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MAY 2010 Festival de l’anarchie à Montréal/THE FESTIVAL OF ANARCHY

Sunday 16 May 2010, by ps

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The entire month of May in Montreal is part of the Festival of Anarchy, with diverse anarchist-themed events occurring at different venues all over the island of Montreal. The Festival of Anarchy is organized as part of the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair (May 29-30).

Wednesday May 19th, English language theatre:

- THE BOMB, A monologue of the Haymarket Riot (based on the Frank Harris novel), by Kevin Mullins and Kevin Kordis from Flat Earth Theatre (USA);

- WORDS OF A REVOLUTIONARY, based on the writings of Kaneko Fumiko, by Cecilia Copeland (USA);
- RED RIDING HOOD & THE FREUDIAN EXPERIMENT, by Teatro Experimental del Zurdo (Montreal);


En 2009, le FITAM avait présenté au D.B. Clarke Theatre de l’Université Concordia, la troupe mondialement connue « The Living Theatre » de New York. Le FITAM fait partie du Festival de l’Anarchie précédant le Salon du Livre Anarchiste de Montréal.

INFO: 514 -981 -5483 ou anarchistefestival@yahoo.ca

Last year, the MIATF hosted two nights at the D.B. Clarke Theatre with The Living Theatre from New York. The MIATF is part of Montreal’s annual Festival of Anarchy leading up to the eleventh annual Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, May 29 & 30, 2010.

INFO: 514-981-5483 or, anarchistefestival@yahoo.ca

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1pm (sharp!)

Rendez-Vous @ Norman Bethune Statue

(corner of Guy and de Maisonneuve, in front of the Tim Horton’s)

Rain or shine! Bring your bike, borrow a bike!

An interactive tour of the neighborhoods near Concordia, including Little Burgundy, Shaughnessy Village, St-Henri, Griffintown and Point-St-Charles.

Come learn more about popular, queer, and working class struggles in our community, as well as current campaigns against gentrification, car culture and poverty.

This tour will last approximately 2 hours. This event is free.
If you can, please reserve in advance at: info@qpirgconcordia.org

QPIRG Concordia: Your campus-community link for social change.

Our solidarity and working groups include:

Right to Move: http://www.rtm-lvl.org/

Women in Gear: http://ldwig.wordpress.com/

Résovélo: http://velovelo.ca

Autonomous Social Center: http://www.centresocialautogere.org/

Ste-Émilie Skillshare: http://steemilieskillshare.com/

Q-Team: http://www.qteam.org

and more!: http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/Sections-article5-p1.phtml

To stay up-to-date about QPIRG Concordia activities:
- Follow us on twitter!: http://www.twitter.com/QPIRG_Concordia
- Join our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=51128113822
- Join our low-volume, moderated, e-mail announcements list: https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/qpirgsprouts

INFO: 514-848-7585 - info@qpirgconcordia.org

The Montreal Rad School presents: SUMMERHILL a feature drama film based on the long-standing Summerhill radical free school

At the De Sève Cinema
1400 de Maisonneuve Ouest
(metro Guy-Concordia)

FREE! Donations appreciated.

Welcome to all. Wheelchair accessible.

Childcare available on site.

As part of the Festival of Anarchy, the Montreal Rad School presents films highlighting the education and miseducation of children and youth:

On THURSDAY, MAY 20 we present SUMMERHILL (UK, 2008, 100 minutes)

a feature drama film based on the long-standing Summerhill radical free school. From the film synopsis: “Imagine a school where you don’t have to go to lessons, you make all the rules yourself and climbing trees and building boats are definitely part of the curriculum. That school exists. It’s called Summerhill and it has been there for 70 years. Maddy and Ryan attend Summerhill and find it changes them in ways they would never imagine. But then when inspectors decide the school must close, Maddy and Ryan join forces with staff and pupils in a battle that goes to the very heart of the Government. Based on a true story, Summerhill is an enchanting drama that will captivate everyone.”

Presented by the Rad School of Montreal: At the Rad School, children freely explore their interests, play, learn, live and participate in a democratic community. Children are empowered to be self-directed, socially-conscious, lifelong learners. Adults provide mentoring, facilitate activities, learn and play!

Anarchist History Walking Tour of Montreal

Saturday, May 22, 1:30pm

Starting point - DIRA, 2035 St-Laurent
Metro St-Laurent

In the spirit of discovering and exposing local anarchist struggles in Montreal from the past, the Union Communiste Libertaire (UCL) invites you to take part in a guided walking tour which will commemorate some of the important places and events of significance for anarchist movements in our city. It is these places and events which are a part of our tradition, and have led us to be revolutionaries today!

From the first Mayday demonstrations, the old bookshops, the Workers’ University, the conscription riots to Emma Goldman’s visit to Montreal, we will take you on a festive walking tour of the Faubourg neighorhood and the areas around it. Bring your nicest black clothes and hats!

In case of rain, the event will be postponed until the day after (May 23), same time and place. There will be childcare offered for those who need it.

This event is part of the Festival of Anarchy in Montreal!

For more information:



Book Launch: Islands of Resistance

5-7pm, Wednesday, May 26

Insoumise Librairie


2033 St. Laurent

A Call-Out to Pirates of All Persuasions:

Sail over to L’Insoumise (Librairie Anarchiste) on Wednesday May 26, 2010, 5-7 pm for a mutinous celebration of the publication of Islands of Resistance:

Pirate Radio in Canada, a new anthology edited by Andrea Langlois, Ron Sakolsky and Marian van der Zon. Andrea and Ron, joined by authors Kathy Kennedy, Gretchen King, and Eric Letourneau, will make an appearance under the skull and crossbones to celebrate the launch of this hot-off-the-press anthology published by New Star Books.



Thursday, May 27th, 2010 - begins at DARK (around 9pm)

"Yapping Out Loud: contagious thoughts from an unrepentant whore"
film by Mirha-Soleil Ross / Canada / 2004 / 74 min
backyard film screening
@ Ste. Émilie Skillshare (http://steemilieskillshare.com)
3942 rue Ste-Émilie, Montreal (metro Place St. Henri)

Film Description: On May 1st 2002 transsexual sex worker and performance
artist Mirha-Soleil Ross delivered a series of blows in monologue form at
anti-prostitution discourses and campaigns, detailing the way they impact,
often tragically, on prostitutes’ working conditions and lives.

The final film screening of Ste. Emilie’s backyard-mini-film series,
Criminal Queers, taking place through out the month of May (keep an eye out
for more films in the summer!)

For the full schedule or for more information, check our website:
http://steemilieskillshare.com - mtlskillshare@gmail.com


MAY 29-30, 10am-5pm

at the CEDA, 2515 rue Delisle

(a short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro)

FREE. Welcome to all!

No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders.
Curious about anarchism?: check us out!

- Participants from all over Quebec and North America, booksellers and vendors, workshops, films, discussions, kids activities, art exhibits and more!
- Part of the month-long Festival of Anarchy held throughout the month of May at venues and locations all over the island of Montreal.
- NOTE: During this year’s Bookfair, tabling will take place over TWO DAYS: May 29-30, between 10am-5pm.

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair — and month-long Festival of Anarchy — bring together anarchist ideas and practice, through words, images, music, theatre and day-to-day struggles for justice, dignity and collective liberation.

INFO: www.anarchistbookfair.ca
The Bookfair is for people who don’t necessarily consider themselves anarchists, but are curious about anarchism, as well as a space for anarchists to meet, network and share in a spirit of respect and solidarity. All are welcome.

The Bookfair is organized in a spirit of openness towards the different traditions, visions, and practices of anarchism. Together we share a commitment to promoting anarchism through the values of mutual aid, grassroots democracy, direct action, autonomy and solidarity, while opposing oppression in all its forms.

The Bookfair and Festival of Anarchy provide an important gathering and reference point for anti-authoritarian ideas and practice in North America.

Info: www.anarchistbookfair.ca


Saturday, May 29th - 7-11pm

3942 rue Ste. Emilie (metro Place St. Henri -
just 10 min walk from the Bookfair)

At the Bookfair in 2009, we identified a need for us Anarchist People of Colour (APOC) to know each other, work together, share experiences, and show each other love. Come hang out and share food with us after the Bookfair and before heading out to a Bookfair party. This potluck is open to people who self-identify as Anarchists and People of Colour or Indigenous + our friends/cats.

For more information:
http://steemilieskillshare.com - mtlskillshare@gmail.com

qteam presents... the GLAMARCHIST LOOKFAIR:


It’s our p/leather anniversary, so come celebrate on
Saturday May 29th, 10:30 PM until 3 AM
at 1710 Beaudry

$5 or pay what you can.
no one turned away.

Converge on the dance floor.

Unleash yr inner macktivist.

Bedazzle the state.

Spit-shine your favorite jewels.

Liberate your pants.

Dress code:

Dimestore tuxes. Paparazzi sunglasses. Wigs in the hairstyles of famous anarchists.

Torn fishnets.

Lace up boots with heels. Rhinestone cowboy. Lace with yr cutoffs. Gold-encrusted hoodies.

Sweat gold. Less is more. Glamour is an attitude. GLITTER IS CHEAP!
Info : qteam@riseup.net

Trash on Wheels Film Party

Sunday, May 30, 8:30pm

Casa del Popolo, 4873 St. Laurent, Montreal

Trash Palace - "Toronto’s Classiest Cinema" - is proud to present THE TRASH ON WHEELS FILM PARTY...on the closing night of the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair!

Hosted by Trash Palace programmer Jonathan Culp, TRASH ON WHEELS brings a full evening of lost, forgotten and undiscovered gems from the celluloid dumpsters of our nation.

Armed with their trusty 16mm film projector and a trunkload of film reels from the 1950s to the 1980s, Canada’s most demented film fanatics bring you classroom films, cartoons, commercials, and oddities galore. You never know what’s going to happen at a Trash On Wheels Film Party - in fact you get to help decide, with the "Trash On Wheels Applause-O-Meter"!

Psychedelic triangle animation, psychotic hand puppets with firearms, junkies at the sock hop, lost 50s sitcom pilots, drunken teens terrorizing a state park, hymns to the glory of the atom, and hacked-up tributes to 70s television news are just some of the treats on deck for our best road show ever, an avalanche of forgotten masterpieces and hilarious old-school propaganda.

This is no stinkin’ film festival - it’s THE TRASH ON WHEELS FILM PARTY!

TRASH PALACE, named "the 11th best place to watch a film in Toronto" by BlogTO, shows shorts and features every Friday at their secret location. The Toronto Star writes, "It lives up to its seamy potential...the fun is pure, untainted by cynicism, high expectations or irony." And the National Post observes, "Trash Palace’s screenings promise the best in films that somebody out there was desperate to get rid of." Check them out at http://www.trashpalace.ca.

Doors at 8:30pm, films at 9. $5 suggested.

For more information or interviews, please contact Jonathan Culp at trashonwheels@cheesemovie.com


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