Editor’s note: As part of our ongoing series of “Recommended Readings,” we asked AK author Chris Carlsson to share his thoughts about the best books on the history and politics of the San Francisco Bay Area. Chris is the author or editor of numerous books, including Nowtopia, Critical Mass, The Political Edge, and After the […]
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Please take a moment to enjoy AK’s awesome Fall/Winter 2008-2009 catalog. It’s full of amazing new, recent, and forthcoming books as well as some audio and video. We think that you’ll like it! Just click This Link to download the PDF.
Inside Networked Movements: Interview with Jeffrey Juris by Geert Lovink Jeffrey Juris wrote an excellent insiders story about the “other globalization” movement. Networking Futures is an anthropological account that starts with the Seattle protests, late 1999, against the WTO and takes the reader to places of protest such as Prague, Barcelona, and Genoa. The main […]
AK is thrilled to publish Seth Tobocman’s haunting and inspiring Disaster and Resistance: Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century (introduced by Mumia Abu-Jamal). The work outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century—from post 9-11 New York City, to Israel and Palestine, to Iraq and New Orleans. Fans of […]
AK Press author Daniel Cassidy succumbed to cancer last weekend. AK Press’s deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. Below, we reprint an obituary written by one of those friends, Alexander Cockburn. * * * Farewell To Daniel Cassidy By Alexander Cockburn Daniel Cassidy died over this last weekend in San Francisco, taken […]
Over the course of the past decade, there has been a marked increase in skepticism toward current models for public and private schools, and a renewed interest in alternative models for education. Why? The simple answer is that many of our educational institutions fail to offer kids the skills they need to be healthy, self-directed […]
September 19 marks the limited release of the long-awaited independent docu-drama Battle in Seattle, a film written and directed by Stuart Townsend, starring Woody Harrelson, Charlize Theron, and Ray Liotta, among others, that portrays the epic protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle 1999. It’s always a strange thing to see an event you […]
Hi Folks, The purpose of this column is to share some personal opinions from an AK Press author (and collective member), report on events AK does on the East Coast, share some book trade news, and of course give Punk Rock credentials to what is nothing more than another passing fad (the internet that is). […]
AK Press Collective member, Zach Blue, recently conducted an email interview with David Berry, the author of AK’s forthcoming paperback edition of A History of the French Anarchist Movement, 1917–1945. The book will not be available until December, but David is busy with plenty of other projects in the meantime. He is the reviews editor […]
Out of the dusty, desolate, dreary, dark depths of the Bay Area comes a ray of hope, a new ambition, a harbinger of good things: it is the Alexander Berkman Social Club! The ABSC is a group of anarchists who want to talk about what anarchism is, how anarchists see things, and what anarchy could […]