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Month: January 2011

History for the precariat: The Believer on Signs of Change

Posted on January 31st, 2011 in Reviews of AK Books

Have y’all ever read The Believer? It’s a literary magazine founded in 2003 in San Francisco, by Dave Eggers of McSweeney’s fame. (Incidentally, Eggers’s What Is the What? has one of my favorite book cover designs in recent years.) The idea behind The Believer was to provide a space for writers to talk about reading, […]

Algeria and Tunisia: Separate Paths of Insurgency

Posted on January 28th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Current Events

AK author David Porter began researching worker’s self-management in Algeria fifty years ago. In the near-ish future, we’ll be publishing an amazing new book he’s written on French anarchism and Algeria. In the meantime, we’re glad to see that he’s written an analysis of the recent, and very different, revolts in Tunisia and Algeria for […]

The Red & Black Café Needs Help Buying Their Building!

Posted on January 27th, 2011 in AK Allies

Have you heard that our friends at the Red & Black Café in Portland are trying to buy their building? And that they’re getting close to actually meeting that goal? As a worker-run anarchist collective that likes to support other worker-run anarchist collectives, we think that is pretty cool. So we told them we’d spread […]

News from Greece: American Anarchist Presses Charges Against Police

Posted on January 26th, 2011 in Current Events

Many of you have no doubt heard by now about the American anarchist who was brutally beaten by the police in Athens on November 15th. Today, From the Greek Streets reports that she “has pressed attempted murder charges against Delta and Dias motorcycle police, as well as the relevant commanding officers” for the beating that […]

Happy January! Lots of great books from AK Distro

Posted on January 26th, 2011 in About AK, AK Distribution, AK News, Recommended Reading

Happy January, folks! We hope you’re all staying warm, and spending your winter months catching up on your reading… We are putting the finishing touches on a few long-awaited books: Property is Theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Reader; Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader; and Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black […]

Meet our Publisher of the Month: Mark Batty Publisher

Posted on January 24th, 2011 in AK Distribution

As you might have caught on by now, the distro crew at AK Press has been attempting to highlight the work of some of our awesome distributed publishers by picking out one to feature each month. And besides getting the extra shout-out, all books published by our Publisher of the Month are on sale at […]

6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair in Baltimore!

Posted on January 24th, 2011 in Events

Yay! The Radical Bookfair returns to Baltimore for the sixth straight year. Organized by the lovely folks at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse and held in the midst of the city-sponsored Baltimore Book Festival, it’s always a good (if slightly rainy) time!

Allied Media Conference 2011!

Posted on January 24th, 2011 in Events

Returning to Detroit for the 12th year, the annual Allied Media Conference cultivates strategies for a more just and creative world. Folks come together to share tools and tactics for transforming our communities through media-based organizing, and Macio will be right there in the thick of it tabling for AK! Don’t miss it.

Montreal Anarchist Bookfair

Posted on January 24th, 2011 in Events

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair — and month-long Festival of Anarchy — bring together anarchist ideas and practice, through words, images, music, theatre and day-to-day struggles for justice, dignity and collective liberation. Probably the largest anarchist event in Canada, and one of our all-time favorite tabling gigs! Mark your calendars.