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Because of Their Violence

Posted on June 19th, 2018 in AK Authors!, Current Events

This is a guest post from Shane Burley, author of Fascism Today. Shane has the last event of his east coast tour this evening in Washington, DC—see here for details! White nationalism is implicitly violent, it cannot exist without it.  The proposition is, by its own merits, steeped in the most expansive and profound sorts […]

Black Bloc, White Riot author AK Thompson on uprisings, “violence,” and other age-old questions

Posted on January 30th, 2017 in AK Authors!, Current Events

Call it the return of the repressed. Reviewing footage from the D.C. demonstrations on January 20, I couldn’t help but weep. Between the people locked down with PVC pipes in static blockades, the demonstrations that swelled to proportions so great that even journalists were forced to use adjectives like “historic,” and the magnificent meme-able resurrection […]

#DisruptJ20: Mobilize Against the Inauguration of Donald Trump

Posted on November 11th, 2016 in AK Allies, Current Events

The AK Press collective just signed onto this. Care to join us? . ——- NO PEACEFUL TRANSITION #DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States. We call on all people of good conscience […]

An Interview with Grace Lee Boggs

Posted on October 5th, 2015 in AK Allies, Current Events, Recommended Reading

“We need to recognize that we are at a very special time on the clock of the world when we need to make a huge leap forward in what it means to be a human being.” As you have probably heard, Grace Lee Boggs died today. She was 100 years old. We were lucky enough […]

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, […]

The Winter We Danced: a new book on Idle No More!

Posted on April 4th, 2014 in AK Distribution, Current Events

The Winter We Danced is a brand-new collection of writing on the Idle No More movement. We at AK Press Distro have been anxiously awaiting getting this new book from our friends at Arbeiter Ring Publishing, ever since we first heard about it. And we weren’t the only ones—we’ve been fielding lots of calls and […]

“Ecology, Ethics, Anarchism.” Javier Sethness-Castro interviews Noam Chomsky

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 in AK Authors!, Current Events

Javier Sethness-Castro, author of Imperiled Life: Revolution Against Climate Catastrophe, conducted a lengthy and pretty fascinating interview with Noam Chomsky on the ongoing environmental crisis, its capitalist causes, and what anarchism might contribute to a solution. We’ve included an excerpt below. You can read the whole interview on truth-out.org, or watch it in glorious living […]

Abolish Prisons! An interview with Isaac Ontiveros.

Posted on March 7th, 2014 in AK Allies, Current Events

“We don’t see the prison-industrial complex as broken; we see it working very, very well at surveilling, policing, imprisoning, and killing exactly who it targets.” Former AK Press collective member and current communications director of Critical Resistance, Isaac Ontiveros, gave a brilliant interview to Vice magazine recently. Read it and learn why abolition is the […]