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On #Occupy: Ken Knabb

Posted on October 18th, 2011 in About AK, AK Authors!, Current Events, Recommended Reading, Uncategorized

An essay from acclaimed situationist author and translator (and AK Press author/editor) Ken Knabb exploring #Occupy as the first signs of a new – and long-awaited – awakening in America. The Awakening in America Ken Knabb A radical situation is a collective awakening. . . . In such situations people become much more open to […]

On #Occupy: Ben Dangl

Posted on October 13th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Current Events

A new piece by  journalist Ben Dangl (author of Dancing with Dynamite and Price of Fire), exploring the relationship between the #Occupy movement and the politically-charged social movements of Latin America. Originally published on Toward Freedom, and appearing today on Counterpunch. Below, an image of one of Ben’s books at the People’s Library at Occupied […]

The Smell of Money: Alberta’s Tar Sands

Posted on September 7th, 2011 in AK Authors!, AK Book Excerpts, Current Events

Many of you are no doubt aware of the recent Tar Sands Action in Washington, D.C. that culminated in over 1,250 arrests, and the battle against the Keystone XL pipeline rages on. In this time of dirty energy and even dirtier money, the seasoned organizers and researchers included in our massive 2010 release Sparking a […]

The California Prisoner Hunger Strike Starts Today!

Posted on July 1st, 2011 in Current Events

From our comrades at Critical Resistance: On July 1st, prisoners in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, California will begin an indefinite hunger strike to protest the tortuous, inhumane and cruel conditions of their imprisonment. The hunger strike is spreading, with prisoners in the SHU at Corcoran State […]

Continued Turmoil in Greece: Occupied London on Al Jazeera

Posted on June 22nd, 2011 in AK Authors!, Current Events

Members of the Occupied London collective, authors/editors of our new release Revolt and Crisis in Greece, wrote a great op-ed piece on the renewed turmoil in Greece and the creative strategies and responses of the protest movement that’s just been posted up on Al Jazeera. Here’s a snippit from the article by Hara Kouki and […]

Nearly a decade after 2/15 …

Posted on February 15th, 2011 in AK Book Excerpts, AK Distribution, Current Events, Uncategorized

Today is February 15th, the 8th anniversary of 2/15, the largest global peace protest in modern history. February 15, 2003 was a global day of action against militarism and the war in the impending invasion of Iraq. Some 36 million people took part on over 3,000 demonstrations against the US invasion of Iraq over the […]

On “Leaderless Revolutions” and the Fall of Mubarak

Posted on February 12th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Current Events

More from AK author David Porter on events in the Middle East… ———- On “Leaderless Revolutions” and the Fall of Mubarak by David Porter “Leaderless revolutions,” as seen currently in North Africa, pose important challenges to outside media and to foreigners, generally, seeking authoritative voices to clarify the picture of fast-moving events. But genuine revolutions […]