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Month: September 2008

Recommended Reading: The Spanish Civil War

Posted on September 29th, 2008 in Recommended Reading, Reviews

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 […]

The Tentacles of Oppression: Isaac Ontiveros on the Prison Industrial Complex (Part I)

Posted on September 24th, 2008 in AK Allies, Happenings

As enemies of the state, anarchists are no strangers to prisons and jails. They’ve been locked up, tortured, and left to die—or murdered—wherever the state has asserted itself. But anarchists are not against carceral institutions simply as a self-defense mechanism, or a preservation reflex. We are against the economic system that manufactures poverty, the school […]

CR10 Conference

Posted on September 23rd, 2008 in Happenings

AK Press will be tabling all this weekend at Critical Resistance’s 10th anniversary conference, CR10. If you’re in the Bay Area be sure to stop by. Not just to see us, of course, but because the conference is going to be one of the most important political events in our neck of the woods this […]

Book Review: Rebel Alliances

Posted on September 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 Benjamin […]

The Real Battle in Seattle

Posted on September 19th, 2008 in AK Allies, AK Authors!

September 19 marks the limited release of the long-awaited independent docu-drama Battle in Seattle, a film written and directed by Stuart Townsend, starring Woody Harrelson, Charlize Theron, and Ray Liotta, among others, that portrays the epic protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle 1999. It’s always a strange thing to see an event you […]

Getting to Know AK: Jose Palafox

Posted on September 17th, 2008 in About AK

[Editor’s Note: AK Press was thrilled to welcome Jose Palafox into the AK collective this June. We post this brief, autobiographical statement from him in order to share some of the reasons for our excitement and to help readers of this blog learn more about those who enable AK to function from day to day. […]

Beyond Voting: Guerrilla Gardeners, Outlaw Bicyclists & Pirate Programmers

Posted on September 15th, 2008 in Reviews of AK Books

We love it when people review AK Books! Here is a review of Chris Carlsson’s Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today (AK Press, 2008). Benjamin Dangl wrote this review, which first appeared in Toward Freedom. We reprint it here with permission. (Dangl is also an AK Author: […]

Read like an anarchist

Posted on September 12th, 2008 in Happenings

By Adam Reese What: The third annual Anarchist Bookfair Where:the Victoria Cool Aid Society (755 Pandora St.) When: Sept. 13 – 14 Looking for a little controversial fun? The third annual Anarchist Bookfair opens this Saturday, and promises a jam-packed slate of entertainment. Workshops begin at 11:30 a.m. and run until 5:30 p.m., with discussion […]

Free Comrades — Book Excerpt

Posted on September 12th, 2008 in AK Book Excerpts

Revolution by the Book will periodically post excerpts from new (and older) AK Press books. This one consists of two, brief selections from Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States by Terence Kissack (AK Press, 2008). The first outlines Terence’s reasons for writing the book. The second gives you a taste of how […]