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Workshops 2002-2013

2013 Workshops & Presentations

[For longer descriptions of May 2013 workshops and presentations presented at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, click HERE.]

  • Unity in Diversity: A Portrait of Contemporary Anarchism in Quebec
  • Organizing Against Authority: An Introduction to Anarchism
  • What Does Secondary School Really Prepare Us For? An Introduction to Anarchism
  • Discovering Anarchism Collectively Through Music
  • “Demanding the Impossible”: The Practice and Relevance of Anarchism
  • Building a Solidarity City: The practice of anarchism in Montreal
  • An Anarchist Working for the State: Trojan Horse?
  • Autonomous Archiving: History in Our Hands
  • Women and Anti-fascism
  • No Borders, No Nations, Smash White Supremacy! APOC struggles in North America
  • “We Are Ungovernable” – A Book About Contemporary Anarchism in Quebec
  • No System but the Ecosystem: Earth First! and Anarchism
  • Anarchist People of Colour (APOC) Caucus: Take Care of Each Other So We Can Be Dangerous Together
  • Direct Democracy: A Project by and for White Men?
  • Notre Dame des Landes Airport (Nantes) in France: useless, costly, anti-ecological and anti-social
  • Women, Prisons, and the State
  • Anarchy After Fukushima
  • Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind
  • “We don’t give a fuck”: An alternative history of the spring 2012 uprising in Quebec
  • RASTA: The Anarchism of the Poor?
  • Decolonization, anarchism, and addressing violence against Indigenous Women
  • Parents and Caregivers Caucus
  • Anarchists resisting fascists and the far-right: The example of Greece
  • Is the personal political?
  • Police Brutality and Political Profiling
  • Anarchist Education

2012 Workshops & Presentations

[For longer descriptions of May 2012 workshops and presentations presented at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, click HERE.]

  • Discovering Anarchism Through Music
  • Anti-authoritarian 101: Demystifying Contemporary Anarchism in Quebec
  • Occupy Anarchism
  • Anarchism without Anarchists / Anarchism with Anarchists: The Practice & Relevance of Anarchism
  • Black Flame: an introduction to anarchism of the masses
  • Student struggles, anarchist struggles? A round-table on the student strike at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair
  • Organizing as Anarchists and Indigenous/People of Colour
  • Anarchist practices and anti-imperialist struggles
  • Take Back the Night – Reflections on a Night-time March
  • Anti-colonial Workshop on Quebec History in the Context of the Struggle Against the Plan North
  • Indigenous Mapuche and Anarchist Allied Struggle: Criminalization, Political Prison, and Resistance
  • French Anarchists and Algeria’s National Liberation Revolution: The Split and Its Relevance Today
  • Contradictions of Communism and Autonomy:  A Case Study of the Sojourner Truth Organization
  • Alternatives in Action:  the People’s University, the Association to Support Peasant Agriculture
  • Commons Not Capitalism: Cultivating the Occupy Idea
  • Let’s Talk about Leadership: Anti-Authoritarian Approaches to Taking Initiative and Building Capacities
  • Yiddish Anarchists, Bastard Cops and Queer Pirates: Building Collective Histories of Anarchist Struggle in Montreal
  • The far right in Québec: How can we fight the antithesis of anarchism?
  • The importance of critique and curiosity in the development of the Anarchist movement
  • Creation of feminist anarchist comic books
  • Homos for Prison Abolition:  Building Solidarity Movements with Queer and Trans Inmates
  • Parole sans parole: The Prequel: The Vultures
  • Safety for anarchists
  • Rising up and writing it down

2011 Workshops & Presentations

[For longer descriptions of May 2011 workshops and presentations presented at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, click HERE.]

  • Anarchism without Anarchists / Anarchism with Anarchists: The Practice and Relevance of Anarchism
  • Discovering Anarchism Through Music
  • Wage Labour and Alienation: An Anarchist Critique of Work
  • Embracing Brazen Laziness: Introduction to Anarchism
  • The importance of struggle at the workplace
  • Transforming Harm: Supporting Survivors and Confronting Sexual Assault in Our Communities
  • Oppose and Propose! Lessons from Movement for a New Society
  • Anarchist Writers Bloc Workshop
  • Anarchist responses to “austerity” measures
  • Social struggles in Indigenous communities of South America
  • An Introduction to Animal Liberation & Anarchism: How Animal Liberation Attacks the Roots of the Capitalist System
  • Orwell, the Anarchist-Tory
  • Support and Self-Defence in the Face of State Repression: The example of the G20 in Toronto & Montreal
  • Contemporary Anarchist Perspectives: Introduction to Contemporary Anarchisms
  • Anti-authoritarian perspectives on the ongoing revolutions from the gulf to the ocean: Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Palestine
  • Lessons in Solidarity: The Oscar Grant rebellions and the movement against police terror in Oakland
  • Physical Proximity, Neighbourhood Life and Anarchist Struggles: The Experience of la Pointe Libertaire
  • Towards an International Anarchist Gathering in St. Imier (Switzerland) in 2012
  • Philosophy is child’s play!
  • Round-table: 10 years after the Summit of the Americas: What impact on anarchists?
  • The Struggle for Reproductive Autonomy: From underground abortion collectives to the fight to decriminalize sex work
  • Anarchism, Colonialism, and Aboriginal Dispossession in the Canadian West
  • Fifty Years of Struggle Against Police Brutality in Montreal, Fifteen March 15 Demonstrations, New Strategies Against the Oppressive State?
  • Todos Somos Japon and Planetary Anarchism
  • Parole Sans Parole
  • Decolonizing our Solidarity

2010 Workshops & Presentations

[For longer descriptions of May 2010 workshops and presentations presented at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, click HERE.]

  • Anarchism without Anarchists / Anarchism with Anarchists: The Practice and Relevance of Anarchism
  • Anarchism and Its Aspirations
  • The ABCs of Anarchism
  • The History of Anarchism in Quebec
  • Refusing to Be Abused: Histories and Present Realities of Copwatch as a Tool Against Police Repression
  • Self-Management versus Capitalist Management
  • Building land defence and anti-colonial resistance movements: Becoming a force to be reckoned with
  • Solidarity City: Migrant justice and the everyday practice of mutual aid and direct action
  • One Big Union and revolutionary syndicalist movements in Quebec and in Canada
  • Practical strategies for anarchist writing
  • Anarchism and Riots
  • Panel: Taking Ourselves Seriously: Developing Strategy for Social – Transformation
  • Anarchist Writers of Fiction Meeting
  • Strategies for Computer Security
  • Eugenics in Anarchism and Feminism
  • Capitalist Authority versus Anti-Colonial Breakout: The example of the militant direct-action Civil Rights movement in one Northern u.s. city, 1960-1965
  • Sea Piracy and Anarchism: Beyond the myths

2009 Workshops & Presentations

  • Anarchism’s Principles and Prefigurative Practices
  • Demanding the Impossible: Sharing Visions of Anarchism
  • The History of Anarchism in Quebec
  • Decentralism: What do Anarchists mean by decentralism and why do we advocate it?
  • “Living as anarchists”: From the historical example of the “free milieux” to current practices
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Theatre Performance/Workshop
  • Every town needs a Radical Street Marching Band!
  • The Crisis in Anarchist Publishing
  • Urban Struggles and Social Change
  • Anarchism and Ableism: Radical Disability Politics, Inclusion and Resistance
  • Understanding political criminalization using the experiences of Canada, Colombia and beyond
  • Women and political violence: The examples of Assata Shakur and Ann Hansen
  • Popular resistance and anarchist autonomy
  • Strategizing queer insurgency!: Re-centering marginalized queer issues from an anarchist perspective
  • Anti-capitalist organizing in the student milieu
  • Polinizaciones: A cross pollination of arts and activism with youth in Colombia
  • An anarcho-communist analysis of a costly crisis
  • Anarchist People of Colour Networking Session
  • Regional Infoshop Networking Session
  • Squatting: Legal considerations in occupying a building and our rights vis-à-vis the police

2008 Workshops & Presentations

  • Demanding the Impossible: Sharing Visions of Anarchism
  • An Introduction to Anarchism and its Aspirations
  • Re-thinking property; re-using space
  • Diverse Experiences of Autonomous Social Centres
  • Anarchist Theatre
  • Atheism and Anarchism
  • Freeschool: One is not born a libertarian, one becomes one
  • Anarchism and the Conscription Riots of 1917-1918
  • Anti-imperialist Anarchist Action and Analysis
  • Anarcho-Primitivism, Archeology and Anthropology
  • Organizing in Solidarity with Prisoners
  • What To Do in Times of Crisis? Using Harm Reduction to Support Responsible Decision-Making in Our Communities
  • Colonialism, Anarchism and Indigenism
  • Anarchist Legacy: A facilitated discussion about struggle and resistance
  • Abolition of the State: The Nature of the State; How it Could be Abolished; What Could Replace it

2007 Workshops & Presentations

  • Radical Words: Is writing activism?
  • The “new” anarchism
  • Anarchist writer Claude Gauvreau
  • Watch Yourself: an Anarchist Perspective on Safety and Security
  • Organization and Propaganda: Self-Management and the struggle to proliferate the anarchist idea
  • The youth revolt in France: from the banlieues to the high schools
  • The Struggle Against Police Brutality
  • Anarchism and Marxism, What have they learned from each other and what are the differences
  • Ungdomshuset in Denmark
  • Anarchism, feminism & war: Emma Goldman to present
  • Anarchists working in solidarity with national liberations movements with an Islamic foundation
  • What a Queer Activity! The Intersections of Queer and Activist Montreal
  • Penal Abolition/Prison Activism
  • The Anarchist Press in France
  • We don’t vote!

2006 Workshops & Presentations

  • Anti-Authoritarian Approaches to Sexual Assault
  • Anarchists and Self-Defense
  • Autonomia y autogestion en el zapatismo
  • Return to the Spanish Civil War
  • Anarchist and AntiImperialist Lessons of the Weather Underground
  • Anarchists and the law: When to fight in the courts and when to walk away
  • No Gods, No Masters: Atheism and contemporary anarchism
  • Liberals or Libertines? A Radical Feminist Analysis of Couples in the Militant Milieu
  • “Revolutionaries who Tried to Think:” The Sojourner Truth Organization and its Legacy for Anarchists Today
  • Mental Health and Mutual Aid in the Anarchist Milieux
  • Solidarity with the Communities of CIPORFM in Oaxaca; living the Magonist Utopia
  • Space to dwell: Situating humans and autonomy

2005 Workshops & Presentations

  • Deschooling: Getting society out of school
  • TwentyFirst Century Anarchisms
  • Building an Anarchist Movement: Lessons Past and Present
  • An Introduction to AnarchoCommunism.
  • The History of Anarchism in Quebec.
  • Anarchism Also Means Organization: A look at the methods of anarchist organization.
  • Cogitateurs Agitateurs: Free Information
  • The Environment: Neither for, nor against!
  • Fight or Walk: Anarchists in the struggle for public transportation
  • From Sacco & Vanzetti to the Patriot Act: Breaking the enclosing fascist circles
  • A History & SelfCriticism of the Vancouver Squeegee Council
  • Feminism and the antipatriarchal struggle in the anarchist milieu
  • The Anarchist Black Cross and Political Prisoner Support
  • Building a “Canadian” Decolonization Movement: The Practice of Active Solidarity & Mutual Self-determination
  • Fighting unionism as a practice for
  • History of Struggle: A guided tour of Montreal’s Southwest
  • Anarchist Organization
  • Another Take on Direct Action: the PASC in Colombia, from macroeconomy to active participation in peasant civil resistance
  • Anarchy On Your Plate: Challenging Industrial Food Production
  • Anarchism, Power and Borders: Fighting capitalism, patriarchy and imperialism in immigration policies and in our own movements
  • Politicize Yer Pride: Tactics and Strategy for Queer Anarchists

2004 Workshops & Presentations

  • The History of Anarchism in Quebec
  • An Introduction to Anarchism and Its Aspirations
  • Anarchists in the Russian Revolution
  • Anarchism and Deschooling: Getting Society out of School
  • Land and Freedom: The Eco-Anarchist Perspective
  • Demanding the Impossible: The Theory and Practice of Anarchism
  • A Radical Walking Tour of the St-Henri/Little Burgundy neighborhood
  • Affinity Groups: A Method of Anarchist Action
  • The History of the Anarchist Press in Quebec
  • Anarchism, Activism and Security Culture
  • A Commemoration of the Life and Work of Daniel Guerin
  • Anarchism in Struggle: Confronting Borders, States and Apartheid
  • Panel: Anarchists Confronting the Charest Government
  • Anarcho-Surrealism in Canada
  • Panel: Anarchists Radicalizing their Workplace
  • Self-Determination Against the Nation-State
  • Anarchism and Iroquois Culture
  • Bringing Down the Prisoner-Industrial Complex
  • Anarchist Workers’ Cooperatives And Revolutionary Propaganda
  • Panel: No One Is Illegal
  • (Anti-)Capitalist Globalization
  • Anarchist People of Colour Discussion and Strategy Workshop

2003 Workshops & Presentations

  • Introduction to Anarcho-Communism
  • The Anarchist Eighties
  • The Traces of Anarchism in Quebec
  • The Anarchist Tradition
  • Introduction to Anarchism and the Federation Anarchiste
  • Anarquismo en Mexico/Anarchism in Mexico
  • Anti-fascism and (anti-)nationalism
  • No One Is Illegal: Confronting War, Capitalism and Apartheid
  • Building Your Own Radio Station: FM transmitter building
  • Détruire LÈmpire Hétérosexiste: Histoire, Résistance, Antipatriarcat
  • Guérilla des communications/Guerilla Communications
  • A Preliminary Postmodernist Anarchist Analysis of the Black Panther Party and its Practical Implications for Today’s Struggle
  • Transfolk and Anarchist Community
  • Revolutionary Theater
  • Putting into place anarchist practices in rupture with authoritarian and capitalist society through two examples: Radio Libertaire and the struggle for free transport
  • Popular Education as Liberatory Pedagogy
  • Prisons and Class War
  • Slide Presentation: Art & Politics Mix Beautifully
  • Panel: Anti-authoritarians participating in social struggles
  • Anarchy and Technology
  • Self-Management: from ideal to practice

2002 Workshops & Presentations

  • ABCs of Anarchism
  • Demystifying Anarchy and Anarchism
  • Eco-Green Anarchism
  • Introduction to Anarcho-communism
  • Introduction to Anarchism
  • Class struggle today
  • An Anarchist perspective on the cityscape as resistance
  • Anarchism, national liberation (sic), anti-colonialism and identity
  • Mexican Rebellion
  • Sustaining urban anarchist spaces: why is it so fucking hard?
  • Anarchy, War and Globalization
  • Anarchist perspectives on the cityscape as resistance
  • Anarchy or Direct Democracy
  • Queer Anarchism
  • The personal is political … even among activists!
  • Anti-colonial organizing from an indigenous perspective
  • The Housing Crisis in Montreal: Anarchist perspectives on what to do
  • Legal self-defence