ARTISTS, ACTORS, POETS, MUSICIANS, SPOKEN WORD PERFORMERS AND ALL THOSE WHO HUNGER TO BREAK ALL THE CHAINS: You are needed to make this celebration a success. Contact us right away about how you would like to participate.
Other Volunteers are needed for: Broad Outreach and Publicity including Social Media; Materials and Decorations; Set up on the day including technical expertise.
Lac-Mégantic Inferno- What It Was & Why It Can Happen Again
Wednesday, July 16, 7 pm
Join us for a presentation & discussion
Lac-Megantic Inferno Photo Credit David Charro
On July 6, 2013, a train
carrying Bakken crude oil derailed and exploded, creating an inferno
that devastated the small town of Lac-Mégantic in Quebec, Canada. The
inferno burned for four days, killed 47 people, destroyed over 40
buildings, and could not be suppressed with local fire department
equipment. However, almost nothing has been done to prevent future such
disasters, and protests commemorating the victims and demanding an end
to these dangerous transports are being organized around the country
this week, including here in Chicago. Why does this matter? The train that derailed in Lac-Mégantic
was just one of a network of train lines being used to transport Bakken
crude oil originating from fracking operations in North Dakota, an
industry that has itself "exploded" in the last few years with hundreds
of thousands of trains now transporting this volatile crude across
Canada and the US. A Canadian engineer said that "rupture prone trains are still rolling" across North America, including the Chicago area.
Our guest speaker,
a safety engineer, will give a talk including a slideshow on
the details of why this oil is so volatile, why most of the tankers
carrying it are completely inadequate, the horrors of the fracking
Industry, and the danger all this poses for people and the planet. She discovered this incidentally while doing research as part of fire science studies in the field of occupational health and safety. She will present in honor of the 47 people killed in the disaster, from her perspective as both a scientist and a revolutionary internationalist.
Join us for a
presentation & discussion about this deadly disaster, what it is
part of, why this is happening, and what is needed to stop it.
backroom or basement - Donate to Keep Revolution Books Open!
We are an
all-volunteer bookstore that thrives on the support of people like you:
through your book purchases and used book donations, monthly sustainers,
contributions to sidewalk sales, and telling your friends about us.
Everyone can play a part in supporting this store. But your support is
urgently needed NOW to keep our doors open.
Contribute items for fundraising sidewalk sale.
Gently used household and kitchen items, baby and children's clothes
and toys, dishes and small appliances are always welcome. (We can't use
adult clothes and heavy items.) Drop them off during store hours or call
773.489.0930 for pick-up.
Stop and think: A
few minutes to collect those items you don't even use anymore could
make a world of difference when you donate them to keep RB open!