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Helmut Pohl and Rolf Clemens Wagner ¡presente!

Over the past seven months, two former members of the Red Army Faction
have died.

To learn more about Rolf Clemens Wagner and Helmut Pohl, and also to read recollections of their comrade and friend Ron Augustin, see the following on the germanguerilla website:

See also this interview, with both Wagner and Pohl, which was published by junge Welt on October 17, 2007, and which has been translated by André Moncourt and J. Smith and uploaded to the germanguerilla site: “We Wanted to Push the Revolutionary Process Forward” junge Welt interview with Helmut ...........READ MORE

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Windi Earthworm on Queer Corps

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

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U. of Ottawa Radical Book Fair, w/ Kersplebedeb! (Sept. 4)

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!

September 4th, 1pm-5pm
UCU Terrace, University of Ottawa (click here for map)

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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

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THE COUP, REBEL DIAZ and LOON CHOIR @ uOttawa (Semaine ALT 101 Week), Kersplebedeb will be Tabling!

Saturday, September 6, 8:00pm
Terminus, University of Ottawa
facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/697271453682647/

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

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Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes the Black struggle in the US: The empire will fall from within

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

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finding our way out

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

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Migrant Justice @ the Peoples’ Social Forum

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.

1045am ...........READ MORE

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People’s Social Forum, Ottawa August 21-24!

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

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Ottawa Book Launch: The Communist Necessity

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.

According to Robert Biel, author of The ...........READ MORE