Thursday, December 03, 2015

Presidential campaigns coming to NC this week and other events

Donald Trump will be in Raleigh at the State Fairgrounds' Dorton Arena this Friday (the 4th) and Bill Clinton will be at the Sheraton Imperial near RTP Monday, December 7th at 6:30.  I don't know if there are plans for protests against either of them, but there should be.  Trump doesn't hide his reactionary views and is condemned by progressive people, but many support the warmongering Clintons.  Lately Hillary has had to sound more left for the primaries, but I doubt there is much difference and if Bernie Sanders (especially) and Martin O'Malley really want the nomination, they should talk about Clinton's opportunism and not very progressive policies. 

Some sales benefitting public libraries are coming up.  There will be a sale at the Chapel Hill Public Library this Friday, December 4th, through the 6th (Friends of the CHPL members only on the 4th).  For more information, see:  The apparently huge Wake County Libraries Annual Booksale and Festival of Reading will be December 10-13 in the Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds (see ).  The Friends of the Chatham County Library has a book sale in the spring - April 7-9th at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. 

Human Rights Day is December 10th and Bill of Rights Day is the 15th, and I assume the Durham City Council and County Commissioners will renew their proclamations, originally lobbied for by the Durham Bill of Rights Defense Committee.  There will probably also be Bill of Rights events in Chapel Hill/Carrboro this month 

The annual Parkwood Holiday Parade is coming up this Saturday, the 5th, beginning at 3pm.  It could be the biggest parade in Durham for the holiday season, and has an environmental education component, with the Northeast Creek Critters.  The Parade also has Mr and Mrs Claus, school marching bands, classic cars, horses, food trucks, and some free food; for more information see: