FLOOD EVERYWHERE

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A march has also been called for in Chapel Hill on Sunday at 1:00PM.

Ecologically, socially, the present moment is an unfolding tragedy. We’re teetering on the edge of an historical cliff: on one side lies the ecological death of the planet, absolute spiritual bankruptcy, universal anxiety; on the other, the end of this way of living and the start of something completely new.

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Closing & Relocating 9/21 - 9/27

Closing & Relocating 9/21 – 9/27

We can’t believe it, but it’s almost time to make the big move!

ibooksstorefrontrecentInternationalist Books and Community Center will be closed from Sunday, Sept 21 – Saturday, Sept 27 as we pack up and move over to our new space in Carrboro.

Make sure to come by this week to say goodbye to our beloved Franklin St shop, and keep an eye out for fun ways to plug in and help with the move next week.

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THE HOWS AND WHYS OF PRISON ESCAPES

THE HOWS AND WHYS OF PRISON ESCAPES

swimming-to-freedomFrom Vice News

Over the course of his 50-year career, Donald E. Westlake wrote more than 100 books, the vast majority of them crime fiction—most often seen from the point of view of the criminals. In 1993, the Mystery Writers of America gave him their highest honor, naming him Grand Master, largely on the strength of his two classic series: one featuring hard-boiled burglar Parker (played on…

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Cell Phone Guide for US Protesters

Cell Phone Guide for US Protesters

cellphone1From Electronic Frontier Foundation

With major protests in the news again, we decided it’s time to update our cell phone guide for protestors. A lot has changed since we last published this report in 2011, for better and for worse. On the one hand, we’ve learned more about the massive volume of law enforcement requests for cell phone—ranging from location information to actual content—and…

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Open Meeting: Future Of the Business

Open Meeting: Future Of the Business

This Sunday, September 21, join us for a special presentation on the financial health and business strategy of the Internationalist.

In an era of internet mega-retailers and skyrocketing real estate prices, a small local bookstore might seem like an anachronism. Combine that with a volunteer run non-profit structure, and you face a unique set of challenges. But at Internationalist Books we also…

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The Ex-Worker #28: Anarcha-Feminism, Part II

The Ex-Worker #28: Anarcha-Feminism, Part II

dont-try-to-break-us-well-explode-bFrom Crimethinc.

Back in Episode 26, theEx-Worker shared a panorama of dramatic stories from the lives and struggles of 19th and early 20th century anarchist women… but we didn’t focus much on their ideas. In the second episode of our three-part series on anarcha-feminism, we return our focus to the first generations of rebels who brought together anarchist and feminist currents, this time to…

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From One North Carolina Prison, Reports of an Eight-Month Lockdown

From One North Carolina Prison, Reports of an Eight-Month Lockdown

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Scotland CI

From Solitary Watch/ by Lisa Dawson

Across the United States, even prisoners who have not been placed in solitary confinement or any form of “segregation” can be subjected to a “lockdown” in which they may be held in solitary-like conditions, confined to their cells nearly round-the-clock. Brief lockdowns are a common occurrence, and lockdowns lasting months or more are not unusual.…

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Fundraising Update: 17 Days To Go!

Fundraising Update: 17 Days To Go!

The donations are finally rolling in for our move to Lloyd Street! In the last week donors have contributed over $2000 through our online fundraising page. There’s still a long way to go, but if our community of supporters keeps up the pace, we can look forward to a financially viable project for many years to come. If you haven’t made an online donation yet, now’s a great time to check out the…

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Inspired by Liberation Gala Dinner

Inspired by Liberation Gala Dinner

On Tuesday, September 23, come share an unforgettable night of fine food and music while we celebrate the Internationalist’s upcoming move to Carrboro. A special menu will feature seasonal creations from the table of Chef Vimala Rajendran. Indelible flavors inspired by the tropical foods of her home state, Kerala, will mix with locally grown, farm-fresh ingredients for a not-to-be missed…

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When Cops Stay Hiding & Go Running: A Report Back from 8/8 Night of Action & 8/30 March for Ryan Ronquillo in Denver, CO

When Cops Stay Hiding & Go Running: A Report Back from 8/8 Night of Action & 8/30 March for Ryan Ronquillo in Denver, CO

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When Cops Stay Hiding & Go Running:
A Report Back from 8/8 Night of Action & 8/30 March for Ryan Ronquillo in Denver, CO

As the event to raise funds for Ryan Ronquillo’s family drew to a close and the banner reading “Justice for Ryan Ronquillo” was lowered, the crowd seemed anxious. There were about 60 people left of the 250 who came through the door for the event that was co-organized with the…

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