Thursday, May 06, 2010

New AK Press Title Denounced by Glenn Beck!

I love that much of our country's underground activist community is marking their calendars based on when these folks passed through our respective towns. Blessings to those Greeks who were injured or killed in the firebomb today in Athens, which we have been assured by sources friendly to us in Greece, had nothing to do with the Anarchist communities there... -sky

AK Press is proud to report that our new book We Are An Image From the Future: The Greek Revolt of December 2008 has raised the eyebrows of right wing talk show host Glenn Beck, who denounced it last night on his FOX TV show.

On his show, Beck held up We Are An Image From the Future side-by-side with the book The Coming Insurrection, a title he has inadvertently helped propel to national bestseller status by attacking it on the air as "quite possibly the most evil thing I've ever read."

"You don't want to think that they even exist, but they do," Beck says of the authors of both books, whom he calls "Communist revolutionaries" who are "not anarchists, but they will use anarchy." (He seems to have entirely missed the fact that the contributors to We Are An Image From the Future—as well as other participants in the Greek revolts described in the book—are actually anarchists.)

Thanks to Beck's anti-endorsement, we expect quite a buzz around We Are An Image From the Future in the days to come. It is available to ship immediately from AK Press Distribution and other major wholesalers.

Activism, Rebellion & Politics

We Are  An Image From the Future: The Greek Revolts of December 2008
Author Name: Schwarz, A.G. & Sagris, Tasos & VOID Network

Title: We Are An Image From the Future: The Greek Revolts of December 2008

Book Condition: Brand New!

Seller ID: LED001896

What causes a city, then a whole country, to explode? How did one neighborhood's outrage over the tragic death of one teenager transform itself into a generalized insurrection against State and capital, paralyzing an entire nation for a month? This is a book about the murder of fifteen-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos, killed by the police in the Exarchia neighborhood of Athens on December 6th, 2008, and of the revolution in the streets that followed, bringing business as usual in Greece to a screeching, burning halt for three marvelous weeks, and putting the fear of history back into the bureaucrats of Fortress Europe and beyond. We Are an Image From the Future delves into the December insurrection and its aftermath through interviews with those who witnessed and participated in it, alongside the communiqu├ęs and texts that circulated through the networks of revolt. It provides the on-the-ground facts needed to understand these historic events, and also dispels the myths activists outside of Greece have constructed around them. What emerges is not just the intensity of the riots, but the stories of organizing and solidarity, the questions of strategy and tactics: a desperately needed examination of the fabric of the Greek movements that made December possible. This book is just what Dr. Fucking Anarchy ordered. How to turn insurrection into revolution. The Greek revolt will inspire a generation as Paris '68 did 40 years earlier. —Ian Bone, class warrior and author of Bash the Rich If protest is when I say I disagree, and resistance is when I do something about it, then insurrection is when everyone else is on-board too. So it was in December of 2008, when Greece burned.... We Are an Image from the Future is a quintessential portrait of revolution in action. The coming global insurrection has already begun. —Ramor Ryan, author of Clandestines What the Zapatista uprising of 1994 was to the antiglobalization movement, the Greek uprising of 2008 could be to the demise of capitalism itself. —CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective This dazzling collection is not a book about the great insurrection of 2008-it is a living piece of it that can become a part of us, and through us, it opens the prospect of a universe we might never otherwise have imagined possible. Future historians may well conclude that the Revolution finally began in 2008. If they do, this book will have played a crucial role in that realization. —David Graeber, author of Direct Action: An Ethnography

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