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Memorial Day, 2020: Grief, War, and the Pandemic

Posted on June 8th, 2020 in AK Authors!, Current Events

by Kristian Williams. in memory of Robert F. Williams On Friday, May 22, just after dinner, my father lay down for a nap and peacefully died. He died at a rather inopportune time, in the midst of a pandemic, one that had already taken more than 300,000 lives around the world. These circumstances prevented me […]

Stop Lecturing Black People

Posted on June 1st, 2020 in AK Authors!, Current Events

A statement from Aishah Shahidah Simmons. ———- A brief word. I do not want to hear another politician, entertainer, athlete or anyone else of any race/ethnicity, use the media or other platforms to lecture to Black people about how we should respond to the virulent and relentless violence happening. I ain’t heard nary an auntie, uncle, mother, or […]

Visions of a Future Beyond Capitalism

Posted on May 1st, 2020 in AK Authors!, Recommended Reading

35+ Revolutionary Films to Watch While Under Quarantine by Jordan Flaherty For your May Day weekend…and the rest of quarantine: Film recommendations from Jordan Flaherty, author of No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality. See more from Jordan at jordanflaherty.org and his writings on film and more at Medium.com. In this time of […]

Latin America: Collective solidarities and Covid-19

Posted on April 17th, 2020 in AK Authors!, Current Events

This article first appeared on Desinformemonos in early April. It was translated by Raphael Hoetmer and published on Toward Freedom (an important source of international news and analysis that you won’t find in the mainstream press). It’s author, Raúl Zibechi, has published three books with AK Press: Territories in Resistance A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements; […]

Anarchism and the Ancient Greek Cynics

Posted on April 16th, 2020 in AK Authors!, AK Book Excerpts

Robert Graham is one of the best anarchist historians out there. He wrote We Do Not Fear Anarchy—We Invoke It, which we published a few years ago. He edited a sweeping three-volume documentary history of anarchism for Black Rose Books, and maintains a truly fascinating blog of primary-source material about anarchism. He is also working […]

No longer merely metaphor: Re-reading The Plague by Albert Camus

Posted on April 15th, 2020 in AK Authors!, Current Events

Kristian Williams, author or editor of several AK Press books, including the forthcoming Resist Everything Except Temptation (pre-orderable now at 25% off), recently wrote this short essay on Albert Camus’ The Plague—and its relevance to our current plagued reality. It originally appeared on the Three Way Fight website (which we always recommend checking out). —– […]

Apocalypse of Ignorance

Posted on April 13th, 2020 in AK Authors!, Current Events

Veteran comic artist Seth Tobocman has an amazing new book out, a wordless graphic novel called The Face of Struggle. You should definitely check it out—especially since we are selling it pay-what-you-can until April 21st so people financially affected by Covid-19 can get a copy. In the meantime, Seth recently made the incisive comic below […]

Anarchy & the Rise of Mutual Aid — with Cindy Milstein

Posted on April 10th, 2020 in AK Authors!, Current Events

“We turn to each other and say: ‘How can we care for each other on all levels of our lives in ways that don’t involve hierarchy and domination and coercion?’” In this moving podcast, Maura James McNamara interviews AK Press author Cindy Milstein. Cindy has given us with many titles, including Anarchism and Its Aspirations, […]

How to Keep Your Cool While Bad Things Are Happening

Posted on April 9th, 2020 in AK Authors!, Current Events

Hi friends! Below, we present a great article by Kimberly Dark, author of Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old. We’re all dealing with a lot of fear and uncertainty these days. Figuring out how to live with it will go a long way toward helping us relate kindly to one another—to our friends, comrades, […]

Turn This World Inside Out—Book Release Events with Nora Samaran!

Posted on May 30th, 2019 in AK Authors!, Happenings

Nora Samaran (author of the essay “The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture”) is launching a new book in June! Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture will be officially released on June 18. You can learn more here and preorder your copy. Nora will be heading out on tour soon […]