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Fédération des Femmes du Québec Panel Against Racist Charter of Values (Oct. 2013)

Back in October, just as the racism was coming to a boil during Quebec’s winter of hate, the Fédération des Femmes du Québec (Quebec Women’s Federation) organized a panel on feminist responses to fundamentalism. It was a very worthwhile evening of interventions clarifying and denouncing the racist arguments at the core of the PQ government’s Charter of Quebec Values.… Read the rest

Leading IISH collections made available online Announcement, IISH, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Starting today, dozens of the IISH’s leading archives are fully available to view free of charge via the institute’s catalogue. Celebrated collections can now be studied from anywhere in the world, including the papers of Pieter Jelles Troelstra and Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, Lev Trotsky, the German Social Democrat politicians Eduard Bernstein and Karl Kautsky, and the French anarchist Louise Michel, as well as the archives of political parties as the Dutch Social-Democratic Party.… Read the rest

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MIM(Prisons): Reconciling Stalin with the Conditions of New Afrika Today

This review of Sanyika Shakur’s book Stand Up Struggle Forward is by Wiawimawo of MIM(Prisons). It is being reposted from http://www.prisoncensorship.info/news/all/US/1926

While we recommended his fictional T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E., and his autobiographical Monster is a good read on the reality of life in a Los Angeles lumpen organization, Shakur’s third book is most interesting to us as it provides an outline of his political line as a New Afrikan communist.… Read the rest

Countering Colonization (and other great books)

ft6p3007qj-coverjpg.jpgSo University of California Press has just made 700 of its books available for online reading (to read on a tablet you have to copy paste into some other program and do some conversions). One of these titles, which i can’t recommend highly enough, is Carol Devens’s Countering Colonization: Native American Women and Great Lakes Missions, 1630-1900, a title which has been out of print for some time now.… Read the rest

Drainville: Pompier Pyromane

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Some explanations, for those of you who do not read french, or are not from Quebec, are below.

For those of you who do read french, and are from here, you should be able to get it without having to read further.… Read the rest

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Michael Novick Reviews RAF Documentary Histories

The Red Army Faction, A Documentary History –
Volume 1: Projectiles for the People (February 2009); Volume 2: Dancing with Imperialism (June 2013)
Edited by J. Smith and André Moncourt, Published by PM Press and Kersplebedeb
Volume 1, Forewords by Russell “Maroon” Shoats and Bill Dunne
ISBN: 978-1-60486-029-0, Paperback, 736 pages, $34.95

Volume 2, Introduction by Ward Churchill
ISBN: 978-1-60486-030-6, Paperback, 480 Pages, $26.95

Volume 3 forthcoming

Much documentation in the books available at: http://www.germanguerilla.com

Graphics used in the volumes online at: http://plakat.nadir.org/

Reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART)

Far from being a relic of the ’60s and ’70s, the German Red Army Faction (RAF), an urban guerrilla formation in the “metropole” of imperialism, has continued to be a target of state repression well into the 21st Century.… Read the rest