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Announcement :: Politics
Upcoming events at the Lucy Parsons Center
16 Nov 2004
All LPC events are free and open to the public
(though donations are greatly appreciated).
(read below for more details)

1) Tue Nov 16, 7pm:
Beyond Binary Meeting
2) Wed Nov 17, 7pm:
Radical Movie Night – Fahrenheit 9/11
3) Thu Nov 18, 7pm:
Were do we go from here? Post Election
Political Analysis with author Paul Aaron
4) Sat Nov 20, 7pm:
*Film Special* Afro-punk
5) Wed Nov 24, 7pm:
Radical Movie Night - Fourth World War
6) Thu Dec 2, 7pm:
“The Profits of Extermination” with
Colombian Author/Union Leader Francisco
7) Sat Dec 4, 11am-9pm:
2nd Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!!

~All LPC events are free and open to the public
(though donations are greatly appreciated). If you have any questions, call us at (617) 267-6272. For info about who we are, how to host an event, how to become a collective member or how to get to the LPC, please read the end of this email.~

Tue Nov 16, 7pm: Beyond Binary Meeting

Beyond Binary is a group for folks outside,
blurring, and/or expanding the gender binary
system. For everyone who views gender as having more than two options and for those who feel that no one has a right to put a limit on their gender. This is a group that meets in Boston for social, support, and activist purposes

Meets from 7pm-9pm third Tuesday of every month contact: beyondbinary (at)

Wed Nov 17, 7pm: Radical Movie Night – Fahrenheit 9/11

In this film, muckraker Michael Moore turns his
eye on George W. Bush and his War on Terrorism agenda. He illustrates his argument about how this failed businessman with deep connections to the royal house of Saud of Saudia Arabia and the Bin Ladins got elected on fraudulent circumstances and proceeded to blunder through his duties while ignoring warnings of the looming betrayal by his
foreign partners. When that treachery hits with the 9/11 attacks, Moore explains how Bush failed to take immediate action to defend his nation, only to later cynically manipulate it to serve his wealthy backers' corrupt ambitions. Through facts, footage and interviews, Moore illustrates his contention of how Bush and his cronies have gotten America into worse trouble than ever before and why Americans
should not stand for it.

Thu Nov 18, 7pm: Were do we go from here? Post Election Political Analysis with author Paul Aaron

The election is over. We have work to do.

The goal of this discussion is to encourage the
Democratic process, and to get people thinking
about how their actions will effect the next
election. Aaron will read from his book, “Bush
Doubles Oil Price and other stories, fact and
fiction” as well as from new pieces. Questions and readings from the audience are encouraged.

"What ethical basis do we want for our
government?" In “Bush Doubles Oil Price and
other stories, fact and fiction” by Dr. Paul
Aaron, his fictional president states, "No lie
is immoral if it brings us to follow what we are
instructed by God." Wars and genocide start with those kinds of words. No more grave than our newspaper headlines, this fictional character's words are deadly.

Sat Nov 20, 7pm: *Film Special* Afro-punk

Afro-punk is the "rock n roll nigger" experience, a 66-minute documentary that explores race and identity within the punk scene. More than your everyday "Behind the Music" or typical "black history month" documentary this film tackles the hard questions such as issues of loneliness, exile,
inter-racial dating and black power. We follow the lives of 4 people committed to punk rock as they find themselves in conflicting situations, leading the dual life of a person of color in a mostly white community.

Donations encouraged but open to one and all.

Wed Nov 24, 7pm: Radical Movie Night - Fourth
World War

>From the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico,
Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, 'the
North' from Seattle to Genova, and the 'War on
Terror' in New York, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It is
the story of men and women around the world who resist being annihilated in this war.

While our airwaves are crowded with talk of a new world war, narrated by generals and filmed from the noses of bombs, the human story of this global conflict remains untold. “The Fourth World War” brings together the images and voices of the war on the ground. It is a story of a war without end and of those who resist.

The product of over two years of filming on the
inside of movements on five continents, "The
Fourth World War" is a film that would have been unimaginable at any other moment in history. Directed by the makers of "This Is What Democracy Looks Like" and "Zapatista", produced through a global network of independent media and activist groups, it is a truly global film from our global

***This event is part of our Free Radical Film
Night Series. Every Wednesday night at 7pm we show a movie from a wide variety of political themes and genres. It happens year round, so if you don’t get an email about it you can always call the store to see what’s playing that week or just show up!***

Thu Dec 2, 7pm: “The Profits of Extermination”
with Colombian Author/Union Leader Francisco

Francisco Ramirez Cuellar is president of
Sintraminercol, the Colombian mining worker’s
union. His union has taken a leading role in the
struggle against privatization of Colombia’s
mineral resources, in exposing the abuses of multi-national corporations in the mining and energy sector, and in pressing for legislative reform to return some of the profits of the mining sector to the country. The union has been active in the defense of the rights of indigenous and Afro-Colombian people displaced by mining and energy projects and in environmental issues, as well as labor issues. He is author of “La Gran Minera en Colombia: Las Ganancias del Exterminio,” soon to
appear in English as “The Profits of Extermination: How US Corporations are Destroying Colombia.” He has been brought to the US in the face of increasing threats and a close attempt on is life.

Sat Dec 4, 11am-9pm: 2nd Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!!

The holiday season is fast approaching and us
radicals are faced with the annual dilemma – do
you buy into the consumerist frenzy and get gifts for all of your friends and family just because of some arbitrary day of the year, or do you play the grinch and get accused of ruining your family’s holiday celebrations… again.

Try a compromise this year: Do your holiday
shopping at a collectively run independent radical bookstore! Your money will go to support something awesome, and the gifts won’t be some piece of shiny plastic crap.

*PLUS* All day bake sale (lots of vegan and non-
vegan treats) * All overstock books will be on sale for $2-5 * Story hour for kids and grown ups (starting at 2pm) * Plenty of Slingshot Organizers and 2005 calendars * Complementary Slingshot taping with purcase of $40 or more * Face painting * Lots of new books in stock (not to mention t-shirts, posters buttons and more) for all of your gift giving needs *

So come for your holiday shopping and stay for
the fun!


+++ Where are we?

Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston's South End
Telephone: 617.267.6272
Email: lucyparsons (at)

+++ What are we?

The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston's collectively run radical bookstore features an extensive selection of radical books and magazines, internet access, space for talks and meetings, and free movies Wednesday nights. Located at 549 Columbus Avenue in the South End the store is just down from Mass Ave and easily reached from the Mass Ave and Symphony T stations and the #1 bus. Regular store hours Mon-Fri 12-9pm Weekends 12-6.

+++ Volunteer

Volunteering at LPC isn't just about donating your labor. All of the Lucy Parsons Center volunteers contribute to all aspects of running the store and can take part in all decisions in how it's run. If you know anything about grant writing, web design, or any other skills you think would be useful, or if you just want to be part of this great radical project, please email Pete at volunteer (at)

+++ Use our space for radical stuff

One of the most important apects of the Lucy
Parsons Center is providing a community meeting place for radical activities. If you want to host an event, please send an email to Rebecca at events (at) Make sure to give enough notice so that we can approve the event at our bimonthly meetings.

If you have a group that needs a space to have
regular meetings, just come to the bookstore and fill out a space request form. Again, make sure to allow time for approval by the collective.

+++ Donate MONEY!

We need support to help ensure the Lucy Parsons Center continues to grow and be an important resource for the community. Donations can be made in the form of cash, check or credit cards. And don't forget we have 501(c)3 status, so all donations to the LPC are tax deductable (meaning less money for the government!). Please call the store or email donations (at) if you
interested in makig a donation. And if you don't have a lot, don't worry, even donating the change of your purchase can make a difference.


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