Louisiana’s Prison Industrial Complex Examined.
Louisiana’s Prison Industrial Complex Examined: a critical discussion with organizers from BreakOUT, The Innocence Project, NOLA to Angola, Books2Prisoners and Critical Resistance
Louisiana incarcerates more people, per capita, than any other state in the union. The United States puts more people in prison than any other country. What does this mean for those who are imprisoned? What does it mean for their loved ones? What does it mean to live, work and organize in the incarceration capital of the world? Come join us for a conversation examining the Louisiana Prison Industrial Complex, and the struggles and successes of those organizing around it.
This event will take place at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse
(Upstairs in the Common Space)
3133 Ponce DeLeon, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Event starts promptly at 8:00pm
This event has been organized by the New Orleans Anarchist Book Fair Organizing Committee
New Orleans Anarchist Book Fair – October 19-20
The New Orleans Anarchist Book Fair will take place on the weekend of October 19-20, 2013. This event will take place at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, located at 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in New Orleans. Hours for the book fair will be 11am – 6pm on Saturday and noon – 5pm on Sunday. The Iron Rail will be tabling at this event. Stop by the book fair and check out the new selection of books that we will have on hand. The book fair will have kids programming, panel speakers, free food (from Community Kitchen), and lots more. Hope to see you there!
Iron Rail will be hosting our monthly potluck tonight, Friday, October 4th at the Hey! Cafe uptown on Napoleon and Magazine. Feel free to bring some food or just a hungry belly or two. If you’re missing out on this event, we hope you’ll be at the Bike, Bike! dinner at Frank’s house instead or the secret POC Race Riot Zine Tour dinner.
The Iron Rail potlucks happen at various locations around the city on the fist Friday of every month. Come hang out.
Another Anarchist Bookfair benefit TONIGHT!
Saturday, September 14th at the Triple Six Klubhaus (Robert & Freret uptown) 7pm:
THOU + ANNE FRANKENSTEIN
Early show done by 10pm if not sooner. Come hang out.
NOLA Anarchist Bookfair benefit.
The New Orleans Anarchist Book Fair is back in town!!! There will be a fundraiser to help cover the costs of putting this show on and YOU, yes YOU can be a part of it. Just come on down to Fair Grinds. Vegan Snacks! Drinks! Posters and books for sale! Readings by Ben Passmore, Bill Lavender, and John Clark. A Special Screening of The Beat of Frances Street about Vancouver Squatting in the 1990′s!
Friday, July 12th at Fairgrinds (3133 Ponce de Leon in Mid City) at 8pm. Donations welcome!
June Iron Rail potluck.
The next IR potluck will be on Friday, June 7th at St. Coffee on St. Claude down by the tracks from 7pm-9pm. Current members, old members, new members, and interested parties–come hang out with us.
Iron Rail Kvlt Cult.
The Iron Rail Book Collective is a non-hierarchical, not-for-profit, collectively-run, literacy and organizing project–in a nutshell, ANARCHISTS! If this sounds like an interesting approach, please join us on Friday, May 3rd for a very informal potluck and meet-and-greet with our current amalgamation of collective members, uptowne at the Hey! Cafe from 8pm till 10pm. Become a volunteer and you could do exciting and practical anarchist-type things like staffing the shop, tabling events, organizing events, using the networks and resources at our disposal to better the lives of the people around you, and so on.
Hey! Cafe is located at 4332 Magazine Street (at Napoleon).
So many good books!
Spring is upon us, and the Feminist, Queer, and Transgender sections are slowly starting to bloom.
Come check out the wonderful Against Equality books, Why Are Faggots Afraid of Other Faggots?, Queer Ultraviolence: Bash Back!, That’s Revolting; both Doris anthologies; a few requisite books on anarchism by Emma Goldman; Novatore (collection of all of his writings), Desert (using disillusionment effectively), and Crimethought (critique of Crimethinc); some new patch designs; THE ETHICAL SLUT; AND MORE!
Soon, we’ll have restocked out PM books a bunch, more copies of the Society of the Spectacle, some Bell Hooks, a few Ursula K. le Guin titles, a few Margaret Atwood titles, Storm Constantine’s original Wraeththu collection, and more and more and more.
Be sure to also check out all the wonderful events going on right now by our female allies!
Candice presents: GUN OUTFIT + HEAT DUST + CURVED DOG + PEYEYA Thursday at Nora’s House.
Osa presents: CUSTODY BATTLE + NEGATION + NARCISSY Saturday at Eric & Breonne’s House.
Rachel presents: ADULTS + VIOLENT SECTS + BITCHFACE Sunday afternoon at Rachel’s House (NOLA TO ANGOLA benefit!)
And don’t forget that Not Enough Fest is coming up on April 26th!!!
New Crimethinc book is in!
NEW & OLD CRIMETH INC.
We just got copies in the shop of the great, new Crimethinc book Conradictionary, a collection of Rolling Thunder’s “Glossary of Terms” with tons of additions and the usual impeccable graphic design. We also have the newest issue of Rolling Thunder as well as a few back issues, and we have restocked all of the Crimethinc books. We should also have print versions of Vortext and Terror Incognita very, very soon.
In the records section, you’ll find that we recently restocked a lot of the essential late 80s/early 90s New York City hardcore records from Revelation (Gorilla Biscuits, Chain of Strength, etc.). We also grabbed some mutant music from Crazy Spirit and Hank & The Hammerheads (and we’ll have those excellent Creem LPs restocked soon). But the record you absolutely must check out is by an amazing band called Our Gang fronted by none other than our amazing neighbor and all around sweetheart Bryant from Gnome!
Open call for new volunteers!
On Friday, April 5th at eight pm, we will be holding an open meeting upstairs at Fairgrinds Coffehouse (3133 Ponce de Leon in Mid-City) for any folks interested in volunteering at the space. Come meet the current group of collective members, learn about the Iron Rail, eat some free food.