Saturday, April 08, 2023

Main Blog Moved to Kersplebedeb.com!

Since March 2013, the main Kersplebedeb website has been migrated to a primarily wordpress format.

What this means in practical terms is that everything you are used to seeing on Sketchy Thoughts is now being posted straight to Kersplebedeb and simply being automatically mirrored here. So in general, you will probably have a better reading/viewing experience if you head over to Kersplebedeb.

For those who prefer the Sketchy Thoughts blogger layout for whatever reason, this page will continue to be automatically updated whenever something is posted to Kersplebedeb, for at least the short-term future. However, as additional functionality is added to the Kersplebedeb site via wordpress, the Sketchy Thoughts page will probably begin to show its age more and more.



Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: An Interview with Rachel Herzing (repost)

Over the next few weeks we will be posting select chapters from the first issue of Propter Nos. Below is an excerpt from our inaugural publication. Rachel Herzing lives and works in Oakland, CA, where she fights the violence of policing and imprisonment.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: An Interview with Rachel Herzing



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Nathalie Moreau (1964-2016) (repost)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our comrade Nathalie Moreau. Brilliant and dedicated activist, Nathalie passed away on September 5 surrounded by her family, victim of an ovarian cancer that was diagnosed a little less than four years ago.

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Policing and the Violence of White Being: An Interview with Dylan Rodríguez (repost)

Over the next few weeks we will be posting select chapters from the first issue of Propter Nos. Below is an excerpt from our inaugural publication. Dylan is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Policing and the Violence of White Being: An Interview with Dylan Rodríguez



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One Month Until National Prisoner Strike: Updates, News and Plugging in (repost)

One month till the National Prisoner Strike! In one month, prisoners across the country will answer the call to “let the crops rot in the plantation fields, to go on strike and cease reproducing the institutions of [their] confinement.

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Some Concrete Anti-Repression Tools to Share with Striking Prisoners (repost)

The following are a couple of basic anti-repression tools that you can share with any prisoner contacts on the inside, in anticipation of, during, and in the aftermath of the September national prison strike.

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Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: An Interview with Rachel Herzing



Over the next few weeks we will be posting select chapters from the first issue of Propter Nos. Below is an excerpt from our inaugural publication. Rachel Herzing lives and works in Oakland, CA, where she fights the violence of policing and imprisonment.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: An Interview with Rachel Herzing



Nathalie Moreau (1964-2016)



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our comrade Nathalie Moreau. Brilliant and dedicated activist, Nathalie passed away on September 5 surrounded by her family, victim of an ovarian cancer that was diagnosed a little less than four years ago.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Nathalie Moreau (1964-2016)



Policing and the Violence of White Being: An Interview with Dylan Rodríguez



Over the next few weeks we will be posting select chapters from the first issue of Propter Nos. Below is an excerpt from our inaugural publication. Dylan is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Policing and the Violence of White Being: An Interview with Dylan Rodríguez



One Month Until National Prisoner Strike: Updates, News and Plugging in



One month till the National Prisoner Strike! In one month, prisoners across the country will answer the call to “let the crops rot in the plantation fields, to go on strike and cease reproducing the institutions of [their] confinement.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at One Month Until National Prisoner Strike: Updates, News and Plugging in



Some Concrete Anti-Repression Tools to Share with Striking Prisoners



The following are a couple of basic anti-repression tools that you can share with any prisoner contacts on the inside, in anticipation of, during, and in the aftermath of the September national prison strike.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Some Concrete Anti-Repression Tools to Share with Striking Prisoners



Monday, August 29, 2016

Sterilization of indigenous women an act of genocide, new book says (repost)

An Act of Genocide, Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women was written by Karen Stote, an assistant professor of women and gender studies at Wilfred Laurier University in Ontario.

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Sterilization of indigenous women an act of genocide, new book says



An Act of Genocide, Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women was written by Karen Stote, an assistant professor of women and gender studies at Wilfred Laurier University in Ontario.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Détenu mort à Dorchester : des gardiens ont fait usage d'une « force inappropriée » selon un rapport



Étendu sur le sol d'une douche du pénitencier de Dorchester, au Nouveau-Brunswick, Matthew Hines a prononcé ces mots qui ont peut-être été ses derniers : « S'il vous plaît, je vous en supplie, je vous en supplie.

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Détenu mort à Dorchester : des gardiens ont fait usage d’une « force inappropriée » selon un rapport (repost)

Étendu sur le sol d’une douche du pénitencier de Dorchester, au Nouveau-Brunswick, Matthew Hines a prononcé ces mots qui ont peut-être été ses derniers : « S’il vous plaît, je vous en supplie, je vous en supplie.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Détenu mort à Dorchester : des gardiens ont fait usage d’une « force inappropriée » selon un rapport



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A quiet crime wave against Manitoba’s Sayisi Dene women (repost)

This week, CBC News has launched a nationwide special series that reveals the most intensive and updated look at Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous girls and women. Among the communities that have been affected is Manitoba’s Sayisi Dene First Nation.

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A quiet crime wave against Manitoba's Sayisi Dene women



This week, CBC News has launched a nationwide special series that reveals the most intensive and updated look at Canada's missing and murdered indigenous girls and women. Among the communities that have been affected is Manitoba's Sayisi Dene First Nation.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at A quiet crime wave against Manitoba's Sayisi Dene women



First Nations man fatally shot on Sask. farm was looking for help with flat tire: cousin (repost)

BIGGAR, Sask. — Racial tensions are flaring in Saskatchewan after the fatal shooting of a First Nations man who relatives say was just looking for help with a flat tire.

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Combien ça coûte un livre? (repost)

Vendredi, c’était la journée «Le 12 août, j’achète un livre québécois!». Cet événement est l’initiative des auteurs Patrice Cazeault et Amélie Dubé. Une journée comme celle-là ne change peut-être pas le monde, mais elle a son importance.

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First Nations man fatally shot on Sask. farm was looking for help with flat tire: cousin



BIGGAR, Sask. -- Racial tensions are flaring in Saskatchewan after the fatal shooting of a First Nations man who relatives say was just looking for help with a flat tire.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at First Nations man fatally shot on Sask. farm was looking for help with flat tire: cousin



Combien ça coûte un livre?



Vendredi, c’était la journée «Le 12 août, j’achète un livre québécois!». Cet événement est l’initiative des auteurs Patrice Cazeault et Amélie Dubé. Une journée comme celle-là ne change peut-être pas le monde, mais elle a son importance.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Combien ça coûte un livre?



Straight to Hell



Suppose that in the White House there is a glory hole.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Straight to Hell



Straight to Hell (repost)

Suppose that in the White House there is a glory hole.

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World Social Forum in Montreal: “Another World Is Once Again Being Constructed Without Africa” (repost)

One day before the start of this year’s edition of the World Social Forum (WSF 2016), to be held in Montreal from 9 – 14 August 2016, civil society representatives from several African nations have announced their intention to boycott the proceedings, due to the overwhelming number of visa denial

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‘I Am a Revolutionary and an Optimist’: Former Black Panther (repost)

Attica Correctional Facility became famous for a bloody rebellion in September 1971. The inmates took over the prison located in northwestern New York and took 42 staff members hostage. The state police, under the command of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, broke into the prison, acting ruthlessly.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

World Social Forum in Montreal: "Another World Is Once Again Being Constructed Without Africa"



One day before the start of this year's edition of the World Social Forum (WSF 2016), to be held in Montreal from 9 – 14 August 2016, civil society representatives from several African nations have announced their intention to boycott the proceedings, due to the overwhelming number of visa denial

Read the rest of this post on the original site at World Social Forum in Montreal: "Another World Is Once Again Being Constructed Without Africa"



'I Am a Revolutionary and an Optimist': Former Black Panther



Attica Correctional Facility became famous for a bloody rebellion in September 1971. The inmates took over the prison located in northwestern New York and took 42 staff members hostage. The state police, under the command of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, broke into the prison, acting ruthlessly.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at 'I Am a Revolutionary and an Optimist': Former Black Panther



Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Le Sommet Noir (The Black Summit) — Hoodstock in Mtl



Salon du livre Queer entre les couvertures// Queer Between the Covers Book Fair

qbtc2016

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Saturday August 13, 2016
11am to 6pm
Centre communautaire de loisirs Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie
1700, Rue Amherst
Métro Beaudry or Berri-UQàM
This event is part of Pervers/cité, a radical queer summer festival. Check out the full scheduling here: http://http://ift.tt/2bhsRLrperverscite-2016/

Salon du livre Queer entre les couvertures
samedi le 13 août 2016
11h à 18h
Centre communautaire de loisirs Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie
1700, Rue Amherst
Métro Beaudry ou Berri-UQàM
Cet événement fait partie de Pervers/cité, un festival d’été queer radical. Voyez la programmation complète ici: http://http://ift.tt/2bhsRLrperverscite-2016/

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????? ACCESSIBILITY INFO ?????

? Attending the event is Pay What You Can (PWYC) and open to all.

? The bookfair will be held in a wheelchair accessible space with wheelchair accessible, gender-neutral washrooms.

? You can find detailed information about the space physical accessibility and the space location here : http://tinyurl.com/venueaccessibility

? We will give out free bus/metro tickets, available upon request at the welcome table. Limited quantity, so first come first serve!

? There will be a seating area with a lot of chairs.

? We will be offering free childcare throughout the day.

? PWYC vegan food, tea and coffee will be served.

? We strive to make the bookfair a scent-reduced space to make it more accessible to people with chemical and fragrance sensitivities.
??? If you’re a smoker, we ask you to smoke in the smoking area which will be 25 feet from entrance, and to wait at least five minutes after you’re done before entering the space to « air out » a little bit.
??? We ask everyone to refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, essential oils, scented body and haircare products or other scented or chemical products to the fair.

? For more information on our commitment to access, you can visit :http://tinyurl.com/accessibilitycommitment

***** If you have any questions or concerns during the day, we encourage you to go talk to the collective members sitting at the welcome table. Until then, you can contact us at queerbetweenthecovers(at)gmail(dot)com

See youuu at the bookfair!! :)

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PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY STATEMENT

QBtC is committed to creating a space that prioritizes those who experience intersecting oppressions and those who are acting in solidarity with them. As such, we encourage anyone who is planning to attend the bookfair to take personal accountability for the ways in which their choices of things such as clothing play into experiences of oppression. If you are someone, for example, who is white and chooses to wear dreadlocks or other culturally appropriative fashions (e.g., “native” art that is not made by native people, bindis, etc.), we encourage you to consider whether this might make BIPOC feel uncomfortable or unwelcome.

Cultural appropriation is the adoption of icons, rituals, aesthetics, and/or behaviours of one culture or subculture by another, particularly when the culture being appropriated belongs to or originates in groups that have been systematically oppressed culturally, politically, and/or economically. Appropriation happens when – intentionally or not – the cultural object or practice is used by someone without regard to or understanding of the legacy and history of that object or practice. The meanings and nuances of various cultural practices are often emptied or changed without regard or respect for their origins. More information on what cultural appropriation is, and why it is harmful, can be found at the links below.

QBtC does not endorse discrimination based on appearances. We acknowledge that it is not possible to assume the cultural identity of anyone based off of their visual presentation, and we do not endorse authoritarian attitudes or profiling in that regard. We respect each individual’s right to self-identity and bodily autonomy; we simply ask our community to be conscious of their choices, and to consider that engaging in what might be perceived as appropriation may contribute to folks feeling disrespected, and could potentially lead to uncomfortable discussions with other vendors and attendees. As always, our collective members and support volunteers will be available on the day of the bookfair to help negotiate any concerns that arise.

Links for further reading:

http://http://ift.tt/1iSm5pVpolicies/statement-on-cultural-appropriation
http://shoutbackfest.tumblr.com/culturalappropriation
http://http://ift.tt/2b6zpA409/cultural-exchange-and-cultural-appropriation/
http://http://ift.tt/2b6zSCw08/white-feminist-with-dreadlocks/

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????? INFOS SUR L’ACCESSIBILITÉ ?????

? L’entrée au salon du livre est à prix libre et tou.te.s y sont bienvenu.e.s.

? Le salon a lieu dans un espace accessible aux fauteuils roulants avec salles de bains non-genrées et physiquement accessibles.

? Vous pouvez trouver plus d’informations à propos de l’accessibilité physique de l’espace et de son emplacement ici: http://tinyurl.com/accessibiliteducentre

? Nous aurons des billets de bus/métro gratuits à donner aux personnes qui en feront la demande à la table d’accueil. Quantité limitée!

? Il y aura un espace avec des chaises pour s’asseoir et se reposer.

? Un service de garde gratuit sera disponible toute la journée.

? De la nourriture végétalienne, du thé et du café seront disponibles à prix libre.

? Nous tentons de faire du salon un espace réduit en odeurs afin de le rendre plus accessible aux personnes ayant une hypersensibilité aux produits chimiques et aux parfums.
??? Nous vous demandons de fumer dans l’espace prévu à cette fin, situé à 25 pieds de l’entrée, et d’attendre au moins cinq minutes après avoir fini avant d’entrer afin de vous « aérer » un peu.
??? Nous vous demandons de ne pas porter de parfum, d’eau de cologne, d’huile essentielle, de produits parfumés pour les cheveux ou pour le corps, ou tout autre produit chimique ou parfumé le jour du salon.
Pour plus d’informations sur notre engagement pour l’accessibilité, voyez :http://http://ift.tt/2bhtWCQrg/fr/accessibilite/
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******Si vous avez des questions ou des inquiétude au cours de la journée, nous vous encourageons à aller en parler aux membres du collectif présent.e.s à la table d’accueil. D’ici-là, vous pouvez nous écrire au queerbetweenthecovers(à)gmail(point)com******

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DÉCLARATION SUR L’AUTO-RESPONSABILISATION

QELC souhaite créer un espace qui priorise les personnes vivant des oppressions intersectionnelles et celleux se plaçant directement en solidarité avec ces personnes. Dans le même ordre d’idées, nous encourageons les personnes qui planifient d’assister ou de participer au salon à se responsabiliser par rapport aux façons dont leurs choix (comme par exemple leurs choix de vêtements, d’accessoires ou de coiffure) peuvent contribuer aux expériences d’oppressions vécues par d’autres. Si vous êtes une personne qui, par exemple, est blanche et choisit de porter des dreadlocks ou autre item qui contribue à de l’appropriation culturelle (e.g. de l’art “autochtone” qui n’a pas été fait par des personnes autochtones, des bindis, un “mohawk”, etc.), nous vous encourageons à envisager la possibilité que cela puisse créer un inconfort et contribuer à créer un espace qui ne soit pas accueillant pour les personnes noires, autochtones et/ou racisées présentes.

L’appropriation culturelle est l’adoption ou le vol d’icones, de rituels, de critères esthétiques et de comportements issus d’une culture ou d’une sous-culture par une autre. Cela s’applique généralement lorsque la culture faisant l’objet de l’appropriation est minoritaire ou subordonnée culturellement, politiquement, économiquement ou militairement par la société dominante. Cette appropriation se produit, intentionnellement ou non, sans compréhension réelle des activités ou de leurs motivations, transformant des objets, des pratiques et des croyances. Celles-ci sont alors vidées de leur sens premier pour être raccordées à des pratiques qui leur donnent un sens différent ou comportant des nuances qui sont irréconcilliables avec leurs origines. Vous pouvez trouver plus d’information sur ce qu’est l’appropriation culturelle en cliquant sur les liens plus bas.

QELC n’encourage pas la discrimination basée sur l’apparence. Nous reconnaissons qu’il n’est pas possible de déterminer l’identité culturelle de qui que ce soit en se basant sur l’apparence, et nous n’endossons pas les attitudes autoritaires ou le profilage perpetré sur ces bases. Nous respectons le droit de chaque individu à l’autodétermination et à l’autonomie corporelle. Nous demandons simplement aux personnes de notre communauté d’être conscientEs de leurs choix et de comprendre que de s’engager dans ce qui pourrait être perçu comme de l’appropriation peut contribuer à ce que les gens ne se sentent pas respectéEs, ce qui pourrait potentiellement mener à des discussions inconfortables entre participantEs. Comme toujours, les membres de notre collectif et nos bénévoles de soutien seront disponible le jour du salon pour discuter d’éventuelles inquiétudes ou difficultés.

Pour plus de détails:
http://lechodessorcieres.net/quest-quil-y-a-de-mal-a-faire-de-lappropriation-culturelle-ces-9-reponses-revelent-pourquoi-cest-blessant/
https://equimauves.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/petites-notes-sur-lappropriation-culturelle/
http://http://ift.tt/1wDugPopolitiques/declaration-concernant-lappropriation-culturelle



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Alerte antifasciste! La Ligue de défense juive prévoit manifester à Montréal cette semaine // The racist JDL plans to protest this Wednesday

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[Notre sécurité lors de cet événement est directement proportionnelle à la présence importante d’allié-es. SVP partagez dans vos réseaux!]

[Our safety and security at this mobilization is directly linked to a large turnout of allies. Please share widely in your networks!]

Alerte antifasciste!
La Ligue de défense juive (LDJ) prévoit manifester à Montréal cette semaine
Mobilisons-nous pour les en empêcher!

Date et heure: mercredi le 10 août, 12h30 (pile!)
Lieu: 255 Ontario Est, Cégep du Vieux-Montréal
(métro St-Laurent ou Berri-UQÀM)

(NOTE: les détails concernant, la date, l’heure et le lieu pourraient changer. Veuillez consulter l’événement fb –http://ift.tt/K6anqc193517527729402 – ou le compte Twitter de Solidarité sans frontières –www.twitter.com/SolidariteMTL – pour les détails les plus récents. Nous réagirons avec flexibilité pour nous opposer à la JDL et les confronter tout le long de leur séjour à Montréal.)

(Cet appel est en soutien direct avec l’appel “Shut Down the JDL” lancé par un groupe de juif.ves de gauche qui vivent à Montréal. Leur invitation est ici – https://treyfpodcast.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/shut-down-the-jdl-on-august-10th/ – et également incluse dans les détails ci-bas, vous y trouverez plus de détails par rapport à la JDL.)

Un appel du comité antifasciste de Solidarité sans frontieres (SSF). Endossé par Palestiniens et Juifs Unis (PAJU), le Collectif de résistance antiraciste de Montréal (CRAM), Solidarité pour les droits humains palestiniens (SDHP Concordia), Voix juives indépendantes Canada, QPIRG Concordia, BDS-Québec, Action Antifasciste Montréal, Lezboï, et d’autres.

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Anti-Fascist Alert!
The racist Jewish Defence League (JDL) plans to protest in Montreal this week
Let’s mobilize to stop them!

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 10, 12:30pm (sharp!)
Location: 255 Ontario East, Cégep Vieux-Montréal
(métro St-Laurent or Berri-UQAM)

(NOTE: Details about date, time and location may change. Please consult the fb event – http://ift.tt/K6anqc193517527729402 – or the Solidarity Across Borders twitter – www.twitter.com/SolidariteMTL – for up-to-date details. We will react with flexibility to oppose and confront the JDL during their entire stay in Montreal.)

(This callout is in direct support of the callout to Shut Down the JDL issued by a group of leftist Jews living in Montreal. Their callout is linked here –https://treyfpodcast.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/shut-down-the-jdl-on-august-10th/ – and also included below, and provides more context about the JDL.)

A callout by the Solidarity Across Borders Anti-Racist Response Committee (SAB Antifa). Endorsed by Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), the Anti-Racist Resistance Collective (CRAM), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR Concordia), Independent Jewish Voices Canada, QPIRG Concordia, BDS-Québec, Anti-Fascist Action Montreal, Lezboï, and others.

[English below]
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La Ligue de défense juive (LDJ; Jewish Defence League), une organisation anti-arabe, islamophobe, raciste et extrême-droite, basée à Toronto, se prépare à venir à Montréal afin de perturber les événements pro-palestiniens prévus au Forum Social Mondial (FSM). Leur événement de protestation est annoncé ici: http://ift.tt/K6anqc303964623273243/

Illes prévoient mobiliser des supporteurs de Toronto pour essayer d’intimider les événements du Forum Social Mondial (FSM) à Montréal qui sont organisés en soutien à l’appel de Boycott, Désinvestissement et Sanctions (BDS) de la société civile palestinienne contre Israël. Illes attaquent des organisations comme Canadian Friends of Sabeel, Independent Jewish Voices, Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, et BDS Québec.

La LDJ est une organisation d’extrême droite – ouvertement en accord avec des organisations racistes comme la English Defence League (EDL), tout comme les politiques anti-immigration de partis et politicien.nes en Europe – qui mérite d’être confrontée et contestée.

Le Comité Réponse Antiraciste de Solidarité sans frontières (SSF Antifa) encourage tous les allié-es progessif.ves — antiracistes, antifascistes, groupes de solidarité avec la Palestine, organisations pour la justice migrante, groupes communautaires, culturels, et plus — à se mobiliser pour arrêter la JDL ce mercredi (et possiblement jeudi également).

Notre sécurité lors de cet événement est directement proportionnelle à la présence importante d’allié-es. Merci de partager cet événement dans vos réseaux. Venez en grand nombre! On se voit mercredi.

Pas de fascisme, pas de racisme dans les rue de Montréal!

Un appel du comité antifasciste de Solidarité sans frontieres (SSF). Endossé par Palestiniens et Juifs Unis (PAJU), le Collectif de résistance antiraciste de Montréal (CRAM), Solidarité pour les droits humains palestiniens (SDHP Concordia), Voix juives indépendantes Canada, QPIRG Concordia, BDS-Québec, Action Antifasciste Montréal, Lezboï, et d’autres.
(Pour endosser cet appel en tant qu’organisation, contactez solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com)

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Anti-Fascist Alert!
The racist Jewish Defence League (JDL) plans to protest in Montreal this week
Let’s mobilize to stop them!

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 10, 12:30pm (sharp!)
Location: 255 Ontario East, Cégep Vieux-Montréal
(métro St-Laurent or Berri-UQAM)

(NOTE: Details about date, time and location may change. Please consult the fb event – http://ift.tt/K6anqc193517527729402 – or the Solidarity Across Borders twitter – www.twitter.com/SolidariteMTL – for up-to-date details. We will react with flexibility to oppose and confront the JDL during their entire stay in Montreal.)

(This callout is in direct support of the callout to Shut Down the JDL issued by a group of leftist Jews living in Montreal. Their callout is linked here –https://treyfpodcast.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/shut-down-the-jdl-on-august-10th/ – and also included below, and provides more context about the JDL.)

The Anti-Arab, Islamophobic, racist and far-right Jewish Defence League, based in Toronto, is mobilizing to come to Montreal in order to intimidate pro-Palestinian events at the World Social Forum (WSF). Their protest event is announced here: http://ift.tt/K6anqc303964623273243/

They are planning to mobilize supporters from Toronto to try to silence World Social Forum events in Montreal that are organized in support of the call by Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. They are attacking organizations like Canadian Friends of Sabeel, Independent Jewish Voices, Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, and BDS Quebec.

The JDL is a far-right organization – aligned openly with racist organizations like the English Defence League (EDL) as well as anti-immigrant parties and politicians in Europe – that deserves to be confronted and opposed.

The Solidarity Across Borders Anti-Racist Response Committee (SAB Antifa) encourages all progressive allies — anti-racists, anti-fascists, Palestine solidarity groups, migrant justice organizations, community organizations, cultural organizations, and more — to mobilize to stop the JDL this Wednesday (and possibly on Thursday as well).

Our safety and security at this mobilization is directly linked to a large turnout of allies. Please share this event widely. Please attend in large numbers! See you on Wednesday!

No fascism and racism on Montreal’s streets! Shut down the JDL!

A callout by the Solidarity Across Borders Anti-Racist Response Committee (SAB Antifa). Endorsed by Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), the Anti-Racist Resistance Collective (CRAM), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR Concordia), Independent Jewish Voices Canada, QPIRG Concordia, BDS-Québec, Anti-Fascist Action Montreal, Lezboï, and others.
(To endorse this callout as an organization, contact solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com)
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HELP US SHUT DOWN THE JDL ON AUGUST 10TH!
[from: https://treyfpodcast.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/shut-down-the-jdl-on-august-10th/]

This is a call from a group of leftist Jews living in Tiotia:ke (Montreal), occupied Kanien’keháka territory:

Join us in shutting down the Jewish Defense League (JDL)’s plan to organize in Montreal on August 10th and 11th, 2016!The JDL plans to send supporters from Toronto to Montreal to disrupt events that support Palestinian liberation at the World Social Forum.

These events are being organized by Canadian Friends of Sabeel, Independent Jewish Voices, Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, and BDS Quebec. The JDL plans to meet on August 10th at 2pm at Cégep du Vieux (255 rue Ontario E) – we plan to get there at 1pm to greet them and send them on their way. [The JDL’s plans may change. We advise everyone to check the facebook page – http://ift.tt/K6anqc193517527729402 – as well as the @SolidariteMTL twitter account frequently for any last-minute changes.

SOME BACKGROUND
JDL Canada has spent the last year attempting to create alliances with other fascist groups in this city but have failed to start a Montreal chapter. Their organizing has been shut down by anti-fascists and we strongly believe that this response must continue. While the city government and Jewish institutions such as the CJA and CIJA have made statements condemning the JDL, we again and again see the JDL’s anti-Arab racism reflected in the actions and policies of these same organizations. Instead of relying on these institutions to speak for us, we must speak for ourselves. Instead of arguing with fascism, we must stamp it out!
Join us in greeting the JDL on August 10th!

WHAT IS THE JDL?
The JDL is a Jewish fascist organization founded in New York City in 1968 by Meir Kahane and his followers. JDL Canada was started by Meir Weinstein, a follower of Kahane, who continues to lead the group from it’s central Toronto chapter. JDL Canada has created alliances with with other fascist organizations such as the English Defense League, the Austrian Freedom Party, and PEGIDA. The JDL is a violent direct action group that views Arab and Muslim people as their enemies and sees Palestinian solidarity activism as anti-Semitic.

IS THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM ANTI-SEMITIC?
Included in the program for this year’s World Social Forum was an anti-Semitic workshop organized by a fringe group called the’ Center of Religious Dialogue for Peaceful Coexistence.’ After communicating our concerns to WSF organizers, this workshop was cancelled. We are pained and frustrated that such a workshop was ever included in the program and believe there is much to be done in confronting the root of this problem. But while we are hurt, we will not allow this pain to be mobilized against our Palestinian comrades.

IS THE JDL CONFRONTING ANTI-SEMITISM AT THE WSF?
The Jewish Defense League had no plans to confront this anti-Semitic workshop. Their trip was planned to target Canadian Friends of Sabeel and Omar Barghouti. The JDL are singularly committed to confronting those in support of BDS and the broader movement for Palestinian liberation. This movement is not anti-Semitic, but crucial also to our liberation as Jewish people.

IS THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM PRO-BDS?
As such, we are further disappointed that the WSF has refused to endorse the movement for BDS against the state of Israel. Combined with the WSF’s decision to organize this year’s conference in a global north country, excluding hundreds of international activists who were denied visas, our feelings toward the conference are characterized by disappointment and frustration on many fronts. To be clear, we are calling for support specifically for our comrades organizing workshops targeted by the JDL. We will be there to confront this fascist organization and hope you will join us!

See you in the streets!



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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Radical Bookfair at the World Social Forum in Montreal

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(scroll down for english)

Joignez-nous du 10 au 12 août pour le Salon du Livre Radicale, lors du Forum Sociale Mondiale à Montréal!

OÙ:  315 rue Saint-Catherine Est, Pavillon Sciences de la gestion, UQAM
(metro Berri-UQAM)

QUAND: 10-12 août, 8h30-19h30

Cet événement a lieu sur des territoires Kanien’kehá:ka non cédés

svp partagez notre événement facebook: http://ift.tt/2aqYeW4

Join us from August 10 to 12 for the Radical Bookfair during the World Social Forum in Montreal!

WHERE: 315 Saint-Catherine Street East, Pavillon Sciences de la gestion, UQAM
(metro Berri-UQAM)

WHEN: August 10-12, 8:30am-7:30pm

This event is taking place on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory

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LISTE PARTIEL DES EXPOSANTS / PARTIAL LIST OF BOOKSELLERS

Revue À Bâbord!  http://ift.tt/2ae2YLp
Publication indépendante, la revue À bâbord ! est éditée au Québec par des militant.e.s, des journalistes indépendant.e.s, des professeur.e.s, des étudiant.e.s, des travailleurs et des travailleuses, des rebelles de toutes sortes et de toutes origines proposant une révolution dans l’organisation de notre société, dans les rapports entre les hommes et les femmes et dans nos liens avec la nature. À bâbord ! a pour mandat d’informer, de formuler des analyses et des critiques sociales et d’offrir un espace ouvert pour débattre et favoriser le renforcement des mouvements sociaux d’origine populaire. À bâbord ! veut appuyer les efforts de ceux et celles qui traquent la bêtise, dénoncent les injustices et organisent la rébellion.

AK Press http://www.akpress.org
Worker-run, collectively-managed, anarchist publisher and distributor, since 1990.
(English books only)

Autonomedia  http://ift.tt/1gUYCIe
Autonomedia is an autonomous zone for arts radicals in both old and new media. We publish books on radical media, politics and the arts that seek to transcend party lines, bottom lines and straight lines.

Between the Lines https://btlbooks.com/
A workers’ collective publishing informative, non-fiction books on politics and public policy, social issues, Canadian and world history, international development, gender and sexuality, critical race issues, culture, adult and popular education, labour and work, environment, technology, and media.
(English books only)

Haymarket Books http://ift.tt/1gCCCkQ
Haymarket Books is a nonprofit, radical book distributor and publisher, a project of the Center for Economic Research and Social Change. We believe that activists need to take ideas, history, and politics into the many struggles for social justice today. Learning the lessons of past victories, as well as defeats, can arm a new generation of fighters for a better world. As Karl Marx said, “The philosophers have merely interpreted the world; the point however is to change it.”

Inanna Publications http://inanna.ca/
One of only a very few independent feminist presses in Canada run entirely by women. Inanna is  committed to publishing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction by and about women, and complementing this with relevant non-fiction, that bring new, innovative and diverse perspectives with the potential to change and enhance women’s lives.
(English books only)

Kersplebedeb Publishing & Distribution  http://ift.tt/2aqXY9q  http://ift.tt/1pxRDaV
Kersplebedeb is a radical left-wing source of literature and agit prop materials, based in Montreal, Canada. We have been in business since 1998, making buttons and t-shirts, publishing pamphlets and books, and distributing titles from other left-wing publishers.

Norman Nawrocki http://ift.tt/2aqYQLk     www.cazzarola.ca
Radical Montreal author, recording artist /
Auteur radicale et musicien, véteran de la scène montréalaise.
Books & cds / des livres et des disques in English, Français & Italiano.

PM Press http://www.pmpress.org
Radical and stimulating books and media to educate, entertain, and inspire!

Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio http://ift.tt/1un2IgI  http://ift.tt/1un2IgI
FB page:  http://ift.tt/2aqY695
Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio will be selling a large selection of social justice posters, notecards and buttons. Ricardo’s art is inseperably entwined with his activism and sense of community. Art, to Ricardo, is a collection of medicinal herbs and nutrients that can help individuals, communities and societies overcome the cultural toxins that keep them from making needed changes.
Language(s): English & some Spanish

 and many others…
et plusieurs autres…

 

AUSSI, LORS DE VOTRE SÉJOUR A MONTRÉAL, PRENEZ LE TEMPS DE VISITER LES LIBRAIRIES RADICALES DE CETTE VILLE, ET AUSSI DE PARTICIPER AUX AUTRES ÉVÉNEMENTS DE LA GAUCHE RADICALE MONTRÉALAISE DURANT LE FORUM SOCIAL MONDIALE

ALSO, WHILE IN MONTREAL, TAKE THE TIME TO VISIT THIS CITY’S RADICAL BOOKSTORES, AND ALSO TO PARTICIPATE IN OTHER EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE MONTREAL RADICAL LEFT DURING THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM



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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Radical Events and Things to Do During the World Social Forum in Montreal

If you are in Montreal for the World Social forum, you will certainly be interested in visiting these radical bookstores and activist spaces, as well as participaing in these events during your time in this city…

(pour accéder à ces informations en français, veuillez cliquer ici)

Radical Bookstores and Activist Spaces to Visit While in Montreal

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore 2150 Bishop Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2E9
english
website: http://ift.tt/2a93tWS
y
elp: http://ift.tt/2alZxW4

Librairie L’Insoumise 2033 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec H2X 2T3
bilingual
website: http://ift.tt/1trlbG4
f
acebook: http://ift.tt/2a93oCJ

Maison Norman Bethune 1918, rue Frontenac, Montréal (Qc) H2K 2Z1
bilingual
website: http://ift.tt/2alZYQi
f
acebook: http://ift.tt/2a93mL1

QPIRG Concordia 1500 de Maisonneuve O., suite 204
Open Mon to Thurs, 12pm – 6pm.
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia is a resource centre for student and community research and organizing. We strive to raise awareness and support grassroots activism around diverse social and environmental issues. Our work is rooted in an anti-oppression analysis and practice. We seek to make campus-community links and inspire social change through engaging, inclusive and non-hierarchical approaches.
website: http://ift.tt/1hy0Pa7

(list of other radical bookstores in Canada)

Progressive Events to Attend While in Montreal

Prisoners Justice Day Punk Show
Sunday, August 7 at 8 PM – 11 PM. Brasserie Beaubien, 73 Beaubien E. Between sets, members of the Termite Collective will share the history of Prisoners Justice Day, which is on August 10th. PJD is a day when folks in prison, and friends and family on the outside, commemorate people who have died in prison. Historically, prisoners have refused to work or eat and supporters on the outside have hosted benefit shows, vigils, and other events to raise awareness about the conditions prisoners face in prison.  Facebook: http://ift.tt/2alZTw1

Vigil to mark the 8th Anniversary of the Murder of Fredy Villanueva
August 9, 6pm, behind 12 000 boul. Rolland, Montréal-Nord, in the parking lot of the Henri-Bourassa Arena: Vigil for Fredy Villanueva, an 18-year old who was murdered in 2009 by  a Montreal police officer. Facebook: http://ift.tt/2a93lGX

Demonstration: For Another World to be Possible… Capitalism Must Be Destroyed!
Place Pasteur, St-Denis Street (between St Catherine and de Maisonneuve), Thursday August 11th at 6pm: Attack the capitalist scum in their cozy hinterland… to make another world possible! More information: http://ift.tt/2am076m

Queer Between the Covers
August 13th, 11am-6pm, Centre communautaire de Loisirs Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie, 1700 Amherst, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3L5. Queer Between the Covers is organized by a collective of volunteers with the support of QPIRG Concordia. Through this event, we hope to provide access to queer materials that are otherwise unavailable or hard to find in the city, as well as draw attention to the role of queer bookstores in providing community space and supporting queer cultural production.
website: http://ift.tt/2a93ji9

Black Summit (Hoodstock)
Saturday, August 13 at 10 AM – 11 PM: The Black Summit is the 3rd edition of Hoodstock, an event that aims mobilize the forces of communities of colour through workshops, performances, and discussions by, with, and for members of Black and racialized communities. Come out and meet other engaged residents to discuss and learn about a series of topics, including: Black feminism, white privilege, Black history, gentrification, nutrition, etc.
facebook: http://ift.tt/2am062m

People’s Health Assembly
Monday, August 15, 8:30am-4:00pm at the Centre St-Pierre (1212 Panet). From monitoring environmental impacts on communities to campaigns for access to healthcare and against corporate interests, we work in diverse ways on health justice. But we share a common goal: the right to health for all! An opportunity to come together to reflect, to strategize, and to plan our ways forward in collaboration and in solidarity with each other to build a vision for health justice.
website: http://ift.tt/2am08Hs

Community Radio Stations to Listen to in Montreal



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Activités Radicales à Faire Durant le Forum Social Mondiale à Montréal

Si vous êtes à Montréal pour le Forum Sociale Mondiale, vous allez sûrement être intéressé-e-s à visiter ces librairies et projets militantes, et de participer à ces événements, lors de votre séjour…

(to see this list in english please click here)

Librairies Radicales et Lieux Militants à Visiter à Montréal

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore 2150 Bishop Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2E9
anglais
site web: http://ift.tt/2a93tWS
y
elp: http://ift.tt/2alZxW4

Librairie L’Insoumise 2033 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec H2X 2T3
bilingue
site web: http://ift.tt/1trlbG4
f
acebook: http://ift.tt/2a93oCJ

Maison Norman Bethune 1918, rue Frontenac, Montréal (Qc) H2K 2Z1
bilingue
site web: http://ift.tt/2alZYQi
f
acebook: http://ift.tt/2a93mL1

QPIRG Concordia 1500 de Maisonneuve O., suite 204
lundi-jeudi, 12h00-18h00
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia is a resource centre for student and community research and organizing. We strive to raise awareness and support grassroots activism around diverse social and environmental issues. Our work is rooted in an anti-oppression analysis and practice. We seek to make campus-community links and inspire social change through engaging, inclusive and non-hierarchical approaches.
site web: http://ift.tt/1hy0Pa7

(liste d’autres librairies radicales au Canada)

Événements Radicales à Montréal, 7-15 Août

Show Punk pour la journée de la justice pour les prisonniÈres
Dimanche, 7 août 20h00-23h00. Brasserie Beaubien, 73 Beaubien E. Entre les séances de musique, les membres du Collectif Termite partageront l’histoire de la Journée de la Justice pour les PrisonnierEs, qui a lieu chaque 10 août. Chaque JPP, les gens en prison, et leurs amiEs et famille à l’extérieur commémorent les gens qui sont morts en prison. Historiquement, les prisonniÈres ont refusé de travailler ou de manger ce jour là, et en guise de montrer leur soutient, les membres de la communauté organise des spectacles, des veillées, et d’autres événements de sensibilisation sur les conditions des prisonniÈres le jour même. Cet événement a pour but de démontrer notre soutient pour ceux et celles en prison, et ceux et celles qui sont décédéEs. Facebook: http://ift.tt/2alZTw1

Vigile pour le 8e anniversaire de l’assassinat de Fredy Villanueva.
9 août, 18h00 , derrière le 12 000 boul. Rolland, à Montréal-Nord, dans le stationnement de l’aréna Henri-Bourassa: Le 9 août 2008, Fredy Villanueva, 18 ans, tombait sous les balles d’un tireur fou portant l’uniforme du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal. Facebook: http://ift.tt/2a93lGX

Manifestation: Pour qu’un autre monde soit possible… il faut détruire le capitalisme !
Place Pasteur, rue St-Denis (entre Ste-Catherine et Maisonneuve), le jeudi 11 août à 18h: Attaquons cette racaille capitaliste dans son repaire douillet… pour qu’un autre monde soit possible ! Plus de détails: http://ift.tt/2am076m

Salon du livre Queer entre les couvertures
13 août, 11h00-18h00, Centre communautaire de Loisirs Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie, 1700 Amherst, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3L5. Par cet événement, nous espérons rendre accessible du matériel queer introuvable ou difficile à trouver, et attirer l’attention sur le rôle des librairies queers dans la création d’espaces collectifs et dans le support à la production culturelle queer.
site web: http://ift.tt/2a93lqw

Le Sommet Noir (Hoodstock)
samedi le 13 août, 10h00-23h00: Le Sommet Noir est la 3e édition de Hoodstock, un événement visant à mobiliser les forces des communautés culturelles avec des ateliers, des spectacles et des moments d’échange par, avec et pour les membres des communautés noires et racisées. Venez retrouver d’autres citoyen-ne-s engagé-e-s pour échanger sur différents thèmes dont : le féminisme noir, les privilèges blancs, l’histoire des noirs, la gentrification, la santé alimentaire, etc.
facebook: http://ift.tt/2am062m

Assemblée populaire pour la santé
lundi, 15 août, 8h30-16h00 au Centre St-Pierre (1212 Panet). Vous surveillez les impacts de la pollution sur la santé des collectivités? Ou peut-être militez-vous pour l’accès aux soins de santé sans ingérence des sociétés multinationals? Nous travaillons tou-te-s sur des fronts divers pour la justice en santé – mais nous avons un but commun – la santé pour toutes et tous! Venez rencontrer d’autres militants et militantes enez rencontrer d’autres militants et militantes nord-américains le 15 août 2016 à Montréal pour réfléchir, élaborer des stratégies, et planifier nos actions er nos actions en collaboration et en solidarité pour bâtir une vision de la santé en justice.
site web: http://ift.tt/2a93U3A

Radio Communautaires à Montréal



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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Prisoner Justice Day Punk Show (Montreal, August 7th)

prison-society(français suivra – la majorité de l’événement va être en anglais)

Prisoner Justice Day Punk Show

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Brasserie Beaubien
73 Beaubien Est (metro Beaubien)
Doors at 8pm
Starts promptly at 8:30pm
Sliding scale $5-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds

Featuring:

  • the Termite Collective (not music! demandprisonschange.wordpress.com)
  • Prison: (queerprison.bandcamp.com) synthy post-punk from copenhagen
  • Terse: black sheep d-beat
  • Clayborne: (clayborne-mtl.bandcamp.com) post-hardcore about mars

Between sets, members of the Termite Collective will share the history of Prisoners Justice Day, which is on August 10th. PJD is a day when folks in prison, and friends and family on the outside, commemorate people who have died in prison. Historically, prisoners have refused to work or eat and supporters on the outside have hosted benefit shows, vigils, and other events to raise awareness about the conditions prisoners face in prison.

Accessibility information: There are 2 short steps (about 3 inches and about 5 inches) leading into the space. Then two doors that pull to the exterior.

Bathroom accessibility: There are 2 shared bathrooms that are normally gendered but we will gender neutralize for the evening. The stalls in these bathrooms are rather small and do not have hand rails.

This show is taking place on occupied Kanien’keháka land.

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Show Punk pour la journée de la justice pour les prisonniÈres

dimanche le 7 août, 2016
Brasserie Beaubien
73 Beaubien Est (métro Beaubien)
Portes à 20:00
Musique et presentation à 20:30
Coût: échelle de $5 à 10, mais personne ne se sera refusé par manque de fonds

Avec

  • le Termite Collective (pas musique! demandprisonschange.wordpress.com)
  • Prison: (queerprison.bandcamp.com) post-punk avec synthé de copenhagen
  • Terse: d-beat mouton noir de montreal
  • Clayborne: (clayborne-mtl.bandcamp.com) post-hardcore à propos de Mars

Entre les séances de musique, les membres du Collectif Termite partageront l’histoire de la Journée de la Justice pour les PrisonnierEs, qui a lieu chaque 10 août. Chaque JPP, les gens en prison, et leurs amiEs et famille à l’extérieur commémorent les gens qui sont morts en prison. Historiquement, les prisonniÈres ont refusé de travailler ou de manger ce jour là, et en guise de montrer leur soutient, les membres de la communauté organise des spectacles, des veillées, et d’autres événements de sensibilisation sur les conditions des prisonniÈres le jour même. Cet événement a pour but de démontrer notre soutient pour ceux et celles en prison, et ceux et celles qui sont décédéEs.

Information de l’accessibilité de l’espace: Il y a 2 marches basses (environ 3 pouces et environ 5 pouces) menant dans l’espace. Puis deux portes qui s’ouvrent vers l’extérieur.

Accessibilité des salles de bains : Il y a 2 salles de bains communes qui sont normalement genrés mais nous allons les rendre genre-neutre pour la soirée. Les étals dans ces salles de bains sont assez petites et ne disposent pas de barres d’appui.



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Sunday, July 17, 2016

ANCESTORS ROLL CALL! What Did They Think? (poem by Jalil Muntaqim)


jalil_muntaqin

 

What did they think?

Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Akai
Gurley, Trayvon Martin, Michael
Brown, life precious blood spelled
in the mud FREEDOM …

When will it come?

What did they think?

Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Sean
Bell, Amadou Diallo whose life
breath echoed the dreams deferred
from Afrikan ancestors through
the middle passage, to Denmark
Vesey and Nat Turner, do you
hear it, are you listening?

Micah heard the torturous
mourning echoing over
the ages forcing us to
remember Shaka Zulu, Queen
Nzinga, the Mau Mau to Steve
Biko and Nelson Mandela.

What did they think?

Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Medgar
Evers, Huey P. Newton, Fred
Hampton, George Jackson, from
the African Blood Brotherhood,
to the Deacons for Defense,
the Black Panther Party and
the Black Liberation Army, a
history of noble resistance.

What did they think?

Mark Essex, Zayd Shakur, Frank
Fields, Twyman Meyers, Anthony
” Kimu” White did not forget
Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth
or Rosa Parks, reminiscent of the
fugitive slave laws, Black Codes
and Jim Crow, while Martin L.
King, Jr., revered by all except
J. Edgar Hoover and James Earl Ray.

What did they think?

Freddy Gray, Antwon Shumpert,
Alton Sterling, Philando Castile
Let’s not forget Chicago teenager,
McDonald, 17 hot bullets spun
him like a drunken ballerina,
with Blue arrogance and hubris,
all around the world the same
song. Yet, they call the oppressed
terrorists when they fight back.

What did they think?

Yes, suffering is universal, it knows
no color, race, ethnicity, class or
status. No, they are not immune
to pain and loss, it does not
discriminate, despite their belief
in white supremacy. The racial
divide can not hide the common
blood inside us all, flowing scarlet
red life, they dismiss by the white
heat of hate.

What did they think?

After 430 years of racial strife
and mass incarceration, the 13th
Amendment a violation of international
law, in America — slavery still exists!

What did they think?

Time will absolve the evil within.
But we know time absolves nothing
without sacrifice. So, they trot
out apologetic House Negroes,
talking heads lacking historical
facts, to track the racial divide
that leads to the loss of Black
lives.

Micah destroyed the myth of Tarzan,
Captain America, and Superman.

What did he think?

That Black Lives Mattered???

They have demeaned you and call
you demented, saying you’re
delusional and insane; but, didn’t
they say the same about Nat Turner
and Nelson Mandela? Aren’t we all
a product of our environment? So,
isn’t suffering a racist environment
demented and insane? They called
the Panthers terrorists when they
fed our children with one hand
and fought Cointelpro with the
other. When Black people fight
back they automatically become
crazy; when Black people stand up,
demand justice, they are called
extremist.

What did they think?

White supremacy in all of its subtle
and overt manifestations must prevail
to dispel Black Lives Matter. They
have to blow up this idea, Micah,
like the bomb on MOVE, and the
bomb on the L.A. office of the
BPP. But Chairman Fred said, you
can kill a revolutionary, but you
can’t kill the revolution. You can
imprison a freedom fighter but you
can’t imprison freedom.

What did they think?

We do not celebrate the loss of
life, we mourn as you mourn, we
lament as you lament. We salute
and honor the brave and courageous
whose ultimate sacrifice demands
recognition. It is our collective
shame, we meet at this crossroad, on
the divide of class and race. Yet,
the slow pace for healing is revealing,
our continuing to live a lie, that
Blue blood is more precious than
Black blood.

What did they think?

I urge you to read, to understand
my sensitivity to the matters at
hand, “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”, “When
Police Die
”, “A Mother’s Loss
expressing our collective anguish
of a seemingly unrelenting war.
We need not keep score, death
is death, and we should not rest
until hate and racism are cast into
the abyss, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

Remember; We Are Our Own Liberators!

Jalil A. Muntaqim
Apartheid Attica
July 2016



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No Badjacketing: The State Wants to Kill Us; Let’s Not Cooperate (repost)

Every time people organize for liberation, autonomy, and a better world, the state and the bosses try to crush our movements. They don’t particularly care how they do it, but they don’t want to work hard. It’s easier for them, if we do it for them.

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The Next Step for Organized Labor? People in Prison. (repost)

In the early 2000s, the small but militant Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) launched union drives at Starbucks and Jimmy John’s.  At the time, many in the mainstream labor movement scratched their heads.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at The Next Step for Organized Labor? People in Prison.



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Graphic: Conquistador lives don’t matter (repost)

“Of all the panels Rivera made for The Museum of Modern Art, Indian Warrior reaches back farthest into Mexican history, to the Spanish Conquest of the early 16th century. An Aztec warrior wearing the costume of a jaguar stabs an armored conquistador in the throat with a stone knife.

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Toronto Anarchist Bookfair, July 23-24!

torontoanarchistbookfairposter2016The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair is only 9 days away! Join us for a weekend full of anti-authoritarian activities, workshops, books, zines, food, friends, and great conversations!

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th
10:30am – 6pm

Steelworkers’ Hall (25 Cecil Street) (click here for map)

 

There will be a great selection of workshops this year, with presentations on:

  • The Occupation of INAC (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada), before, after and now
  • Pinkwashing and Homonationalism
  • Deconstructing Intoxication Culture
  • Applying Anarchist Ideas to Current Cloud and Standalone Tech
  • Calling In: Doing Justice without Breaking Each Other
  • The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
  • And many more!

 

There will also be an amazing group of tablers:

  • PM Press, Kersplebedeb, The Wheelhouse, Toronto Media Co-op, Upping the Anti, Look Mum! Zine Distro, Waks Fruit Micro Press, Ankle Bone Books, From the Margins, AK Press, the Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu, aNaRCHo’s Bargain Books, Great Worm Distro, KW Inforshop, Blue Heron Books, Little Black Cart, Harvest Noon, Androgynborg, Black Rose Books, The Tower, OCAP, Between The Lines, Radical Design, Anti-fascist defence fund… and more!

 

Want to help out? From postering to childcare, please give us a hand!

Contact us at toanarchistbookfair@gmail.com

We are committed to making the Bookfair as accessible and welcoming as possible: The Steelworkers’ Hall is wheelchair accessible; there will be childcare and kids programming; there will be a People of Colour space. And as always the Bookfair will abide by our Safer Space and Sexual Assault and Consent policies.  If you have other ideas or suggestions for improving the accessibility of the event please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you.

In Solidarity,
The Toronto Anarchist Bookfair Collective


 

Remember, Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th at the Steelworkers’ Hall:

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No Badjacketing: The State Wants to Kill Us; Let’s Not Cooperate



Every time people organize for liberation, autonomy, and a better world, the state and the bosses try to crush our movements. They don’t particularly care how they do it, but they don’t want to work hard. It’s easier for them, if we do it for them.

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The Next Step for Organized Labor? People in Prison.



In the early 2000s, the small but militant Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) launched union drives at Starbucks and Jimmy John’s.  At the time, many in the mainstream labor movement scratched their heads.

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Graphic: Conquistador lives don’t matter



“Of all the panels Rivera made for The Museum of Modern Art, Indian Warrior reaches back farthest into Mexican history, to the Spanish Conquest of the early 16th century. An Aztec warrior wearing the costume of a jaguar stabs an armored conquistador in the throat with a stone knife.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Graphic: Conquistador lives don’t matter



Friday, July 15, 2016

More black people were killed by US police in 2015 than were lynched in the worst year of Jim Crow (repost)

After the disturbing deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of law enforcement officers this week, racial bias and police brutality have once again become heated subjects in the US.

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Jalil Muntaqim Denied Parole, Jalil’s Official Statement on Being Denied Parole (repost)

As many of you have learned, I was interviewed on June 21, 2016 by the parole board for the ninth time. On June 27, 2016, I received their decision (attached) denying my release, basically reiterating all that has been said the previous eight times I was denied parole.

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More black people were killed by US police in 2015 than were lynched in the worst year of Jim Crow



After the disturbing deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of law enforcement officers this week, racial bias and police brutality have once again become heated subjects in the US.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at More black people were killed by US police in 2015 than were lynched in the worst year of Jim Crow



Jalil Muntaqim Denied Parole, Jalil’s Official Statement on Being Denied Parole



As many of you have learned, I was interviewed on June 21, 2016 by the parole board for the ninth time. On June 27, 2016, I received their decision (attached) denying my release, basically reiterating all that has been said the previous eight times I was denied parole.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Jalil Muntaqim Denied Parole, Jalil’s Official Statement on Being Denied Parole



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Maroon Sues DOC and Wins! Settlement Reached (repost)

Settlement reached in Shoatz v. Wetzel July 11, 2016: Pittsburgh PA —A settlement has been reached in the case of Shoatz v. Wetzel, which challenged the 22-year solitary confinement of Abolitionist Law Center client and political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz.

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Maroon Sues DOC and Wins! Settlement Reached



Settlement reached in Shoatz v. Wetzel July 11, 2016: Pittsburgh PA —A settlement has been reached in the case of Shoatz v. Wetzel, which challenged the 22-year solitary confinement of Abolitionist Law Center client and political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Maroon Sues DOC and Wins! Settlement Reached



Saturday, July 09, 2016

Alton Sterling, Eric Garner and the double standard of the side hustle



Alton Sterling was outside of a Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge selling CDs on Tuesday when an encounter with police left the 37-year-old man dead on the pavement, according to the 911 call that sparked the incident.

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Alton Sterling, Eric Garner and the double standard of the side hustle (repost)

Alton Sterling was outside of a Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge selling CDs on Tuesday when an encounter with police left the 37-year-old man dead on the pavement, according to the 911 call that sparked the incident.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Alton Sterling, Eric Garner and the double standard of the side hustle



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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Arsenic in water at Texas’s Coffield Unit

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Prisons in Texas endeavour to torture their captives through extreme heat, and to sicken them with arsenic in the drinking water; take a moment to check out this video from Houston TV News 8 on the situation at the Coffield Unit:

 



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