Grande Salle (2nd Floor)
Centre Culturel Georges Vanier
2450 Rue Workman, Montréal, QC H3J 1L8
Metro Lionel Groulx
Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without injustice, we are engaging in speculative fiction. Radicals and activists devote their lives to envisioning such worlds, and then go about trying to create them; indeed, all organizing is science fiction. A world where everyone has a home, a great education, community based transformative justice, nourishing food to eat and clean water to drink, where we are in right relation to the planet, to each other, where ...........READ MORE
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
Traduction chuchotée disponible de l’anglais vers le français
Where/Lieu: 5323 rue Brébeuf (Montréal) When/Quand: 6:30pm Friday May 8th/Vendredi le 8 mai
A new wave of labour strikes has been developing in the south of China since the beginning of 2015.
Workers at Yuyuan, a Taiwan shoe factory which produces international brands like Nike, Adidas, and PUMA, are once again on strike. Last year, 100,000 workers went on strike for their retirement system.
Mei Leung, an activist from Hong Kong, will give us a brief history of different workers struggles in the south of China.
The workshop will be in English, with whisper translation.
On May 7th, join us for a discussion of the role gender plays in workers’ exploitation and resistance in contemporary China, looking specifically at changes in the appearance of the oppression of female workers between the socialist period and the capitalist restoration, as well as issues facing migrant female workers under the triple oppression of Patriarchy, Capitalism, and the State.
This presentation is by Mei Leung, a labor activist from Hong Kong who has also been active around workers’ struggles in Mainland China for the past nine years. The talk is being co-sponsored by Kersplebedeb Publishing and No One Is ...........READ MORE
Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24
10am-5pm on both days
Note: Booksellers and vendors will be displaying only on Saturday, May 23. Workshops, theme rooms, films, art and more will take place 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 walk from Lionel-Groulx metro.
MAP: www.anarchistbookfair.ca/contact-us/location-and-map ...........READ MORE
Confirmed speakers from outside Montreal: Ahmad Abuznaid (Dream Defenders, Miami) * Samia al-Botmeh (Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) * Cherrell Brown (Justice League, New York) * Glen Coulthard (author of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition) * Eran Efrati (Boycott from Within, Israel) * Suheir Hammad (poet/playright, Brooklyn) * Steven Salaita (author of Israel’s Dead Soul; United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) * Maya Wind (Anarchists Against the Wall, Israel)
rendez-vous: 480 Gilford, métro Laurier (St-Joseph exit) in front of the Fraternité des policiers et policières de Montréal
Family-friendly; welcome to all! Rain or shine. Please get in touch about any accessibility needs.
Organized by the Justice for Victims of Police Killings Coalition comprised of the family, friends and allies of Anas Bennis, Claudio Castagnetta, Ben Matson, Jean-François Nadreau, Quilem Registre, Gladys Tolley & Fredy Villanueva.
Endorsed by No One Is Illegal-Montreal, Collectif opposé à la brutalité policière, la Coalition contre la répression et les abus policiers, Solidarity Across Borders, Coalition Justice pour Didier, Students of ...........READ MORE
Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00pm 1590 Dr. Penfield (Samuel Bronfman Building, Concordia University), corner Côte-des-Neiges
Police violence is everywhere. It is visible not just in police killings, but also in everyday practices of surveillance, profiling, harassment, and coercion. In all of this, racism and colonialism are close by – though not always in the same way.
This event focuses on the connections between racism, colonialism, and police violence. Panelists – all of them active in the fight against police violence – will talk about how violence appears in the policing of migrants; in indigenous communities; and in places like Montréal-Nord, ...........READ MORE
Join J. Moufawad-Paul on September 25 in Toronto or (and!) September 28 in Montreal, where he will be presenting his recent 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.
According to Robert Biel, author of The Entropy of Capitalism, Moufawad-Paul’s book is ...........READ MORE