Saturday, June 23, 2007

Durham BORDC meeting Saturday at Stanford Warren

The Durham Bill of Rights Defense Committee's June meeting is today at 3pm at the Stanford Warren Library, on Fayetteville St.  I think the main agenda items will be the ongoing campaign against the NC connection to rendition of prisoners for torture and tabling at July 4th events. 
Also, this is the second day of the Friends of the Durham Library's summer booksale.  They have a range of books, most going for $1 dollar hardcover and 50 cents paperback.  I found most of my Marxist books in the philosophy section and sometimes in the history section, along with books on the histories of the "socialist bloc" countries.
I think the renovations downtown are also being officially unveiled Saturday, with the festivities starting at 10am.  It would be nice if the editors of UNC's Daily Tar Heel and others who are hard on Durham's image would take notice.  Though we could use some new trees downtown to replace the ones cut for street work.  
If the Grass Roots Impeachment Movement meeting Sunday at 5:30 is open to the public, I assume it is announced at     

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Protecting and expanding democracy, July 2nd meeting

The event below, marking July 4th by looking at what has been left undone in the way of democracy and equality since the first US revolution, will involve some discussion of the Bush Administration's crimes, impeachment, and the problems with Congressional leadership, so I am posting it here.  The Durham impeachment meetup met earlier Wednesday, mainly discussing whether to demand that Attorney General Gonzalez be impeached.  GRIM is meeting this Sunday in Chapel Hill.  The Durham Bill of Rights Defense Committee, which is about civil liberties mainly, is meeting Saturday, I think at 3pm at the Southwest Library. 
Mark the July 4th national liberation of the USA by
joining a discussion Monday, July 2nd at 7pm at
Internationalist Books in Chapel Hill (405 W. Franklin
St.) about the need for revolutionary political and
economic change to make the country more democratic,
fair, prosperous, and sustainable.  How can we remove
Bush and Cheney for their proven crimes?  Whose
interests control politics?  Is monopoly capitalism
serving most Americans well?  How can we live up to
our democratic and progressive ideals?

Now is the time to discuss this, as Bush leads an
an anti-democratic reaction, and at a time when we
celebrate America's revolutionary birthday.