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Sound Teachers: Reprinting Errico Malatesta

Posted on December 7th, 2016 in AK Authors!, AK News, Uncategorized

“Today more than ever anarchists, the romantics forever being vilified by every brand of realist, need to stake their proud claim to political far-sightedness and the cultural dignity of their tradition and to turn them into weapons, instead of tossing them overboard as jetsam.” AK Press has just released the first of ten volumes (Volume […]

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: […]

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 […]

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: […]

A Quick Update on Fire Recovery Fundraising

Posted on May 5th, 2015 in AK News, Happenings

Thank you all so much for your support since our warehouse fire. We’re making some progress but it’s going to be a long road ahead for all of us, and we couldn’t do it without all of you. We are still fundraising to cover the costs of damaged stock, ongoing disruption to our business, and […]

An update from AK Press after our warehouse fire.

Posted on April 3rd, 2015 in AK News

It’s been almost two weeks since the fire at our warehouse and we know some of you have been waiting for an update and wondering how you can plug into the relief efforts. Very briefly, here is where things stand: our building is still red-tagged by the City of Oakland. We are hopeful that, after […]

Octavia’s Brood: The Tour Begins!

Posted on March 20th, 2015 in AK Authors!, AK News, Happenings

We’re excited to announce the first leg of the tour celebrating the release of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, edited by Walidah Imarisha & adrienne maree brown. The editors and contributors have lots of tour stops lined up already and will be adding to the schedule as more events are confirmed. […]

Keywords for Radicals…a work in progress

Posted on February 26th, 2015 in About AK, AK Allies, AK News

We’re working on something. It won’t be out until spring of 2016, but we’ll be giving you updates between now and then. Because, y’know, we’re excited. The book is Keywords for Radicals: A Late Capitalist Vocabulary of Culture and Society. For those of you who know Raymond Williams’ classic Keywords, the title may be self-explanatory. It’s […]

Books of the Future: Forthcoming Titles from AK Press

Posted on November 6th, 2014 in About AK, AK News, Recommended Reading

  We have a different, somewhat split sense of time here in the AK Press warehouse. While we’re packing and shipping and promoting brand new books (Drug War Capitalism will be arriving any day now), we’re also copyediting and proofing books for further down the road, and helping even more distant projects take initial shape. […]

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 […]