AK Press Needs Your Help

by: EJ on 03/26/2015

Our thoughts are with AK Press today.  Last weekend their warehouse and distribution center was  burned and suffered smoke and water damage. The damage was extensive and they are unable to occupy or access their building. In addition to publishing their own books, AK distributes for a wide range of small independent publishers all of whom are being affected by the fire. From their website:


AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: seven people who work long hours for short money, because we believe in what we do. We're anarchists, which is reflected both in the books we provide and in the way we organize our business. Decisions at AK Press are made collectively, from what we publish, to what we distribute and how we structure our labor. All the work, from sweeping floors to answering phones, is shared. When the telemarketers call and ask, "who's in charge?" the answer is: everyone. Our goal isn't profit (although we do have to pay the rent). Our goal is supplying radical words and images to as many people as possible. The books and other media we distribute are published by independent presses, not the corporate giants. We make them widely available to help you make positive (or, hell, revolutionary) changes in the world. As you probably know, the stuff we carry is less and less available from the corporate publishers and their chain stores.




They have started a fundraising site on “go fund me”. The proceeds will go to AK Press, 1984 Printing and residents of the work/live building. Contribution large and small are welcome. If you would like more information or to contribute to their recovery please go to Fire Relief for AK Press and Friends.


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