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May 25-26, 2013 Montreal Anarchist Bookfair

Tuesday 26 February 2013, by ps

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Mark your calendars …


Two days: Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26

10am-5pm on both days

The Anarchist Bookfair will take place in two buildings across from each other in Parc Vinet:

- Centre culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), 2450 rue Workman

- Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), 2515 rue Delisle

A short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro.

No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders

FREE. Welcome to all!

For anarchists, and people curious about anarchism

Accessibility Policy & Commitment: www.anarchistbookfair.ca/accessibility/accessibility

[Note: All parts of the Bookfair are wheelchair accessible except for the Art & Anarchy exhibition on the 3rd floor of CEDA]

- > 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 May 2013 at venues and locations all over the island of Montreal.

> This year’s Montreal Anarchist Bookfair-organized events include the Anarchist Cabaret (May 23) and an Art & Anarchy Vernissage (May 24). More details coming soon.

- > Tabling will take place over two days: May 25-26, between 10am-5pm.

- > Tabling will take place in the main auditoriums of both our locations: CEDA and the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier.

- > Introductions to Anarchism (May 25-26): http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/introduction-to-anarchism-workshops

- > Workshops & Presentations (May 25-26): http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/workshops-presentations



La Belle Epoque - 1984 Rue Wellington

An opportunity for anarchists from around North America and elsewhere to meet, share insights and experiences, discuss ideas relevant to our shared struggles. Discussion topics and questions TBA.

Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.


Friday, May 24, 8pm. PREMIERE OF STREET POLITICS 101 

At La Belle Epoque - 1984 Rue Wellington

In Street Politics 101, subMedia tv examines, the Quebec student strike, where
 massive street demonstrations escalated into continuous militant actions which lead 
to a repressive anti protest law and a generalized social strike. This 30 minute
 documentary was meant for English speaking audiences and focuses on the street 
actions that rocked the streets of Montréal in 2012. It features interviews with 
university and Cegep students, teachers, members of CLAC, ASSE, and unaffiliated

In English and French.

Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible



2035 St-Laurent (métro St-Laurent)

After the Bookfair

Keeping the tradition alive, with good taste!

Veggie / vegan food

Nice drinks. Music!

DIRA is Montreal’s Anarchist Library.



At La Belle Epoque - 1984 Rue Wellington

In 2003 subMedia.tv produced its first anarchist film "Join the Resistance: Fall in Love!" inspired by the writings of crimethinc. 10 years later and subMedia.tv is still bringing anarchy to the screen with its newest offering Street Politics 101 a video report on the militant battles of the 2012 Quebec student strike.

A Decade of subversion will be a celebration of subMedia.tv’s video sabotage, with picks from the best videos from the over 200 it produced during he past 10 years. The program will include clips from "It’s the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine", shorts about shoplifting, mash-ups, short docs and the premiere of Street Politics 101. Stick around after the films for raggae, punk, dance hall and rock steady by DJ Aaron Maiden.

In English.

Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible


Saturday, May 25th, 10:30pm - 3am GLAMARCHIST LOOKFAIR QUEER DANCE PARTY

Il Motore - 179 Jean Talon Ouest

Back by popular demand, the annual Glamarchist Lookfair fundraiser dance party
will be presented this year by the Queer Between the Covers bookfair collective.

Dress Code : anarcrust vests, bras-as-shirts, femme-dom in
jeans, plaid crop-tops, jean genet stripes, the rich people in hunger games, red
square pasties, solidarity fishnets, gold,diamonds, dollarama couture, bedazzled
jean jackets, pearl necklaces, diamond, enCRUSTed heels, circle As in glitter,
pleather chaps, black and red and metallics all over. Glitter is cheap!

Wheelchair accessible.


Monday May 27, 2013, 1-5 pm ANTI-CAPITALIST ASSEMBLY

Location: 7th Floor, Hall Building, Concordia University

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West (métro Guy-Concordia)

This location is wheelchair accessible.

In English & French, with simultaneous translation.

Monday May 27 2013, after the annual Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, we hope to create a space where anti-capitalist allies from all over can reunite to discuss and reflect together, and to talk about what keeps us busy in the different cities where we live.

This will allow us to articulate our struggles and link our actions. It will also be an opportunity to tell each other what’s coming and what we’re organizing this year, whether we want to visit one another, etc.

It will act as an occasion for us to sit down and (re)launch a collective reflection on the ideas and actions that are on the table at the moment, to reinforce the links and networks woven over time, and to lay the groundwork for new affinities.

We expect to spend the afternoon in discussion groups (by region? Subject of struggle? ideological position?), followed by a plenary session to collectively summarize the main threads of discussion and the most exciting ideas. That being said, the agenda is still under construction and you are strongly encouraged to send us any suggestions or discussion topics. Naturally, there will be food to share, childcare will be provided on demand, and whisper translation will be available between English and French.

Because it’s a pleasure to see all those who struggle against all forms of oppression, who are active in a thousand different ways in building a movement rooted in a culture of solidarity and resistance against capitalism. You know who you are. Join each other!

An invitation from the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) of Montreal.

For more information or to confirm that you will attend please contact: letsgettogether@clac-montreal.net


Monday, May 27th, 6:30 pm THE POLITICS OF SECURITY

A presentation by J. Sakai

at QPIRG Concordia

1500 de Maisonneuve O., suite 204

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. There are many misunderstandings about what security is. From 
the belief that it is an area of cloak and dagger maneuvers to the 
impression that security is about lists of rules that must be obeyed. 
This is an area where knowledge is traditionally not written up, but 
passed along by word of mouth. What this workshop is meant to do is to 
explore the underlying politics of security as an area of struggle. Discussing basic understandings that can be applied in different situations in non-authoritarian and diverse ways.

Wheelchair accessible.

Whisper translation provided.


Tuesday, May 28, 5PM 

Bar populaire, 6584 St Laurent

In the era of the information society, what are the important issues concerning the right to information and freedom of expression? A panel of professionals and activists will put forward several reflexions, followed by an open discussion with all participants. From public libraries to social media through to cyberactivism and freeware, there will be many topics of interest for those who believe in the accessibility and freedom of information.

Organized by the Université populaire des sciences de l’information

In French.

Unfortunately not accessible to wheelchairs.