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USA Infoshop network forming

Representatives from North American Infoshops meeting at an infoshop Gathering in Baltimore June 29-30 decided to form an Infoshop Network to help coordinate mutual aid between these autonomous collectives. Infoshop is a term used to refer to activist resource centers that often provide a reading room, access to zine and book libraries, public internet access, and space for meetings, movies, lectures and music shows. Some are run by volunteers and are non-profits while others are small businesses that contain cafes and bookstores. Each project is an independent collective, however the scores of infoshops in North America and across the globe form a loose network providing a public access point where people can find radicals and radical groups.

According to the Infoshop Network, they seek to set up “a newsletter with updates from infoshops and ideas, get a solidarity network going for infoshops and organizations in trouble with state repression, get a help hot-line for new and old infoshops looking for advice, a touring line for traveling artists and authors, and possibly even stuff like collective bargaining with distributors.”

They have set up an e-mail list, at infoshopnetwork@lists.resist.ca. Contact them at contact@infoshopnetwork.org. They are seeking to contact infoshops and get them to designate a Infoshop Network Liaison, which will do the following things:

1. Bring back information from the larger Network to their collective.

2. Bring information to the larger Network from their collective, like updates, calls for help, etc.

3. Serve as the basic contact person for the Network.

4. Get people in their collectives to be involved in working groups of the Network, especially related to their skills.

Rabble calendar

October

October 15

Worldwide anti-McDonald’s Day – actions all over

October 22 • 2 pm

10th Annual national day of protest to stop police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a Generation – around the USA and in San Francisco, a march from Haight and Stanyan to the Fillmore

October 27 • 6 pm Friday

San Francisco Critical Mass Halloween Bike ride – dress up and ride! at Justin Herman Plaza. www.critical-mass.org (the last Friday of each month)

October 28 • 10-6 pm

5th Annual New Orleans Bookfair. Barrister’s Gallery, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, www.hotironpress.com

November

November 9-12

6th National Harm Reduction Conference – Oakland, CA. 212-213-6376 – harmreduction.org

November 10 • 6 pm

Berkeley Critical Mass bike ride – gather at downtown Berkeley BART station

November 10 – 12

CounterCorp. anti-corporate film festival San Francisco www.countercorp.org

November 10 – 12

Conference to organize global protest to shut-down the G8 Summit scheduled for Heiligendamm, Germany (near Rostock) for July, 2007. www.heiligendamm-2007.de

November 17-19

Protest the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia – info@soaw.org or at 202-234-3440 www.soaw.org

November 24

Buy Nothing Day -Celebrate free living and protest mass shopping seasons

November 24

Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Island. Take the ferry from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

November 26 • 4 pm Sunday

Slingshot new volunteer meeting – get involved in this rag – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley

December

December 7

National Day of Action to protest the Green Scare on the anniversary of the FBI’s arrest of eco-activists in Oregon. Protests at Federal Buildings in numerous towns around the US — organize your own if no one else has already.

And so on…

January 6 • 3 pm Saturday

Article and art submission dues for Slingshot issue #93 at the Long Haul in Berkeley.

July, 2007

Protest to disrupt the G8 meeting in Heiligendamm, Germany (near Rostock).

Ongoing…

Each Tuesday 12:30-1:30

Teach-In And Vigil Against American Torture And The Dictatorial Presidency in front of University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall Law school (Corner of Bancroft & College Ave). Every Tuesday until December 21.

Each and every minute

Help protect the Free Box Bike Cart! If you’re in the Bay Area and could help guard the free box at People’s Park, leave a note in the mailbox at 3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA 94705 or email freeboxbikecart@yahoo.com.