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(en) Canada, Montreal Anarchist Bookfair Saturday: (Final Details!!! Workshops, Tables, Films, Speakers, Activist Tours of St-Henri, Little Burgundy and ... Westmount!)

From lombrenoire <lombrenoire@dojo.tao.ca>
Date Thu, 15 May 2003 15:15:57 +0200 (CEST)


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> [Final Announcement; Full details below.] The 4th Annual MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR
part of the Festival of Anarchy Saturday, May 17, 2003 10am - 6pm
NEW LOCATION! 2515, rue Delisle (near metro Lionel-Groulx)
FREE! Childcare available - Bring your kids! Mainspace wheelchair accessible
Now in it's fourth year, the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair is the largest
anarchist bookfair in northeastern North America, and an important
exchange of anarchist and anti-authoritarian ideas for anarchist and
non-anarchists alike, in both English and French.

This year's bookfair will feature more than 50 booksellers and groups from
all over North America, as well as the Federation Anarchiste from France
(all tables listed below).

In rooms 302 and 305 of the CEDA there will be introductory workshops in
English, French and Spanish. In room 202, Les Lucioles presents a full
programme of films, while in room 123 there will be presentations from
various grassroots organizations on the frontlines of struggle in the
Canadian state. There will also be a historical walking tour of the Little
Burgundy and St-Henri neighbourhoods of Montreal, and after the bookfair,
there will be an anarchist march on Westmount, Montreal's most affluent
neighbourhood. [All details included below.]

All bookfair events are free, but donations are appreciated. Proceeds from
this year's anarchist bookfair will be divided between the Montreal
Political Prisoner Calendar Collective, the North American Anarchist
People of Colour Conference (Detroit, October 2003), Les Pages Noires
(Anarchist Infoshop in Quebec City) and La Biblioteca Social Reconstruir
(Anarchist Library in Mexico City). The bookfair is open to anarchists and
non-anarchists alike. Bring your family and friends!

The Anarchist Bookfair will be followed on SUNDAY by: "Demand the
Impossible": A Day of Anarchist Workshops (Sunday, May 18, 2003,
11am-6pm). Fifteen workshops, panels and presentations on a variety of
anarchist-themed subjects. Location: 1710, rue Beaudry, metro Beaudry.
FREE!

The bookfair is for anarchists and non-anarchists alike. Bring your family
and friends!
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FINAL DETAILS:

---> SOLIDARITY PRESENTATIONS -- ROOM 123

A series of presentations, highlighting grassroots struggles in the
Canadian state. Presentations will be followed by a discussion period.
Presentations will be in English (Eng.) or French (fr.), with translation.

10:30am-12pm: Fighting back against the attacks on Palestinian solidarity
organizing (Eng.). With members of the Karameh ("dignity" in Arabic)
campaign of Montreal.

12-1:30pm: "They call it struggle for a reason": OCAP's fights in the
courts and on the streets (fr.). With Gaetan Heroux, organizer with the
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP).

1:30-3:30pm: Fighting Genocide on Turtle Island: Indigenous resistance at
Sun Peaks (Eng.). With "Ted Teddy," an indigenous activist from the
Secwepemc Nation and a key organizer with the Skwelkwek'welt Protection
Center, the organizing base for the ongoing resistance to the illegal
expansion of Sun Peaks Ski Resort onto Secwepemc lands in the interior of
what is know as British Columbia.

3:30-4:45pm: Stop the Deportations!: The struggle of Montreal's non-status
persons (fr.). With members of the Action Committee of Non-Status
Algerians.

4:45-6pm: Confronting Police Brutality: The COPWATCH project (fr.). With
Alexandre Popovic of the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality (COBP).


---> ACTIVIST VIDEO SCREENINGS -- ROOM 202

11h-12h: Films des Lucioles (en français)
* Ousama and the Tali Band (animation de kino Québec) * Anarchistas *
Guillotine (animation) * Logement 2 * Jeune de la rue au mexique *
Animation * Frontieres mobiles (deportation Fatima Mahrfoul) * In the
streets

12h-14h: * Berlusconi's Mousetrap
by Indymedia Ireland (English version)
Protests against the G8 in Genoa, Italy, 2001

14h-15h: Films des Lucioles (en français)
* Croissance (animation) * Anarchy in LA (sous-titré en français) *
Animation * Tanks alot Sharon * Microsoft * Feministes radicales *
Frontieres imaginaires (Charlie Wolf Smoke) * Ousama and the axis-of-evil
band (animation de kino Québec)

15h-17h: * La révolte en Argentine / The revolt in Argentina (plusieurs
court-métrages/short films; en français & in english) * Films des Lucioles
(Amérique latine) * Atenco (aéroport a Mexico Cité? NON! merci. 23 min)

17h-18h: * Surplus (Sweden) by Erik Gandini (Italian, Spanish, English, 54
min.) * John Zerzan, Kalle Lasn, Microsoft, Fidel Castro &
over-consumption * La minute de patrimoine - CLAC video (G8 manif 26
avril, 2002)


---> WORKSHOPS -- ROOMS 302&305

[Workshops will be in English, French or Spanish, with translation offered
into English, French and Spanish]

* 11am-1pm: Introduction to Anarcho-Communism (fr.)-- room 302

Far from being Leninists disguised as anarchists, the anarcho-communist
tradition is a recognized revolutionary anarchist tendency. With more
twenty federations and a presence in the four corners of the globe,
anarcho-communism is a tendency gaining more and more force. A
presentation will be followed by a discussion on the communist tradition
in anarchism. Presented by members of Bete Noire (NEFAC-Mtl).

* 11am-1pm: The Anarchist Eighties (Eng.) -- room 305

This workshop will explore activism in the 1980s, from protests against
nuclear weapons to ACT-UP. It will show how this decade of grass-roots
activism played a considerable role in the explosion of anarchist activism
in the 1990s. Presented by Alan O'Connor, a long-time anarchist activist
based in Toronto..

* 1pm-3pm: The Traces of Anarchism in Quebec (fr.) -- room 302

An introduction to the history of anarchism in Quebec. An overview of 100
years of anarchist practice, from the exiles of the Paris Commune, to the
automatistes, passing through the anarchists of Yiddishland Montreal.
Presented by Mathieu Houle-Courcelles, a member of the La Nuit
(NEFAC-Quebec City)

* 1pm-3pm: The Anarchist Tradition (Eng.) -- room 305

Anarchism, in advocating a free and diverse society, is perhaps the only
tradition that has consistently rooted out domination in its many forms,
while also attempting to theorize and practice alternatives. This workshop
will survey anarchism's aspirations from its European beginnings during
the Industrial Revolution to its re-emergence as a postwar and especially
contemporary phenomenon in order to illuminate its relevancy (or not) for
a globalizing world. Presented by Cindy Milstein, an anti-authoritarian
writer and activist based in Vermont.

* 3pm-5pm: Introduction to Anarchism and the Federation Anarchiste (fr.)
-- room 302

This workshop aims to introduce anarchist principles, history and
strategies, using the Anarchist Federation of France (FA) as an example.
This workshop is for those who wish an introduction to anarchism as well
as those who want to know more about the FA. The workshop will include a
short video presentation about the FA.

* 3pm-5pm: Anarquismo en Mexico/Anarchism in Mexico -- room 305 (in
Spanish with translation to English)

En el siglo XIX y principios del XX , el pueblo mexicano enfrentaba
grandes dificultades, la tierra que perteneciera por siglos a las
comunidades indigenas, fueron arrebatadas a sus legitimos duenos y
entregadas a caciques que hicieron de esa tierra un infierno donde se
vivia y moria indignamente. Fue en estos lugares donde se desarrollo un
incesante movimiento organizativo anarquista, los militantes y
organizadores libertarios encontraron tierra fertil para difundir sus
ideas de redencion. Presentacion de Lalo y anarquistas que viven en
Montreal representando a la Biblioteca Social Reconstruir, biblioteca
anarquista en Mexico


---> NEIGHBOURHOOD WALKING TOUR
(meet at the entrance of CEDA at 2pm; in English and French)

Resisting Gentrification in our Communities -- A Neighbourhood Tour

This workshop is a tour through the neighbourhood of St. Henri that
explains the historical roots of exploitation and domination in the area.
St. Henri is rich in its history of attempted gentrification and
successful resistance to it. Included in the tour will be historical
accounts of popular resistance in St. Henri and Little Burgundy; current
attacks on the right to decent housing conspired by incompetent city
councillors and greedy real-estate promoters; and the continuing
resistance to gentrification. Presented by CLAC (Anti-Capitalist
Convergence)-Housing, a housing-rights and anti-poverty organization.


---> ANARCHIST MARCH ON WESTMOUNT

@ TOUR OF WESTMOUNT: THEY ARE RICH BECAUSE WE ARE POOR! An anarchist march
through Montreal's most affluent neighborhood. Time: 6:30pm. Meet: The
green-space by Lionel-Groulx Metro


---> PARTICIPATING BOOKSELLERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND GROUPS:

*AK Press (San Francisco) *Abraham Guillen Press (Montréal) *Arbeiter
Ring Press (Winnipeg) *Between the Lines (Toronto) *La Biblioteca Social
Reconstruir (Mexico City) *Black and Red Books (Detroit) * Éditions et
diffusion l'Aide Mutuelle, EDAM (Montréal) *Les Éditions Écosociété
(Montréal) *Les Editions de l'Encyclopédie des Nuisances (France) *Les
Éditions La Pleine Lune (Montréal) *Les Éditions Sémaphore (Montréal)
*Les Éditions Lux (Montréal) *Les Éditions Rouge et Noire (Montréal) *Les
Éditions Spartacus (Paris) *Fernwood Books (Montréal) *Les Insomniaques
(France) *Kersplebedeb (Montréal) *Librairie Abya Yala (Montréal)
*Librairie Alternative Bookshop (Montréal) *Marginal Distribution
(Peterborough) *Mondragon Bookstore (Winnipeg) *La Page Noire (Québec)
*Les Pages Noires (Montréal) *La Sociale (Montréal) *Raven Used Books
(Vermont) *Soft Skull Press (New York) *Squeakless Press (Halifax)
*Uprising Books (Toronto) *Ab Irato (Spain) *Etcetera (Spain)
*Senonevero (Spain) *Arsenal Magazine (Chicago) *Le Couac (Montreal)
*Fifth Estate (Detroit) *La Mauvaise Herbe (Montréal) *Notes
Internationalistes (Montreal) *Red and Black Notes (Toronto) *Le Trouble
(Montreal) *Fédération Anarchiste (France) *Fédération des communistes
libertaires du Nord-est Américain/Northeast Federation of
Anarcho-Communists (NEFAC) *Anarchist Black Cross Montreal (ABC)
*Anti-Racist Action Montreal (ARA) *Association Syndicale Étudiant
(ASÉ-UQAM) *Bloodsisters/Zone Rouge *Books to Prisoners * Centre des
médias alternatifs du Québec (CMAQ) *Collectif Cyprine *Collectif Opposé
la Brutalité Policiere (COBP) *Le Comité Quartier Sud-Ouest *La
Convergence des luttes anti-capitalistes (CLAC) *CKUT Radio *Groupe de
recherche et initiatives pour la libération de l'Afrique (GRILA) *Justice
For Joe David *Les Lucioles *Montreal Political Prisoner/POW Calendar
Commitee *Les Pantheres Roses *RASH Montréal *No One Is Illegal
Campaign/La campagne Personne n'est Ilégal *People's Potato *Les Sorci?res
*Students Taking Action in Chiapas (STAC) *ARA Chicago *ARA Toronto *IWW
(Ottawa/Outaouais) *Institute for Social Ecology (Vermont) *Institute for
Anarchist Studies (New York) *Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (Toronto)
*Organization for Autonomous Telecommunications (Toronto) *Triangle Trash
(Ottawa) *Arson Records (Kingston) *G7 Welcoming Committee Records
(Winnipeg) *Satan MacNuggit Popular Arts (Toronto) *Anarchist Panther
Zine (New York City) *Eric Drooker (San Francisco/New York City)


---> ZINES AND ZINE DISTRIBUTORS

*Wag Press *Streeteaters *Great Worm Express Distribution *Wired on Words
*Journal of Embittered Newfoundlanders *Fish on Fridays *Cumulus Press
*Jeudi Noir/Le Pacha *Pouet Café *Revolted Zine *Conundrum Press *Fish
Piss *Distroboto *Weird Embassy Press *Pedigree Girls
*Mobilivre/Bookmobile *Revue Conjuncture *Food Not Lawns *Association of
Autonomous Astronauts *Aporia Journal *Boiling Frog *Infinity Lifers
Liaison *Constellation (Stella) *The Traveller * et plus/and more ...

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For more information:
http://www.tao.ca/~lombrenoire
514-844-3207* bookfair2003@ziplip.com


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