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Category: May Day

“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 […]

Why May Day Matters

Posted on May 2nd, 2011 in AK Authors!, May Day, Recommended Reading

Nice post on Anarkismo from Lucien van der Walt (co-author of Black Flame), Sian Byrne, and Warren McGregor on the history of May Day and its relationship to anti-apartheid struggles in South Africa. Full text below, reprinted from, originally published in South African Labor Bulletin ( Why May Day Matters: History with anarchist roots […]

A Carnival of Values!

Posted on May 3rd, 2010 in AK Distribution, May Day

AK Press is dedicated to saving you money! This month I’ve selected another seven titles that you can get at 50% off the regular list price. That’s a whopping savings! And that’s not all! (This sounds like Let’s Make a Deal!) All through May everything we sell on our website (with the exception of the […]


Posted on April 30th, 2010 in May Day

I (was) volunteered to write a post about May Day. I’ve been having a mental block about it. I figure that everyone who reads this blog probably knows all about May Day already. It’s a holiday in just about every country on Earth except for here in the good old USA. Even at AK we […]

The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day

Posted on April 29th, 2009 in Happenings, May Day

Tomorrow is Mayday. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been posting things related to the international workers’ day. This time around, we thought we’d share an excerpt from Peter Linebaugh’s “The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day,” which originally appeared in 1986 (hence the reference to the Soviet Union). Peter outlines […]

May Day and the Haymarket Martyrs

Posted on April 24th, 2009 in May Day

All of us at AK Press want to encourage you to take a moment this May Day to recall the sacrifices and victories of earlier generations of militants who fought for a world without exploitation or domination of any sort. Let us never forget their legacy! With this in mind, we repost a very thoughtful […]

Join the Made in L.A. Community Screening Campaign!

Posted on April 24th, 2009 in Happenings, May Day

In honor of May Day, producers of the award winning documentary Made in L.A. are making a nation-wide effort to share the film and put a human face on the issues of immigration, immigrant workers’ rights, and humane immigration reform. Please consider hosting a screening or helping promote the campaign in other ways. For information […]