Festival of Anarchy 2013

THE FESTIVAL OF ANARCHY
MAY 1st – JUNE 1st, 2013 – MONTREAL

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 25-26) and is the largest anarchist event in North America. info: www.anarchistbookfair.ca. This year, the Festival of Anarchy features over 25 events at locations all over the island of Montreal.

SCHEDULE OF FESTIVAL OF ANARCHY EVENTS:

More detailed information below.
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ANTI-CAPITALIST DEMONSTRATION
colère noire contre la grande noirceur!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
meet at 6pm *sharp*
place Jacques-Cartier – in front of Montréal City Hall
[métro Place-d’Armes or Champ-de-Mars]

This is a call to participate in large numbers in the annual anti-capitalist demonstration organized on the occasion of International Workers’ Day.

This is also a call for autonomous action… May 1 lasts 24 hours!

WE ARE INVITING OURSELVES TO THE EXCLUSIVE CLUB 357C !
Organized by the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) of Montreal.
INFO: www.clac-montreal.net/en/mayday_2013
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WORKS, SCANDALS AND OTHER AFFRONTS
Saturday, May 4 to Sunday, May 12 2013
Galerie Crystal Racine, 1701 Gilford
(5 minutes from metros Laurier and Mont-Royal)

Anarchist artists Benoît Tremblay and Myriam Larouche-Tremblay have cooked up for you a visual art exhibit built on the themes of scandals and affronts. Throughout the week, there will also be more specific thematic evenings on debated subjects, such as: will we have to kill our fathers?

Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
INFO: http://www.galeriecrystalracine.com
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MONTREAL COMMUNITY BIKE TOUR
Friday, May 10, 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!
Whisper translation during the tour, towards both French and English.
Get in touch with any accessibility needs.

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 mobilizations against gentrification, car culture and poverty. We’ll discuss
historical struggles for social and environmental justice in Montreal, as well as
contemporary campaigns related to accessible public spaces. This tour will last
approximately 3 hours. This event is free. If you can, please reserve in advance at:
info@qpirgconcordia.org

INFO: www.qpirgconcordia.org514-848-7585, 
info@qpirgconcordia.org
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DECOLONIZE!
An anti-colonial teach-in presented by the Anti-Colonial Solidarity Collective & No One Is Illegal-Montreal
Saturday, May 11, 10am-5pm
7th floor of the Hall Building
1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest
métro Guy-Concordia

Join us for a full day of introductory and in-depth workshops based on solidarity with Indigenous resistance and building an anti-colonial analysis!

free. welcome to all.
wheelchair accessible.
childcare available on-site.
workshops in English & French (with whisper translation to English, French & Spanish).

INFO: www.nooneisillegal.org / indigenoussolidaritymontreal@gmail.com / 514-848-7585
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ANARCHY 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO ANARCHISM
Tuesday May 14th, 7pm
At La Belle Epoque – 1984 Rue Wellington

Confused by what the word ‘Anarchism’ means? Interested in discussing radical ideas that have inspired uprisings and liberatory struggles for over a century? This introductory workshop will discuss some of the historical roots of anarchism while focusing on the main tenets of current anarchist theory and practice.

Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
INFO: http://epoquemtl.org
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GENTRIFY THIS!
Understanding and Resisting Neighborhood Gentrification
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 6pm-9pm
at QPIRG Concordia
1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204
métro Guy-Concordia

This event will serve as the launch of Gentrify This! A Student’s Guide to Understanding and Resisting Neighbourhood Gentrification

“Gentrification can seem inevitable. As condos spring up like mushrooms, rent creeps ever higher, and available apartments become harder and harder to find, how can we resist the mass displacement of socio-economically marginal groups from popular neighborhoods? This guide addresses the structural and cultural aspects of gentrification, and suggests both individual and collective strategies for resisting the process.” Gentrify This! was supported by a research stipend by QPIRG Concordia.

With the participation of members of local housing and activist organizations active in resisting gentrification in Montreal.

– free. welcome to all.
– snacks & drinks
– wheelchair accessible
– free childcare available by request (please phone 514-848-7585 24 hours in advance)

INFO: www.qpirgconcordia.org / 514-848-7585
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POSTPONED! The Montreal Outdoor Radical Reading Fair, scheduled for this May 16, has been postponed until later this summer. The organizers from QPIRG Concordia apologize for any inconvenience. Visit www.qpirgconcordia.org for updates about the new date for this event.

MONTREAL OUTDOOR RADICAL READING FAIR
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 11AM-5PM
Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, between Guy and Mackay
(métro Guy-Concordia)

Organized by QPIRG Concordia, in collaboration with the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair and Queer Between the Covers.

Over 20 tables by local grassroots booksellers, zinesters and political organizations.

Welcome to all!
Get in touch about any accessibility needs.

In case of rain, the event will take place on Thursday, May 23, same time and location (visit www.qpirgconcordia.org for updates).

INFO: www.qpirgconcordia.org / 514-848-7585
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5@7 ARTISTIC PRACTICES & ANARCHIST PRINCIPLES
Friday May 17, 5-8PM
Notre-Dame-des-Quilles (NDQ)
32, rue Beaubien Est (coin St-Laurent)

Artivistic would like to weigh in and convene artists that identify in one way or
another as anarchists or that are interested in anarchism (and/or who practice
collective autonomy, anti-oppression, mutual aid, etc) to an informal meeting of
sorts in order to reinforce our creative networks. Oh, and just to better be
prepared, please RSVP if you can: info(at)artivistic(dot)org

In Franglais/Frenglish (no translation)
Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible/

INFO: info@artivistic.org
- http://artivistic.org
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STATUS FOR ALL!
March for justice and dignity for all migrants and refugees
In solidarity with Indigenous struggles for self-determination
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013

1pm: Join ONE of FOUR Contingents:

* SOUTH-WEST (Little Burgundy, Pointe-Saint-Charles, Saint-Henri and Verdun)
1pm at métro de l’Église (corner Galt & Wellington)

* NORTH-WEST (Côte-des-Neiges, Ville St-Laurent, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)
1pm at Parc Kent (corner Cote-des-Neiges & Kent)

* NORTH-EAST (Villeray, Parc-Extension, St-Michel, Ahuntsic, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Mile End)
1pm at métro Jarry; 2pm at métro Parc; 3pm at métro Rosemont

* EAST (Centre-Sud, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
1pm at Place Simon-Valois (corner Valois & Ontario)

4pm: CONVERGENCE, DEMONSTRATION AND PICNIC
Philips Square (Union & Ste-Catherine, métro McGill)

A child-friendly march. Bring your kids!
Get in touch about any accessibility needs.

Organized by:
Dignidad Migrante (www.dignidadmigrante.org)
Immigrant Workers Center (www.iwc-cti.ca)
Mexicans United for Regularization (www.mexregularizacion.org)
No One Is Illegal-Montreal (www.nooneisillegal.org)
Solidarity Across Borders (www.solidarityacrossborders.org)
and many allied individuals.
(Dignidad Migrante, Mexicans United for Regularization & Solidarity Across Borders are working groups of QPIRG Concordia.)

INFO: www.solidarityacrossborders.org / 438-933-7654 / solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com
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INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE & ANARCHISM
with Gord Hill (warriorpublications.wordpress.com), subMedia.tv and others
Part of Cinochelaga

May 19, 7PM
at La Déferle (au1407.org)
1407 Valois

Speeches and video projections

An evening organized by Research Action Media and the Indigenous Struggles Committee of Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. This event is a part of Gord Hill’s tour through the occupied territories called “Quebec” which is taking place from May 19 – 27.

For more information on the other events of the tour, go to montreal.mediacoop.ca or check out mediarechercheaction.info (which will be officially launched on April 25th at 1407 Valois).

In English and French, with translation
Not accessible to wheelchairs, unfortunately
INFO: mediarechercheaction.info
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MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL ANARCHIST THEATRE FESTIVAL
Tuesday, May 21 & Wednesday, May 22, 2013
La Sala Rosa – 4848 St. Laurent, Montreal

The only and biggest anarchist theatre festival in the world.

Bilingual.
Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
INFO: http://anarchistetheatrefestival.com – anarchistefestival@yahoo.ca
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ANARCHY ART EXHIBITION AT RATS 9
May 22 to June 1st
372 Ste-Catherine Ouest, Suite #530

An exhibition about anarchy, hence its name: ANARCHY. The exhibition will take place from May 22nd to June 1st in our gallery, at the same time as the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair and the Montreal Anarchy Festival, happening during the whole month of May. All mediums and forms of expression.

Accessible to wheelchairs.
INFO: http://rats9.com/ or collectifrats@gmail.com
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SPRING BBQ AT LA BELLE ÉPOQUE
Wednesday, May 22, 6 pm
La Belle Epoque – 1984 Rue Wellington

Spring BBQ at the Belle Époque, come hang out! Time for good food,
socializing, and to get to know the space. Vegan and meat options available.

Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
INFO: http://epoquemtl.org
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QUEBEC STUDENT STRIKE & SOCIAL REVOLT
Book Launch/Music with Norman Nawrocki
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7pm – 9pm,
Bar Populaire, 6584 boul St Laurent

Live performance, music & poetry.
English, with music in French.

Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
INFO: www.nothingness.org/music/rhythm
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ANARCHIST CABARET
Thursday, May 23, 9pm
at l’Alizée, 900 Ontario East (métro Berri-UQÀM)

Confirmed acts include:
* Caïd Braque (ex-Die Sashiko) (diesashiko.bandcamp.com)
* Studfinder (facebook.com/pages/Studfinder/166180693530628?fref=ts)
* Fatal Flaw (myspace.com/fatalflawhotmailcom)
* Silentbones (silentbones.bandcamp.com)

5$ or pay-what-you-can.
Wheelchair accessible.
INFO: www.anarchistbookfair.ca
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ART & ANARCHY OPENING / VERNISSAGE
Friday, May 24, from 5pm until 8pm
At the Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA)
3rd floor, 2515 rue Delisle (métro Lionel-Groulx)

free – welcome to all
childcare available; please contact us 24 hours in advance (514-679-5800)
we regret that the Art & Anarchy exhibition is not accessible to wheelchairs

music – food & snacks – performances
meet the contributing artists and get a first look at this year’s Art & Anarchy exhibition

Before the start of the Bookfair weekend, join us for the “5 à 7” opening of the Art
& Anarchy exhibition, which is part of the Festival of Anarchy and the Montreal
Anarchist Bookfair.

This year’s Art & Anarchy exhibition includes paintings, illustrations, posters,
prints, sculptures, performances and more. In addition to the Friday opening, Art &
Anarchy can viewed during the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair (Saturday & Sunday, May
25-26, 10am-5pm).

We regret that the Art & Anarchy exhibition is not accessible to wheelchairs.
French and English, translation available.

INFO: www.anarchistbookfair.ca514-679-5800,
 montrealanarchistbookfair@gmail.com
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MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR 2013

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

INFO: www.anarchistbookfair.ca
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INFORMAL ANARCHIST MEETING
Friday, May 24, 2 PM
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.
INFO: http://epoquemtl.org
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DIRA ANARCHIST LIBRARY BBQ
Saturday, MAY 25 at 7pm!
2035 St-Laurent (métro St-Laurent)
After the Bookfair’s 1st day.
Keeping the tradition alive, with good taste!
Veggie / vegan food
Nice drinks. Music!
DIRA is Montreal’s Anarchist Library.
INFO: http://bibliothequedira.wordpress.com
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A DECADE OF SUBVERSION
Saturday, May 25, 8 PM
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
INFO: http://epoquemtl.org
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GLAMARCHIST LOOKFAIR QUEER DANCE PARTY
Saturday, May 25th, 8pm – 3am (show at 9, DJs 11:30)
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.
INFO: queerbetweenthecovers.org – queerbetweenthecovers@gmail.com
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ANTI-CAPITALIST ASSEMBLY
Monday May 27, 2013, 1-5 pm
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

INFO: www.clac-montreal.net / letsgettogether@clac-montreal.net
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THE POLITICS OF SECURITY
A presentation by J. Sakai
Monday, May 27th, 6:30 pm
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.

INFO: http://kersplebedeb.com – info@kersplebedeb.com
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ANARCHIST PERSPECTIVES ON INFORMATION
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
(UPopSI).

In French.
Unfortunately not accessible to wheelchairs.
INFO: http://upopsi.org/
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THE FESTIVAL OF ANARCHY
MAY 1st – JUNE 1st, 2013 – MONTREAL