Windi Earthworm was an institution of the radical anglo left in 1980s Montreal. A crossdressing openly gay street musician who took it upon himself to educate the public about the Vancouver 5, the genocide of Indigenous peoples, the destruction of nature, and the miseries of life under capitalism, Windi was a frequent performer at benefits put on by the scene. Indeed, generally he was by far the most popular act.
Windi was diagnosed HIV+ in the mid-eighties, and had moved to the countryside by 1986 – and when his health started to noticeably deteriorate, he left Quebec for the West ...........READ MORE
As part of OPIRG-GRIPO’s ALT 101 Week, we are proud to welcome Maison Norman Bethune and Kersplebedeb bookstores from Montreal! Browse through radical literature both classic and new to get ready for four years of revolutionary education!
Dans le cadre de la Semaine ALT 101 de GRIPO, nous sommes fièr.e.s d’accueillir la Maison Norman Bethune et Kersplebedeb, deux libraires de Montréal. Venez garnir votre bibliothèque des livres radicaux en vue de quatre années d’éducation révolutionnaire!...........READ MORE
Don’t miss one of the hottest shows in Ottawa this year, as hip hop legends The Coup come all the way from Oakland to deliver their politically-infused beats and groove. New York hip hop crew Rebel Diaz will also bring their radical, catchy tunes while local rising stars Loon Choir will showcase their multiple talents. Prepare for a wild night of revolutionary music at uOttawa’s Terminus!
$10 GENERAL ADMISSION AT THE DOOR ONLY
Ne manquez pas l’un des concerts les plus anticipés de l’année à Ottawa, alors que ...........READ MORE
In light of the police murder of the martyr Michael Brown and the ongoing struggle in Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes and stands firmly with the ongoing struggle of Black people and all oppressed communities in the United States.
Comrade Khaled Barakat said in an interview with the PFLP media outlets that “Police brutality, oppression and murder against Black people in the U.S., and against Latinos, Arabs and Muslims, people of color and poor people, has never been merely ‘mistakes’ or ‘violations of individual rights’ but rather are part and ...........READ MORE
So we’re somewhere, can’t even agree on how to characterize where, but what we do agree on is we want to get out. There’s paths leading in all directions, and we can only see so far down each. Some we know are dead ends, some we know are worse. But even there, where a passageway once taken seemed to discredit itself forever with bloodshed and tragedy, we can’t really be sure it wasn’t the right one, and the we didn’t just miss a side door or tunnel branching off X feet in. It may be unlikely, and unreasonable to count ...........READ MORE
No One Is Illegal | Personne n’est illégal | Nadie es ilegal from Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver (Coast Salish Territories) and other migrant justice organizers are coordinating the following set of workshops, films, dialogues and assemblies at the Peoples Social Forum – Forum social des peuples in Ottawa from Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24.
+ THURSDAY – AUGUST 21, 2014
9am – 1030am, FTX 133
Canadian Unemployment & the Temporary Foreign Worker Program with: Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, Pmsc Ottawa, Justice For Janitors SEIU Local 2, Justice for Migrant Workers and No One Is Illegal – Ottawa.
In case you haven’t heard, the People’s Social Forum – part of the global movement of social forums that have emerged at different levels since the first World Social Forum (WSF) was held in Porto Alegre (Brazil) in January 2001 — will be happening in Ottawa from August 21-24, i.e. next week!
The Social Forum will be centered at the University of Ottawa, but will also include events happening throughout the city. There are over 400 workshops planned (!) as well as marches, films, book and magazine launches, and all of the informal and spontaneous things that will happen at ...........READ MORE
As part of the Peoples Social Forum, on August 23rd, J. Moufawad-Paul, author of MLM Mayhem! (http://moufawad-paul.blogspot.ca/) will be in Ottawa to attend the launch of his 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.