If you read my column and consistently like it, then you are probably a fan of AK Press. Based in Oakland, this publisher is a worker-owned cooperative whose rad, anarchist leanings are evident in the works they distribute and the means by which they internally split duties (that is, evenly amongst their seven employees).
Unfortunately, early on the morning of March 21, a building close to AK Press’s warehouse caught fire. Two people died and many others were displaced, their units completely destroyed. AK and their comparably anti-corporate neighbor, 1984 Printing, both suffered fire and water damage, and days later had their building shuttered by the city.
Despite the setbacks, AK is hoping to continue business as usual, and to resume printing as soon as possible. To help them and their neighbors get back into their buildings, go ahead and spare what you can on their GoFundMe page. In the true spirit of mutual aid, AK Press will share the proceeds with 1984 Printing and the roughly 30 residents who were displaced.