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Looking for Labor Day: A review of Immanuel Ness’s new book

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

AK Press’s Oakland warehouse recently hosted a small event to celebrate a new book by our comrade Immanuel Ness, called Ours to Master and to Own: Workers’ Control from the Commune to the Present, published earlier this year by Haymarket Books. In attendance was Bay Area anarchist & organizer, Bernard Marszalek, editor of AK/Kerr Company’s [...]

AK Distro Books Get Some Buzz!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Hopefully all you news hounds have been faithfully following the recent press coverage related to AK Press releases such as I Mix What I Like, Revolt and Crisis in Greece, and Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs. But we’re not the only ones publishing kick-ass books these days; several of our distributed publishers have gotten some [...]

‘Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs’ Reviewed on PopMatters!

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

We are delighted to report that our upcoming novel (our second fiction book in recent years) has received a rave pre-publication review on PopMatters! Reviewer John L. Murphy says: “This young Scots burger-flipper turned street protester tells what happened a decade ago in a fast-food kitchen, a small town, and at the barricades of anti-capitalist [...]

“The Listener” Graphic Novel Gets Some Press!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

We told you it was coming. We told you it’d be good. After all, it’s by the same author as The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism! But in case you doubted its awesomeness (even though we told you!): we’ve just gotten word that David Lester’s new graphic novel The Listener (from Arbeiter Ring Publishing, distributed in [...]

New AK Distro Titles in the Media!

Monday, February 14th, 2011

We’re always telling you about new reviews of AK Press titles… now we’re also pleased to report some recent media coverage of a few of our newest distributed titles! Microcosm Publishing’s  Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classified U.S. History got a great review from the Village Voice. From the review: “Hoerger and Partlow’s innovative [...]

Tom Wetzel and the Trotskyists

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The International Socialist Organization recently produced yet another off-the-mark critique of “contemporary anarchism” in their journal International Socialist Review. Actually, that’s not entirely fair: Eric Kerl’s article does demonstrate more familiarity with anarchist theory and practice than many I’ve read, and he does occasionally raise some valid points about certain contemporary and historical strands of [...]

Diego Camacho / “Abel Paz,” anarchist and historian: 1921-2009

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Diego Camacho, best known as Abel Paz, died on Monday, April 13, 2009 in Barcelona. What follows is a translation of a note announcing the sad news by Manel Aisa, Diego’s good friend and the pillar of the Ateneu Encyclopedic Popular Barcelona. * * * Diego Camacho / “Abel Paz” left us at 4:00 in [...]

New Book (in Spanish) on Chilean Anarchism: Anarquistas, Presencia libertaria en Chile

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Although most of the literature on Latin American anarchism focuses on Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil, it would be a mistake to think that anarchists only had an impact on those countries. Indeed, anarchists have played an important role throughout the Americas, even if historians have been slow to note their contributions. Fortunately, the gaps in [...]

No Foe Too Large: Lucio Uturbia’s Fight for Freedom

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Lucio is a documentary film about the life and work of an anarchist militant, Lucio Uturbia, a hard-working bricklayer of Spanish peasant stock. For over thirty years, when his workday was done, Lucio spearheaded forgery campaigns that funded clandestine activity the world over. His counterfeited Travelers’ Checks that cost City Bank an estimated $15 million, [...]

Recommended Reading: The Spanish Civil War

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Editor’s Introduction: The Spanish Civil War (1936–1936) was a pivotal moment in the history of anarchism and the twentieth century as a whole. It is also the subject of literally tens of thousands of studies, which can make it very difficult for someone interested in reading about the topic to know where to begin. We [...]

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