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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 […]

Communiqué from an Absent Future: On the Terminus of Student Life

Posted on September 28th, 2009 in AK Allies, Recommended Reading

While we try to steer clear of posting stuff on this blog that’s widely available elsewhere on the almighty Internet, I found this statement, written by a group called Research and Destroy and circulated during the recent University of California walkout, too interesting and compelling not to share (it’s also available here in a nifty, […]

Recommended Reading: Twenty Poster Books of Note (by Josh MacPhee)

Posted on September 23rd, 2009 in AK Allies, AK Authors!, Recommended Reading

Editor’s Note: We occasionally ask AK authors (and others) to provide a list of recommended readings on a particular topic. For today’s installment, we didn’t even have to ask. AK author Josh MacPhee, who edited Realizing the Impossible (with Erik Ruin) and the forthcoming Signs of Change (with Dara Greenwald) posted the following insanely expert […]

Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas—Volume Two: The Emergence of the New Anarchism (1939–1977)

Posted on September 8th, 2009 in Recommended Reading

Although it’s several months after the fact, I thought it’d be good to alert folks to the fact that the second volume of Robert Graham’s Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas has seen the light of day. Subtitled The Emergence of the New Anarchism, Robert’s book takes readers on an informative journey through what […]

War Is the Health of the State

Posted on July 24th, 2009 in Recommended Reading

I heard a news story on the radio this morning about another two soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Driving through Oakland, I had one of those moments when the horror of daily life envelops you, like a ray of anti-sunlight through the clouds of “normal” numbness. At least 20,000 corpses in Afghanistan (most of them, of […]

The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest

Posted on June 20th, 2009 in AK Authors!, Recommended Reading

Histories of radical movements tend to be either way too detailed or way too general. Typically, we’re forced to choose between the forest and trees. That may no longer be the case thanks to the appearance of The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, a massive, eight-volume work that explores the history of protest and […]

Recommended Radical Readings on Los Angeles

Posted on January 21st, 2009 in Recommended Reading

Editor’s note: As part of our ongoing “Recommended Reading” series, we asked Laura Pulido, an activist scholar and geographer at the University of Southern California, to share her thoughts with us about the best books on Los Angeles from a radical perspective. Pulido authored the very excellent Black, Brown, Yellow and Left: Radical activism in […]

Announcing the online publication of Jalan: A Journal of Asian Liberation

Posted on January 2nd, 2009 in Recommended Reading

Jalan Journal is an independent journal written by a multiracial collective of activists who work toward the liberation of Asian peoples from the forces of racism, empire and neo-colonialism. Asians are Pakistani, Iraqi, Afghani, Korean, Cambodian, Chinese, Palestinians and countless other faces. We are gender-bending men and women, queer and straight. We are fierce and […]