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WE ARE STAR CHILDREN w/ Erik the Red and the Romantics Saturday June 8th

May 29, 2013


We Are Star Children bring their adventure power rock sound to Random Row Books. Opener Erik the Red, with his backing band, The Romantics, delivers an inimitable blend of roots and folk with a dash of Frank Sinatra. We dare you to listen.

Random Row Books, 315 West Main St., Saturday June 8th, doors at 8pm, $7.


Cindy Sheehan June 25th TOUR DE PEACE

May 25, 2013

Charlottesville to Be a Stop on Coast-to-Coast Bike Ride for Peace Led by Cindy Sheehan

An open-to-the-public pot-luck dinner will be held at 

6 pm, followed by remarks from Cindy at 7, at Random 

Row Books in Charlottesville on June 25th.

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WHAT: Gold Star Mother and “peace mom” Cindy Sheehan will lead a Tour de Peace bike ride across the United States from the grave of her son Casey in Vacaville, Calif., to Washington, D.C., following the mother road, historic Route 66 to Chicago, and other roads from there on to D.C.  Bicyclers will join in for all or part of the tour, which will include public events organized by local groups along the way.

You can join Cindy biking from Culpeper down to Cville! Complete route:

WHEN: The tour began on April 4, 2013, nine years after Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq, and 45 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed in Memphis.  It will conclude on July 3, 2013, with a ride from Arlington National Cemetery to the White House.

WHY: This August will mark 8 years since Cindy Sheehan began a widely reported protest at then-President George W. Bush’s “ranch” in Crawford, Texas, demanding to know what the “noble cause” was for which Bush claimed Americans were dying in Iraq.  Neither Bush nor President Obama has yet offered a justification for a global war now in its 12th year.  The Tour de Peace will carry with it these demands:

To end wars,

To end immunity for U.S. war crimes,

To end suppression of our civil rights,
To end the use of fossil fuels,
To end persecution of whistleblowers,
To end partisan apathy and inaction.

Watch the trailer:

Thursday June 6th

May 25, 2013


KONS THE CHILD June 7th with………….

May 8, 2013


THE GUANTANAMO DILEMNA!!!! Thursday May 16th at 7 pm

May 8, 2013

closegA hunger strike puts Guantánamo back in the news. So what?
A Presentation & Discussion by Luke Hansen

When a prisoner left Guantánamo in a coffin last September, it seemed to be the only way out for the remaining 166 prisoners. But a hunger strike involving at least 100 prisoners has put the prison back into the national spotlight, and President Barack Obama is facing new pressure to finally close Guantánamo. But should he?

LUKE HANSEN has traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to report on the military trial for the 9/11 defendants, and he has met with former Guantánamo prisoners who live in Bermuda. Luke will describe these experiences and lead a discussion on what path forward best reflects national security concerns and fundamental values. Luke is an associate editor for America, the national Catholic weekly magazine.

Sponsored by: Charlottesville Amnesty International
Please join us ..

THIS WEEK AT RANDOM ROW ** Thursday April 25, Friday April 26, and Saturday April 27

April 23, 2013

Authors David and Janet Carle in town to talk about their new book TRAVELING THE 38th PARALLEL this Sunday April 21st at 7 pm

April 16, 2013

9780520266544Between extremes of climate farther north and south, the 38th North parallel line marks a temperate, middle latitude where human societies have thrived since the beginning of civilization. It divides North and South Korea, passes through Athens and San Francisco, and bisects Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada, where authors David and Janet Carle make their home. Former park rangers, the authors set out on an around-the-world journey in search of water-related environmental and cultural intersections along the 38th parallel. This book is a chronicle of their adventures as they meet people confronting challenges in water supply, pollution, wetlands loss, and habitat protection. At the heart of the narrative are the riveting stories of the passionate individuals—scientists, educators, and local activists—who are struggling to preserve some of the world’s most amazing, yet threatened, landscapes.

Traveling largely outside of cities, away from well-beaten tourist tracks, the authors cross Japan, Korea, China, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Greece, Sicily, Spain, Portugal, the Azores Islands, and the United States—from Chesapeake Bay to San Francisco Bay. The stories they gather provide stark contrasts as well as reaffirming similarities across diverse cultures. Generously illustrated with maps and photos, Traveling the 38th Parallel documents devastating environmental losses but also inspiring gains made through the efforts of dedicated individuals working against the odds to protect these fragile places.