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Having Premonitions: an interview with AK Thompson

Posted on November 28th, 2018 in AK Authors!, Recommended Reading

AK Thompson’s newest book Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt is back from the printer and available for purchase. It’s a powerful text, full of useful strategic and analytical insights about how our social movements work…and how they don’t. We had a short conversation with him to get him to share some of […]

“Can the State Be Used for the Emancipation of the Workers?” An excerpt from Modern Science and Anarchy

Posted on June 4th, 2018 in AK Book Excerpts, Recommended Reading

The following is an excerpt from the first English-language edition of Peter Kropotkin’s Modern Science and Anarchy—which we’ve just published! A portion of the book is devoted to Kropotkin’s study of the nature and origins of the State. This brief excerpt comes at the end of a lengthy critique of the State-form. You can order […]

Interview With Kevin Doyle about The Worms That Saved The World

Posted on January 13th, 2018 in Recommended Reading

At AK Press, we’re always on the lookout for good kids’ books to distribute. One of the recent stand-outs was The Worms That Saved The World, which is always fun to hand off to a kid when we’re tabling somewhere. Here’s an interview with the author, Kevin Doyle, about how the ideas in the book were […]

Fascism Today: An Interview with Shane Burley

Posted on December 27th, 2017 in About AK, AK Authors!, Recommended Reading

We recently chatted with Shane Burley about his new book Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It. Given the current political situation, both the book and Shane’s strategic suggestions are important for all of us to consider, debate, and expand upon.  —– Q: I know that you’ve been at this a while. […]

Introduction to “Bloodstained: One Hundred Years of Leninist Counterrevolution”

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 in AK Book Excerpts, Recommended Reading

HISTORY may not have ended, but it certainly has gotten strange. The social contract neoliberalism once imposed—a patchwork of economic shell games and the political rituals needed to foist them on people—has shredded with surprising speed in recent years. The result has been a rapid universalization of precarity. Unpredictability and groundlessness are ubiquitous parts of […]

An Interview with Grace Lee Boggs

Posted on October 5th, 2015 in AK Allies, Current Events, Recommended Reading

“We need to recognize that we are at a very special time on the clock of the world when we need to make a huge leap forward in what it means to be a human being.” As you have probably heard, Grace Lee Boggs died today. She was 100 years old. We were lucky enough […]

Imagine a World Without Prisons: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superheroes, and Prison Abolition

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 in AK Authors!, Recommended Reading

Walidah Imarisha is the co-editor (along with adrienne maree brown) of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, a book we’re publishing in April in collaboration with the Institute for Anarchist Studies. The project is a fascinating and exciting one, and we’re looking forward to holding the final product in our hands (as are […]

Books of the Future: Forthcoming Titles from AK Press

Posted on November 6th, 2014 in About AK, AK News, Recommended Reading

  We have a different, somewhat split sense of time here in the AK Press warehouse. While we’re packing and shipping and promoting brand new books (Drug War Capitalism will be arriving any day now), we’re also copyediting and proofing books for further down the road, and helping even more distant projects take initial shape. […]