Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Seers, Time-Travellers, and Intergalactic Trouble-Makers: A Keynote on Radical Organizing as Science Fiction

Saturday November 7 at 5:00pm Grande Salle (2nd Floor) Centre Culturel Georges Vanier 2450 Rue Workman, Montréal, QC H3J 1L8 Metro Lionel Groulx Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without injustice, we are engaging in speculative fiction. Radicals and activists devote their lives to envisioning such worlds, and then go about trying ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Anti-Prison TRIPLE LAUNCH: Certain Days, Lumpen, Escaping the Prism [Montreal]

Friday November 27 @ 6pm 1500 de Maisonneuve O. #204 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646067655663278/ Join us for an evening of conversation, poetry, and celebration against prisons, as we launch the 2016 Certain Days calendar, and two new books from Kersplebedeb Publishing by BPP/BLA political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim, and anti-prison revolutionary (and former political prisoner) Ed Mead, who will ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Montreal Against PEGIDA this Saturday / Montréal Contre PEGIDA ce samedi

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/846851065428443/ SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 AT 1PM PLACE EMILIE GAMELIN This Saturday, the fascist scum from PEGIDA are going to try for a second time to march in the streets of Montreal to promote their xenophobic and racist ideas. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1484657618497883/). There is reason to believe that PEGIDA will join the Silent March Against Bill 59 which is happening Saturday ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Gender and Capitalism in China Today, a Discussion in Montreal

On May 7th, join us for a discussion of the role gender plays in workers’ exploitation and resistance in contemporary China, looking specifically at changes in the appearance of the oppression of female workers between the socialist period and the capitalist restoration, as well as issues facing migrant female workers under the triple oppression of Patriarchy, ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Dancing With Imperialism: A Red Army Faction Book Launch and Discussion in Montreal

Where: QPIRG Concordia, 1500 de Maisonneuve O., suite 204 When: Thursday, September 12 at 6:30pm ADMISSION IS FREE * WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE The long-awaited Volume 2 of the first-ever English-language study of the Red Army Faction—West Germany’s most well known urban guerillas—covering the period immediately following the organization’s near-total decimation in 1977. This work includes the ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Montreal, May 27: J. Sakai on The Politics of Security

The Politics of Security a presentation by J. Sakai Monday, May 27th, 6:30 pm @ QPIRG Concordia 1500 de Maisonneuve O., suite 204 (metro Guy-Concordia) The recent f.b.i. and grand jury repression against anarchists in the Northwest USA, as well as the continued police repression of the Anti-Globalization resistance, has reawakened questions about movement security. ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Anti-Prison Dinner and Presentation on the Pelican Bay Hunger Strike (Mtl, March 28)

Thursday March 28 @7pmLa Belle Epoque1984 Wellington An informal dinner and letter-writing evening with an anti-prison focus – a space to meet and discuss, as well as to share updates on the situations of different prisoners. This month features a short presentation on the 2011 Pelican Bay hunger strike and the solidarity organizing around it. ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Mtl: Captive Genders Discussion and Letter-Writing

Friday, March 293:30pm1800 Létourneux Join the Prisoner Correspondence Project for a reading from Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex and conversation with two California-based queer anti-prison activists. What are some of the uses and limits of a queer framework in anti-prison organizing? What does it mean for queers to “act local” as prisons ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Revolution at Point Zero: Montreal Book Launch and Discussion with Silvia Federici (April 4th)

[please post and forward widely] [svp diffusez largement] [français ci-dessous][facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/123882664466638/] Revolution at Point Zero: A Book Launch and Discussion with Silvia Federici Thursday April 4 at 6:30pm1610 Ste-Catherine West (Faubourg Building), Room B-060(métro Guy-Concordia) – This event is free.– For free on-site childcare, please call 24 hours in advance: 514-848-7585.– Wheelchair accessible.– Il y ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Mtl Film Screening: Freeing Silvia Baraldini

This Friday at La Belle Epoque in Montreal, join us for a conversation about political prisoners, and a screening of the film Freeing Silvia Baraldini. Friday, March 1st at 7pmLa Belle Époque1984 rue Wellington, Montreal, QuebecThis film documents the life of former U.S. political prisoner Silvia Baraldini. Silvia moved to the U.S. as a child, ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Celebrating the Life and Work of Marilyn Buck

Two years ago today, Marilyn Buck died of cancer in New York City; after decades behind bars, she had been released from prison barely a few weeks earlier. As comrade Judy Greenspan wrote at the time: Marilyn died today not in the hospital but at Soffiyah Elijah’s house, her close friend and attorney with her ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Armed Confrontation in West Germany in the 1970s and 1980s

La Belle Epoque(1984 Wellington, metro Charlevoix)Saturday, June 30, 1PM traduction anglais-français disponible After the surge of protest that was the sixties, all around the world radicals were drawn to new forms of action and experiments in an attempt to cope with the movement’s ebb. In West Germany, the armed struggle was one important pole in ...

Sketchy Thoughts: “The Partisan” Political Event – Friday June 22 & Saturday June 23 in Montreal

This Friday and Saturday in Montreal (reposted from The Red Flag): For the past year, the Partisan has consistently defended the interests of the working class. Across the board, both nationally and internationally, Partisan condemns the dominant ideology and takes a solid stand in favor of socialism and revolution. It supports acts of resistance from ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Montreal: Anti-Capitalist Contingents in Saturday Night Demos in June

ANTI-CAPITALIST CONTINGENTS IN SATURDAY NIGHT DEMOS IN JUNESaturday 16, 23 & 30As well as in the CLASSE “National” demo on June 22 This is a call to form anti-capitalist contingents in nightly demos on Saturday June 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Meet: 20:30 pm, Place Émilie-Gamelin (metro Berri-UQAM)Look for anti-capitalist flags and banners. The contingent will gather near ...

Sketchy Thoughts: May 28 in Montreal: Fire and Flames Book Launch

“Earlier, many of us saw themselves as anarchists, Spontis, or communists, while some had vague, individual ideas about a liberated life. Then we all became Autonome.” Monday, May 28 at 7PMLa Belle Epoque1984 Wellington Black blocs, squats, riots and urban guerillas – but also base groups in the factories, “free spaces”, antinuclear occupations, and alternative lifestylism – all of ...

Sketchy Thoughts: From The Memory Vault: Autonomous Theses 1981

From Fire and Flames: A History of the German Autonomist movement, recently published by PM Press: In 1981, some autonomous activists who attended a meeting in Padua, Italy, formulated eight theses that tried to capture the most common characteristics of the diverse crowd of activists that had begun to call themselves “Autonome.” The theses were ...

Sketchy Thoughts: April 19 in Montreal: Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners

Thursday April 19, 20126:30pm at Concordia UniversityHall Building, Room H-1101455 de Maisonneuve WestMetro Guy-ConcordiaMontreal, Quebec Since 1967, it is estimated that approximately 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel as part of its repression of the popular resistance. As of March 2012, there were 4,637 Palestinians behind bars in Israeli jails, among them 5 women ...