• Speculative Fiction, Resistance, and Social Change

    WHEN: Thursday, May 24 at 7pm
    WHERE: Q-PIRG Concordia, 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Room 204 (Guy Metro)
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/172388626754372/

    Speculative fiction has a long history of creating stories that challenge our assumptions about what is possible. Some say that this makes it a natural tool for aiding social justice movements. Others would argue that speculative fiction, like other literary genres, merely springs from and reinforces current social mores and ways of thinking.

    This panel will bring together writers of speculative fiction to discuss and debate such issues as the role of dystopian and utopian fiction as social commentary, whether science ...........READ MORE

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  • (May 19) Open the Borders! Refugees Welcome! Stop the Racist Far-Right!

    OPEN THE BORDERS! REFUGEES WELCOME!
    STOP THE RACIST FAR-RIGHT!
    All out to the Canada-US Border at Roxham Road!
    Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11am-5pm
    At the Canada-US Border, 1 hour south of Montreal.
    Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WAFsDEgpiBA2– BUSES are leaving from Montreal at 9:30am (sharp); to reserve a space, visit: http://bit.ly/2I5j2mM – Download our POSTERS and FLYERS: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/may-19-open-the-borders-downloads-posters-flyers-banner
    – If you are driving and can offer a space in your CAR get in touch: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com
    – We encourage the participation of parents, caregivers and their kids, and we’ll be setting up a KIDS ZONE in a local animal farm with kids activities.
    ...........READ MORE
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  • May 17-20 in Montreal: The Great Transition, Preparing a World Beyond Capitalism

    The Great Transition is an international conference that will take place in Montreal from May 17 to 20, 2018. This 4-day event aims to bring together a thousand participants to discuss critiques of capitalism, strategies for overcoming it, and models of alternative economic organization. In other words, it is about thinking of the great transition out of capitalism, for a social and economic alternative that would be ecological, feminist, egalitarian and democratic.

    The Great Transition will combine two annual events: the North American edition of Historical Materialism and the Summer School of the Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme. Historical Materialism is ...........READ MORE

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  • La Grande Foire du Livre et des Mouvements Sociaux

    [FR/ENG] Dans le cadre de la conférence internationale de la Grande Transition, vous êtes conviés à La Grande Foire du Livre et des Mouvements Sociaux qui se tiendra dans le Cœur des sciences de l’UQÀM. / As part of the international conference The Great Transition, you are invited to The Great Book and Social Movement fair at the UQAM Coeur des Sciences.

    Vendredi 18 mai / Friday May 18th
    10:00 – 19:30
    Samedi 19 mai / Saturday May 19th
    9:30 – 19:30
    Dimanche 20 mai / Sunday May 20th
    9:30 – 16:00

    Gratuit – Ouvert à tous.te.s! / Free – ...........READ MORE

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  • The Global Perspective: Reflections on Imperialism and Resistance

    to order The Global Perspective from leftwingbooks.net click here

    In the 1970s and 80s, Torkil Lauesen was a member of a clandestine communist cell which carried out a series of robberies in Denmark, netting very large sums which were then sent on to various national liberation movements in the Third World. Following their capture in 1989, Torkil would spend six years in prison. In 2016, Lauesen’s book Det Globale Perspektiv was released in Denmark. In it, he explains how he sees the world political situation today, and his thoughts about the future. In 2018, Kersplebedeb Publishing is pleased to release ...........READ MORE

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  • Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire

    click here to order from leftwingbooks.net

    In this book, Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of the patriot movement, the LaRouchites, and the alt-right. Supplementing this, thematic sections explore specific dimensions of far-right politics, regarding gender, decentralism, and anti-imperialism.

    A major study of movements that strive to overthrow the U.S. government, that often claim to be anti-imperialist and sometimes even anti-capitalist yet also consciously promote inequality, hierarchy, and domination, generally along explicitly racist, sexist, and homophobic lines. Revolutionaries of the far right: insurgent supremacists.

    Intervening directly in debates within left and ...........READ MORE

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  • Montreal Anarchist Bookfair: May 26 & 27, 2018

    Mark your calendars …
    MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR 2018

    Two days: Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27
    From 10am to 5pm on both days

    The Anarchist Bookfair will take place in two buildings across from each other in Parc Vinet:
    – Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), 2515 rue Delisle
    – Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), 2450 rue Workman 
    A short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro.

    No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders.
    FREE. Welcome to all!For anarchists, and people curious about anarchism. -> Participants from all over Quebec and North America, booksellers and vendors, workshops, films, ...........READ MORE
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  • Le Salon du livre anarchiste de Montréal: les 26 et 27 mai 2018

    Préparez vos calendriers …
    LE SALON DU LIVRE ANARCHISTE DE MONTRÉAL 2018

    Deux journées : samedi le 26 mai et dimanche le 27 mai
    De 10h à 17h les deux jours

    Le Salon du livre anarchiste se tiendra dans deux bâtiments situés l’un en face de l’autre autour du Parc Vinet:

    – au Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), 2515 rue Delisle
    – au Centre culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), 2450 rue Workman

    C’est à une courte distance de marche du métro Lionel-Groulx.

    Ni dieu, ni maître; ni patron, ni frontière.GRATUIT. Bienvenue à tous et toutes. -> ...........READ MORE
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  • Beginner’s Kata: uncensored stray thoughts on revolutionary organization, by J. Sakai

    also available for purchase as a pamphlet from leftwingbooks.net

    “Beginner’s mind” is a zen phrase. It reminds us that when we first took this path as beginners, we approached it almost with awe. Self-conscious of knowing so little—knowing nothing, really—we were open for seeing anything. Aware mostly of how unimportant our own little knowledge was. But as we became much more experienced, even became “expert,” it was different. We could separate useful from scrap, what we judge is good from bad, so automatically we hardly needed to pause over it. Our journey became a polished routine. And now we sometimes ...........READ MORE

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  • Insurgent Supremacists Book Launch: A discussion with author Matthew Lyons (Philly, May 16)

    available for pre-order from leftwingbooks.net

    WHEN: Wednesday, May 16 at 7 PM – 9 PM
    WHERE: Wooden Shoe Books and Records, 704 South St, Philadelphia,
    facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2053452598230072/

    Philly Antifa presents a discussion with author Matthew Lyons

    A major study of movements that strive to overthrow the U.S. government, that often claim to be anti-imperialist and sometimes even anti-capitalist yet also consciously promote inequality, hierarchy, and domination, generally along explicitly racist, sexist, and homophobic lines. Revolutionaries of the far right: insurgent supremacists.

    In this book, Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of ...........READ MORE

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  • Gabriel Kuhn Reviews: J. Sakai, The “Dangerous Class” and Revolutionary Theory: Thoughts on the Making of the Lumpen/Proletariat (Montreal: Kersplebedeb, 2017)

    to purchase a copy from leftwingbooks.net click here

    There are people who write a lot of books, hoping that somewhere down the line they’ll have a winner. Then, there are people who write a book every thirty years and make sure it’s groundbreaking. J. Sakai belongs to the latter category. Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat, originally released in 1985, is still considered, rightfully, a seminal work in anti-racist and anti-imperialist circles. Now, The “Dangerous Class” and Revolutionary Theory: Thoughts on the Making of the Lumpen/Proletariat is destined to become another hit with militants weary of the old ...........READ MORE

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  • Race Traitors Wanted: Apply Within (A Review of David Gilbert’s ‘Looking at the U.S. White Working Class Historically’ by Colin Jenkins, The Hampton Institute)

    click here to purchase via the leftwingbooks.net website

    The term “white working class” captured much of the media analysis which sought to explain Trump’s meteoric rise and subsequent victory to the highest office in the United States. The obsession with polling and voting trends based in demographics is certainly nothing new. Mainstream political analysts exist for the purpose of figuring out why Republicans dominate the South, or why Democrats maintain strongholds on the coasts, or why so-called swing states go one way or the other in any given year. But this time around seemed especially interesting, considering that a wealthy ...........READ MORE

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  • Support Herman Bell!

    Last week the New York State Board of Parole granted Herman Bell release. Since the Board’s decision, there has been significant backlash from the Police Benevolent Association, other unions, Mayor De Blasio and Governor Cuomo. They are demanding that Herman be held indefinitely, the Parole Commissioners who voted for his release be fired, and that people convicted of killing police be left to die in prison.

    We want the Governor, policymakers, and public to know that we strongly support the Parole Board’s lawful, just and merciful decision. We also want to show support for the recent changes to the Board, ...........READ MORE

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  • Free Shipping at Leftwingbooks.NET

    Just to let people know, Kersplebedeb Leftwingbooks.Net continues to offer free shipping on orders of $50 or more, anywhere in the world. Please note that this special will get you the cheapest mail delivery available — i.e. surface mail if you are overseas. Orders placed after December 11th will definitely arrive after December 25th.

    Leftwingbooks.Net distributes all Kersplebedeb Publications, all books published by AK Press and PM Press, as well as publications from many other left, anarchist, and communist publishers and projects. We are especially happy to carry both the Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar, ...........READ MORE

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  • Subscribe to Kersplebedeb Newsletter!

    If you want to stay up to date with what Kersplebedeb Publishing is working on, where we are tabling, or what news we think you should be paying attention to – please take a moment and let us know to keep you on the mailing list.

    Select “Kersplebedeb Newsletter” for general news of interest to everyone everywhere, and “Montreal List” or “Ottawa” if you want to receive news about events happening in those cities.

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Mass demonstration against the G7 and to open the borders!

Down with capitalist exploitation, colonialism, and racist and sexist politics!

The heads of state of the seven most powerful imperialist and colonialist countries will gather on June 8th and 9th as part of the G7 Summit that will take place at the Manoir Richeliue in Malbaie. It’s a special occasion for the global elite to celebrate their dominance of the capitalist economy in style. While they claim to be discussing economic growth, job creation, gender equality, and climate change, in reality G7 meetings are key to the process of organizing the global economy in favour of banks and the oil, ...........READ MORE

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North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference 2018

WHERE: CEDA, 2515 Rue Delisle, Montréal, QC 
WHEN: June 1-3, 10am-6pm
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/239455783465853/

The North American Anarchist Studies Network conference (NAASN) is intended to be a space where disciplinarity and resistance can converge on Turtle Island/”North America”, and is held in a different location throughout Turtle Island/”North America” each year.

We’re excited to welcome all those attending and presenting to NAASN 2018 (our 8th conference!) happening in Montréal from June 1-3rd at CÉDA. As many of you are aware it will be a busy few weeks for radicals in so-called Québec, with the Montréal Anarchist Bookfair happening the weekend before. ...........READ MORE

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Speculative Fiction, Resistance, and Social Change

WHEN: Thursday, May 24 at 7pm
WHERE: Q-PIRG Concordia, 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Room 204 (Guy Metro)
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/172388626754372/

Speculative fiction has a long history of creating stories that challenge our assumptions about what is possible. Some say that this makes it a natural tool for aiding social justice movements. Others would argue that speculative fiction, like other literary genres, merely springs from and reinforces current social mores and ways of thinking.

This panel will bring together writers of speculative fiction to discuss and debate such issues as the role of dystopian and utopian fiction as social commentary, whether science ...........READ MORE

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(May 19) Open the Borders! Refugees Welcome! Stop the Racist Far-Right!

OPEN THE BORDERS! REFUGEES WELCOME!
STOP THE RACIST FAR-RIGHT!
All out to the Canada-US Border at Roxham Road!
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11am-5pm
At the Canada-US Border, 1 hour south of Montreal.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WAFsDEgpiBA2– BUSES are leaving from Montreal at 9:30am (sharp); to reserve a space, visit: http://bit.ly/2I5j2mM – Download our POSTERS and FLYERS: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/may-19-open-the-borders-downloads-posters-flyers-banner
– If you are driving and can offer a space in your CAR get in touch: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com
– We encourage the participation of parents, caregivers and their kids, and we’ll be setting up a KIDS ZONE in a local animal farm with kids activities.
...........READ MORE
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May 17-20 in Montreal: The Great Transition, Preparing a World Beyond Capitalism

The Great Transition is an international conference that will take place in Montreal from May 17 to 20, 2018. This 4-day event aims to bring together a thousand participants to discuss critiques of capitalism, strategies for overcoming it, and models of alternative economic organization. In other words, it is about thinking of the great transition out of capitalism, for a social and economic alternative that would be ecological, feminist, egalitarian and democratic.

The Great Transition will combine two annual events: the North American edition of Historical Materialism and the Summer School of the Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme. Historical Materialism is ...........READ MORE

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La Grande Foire du Livre et des Mouvements Sociaux

[FR/ENG] Dans le cadre de la conférence internationale de la Grande Transition, vous êtes conviés à La Grande Foire du Livre et des Mouvements Sociaux qui se tiendra dans le Cœur des sciences de l’UQÀM. / As part of the international conference The Great Transition, you are invited to The Great Book and Social Movement fair at the UQAM Coeur des Sciences.

Vendredi 18 mai / Friday May 18th
10:00 – 19:30
Samedi 19 mai / Saturday May 19th
9:30 – 19:30
Dimanche 20 mai / Sunday May 20th
9:30 – 16:00

Gratuit – Ouvert à tous.te.s! / Free – ...........READ MORE

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The Global Perspective: Reflections on Imperialism and Resistance

to order The Global Perspective from leftwingbooks.net click here

In the 1970s and 80s, Torkil Lauesen was a member of a clandestine communist cell which carried out a series of robberies in Denmark, netting very large sums which were then sent on to various national liberation movements in the Third World. Following their capture in 1989, Torkil would spend six years in prison. In 2016, Lauesen’s book Det Globale Perspektiv was released in Denmark. In it, he explains how he sees the world political situation today, and his thoughts about the future. In 2018, Kersplebedeb Publishing is pleased to release ...........READ MORE

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Welcome Home Herman Bell!

On Friday, April 27, Herman Bell, a 70-year-old respected elder, was released after serving nearly 45 years in prison. Herman was one of thousands of incarcerated older people who was repeatedly denied parole for over a decade after completing his minimum sentence. His release is a result of important and urgent changes in the criminal legal system and parole regulations that are part of nationwide efforts to end mass incarceration. Let us hope that Herman’s release brings inspiration for more change. Herman is deeply humbled and grateful for the broad expressions of trust and support, and thanks everyone who has ...........READ MORE

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Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire

click here to order from leftwingbooks.net

In this book, Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of the patriot movement, the LaRouchites, and the alt-right. Supplementing this, thematic sections explore specific dimensions of far-right politics, regarding gender, decentralism, and anti-imperialism.

A major study of movements that strive to overthrow the U.S. government, that often claim to be anti-imperialist and sometimes even anti-capitalist yet also consciously promote inequality, hierarchy, and domination, generally along explicitly racist, sexist, and homophobic lines. Revolutionaries of the far right: insurgent supremacists.

Intervening directly in debates within left and ...........READ MORE

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Montreal Anarchist Bookfair: May 26 & 27, 2018

Mark your calendars …
MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR 2018

Two days: Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27
From 10am to 5pm on both days

The Anarchist Bookfair will take place in two buildings across from each other in Parc Vinet:
– Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), 2515 rue Delisle
– Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), 2450 rue Workman 
A short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro.

No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders.
FREE. Welcome to all!For anarchists, and people curious about anarchism. -> Participants from all over Quebec and North America, booksellers and vendors, workshops, films, ...........READ MORE