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  • Tue
    31
    Mar
    2020
    6:00 pmZoom Call

    Bored during COVID-19 lockdown? We're organizing a reading group of the Disposessed by Ursula K Leguin to take place over a zoom call. Our first reading group will be 3/31st at 6 PM. Signup: forms.gle/mvCUvf11EsxWbVNX8 Don't have a copy? Check it out here: drnissani.net/mnissani/Revol…
    Just a note: we'll be reading chapters 1-6 for the first group!

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    01
    Apr
    2020
    Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    This April, 2020, we invite you to participate in a month of actions and events for comrade Bomani Shakur.

    Bomani Shakur has been showering our world with beautiful gifts. His words and actions haven’t missed a beat in elevating those he knows and even those he has never met. Shakur is best known for the 1993 Lucasvile Uprising, a rebellion inside the walls of an Ohio prison against tyranny and harsh conditions.

    In the aftermath Bomani was falsely accused of having murdered prisoners and having “led a death squad.” No physical evidence connects him to the murders that took place when the prison in Lucasville was in uprising. The verdict itself only came about due to a forced testimony by a prisoner turned snitch. In 2004 Bomani wrote a book called Condemned, to highlight his life and the truth about what happened. Prisoners organizing, confronting their oppressor and the organizers being attacked by the state as retaliation is nothing new. In 1971 prisoners in San Quentin, California revolted, George Jackson was killed and Hugo Pinell would spend the following 44 years in California’s harshest prisons only to be stabbed to death in 2015 by white supremacists. It’s important to recognize that prisoners stand up, organize and are attacked by the state for it. In response, the prisoner strikes back by persevering, surviving and continuing to build with fellow prisoners and those of us on this side of the wall.

    We begin with April: a month of solidarity actions with Bomani. Please join in this initiative by: holding a letter writing event, screening the movie about the Lucasville uprising, putting up posters, posting about it on social media, hanging banners, inviting Bomani to do a call-in event with you and your comrades, or any other action or event that raises his profile and builds the kind of movement that is a reflection of his steadfastness and generosity.

    April is the anniversary month of the Lucasville prison uprising: a powerful decision to stand up and reclaim a life of dignity and an example of the power of unity among prisoners. This month is to raise awareness about Bomani and his contributions, and by doing so, to build stronger connections with one another, and with comrades inside.

    Join together with us and carry forward Bomani’s strength and spirit!

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    02
    Apr
    2020
    7pm – 8:30pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Social Poetics documents the imaginative militancy and emergent solidarities of a new, insurgent working class poetry community rising up across the globe. Part autobiography, part literary criticism, part Marxist theory, Social Poetics presents a people’s history of the poetry workshop from the founding director of the Worker Writers School. Nowak illustrates not just what poetry means, but what it does to and for people outside traditional literary spaces, from taxi drivers to street vendors, and other workers of the world.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    08
    Apr
    2020
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe 704 South St

    Every day the news gets worse. Millions of people are displaced by record-breaking heatwaves and droughts, violent mega-storms and flash floods. Unprecedented wildfires burn out of control, scorching massive tracts of forest and brush, and plunging nearby urban metropolises into surreal scenes of mid-afternoon darkness. Meanwhile, scientists solemnly inform us that marine life could be wiped out by mid-century, as the oceans continue to be gradually transformed from vibrant areas of rich biodiversity into the plastic-filled graveyards of industrial civilization. Try as we might… the consequences of our consequence-free lifestyles are becoming harder and harder to ignore.

    It’s become widely accepted that ‘global warming’ exists, and that our societies’ current rates of carbon emission are imperilling future generations. Millions of people agree that we are robbing our unborn descendants of their right to an inhabitable planet – something that their ancestors foolishly took for granted. This increasing awareness is translating into a growing consensus that our so-called ‘leaders’ need to intervene in order to fix this problem and correct this historic injustice. Unfortunately, most environmental activists continue to be hampered by a false understanding of how power operates in society, the scale of the problem that we face… and what would actually be required to fix it. In Trouble 23, subMedia takes a closer look at these dynamics, arguing for the importance of taking bold action to defend local bioregions, even as we work towards the total overthrow and replacement of the global capitalist economy.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    14
    Apr
    2020
    7-9PMWooden Shoe 704 South St

    Co-authors of Advertising Shits in Your Head – Matt Bonner and Vyvian Raoul – discuss subvertising – the subversion of advertising. Advertising Shits in Your Head is part theory, part DIY-manual for accessing and altering advertising spaces; this event will aim to equip attendees with the knowledge they need to carry out their own subvertising campaigns in the Bay Area

    Advertising Shits in Your Head calls adverts what they are—a powerful means of control through manipulation—and highlights how people across the world are fighting back. It diagnoses the problem and offers practical tips for a DIY remedy. Faced with an ad-saturated world, activists are fighting back, equipped with stencils, printers, high-visibility vests, and utility tools. Their aim is to subvert the adverts that control us.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2020
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Presented by RAM Philly...

    "Condemned" is a short documentary film that focuses on the State’s intentional railroading of Keith LaMar/Bomani Shakur following the 1993 Lucasville (Ohio) Prison Uprising. Condemned explains how Keith LaMar found himself targeted by the State of Ohio for crimes with which he had nothing to do. While on Death Row, Keith has been fighting for the truth to be heard for the past two and a half decades. Despite a complete lack of evidence in Keith's case, the state of Ohio intends to execute Keith on November 16, 2023.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2020
    14:00 – 16:00Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    From April to May 2020 Wayuu Film maker and communicator David Hernandez Palmar and Colombian land defender Jonathan Luna will be touring Florida and the Mid Atlantic coast screening films created through different processes within Wayuu territory.

    The films cover a variety of issues including the struggles against extractive industries, the resistance to Colombian State sponsored violence in Wayuu territory, gender and sexuality, and current realities of a indigenous peoples whose territory is divided by international borders.

    [Details Here]