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New Issue of Rolling Thunder Out Now!

We have copies of the brand new issue of Rolling Thunder in stock now. Come get yours today, and join us for a release party Thursday, April 10th at 7:00 pm.rt11


The new issue features national and international content, and a story that is much closer to home – an article about the resistance to the Greenbridge development in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Inside Story of the Resistance to Greenbridge

The new issue of Rolling Thunder offers insight into a previously dark and mysterious chapter of Triangle area history: anarchist participation in the movement that ran the developers of Greenbridge into bankruptcy.

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scott crow Presents “Black Flags and Windmills: Creating Power From Below” April 8th

Tuesday, April 8th at 7pm
Black Flags and Windmills: Creating power from below

This visual and engaging presentation drawn from scott crow’s book Black Flags and Windmills illustrates through stories, analysis and diverse political movement histories how individuals and communities can create collective liberation to change their own worlds by creating power from below. It covers how the ideas, philosophies and practices of anarchism have grown shaping and influencing modern political movements and tendencies from the post-Seattle alternative globalization movements to the Common Ground Collective after Hurricane Katrina, the Occupy uprisings, environmental and animal rights movements and beyond. It also covers the rise of the surveillance state and the implications of political activism being labeled ‘terrorism’. The presentation which is equal parts personal story, radical history and organizing philosophies asks questions about how we engage in social change, the real and perceived challenges presented by the state and power and dares us to rethink how we engage in creating sustainable and liberatory futures.

scott crow is an international speaker and author. He has spent his varied life as a coop business owner, political organizer and educator, strategist, and underground musician who is a proponent of the philosophy and practices of anarchism. He is the author of the book Black Flags and Windmills (PM Press) and appears in the anthologies Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab (AK Press) and What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race and the State of the Nation(South End Press). He has appeared in international media including the NY Times, Democracy Now, CNN and NPR as well as the documentaries Informant, Better this World and Welcome to New Orleans. He was under surveillance by the FBI as a domestic terrorist threat for a decade without charges being brought. NPR’s This American Life called him “a living legend among anarchists” and the New York Times characterized him as “anarchist and veteran organizer… that comes across as more amiable than combative”. He can be found speaking at college campuses and community centers internationally or at

“The Failure of Nonviolence” Reading Group, April 7th, 14th, & 21st

Join us for a reading group on Peter Gelderloos’ brilliant new book:

“The failurefrontcoverFailure of Nonviolence: From Arab Spring to Occupy”

Email to reserve your copy of the book, or for more information.

The readings and meetings will be split into three sections:

Monday, April 7th at 7:00pm (pgs 11 – 97)

Monday, April 14th, at 7:00pm (pgs 98 – 215)

Monday, April 21st, at 7:00pm (pgs 216 – 281)

About the book: Read more…

Calling for Acts and Pies! The Internationalist Cabaret is Coming February 28th!

Last year’s Internationalist Cabaret & Pie Auction Benefit was a blast – and it was a huge support to the financial ability of Internationalist to keep the doors open for another yeaibooks-sticker-logo-through-the-heart-of-the-south1.bmpr of important programs, events, and resources. We loved it so much, we’re doing it again! We’ll be working with our friends at The Nightlight to return to their awesome space on February 28th to put on a show that rivals last year’s.

Join us in this new tradition to celebrate our amazing community, to support the work of Internationalist Books and Community Center, and to celebrate the life of Bob Sheldon by presenting an award in his memory.  We want puppet shows, dances, music, stand-up acts, skits…

We are now seeking acts for the cabaret and bakers for pies! If you are interested in participating, let us know at ibooks (at)

We will also be announcing this year’s recipient of the Bob Sheldon Award at the Cabaret, as we did last year. We love celebrating Bob’s life and vision in the company of so many friends and community members. We are taking nominations from the membership and volunteer collective now, and we look forward to announcing the award in February.


Give Great Gifts and Support Internationalist Books and Community Center

Crow Constellation Print -- Abacus CorvusWe have a ton of wonderful books, art, calendars, journals, and gift certificates in stock right now! They would all make great gifts this winter season, and they all support independent and local projects, publishers and artists, as well as Internationalist Books and Community Center. With all the amazing events, meetings, and programs we have going on, your support is incredibly important to us keeping our space open as a resource for organizing and community in NC! Read more…

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