AJI (cardweaver) wrote in infoshops,
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Iron Rail Infoshop closed.

This bad news came in the form of a letter to Dry River that sent me looking at the Iron Rail's website to read this:

"If you want to help the Gulf Coast’s oldest infoshop get back on its shapely feet, then please, kick us some cash.

"The Iron Rail and its predecessor, Crescent Wrench Books, have been around for yonks– decades, literally– and despite being old as dirt we’ve remained every bit as open, informal and politically far-out as we ever were. The Iron Rail is one of the only institutions of its kind; certainly the only anarchist collective-run bookstore/library between Houston and Florida. Can you, gentle reader, spare us some love… by which we, being New Orleanian, mean some MONEY ???

"and oh yeah p.s. I know the media is just gonna say whatever but PLEASE… no individual and no ad-hoc group speaks for the Rail. Only the Iron Rail collective speaks for the Iron Rail, and being a deliberative consensus-based body we tend to take our sweet time doing so. The collective has to date only released one (preliminary) statement about our closing and isn’t granting media interviews at the moment. THUS: If you don’t see it here or on our facebook or some other clearly rail-approved organ then it is not the Rail and we don’t co-sign it. Sure SUCKS REALLY BAD that we have to make this distinction, but there ya go. Also, The Iron Rail book collective has exactly nothing to do with Eris OR even Plan B (besides obviously being neighborly with the latter), and anybody saying otherwise probably has a fucked-up if not sinister agenda."

Taken from: http://ironrail.org/.

I'm a little confused about that "The Iron Rail book collective has exactly nothing to do with Eris OR even Plan B (besides obviously being neighborly with the latter), and anybody saying otherwise probably has a fucked-up if not sinister agenda." section but that was there...
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With that last part, it probably has to do with how most "anarchists" treat one another, especially at places like "Anarchist" News, lol and just putting that out there because of the usual backlash against anyone about anything.

Maybe, yeah, it just caught me off guard 'cause I thought they were affiliated and I don't have any weird motive from that assumption...