AK Press is a book publisher and distributor out of Oakland, California, whose stated aim is, “Supplying radical words and images to as many people as possible.” ‘Radical’, in the AK sense, variously includes guides to home-brewing, essays on feminist porn, the translated works of French and Latin American revolutionaries, manifestos for queer liberation, and more than a few books explaining the inner workings of late capitalism. They’re anarchists, you see, and anarchists are prolific publishers.
It is not enough to simply seek the truth, it is insufficient to know that things are bad and that change is necessary. Actions need to be taken, and YOU are the action! It is good to dream about freedom, but what’s the point if we live like slaves? It’s easy to talk about helping one when every day you ignore the ones in need.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin highlights the disproportionate nature of the American political and media establishment, and moderates a debate between three people who represent the voices of the US' growing political alternatives; Anarchism, Socialism & Libertarianism. Abby talks to Scott Crow, author of 'Black Flags and Windmills' and founder of the Anarchist Common Ground Collective ...
Welcome to the start of 2013. As many of you probably know the biggest anarchist event in the Bay Area is the 8 days of anarchy which featured books, a conference, a memorial, a picnic, and some celebration (congrats to RCA/Hot Mess)! There is so much work associated with the 8 days that it's hard to say the year properly begins for us until we drop the last guest at the airport. It is only then that we can consider getting back to work on 2013. So here we are, ready to begin or to at least announce what we have been up to the last three months. We have three new titles from our publishing endeavor, three new pocket books from Elephant Editions, a new issue of The Anvil (#4), and a brand new LBC Catalog (our first glossy!).
Food Not Bombs Around the World is a new zine created to demonstrate the diversity and strength of the idea and the movement known as Food Not Bombs in the 2010′s. Download it here to add to your literature table or for whatever else you feel like! Also e-mail us at at gmail dot com if you want us to mail you some copies.
UPPING THE ANTI: A JOURNAL OF THEORY AND ACTION is a radical journal published twice a year by a pan-Canadian collective of activists and organizers. We are dedicated to publishing radical theory and analysis about struggles against capitalism, imperialism, and all forms of oppression.
From LBC Blog Anarchist publishing thrives on visible anarchist activity. The past 18 months has been an exciting time for both, which raises the question of what's next? When we consider future titles we do it with an eye on what will inspire the next wave of activity: what informed the last wave and what were its limitations? With this in mind we publish our newest title WhitherBuro: Applied Metaphysics, an epitaph on the grave of America. You can read the extended introduction to WhitherBuro: Applied Metaphysics here.
After much toil the Winter 2013 "Education" issue of Fifth Estate is now available! Anarchist Violence or State Violence? Propaganda of the Deed, Taking it OFF the streets! From Ritual to Resistance, John Zerzan in London, and more!
We all start life with our teapot intact and at some point a little crack starts and slowly grows, or maybe one day we slip and the whole thing just crashes to the floor. Those with intact teapots, they don't know what its like to try and make tea with all the water leaking out. You can't do it. The play of power that is accountability and how it currently (mal)functions in the anarchist 'community' has become a great fissure in my teapot. Its a big crack because I used to be very invested in it but it isn't working anymore. When tea is made now, because of this crack and, of course a few others, all that happens is that steam comes out and people get burned.
Modern Slavery is a new journal for the abolition of all forms of enslavement, published as an independent, not-for-profit project of CAL Press. "Modern Slavery" is the name we give to the ubiquitous institutional foundation of forced labor required for Modern Civilization. Modern Slavery is an oversized, 200-page, perfect-bound journal of high-quality essays, fiction, reviews and art that will be published twice a year.
We periodically ask our readers and supporters to support us with a financial donation. We are hoping to raise $500 this Spring for our ongoing operations. We've been busy lately fixing technical problems, planning improvements for our tech infrastructure, and talking about how we can bring more original content in the future to our readers.
Checks and cash are accepted, but contact us to make special arrangements.
What we've been up to lately:
Server improvements and optimization: You may have noticed that the website hasn't been down very much in the past month. Dave and Chuck have been busy cleaning up the server, slaying evil spambots and otherwise optimizing the server and websites. This is necessary so we can make further tech improvements and have a stable environment to publish more original content.
Infoshop News: We recently started a project which will upgrade Infoshop News to the latest version of Drupal, a popular content management system. This will allow us to do more interesting things with Infoshop News, from multimedia to subject tagging. This new software will also help us prevent downtime problems. We expect this project to be finished by the end of Summer 2013.
Infoshop Library: This week we will resume adding content to the Infoshop Library (http://www.infoshop.org/Library), which has been relocated to new software on our site. Content from the old library will be re-added to the library in the next couple of months. We will also be planning ways for more volunteers to get involved with this project.
Infoshop OpenWiki: The wiki is currently offline, but the old wiki content will be migrated to the website in the next couple of months.
Infoshop Forums: The Infoshop Forums will be migrated to our Drupal website this summer. We haven't decided yet if old content and user accounts will be migrated.
If you'd like to help with any of this, please get in touch!