.
Now just $11.50!

Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority
Edited by Josh Macphee and Erik Reuland

There has always been a close relationship between aesthetics and politics in anti-authoritarian social movements. And those movements have in turn influenced many of the last century’s most important art movements, including cubism, Dada, post-impressionism, abstract expressionism, surrealism, Fluxus, Situationism, and punk. Today, the movement against corporate globalization, with its creative acts of resistance, colorful puppets and posters, inflammatory actions and interventions, has brought anarchist and anti-authoritarian politics into the forefront of the global consciousness. This book explores this vibrant history.
Now just $12!

I Couldn’t Paint Golden Angels
By Albert Meltzer

Albert Meltzer (1920–1996) was involved actively in class struggles since the age of fifteen; exceptional for his generation in having been a convinced anarchist from the start, without any family background in such activity. A lively, witty account of sixty years in anarchist activism, and a unique recounting of many struggles otherwise distorted or unrecorded, including the history of the contemporary development of anarchism in Britain and other countries where he was involved, notably Spain. His story tells of many struggles, including for the first time, the Anglo-Spanish cooperation in the postwar anti-Franco resistance and provides interesting sidelights on, amongst others, the printers’ and miners’ strikes, fighting Blackshirts and the battle of Cable Street, the so-called Angry Brigade activities, the Anarchist Black Cross, the Cairo Mutiny and wartime German anti-Nazi resistance, the New Left of the 60s, the rise of squatting, and more!
Now just $10.00!

Vision on Fire: Emma Goldman on the Spanish Revolution
Edited by David Porter

This expertly-chosen collection features the most important writings from the turbulent last four years of Emma Goldman’s life. Vision on Fire is the perfect complement to her celebrated autobiography, Living My Life, and for those readers inspired by her powerful collection, Anarchism and Other Essays. David Porter reveals Goldman’s struggles with the contradictions of the Spanish Revolution and her efforts to maintain integrity and vision in the heat of political activism. Contemporary readers will find Vision on Fire a high-caliber history book as well as an honest depiction of the complex world of libertarian revolution.
Now just $9.50!

Hope you all had a the May Day of your dreams (whether relaxing or getting active in our various struggles).

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