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Carlo Tresca and the fight against Fascism in the US

Posted on September 13th, 2010 in AK Book Excerpts, Recommended Reading

(Above photo of Tresca addressing workers, likely in PA in 1904 or 05, from the collection of N. Pernicone) Hot off the press this week is a new edition of Nunzio Pernicone’s biography Carlo Tresca: Portrait of A Rebel. We are pleased to announce this revised paperback edition (the hardcover edition was published back in […]

Telling it like it is

Posted on August 2nd, 2010 in Recommended Reading

Anyone out there read Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War by Joe Bageant? It was published back in 2007, but the book has legs. I read it a couple years ago and have passed it off to numerous friends. If you haven’t read it, pick up a copy. I keep up with […]

Back Issues: Online Archives of Radical Publications —

Radical America and Cultural Correspondence

Posted on July 14th, 2010 in Anarchist Publishers, Recommended Reading

Like many of you, I’m sure, I spend a lot of time trolling the internet for interesting bits of anarchist and radical history. I’m probably happiest in this obsessive endeavor when I come across archives that house entire (or nearly entire) runs of a single periodical. There are a bunch of them out there…probably a […]

“A New Declaration of Independence” by Emma Goldman

Posted on July 4th, 2010 in Happenings, Recommended Reading

A New Declaration of Independence by Emma Goldman [Published in Mother Earth, Vol. IV, no. 5, July 1909.] When, in the course of human development, existing institutions prove inadequate to the needs of man, when they serve merely to enslave, rob, and oppress mankind, the people have the eternal right to rebel against, and overthrow, […]

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 […]

Anarcho-syndicalism in the 20th Century—A new book from Black Cat Press

Posted on December 18th, 2009 in AK Allies, AK Distribution, Recommended Reading

We are happy to announce another new book from Black Cat Press. Anarcho-syndicalism in the 20th Century, translated by Malcolm Archibald, is now in stock. It’s heartening to see Vadim Damier’s book available to English-language readers. Recent titles, especially those utilizing so many archival sources, are expanding our understanding of the global anarchist movement. We […]

New from Black Cat Press: Under the Blows of the Counterrevolution

Posted on December 11th, 2009 in AK Distribution, Anarchist Publishers, Recommended Reading

Black Cat Press, Canada’s foremost anarchist publisher, has had a busy year. We’ve recently received a whole new batch of books from them. Featured here is the much-anticipated second volume of Makhno’s memoirs, Under the Blows of the Counterrevolution (April–June 1918). (The first volume can be found here.) This is a first English translation of […]

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 […]