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Month: August 2008

Another great Alexander Berkman Social Club event!

Posted on August 29th, 2008 in Happenings

The Alexander Berkman Social Club sponsored another great event last night. The topic of discussion of discussion was: prisons and prisoners. Below are some pictures of the action! Barry Pateman, of the Kate Sharpley Library, discussing the history of the Anarchist Black Cross. Marshall Trammell, who also performed in the Hippolyte Havel House Band, talking […]

Interview: David Berry on Anarchist Scholarship

Posted on August 27th, 2008 in AK Authors!, Happenings

AK Press Collective member, Zach Blue, recently conducted an email interview with David Berry, the author of AK’s forthcoming paperback edition of A History of the French Anarchist Movement, 1917–1945. The book will not be available until December, but David is busy with plenty of other projects in the meantime. He is the reviews editor […]

New Film: La mujer del anarquista

Posted on August 25th, 2008 in Reviews

Film fans and anyone interested in the history of anarchism during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) will want to check out La Mujer del Anarquista (Trans: The Anarchist’s Wife), a new movie by Marie Noelle and Peter Sehr. Although it has yet to be released in Europe or the United States, it has already earned […]

Book Review: Social Ecology and Communalism by Murray Bookchin

Posted on August 22nd, 2008 in Reviews of AK Books

We really appreciate it when people review our books. It helps get the word out about AK publications and also prompts discussions about the ideas that they contain. Those are very, very good things! We will publish reviews of AK books on this blog as often as we can. Below is a review of Murray […]

IAS: Call for Submissions for Anarchitecture / Building / Power

Posted on August 20th, 2008 in AK Allies, Happenings

From our friends at the Institute for Anarchist Studies: Call for Submissions for Anarchitecture / Building / Power The editors of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory are seeking essays, photo-essays, project documentation, interviews and book reviews for an issue of theoretical, practical and activist engagements with architecture and urbanism. Theory & History: ANARCHITECTURE We are seeking […]

The Public School Nightmare – Book Excerpt

Posted on August 18th, 2008 in AK Book Excerpts

Revolution by the Book will periodically post excerpts from new (or older) AK Press books. This one is an essay by John Taylor Gatto, which appears in Everywhere All the Time: A New Deschooling Reader, edited by Matt Hern (AK Press, 2008). Enjoy! * * * The Public School Nightmare: Why Fix a System Designed […]

Alexander Berkman Social Club: Anarchism and Sexuality

Posted on August 14th, 2008 in AK Authors!, Happenings

Out of the dusty, desolate, dreary, dark depths of the Bay Area comes a ray of hope, a new ambition, a harbinger of good things: it is the Alexander Berkman Social Club! The ABSC is a group of anarchists who want to talk about what anarchism is, how anarchists see things, and what anarchy could […]


Posted on August 14th, 2008 in Happenings

November 7-9, 2008 in Montpelier, Vermont “Call for Proposals & Ideas” The ninth edition of the Renewing the Anarchist Tradition (RAT) conference, sponsored by the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS), once again aims to provide a participatory and scholarly space in which to reexamine, reinvigorate, and make relevant the social and political tradition of anarchism. […]

Anarchist Bookfair (in Salamanca, Spain)

Posted on August 14th, 2008 in Happenings

The first anarchist bookfair in Salamanca, Spain will begin on August 14 (today) and runs through August 17. There will be films, discussions, panels about new books, workshops on book production, music, and lots of vegan food. Attendance is free. Anyone interested in going can find out more here (site in Spanish).


Posted on August 14th, 2008 in AK News

Welcome to AK Press’s new blog, Revolution by the Book. Our goal is to inform people about anarchist publishing in general and AK Press in particular. We will post interviews with AK authors, reviews of and excerpts from AK books, and reports on the events at AK. We will also post news about other anarchist […]