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WCHL Mayoral Candidate Forum

I am imgaine the reason this is so short (one hour) is that there isn't much to ask the challengers besides "who the **** do you think you are?" and then thank Mark Kleinschmidt for his service and polite patience with these bozos. Here's my favorite part of WCHL's story about this: 

...challenger Kevin Wolff proposed the forum earlier this month, but hasn’t yet confirmed his attendance.

Date: 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

WCHL Studio, VilCom Center Drive, Chapel Hill

Second Annual Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair

Carrboro’s second annual anarchist book fair will take place on Saturday, November 12. The book fair will run all day; other events geared towards both organizing and entertainment will take place throughout the weekend. Book lovers, firebrands, and the simply curious are all invited! Anarchists have been in the news a lot this past year, and this is a good opportunity to find out what all the hubbub is really about.

Are you involved with a radical bookshop, organizing group, or publishing project? Don’t delay–email carrborobookfair@gmail.com to reserve a table, volunteer to help, or suggest activities. The deadline for reserving tables is November 1. We’ll also be hosting workshops, presentations, and discussions–feel free to propose to offer one.

Just like last year, we are asking groups to pay a small tabling fee, but it’s important to us that tabling be accessible to groups that do not expect to make any money. 

Date: 

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Nightlight at 405 1/2 West Rosemary Street, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chapel Hill Fake News

Today's Chapel Hill News published a letter by someone named Yelena Francis equating the people who protested at the Silent Sam statue on Sept 1 with Russian Communists who destroyed Tsarist statues.  The newspaper gave this letter the title "Leftist déjà vu" and place it just below an amateurish cartoon showing Silent Sam being carted away and replaced by a statue of Dean Smith.

This pisses me off for one simple reason:

The students did not call for the removal of Silent Sam, and the Chapel Hill News should know this.

They called for a plaque to be placed on the side of the statue explaining when and why the statue had been erected and what it represented and still represents.  They were wise enough to realize that we need to keep Silent Sam and learn from it over and over.

Wanted: A New Letters Policy at the Chapel Hill News

Sunday's edition of the Chapel Hill News includes two letters in response to Molly De Marco's recent guest column imploring the Boy Scouts of America to welcome gay people into the organization. The paper's editors decided to publish the letters, despite the authors' inflammatory statements and deeply hateful rhetoric toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. In doing so, they have sent a message to our community that the Chapel Hill News is a no-holds-barred forum for the discriminatory fantasies of bigots.

One of the letters, by Tom Evans of Pittsboro, describes LGBT people as defective and mentally dysfunctional. The other letter, by Alan Culton of Hillsborough, likens homosexuality to violent assault, marital infidelity, and pedophilia.

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