Don't tell me it's December Already Issue!
I am not sure anyone else noticed but about a week ago it was still October and we were all digging out after a hurricane. Now there are guys in red suits everywhere spare changing and a sudden interest in the gift economy. Go figger.
Well Sedition is playing along. We just got a slew of new books onto the shelves. Anarchist classics like Emma Goldman's Living My Life as well as all the Crimethinc titles. We also got a special shipment of AK Press remainders--that means Cheap New Books to you and me! All that and the new 2009 Slingshot Organizers--get one soon before the cool colors run out!
The infoshop space has been changed yet again so drop by and give us some feedback! As always the library is constantly growing and we have a few events coming up as well.
Hey--if you have a recipe you'd like to contribute to Sedition's soon to be published just email it to us at: seditioncollective[at]yahoo[dot]com
Upcoming Events at Sedition Books
Thursday November 27th
8:00pm - 10:00pm
NO THANKS! Vegan Potluck
After you have spent all day telling people why you don't celebrate Thanksgiving come over to the NO Thanks! Potluck at Sedition. Bring something tasty and vegan and help us celebrate 516 years of resistance in the Americas.
Saturday, November 29th
8:00 am 'til around Noon
Sedition Books Fund-raiser Yard Sale
We keep having to pay that pesky rent check every month so on Sat. 11/29 we
will be selling piles of stuff that we have accumulated over the years. But we
need more stuff to sell!
Just drop stuff off at the infoshop anytime we are open!
Saturday, November 29th
End of the Month Vegan Bake Sale
This time instead of deciding to eat less in the aftermath of the No Thanks potluck, we recommend dropping by the Sedition Bakesale table and just topping off the dessert compartment. Come eat the tasty treats created just for you!
1:00 pm til we run out of sweetness!
On Richmond Ave at the infoshop!
If you would like to be a part of the bake sale, bake some yummy VEGAN treats and bring them by the infoshop !
Wednesday, December 3
Planning meeting for Zine Fest Houston 2009
Zine Fest Houston is hosting their next planning meeting for pulling together the 2009 Zine Fest. If you are into Zines or just want to help out come by the store this evening!
Sunday, December 7th
Film Screening: The Murder of Fred Hampton
Join Sedition as we remember the 39 years since the December 4, 1969 Chicago Police Department attack on the Black Panther Party building that resulted in the death of Fred Hampton with a film screening and discussion.
The Murder Of Fred Hampton ( 1971, 91 min.)
The unprecedented documentary about the slain leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton, killed in 1969 by the Chicago police while he slept in his apartment. Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk were in the process of filming a documentary portrait of this charismatic speaker and community organizer when he was murdered. Arriving at the crime scene only a few hours after the police raid, the unsettling footage they captured was later used to contradict news reports and police testimony in Hampton's assassination.
The following events are not at Sedition but you might well see us there tabling or participating or better yet both!
Houston Indymedia presents: "Ground Noise and Static: Free Speech Under Attack at the RNC"
Saturday December 6th
at Rice Cinema on the Rice UniversityCampus, Entrance #8 (University & Stockton)
This documentary, by subMedia TV and PepperSpray Productions, is a 30 minute video report on the demonstrations that were held outside the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The filmmakers went there not to report on either party's convention, but to cover the creative actions that were taking place outside which the corporate media would all but ignore. The film contains from-the-streets footage capturing protests from both conventions, and arrests made at the RNC. "Don't be diverted by the ground noise and static..." is the phrase John McCain used to dismiss the protesters who shouted out during his acceptance speech.
After the film, we will be joined by activists from Houston who traveled to the RNC. Come show them your support as they talk about what they experienced there, their Federal Grand Jury subpoenas and their feelings of victory after having those subpoenas dropped.
We will be asking for donations at the door, however no one will be turned away.
Rice Cinema is located at .
For more information including a map to the Cinema, please visit http://himc.org.
School Of The America's Watch Report Back from Fort Benning
Friday, November 28th
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Houston Institute for Culture
708-B Telephone Rd. (Next door to Bohemio’s on Houston’s East End.)
Local activists will host a report from the 2008 Annual Vigil at the School of the America’s. The event will
be feature a report back by Frankie Flores, a torture survivor from El Salvador, and Tiel Rainelli, a prisoner of Conscience
There will also be a report on the status of the excommunication of Father Roy Bourgeois, from the Catholic Church. Father Roy has been a Maryknoll priest for 36 years and is the founder of the SOA Watch.
This event is free and open to all.