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Read an excerpt from Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, 1848–2011

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, 1848–2011 is on its way back from the printer. We’re waiting expectantly, as are many of you, we know. Not sure whether it will take some of the edge off the anticipation or fill you with even more longing, but here’s a hefty excerpt from the Introduction (oh, and if [...]

Saving Detroit from Capitalism and the State

Monday, June 30th, 2014

“The story of land in Detroit is the story of people re-imaging productive, compassionate communities. The land, poisoned and abused by industrial capital for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, holds the relics of mass production. As technologies advanced and capital became more mobile, Detroit and its people were abandoned. Yet within this devastation, [...]

Get ready for THE NEW BRAZIL

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Remember when Lula’s election in Brazil offered some pretense of hope to certain folks on the international left? Remember how the liberals and reformists just stopped referring to him as the New Great Hope once his policies became clear? Brazil has since emerged as a powerful new player on the geopolitical stage, with Lula embracing [...]

Exploring “Anarchy Without Opposition”

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

We’re always glad when the ideas in our books jump off their pages and morph into real-life (or online!) discussions, so we were pleased to see that one of the pieces from our recently published book Queering Anarchism has been making the rounds online lately. Jamie Heckert’s contribution, “Anarchy Without Opposition,” has just been excerpted [...]

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 when the Spanish edition came out (translated here by Paul Sharkey). It gives a very good overview of the material. —– A discussion of the [...]

Excerpt: Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements By Raul Zibechi, Translated by Ramor Ryan Chapter 3 A community has an emancipatory approach to health care when it recovers its own healing powers, which have been ex- propriated by the medical industry and the state, and liberates itself from the control that capital [...]

Imperiled Life: Read an excerpt from the latest Anarchist Interventions title!

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The latest AK Press release, and the fourth in our popular collaboration with the Institute for Anarchist Studies, is Javier Sethness-Castro’s Imperiled Life: Revolution Against Climate Catastrophe. Check out what readers are saying: This is an extremely well-researched and well-written book, providing both a history of our awareness of the coming global environmental collapse, and [...]

Sneak peek at Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion

Monday, March 19th, 2012

We’re still recovering from our exciting weekend at Left Forum (full reportback forthcoming!) but just a quick post to let you know that we just received the first advance cases of Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, edited by Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank! It looks just fantastic … the cover is [...]

The Smell of Money: Alberta’s Tar Sands

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Many of you are no doubt aware of the recent Tar Sands Action in Washington, D.C. that culminated in over 1,250 arrests, and the battle against the Keystone XL pipeline rages on. In this time of dirty energy and even dirtier money, the seasoned organizers and researchers included in our massive 2010 release Sparking a [...]

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Magonista anarchist invasion of Tijuana

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

AK Press author Jim Miller co-hosts an event this Saturday at Purple Haus in San Diego to celebrate and honor the 100th anniversary of the anarchist invasion and commune in Tijuana; find out more about the event here. For our part, we’re happy to offer up this excerpt from Jim’s novel Flash, which we published [...]

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