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Dismantle gets some press!

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Dismantle, the new collection we’re distributing from Thread Makes Blanket Press, has been getting some great press these last couple weeks. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, do yourself a favor! Contributors to the book also have a handful of events lined up—maybe in your neck of the woods—and we encourage [...]

Look what’s inside the new issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory…

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Did you know that some of the folks involved with the Institute for Anarchist Studies (anarchist grant-givers extraordinaires, and also the co-publishers of our Anarchist Interventions series!) put out a journal, too? Well, now you do—and if you’re the journal-reading type, you should really check it out. It’s been looking pretty snazzy as of late, [...]

Michael Schmidt on the Global Impact of Revolutionary Anarchism

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

 The interview below was conducted and published by the group Anarchist Affinity, in Melbourne, Australia. You can read the original (and check out their site) here. Global Fire – South African author Michael Schmidt on the Global Impact of Revolutionary Anarchism   Michael Schmidt is an investigative journalist, an anarchist theorist and a radical historian [...]

Abolish Prisons! An interview with Isaac Ontiveros.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

“We don’t see the prison-industrial complex as broken; we see it working very, very well at surveilling, policing, imprisoning, and killing exactly who it targets.” Former AK Press collective member and current communications director of Critical Resistance, Isaac Ontiveros, gave a brilliant interview to Vice magazine recently. Read it and learn why abolition is the [...]

For Your Listening Pleasure. Struggling to Win: Anarchists Building Popular Power in Chile

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Gabriel, Melissa, and Pablo—three Chilean comrades—brought their speaking tour to the bay area last weekend. The national tour was sponsored by the Workers’ Solidarity Alliance, the Black Rose Anarchist Federation, and the First of May Anarchist Alliance. Here in Oakland, AK Press teamed up with the Bay Area Public School and the Sudo Room to [...]

The CNT defense committees in Barcelona 1933–1938: An interview with Agustín Guillamón

Monday, January 20th, 2014

On the wondrous occasion of Ready for Revolution: The CNT Defense Committees in Barcelona, 1933–1938 getting back from the printer, here is an interview with the author, conducted by alasbarricadas.org when the Spanish edition came out (translated here by Paul Sharkey). It gives a very good overview of the material. —– A discussion of the [...]

The Heavy Stuff

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Benjamin Franks, author of Rebel Alliances, has generously scanned issues of The Class War Federation’s theoretical journal The Heavy Stuff for anarcho-posterity. The journal lasted for five issues between 1987 and 1992. According to Ben, “There was also a ‘special edition’ of The Heavy Stuff…a pamphlet by Dave Douglass, ‘Coal Communities in conflict.’ It was [...]

A New Gravestone For Harry Kelly

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Nathan Jun is heading a campaign to restore Harry Kelly’s (1871–1953) gravestone, which has gone missing from his final resting place in Waldheim Cemetery. Kelly was a trade unionist who associated with the anarchist movement in 1894. He became friends with Emma Goldman, sparking a life-long friendship, after spearheading a campaign for the commutation of [...]

Geoff Mann and Eric Laursen at Left Forum 6/9 12pm

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Geoff Mann and Eric Laursen authors of Disassembly Required and The People’s Pension respectively will be speaking with Heather Rogers at Left Forum on Sunday June 9th. More information at the panel here 12pm-1:50pm Left Forum Room W510 Pace University New York, NY

Freedom Bookshop and Press Firebombed

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Freedom Books the oldest anarchist publisher (founded by Charlotte Wilson and Peter Kropotkin in 1886) was firebombed this morning. No one was hurt, but they lost a substantial number of books and equipment. They will be hosting a clean up day tomorrow (Saturday 2/2/13) at 1pm and need lots of helpful hands. If you can’t [...]

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