Friday, October 9, 2009

Philadelphia Anti-War Rally

On October 17th, the Philadelphia October 17 Mobilization Committee is organizing an anti-war demo in downtown Philadelphia.

For more information:


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Peaceful Anti-War Protestors Attacked by Cops

The Rochester SDS organized a peaceful Funk the War event when a squadron of overzealous cops who obviously had little else to do started arresting and bashing protesters (one protester was arrested for swearing at a cop). Over 10 people were arrested and two required hospitalization.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Books Through Bars Benefit at National Mechanics!

As part of Philadelphia's annual 215 festival, there will be a dance party and benefit for Books Through Bars coming up on Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 10pm to 2am.

It's at the National Mechanics Bar at 22 S. 3rd St. in Old City.

Here's festival information:

A Facebook event for Bibliodiscotheque:

And the event schedule flyer for the 215 festival:

Please pass the word!

~posted by Alison

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Leadership and Power in Anarchist Organizing

Monday September 14th 7:00PM
with Uri Gordon
@ Wooden Shoe Books
508 S. 5th Street
Phila PA 19147

Issues of internal hierarchy and inequality arise regularly in groups
dedicated to anarchist organizing. In this talk, visiting anarchist author Uri Gordon presents the discussion of leadership and power in his new book "Anarchy Alive!” ( What are the sources of inequality among activists? And can these be addressed by a move to more formal and accountable structures? Talk followed by open discussion.

Uri Gordon is an Israeli activist and author. He completed his PhD on
contemporary anarchism in Oxford while organizing with the Dissent!
network, Indymedia and Anarchists Against the Wall. Today he teaches at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

Banned Books event at Drexel

Banned Books, Banished Writers and Historic Bonfires: Tales from the Rare Book Collection

Reception Wednesday September 30th from 4 to 6 p.m
on the lower level of Hagerty Library.

In conjunction with ALA’s Banned Books Week September 26 – October 3rd ! This exhibition, curated by Laurie Rizzo, displays written works that have been cause for conflict at one point in time or another. All the books in the exhibition are from Drexel’s Rare Books Collection. Materials chronicle 1700 years of banning, banishment and burnings over ideas so controversial that church and state alike sought to prevent their spread. The event is open to all and includes complimentary homemade refreshments.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Join us Tuesday, August 11, for a talk with Rory Litwin

We're pleased to be co-sponsoring a talk tomorrow with Rory Litwin of Library Juice Press. We hope you'll join us!

From Duality to Dilemma: Balancing the Library on Mission, Community and Democracy

Tuesday, August 11 at 5 p.m.

Drexel University Rush Building, 30 N. 33rd Street, Room 14

Rory Litwin is a reference and subject librarian at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and owner of Litwin Books and Library Juice Press, a small publishing house that publishes books (paper books) on issues in librarianship from a critical perspective. Library Juice Press is an outgrowth of the e-zine Library Juice, which Litwin published via email and the web from 1998 to 2005, and which is now a blog. He has served on the editorial board of Progressive Librarian, the Coordinating Committee of PLG, the Action Council of ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table, and ALA Council.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bob Helms at A-Space, June 22nd

Alison Lewis passed information about this talk onto us. Hope to see you there!


Bob Helms will be speaking at the A-Space on Monday, June 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. Bog is a historian of alternative local history, in the vein of Howard Zinn. His topic is Chaim Weinberg (1861-1939), who was an immigrant union organizer in Philadelphia in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. Bob edited Weinberg's memoirs, Forty Years in the Struggle: The Memoirs of a Jewish Anarchist, published by Litwin Books in collaboration with Wooden Shoe Books earlier this year. Bob can be an entertaining and enlightening speaker, so if you're interested in radical, alternative local history, come on out! The A-Space is located in West Philadelphia at 4722 Baltimore Avenue, right on the #34 trolley line. Their website can be found at