finding our way out

So we’re somewhere, can’t even agree on how to characterize where, but what we do agree on is we want to get out. There’s paths leading in all directions, and we can only see so far down each. Some we know are dead ends, some we know are worse.… Read the rest

Of Interest

Some things i have read online over the past month, which i found interesting and think some of you might too:


Migrant Justice @ the Peoples’ Social Forum

No One Is Illegal | Personne n’est illégal | Nadie es ilegal from Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver (Coast Salish Territories) and other migrant justice organizers are coordinating the following set of workshops, films, dialogues and assemblies at the Peoples Social Forum – Forum social des peuples in Ottawa from Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24.… Read the rest


People’s Social Forum, Ottawa August 21-24!

In case you haven’t heard, the People’s Social Forum – part of the global movement of social forums that have emerged at different levels since the first World Social Forum (WSF) was held in Porto Alegre (Brazil) in January 2001 — will be happening in Ottawa from August 21-24, i.e.… Read the rest


Ottawa Book Launch: The Communist Necessity

As part of the Peoples Social Forum, on August 23rd, J. Moufawad-Paul, author of MLM Mayhem! ( will be in Ottawa to attend the launch of his book, The Communist Necessity. A sleek and punchy treatise about the problems of social movementism and the need for a “new return” to a revolutionary communist tradition, The Communist Necessity is a philosophical intervention that forces the reader to think through the problems presented by contemporary capitalism that are not answered by mainstream left-wing theories of organization and strategy inherited from the anti-globalization movement.… Read the rest

How come so many UK leftists are Trots?

In Terry Bisson’s interview with Ken MacLeod in The Human Front (PM Press, 2013), there’s this great answer to Bisson’s question “How come so many UK leftists are Trots?” :

Short answer: because Trotskyists in Britain moved fast on the CP’s crisis in the 1950s, and moved with the times in the 1960s.… Read the rest

July 7-14 Stuff to Read

Things i found interesting this week:


Montreal Demonstration Against Slaughter in Palestine

There is a demonstration on Friday, July 11th, to stop Israel’s war against Palestine, in Montreal at the corner of Guy and St-Catherine St (by Guy-Concordia metro).

The demonstration is called for 5:30pm.

Please note that the demo was initially called for Sunday, but the date changed.Read the rest


Queer Between the Covers 2014

(français ci-dessous)

Queer Between the Covers, Montreal’s annual queer book fair, is almost upon us!

Join us:

August 16th
11AM-6 PM

Comité social Centre-Sud
1710 rue Beaudry

Free entry, wheelchair-accessible venue.

Please note that the entrance to the book fair will be through the parking lot on the south side of the building!… Read the rest