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Farewell to our Friend and Comrade Joel Olson

Posted on April 5th, 2012 in AK Allies, AK Authors!, Current Events

We are very saddened to hear about the sudden passing of our dear friend and comrade, Joel Olson. A part of the Love and Rage Federation, and a founding member of Bring the Ruckus, Joel was a source of strength and inspiration for so many in the anarchist and radical movement. He was the co-author of […]

MOBConf: June 1-3!

Posted on March 1st, 2012 in AK Allies, AK News, Current Events, Happenings, Uncategorized

Mobilizing and Organizing from Below June 1-3, 2012 | at The 2640 Space in Baltimore, Maryland Mobilizing and Organizing from Below will be a gathering of activists and organizers, workers and parents, revolutionaries and militants and radicals and dissenters, dedicated to increasing our ability to come together and challenge the systems of exploitation and oppression […]

Concerning the Violent Peace-Police: An Open Letter to Chris Hedges

Posted on February 9th, 2012 in AK Authors!, Current Events

Another one of our authors, David Graeber, has written a response to Chris Hedges’ controversial article “The Cancer in Occupy.” This piece was published this morning over at n+1 and is excerpted here; please head over to n+1 to read it in its entirety. Thanks to David for this thoughtful contribution to the important conversation […]

Friends of the Imagination, UNITE!

Posted on November 8th, 2011 in AK Allies, Current Events, Uncategorized

A new call to action from our surrealist comrades in Chicago and elsewhere. Please circulate widely! Friends of the Imagination, Unite! The Chicago Surrealist Group and friends of the imagination everywhere stand in solidarity with the Teamster Local 814 art handlers locked out by Sotheby’s. In Sotheby’s last auction, the obscenely high prices paid for […]

“It’s outrageous that someone could be held for so long for something they did not do”

Posted on November 4th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Current Events, Uncategorized

Dominque Stevenson, co-author with Eddie Conway of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther, speaks out about Eddie’s case, the history of the Panthers, and the continuing struggle against government repression of black activists in the United States. Thanks to Let’s Get Free for this amazing video in support of Eddie’s […]

AK Press on STRIKE!

Posted on November 1st, 2011 in AK News, Current Events

You guessed it! AK Press is all out for tomorrow’s General Strike called by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly. We were there in the wee and late hours on October 25th and we’ll be out on November 2nd. And keep an eye on the AK Press Tactical Media portion of our blog. We’ve already made […]

#Occupy: Suggested Reading from AK Press!

Posted on October 31st, 2011 in Current Events, Recommended Reading

In the spirit of the movement against corporate capitalism that’s sweeping the world  (including our bases in Oakland and Baltimore), the AK Press collective has been working extra hard doing what we do best: spreading the written word about the evils of capitalism, histories of grassroots working class resistance, and the potential for truly transformative […]