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Month: September 2009

Angola 3 News video interview with Dan Berger

Posted on September 30th, 2009 in AK Allies, AK Authors!

Angola 3 News, a project of The International Coalition to Free the Angola 3, has just made available a great video interview with AK author Dan Berger. Dan has been doing research on US prison movements for his dissertation, and is a wealth of information about (among other things) radical movements from the 1960s to […]

Communiqué from an Absent Future: On the Terminus of Student Life

Posted on September 28th, 2009 in AK Allies, Recommended Reading

While we try to steer clear of posting stuff on this blog that’s widely available elsewhere on the almighty Internet, I found this statement, written by a group called Research and Destroy and circulated during the recent University of California walkout, too interesting and compelling not to share (it’s also available here in a nifty, […]

October 15th Solidarity: State Terror in New Zealand

Posted on September 25th, 2009 in AK Allies, Anarchist Publishers, Happenings

Last night’s talk at the Alexander Berkman Social Club was literally a global event. Valerie Morse skyped in from Wellington, New Zealand, to bring us Californians up to date on the ongoing struggle in response to the state’s 2007 terror raids on indigenous, anarchist, environmental, and antiwar activists across that country. On one level, it’s […]

Recommended Reading: Twenty Poster Books of Note (by Josh MacPhee)

Posted on September 23rd, 2009 in AK Allies, AK Authors!, Recommended Reading

Editor’s Note: We occasionally ask AK authors (and others) to provide a list of recommended readings on a particular topic. For today’s installment, we didn’t even have to ask. AK author Josh MacPhee, who edited Realizing the Impossible (with Erik Ruin) and the forthcoming Signs of Change (with Dara Greenwald) posted the following insanely expert […]

Conservative “Movement” Officially Crazier than “Left” Movement

Posted on September 21st, 2009 in Current Events

For anyone who has spent some time in left circles you know how embarrassing it can get. If it’s not some obscure marxist-leninoid sect alienating everyone within spitting distance with their party lines, the guy who always shows up at the SF Anarchist Book Fair stark naked, the 9/11 conspiracy crowd, or the chap who […]

Victoria Anarchist Bookfair Report Back

Posted on September 19th, 2009 in AK Allies, Anarchist Publishers, Happenings

This past weekend marked the beginning of the 4th Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair in British Columbia, Canada. For those of you who have never been, Victoria is a prime tourist location that can be described as nothing less than “quaint”—and I don’t mean that in a good way. Regardless, Victoria’s local radicals have managed to […]

Taking Ourselves Seriously: Strategizing toward Social Transformation

Posted on September 16th, 2009 in AK Allies, Happenings

This event is a little down the road, so we might post a reminder closer to the actual date, but everyone in the NYC area should clear their calendars on October 18th. Four board members of the Institute for Anarchist Studies will be holding a panel discussion at Bluestockings bookstore. Knowing the folks involved, I’d […]

Cooking for a classless society

Posted on September 14th, 2009 in AK Book Excerpts, AK News

We don’t know if you know this about AK Press, but we really like cookbooks. Okay, not all of us like cookbooks, and not all of us agree on what kinds of cookbooks we like. But on a day-to-day basis, there’s a pretty serious amount of cooking and cookbook geekery that goes on around the […]

A Living Revolution: Anarchism in the Kibbutz Movement — Book Excerpt

Posted on September 11th, 2009 in AK Book Excerpts

Today’s excerpt from a recent AK Press book, comes from James Horrox’s A Living Revolution: Anarchism in the Kibbutz Movement. We were very excited when we first received James’s book proposal way back when. We certainly knew that anarchism had a major influence on the early kibbutz movement, but in order to get a handle […]

Getting to Know AK: Lorna

Posted on September 10th, 2009 in About AK

[Editor’s Note: Lorna joined AK Press about five years ago. We somehow convinced her to leave her northern homeland for a warehouse in Oakland…and have been kicking ourselves ever since. No, seriously, AK wouldn’t be what it is today without Lorna’s contributions, on so many fronts. She’s a great asset to our collective, and we’re […]