[Internationalist] Mon 1/26: Anti-war Poetry with William La Riche!
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Internationalist Books & Community Center
405 W Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Open 11 AM to 8 PM, Mon-Sat; 12 to 6 PM Sun
IN THIS EMAIL:
1) Mon 1/26: William La Riche Anti-War Poetry Reading!
2) Wed 1/28: Discussion on the War on Gaza & a Strategy for the
Liberation of Palestine
3) Tons of new books now in stock!
4) more upcoming events at the store!
1) MON, 1/26, 7 PM: "TO THE HOUSE OF COLLATERAL DAMAGE"- WILLIAM LA
Join Internationalist Books for an exciting and evocative reading with
acclaimed poet William La Riche, as he reads from his latest work, "To
the House of Collateral Damage: Centuries of the Civilian Dead."
This incredibly ambitious, book-length poem takes on the modern
problem of war. The poem's great achievement is that it situates our
own age, not as a golden age, but as one notable for its harshness and
brutality, especially towards noncombatants, as well as for the beauty
of the language that can be found to describe and understand that
brutality, and perhaps to change it. Homer's *Iliad* and Virgil's
*Aeneid* allow us, two and a half millennia later, to experience the
complexity and contradictions of the ancient world. La Riche proposes,
boldly, to observe and judge our own world through the contradictions
of our relationship to war. Read more at
William La Riche was a Fulbright Scholar and has lectured at New York
University and Princeton University in art and architecture over the
years. His previous book *Alexandria: The Sunken City* is about the
largest underwater excavation of all time. He lives in New York City.
2) WED, 1/28, 6 PM: DISCUSSION ON THE WAR ON GAZA AND A STRATEGY FOR
THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE
Please join us for a study group & discussion of the war on Gaza and
its significance in the context of the broader struggle for the
liberation of Palestine. We will discuss the aims of the Palestinian
war of liberation, some historical background, the role of U.S.
imperialism in the oppression of Palestine, the latest murderous
assault by Israel in Gaza, the current 'ceasefire', and what we can do
as solidarity activists to support the people of Palestine.
The main readings are from "A Strategy for the Liberation of
Palestine," an important work from 1969 by the revolutionary
organization, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP ).
*The readings are available here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/10991932/*
Folks are encouraged to read the excerpts in the attached study guide,
however, please feel free to come to the discussion even if you have
not read the documents and no matter what level of understanding you
have of the struggle. We can all learn from and teach one another.
The discussion is hosted by Freedom Road Socialist Organization
[www.frso.org]. Please email kostajh at gmail.com with questions.
3) TONS OF NEW BOOKS NOW IN STOCK!
We've got tons of brand new thought-provoking books in stock this
month. Just a sampling of the titles that are now on the shelves:
-Current events and politics titles:
*The Three Trillion Dollar War
*The Revolution Will Not Be Funded
*No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization
-Ecology/environmentalism titles from Derrick Jensen, Vandana Shiva,
Wendell Berry, and more
-Fiction from David Sedaris, Don DeLillo, Ben Okri, Tao Lin, and lots
-Analysis of the Palestine/Israel conflict:
*Palestine Inside Out
*Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
*Peace Under Fire
*The Case Against Israel
-Cutting edge political theory and analysis:
*What Does the Ruling Class Do When It Rules?
*The Post-American World
...and dozens more! Check us out Mon-Sat 11 AM to 8 PM or Sundays 12
to 6 PM to browse and learn more.
4) MORE UPCOMING EVENTS!
All events take place at the Internationalist (405 W. Franklin St.)
unless otherwise noted.
MON, 1/26, 7 PM: "TO THE HOUSE OF COLLATERAL DAMAGE"- WILLIAM LA RICHE
See description above!
WED, 1/28, 6 PM: DISCUSSION ON THE WAR ON GAZA AND A STRATEGY FOR THE
LIBERATION OF PALESTINE
See description above!
WED, 2/11, 7 PM: JAMES PROTZMAN READS FROM "JESUS SWEPT"!
Join us for this exciting literary event as Chapel Hill resident and
longtime Internationalist supporter James Protzman reads from his
brand new novel, "Jesus Swept".
The unlikely tale of hope lost, found and lost again on the North
Carolina coast, "Jesus Swept" celebrates a philosophy of life you can
put on a bumper sticker, with Hook, Sinker, Liz, Frank, Dog, and Jesus
himself, six souls twisted in a tangle of family threads that will
make you cry until you laugh - or until you try dying.
James Protzman is a freelance business writer and a blogger based
right here in Chapel Hill. For more information about the book and the
author, visit http://www.jamesprotzman.com.
THURS, 2/26, 8 PM: ALCAZAR HOTEL ACOUSTIC CD RELEASE SHOW!
Join us at the Internationalist for an exciting night of music with
local band Alcazar Hotel!
Featuring new Internationalist volunteer Will Dawson on vocals and
bass, Alcazar Hotel brings a hard-driving, fun loving rock'n'roll
sound with punk, surf, and rockabilly influences. They'll be playing
an unplugged acoustic set to celebrate the release of their brand new
debut album. The fully amplified CD release show will be later on that
night at Reservoir in Carrboro at 10 PM.
Check 'em out at www.myspace.com/thealcazarhotel. See you there!
INTERNATIONALIST PRISON BOOKS COLLECTIVE
The Internationalist sponsors a program that sends free books and
literature to people incarcerated in Mississippi and Alabama. Since
2006 the Books to Prisoners collective has mailed educational
materials to thousands of prisoners, building solidarity with networks
of activists inside and out of prison agitating for justice and
alternatives to the prison system, while meeting a direct and urgent
need. There are many ways to get involved:
-Come fill requests at the weekly book-wrapping, which takes place
every Sunday from 1-4 PM at 218 N. Graham St. in Chapel Hill.
-DONATE books by dropping them off at the Internationalist!
Particularly in demand are dictionaries, thesauruses, African-American
history, culture, and fiction, self-help, Spanish language,
GED/education, and more (paperbacks only).
For more information, check out www.prisonbooks.info.
NEW LOCAL SKILLSHARE / FREE SKOOL!
Do you like to make stuff, learn things, and teach others? A local
Skillshare/DIY/Art Collective, Free Skool, Radical Event Bulletin, and
Space/Material/Tool Share is being formed. This is a way for local
creative types to find each other to make and do stuff together. There
are a lot of innovative, skilled, and imaginative people in this area.
Let's pool our knowledge, skills, and resources to exponentialize our
creative input and output. So if you want to make masks or soap or
vegan liqueurs or a rope ladder or a mud oven or collaged formal wear
or tamales or hula hoops or pretty much anything else, or find others
to play soccer or practice tai chi with, or host a workshop on blowing
glass or screen-printing, or organize a potluck or salon, or just put
out an idea to the community; check this thing out. This is a way to
get your desires out of your head and into the awareness of lots of
other like-minded local people. Let's get together for the artistic
and practical. This is completely non-commercial and local. The
website is http://people.tribe.net/papokha. (Please email
papokha at gmail.com to make postings or with any questions.)
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