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In Defense of Emma Goldmann and the Right of Expropriation, by Voltairine De Cleyre

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A hundred and twenty years ago this week, Voltarine de Cleyre gave the following impassioned speech at a benefit concert for Emma Goldman and others who had been arrested the previous August at a demonstration. In the process, she makes an equally sharp argument in favor of expropriating the wealth of the ruling class. In [...]

Imagine a World Without Prisons: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superheroes, and Prison Abolition

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Walidah Imarisha is the co-editor (along with adrienne maree brown) of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, a book we’re publishing in April in collaboration with the Institute for Anarchist Studies. The project is a fascinating and exciting one, and we’re looking forward to holding the final product in our hands (as are [...]

Books of the Future: Forthcoming Titles from AK Press

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

  We have a different, somewhat split sense of time here in the AK Press warehouse. While we’re packing and shipping and promoting brand new books (Drug War Capitalism will be arriving any day now), we’re also copyediting and proofing books for further down the road, and helping even more distant projects take initial shape. [...]

Some reading to understand what’s happening in Kobanê and Rojava

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

The Kurdish people are the largest nation in the world without a state. And many Kurds, especially in the autonomous region of Rojava (in Syria), aren’t interested in forming one. This fact often gets lost in the mainstream news accounts of the attacks by ISIS fundamentalists on the Kobanê (a canton in Rojava). No surprise there. [...]

A Spanish Revolution Reading List

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

  On this day in 1936, fascists in Spain launched a coup to topple the country’s Republican government. They got more than they bargained for: within days workers and peasants across the country fought back for a world without government. This, of course, seems like a good time to share a sampling of the many, [...]

Editor Q&A with Lisa Factora-Borchers of Dear Sister: Letters From Survivors of Sexual Violence

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Available through AK Press in January 2014 Why did you decide to edit this book, and how do you feel it is contributing to the conversation and work around sexual violence? Lisa Factora-Borchers: When I first worked as a legal and medical advocate for survivors of sexual violence, I often wished I had something to [...]

Editor Kate Khatib Reflects on We Are Many, our new Occupy book (#WeAreMany #Occupy)

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

I remember sitting in Minneapolis last November chatting with a dear friend, talking about upcoming book projects, and him asking: So who do you have doing an AK Press book on Occupy? It was a good question. I thought about it, weighed the options, talked to authors, activists, and organizers, and came to the conclusion [...]

Friends of AK Press: Now available as DRM-free ebooks!!

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

There’s never been a better time to join the Friends of AK Press program … Now featuring ebooks! Every single book we publish, delivered straight to your door.   Or your email.   Automatically.    Every month.   Sign up before September 1st and get a free copy of any previously-published AK Press book you [...]

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 [...]

Vijay Prashad on NPR’s Weekend Edition!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Vijay Prashad, author of our new Arab Spring, Libyan Winter joined the hosts of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition last Sunday to discuss NATO, and contextualize the counter-protests in Chicago over the weekend. Speaking in response to Ivo Daalder, current US ambassador to NATO, Prashad questioned NATO’s efficacy and suggested that it’s time for the [...]

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