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An excerpt from Walidah Imarisha’s ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES

Posted on January 25th, 2016 in AK Book Excerpts

Here is a taste of Walidah Imarisha’s powerful new book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption. You can read blurbs and a description, and order it, here THROUGH THE GATES “Ma’am, you’re going to have to check the underwire from your bra, or I’m not letting you in.” She was […]

“A Critique of Ally Politics,” an excerpt from TAKING SIDES.

Posted on October 27th, 2015 in AK Book Excerpts

. Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism, edited by Cindy Milstein, promises to piss a lot of people off. Not that the essays it contains all agree with one another, but each of them does challenge some familiar aspect of activism-as-usual. Below are some fighting words from “A Critique of Ally Politics,” […]

New Afterword to Dawn Paley’s DRUG WAR CAPITALISM

Posted on September 26th, 2015 in AK Book Excerpts, AK News

The good folks at Sur Plus in Mexico City will soon be publishing a Spanish edition of Drug War Capitalism. Dawn Paley has written a new afterword for the book, which brings the story up to date, including the many horrific events, massacres and disappearances, since we published her book. We’re sharing the English version of […]

Excerpt from Davide Turcato’s “Making Sense of Anarchism: Errico Malatesta’s Experiments with Revolution, 1889–1900”

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 in AK Book Excerpts

It’s somewhat difficult to choose an excerpt from Davide Turcato’s new book, because a) there’s so much goodness in it and b) Malatesta’s ideas evolve so much over time (always as a result of his “experimental” revolutionary method). But the following seems like a decent choice, for it’s relevance to questions many of us are trying […]

DIXIE BE DAMNED! Read an excerpt!

Posted on May 15th, 2015 in AK Book Excerpts, AK News

Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South is here!. One of the most exciting things about this book is how well it combines solid (and largely unknown) history with both damn good storytelling and a radical analysis that keeps the contemporary relevance of those stories in continual focus. Here’s a little taste: […]

Read the Introduction to Militant Anti-Fascism!

Posted on April 21st, 2015 in AK Book Excerpts

Militant Anti-Fascism is back from the printer! This is book is an important one, a veritable weapon against the far-right. It’s 25% off for the time being, so get yours now. In the meantime,  here’s a look at the Introduction…   INTRODUCTION This history of militant anti-fascism has, in part, been excavated from the orthodox […]

Saving Detroit from Capitalism and the State

Posted on June 30th, 2014 in AK Book Excerpts, Current Events

“The story of land in Detroit is the story of people re-imaging productive, compassionate communities. The land, poisoned and abused by industrial capital for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, holds the relics of mass production. As technologies advanced and capital became more mobile, Detroit and its people were abandoned. Yet within this devastation, […]

Get ready for THE NEW BRAZIL

Posted on April 29th, 2014 in About AK, AK Authors!, AK Book Excerpts, AK News

Remember when Lula’s election in Brazil offered some pretense of hope to certain folks on the international left? Remember how the liberals and reformists just stopped referring to him as the New Great Hope once his policies became clear? Brazil has since emerged as a powerful new player on the geopolitical stage, with Lula embracing […]

Exploring “Anarchy Without Opposition”

Posted on March 11th, 2014 in AK Book Excerpts, Reviews

We’re always glad when the ideas in our books jump off their pages and morph into real-life (or online!) discussions, so we were pleased to see that one of the pieces from our recently published book Queering Anarchism has been making the rounds online lately. Jamie Heckert’s contribution, “Anarchy Without Opposition,” has just been excerpted […]