The worker-run independent publisher and radical book distributor AK Press recently had a major setback because of a nearby warehouse fire. Happily, no one in the warehouse that AK resides in was harmed and everyone got out safely. But unfortunately several units (including AK’s) took water and smoke damage. In addition the City of Oakland has red-tagged their building which means they cannot do their usual business.
To recover from this mess and to help support other nearby organizations that were affected by this disaster AK Press are looking for some support on their GoFundMe campaign.
AK Press says on their website that,
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),” the site continues. “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.”
AK Press already has over 30,000 of their 150,000 goal, please support radical publishing and distribution!