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“Can the State Be Used for the Emancipation of the Workers?” An excerpt from Modern Science and Anarchy

Posted on June 4th, 2018 in AK Book Excerpts, Recommended Reading

The following is an excerpt from the first English-language edition of Peter Kropotkin’s Modern Science and Anarchy—which we’ve just published! A portion of the book is devoted to Kropotkin’s study of the nature and origins of the State. This brief excerpt comes at the end of a lengthy critique of the State-form. You can order […]

Prisoner 155: Simón Radowitzky (A Sneak Peek!)

Posted on April 6th, 2018 in AK Book Excerpts

We’re eagerly awaiting the release of our new graphic novel Prisoner 155: Simón Radowitzky by Agustín Comotto, and in the meantime we thought we’d get you excited about it too! So we’ve put up a few sample pages for you to flip through to get a sense of the beautiful artwork and Comotto’s storytelling. You can […]

Anarchism in Latin America, (an excerpt)

Posted on February 24th, 2018 in AK Book Excerpts

We’ve just published the incredibly important (if we do say so ourselves) English translation of Anarchism in Latin America, Ángel Cappelletti’s sweeping overview of the movement’s origins and development across the region, from the Caribbean to Mexico and Central and South America. It’s hard to choose an excerpt, given the varied histories Cappelletti shares, but this […]

Introduction to “Bloodstained: One Hundred Years of Leninist Counterrevolution”

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 in AK Book Excerpts, Recommended Reading

HISTORY may not have ended, but it certainly has gotten strange. The social contract neoliberalism once imposed—a patchwork of economic shell games and the political rituals needed to foist them on people—has shredded with surprising speed in recent years. The result has been a rapid universalization of precarity. Unpredictability and groundlessness are ubiquitous parts of […]

Excerpt from “Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used to Be”

Posted on October 25th, 2016 in AK Book Excerpts, AK News

We know many of you have been waiting for Shon Meckfessel’s new book Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used to Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance. Well, it’s back from the printer and ready to confront the world—and upset some of our preconceived notions about “violence” and “nonviolence.” Here’s a little taste from the Introduction: […]

The Revolution Starts at Home: Preface by Andrea Smith

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 in AK Book Excerpts

AK Press is proud to bring The Revolution Starts at Home back into print. Here is a short excerpt to give you a feel for why we think it’s so important. This preface to the book by Andrea Smith describes some of the challenges of ending gender-based and intimate violence without relying on policing and […]

Excerpt from LEFT OF THE LEFT: My Memories of Sam Dolgoff

Posted on May 17th, 2016 in AK Book Excerpts

We’ve sent one of our favorite recent manuscripts off to the printer! Anatole Dolgoff’s memoir of growing up at the center of the twentieth-century anarchist movement. The book centers of Anatole’s dad, Sam Dolgoff, and includes a cast of dozens well known, forgotten and never known. It was a real joy working with Anatole. His […]

Excerpt from GOALS AND MEANS: Anarchism, Syndicalism, and Internationalism in the Origins of the Federación Anarquista Ibérica, by Jason Garner

Posted on March 4th, 2016 in AK Book Excerpts

Goals and Means: Anarchism, Syndicalism, and Internationalism in the Origins of the Federación Anarquista Ibérica is back from the printer. This book is a detailed and fascinating history of the formation of the CNT and the relationships among the various players, especially syndicalists and the anarchists in the FAI. You can get yourself a copy (at […]