If you are in Montreal for the World Social forum, you will certainly be interested in visiting these radical bookstores and activist spaces, as well as participaing in these events during your time in this city…
These events and projects all exist on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory
(français suivra – la majorité de l’événement va être en anglais)
Prisoner Justice Day Punk Show
Sunday, August 7th, 2016 Brasserie Beaubien 73 Beaubien Est (metro Beaubien) Doors at 8pm
Starts promptly at 8:30pm
Sliding scale $5-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds
the Termite Collective (not music! demandprisonschange.wordpress.com)
Prison: (queerprison.bandcamp.com) synthy post-punk from copenhagen
Terse: black sheep d-beat
Clayborne: (clayborne-mtl.bandcamp.com) post-hardcore about mars
Between sets, members of the Termite Collective will share the history of Prisoners Justice Day, which is on August 10th. PJD is a day when folks in prison, and friends and family on ...........READ MORE
Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Akai
Gurley, Trayvon Martin, Michael
Brown, life precious blood spelled
in the mud FREEDOM …
When will it come?
What did they think?
Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Sean
Bell, Amadou Diallo whose life
breath echoed the dreams deferred
from Afrikan ancestors through
the middle passage, to Denmark
Vesey and Nat Turner, do you
hear it, are you listening?
Micah heard the torturous
mourning echoing over
the ages forcing us to
remember Shaka Zulu, Queen
Nzinga, the Mau Mau to Steve
Biko and Nelson Mandela.
Every time people organize for liberation, autonomy, and a better world, the state and the bosses try to crush our movements. They don’t particularly care how they do it, but they don’t want to work hard. It’s easier for them, if we do it for them.
In the early 2000s, the small but militant Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) launched union drives at Starbucks and Jimmy John’s. At the time, many in the mainstream labor movement scratched their heads.
“Of all the panels Rivera made for The Museum of Modern Art, Indian Warrior reaches back farthest into Mexican history, to the Spanish Conquest of the early 16th century. An Aztec warrior wearing the costume of a jaguar stabs an armored conquistador in the throat with a stone knife.
After the disturbing deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of law enforcement officers this week, racial bias and police brutality have once again become heated subjects in the US.
As many of you have learned, I was interviewed on June 21, 2016 by the parole board for the ninth time. On June 27, 2016, I received their decision (attached) denying my release, basically reiterating all that has been said the previous eight times I was denied parole. The denial is based primarily on the “nature of the crime” and “criminal history”—something that will never change. Reading this denial, we can see they doubled-down on attempting to characterize me as an unremorseful “cop killer,” absent any evidence to support their position after 44 years of ...........READ MORE