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Month: April 2011

Gathering Storms: Whirlwinds at a Year

Posted on April 30th, 2011 in AK Authors!, AK News

It’s been a year next month since we published Team Colors’ Uses of a Whirlwind: Movements, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States! Has it really been a year since we debuted it at the US Social Forum? It’s hard to believe it… but I guess the calendar doesn’t lie. In any case, […]

Tonight: Marshall Law launch event in Baltimore!

Posted on April 29th, 2011 in Uncategorized

Tonight (Friday, April 29) is the Baltimore launch event for our new book, Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther. With all of the new books coming out, and all of the crazy tabling events in March and April, it’s been hard to find time to sit down and write about […]

The Right to be Lazy: Overcoming work and sacrifice! At CounterPULSE.

Posted on April 25th, 2011 in Events

Surprising numbers of people too often accept or encourage a “collapse of civilization” as a necessary precondition for radical change. Come and discuss the 19th century visionary Paul LaFargue’s re-issued book “The Right to Be Lazy” along with our visions of a post-capitalist life that imagines a life of abundance, generosity, and cooperation. Caitlin Manning, […]

A new Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin!

Posted on April 24th, 2011 in AK Allies, Reviews of AK Books

It’s been a while since I’ve visited the Kate Sharpley Library’s website. I checked it out again today after receiving an email announcing the new issue of KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library (no. 66, for those who are counting). The Bulletin itself is, as usual, full of fascinating material…including the rescue of another […]

Author Diana Block speaks on Arm the Spirit in Pittsburgh

Posted on April 22nd, 2011 in Events, Uncategorized

Pittsburghers, take this rare opportunity to hear Diana Block’s story, right from the source! The author of Arm the Spirit will read selections from her book, discuss her seven years living and working underground in Pittsburgh and her recent work with women prisoners, and hold a Q&A session. Don’t miss it! For more on the […]

Marshall Law Baltimore Book Release!

Posted on April 22nd, 2011 in Events, Uncategorized

Join us for the Baltimore release of Eddie Conway’s autobiography, Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther! Featuring readings from the book by Bashi Rose and WombWorks Productions, a talk by Laura Whitehorn on political prisoners in the US, and a performance by the incomparable Lafayette Gilchrist! Catering will be provided […]

Own the Zone in Winnipeg

Posted on April 18th, 2011 in AK Allies, Uncategorized

From our comrades in Winnipeg, Manitoba: Dear  Friends: As you may know, the tenants of the A-Zone have formed a cooperative and are working towards collectively purchasing the building, and we are requesting your financial support. The A-Zone Co-op is launching the OWN THE ZONE campaign, and we need your support! OWN THE ZONE is […]

Sidewalks are for People!

Posted on April 15th, 2011 in Uncategorized

In early Fall of 2010 the city of San Francisco put for a measure which would criminalize sitting on lying on the sidewalks of the city between 7am and 11pm. Measure L is strongly supported by city officials of San Francisco: “San Franciscans, while they tend to be very tolerant, are saying that ‘enough is […]

Support Marie Mason!

Posted on April 14th, 2011 in AK Allies, Anarchist Publishers, Uncategorized

Marie Mason is a loving mother of two and a long-time activist in the environmental and labor movement. On February 9th, 2009 Marie Mason was sentenced to just under 22 years in prison for charges related to two acts of property destruction. No one was harmed in either of these actions. She is now serving […]