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How a Greening Culture Cannot Ignore the Military: Green Zone review and interview

Posted on July 6th, 2009 in AK Authors!, Reviews of AK Books

Barry Sanders’ new book, The Green Zone:The Environmental Costs of Militarism is sparking the sorts of discussions Barry, and we, hoped it would: discussions that, to use Barry’s words, shift the terms of debate from “antiwar” movements to “no war” movements. The following review and interview come from the June 25, 2009 edition of The […]

[español] The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest

Posted on June 27th, 2009 in AK Allies, AK Authors!, Spanish

Los estudios sobre los movimientos radicales suelen ser muy detallados o muy generales. Usualmente, estamos obligados a elegir entre los árboles o el bosque. Gracias a The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest esto no volverá a suceder. Esta edición consta de 8 volúmenes que exploran la historia de los movimientos revolucionarios y de protesta […]

The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest

Posted on June 20th, 2009 in AK Authors!, Recommended Reading

Histories of radical movements tend to be either way too detailed or way too general. Typically, we’re forced to choose between the forest and trees. That may no longer be the case thanks to the appearance of The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, a massive, eight-volume work that explores the history of protest and […]

Noam Chomsky in NYC

Posted on June 8th, 2009 in AK Allies, AK Authors!, Happenings

(Many thanks to Malav Kanuga of the lovely Bluestockings Bookstore Collective for helping to write this post!) On Friday, June 12th Noam Chomsky will address an audience of over 2,000 people at the magnificent Riverside Church in Harlem, New York. In these times of economic and social crises, it will also be an historic opportunity […]

Defining Anarchist Art: Gleanings from a Roundtable on Realizing the Impossible

Posted on May 29th, 2009 in AK Allies, AK Authors!, Happenings, Reviews of AK Books

The Institute for Anarchist Studies has posted more material from their ongoing, online 2009 issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory. It includes two pieces about Josh Macphee and Erik Reuland’s Realizing the Impossible: Art against Authority (which AK Press published back in 2007). There’s a detailed review by Alan Moore, and a very interesting roundtable […]

Signs of Change! Now in Troy …

Posted on April 13th, 2009 in AK Authors!, Happenings

We know you’re all anxiously awaiting the appearance of Josh MacPhee and Dara Greenwald’s incredible new compendium of movement art, Signs of Change (due out later this season). Hopefully some of you had the chance to catch the actual gallery show when it graced the walls of NYC’s Exit Art or Pittsburgh’s Miller Gallery last […]

AK Press: Coming Soon to an Event Near You?

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 in AK Authors!, AK News, Happenings

The AK Press collective is pleased to announce our spring tabling schedule. We hope to see you all at some of these events—and please let us know if you are organizing (or attending) an event that we should be tabling at but that is missing from this list! March 27-29 in Baltimore The City From […]

Arm the Spirit! An interview with Diana Block

Posted on March 11th, 2009 in AK Authors!

It’s a busy month for AK’s intrepid publicist (um, me)—March marks the release of four amazing new titles, all of them fantastic reads, all of which you should go out and buy or ask your local library to stock! It never ceases to amaze me how different the titles we publish are … and at […]

Free Comrades Talk by Terence Kissack

Posted on March 2nd, 2009 in AK Allies, AK Authors!

Last July, AK author Terence Kissack gave a great presentation at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco. It was based on his book, Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States, 1895–1917. Terence, who used to be the Executive Director of GLBTHS, is a wonderful, engaging, and humorous speaker, and […]