Tag Archive: Chapel Hill

Today! Wednesday! “Shop For Prison Abolition”

rumorsToday (12/4) between 3pm and 7pm Rumors Boutique located at 106 c North Graham St in Chapel Hill will be donating 20% of their proceeds to the Prison Books Collective.  It’s called “Shop for a Cause” and they do it for a different group every Wednesday in December. So if you’re in the mood for some hip, pre-loved clothes, Wednesday is a great day to get them and support the work of the Prison Books Collective.

Internationalist Books Is Seeking New Board Members

board-of-directors1From Internationalist Books

Internationalist Bookstore & Community Center is seeking progressive and proactive individuals to apply to its Board of Directors. Every two years, the board re-elects new or previous board members to act as a decision making body for the store.

The Board has four core responsibilities: (1) Staff support and oversight, (2) fundraising, (3) representing the Internationalist in the broader community, and (4) strategic planning and visioning for the store’s future. The last of these  responsibilities is shared by all members. The others are primarily the task of designated committees.

Board members commit to: (more…)

Announcing the 2013 Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair!

carrboro-anarchist-bookfair-posterThe fourth annual Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair will take place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on November 23, 2013! Please join us for an exciting weekend of discussions, bibliophily, entertainment… and surprises.

North Carolina has earned a reputation as a hub of anarchist organizing and publishing. Two years ago, at the peak of Occupy, the 2011 Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair climaxed with the occupation of a vacant building downtown, drawing attention from around the world. Last summer, North Carolina hosted the nationwide gathering of the radical environmentalist Earth First! network, while in nearby Durham, anarchists participated in spirited demonstrations against the murder of Trayvon Martin. Come learn about the ideas driving these events, and connect with local and regional projects.

Save the date! And if you are involved with a radical bookshop, organizing group, or publishing project, now is the time to get in touch. (more…)

Radical Rush Week 2013 Sept 2 – 9th

weekscheduletabloidexperimentThe Internationalist Prison Books Collective is excited to be one of the supporting groups for the UNControllables Radical Rush Week.

What is Radical Rush?

Radical Rush Week is a week of events (9/2 to 9/9) celebrating the possibilities for liberation and political struggle in the UNC community.

From their website:

We need to find each other.

Did you come to UNC hoping to fight oppression? Do you dream that this university would be a space against capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, homophobia, and ecocide?  Are you looking for the on-campus resources that will connect you with the struggle against drones, surveillance, empire, deportation, austerity, sweatshops and war?
Did you come to UNC hoping to build worlds that blossom and sustain diversity? Are you hoping to build spaces where people can speak justice, and do just things together? What beautiful thing would you build as you build a community? (more…)

Earth First! Journal Collective Weekend Tour: Aug 16 & 17 Debate & Workshops

brigid2013coverFrom Croatan Earth First!

On Friday August 16th Internationalist Books  in Chapel Hill will host a debate/discussion at 6 p.m. regarding the new zineThe Issues Are Not The Issue” with the author (former EF!er)  and organizers from Everglades & Katuah Earth First!

On Saturday Aug 17th, come out from 2-5 p.m. at Internationalist Bookstore at 405 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill for the “Earth Nightly News​​”​ program and Independent Media Workshop with editors from the Earth First! Journal Collective out of Lake Worth, Florida and the Appalachian office in Western NC. Find out how you can get involved in EF! Media projects and more. Participants will discuss where they get their news, which forms are most used, and how under-reported events and organizing can get more attentions through alternative press.

The Earth First! Journal has been a circulating printed newspaper and magazine for over 32 years. As the voice of the international direct action movement, the EF! Journal Collective maintains a number of media projects to help communicate the actions and ecological news to the world. Join us for a presentation, live news program and discussion about reading, writing and producing independent media. (more…)

Collective writes to political prisoners

16368_0214_letterwriting_cogburnoFrom The Daily Tar Heel

By Julia Craven

Chapel Hill’s Prison Books Collective is comforting political prisoners one birthday card at a time.

Wednesday night marked the third anniversary of the collective’s letter-writing events, which are held monthly at Internationalist Books and Community Center. (more…)

Chapel Hill: Solidarity Attack on Fraternity

FratBoys06Prison Books Blog editor’s note: This post was found on War on Society Blog and re-posted here as a news story.

Re-posted From War on Society Blog

“On the night of January 13, we smashed out the front windows of the Chi Psi frat house, 321 Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC. We did this for anyone who has ever been afraid to walk the streets of this town because of harassment for their body, gender, or sexuality. This fraternity was chosen at random. All fraternities are sites of conscious self-organization for patriarchal power and the homophobia that supports it. They exist to convert this power into real capital.

Solidarity with all those imprisoned or facing imprisonment for defending themselves against homophobic or transphobic violence.”

Against Democracy- a talk with Peter Gelderloos Dec. 15th

gelderloosSat Dec 15th from 7pm-9pm at internationalist books in chapel hill

Against Democracy

Visiting writer, Peter Gelderloos will share historical and personal accounts illustrating how the rhetoric of democracy is used to obscure truly non-hierarchical ways of building our collective strength. He’ll focus on his experiences of the centralization of power within the Plaza Occupations in Barcelona that in many ways paralleled the Occupy Movement here.

Peter Gelderloos is an anarchist from the south who has spent the last five years living and organizing in Barcelona, and is the author of How Nonviolence Protects the State.