Welcome to the Collective

Thanks for checking out our brand new website. Here you can browse through all of our books and see what’s available, what’s checked-out and what else is going on here at the Odonian Rainbow Collective.

We have over 1,000 titles available in our radical library including lots of rare zines, newspapers and documentaries.

Odonian Crest

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Saturday Night Symposium

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Saturday, August the 2nd at 7:00 pm the Odonian Rainbow Collective will host Saturday Night Symposiums.  We will be watching the movie cointelpro 101.  From the back of the movie:

Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter INTELigence PROgram carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government’s crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand, with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for the present and future.

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July 5th Saturday Night Symposium: Movement Strategy

Every other Saturday the Odonian Rainbow Collective likes to have Saturday Night Symposiums here at our library.

This Caturday on 7/5/2014 we are talking about movement strategy.

Here are some links to recommended reading:

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Saturday Night Symposium June 7th, 2014 – What is Freedom?

Every other Saturday the Odonian Rainbow Collective likes to have Saturday Night Symposiums here at our library. We pick a topic to discuss, and then discuss it. It’s that simple.

We share suggested readings and other media surrounding the topic beforehand and people can review as much or as little of it as they like. We brew some coffee, get some snacks and chat about what we’ve learned. Sound like fun?

This Saturday, we’re going to try and answer the questions “What the fuck is freedom?” Have you ever asked yourself that question? We have, and we’d like to talk about it.

Here are some links to recommended reading:

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Positive and Negative Liberty   (if you read just one thing, read this)

Man, Society, and Freedom – Michail Bakunin

Freedom and Necessity in Nature – Murray Bookchin

Freedom – Albert Libertad

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Free Will

Anything else? Post it on facebook

 

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Saturday Night Symposium May 17th

Every other Saturday the Odonian Rainbow Collective likes to have Saturday Night Symposiums here at our library. We pick a topic to discuss, and then discuss it. It’s that simple.

We share suggested readings and other media surrounding the topic beforehand and people can review as much or as little of it as they like. We brew some coffee, get some snacks and chat about what we’ve learned. Sound like fun?

This Saturday, we’re going to try and answer the questions “What the fuck is freedom?” Have you ever asked yourself that question? We have, and we’d like to talk about it. FREEDAM!!!!!

Freedom from the Dictionary

Freedom from Stanford’s liberty

Freedom to not internet

Freedom from man and society

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Saturday Night Symposium April 19th

Circle A on BooksEvery other Saturday the Odonian Rainbow Collective likes to have Saturday Night Symposiums here at our library. We pick a topic to discuss, and then discuss it. It’s that simple.

We share suggested readings and other media surrounding the topic beforehand and people can review as much or as little of it as they like. We brew some coffee, get some snacks and chat about what we’ve learned. Sound like fun?

This Saturday, April 19th, we’re going to talk about ‘alienation‘. Do you feel disconnected? From yourself? From nature? From society? From the fruits of your labor? We do too! Why is that? There are lots of theories about why and how alienation happens to us. Let’s talk about it and how we can reverse that shit and have fun together.

We’ll post some readings soon.

 

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Saturday Night Symposiums

Circle A on BooksBeginning this Saturday, April the 5th at 7:00 pm the Odonian Rainbow Collective will start hosting Saturday Night Symposiums every other weekend here at our library. We will pick a topic to discuss, and then discuss it. It’s that simple.

We will share suggested readings and other media surrounding the topic beforehand and people can review as much or as little of it as they like. We’ll brew some coffee, get some snacks and chat about what we’ve learned. Sound like fun?

Our first topic for this week’s Saturday Night Symposium will be The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord (1967) which we have available in our library under Socialism & Communism. Debord was a Situationist, a peculiar sect of French Marxists with a lot to say about art, culture and their place in the revolution. We also have Debord’s The Real Split in the International (1972) which is also considered a Situationist classic.

Another book in our library worth looking at is Beneath the Paving Stones: Situationists and the Beach, May 1968 by the Dark Star Collective. This anthology comprises 3 pamphlets—The Poverty of Student Life; Totality for Kids; and The Decline and Fall of the Spectacular Commodity Economy plus eyewitness accounts of the Paris May ’68 events. Much of the Situationist creed was produced in pamphlet form and these 3 were crucial in creating the Situationist legend.

What does it mean to be a situationist and what exactly do they mean by “the society of the spectacle?” Join us and let’s talk about it. Saturday, April 5th around 7:00 pm.

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New Books

Some new science fiction and a book of political science by Chris Hedges that can be found in our Leftist General section. We also found a translation of the Egoist Max Stirner responding to criticisms of his ideas that can be found in our Anarchism section. Continue reading

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