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ALL HANDS ON DECK 2! The Prison Books Collective needs your help on Sunday, March 24th

Full Speed Ahead!The Internationalist Prison Books Collective needs your help! We’ve had some good luck recently and gotten tons of good books. However we’ve hovering around two months behind on letters and book requests. We need your help to catch up. All hands on deck for a special, fun, backlog clearing workday on Sunday, March 24th, 2013, starting at noon at the collective’s workspace at 621 Hillsborough Rd. in Carrboro. Clear your calendars, stay tuned to the Prison Books website for more details, and plan to be there to help us get back above water and send out books! If you can’t make it, but want to help, then please consider becoming a sustainer.

March 25-UNC Anarchist FAQ!‏

Come to the UNControllables’ Anarchist FAQ!
for those interested in living without permission
What UNC frat boys are saying about anarchists:
“They are petulant, short-sighted adolescents who are openly mocked and never accomplish anything.”
“Only oppressed in their imaginations.”
“Self-declared anarchist members (a term whose very nature defies itself and thus

speaks for the absurdity of the entire issue) of the UNControllables…”

Why direct action? Why occupy buildings? Can we really live without bosses, police, or capitalism?
Come find out at the UNControllables’ Anarchist FAQ!
Monday, March 25th
7:00 PM
FPG Union-Room 3503

Sat, Feb 23rd: The Internationalist Cabaret & Pie Auction


From Internationalist Books

Get ready for an evening filled with puppetry, dance, music, stand up, skits, a local pie auction, and more.  All proceeds of this volunteer-run benefit will go directly to Internationalist Bookstore & Community Center so that it can continue its work as an activist and social center dedicated to promoting progressive education and resources. Internationalist Books and Community Center has served Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities for over 30 years.  To show your continued support, come out to the Internationalist Cabaret on Saturday February 23rd at The Nighlight located at 405 1/2 W. Rosemary S.  The event begins at 9 p.m.  Entrance at the door is $5-15.

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…)

January 26th: Celebrate Marie Mason’s Birthday @ Internationalist Books

masonFrom Croatan Earth First!

January 26th is Marie Mason’s Birthday! Come celebrate this herbal healer, musician, mother, activist and eco-sabatour extrordinaire with us at Internationalist Books on Saturday, January 26th at 7pm. We’ll be writing letters and birthday cards to Marie and other eco-prisoners, eating snacks, socializing and watching a short video about the Earth Liberation Front. Marie Mason is presently serving 22 years in prison for a series of arsons against the timber and biotech industries. After being informed on by her ex-husband she took a non-cooperating plea deal, refusing to inform on any of her codefendents. She has been, and continues to be, a very active member of the Earth First Community. Posters and literature about the Earth Liberation Front and earth liberation prisoners will be available.

Festival of Resistance in DC, January 20


From Crimethinc.

The last of next week’s Catharsis reunion shows will take place at the conclusion of a full day of performances, discussions and tabling in Washington, DC, the day before the Presidential Inauguration. This festival of resistance will offer a venue in which to envision a world without capitalism or hierarchy and to strategize about how to get there. (more…)

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.

Film Fest This Week In Advance of the 2013 Conference “Body as Battleground: Why the Law Continues to Fail Women,”

If anyone has a free evening this week, the Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity is hosting a film festival at the Law School exploring realities faced by women in the United States.

This November, in advance of the 2013 conference “Body as Battleground:  Why the Law Continues to Fail Women,” the Conference on Race, Class, Gender & Ethnicity is partnering with Women in Law, the Domestic Violence Action Project, Child Action, the UNC Center for Media Law & Policy, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Lambda Law Students Association, to present a week long documentary film festival, showcasing award-winning films about contemporary legal issues that implicate women’s rights.  This festival will create opportunities for students, faculty, and community members to think critically about women’s issues as a lead-in to February’s conference.

Dinner will be provided at each screening. (more…)

Reportback From All Hands On Deck Workday.

19 people showed up.

231 packages made.

And we took photos for this year’s holiday card that we include  in our winter packages and send out to all of the political prisoners in the US.

We’ve been 5 months behind since the move, but we are pleased to announce that our backlog has been reduced to 3 months behind. Thanks everyone who came out. At this rate we’ll catch up in no time.

On a related note, we are totally out of dictionaries now. If anybody would like to donate some, that would be great.

Rally Against the Electoral Farce!

From Occupy Chapel Hill Event PageWHEN: Starts at 5 PM Saturday, October 13th (the first anniversary of Occupy Chapel Hill)

WHERE: Peace and Justice Plaza, Chapel Hill, NC

Anyone who wants to change their world directly, instead of through the narrow choices and occasional elections of democracy
Anyone who doesn’t trust another batch of politicians to fix the mess that the last batch of politicians started
Anyone let down by Obama’s false hope
Anyone sick of choosing a “lesser” evil
Anyone who knows politicians just serve the rich (more…)