On Wednesday the 17th, social ecologist and lifelong revolutionary organizer Modibo Kadalie joins our co-op along with editor Andrew Zonneveld for a community-based virtual Q&A! Register at https://firestorm.coop/events/2961-pan-african-social-ecology-panel-discussion.html
Next Friday our collective is thrilled to be hosting scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz for a virtual discussion of her new work "Not 'a Nation of Immigrants': Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion." Registration is free! https://firestorm.coop/events/2952-founded-on-settler-violence.html
Our virtual discussion on Black Liberation and Buddhism is just two days away! "Afrikan Wisdom" editor Valerie Mason-John will present their new anthology in conversation with contributors.
Register for free at https://firestorm.coop/events/2958-black-liberation-buddhism-beyond.html
Restocked some fave stickers from Sly Badges, but had to wait to post about 'em until today since the whole Internet was reserved for patriotic content yesterday. 🔥🇺🇲
Find these stickers at https://firestorm.coop/catalog/manufacturer/229-sly-badges-infoshop.html
On Saturday, July 10th our co-op is virtually hosting author Shane Burley in conversation with Natasha Lennard (Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life) and Talia Lavin (Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy) to discuss his new book from AK Press, "Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse."
Register for free at https://firestorm.coop/events/2940-how-we-survive.html
On the weekend after our birthday, we'll be be resuming in-person browsing at our co-op. We've waited until our entire collective is vaccinated and we'll be maintaining our cautious approach for the safety of our staff and community. Starting Friday, May 28th we'll open for weekends at 25% of our occupancy. All events will remain virtual for the time being, but we hope to gradually scale up operations over the summer.
From the article: "All people deserve the freedom to determine the conditions of their own existence... Camping in public parks is not a surprising or unforeseeable tragedy. It is a rational choice made in the face of inhumane conditions, in response to the unaffordable rent prices and pitiful wages."
2/ We recently contributed to a reprint of "To Change Everything." This free zine by @CrimethInc eloquently presents a critique of authority, control, hierarchy, borders, representation, leaders, government, profit & property juxtaposed with an anarchist vision of self-determination, relationships built on trust, interconnection, desire & disobedience. Sound interesting? You can pick it up at our co-op, or mention TCE when you place a mail order and we'll include a copy with your books!
1/ "Surely nothing could be more unrealistic than to keep everything the way it is and expect different results... No piecemeal solution will serve; we need to rethink everything according to a different logic." #ToChangeEverything
Our friends at Casa Coatl in LA are live streaming the launch of their new anarcha-feminist podcast today at 3pm PT / 6pm ET!
Earlier this year we picked up vinyl stickers from the wonderful folks at Sly Badges, a mobile infoshop in Indianapolis! Follow them on Instagram at @/slybadges and find their swag on our website at https://firestorm.coop/catalog/manufacturer/229-sly-badges-infoshop.html
From the Vox article: "In a fight so seemingly rooted in religion, it is David and Goliath who come up repeatedly. It is not difficult to see the parallels. A group of workers, many of whom say they are exploited and marginalized, are going up against one of the richest men in the world, and doing battle with a sprawling, rapacious corporation that seems determined to crush them. Instead of a sling, they carry flyers; instead of stones, they are armed with union cards."
The Amazon warehouse workers union vote in Bessemer, AL ends on Monday, March 29th and booksellers have declared today a Book Workers Day of Solidarity!
The workers in this small Southern city are writing the next chapter in our collective story: unlimited corporate power and grotesque inequality vs grassroots struggles that connect globally to win demands & transform the lives of everyday people.
#BAmazonUnion graphic by Elizabeth Hee
No matter how you chose to celebrate—whether you killed a monarch or just lived your life in defiance of the Church—we hope you had a joyous Tyrannicide Day! #CelebrateTheIdesOfMarch
Reanimate the anarchist dead: Emma Goldman edition! 🌹 ("An incorrigible revolutionist to the end")
"Algún día desenterraremos estas muertas queridas para escribir en la Historia sus nombres glorioso."
Reanimate the anarchist dead: Lucía Sánchez Saornil edition! ⚢
Reanimate the anarchist dead: Lucy Parsons edition. 💣 ("More dangerous than a thousand rioters")
Queer feminist collective in Asheville, NC, operating a bookstore co-op & social movement space since 2008 on Cherokee/Tsalagi land.
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