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


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 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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Over 100 New Books Added to the Library

IMG_1939We have added over one hundred new books to our library! We’ve got a lot more books about radicalism, but also a lot of novels, comics and humor. We’ve added something to just about every category in our library. Our section on police and prisons has swelled significantly. Come see what we’ve got and find some dangerous reading. Continue reading

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Selected Quotes from The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Dispossessed_coverAfter lots of discussion we decided to name our collective the Odonian Rainbow Collective because of our shared interest in a science fiction novel by Ursula K Le Guin called The Dispossessed. The novel revolves around the life of Shevek who lives in an anarchist society on a moon orbiting a planet not unlike our own.

Urras, the once beautiful planet down below is plagued with war, oppression and capitalist exploitation, while Anarres, the desolate moon above, has incubated a fully imagined anarchist society that is not without its own problems and ambiguities.

For the first time in centuries an inhabitant of Anarres is going down to planet Urras, and the culture shock of this alien anarchist being exposed for the first time to the horrors of a world ruled by profit and imperialism really spoke to us as readers. Continue reading

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2013 Texas Veggie Fair in Dallas

This is just some observational footage I shot at the 2013 Texas Veggie Fair in Dallas. I was invited to help do some videography and I ended up having a really great time.

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