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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.

For several months i have been wishing some kind of recording of this event was publicly available, as i felt it provided a bunch of useful perspectives and reference points with which to discuss the Charter. It is unfortunate that it ...........READ MORE

Quebec Flag in Old Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Islamophobic Attacks in Montreal: The Need for a Militant Movement Against Racism

On April 8, two Islamophobic attacks were carried out in Montreal. In the first case, in the early morning hours, an axe was thrown through a window the Centre communautaire islamique Assahaba with the words “Fuck Liberals” and “we will exterminate Muslims” written on it. Then, later that day, someone rode up on their bicycle, took out a baseball bat, and smashed the windows of three cars in front of the Madani mosque as their owners were inside saying their evening prayers.

The April 8 attacks came the day after the right-wing Liberal Party had defeated the equally right-wing incumbent ...........READ MORE

Drainville: Pompier Pyromane


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. As the below is an explanation of a collage, it is fragmented, basic, bare-bones. So keep that in mind if you do read further. It’s not an analysis, just an explanation of a collage.



The guy in this poster is Bernard Drainville, the Quebec Minister “Responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship” who is in ...........READ MORE