• “…because my sister and I were very close”: An Interview with Ulrike Meinhof’s Sister Wienke

    Today is the fortieth anniversary of the death in of Red Army Faction founding member Ulrike Meinhof.  On May 9, 1976, Mother’s Day that year, Ulrike was found hanged in her prison cell.  An International Commission of Investigation conducted an extensive investigation, presenting its conclusions in 1979.  The evidence, some of which is touched upon in this interview, strongly supported the claim that Ulrike had been murdered and then hanged to make it appear to be a suicide.  To mark the anniversary, former RAF member Ron Augustin interviewed Ulrike’s sister Wienke.  The original German-language interview appeared in the German left-wing ...........READ MORE

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  • Marx and Engels: On Colonies, Industrial Monopoly and the Working Class Movement

    Author: Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
    Format: Paperback
    Size: 160 pages
    ISBN: 978-1-894946-79-7
    Publisher: Kersplebedeb Publishing
    2016
    Price:$10.00 (USD)

    available for purchase from leftwingbooks.net

    Originally compiled and edited by the Communist Working Circle (CWC) in 1972, this is a republished collection of excerpts from the corpus of Marx and Engels. These texts show the evolution of Marx and Engels’s ideas about the nascent labor aristocracy, and the enervating effects of colonialism and chauvinism on the British labour movement, with a focus on the British Empire of their time.

    This edition of “On Colonies” includes a substantial introduction by Marxist economist ...........READ MORE

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  • Salon du Livre Anarchiste de Montréal 2016

     

    [SVP diffuser largement] [English: www.anarchistbookfair.ca]

    [facebook: www.facebook.com/events/140639896338298]

    Préparez vos calendriers …
    LE SALON DU LIVRE ANARCHISTE DE MONTRÉAL 2016
    samedi le 28 mai & dimanche le 29 mai
    de 10h à 17h les deux jours
    Notez bien :  les tables d’exposition prendront  place les deux journées.

    Le Salon du livre anarchiste se tiendra dans deux bâtiments situés l’un en face de l’autre autour du Parc Vinet:
    – Au Centre culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), 2450 rue Workman
    – Au Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), 2515 rue Delisle

    C’est à une courte distance du métro ...........READ MORE

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  • Montreal Anarchist Bookfair 2016

    [Please post and forward widely] [en français: www.salonanarchiste.ca]

    [facebook: www.facebook.com/events/140639896338298]

    Mark your calendars …
    MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR 2016
    Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29
    10am-5pm on both days
    Note: Booksellers and vendors will be displaying on both days.

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

    A short distance from Lionel-Groulx metro.
    MAP: www.anarchistbookfair.ca/contact-us/location-and-map

    No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders.
    FREE. Welcome to all!
    For people
    ...........READ MORE

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  • Certain Days 2017 Call for Submissions: SUSTAINING MOVEMENTS

    What: A call for art and article submissions on sustaining movements for the 2017 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar

    Deadline: May 15, 2016

    The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar collective (www.certaindays.org) is releasing its 16th calendar in the Fall of 2016. Over the years, we’ve turned our attention to various themes: grassroots organizing, resisting repression, and visions of justice. The theme for 2017 is focused on what it takes to sustain our movements.

    We are looking for 12 works of art and 12 short articles to feature in the calendar, which hangs in more than 2,000 ...........READ MORE

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    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” if you want to receive news about events happening in Montreal.

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    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you subscribed to the Kersplebedeb mailing list prior to July 1, 2014, you must now ...........READ MORE

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Ottawa Zine Fair, June 4th!

WHEN: Saturday June 4th, 11 AM – 5 PM
WHERE: Mac Hall at the Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Avenue) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on unceded Algonquin territory.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1714542355487887

COVER: By donation, pay what you can. All proceeds to support the Prisoner Correspondence Project. Find information at: http://www.prisonercorrespondenceproject.com/

TABLERS

¿Serio? Zine
Ace Zine Archive
Babely Shades
Broke Bellies
Decolonizing Street Art
Elijah Wipe
Emtothethird.
Encre Noire
Femme Crimes Distro
Fight Boredom Distro
from the margins
From the Root Zine
Ghost Pine zine
hamda!
Heidi Cho Makes Art
Howl! arts collective
Ian Martin
Jac N. Vanier
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative
Katherine Arnoldi ...........READ MORE

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Quick Thoughts on Oppressor Reflexes

People from oppressor groups develop reflexive ways of reacting to any and all challenges emanating from oppressed groups.

These oppressor reflexes can both express and reinforce the dominant position of the oppressor, though not necessarily to equal degrees.

Silence and meaningless agreement as much as noise and constant disagreement all can constitute oppressor reflexes.

Under neocolonialism, oppressor reflexes can be harnessed by all “sides” in a conflict.

Reflexive action will be determined by underlying structure (thus the “reflexive” element). Certain structures will tend to produce points of polarization around particular questions, which act as lightning rods.

The tendencies towards polarization ...........READ MORE

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Quick Thoughts on Culture

“Culture” is a framework developed by people to describe patterns of social behaviour, expression, consciousness. A given culture will manifest in multiple ways, will have more than one characteristic. and will in the final analysis be defined by the practice of people, albeit refracted through a distorted view that they have of themselves.

Culture can change, but not according to anyone’s rulebook. It is the result of what large numbers of uncontrollable people will do, often without thinking about it. It is the result of not only what “members of” a culture will do, but also of what others not ...........READ MORE

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“…because my sister and I were very close”: An Interview with Ulrike Meinhof’s Sister Wienke

Today is the fortieth anniversary of the death in of Red Army Faction founding member Ulrike Meinhof.  On May 9, 1976, Mother’s Day that year, Ulrike was found hanged in her prison cell.  An International Commission of Investigation conducted an extensive investigation, presenting its conclusions in 1979.  The evidence, some of which is touched upon in this interview, strongly supported the claim that Ulrike had been murdered and then hanged to make it appear to be a suicide.  To mark the anniversary, former RAF member Ron Augustin interviewed Ulrike’s sister Wienke.  The original German-language interview appeared in the German left-wing ...........READ MORE

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Revolution Is More Than a Word: 23 Theses on Anarchism (repost from Alpine Anarchist Productions)

(reposted from http://www.alpineanarchist.org/r_twenty-three_theses.html)
Intro

Since the turn of the millennium, anarchism has experienced a strong upswing. In a widely read 2004 article by David Graeber and Andrej Grubacic, it was announced as the “revolutionary movement of the twenty-first century”, and in a recent book on the Occupy Wall Street movement, titled Translating Anarchy and based on interviews with numerous organizers, author Mark Bray contests that anarchist ideas were the driving ideological force behind it. Meanwhile, anarchist projects (journals, bookfairs, organizing groups) have increased significantly over the past twenty years. This is all great news.

At the same time, neoliberalism ...........READ MORE

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Marx and Engels: On Colonies, Industrial Monopoly and the Working Class Movement

Author: Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
Format: Paperback
Size: 160 pages
ISBN: 978-1-894946-79-7
Publisher: Kersplebedeb Publishing
2016
Price:$10.00 (USD)

available for purchase from leftwingbooks.net

Originally compiled and edited by the Communist Working Circle (CWC) in 1972, this is a republished collection of excerpts from the corpus of Marx and Engels. These texts show the evolution of Marx and Engels’s ideas about the nascent labor aristocracy, and the enervating effects of colonialism and chauvinism on the British labour movement, with a focus on the British Empire of their time.

This edition of “On Colonies” includes a substantial introduction by Marxist economist ...........READ MORE