|New E-books from AK Press!
|Some of you may have noticed that we’re going a bit e-book crazy lately. We’ve been producing e-books for a while now, but finally with our awesome new website, we are newly able to sell them directly (which also means we can make them available DRM-free)! Below are just a few of our latest e-book offerings; visit the downloads section on our website for more, and check back soon–we’re continually adding new ones!
Anarchism and its Aspirations
Cindy Milstein · AK Press
E-book ISBN: 9781849350297 · $9.00
From nineteenth-century newspaper publishers to the participants in the “battle of Seattle” and the recent Greek uprising, anarchists have been inspired by the ideal of a free society of free individuals-a world without hierarchy or domination. But what exactly would that look like, and how can we get there? Anarchism and Its Aspirations provides an accessible overview of an often-misunderstood political philosophy, highlighting its principles and practices as well as its reconstructive vision of a liberatory society.
· AK Press
E-book ISBN: 9781849350716 · $14.99
Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. In the first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle.
Chomsky on Anarchism
· AK Press
E-book ISBN: 9781849350372 · $12.95
We all know what Noam Chomsky is against: among other things capitalism, imperialism, domestic repression, and government propaganda. But relatively little has been said about what exactly Chomsky stands for, his own personal politics, his vision of the future. That is, until Chomsky on Anarchism, a collection that shows the anarchist principles that have guided him since he was a teenager. This collection of Chomsky’s essays and interviews paints a fresh picture of Chomsky, showing his life-long involvement with the anarchist community, his constant commitment to nonhierarchical models of political organization, and his hopes for a future world without rulers.
· AK Press
E-book ISBN: 9781849350310 · $13.95
If we want to preserve what’s still left of the natural world, we need to stop using so much of it. And cities are the best chance we have left for a sustainable future … but only if they remain vibrant, dynamic spaces that are unfolded by millions of people working together-and not by master plans and planners. What will it take to make our cities truly sustainable? Engaging, accessible, and relentlessly original, Common Ground in a Liquid City is an appealing portrait of what the urban future might look like-if we can get our act together.
Dancing with Dynamite · AK Press
E-book ISBN: 9781849350464 · $11.99
In the past decade, grassroots social movements played major roles in electing left-leaning governments throughout Latin America, but subsequent relations between the streets and the states remain uneasy. Dancing with Dynamite explores the complex ways these movements have worked with, against, and independently of national governments. From dynamite-wielding miners in Bolivia to the struggles of landless farmers in Brazil and Paraguay, Benjamin Dangl discusses the dance between movements and states in seven different Latin American countries, and suggests how Latin American social movement strategies could be applied internationally to build a better world now.
|50% Off These AK Press Summer Reads!
|Just for this month, we’ve decided to discount a few titles that make great summer reading–full of travel, intrigue, and adventure! Check these titles out and get them at half-price through the end of June.
Ramor Ryan · AK Press
PB ISBN: 9781904859550 · Now just $7.98!
A shrewd political thinker and philosopher, with a knack for ingratiating himself into the thick of precarious situations, Ramor Ryan has been there and lived to tell about it. As much an adventure story as an unofficial chronicle of modern global resistance movements, Clandestines spirits the reader into subterranean locales. From the teeming squats of Berlin, to intrigue in the Zapatista Autonomous Zone, a Croatian Rainbow Gathering on the heels of the G8 protests in Genoa, mutiny on the high seas, the Quixotic ambitions of a Kurdish guerilla camp, the contradictions of Cuba, and the neo-liberal nightmare of post-war(s) Central America we see everywhere a world in flux, struggling to be reborn.
Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs
· AK Press
PB ISBN: 9781849350617 · Now just $7.48!
Wayne Foster is fed up. How long can you work in a dead-end job as a full-time burger-flipper in a small town in Scotland before you start to wonder what comes next? Set in the heady days of the early antiglobalization movement, and centered around a group of friends working at “Benny Burgers” who find themselves thrust into the midst of a conflict with the bosses and the cops, Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs is the modern working-class novel. Rife with dry wit and disaffected humor, this is the perfect antidote to “serious” political fiction.
Suffled How It Gush
· AK Press
PB ISBN: 9781904859857 · Now just $8.48!
Shon Meckfessel appropriates the peculiar slogan of an Albanian mineral water company as the title for this uniquely intellectual book. Equal parts journalism, history, and personal memoir, Suffled How it Gush records Shon’s travels throughout ex-Yugoslavia and the greater Balkans region, chronicling the beauty of an area too renowned for its ugliness. George Katsiaficas says: “Shon Meckfessel bathes in undercurrent discourses and points us to Balkan dynamics contradicting the nationalist loyalties that distort people’s lives. Rather than making ethnic claims or endorsing any hierarchy, he clarifies existing struggles against states and points toward a region free of domination.”
· AK Press
PB ISBN: 9781849350211 · Now just $9.00!
Bilked bankers, grifted gamblers, and swindled spinsters. Welcome to the world of confidence men. You’ll marvel at the elaborate schemes developed by The Yellow Kid and cry for the marks who lost it all to his ingenuity: $8,000,000 by some estimations. Fixed horse races, bad real-estate deals, even a money-making machine, were all tools of the trade for the Kid and his associates. A fantastic, engaging read you won’t be able to put down! “I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.”-Joseph “Yellow Kid” Weil
|New Sale Titles from AK Press Distro!
Sebastian Peiter · Laurence King Publisher
HB + DVD ISBN: 9781856695930 · Now just $14.95!
This unique book features full-color images alongside interviews with key artists including Banksy, Futura, Ramm:ell:zee, Os Gemeos, Invader, Barnstormers, WK Interact, Zevs, Blek le Rat, André, Noki, and Eine. Graffiti-inspired street art pioneers discuss their own work, how street art was born out of the days of subway train graffiti, spraypainting and tagging, and how the new movement of street artists are doing things differently. Filmed in New York, London, Paris, São Paulo, and Tokyo, the accompanying documentary shows the artists at work.
Stuffed & Starved
· Melville House
PB ISBN: 9781933633497 · Now just $5.00!
It’s a perverse fact of modern life: there are more starving people in the world than ever before while there are also more people overweight. To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel launched a comprehensive investigation into the global food network. What he found was shocking, from the false choices given us by supermarkets to a global epidemic of farmer suicides, and real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa. Yet he also found great cause for hope in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable and joyful food system. Going beyond ethical consumerism, Patel explains, from seed to store to plate, the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance.
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