<p>Given Arizona's perennially abysmal education rankings, the need for alternatives to the standard fare education approach is great. The compulsory, authoritarian brainwash complex known popularly as K-12, rather than nuturing a generation of conscious, compassionate young people, instead wrecks havoc on the minds and hearts of youth today. This renders many obedient and submissive to dominant materialist culture and unaware of the greater world outside Fortress America. </p>
<p>Fortunately, folks in Tucson and Flagstaff are respectively planting the seeds of change through the openings of new community and radical education spaces.</p>
<p>The Dry River community space in Tucson has been in the works for several years. The most obvious struggle has been in securing an affordable space not too far off the beaten path. It appears that this initial struggle is over; the greatest present need is community support. This Saturday, November 12, Dry River is hosting the Earth First!
25th Anniversary party. You are invited. The space will also be host to a weekly movie <a href="http://arizona.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/32719.php" target="_blank">series</a>. Dry River is located at 657 W. St. Mary's Road between I-10 and Granada. Hours will be Mon-Fri from 2-8pm, Sat and Sun 10am-4pm.
<p>Up in the frigid north, the Flagstaff Infoshop Collective will be teaming up with The Hive Community Center to open a radical library in Flagstaff's Southside neighborhood. They are currently looking for all types of literature, particularly books on women's studies,
queer and transgender studies, people of color/interracial studies, issues of environmental racism & environmental justice, and alternative medicine. To help out, contact firstname.lastname@example.org</p>
<p>Click <a href="http://arizona.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/32719.php" target="_blank">here</a> for more information on Dry River and <a href="http://arizona.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/32702.php" target="_blank">here</a> for more information on the Flagstaff Infoshop.</p>