Monthly Archives: April 2013

Celebrate May Day 2013

 

Celebrate May Day together this year at 5pm at Peace and Justice Plaza with food, music, info, news and friends.maydayhandbillalt

Rooted in struggles against work conditions, May Day memorializes the government murder of five anarchists who were arrested in May 1886 after a labor demonstration protesting the police murder of strikers. The arrested were charged with hurling a bomb at police, despite prosecutor’s admission that they were not even present.

The Haymarket martyrs — as they have come to be known — were immigrants, workers, and organizers who refused to accept their role in the capitalist economy, to be treated like objects while others profited from their labor. They were targeted for their political speech, their organizing, and the threat to state and capital that their ideas represented.

May Day has been celebrated throughout the world as a day of remembrance of all who have been killed by state violence, and a celebration of all who resist it. Recently, May Day demonstrations have been re-popularized by immigrant youth-led walk-outs from school and work in opposition to racist immigration policing and laws. Last year saw one of the largest May Days in recent US history, with walkouts, occupations, attacks on corporate and government property, and large unpermitted demonstrations across the country.

Today, the US government—like all governments–continues to target radical thinkers and organizers, communities of color and immigrant communities, women and gender non-conforming people because we threaten their power. Their biggest weapon is instilling a culture of fear and isolation. We come together today to show that we are not alone and we are not afraid. The Haymarket martyrs advocated for their communities to build power through collective organization and fighting back. Let’s do the same!

for a world in which the streets are safe for everyone
for a world without bosses or bureaucrats
for a world without police and the violence they inflict

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New Books from Vikki Law

If you missed Vikki speaking at UNC this week, or if you were there and didn’t have a chance to pick up a book, come get your copy of these two great books from Internationalist!

detail_502_DontLeaveYourFriendsBehindDon’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements
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resistancebehindbars2_72 Resistance Behind Bars: The  Struggles Of Incarcerated Women (New edition released Sept 2012)   http://resistancebehindbars.org/

April 11th Release Event for New CrimethInc Book, Contradictionary

jpegThursday, April 11th, 7PM.

We are excited to announce a new book from CrimethInc. with this exclusive release event! CrimethInc. publications have long been among the best-selling books at the Internationalist; come see what the hype is about.

Expect an engaging and entertaining presentation.

Whence do Stockholm Syndrome and Broken Window Theory derive their names? What is the common root of aristocracy and democracy? Who gets diagnosed with Anarchia and Drapetomania? How did voting kill Edgar Allen Poe, and why is a crater on the dark side of the moon named for the man who blew up the Tsar?

Alternately scathing and sublime, CrimethInc.’s Contradictionary pulls back the curtain from the war within every word, revealing the conflict behind the façade of the commonplace. In the tradition of Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary, this is no mere miscellany, but a lighthearted work of serious literature, concentrating a wealth of ideas and history into aphorisms and anecdotes.

http://crimethinc.com/books/contra.html

http://www.crimethinc.com/blog/2013/03/24/new-book-contradictionary/