Join us for an evening of conversation, poetry, and celebration against prisons, as we launch the 2016 Certain Days calendar, and two new books from Kersplebedeb Publishing by BPP/BLA political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim, and anti-prison revolutionary (and former political prisoner) Ed Mead, who will join us by skype.
This event is FREE; the Certain Days calendar and books from Kersplebedeb Publications will be sold.
Food will be served at 6pm
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The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal and Toronto and three political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York State: David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes and Herman Bell. We are committed to doing work grounded in an anti-imperialist and anti-racist perspective. We work in solidarity with anti-colonial struggles, political prisoners and the rights of undocumented citizens and migrants. We are queer and trans liberationist. We raise awareness of political prisoners and prisoners of war (PP/POWs) in North America and abroad, many of whom are now ...........READ MORE
On October 7, political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim was denied 4 books which arrived for him at Attica Correctional Facility. Muntaqim is a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, and one of the longest held political prisoners in the world today; he has been incarcerated since 1971, when he was only 19 years old.
In the case of the Attica book-ban, Muntaqim was initially told he could have the books, but when a guard noticed that one of the titles in question was actually written by Muntaqim himself, he simply said “No way”. Muntaqim requested the ...........READ MORE
More than a memoir, Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead takes the reader on a tour of America’s underbelly. From Iowa to Compton to Venice Beach to Fairbanks, Alaska, Mead introduces you to poor America just trying to get by—and barely making it. When a thirteen-year-old Mead ends up in the Utah State Industrial School, a prison for boys, it is the first step in a story of oppression and revolt that will ultimately lead to the foundation of the George Jackson Brigade, a Seattle-based urban guerrilla group, and to Mead’s re-incarceration as a fully engaged revolutionary, well-placed and prepared ...........READ MORE
From the Amerikan invasion and theft of Mexican lands, to present day migrants risking their lives to cross the U.$. border, the Chican@ nation has developed in a cauldron of national oppression and liberation struggles. This new book presents the history of the Chicano movement, exploring the colonialism and semi-colonialism that frames the Chican@ national identity. It also sheds new light on the modern repression and temptation that threaten liberation struggles by simultaneously pushing for submission and assimilation into Amerika.
Chicano Power and the Struggle for Aztlán is a must read for all involved in national liberation struggles in ...........READ MORE
Jalil Muntaqim is a former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. For over forty years, Jalil has been a political prisoner, and one of the New York Three (NY3), in retaliation for his political activism.
Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black is a collection of Jalil’s poetry and essays, written from behind the bars of Attica prison. Combining the personal and the political, these texts afford readers with a rare opportunity to get to know a man who has spent most of his life — over forty years –- behind bars for his involvement ...........READ MORE
Whether or not China is now a capitalist-imperialist country is an issue on which there is some considerable disagreement, even within the revolutionary left. This book brings together theoretical, definitional and logical considerations, as well as the extensive empirical evidence which is now available, to demonstrate that China has indeed definitely become a capitalist-imperialist country. Indeed, the issue is raised of whether the current world imperialist system is in fact in the early stages of bifurcating into two competing imperialist blocs, one led by the United States and the other led by China.
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It’s been a fairly intense couple of years for me here at Kersplebedeb, publishing more books and pamphlets than i ever did before, and i like to think they include some important contributions to people who are trying (much as i am, hopefully with more success) to figure out how the world works, and what we can do about that. The recent publication of Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead, Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black by Jalil Muntaqim, and Panther Vision by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, felt like a real watershed for me, and now that all three ...........READ MORE
En mettant la hache dans les services publics comme il le fait, le gouvernement Couillard fait un pas de plus dans la mise sur pied du projet capitaliste néo-libéral. Celui-ci vise à précariser les emplois salariés et à privatiser les services essentiels, tels la santé et l’éducation, en les soumettant au marché et en reléguant leur poids aux familles. Les mesures d’austérité s’inscrivent dans une restructuration de l’économie capitaliste au niveau mondial, visant à augmenter les taux de profits de la classe possédante et des investisseur.e.s. Ce faisant, il s’éloigne du modèle de développement du ...........READ MORE
Slashing public services, the Couillard government is taking one more step to advance the neo-liberal capitalist project. It aims to make waged labour more precarious and to privatize essential services, like healthcare and education, by submitting them to the market and throwing the burden on to families. Austerity measures are embedded in a reorganization of the world-wide capitalist economy, designed to increase the profit rates of the ruling class and investors. In doing so, the economy is shifting away from the Quebec model of capitalism, which the State used in the 1960s as a tool ...........READ MORE
Back by a Popular demand….
FeministTwinsPresents: Ottawa’s 2nd Annual #FeministFair!
We will be organizing on unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin territory.
Please help us support accessibility and inclusion. We ask that participants refrain from wearing scents or from smoking at the front of the enterance.
Entry by donation, all welcomed, no one will be turned away.
There is an elevator & gender netural washrooms.
Limited street parking, please try to carpool. (it’s Sunday though so it’s free!)
Mumia Abu Jamal’s essential perspectives on black experience, race relations, freedom, justice, social change, and the future of American society.
From the first slave writings to contemporary hip hop, the canon of African American literature offers a powerful counter-narrative to dominant notions of American culture, history and politics. Resonant with voices of prophecy and resistance, the African American literary tradition runs deep with emancipatory currents that have had an indelible impact on the United States and the world. Mumia Abu-Jamal has been one of ...........READ MORE
November is a busy month for Kersplebedeb … what follows is a list of events we will be tabling at, in Montreal, Kingston, Hamilton, and Ottawa:
Montreal: EXPOZINE 2015 !!!
14 – 15 November 2015, 12-18h
5035 Saint-Dominique, Montreal
Free! Dive into the incredible world of local and international small press, authors and artists ! Meet the “crème de la crème” of the Montreal small press scene in both official languages ! Take part in discussions about the future of the small press and support local alternative publishers ! Come to discover the latest and greatest works ...........READ MORE
At Grand Valley Institute for Women (GVI), a federal prison in Kitchener, Ontario (in Canada) there has been a recent crackdown against LBTQ2+ prisoners and/or prisoners in relationships amongst themselves. Intimate relationships between prisoners are being attacked by a clique of guards acting without apparent direction or oversight from the Corrections Canada administration. We need your support with a call-in campaign to end these practises.
Harassment of prisoners includes throwing them in solitary as punishment for being in a relationship, threatening them with transfers to remote parts of the country, separating partners by placing them in different parts of the ...........READ MORE
We recently received this distressing information about the ongoing persecution of comrade Robert Seth Hayes.
As many of you know, Seth has had a chronic cough since May of this year for which he did not receive any diagnosis or treatment for many months.
When Seth finally saw the pulmonologist at Coxsackie on Monday, November 2, the doctor wanted to know why the medical personnel at Sullivan (the prison where he is being held) had waited so long to bring Seth for a pulmonary exam. The pulmonologist intends to schedule for Seth a CT scan, a CT scan of his ...........READ MORE