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A Surrealist Response to the Oil Spill

Posted on May 29th, 2010 in AK Allies, Current Events

This just in: the Surrealist Movement in the United States, always friends of the earth and enemies of big business, has prepared a manifesto in response to the tragic disaster that’s filled the Gulf of Mexico with hundreds of thousands of millions of barrels of oil. Read on, and click the link at the end […]

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Posted on May 14th, 2010 in Current Events, Recommended Reading

Dear readers: We here at AK Press were both shocked and (we’ll admit it) thrilled when right-wing media mogul Glenn Beck held up our new book on the Greek Insurrection of December 2008 on his FOX News program a couple of weeks ago, and compared it to The Coming Insurrection, saying that this book was […]

Get to Arizona!

Posted on May 9th, 2010 in AK Allies, Current Events

A number of people have asked me about how to support groups doing good work against the nasty immigration shit going on in Arizona. Work that doesn’t limit itself to “mere” reform. I’ve also been sad witness to several toothless Facebook groups that seem to limit “support” to pressing a few buttons on your computer […]

Oh No! Glenn Beck Doesn’t Like Us!

Posted on May 4th, 2010 in AK News, Current Events, Reviews of AK Books

Media madman, Glenn Beck, has finally smoked us out! Yeah, he confused communism and anarchism. Yeah, the “news story” he shared was a string of bizarre associations designed to befuddle the viewer into a state of absolute confusion. I swear, I really tried to make sense of it—and what any of it had to do […]

Direct Action on the High Seas: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Posted on April 16th, 2010 in AK Allies, Current Events

Sometime early in the fall we got an email from a fellow named Stephen Bennett asking if we’d like to help out with some books for a library. Different from other library requests, this one was for the Steve Irwin—one of the ships the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been using to thwart illegal whaling […]

March 4 Strike and Day of Action To Defend Public Education

Posted on March 3rd, 2010 in Current Events

It’s almost here, so a quick overview… —- March 4 Strike and Day of Action To Defend Public Education On October 24, 2009 more than 800 students, workers, and teachers converged at UC Berkeley at the Mobilizing Conference to Save Public Education. This massive meeting brought together representatives from over 100 different schools, unions, and […]

Mountain Justice Dispatch #2

Posted on February 28th, 2010 in AK Authors!, Current Events

(The next installation in our ongoing series of dispatches from the mountains of West Virginia, where the battle against mountaintop removal continues to escalate. AK Press will publish Mountain Justice: Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal, for the Future of Us All, by journalist Tricia Shapiro, this Fall.) Escalating Sanctions against Mountaintop Removal Protesters “Protesters Occupy […]

On the Ground in Haiti: Partners In Health

Posted on January 23rd, 2010 in AK Authors!, Current Events

AK author, Chris Carlsson, sent us the following note about the situation in Haiti… ———- Who isn’t horrified at the devastation in Haiti? We all want to do something to help, but following the football ads or Michelle Obama into texting money to the Red Cross is obviously not a sensible approach. Disaster relief is […]

Communiqué from an Absent Future — Further Discussion (Round One)

Posted on November 4th, 2009 in AK Allies, Current Events, Recommended Reading

I recently posted Research & Destroy’s Communiqué from an Absent Future on this blog. The manifesto, circulated during the recent University of California walkout, has been generating a lot of online discussion. I thought it might be useful to try to continue that discussion in a more, uh, “organized” manner…one that would free it from […]