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Mass demonstration against the G7 and to open the borders!

Down with capitalist exploitation, colonialism, and racist and sexist politics!

The heads of state of the seven most powerful imperialist and colonialist countries will gather on June 8th and 9th as part of the G7 Summit that will take place at the Manoir Richeliue in Malbaie. It’s a special occasion for the global elite to celebrate their dominance of the capitalist economy in style. While they claim to be discussing economic growth, job creation, gender equality, and climate change, in reality G7 meetings are key to the process of organizing the global economy in favour of banks and the oil, ...........READ MORE

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North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference 2018

WHERE: CEDA, 2515 Rue Delisle, Montréal, QC 
WHEN: June 1-3, 10am-6pm
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/239455783465853/

The North American Anarchist Studies Network conference (NAASN) is intended to be a space where disciplinarity and resistance can converge on Turtle Island/”North America”, and is held in a different location throughout Turtle Island/”North America” each year.

We’re excited to welcome all those attending and presenting to NAASN 2018 (our 8th conference!) happening in Montréal from June 1-3rd at CÉDA. As many of you are aware it will be a busy few weeks for radicals in so-called Québec, with the Montréal Anarchist Bookfair happening the weekend before. ...........READ MORE

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Speculative Fiction, Resistance, and Social Change

WHEN: Thursday, May 24 at 7pm
WHERE: Q-PIRG Concordia, 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Room 204 (Guy Metro)
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/172388626754372/

Speculative fiction has a long history of creating stories that challenge our assumptions about what is possible. Some say that this makes it a natural tool for aiding social justice movements. Others would argue that speculative fiction, like other literary genres, merely springs from and reinforces current social mores and ways of thinking.

This panel will bring together writers of speculative fiction to discuss and debate such issues as the role of dystopian and utopian fiction as social commentary, whether science ...........READ MORE

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(May 19) Open the Borders! Refugees Welcome! Stop the Racist Far-Right!

OPEN THE BORDERS! REFUGEES WELCOME!
STOP THE RACIST FAR-RIGHT!
All out to the Canada-US Border at Roxham Road!
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11am-5pm
At the Canada-US Border, 1 hour south of Montreal.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WAFsDEgpiBA2– BUSES are leaving from Montreal at 9:30am (sharp); to reserve a space, visit: http://bit.ly/2I5j2mM – Download our POSTERS and FLYERS: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/may-19-open-the-borders-downloads-posters-flyers-banner
– If you are driving and can offer a space in your CAR get in touch: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com
– We encourage the participation of parents, caregivers and their kids, and we’ll be setting up a KIDS ZONE in a local animal farm with kids activities.
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May 17-20 in Montreal: The Great Transition, Preparing a World Beyond Capitalism

The Great Transition is an international conference that will take place in Montreal from May 17 to 20, 2018. This 4-day event aims to bring together a thousand participants to discuss critiques of capitalism, strategies for overcoming it, and models of alternative economic organization. In other words, it is about thinking of the great transition out of capitalism, for a social and economic alternative that would be ecological, feminist, egalitarian and democratic.

The Great Transition will combine two annual events: the North American edition of Historical Materialism and the Summer School of the Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme. Historical Materialism is ...........READ MORE

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La Grande Foire du Livre et des Mouvements Sociaux

[FR/ENG] Dans le cadre de la conférence internationale de la Grande Transition, vous êtes conviés à La Grande Foire du Livre et des Mouvements Sociaux qui se tiendra dans le Cœur des sciences de l’UQÀM. / As part of the international conference The Great Transition, you are invited to The Great Book and Social Movement fair at the UQAM Coeur des Sciences.

Vendredi 18 mai / Friday May 18th
10:00 – 19:30
Samedi 19 mai / Saturday May 19th
9:30 – 19:30
Dimanche 20 mai / Sunday May 20th
9:30 – 16:00

Gratuit – Ouvert à tous.te.s! / Free – ...........READ MORE

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The Global Perspective: Reflections on Imperialism and Resistance

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In the 1970s and 80s, Torkil Lauesen was a member of a clandestine communist cell which carried out a series of robberies in Denmark, netting very large sums which were then sent on to various national liberation movements in the Third World. Following their capture in 1989, Torkil would spend six years in prison. In 2016, Lauesen’s book Det Globale Perspektiv was released in Denmark. In it, he explains how he sees the world political situation today, and his thoughts about the future. In 2018, Kersplebedeb Publishing is pleased to release ...........READ MORE

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Welcome Home Herman Bell!

On Friday, April 27, Herman Bell, a 70-year-old respected elder, was released after serving nearly 45 years in prison. Herman was one of thousands of incarcerated older people who was repeatedly denied parole for over a decade after completing his minimum sentence. His release is a result of important and urgent changes in the criminal legal system and parole regulations that are part of nationwide efforts to end mass incarceration. Let us hope that Herman’s release brings inspiration for more change. Herman is deeply humbled and grateful for the broad expressions of trust and support, and thanks everyone who has ...........READ MORE

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Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire

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In this book, Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of the patriot movement, the LaRouchites, and the alt-right. Supplementing this, thematic sections explore specific dimensions of far-right politics, regarding gender, decentralism, and anti-imperialism.

A major study of movements that strive to overthrow the U.S. government, that often claim to be anti-imperialist and sometimes even anti-capitalist yet also consciously promote inequality, hierarchy, and domination, generally along explicitly racist, sexist, and homophobic lines. Revolutionaries of the far right: insurgent supremacists.

Intervening directly in debates within left and ...........READ MORE

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Montreal Anarchist Bookfair: May 26 & 27, 2018

Mark your calendars …
MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR 2018

Two days: Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27
From 10am to 5pm on both days

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

No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders.
FREE. Welcome to all!For anarchists, and people curious about anarchism. -> Participants from all over Quebec and North America, booksellers and vendors, workshops, films, ...........READ MORE