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Month: December 2008

Getting to Know AK: Kate Khatib

Posted on December 31st, 2008 in About AK

[Editor’s Note: Kate Khatib joined AK Press about six months ago. We were really happy when she applied for the job—since we already knew her (some, by reputation; others, as a friend and comrade) to be a conscientious, diligent, and very hard-working part of the anarchist movement. Not surprisingly, she’s turned out to be a […]

An Anarchist FAQ: After Ten Years

Posted on December 29th, 2008 in AK Book Excerpts

This fall AK Press’s UK branch released Volume One of An Anarchist FAQ. Below, Iain McKay’s Introduction provides the history and logic of the internet phenomenon cum published set. We’re proud to provide this one-of-a-kind resource for new and old comrades alike. Many excellent works provide entry points for those curious about anarchism (Berkman’s What […]

Getting to Know AK: Charles Weigl

Posted on December 26th, 2008 in About AK

[Editor’s Note: Charles Weigl is a long-standing member of the AK collective. We post this brief, autobiographical statement from him in order to share some of the reasons why we’re glad he’s here, and to help readers of this blog learn more about those who enable AK to function from day-to-day. We plan to publish […]

Anarchism and Anthropology: New Book!

Posted on December 24th, 2008 in Spanish

Spanish readers will welcome the appearance of a new work on anarchism and anthropology: Anarquismo y antropología: Relaciones e influencias mutuas entre la antropología social y el pensamiento libertario, edited by Beltrán Roca Martínez (Madrid: La Malatesta Editorial, 2008). The publishers describe the book as follows: “From Peter Kropotkin to Pierre Clastres, passing through Marcel […]

Letter of solidarity with Greek Rebels!

Posted on December 19th, 2008 in AK Allies, Happenings

We are writing as a group of world citizens to tell you that we are saddened by yet another police murder of a young person, Alexis Grigoropoulos. We do not see this as an isolated incident by one “bad cop” but as the direct result of a oppressive police force and repressive state. Alexis’ murder […]

LA Anarchist Bookfair Reportback (with photos)!

Posted on December 15th, 2008 in AK Allies, AK News, Happenings

AK Press had a presence at the First Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair held last weekend at the venerable Southern California Library in South Central LA. The event was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of the bookfair’s tireless organizers, attendees ready to dialogue and learn, and a spirit of resistance that seems […]

The legacy of the legendary press Ruedo Ibérico is reborn: Brenan, García Oliver, and Koltsov, among the authors recovered by Backlist

Posted on December 12th, 2008 in Anarchist Publishers

By Carles Geli The point was to fight Franco’s dictatorship by any means possible. Why not use a printing press? That’s how five Spanish political refugees headed by José Martínez saw it in Paris in 1961. And that’s how the Ruedo Ibérico imprint was born, which later became a magazine and bookstore that existed until […]