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Month: October 2011

#Occupy: Suggested Reading from AK Press!

Posted on October 31st, 2011 in Current Events, Recommended Reading

In the spirit of the movement against corporate capitalism that’s sweeping the world  (including our bases in Oakland and Baltimore), the AK Press collective has been working extra hard doing what we do best: spreading the written word about the evils of capitalism, histories of grassroots working class resistance, and the potential for truly transformative […]

Vijay Prashad @ 30th Anniversary Free Mumia Event

Posted on October 30th, 2011 in Events, Uncategorized

Honor Troy Davis Free Mumia Abu-Jamal December 9, 2011 7:00-10:30 pm CONSTITUTION CENTER, PHILADELPHIA SPEAKERS: Cornel West Michelle Alexander (by video) Ramona Africa Michael Coard Vijay Prashad Louisa Hanoune Mark Lamont Hill Immortal Technique And more INVITED GUEST: Arundhati Roy • No to the racist death penalty! • Stop the massive incarceration of the poor […]

Vijay Prashad – Authors Meet the Critics, “That’s the Joint!” @ The Hiphop Archive

Posted on October 30th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

Murray Forman and Mark Anthony Neal, editors of That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (second edition) Participants: Nicole Hodges Persley, Vijay Prashad, Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., Joycelyn Wilson More info: hiphoparchive.org The Hiphop Archive, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, 104 Mt Auburn St, 2R, Cambridge MA Presented by The Hiphop Archive, W. E. […]

Vijay Prashad – “Rap Sessions: Race & Gender Politics Since Obama” @ U of Chi

Posted on October 28th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

Panelists: Rosa Clemente, Bakari Kitwana, Joan Morgan, Mark Anthony Neal, Vijay Prashad, and surprise special guest hip hop artist A native of Calcutta, India, and leading author on poverty, human rights and race relations, Vijay Prashad earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 1994. Having previously taught history at Syracuse University […]

Vijay Prashad – “The End of Multiculturalism” @ DePaul University

Posted on October 28th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

A native of Calcutta, India, and leading author on poverty, human rights and race relations, Vijay Prashad earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 1994. Having previously taught history at Syracuse University and Cornell University, Prashad has served as the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor […]

The Long Shadow of Algeria on the Arab Autumn

Posted on October 28th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Uncategorized

A new essay from David Porter, author of AK’s forthcoming book Eyes to the South: French Anarchists and Algeria. Order your copy today at a 25% discount, it ships from the printer November 4th! The Long Shadow of Algeria on the Arab Autumn While Tunisia had its first post-“revolution” election on October 23rd and Egypt […]

On #Occupy: Ryan Harvey

Posted on October 24th, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ryan Harvey isn’t an AK author (though I hope he will be someday!), but he’s a friend and a comrade, and he’s one of the few vets of the anti-globalization movement who’s managed to stay connected to contemporary organizing in a sustained and productive way–and managed to craft some of the more nuanced reflections on […]

ASA Book Party!

Posted on October 20th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

Join us to celebrate the release of books written and edited by Chandan Reddy, Jafari S. Allen, Patricia Clough & Craig Willse, Fatima El-Tayeb, Eric Stanley, Jack Halberstam and Dean Spade. We’ll start with a reception at Red Emma’s from 8-10pm and then move on 3 blocks to drinks at Club Hippo, 1 West Eager […]

Recapturing the Social Movements of the 60s and 70s Book Party!

Posted on October 20th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

AK author Dominque Stevenson (co-author of Marshall Law) along with our comrades and distributed authors Dan Berger (The Hidden 1970s), James Tracy (Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power), and Betty Robinson (All Hands on the Freedom Plow). Saturday, 10/22 at 7pm. Liam’s is 22 W. North Avenue, Baltimore.

Race in 21st Century America

Posted on October 20th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings

Join us for an amazing panel discussion on contemporary race theory and racial justice, including several AK authors and contributors: Andrea Smith Lisa Nakamura Ruth Gilmore Fred Moten Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz David Roediger Dylan Rodríguez Scott Kurashige Cosponsored by Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.  Donations at the door to fund the struggle against the Youth Jail; […]