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2013-2014 Winter Catalog

AK Press Publishing & Distribution


Welcome to the AK Press Winter Catalog! Page 3.............Friends of AK Press Page 4-7..........New AK Press Titles Page 8.............Anarchist Interventions / Counterpunch New Distro Items: Page 9.............Anarchism Page 10...........Politics Page 11...........Gender & Feminism / Theory & Culture Page 12...........History / Literature Page 13...........Calendars / Kids’ Books Page 14...........Gear Page 15...........Gift Ideas Everything in this catalog is available to order online at our website, by phone, by fax, or by mail. We offer discounts to stores, libraries, reading groups, and people in prison. AK Press published titles are distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution. All of our published and distributed titles are also available through book trade wholesalers including Baker & Taylor and Ingram. Please visit our website at akpress.org or call us for complete ordering instructions including shipping options, discounts, and prices.

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Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth | Edited by Matt Hern and the Purple Thistle Centre AK Press 350 pp. / pb / $20.00 / 9781849350990

“Essential reading! A beacon of light for youth around the world. This unique collage of voices helps inform, inspire, and uplift the next generation.”—MK Asante, author of Buck Our first youth book! This scrapbook-style compilation brings together the voices of kids and adult allies, exploring a range of topics from gender and sexuality to cops and courts. With contributions from Michelle Alexander, Dan Savage, Mike Davis, Vikki Law, Andrea Schmidt, CrimethInc, and more!

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Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism | Geoff Mann AK Press 262 pp. / pb / $14.95 / 9781849351263

4 “Disassembly Required is about a kind of common sense that’s become hard to escape—a common sense of privatization, austerity, and financialization that has invaded virtually every aspect of our lives and communities.”—Utne Reader An anti-capitalist analysis of capitalism, that seeks to explain the mechanisms behind the machine in clear, accessible terms, without watering down the complex history that’s led us to this point. The best overview of the subject we’ve seen to date!

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SCUM Manifesto | Valerie Solanas AK Press 80 pp. / pb / $10.00 / 9781849351805

“To see the SCUM Manifesto’s humor, to let it crack you up page after page, is not to read it as a joke. The truth of the world as seen though Valerie’s eyes is patently absurd, a cosmic joke.”— Michelle Tea

Our new pocket-size edition of this classic manifesto. Redesigned for a new generation, with a new Foreword by Michelle Tea.

Quiet Rumours: An Anarcha-Feminist Reader | Edited by Dark Star Collective AK Press 160 pp. / pb / $17.00 / 9781849351034 A fascinating window into the development of the women’s movement in the words of those who moved it. Compiled and introduced by the UK-based anarchist collective Dark Star, featuring articles and essays from anarchists and anarchist-inspired feminists, from Emma Goldman to our contemporary anarcho-queer writers and activists.


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One Game at a Time: Why Sports Matter | Matt Hern AK Press 176 pp. / pb / $12.95 / 9781849351362

“The spirit of Walt Whitman, cheered on by the ghost of A. J. Liebling, moves Matt Hern’s pen in this street-tough but joyful celebration of bodies electric and hopes defiant.”—Mike Davis, author of In Praise of Barbarians An impassioned and entertaining plea for a more active engagement with sports, both physically and intellectually, from radical urbanist and unrepentant sports fanatic Matt Hern.

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Take Back the Land: Land, Gentrification, and the Umoja Village Shantytown | Max Rameau AK Press 150 pp. / pb / $14.95 / 9780983059752

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Before Occupy, there was Umoja Village. From the principal architect of Miami’s Take Back the Land movement comes an inspiring story about the power of the community to reclaim public space. Half philosophical reflection and half “how we did it,” this book is destined to be a classic.

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New Titles from AK Press See our whole list at akpress.org. All of these titles, and many more, are now available as ebooks, too!


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Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency | Edited by Kristian Williams, Will Munger, and Lara Messersmith-Glavin AK Press 440 pp. / pb / $21.00 / 9781849351300

“Together, the writers sound a sobering warning: the American government is an iron fist in a velvet glove whose purpose remains preserving the status quo and enriching the rich.”— Publishers Weekly Counterinsurgency has existed as the state’s implicit strategy for a generation, and increasingly this strategy is becoming explicit. In this chilling collection of sociological and political essays, fifteen writers examine the application of domestic counterinsurgency tactics within the United States, and seek to equip the left with a more nuanced understanding of state repression—and how to fight back.

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Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism, & Early New Zealand Anarchism | Jared Davidson AK Press 176 pp. / pb / $12.95 / 9781849351324

“A ground breaking tale of a rebel life, skillfully unearthed by Jared Davidson. A must read.”—Lucien van der Walt, co-author of Black Flame The first in-depth study of anarchism in New Zealand during the turbulent years of the early-20th century—a time of wildcat strikes, industrial warfare, and a radical working class counter-culture. Interweaving biography, cultural history, and an array of archival sources, this engaging account unravels the anarchist-cum-bomber stereotype by piecing together the life of Philip Josephs—a Latvian-born Jewish tailor, antimilitarist, and founder of the Wellington Freedom Group.

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The Value of Radical Theory: An Anarchist Introduction to Marx’s Critique of Political Economy | Wayne Price AK Press 200 pp. / pb / $12.95 / 9781939202017 A cogent explanation of Marx’s theory of capital, from an anarchist perspective. Price presents Marx’s theory as an as-yet-unsurpassed explanation of contemporary capitalism, one that will aid in the task of overcoming the market and ushering in an era of collective, participatory control of the economy.


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6 of Spain, who—with and without the help of their own organizations—fought and built a new world alongside everyday labourers in the chaos of revolution and Franco’s fascist coup.

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Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire | Edited by C.B. Daring, J. Rogue, Deric Shannon, and Abbey Volcano AK Press 240 pp. / pb / $19.95 / 9781849351201

“Queering Anarchism is a vital contribution in this moment, providing analysis and strategies for building the queer and trans politics we want and need.”—Dean Spade, author of Normal Life A diverse set of writings, ranging from the deeply theoretical to the playfully personal, that explore the possibilities of the concept of “queering,” turning the dominant, and largely heteronormative, structures of belief and identity entirely inside out.

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Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism | Michael Schmidt AK Press 192 pp. / pb / $12.00 / 9781849351386

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Anarchism and Workers’ Self-Management in Revolutionary Spain | Frank Mintz AK Press 326 pp. / pb / $19.00 / 9781849350785 Frank Mintz’s classic study of collectivisation and economic experimentation during the Spanish revolution is available here for the first time in English. This is the chronicle of the anarcho-syndicalists

“Part history, part manifesto, Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism is a succinct and insightful polemic.”—Mark Leier, author of Bakunin: A Biography A concise history of the significance and global reach of mass organized anarchism, tracing its syndicalist origins to Mexico in 1869, then Spain, spreading to Egypt and Uruguay by 1872, then to Cuba and the United States by 1883, its dramatic rise to labor dominance throughout Latin America, and its radicalizing minority influence in Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and Sub-Saharan Africa.


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Anarchists Against the Wall | Edited by Uri Gordon and Ohal Greitzer

Undoing Border Imperialism | Harsha Walia

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AK Press / Institute for Anarchist Studies 150 pp. / pb / $12.00 / 9781849351140

AK Press / Institute for Anarchist Studies 340 pp. / pb / $16.00 / 9781849351348

Part of a small but growing phenomenon in Israel since 2003, Anarchists Against the Wall have been boldly challenging the Segregation Barrier and generalized violence against occupied Palestine. The reflections herein offer a window into some of the most dynamic direct action activism today.

“Harsha Walia has played a central role in building some of North America’s most innovative, diverse, and effective new move­ments. That this brilliant organizer and theorist has found time to share her wisdom in this book is a tremendous gift to us all.” —Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

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Blood and Betrayal: Inside Mexico’s Drug War | Paul Imison AK Press / Counterpunch 200 pp. / pb / $15.00 / 9781849351782

Blood and Betrayal tells the story of the “Drug War”: the key events, the origin of the rivalry between the “cartels,” the infamous drug lords, the 70,000 people who have been killed in Mexico since 2006, and the major political players, many of whom have been accused of protecting organized crime. (Available in January 2014)

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In the Shadow of the Sabertooth | Doug Peacock AK Press / Counterpunch 200 pp. / pb / $15.00 / 9781849351409 A renegade naturalist tells the story of global warming, the first Americans, and the terrible beasts of the Pleistocene ... the latest work from the incomparable Doug Peacock.

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To Remain Silent Is Impossible: Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman in Russia by Emma Goldman & Alexander Berkman | Edited byAndrew Zonneveld

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On Our Own Authority! Publishing 249 pp. / pb / $19.99 / 9780985890988 A collection of many of Goldman and Berkman’s most important essays, pamphlets, and diary entries related to the Russian Revolution and their experiences in Russia.

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On Our Own Authority! Publishing 106 pp. / pb / $14.99 / 9780985890933 A new collection of writings and critical reflections on the Paris Commune by the likes of Louise Michel, William Morris, Mikhail Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin, Voltairine de Cleyre, Alexander Berkman, and Maurice Brinton.

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Lucy Parsons: An American Revolutionary | Carolyn Ashbaugh Haymarket 288 pp. / pb / $16.00 / 9781608462131 A woman ahead of her time, Lucy Parsons was an early American anarchist who defied all conventions of her turbulent era. This is her story.

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The Commune: Paris, 1871 | Various Authors

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Elephant Editions 121 pp / pb / $12.00 / No ISBN In the words of Errico Malatesta, this series of articles forms “a lucid statement of the ever present problems of anarchism in relation to the would-be revolutionary movements.”

The Age of Globalization: Anarchists and the Anticolonial Imagination | Benedict Anderson Verso Books 272 pp. / pb / $19.95 / 9781781681442 An account of the unlikely connections that made up late nineteenth-century politics and culture, in particular the links between militant anarchists in Europe and the Americas and the anti-imperialist uprisings in Cuba, China, and Japan. Based on Anderson’s classic, Under Three Flags.

The End of Anarchism? | Luigi Galleani

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Voces libertarias: Los origenes del anarquismo en Puerto Rico | Jorell A. Melendez Secret Sailor Press 175 pp / pb / $15.00 / 9781618872562 Voces libertarias recorre la historia del ascendiente movimiento obrero puertorriqueño durante las primeras dos décadas del siglo XX en aras de

analizar los orígenes y la influencia de las ideas anarquistas en la isla.

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Contradictionary: A Bestiary of Words in Revolt | Crimethinc. Crimethinc. 320 pp. / pb / $11.95 / 9780970910196 New from Crimethinc, in the tradition of The Devil’s Dictionary: this is no mere miscellany, but a lighthearted work of serious literature, concentrating a wealth of ideas and history into aphorisms and anecdotes. See everything we distribute->->


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The Failure of Nonviolence: From the Arab Spring to Occupy | Peter Gelderloos Left Bank Books 150 pp. / pb / $14.95 / 9780939306183 The Failure of Nonviolence examines most of the major social upheavals since the end of the Cold War to establish what nonviolence can accomplish, and what a diverse, unruly, non-pacified movement can accomplish.

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PennyRosenwasser.com 423 pp. / pb / $21.95 / 9780988918702 Anchored in Jewish ethical tradition and a desire for community-building, this is a longtime activist’s call to repair the world and end racism.

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Out of Control: A Fifteen-Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons | Nancy Kurshan Freedom Archives 229 pp. / pb / $20.00 / 9780979078927 The inspiring story of the Committee to End the Marion Lockdown (CEML), a group whose work and influence has spread, even as the practices at Marion became widespread in many other prisons in the U.S. and internationally.

We Are Our Own Liberators: Selected Prison Writings | Jalil Muntaqim Arissa Media Group 311 pp. / pb / $17.95 / 9780974288468 More than thirty-six years of Jalil Muntaqim’s prison writings, this book contains some of the most significant contributions he has made to the Black Liberation and New Afrikan Independence Movements.

Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears | Penny Rosenwasser

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Occupied London #5 | Occupied London

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Lines of Work: Stories of Jobs and Resistance | Edited by Scott Nikolas Nappalos

Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness 108 pp. / pb / $12.00 / 9781938660115 The final issue of Occupied London, an anarchist journal of theory and action. This issue features reflections from many recent sites of mass revolts from the past few years.

Black Cat Press 242 pp. / pb / $21.95 / 9781926878133 A rare look at life and social relationships viewed from the cubicle, cash register, hospital, factory, and job site, this text brings together organizers sharing their experiences of working and fighting back.

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Capital’s Greek Cage | Various Authors

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Stand Up Struggle Forward: New Afrikan Revolutionary Writings on Nation, Class and Patriarchy | Sanyika Shakur

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Autonomedia 128 pp. / pb / $9.95 / 9781570272851 Includes the essays “When the Invisible Hand of the Market Rises in a Nazi Salute” by Clandestina; “Greek Diaries, 2012–2013” by George Kaffentzis,” and “Lethal Experiment in Greece: Survival and Resistance” by Ernest Larsen & Sherry Millner.

Kersplebedeb 208 pp. / pb / $13.95 / 9781894946469 New writings from the author of Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member. “When you become revolutionary, you become a threat...”


1 My New Gender Workbook: A Step-By2 Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the ProStep Guide to Achieving World Peace Choice Movement | Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity Sarah Erdreich Seven Stories Press | Kate Bornstein Routledge 293 pp. / pb / $39.95 / 9780415538657 Transgender activist Kate Bornstein brings theory down to Earth and provides a practical approach to living with or without a gender.

268 pp. / pb / $16.95 / 9781609804589 One-third of all American women will have an abortion by the time they are 45, yet the topic remains taboo. This provocative book presents the antidote to the usual abortion debates.

3 Practicing Feminist Mothering | Fiona Joy Green

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ARP Books 200 pp. / pb / $21.95 / 9781894037549 An exploration of the realities of feminist mothering for both mothers and their children, providing a powerful perspective on mothering as a central aspect of feminism.

4 The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure | Edited by Tristan Taormino, et. al.

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Gender & Feminism 5 Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City | Bradley L. Garrett

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Verso Books 272 pp. / hb / $29.95 / 9781781681299 A manifesto—combining philosophy, politics and adventure—on our rights to the city and how to understand the twenty-first century metropolis.

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6 Surregional Explorations | Max Cafard

Charles H. Kerr 180 pp. / pb / $16.00 / 9780882863634 Max Cafard works his way through critiques of Anarchism, Surrealism, Situationism, Media, Cinema, and Regionalism, to arrive to his own fascinating and practicable practice of the Surregional.

7 The Revolution Will Be Hilarious | Adam Krause

New Compass Press 46 pp. / pb / $7.95 / 9788293064244 This look at comedy and social change demonstrates that humor, democracy, and creativity are all closely related.

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Feminist Press 432 pp. / pb / $22.95 / 9781558618183 Bringing together writings by feminists in the adult industry and research by feminist porn scholars, this book investigates not only how feminists understand pornography, but also how feminists do porn.

Disrupting Business: Art & Activism in Times of Financial Crisis | Edited by Tatiana Bazzichelli & Geoff Cox Autonomedia 234 pp. / pb / $19.95 / 9781570272646 Disrupting Business explores some of the interconnections between art, activism and the business concept of disruptive innovation.

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1 Assault on the Impossible: Dutch Collective Imagination in the Sixties and Seventies | Marjolijn van Riemsdijk

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Autonomedia 150 pp. / pb / $16.95 / 9781570272714 An investigation of the aesthetic attitudes and ludic interventions that helped generate the group mind that drove the politics of the Provo movement.

2 Squatting in Europe: Radical Spaces, Urban Struggles | Edited by Squatting in Europe Kollective Minor Compositions 256 pp. / pb / $20.00 / 9781570272578 An investigation into the history and politics of squatting in the Netherlands, Spain, France, Germany, and England over the past four decades.

3 Against the Nation: Anti-National Politics in Germany | Robert Ogman

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New Compass Press 110 pp. / pb / $14.95 / 9788293064206 By examining the campaigns and documents of the various anti-national tendencies in Germany following reunification, Ogman takes a fresh look at the question of nationalism that has haunted the left for more than a century.

4 (The Rise & Fall of the) Dil Pickle Club: Chicago’s Wild 20s! | Edited by Franklin Rosemont

History

Charles H. Kerr 186 pp. / pb / $15.00 / 9780882862743 Reminiscences of the Dil Pickle Club by the poets, artists, journalists, novelists, hobos, scholars, anarchist, wobblies, and assorted radicals and oddballs who made it famous.

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Quivering Land | Roewan Crowe ARP Books 168 pp. / pb / $19.95 / 9781894037907 This compelling and haunting literary debut is a rather queer Western, engaging with poetics and politics to reckon with the legacies of violence and colonization in the West.

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Islands of Decolonial Love: Stories & Songs

| Leanne Simpson ARP Books 112 pp. / pb / $14.95 / 9781894037884 Told with voices that are rarely recorded but need to be heard, and incorporating the language and history of her Nishnaabeg people, this 8 is a profound, important, and beautiful book of fiction.

7 Inbetweenland | Jacks McNamara Deviant Type Press 79 pp. / pb / $10.00 /

9780982015964 Mapping out radical trajectories through loss, violence, and queer desire, Inbetweenland creates a luminous archive of survival and resilience in a self-destructing world.

All We Want Is Everything | Andrew F. Sullivan ARP Books 196 pp. / pb / $16.95 / 9781894037846 An exceptional debut

collection exploring the misused and forgotten, the places in between.

9 A Superintendent’s Eyes | Steve Dalachinsky Autonomedia 180 pp. / pb / $15.00 / 9781570272721 A cycle of poems/prose dealing with the vicissitudes of being a building super back in the days when NYC streets were still mean.


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Zapatista Solidarity Calendar | $20.00

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Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar | $12.00

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Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar | $12.00

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Justseeds Organizer Large $10 | Small $8

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Slinghot Organizer Large $12 | Small $6

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The Bottled Wasp Pocket Diary | $10

Calendars & Organizers Kids’ Books 7

Oh, Oh, Baby Boy! | Janine Macbeth

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Blood Orange Press 32 pp. / hb / $15.95 / 9780985351403

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3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale | Danbert Nobacon Exterminating Angel Press 208 pp. / pb / $13.00 / 9781935259060

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Don’t Say a Word, Mama / No digas nada, Mama | Joe Hayes Cinco Puntos Press 32 pp. / pb / $8.95 / 9781935955450

Plus, check out page 13 for more kids books recommended by AK Press!

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3. Limited Edition AK Press T-Shirt (Unisex S-XXL; Women’s S-XL): $20.00

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4. Limited Edition AK Press Tote Bag: $10.00 5. AK Press Flask: $18.00 3

6. AK Press Knit Cap: $12.00 7. Anarcho-Syndicalist Flag: $35.00

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8. “Every Cook Can Govern” Apron: $20.00

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9. Kropotkin “The Anarchist Formerly Known as Prince” T-Shirt (Purple or black; S-XXL): $20.00

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10. </CAPITALISM> T-Shirt: $20.00 11. Circle-A Hands T-Shirt: $20.00

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12. Anarchist Star (& More!) Pins (Black Star, Black/Red Star, Black/Pink Star, Black/ Purple Star, Black/Green Star, Circle A, Class War, Smash Fascism, Anarchist Black Cross, Bomb): $4.00 each

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Great Gifts for Any Time of Year!

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1. Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures, 1960s to Now | Edited by Josh MacPhee and Dara Greenwald

3. Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth | Edited by Matt Hern and The Purple Thistle Centre

AK Press / 175 pp. / pb / $28.95 / 9781849350143 A full color compendium of movement art, from the 1960s to the present day.

AK Press / 350 pp. / pb / $20.00 / 9781849350990 The essential radical reading for teens. Buy a copy for all the kids in your life!

2. Go the Fuck to Sleep | Adam Mansbach

4. Celebrate People’s History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution | Edited by Josh MacPhee

Akashic Books / 32 pp. / hb / $14.95 / 9781617750250 A new classic, and a NYT Bestseller!

Feminist Press / 256 pp. / hb / $24.95 / 9781558616776 Since 1998, over one hundred “Peo-

A is for Activist | Innosanto Nagara Seven Stories Press 28 pp. / board book / $9.95 / 9781609805395 An ABC Board Book designed especially for the next generation of progressives! A fantastic gift for all the new parents you know.

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A Rule Is To Break: A Child’s Guide to Anarchy | John Seven & Jana Christy Manic D Press 44 pp. / hb / $14.95 / 9781933149257 Simply celebrating childhood: the joy, the wonder of discovery, the spontaneity, and strong emotions.

Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week | Isa Chandra Moskowitz Little, Brown & Co. 320 pp. / hb / $30.00 The latest cookbook from one of the greatest vegan cooks!

ple’s History” posters have paid tribute to revolution, racial justice, women’s rights, queer liberation, labor struggles, and creative activism. This book collects them all!

5. Super-Happy Anarcho Fun Pages | Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness / 224 pp. / pb / $12.00 / 9781938660085 10 issues of one of our all-time favorite anarchist comics in one collection!

Queen of the Underworld | Sophie Lyons Combustion Books 200 pp. / pb / $15.00 / 9781938660092 A new 100th-anniversary edition Sophie Lyons’ memoirs chronicle six decades of bank robberies, prison breaks, cons, and swindles.

A People’s Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements | Nicolas Lampert New Press 384 pp. / hb / $35.00 A beautiful new collection of movement art history.


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