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Book Excerpt: Matt Hern’s Common Ground in a Liquid City

Posted on January 11th, 2010 in AK Book Excerpts

As most of you know, AK has just released a brand-new book by Matt Hern, alternative-education activist extraordinaire (he edited Everywhere All the Time for us a couple years back) and, as it turns out, kick-ass radical urbanist. I’ll admit to being slightly skeptical about what this book could be when Matt first mentioned it, […]

Come Hell or High Water: Why is collective process so darn difficult?!

Posted on December 16th, 2009 in AK Book Excerpts

Hi folks! Those of you who’ve scoured the latest AK Press 2010 catalogue already know that one of the exciting new titles AK Press is releasing this season is a desperately-needed guide to collective process, Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry, by Delfina Vannucci and Richard Singer. We’re really […]

New AK Press Book on the Dec. 2008 Greek Uprisings

Posted on December 4th, 2009 in AK Book Excerpts

The following is an announcement for a surprise book AK Press is releasing in February. This Sunday marks an anniversary but this revolt and its continued fallout is not history. Things are heating up in Greece already as we post. Read on to be inspired, educated, and motivated by the comrades in Greece. —– We […]

Italian Anarchism, 1864–1892 — Book Excerpt

Posted on October 21st, 2009 in AK Book Excerpts

AK Press is proud to announce its new edition of Nunzio Pernicone’s Italian Anarchism, 1864–1892. The late, great Paul Avrich said of the book “Pernicone writes with an eye for the apt quotation and telling detail, and has organized a complex subject into a coherent and effective narrative.” Pernicone’s “effective narrative” indeed drives this book, […]

Mythmakers and Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction

Posted on October 19th, 2009 in About AK, AK Book Excerpts

Just in case you haven’t heard, AK’s brand-new collection of interviews with anarchist fiction authors is out! Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction is a collection of fourteen original interviews conducted by SteamPunk Magazine‘s Margaret Killjoy that probe the depths of the intersections of anarchist politics and the world of fiction. The authors included […]

Cooking for a classless society

Posted on September 14th, 2009 in AK Book Excerpts, AK News

We don’t know if you know this about AK Press, but we really like cookbooks. Okay, not all of us like cookbooks, and not all of us agree on what kinds of cookbooks we like. But on a day-to-day basis, there’s a pretty serious amount of cooking and cookbook geekery that goes on around the […]

A Living Revolution: Anarchism in the Kibbutz Movement — Book Excerpt

Posted on September 11th, 2009 in AK Book Excerpts

Today’s excerpt from a recent AK Press book, comes from James Horrox’s A Living Revolution: Anarchism in the Kibbutz Movement. We were very excited when we first received James’s book proposal way back when. We certainly knew that anarchism had a major influence on the early kibbutz movement, but in order to get a handle […]

Suffled How It Gush: A North American Anarchist in the Balkans — Book Excerpt

Posted on August 26th, 2009 in AK Book Excerpts

Last month, we released Shon Meckfessel’s Suffled How It Gush: A North American Anarchist in the Balkans. Equal parts journalism, history, and personal memoir, the book records Shon’s travels throughout ex-Yugoslavia and the greater Balkans region, chronicling the beauty of an area too renowned for its ugliness. As George Katsiaficas, author of The Subversion of […]