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Last Events for Brooklyn's Eco Bookstore

Dear Friends,

I have come to the unhappy determination that I cannot afford to keep Eco
Books open at our present rent. Eco Books will close at the end of
June. I will put the books in storage and spend the coming months looking
for less expensive space in which to relocate. I am considering relocating
in New York City or outside the city.

Between now and the end of June, I hope you will join us for one or more of
the many events we have scheduled. Our events are listed below and on our
website at www.ecobooks.com/events.htm The various groups that meet at Eco
Books will continue to meet in other locations. In a future email I will
ask you to let me know if you would like your email address to be given to
any of these groups so that you can be kept current with their future events.

Eco Books will be closed this coming weekend from Thursday, May 23 to
Monday, May 27.


Tues., May 28, 7:00 pm -- Bill Moyer, author of Doing Democracy--POSTPONED

Thurs., May 30, 7:00 pm -- Road to Yucca Mountain Video

We will show the film "The Road to Yucca Mountain," by DC producer John
Sorensen. The film highlights the problems of proposed cross-country
shipments of radioactive waste to Yucca Mountain, located 80 miles
northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, which is under consideration as a
repository to store 77,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste from U.S.
weapons sites and commercial nuclear reactors. After years of study and
billions of dollars spent, numerous technical, environmental, and policy
problems plague the project. In addition to problems with the Yucca
Mountain site, the prospect of transporting nuclear waste across the
country to Nevada raises serious safety and security concerns. Tens of
thousands of shipments of this deadly cargo would be slated to pass through
as many as 45 states, putting at risk millions of Americans who live near
interstate highways and railroads. $3 sugg.

Fri., May 31, 7:30 pm -- CONNECTING THE ISSUES Discussion

Join three activists for a discussion of issues relating to war. The
activists are: Milos Raickovich (from Park Slope), composer and activist,
contributing author to "Hidden Agenda: U.S./NATO Takeover of Yugoslavia",
Deirdre Sinnott, activist, co-author of "Challenge To Genocide: Let Iraq
Live," and Sara Flounders, activist, author and co-director of the
International Action Center. Milos will speak about his experiances in
Yugoslavia, and present a music piece (from a recording), Deirdre will
speak on depleted uranium and it's use by the U.S. military and Sara will
speak on current issues, including Iraq and Palestine. The audience is
invited to participate in the discussion.


Sat., June 1, Wayne Brooks and TUCA Green Party Fundraiser

The Park Slope Greens sponsor a fundraiser for the Kings County Green Party
featuring the Tobagonian Unity Cultural Ambassadors, a Brooklyn-based music
and dance troupe whose members come from Tobago. The troupe is dedicated
to the ideal of multicultural unity; Tobago, part of the country called
Trinidad/ Tobago, is a small island that profits culturally from a highly
diverse population. This is evident in the varied repertoire of the
troupe. They will perform Calyso, folk songs, the Tobago Reel and Jig
(unique to the island) and the speech-band in which topical
current-events are improvised upon in verse to the accompaniment of drum
and fiddle. Traditional bamboo dances will be performed, the audience
invited to participate. The troupe will perform in Devi's dance space next
to Eco Books. $10 contribution suggested. Wayne Brooks is the Artistic
Director of TUCA. He comes to Brooklyn from Roxborough, Tobago. He learned
his tradition from his father and other members of his farming community
and became well-known not only in Tobago/Trinidad, but also
internationally. He has performed in England, Canada, and Japan, as well as
in different parts of the United States. In 1994, he travelled to Japan as
the lead singer for the Lincoln Central Steel Orchestra of Tobago/Trinidad,
one of the groups that introduced Japan to a style of music that has
flourished there ever since. A recording artist, Wayne Brooks has won first
prize in several calypso competitions. He also plays drums and fiddle.

Thurs., June 6, 7:00-8:30 pm -- AUTHOR EVENT with Micah Sifry-- SPOILING

"Focusing, to a large degree, on Ralph Nader's highly publicized but
unsuccessful bid for the presidency, Sifry, a former editor at the Nation,
charts the history and potential of third-party politics in the United
States. . . . In this debut book, Sifry presents a vivid tapestry of the
problems faced by, as well as the enormous potential promise of,
alternative political parties."--Publishers Weekly, January 28, 2002

Sat., June 8, 7:00-9:00 pm -- Book Party for THE VEGAN GUIDE TO NEW YORK
CITY, 8th Edition

Rynn Berry, author of THE VEGAN GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY with co-authors
Chris Suzuki and Barry Litsky, will talk about the history of the
guide--when it started, where it's going, and the future of veganism in New
York and on the planet. The event will celebrate the new eighth edition of
the Vegan Guide. Rynn Berry is the historical advisor to the NAVS (North
American Vegetarian Society) and is on the Advisory Board of Earth Save. In
his lectures, articles, and books, he has specialized in the study of
vegetarianism from an historical perspective.

Mon., June 10, 7:00 pm -- SHAMANS THROUGH TIME with Jeremy Narby

Join groundbreaking anthropological thinkerJeremy Narby (author of "The
Cosmic Serpent"), co-editor of the new book, "Shamans Through Time," for an
informal talk/reading/reception. Francis Huxley, the other co-editor, will
not be able to make the event. Free (donations for Eco-Books accepted).

Practices by different indigenous people around the world were in the past
"shamanism" by anthropologists and dismissed as irrational superstition.
But in the 20th century, observers began to see shamans in a new light, as
psychotherapists, intellectuals, creators of meaning. Are science and
shamanism compatible? Is indigenous knowledge safe for the rational world?
How much is "New Age" shamanism harming indigenous traditions?

Jeremy Narby, Ph.D., a Swiss-based anthropologist and indigenous land
rights activist who has spent a great deal of time in the Amazon basin,
grew up in Canada and Switzerland, studied history at the University of
Canterbury and received his doctorate in anthropology from Stanford
University. He is the author of The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of
Knowledge and co-editor, with the illustrious Francis Huxley, of Shamans
through Time : 500 Years on the Path to Knowledge. Jeremy has worked for 18
years with indigenous Amazonian people in efforts to guarantee their
territories and cultures.

Sat., June 15, 7:00 - 10:00 pm --Fruit and Vegetable Salads Prep Class with
Catherine Paczkowski

Raw chef Catherine Paczkowski will teach the art of preparing raw fruit and
vegetable salads - from simple to the exotic. The class will expand the
salad making repertoire of raw foodists and non-raw foodists alike. Live
salads should be a staple in everyone's diet. She will explore
interesting combinations of ingredients to create many delicious and
unusual salads. $25 if reserved in advance, $40 on day of class.To
register, call Cathy at 718 871- 8232 (leave message) or email ckrmr@cs.com.

Sun., June 16, 5:00-7:00 pm -- Earth Keeping Circle

Join the Earth Keeping Circle sponsored by the Park Slope United Methodist
Church and the North American Coalition for Christianity and Ecology. The
purpose of the circle is to foster a sense of the divine in the ecology
movement. Contact Greg Todd at GNTODD@cs.com

Mon., June 17, 6:30 pm -- Brooklyn Transportation Alternatives Monthly Meeting

Join the Brooklyn Committee of TA for their monthly meeting. The latest
episode of BikeTV will air from 6:30 - 655 PM. For more information about
the meeting, contact Clarence Eckerson at clarence.eckerson@comedycentral.com

Thurs, June 20, 7:00-9:00 pm--Author Event with Joel Kovel--THE ENEMY OF NATURE

In his latest book, THE ENEMY OF NATURE, Joel Kovel indicts capitalism,
with its unrelenting pressure to expand, as unreformably destructive to
ecologies. He argues against the reigning orthodoxy that there can be no
alternative to the capitalist system,
on the grounds that submission to it is suicidal as well as unworthy of
human beings. Developing a synthesis between marxism, ecofeminism and the
philosophy of nature, Kovel criticizes existing ecological politics for
their evasion of capital, advances a vision of ecological production as the
successor to capitalist production, and develops the principles for
realizing this in the context of struggles against global capital, as an
'ecosocialism' of freely associated producers who realize nature's
intrinsic value. Sponsored by Resistance in Brooklyn.

Fri., June 21, 7:30-10:30 pm -- Summer Solstice Raw Food Potluck

Bring a raw vegan dish with for 20 to taste. We will discuss the best
place to continue the potlucks. Potluck agenda and guidelines at
http://ecobooks.com/rawpotlucks.htm . $3 with dish, $10 without.

All events take place at Eco Books on the second floor of 837 Union St in
the Park Slope section of Brooklyn between Sixth Ave. and Seventh
Ave. Travel directions are at http//www.ecobooks.com/travdirs.html. Our
store open hours are 1 pm to 5 pm on Sundays and by appointment. Call
718-623-2698. For updates, check www.ecobooks.com/events.htm


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