December 2010

Move to Cary?

I'm the guy who wrote the letter to the Chapel Hill Weekly in September suggesting that people supporting a Costco in Orange County should consider moving to Cary.   Those who chose to  respond rightly condemned me for the arrogant tone of my writing, but if I read the terms of Orange Politics correctly, we should strive to deal in ideas, not personal attacks.   I care a lot about this place, so sometimes my rhetoric gets away from me.   I apologize for my tone, but not my ideas.

Justice United Fall Assembly

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More than 300 Justice United delegates from active congregations, associations, and neighborhoods operating in Orange County will gather to advance and celebrate public agreements with elected and private leaders.

 Agenda also includes the kick off of our new county-wide listening campaign that will involve hundreds of Orange County residents with the goal of generating a new Justice United agenda for 2011.

Date: 

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow St, Chapel Hill

World History: Anarcho/Folk-Pop Duo! Live Show!

The Anarcho-Folk-Pop Duo will be at Internationalist Books and Community Center in the evening to perform songs from their album "You Can't Stop Trying".

Give them a listen at http://worldhistory.bandcamp.com/!

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World History began in the winter of 2006, as a collection of songs written and recorded aboard several boats in Seattle, Washington. The project has since evolved into a laughing, stomping, yelping collaboration between Neil Campau and Jamie Menzel. They most often write songs about historical characters and events that are rarely talked about in compulsory school textbooks, and their lyrics provide hints of their anarchist anti-politics. Campau provides the majority of the vocals, alternately strumming his rusty autoharp and breaking guitar strings, while Menzel lends her soft vocals and intricate flute melodies, and from time to time, breaks something in a percussive fervor. Whether performing a raucous, triumphant historical retelling or a foot-stomping sing-along, World History continues to captivate audiences from living room to back porch.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/World-History/191432716069
http://www.myspace.com/worldworldhistoryhistory
http://www.twitter.com/itsoktobealive
http://www.last.fm/music/World+History
http://www.reverbnation.com/worldhistory

Date: 

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 1:00pm

Location: 

Internationalist Books and Community Center, 405 W Franklin St Chapel Hill

Imaginal Machines: Book reading and discussion with author Stevphen Shukaitis

All power to the imagination? Over the past forty years to invoke the imagination as a basis for radical politics has become a cliché: a rhetorical utilization of ideas already in circulation. But what exactly is radical imagination? Come join Stevphen Shukaitis for a discussion of his book Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life (Autonomedia, 2009), which explores the potentials and limits of collective imagination in social movement organizing.

“Imaginal Machines explores with humor and wit the condition of art and politics in contemporary capitalism. It reviews the potentials and limits of liberatory art (from surrealism to Tom Waits) while charting the always-resurgent creations of the collective imagination. Shukaitis exhibits a remarkable theoretical breadth, bringing together the work of Castoriadis, the Situationists, and autonomous Marxism to define a new task for militant research: constructing imaginal machines that escape capitalism. Imaginal Machines is truly a book that makes a path by walking.” – Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch: Women the Body and Primitive Accumulation

 

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Date: 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

December Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night

Join Internationalist Books and the Internationalist Prison Books Collective for December's Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night, Wednesday December 15!

Come and write a birthday card to political prisoners whose birthdays fall in the month of December. They're sure to need some love during the Holiday season!

 This month we will be writing:

Ed Poindexter - an ex-Black Panther targeted by FBI's COINTELPRO,

Tsutomu Shirosaki - a Japanese national accused of being a part of the Japanese Red Army,

Zolo Ahona Azania - a former Black Panther convicted of a bank robbery,

Fred Burton - an innocent man convicted in a sham trial for killing a cop, and

Jerome White-Bey - an anarchist prison activist who has helped to fight slave labor in prisons by organizing the Missouri Prison Labor Union.

For more information, check out www.internationalistbooks.org, or www.prisonbooks.info

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Date: 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Internationalist Bookstore and Community Center, 405 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill

"A River of Waste" - Documentary

Join Internationalist Books and Community Center and Croatan Earth First! for our monthly Earth First! movie screening. This month's selection is "River of Waste"

“This documentary exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in the nation’s modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. Scientists have even called the practices of these companies as mini Chernobyls. In U.S. and around the world, the meat and poultry industry is dominated by a large number of toxins and by dumping large amounts of sewage into the environment. The film shows the vast impact these companies make on the environment and public health and focuses on the individual lives that have been damaged and destroyed because of these farms.”
– Entertainment Weekly

More information and a trailer at Croatan Earth First!: http://croatanearthfirst.wordpress.com/ .

For more information about Internationalist Books and Community Center, visit www.internationalistbooks.org. 

 

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Date: 

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Internationalist Bookstore and Community Center, 405 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill

Carrboro Lunchbox Concert Series

Warm Your Soul with the best local Music Around!!
Bring your Lunch and Enjoy FREE Live Musical Performances provided by Carrboro Recreation and Parks Every Thursday  January 13 through February 24

12pm-1pm in Carrboro Century Center Hall

The Hey Brothers         
They are a 5 piece bluegrass band with tight trio harmonies and some fine picking. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and a big ole Kaye bass. Five friends who play and sing the old, the new, the borrowed. They call themselves The Hey Brothers, “Makers of Fine Bluegrass”. www.theheybrothers.com

Date: 

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 7:00am to 8:00am

Location: 

Carrboro Century Center

Carrboro Lunchbox Concert Series

 The Mighty Gospel Inspirations- A cappella Gospel
The Mighty Gospel Inspirations are focused on singing traditional “Quartet style” a cappella gospel rarely heard today.  It is reminiscent of what was performed in the 1940’s and 1950’s. This is an intricate singing style that requires tightly-knit harmony and results in a sound very much like a single voice accompanying a lead singer.  Many long hours of rehearsal are required to make it successful and The Mighty Gospel Inspirations have dedicated themselves to this task.

Date: 

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 7:00am to Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 8:00pm

Location: 

Carrboro Century Center 100 North Greensboro Street Carrboro, 27510

Carrboro Lunchbox Concert Series

Warm Your Soul with the best local Music Around!!Bring your Lunch and Enjoy FREE Live Musical PerformancesProvided by Carrboro Recreation and Parks

Every Thursday January 13 through February 24
12pm-1pm in Carrboro Century Center Hall

 

Puritan Rodeo- Americana / Roots MusicBorrowing heavily from country’s string band tradition, Puritan Rodeo walks with a honky tonk swagger, a bluegrass rollick and a songwriter’s sincerity. Puritan Rodeo plays to the grand traditions of authenticity, simplicity and honesty. The songs are world-weary, but balance the rough-and-tumble life with an unwavering sense of hope and redemption. www.puritanrodeo.com

Date: 

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 7:00am to 8:00am

Location: 

Carrboro Century Center 100 North Greensboro Street Carrboro, 27510

Carrboro Lunchbox Concert Series

Warm Your Soul with the best local Music Around!! Bring your Lunch and Enjoy FREE Live Musical Performances Provided by Carrboro Recreation and Parks

Every Thursday January 13 through February 24


12pm-1pm in Carrboro Century Center Hall

 The Mighty Gospel Inspirations- A cappella Gospel
The Mighty Gospel Inspirations are focused on singing traditional “Quartet style” a cappella gospel rarely heard today.  It is reminiscent of what was performed in the 1940’s and 1950’s. This is an intricate singing style that requires tightly-knit harmony and results in a sound very much like a single voice accompanying a lead singer.  Many long hours of rehearsal are required to make it successful and The Mighty Gospel Inspirations have dedicated themselves to this task.

Date: 

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 7:00am to 8:00am

Location: 

Carrboro Century Center 100 North Greensboro Street Carrboro, 27510

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