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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 [...]

A Surrealist Statement on NATO

Monday, May 21st, 2012

ADIOS, NATO AND DON’T COME BACK! “Smile, but not for long, Ladies and Gentlemen of NATO.” —Nelly Kaplan What is NATO? A gangster bunch of high criminals and traitors profiteering off of war-mongering. An International Whitewashing Organization dis-guising the dirty deeds of the ever expansionist Empire. Sugar coating on a poison pill. Jobs for murderers [...]

Michael Staudenmaier’s Truth and Revolution Just Arrived in Baltimore!

Friday, May 11th, 2012

We had quite an exciting delivery at the Baltimore office today! Michael Staudenmaier’s Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969-1986! Make sure to pre-order your copy and get 25% off! Advance Praise for Truth and Revolution: “Michael Staudenmaier has uncovered a crucial story of the New Left, one that has escaped [...]

Great Interview with People’s Pension author Eric Laursen @RetireRevised

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

What a great interview between Eric Laursen the author of The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan and Mark Miller on Retirement Revised! Eric really knows how to explain this complex issue and show why Social Security is best put in the hands of the people. “But I think the more [...]

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