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Month: March 2010

The Tragic Procession: Alexander Berkman and Russian Prisoner Aid

Posted on March 31st, 2010 in AK Allies, Anarchist Publishers

The Kate Sharpley Library and the Alexander Berkman Social Club have recently teamed up to release an important piece of anarchist history: The Tragic Procession: Alexander Berkman and Russian Prisoner Aid. The book is an original reprint of the collected Bulletin of the Joint Committee for the Defense of Revolutionists Imprisoned in Russia and Bulletin […]

The Future of Anarchism…47 Years Ago

Posted on March 27th, 2010 in AK Authors!, Anarchist Publishers, Happenings

The 15th Annual Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair happened two weeks ago. If you weren’t there, uh, you missed it. I was there. And one of my favorite things to do there, when I’m not standing behind a vast expanse of AK Press published and distroed books, is to browse other tables in search of old […]

The CNT’s Expropriators—An Excerpt from Anarchism and the City

Posted on March 24th, 2010 in AK Book Excerpts

Hi folks, For those interested in anarchism’s storied past—and curious as to what its future may hold—we are happy (ecstatic) to present Chris Ealham’s new book, Anarchism and the City: Revolution and Counter-revolution in Barcelona, 1898–1937. The following excerpt is from Chapter 6, “Militarised anarchism, 1932–1936,” which charts a period of insurrection, militarization, and expropriation […]

Void Network BASTARD Talk

Posted on March 22nd, 2010 in AK Authors!, Happenings

That’s a nice title for a post, huh? Two members of the Void Network from Greece and one US comrade were in the bay area recently, where they gave a series of kick-ass talks. The occasion for their visit (and their extensive US tour) was the publication of We Are an Image from the Future: […]

Support Left Bank Books!

Posted on March 20th, 2010 in AK Allies

The Left Bank Books collective is going to have to (very temporarily) close up shop this fall. Here’s how you can help: —- Friends of Left Bank Books! As you (hopefully) know, Left Bank Books is still alive and well, after 36 years in the Pike Place Market. We are still run collectively, and we […]

And aren’t you glad you weren’t there?

Posted on March 19th, 2010 in About AK, AK News

The AK Press Oakland warehouse crew got a surprise workout yesterday when a truck arrived from our printer carrying five pallets of quality literature for you, dear readers. And so we offer you this photographic evidence of our truck-unloading prowess. We did it all for you—and with the help of some smooth pallet-jack maneuvers by […]

AK Press at the 15th annual SFBAABF!

Posted on March 18th, 2010 in Happenings

What, don’t recognize that acronym? I’m talking, of course, about the San Francisco Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair. The 15th annual, actually, which the entire AK collective attended this past weekend. Since we’ve already dedicated two blog posts telling you about the event in advance, and listing the incredible lineup of AK authors and allies who […]

AK Press at Left Forum: March 19-21

Posted on March 17th, 2010 in AK Authors!, Happenings

Those of you attending the Left Forum this year in New York should, as always, stop by the AK Press table and say hi. You’ll also have a chance to check out several AK authors who are giving talks. Here’s the lowdown: Left Forum 2010 THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD: Rekindling the Radical Imagination March 19-21 […]