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Month: January 2009

AK Publishing: A Day (or so) in the Life

Posted on January 28th, 2009 in About AK, AK News

We thought people might be interested in having a behind-the-scenes peek at the things that go on at AK Press. (It’s not all as glamorous as you’d imagine!) What follows is a little window into the world of publishing at AK Press. I (Zach) will try to give occasional updates that will give you folks […]

Preoccupied: The Logic of Occupation

Posted on January 25th, 2009 in AK Allies, Happenings

The following essay attempts to come to terms with the brief occupation of the New School for Social Research that occurred late last December. Q. Libet is the author of the text, which was included in a pamphlet that the Inoperative Committee circulated online. Someone stands on a table and yells, “This is now occupied.” […]

AK Party at Modern Times

Posted on January 23rd, 2009 in Happenings

As announced in a previous post, AK Press is “Indie Press of the Month” at Modern Times bookstore in San Francisco. Our first event there, a party that featured brief talks by current and forthcoming AK authors, happened last Friday. Authors offered overviews of their work as well as praise for (and occasional humorous jabs […]

Recommended Radical Readings on Los Angeles

Posted on January 21st, 2009 in Recommended Reading

Editor’s note: As part of our ongoing “Recommended Reading” series, we asked Laura Pulido, an activist scholar and geographer at the University of Southern California, to share her thoughts with us about the best books on Los Angeles from a radical perspective. Pulido authored the very excellent Black, Brown, Yellow and Left: Radical activism in […]

AK Press is Indie Press of the Month at Modern Times Bookstore

Posted on January 12th, 2009 in AK News, Happenings

The ever-spectacular Modern Times bookstore in San Francisco has chosen AK Press as its “Indie Press of the Month” for January 2009. Besides demonstrating their good taste, this means they’ll be sponsoring two events on our behalf in the upcoming weeks. The first, we decided, will be a party—a chance for AK collective members, authors […]

Anarcho translation

Posted on January 9th, 2009 in AK Allies, Spanish

Anarchists have been avid translators since the nineteenth century and our fondness for it is one of the reasons why our movement has always been so multicultural and international. French to Chinese, Italian to Yiddish, German to Turkish, Spanish to English . . . these are just some of the linguistic crossroads that anarchists have […]