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January 11 in Baltimore: Freedom For Political Prisoners Night!

WHERE: Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W North Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 7:30 PM – 9 PM
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/314088142424187/

Join us as we launch the 2018 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar! Former political prisoner and Real News Network producer and host Eddie Conway, former ELF political prisoner and Certain Days collective member Daniel McGowan, and Morgan State University professor and journalist Dr. Jared Ball will lead a discussion on political prisoner David Gilbert’s new book, Looking at the US White Working Class Historically, and also discuss the importance of supporting political ...........READ MORE

Bitcoin, a commentary (repost)

When this commentary was broadcast at the beginning of my radio show at noon, Pacific time, December 21, bitcoin was trading at about $15,600. It had a bad Friday, losing almost a quarter of its value, bottoming out at $11,858, before recovering to $14,267 as I’m posting this.

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Say NO to the New Package Restrictions in NYS Prisons

We need your help! NYS DOCCS is piloting a new program that will harm people in prison and their loved ones. This change in policy will harm our editors as well as 52,000 other people imprisoned in New York State.

Beginning in January 2018, people at Greene, Green Haven and Taconic Correctional Facilities will no longer be able to receive packages directly from family members or friends. All packages must be ordered through an approved vendor. In September 2018, this policy will apply to ALL 54 prisons in New York State.

This policy is pro-business and anti-family. It is harmful ...........READ MORE

The challenges of being trans, male, and homeless in Montreal (repost)

Getting an apartment is a rite of passage for thousands of Canadians in their late teens and early 20s, but for Esteban Torres, a 21-year-old trans man living in Montreal, signing the lease on his three-room apartment earlier this year was especially sweet.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at The challenges of being trans, male, and homeless in Montreal ...........READ MORE

«Je ne céderai pas à La Meute et à la haine», dit Gabrielle Bouchard, nouvelle présidente de la Fédération des femmes du Québec (repost)

La présidente de la Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ) n’entend pas reculer devant ses critiques, à la suite d’une chronique dénonçant le fait qu’une personne transgenre dirige le principal organisme représentant les femmes au Québec.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at «Je ne céderai pas à La Meute et à la haine», dit Gabrielle Bouchard, nouvelle présidente de la Fédération des femmes du Québec ...........READ MORE

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DECEMBER 15TH: AGAINST PRISONS, RACISM AND REPRESSION! A Certain Days calendar and Kersplebedeb book launch

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DECEMBER 15TH: AGAINST PRISONS, RACISM AND REPRESSION!
A Certain Days calendar and Kersplebedeb book launch

Friday December 15th at 6pm
QPIRG Concordia (Suite 204, 1500 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, metro Guy Concordia)

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/852941834867368/

This will be a triple launch, of:

* the 2018 Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar

* political prisoner David Gilbert’s recent book Looking at the U.S.
White Working Class Historically

* J. Sakai’s long-awaited The “Dangerous Class” and Revolutionary
Theory: Thoughts on the Making of the Lumpen/Proletariat / Mao Z’s
Revolutionary Laboratory and the Role of the Lumpen Proletariat

There will be ...........READ MORE

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The Dangerous Class and Revolutionary Theory: Thoughts on the Making of the Lumpen/Proletariat

by J. Sakai
paperback

308 pages
ISBN: 978-1-894946-90-2

J. Sakai’s ground-breaking, The “Dangerous Class” and Revolutionary Theory: Thoughts on the Making of the Lumpen/Proletariat, is our first major exploration of this most controversial and least understood “non-class” in revolutionary politics. It is an attempt to unknot the puzzle.  It encompasses the threads of criminality as well as gender, of breaking social boundaries and eating the bitterest of class politics.

At all times, the author interrogates the forming of left theory on this “dangerous class” by the highway flare  of his own experiences, and more importantly the mass violent liberation ...........READ MORE