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Surrealism in 2012!

Posted on December 27th, 2011 in AK Allies, Happenings, Recommended Reading, Uncategorized

If you should happen to find yourself in the mid-Atlantic or the Northeast in January or February, I strongly recommend you make time for a detour to Reading, Pennsylvania for the improbably located Surrealism in 2012 exhibition: a never-before-exhibited-together collection of surrealist material created since 1960. NO, surrealism didn’t die out in the 50s with […]

Top 10 of 2011: AK Press Publishing

Posted on December 15th, 2011 in Recommended Reading

It’s that time of year, when everyone and their mother puts up their “year-in-review” blog post.  Best films, best albums, Person of the Year, and what have you. Well, here we are with our own list, to celebrate all the awesome work we’ve done at AK Press this year. We like to step back and […]

The AK Press 2012 Catalog!

Posted on December 1st, 2011 in AK Distribution, AK News, Recommended Reading

It’s that time of year again—time to excitedly flip through the pages of the new AK Press catalog, pick out all your holiday gifts, and come up with your 2012 reading list. This year in the interest of saving trees and money, we’ve limited the production of print catalogs and tried to target our mailing […]

Lucien van der Walt at Freedom Bookshop, December 10

Posted on November 28th, 2011 in AK Authors!, Events, Happenings, Recommended Reading

BLACK FLAME: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism DATE: 2pm, Saturday 10th of December PLACE: Freedom Bookshop BLACK FLAME: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism Lucien van der Walt & Michael Schmidt ‘Black Flame’ examines the anti-authoritarian class politics of the anarchist/syndicalist movement, and its 150 years of popular struggle on […]

New arrival: David Porter’s Eyes to the South

Posted on November 7th, 2011 in About AK, AK Authors!, AK News, Recommended Reading

It’s here! At 582 pages, and weighing almost 2lbs (yes, I weighed it), David Porter’s comprehensive treatment of six decades of Algerian resistance, and its tumultuous relationship with the French radical left is by far one of the most timely works of history AK has published in recent months. More on Eyes to the South: […]

#Occupy: Suggested Reading from AK Press!

Posted on October 31st, 2011 in Current Events, Recommended Reading

In the spirit of the movement against corporate capitalism that’s sweeping the world  (including our bases in Oakland and Baltimore), the AK Press collective has been working extra hard doing what we do best: spreading the written word about the evils of capitalism, histories of grassroots working class resistance, and the potential for truly transformative […]

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 […]