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A Punk Writer: Vijay Prashad remembers Alexander Cockburn

Posted on August 25th, 2012 in AK Authors!, Current Events, Uncategorized

(This essay originally appeared on Frontline: The whole thing is a blur to me. It was sometime in 1985 or 1986, a warm night, when a band member from either Black Flag or the Circle Jerks told me about Alexander Cockburn. We were standing in one of the side alleys near Los Angeles’ Roxy […]

AK Author Cindy Milstein on the Maple Spring

Posted on June 21st, 2012 in AK Authors!, Current Events

Our friend and author Cindy Milstein has been spending quite a bit of time in Montreal recently and has been thoughtfully blogging about the Maple Spring. A Little Bit of Direct Democracy (for Now), Montreal, Day 55 The past two days, I finally got my first chance to check out self-governance in Montreal: a neighborhood […]

Vijay Prashad on NPR’s Weekend Edition!

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 in About AK, AK Authors!, Current Events, Recommended Reading

Vijay Prashad, author of our new Arab Spring, Libyan Winter joined the hosts of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition last Sunday to discuss NATO, and contextualize the counter-protests in Chicago over the weekend. Speaking in response to Ivo Daalder, current US ambassador to NATO, Prashad questioned NATO’s efficacy and suggested that it’s time for the […]

A Surrealist Statement on NATO

Posted on May 21st, 2012 in AK Allies, Current Events, Recommended Reading

ADIOS, NATO AND DON’T COME BACK! “Smile, but not for long, Ladies and Gentlemen of NATO.” —Nelly Kaplan What is NATO? A gangster bunch of high criminals and traitors profiteering off of war-mongering. An International Whitewashing Organization dis-guising the dirty deeds of the ever expansionist Empire. Sugar coating on a poison pill. Jobs for murderers […]

Eric Laursen appeared on Fire Dog Lake’s Book Salon

Posted on May 16th, 2012 in AK Authors!, Current Events

Eric Laursen was recently a guest on Fire Dog Lake’s Book Salon discussing his recently released title The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan. Moderated by Ellen Schultz, she began by stating, “A real eye-opener to me was Laursen’s material on how right leaning Democrats in Congress and the Obama Administration […]

“May Day Matters” by Cindy Milstein

Posted on May 15th, 2012 in AK Authors!, Current Events, May Day

Written by our lovely author and comrade Cindy Milstein, author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations. May Day Matters By Cindy Milstein Every since this occupy “movement” began, it has surprised me. Like a package I didn’t order appearing on my doorstep, gifting me some sweet little zines written by a near stranger I met long […]

Some thoughts on the recent SF Chronicle article …

Posted on May 7th, 2012 in Current Events

I answered the warehouse door the other day and was ambushed by a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. The resulting story and the “quote” attributed to me requires some response. First I want to make it clear that I am in full support of a diversity of tactics when it comes to protest – […]

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 […]