[Internationalist] Protest Tom Tancredo! (Veg. Myth postponed)
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Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Open 11 AM to 8 PM, Mon-Sat; 12 to 6 PM Sun
IN THIS EMAIL:
1) Protest Tom Tancredo! (Mon 4/26)
2) Vegetarian Myth reading group rescheduled (now Mon 5/10, 7 PM)
3) Gay vampire novelist reads at I-books! (Fri, 4/30, 7:30 PM)
4) More upcoming events!
1) PROTEST TOM TANCREDO!
**public service announcement**
Apparently xenophobic right-wing zealot Tom Tancredo didn't get the
message when he was run off of UNC's campus last year. Neo-fascist
student group Youth for Western Civilization has invited the
immigrant-bashing Colorado politician back to speak again - this time
to be defended by a cordon of armed police. Don't let UNC-Chapel Hill
and the cowardly racist apologist Chancellor Holden Thorp allow
fascist organizing to go on with impunity! Come protest and see what
"free speech" is all about - whose speech is defended with tasers and
pepper spray, and whose speech is attacked with them? The speech is
scheduled for 7 PM in the Student Union auditorium on UNC's campus.
When fascists come to town, SHIT GETS WILD!
2) VEGETARIAN MYTH READING GROUP RESCHEDULED (MON 5/10, 7 PM)
Due to stupid right-wing maniacs coming to town (see above), we
unfortunately had to reschedule our exciting discussion of The
Vegetarian Myth for Friday, May 10th at 7 PM. Read on for details...
Join us at Internationalist Books as we discuss Lierre Keith's
controversial new book "The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and
Sustainability" (PM Press, 2009). Derrick Jensen says this book "saved
his life", while Alice Walker calls it "one of the most important
books we can read" - yet vegans delivered a cayenne pie to the face of
the author during her reading at the 2010 San Francisco Anarchist
Bookfair! What's all the fuss about?
From the author's website: "We've been told that a vegetarian diet
can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre
Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a
vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we've been led
astray--not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by
The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the
planet, and more of the same won't save us. In service to annual
grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless
species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil--the
basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet,
our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come
from inside living communities, not be imposed across them.
Part memoir, part nutritional primer, and part political manifesto,
The Vegetarian Myth will challenge everything you thought you knew
about food politics."
What do you think? Come by the Internationalist to discuss and debate
Keith's arguments. Vegans, omnivores, and folks of all dietary
persuasions are invited. Copies are for sale at the store for $20.00
each - just $18.00 if you're a member! Don't miss this chance to
debate key contemporary political issues of ecology, diet, animal
rights, and freedom with other passionate radicals!
Check out SubMedia's excellent interview with Lierre Keith:
3) GAY VAMPIRE NOVELIST READS AT I-BOOKS! (FRI 4/30, 7:30 PM)
Join us at the Internationalist in welcoming gay vampire novelist
Damian Serbu lives in the Chicago area with his partner of seventeen
years and two dogs. After earning a Ph.D. in history (2001), he now
teaches at the collegiate level. His love for vampires and all things
horrific fused together with his academic training to inspire his
first novel, The Vampire's Angel. A childhood nightmare led to his
second novel, Secrets in the Attic, forthcoming summer 2010.
Set during the French Revolution, The Vampire's Angel traces the lives
characters: Xavier, a Parisian priest, Catherine, his noble sister,
and Thomas, a vampire from America. The priest and vampire fall in
love but hardship ensues as they struggle with separate demons. Thomas
resists his impatience and temper, while hiding his undead nature from
the man he loves. Xavier combats a devotion to the church and societal
obligation, both of which speak against following his heart. As France
crumbles around them, Catherine fights to maintain the family's
fortune, even as she falls prey to the schemes of a witchdoctor who
casts a spell upon her. Will the death, danger, and catastrophes of
revolution doom these three, or will they find solace from one another
and ultimate harmony?
In Secrets in the Attic, Jaret Bachmann travels with his family to his beloved
grandfather's funeral with a heavy heart and, more troubling,
premonitions of something evil lurking at the Bachmann ancestral home.
But no one believes that he sees ghosts, and no one else saw his
grandfather's ghost warning him to stay home except his dog, Darth.
Grappling with his sexuality, a ghost that wants him out of the way,
and the loss of his grandfather, Jaret must protect his family and
come to terms with powers hidden deep within himself.
Find out more at http://www.damianserbu.com/.
4) MORE UPCOMING EVENTS!
This spring, every Thursday, the Internationalist will host a series
April 22- How to: DIY
April 29- Street Art
TUES, 4/27, 7:30 PM: INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD (IWW) GENERAL MEETING
The local chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) will
hold a general meeting on April 27th at 7:30 PM. The meeting is open
to anyone. Topics of discussion will include Mayday celebration and
ongoing labor solidarity campaigns. More info on the IWW is available
SAT, 5/1, 7 PM: MAY DAY! AND REALLY REALLY FREE MOVIE
Come celebrate the original anarchist-inspired labor holiday this May
1st at the Internationalist! Following up the Really Really Free
Market (see below), we're screening a Really Really Free Movie in the
spirit of radical labor struggles.
"The Wobblies" (1979, 89 minutes) documents the history of the
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the radical labor union founded
in 1905. Unlike most unions at the time, the IWW organized all
unskilled workers and refused the racial and gender segregation that
dominated the labor movement, fighting for improved wages and
conditions while never losing sight of the ultimate goal of
overthrowing the bosses and abolishing wage labor. The film uses
interviews with surviving veterans of early 20th century union
struggles in lumberyards and silk mills alongside songs, cartoons,
posters, live footage, and other archival materials to trace the
trajectory of the "One Big Union". The result is a compelling,
well-organized portrait of industrial exploitation in the United
States and the courageous resistance of labor revolutionaries against
The Really Really Free Market!
Saturday, May 1st, 2-4 pm
Carrboro Town Commons
Bring something to share, take something you need! Carrboro's
legendary community event, now five and a half years running,
demonstrates the viability of an economy based on sharing rather than
competition. Give and receive Clothes, home furnishings, hot food and
groceries, games, books, and so much more...
MON, 5/17, 7 PM: READING GROUP- "WE ARE AN IMAGE OF THE FUTURE: THE
GREEK RIOTS OF DECEMBER 2008"
Following up on our exciting presentation and discussion by the
authors of this book back in February, the Internationalist welcomes
all interested in the recent riots in Greece to join us for a reading
group to discuss "We Are an Image From the Future: The Greek Revolt of
December 2008" (AK Press, 2010).
What causes a city, then a whole country, to explode? How did one
neighborhood's outrage over the tragic death of one teenager transorm
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 communiqués 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.
The book will be available for sale soon at the Internationalist for
$17.00 - just $15.30 if you're a member of the bookstore. Check out
more about the book at
http://akpress.org/2010/items/weareanimagefromthefuture. You can read
more about the VOID Network in Athens, Greece at
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