[NE-anarchists-an] @: MAY 2009: Montreal's FESTIVAL OF ANARCHY (with more than 20 events)

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Sun Apr 19 16:40:23 EDT 2009


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[English web announcement: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/en/node/13 ]
[en fran?ais: http://www.salonanarchiste.ca/fr/node/30 ]
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THE FESTIVAL OF ANARCHY
MAY 1-31, 2009, MONTREAL
No gods, no masters; no bosses, no borders!
[Full calendar of events below]

* Theatre Festival * Art Exhibitions * Squat! * Films * Poetry Nights *
Parties * Benefit Shows * Workshops * BBQ * Book Launch * Demonstrations *
Guerilla Gardening * Community Dinners * Discussions and Roundtables *
Anarchist Cabaret * Bookfair * Day of Anarchist Workshops & Presentations *
and more! *

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 10th
Montreal Anarchist Bookfair. The Festival of Anarchy is the largest
anarchist event in North America.

Festival of Anarchy event venues include:
* Comit? d??ducation aux adultes de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri
(CEDA) * Parc Cabot * Petit Caf? Campus * Divan Orange * Quai des Brumes *
Carrefour d'?ducation populaire de Pointe-St-Charles * Cagibi * Casa del
Popolo * Th??tre D.B. Clarke * Aliz?e * Rhizome * Il Motore * DIRA Anarchist
Library * Independent Media Center (IMC) * Maison de l?amiti? * Parc
Extension Community Center * Jardin de la Libert? * Bar Populaire * and ?
the (new) Autonomous Social Center (Centre social autog?r?)! *

Curious about anarchism?
Check out the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair and the Festival of Anarchy.
Welcome to all!

For more info:
www.anarchistbookfair.ca
514-679-5800
info at anarchistbookfair.ca
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FESTIVAL OF ANARCHY SCHEDULE
(updated April 15, 2009)

-> Friday, MAY 1, 5:30pm
Demonstration Against Capitalism
Parc Cabot (corner Atwater and Ste-Catherine ? m?tro Atwater)

As part of the growing worldwide demonstrations against the crisis, a
demonstration against capitalism is being organized as part of the May 1st
workers holiday. Gathering at 5:30pm, march at 6:30pm. The demonstration
will march to the main offices of the Caisse de d?p?t et placement du Qu?bec
in the heart of the business district (1000, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, in
Vieux-Montr?al). We will not pay for their crisis! Info:
1ermai2008 at gmail.com


-> Friday, MAY 1, 8:30pm
Spectacle anticapitaliste
Petit Caf? Campus, 57 Prince-Arthur East

With: Paul Cargnello and the Frontline, Fred Dubonnet, Chaotic insurrection
ensemble, members of Nomadic Massive, Micros Arm?s, Son un poco politicas.
Doors at 8:30pm; suggested donation: $5. Info: 1ermai2008 at gmail.com


-> Friday, MAY 1 to Sunday, MAY, 31
Exhibition of the art of Tournesol Plante
Divan Orange, 4234 St-Laurent, corner Rachel

Throughout the month of May, during the Festival of Anarchy, local anarchist
artist Tournesol Plante?s works will be on exhibit. The vernissage takes
place on May 1 from 5-7pm. Info: anartiste1984 at yahoo.ca


-> Monday, MAY 4, 7pm
Piracy and the Anarchist Movement: Between Myth and Reality
Carrefour d'?ducation populaire, 2356 rue Centre (m?tro Charlevoix)

Today's anarchist movement often makes reference to the piracy of the17th
and 18th centuries, in its discourse, its lifestyle and its symbolism.
However, what was the reality of this piracy? Do the egalitarian practices
amongst pirates justify the references of today's anarchists? This workshop
aims to provide a quick overview of the interesting and less interesting
historical elements of piracy for today's anarchists. Organized by the
popular education committees of the Autonomous Social Center and the
People's Global Action (PGA) Bloc. Info: www.centresocialautogere.org


-> Tuesday, May 5 & Wednesday, May 6, 7pm
Anarchist Poetry Nights
at Quai des Brumes, 4481 rue St-Denis (m?tro Mt-Royal)

Each evening will have two parts: the first with invited poets, the latter
with an open-mic. Free. Info: amouranarchie at live.ca


-> Tuesday, MAY 5 to Sunday, MAY 31
JUSTSEEDS Visual Resistance
Cagibi, 5490 St-Laurent

This month-long print show will cover the walls of Cagibi with over a
hundred print works by members of the JUSTSEEDS Visual Resistance Artists'
Cooperative. Info: www.justseeds.org


-> Saturday, MAY 9, 5:30pm
Immigrant Workers Center Mayworks Dinner
Parc Extension Community Center, 419 St-Roch (m?tro Parc)

Join the IWC and allies as they celebrate one year of immigrant worker
struggles. Food, performances and presentations. Free. Info:
iwc_cti at yahoo.com


-> Sunday, MAY 10, 8pm till late.
Vernissage, Art Appreciation and Dancing
Cagibi, 5490 St-Laurent

The official vernissage of the JUSTSEEDS exhibit at Cagibi. A coming
together of artists, anarchists and friends. Welcome to all! Info:
http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/en/node/12


-> Monday, MAY 11, 5-7pm
Book Launch: ?Lunch for Insurgents?
Casa del Popolo, 4873 boulevard St-Laurent

Author and performer Norman Nawrocki's newest collection of poetics in his
'Brain Food Trilogy'. Info: www.nothingness.org/music/rhythm


-> Wednesday, MAY 13 & Thursday, MAY 14, 7:30pm
The 4th Annual International Anarchist Theatre Festival
D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve West (m?tro Guy-Concordia)

The fourth annual Montreal International Anarchist Theatre Festival proudly
presents two nights with New York?s legendary ?The Living Theatre?.
Wednesday night?s program also includes Maikan, the Innu giant puppet
theatre troupe from Mali-Utenam (Qu?bec). Thursday night?s performance
includes Genevi?ve Letarte and La Chorale de la Maison La Virevolte et ses
musiciens et musiciennes. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance at
L?Insoumise, 2033 boul St-Laurent (tel: 514- 313-3489). Info:
anarchistefestival at yahoo.ca


-> Thursday, MAY 14, from 6pm
"Living as anarchists": From the "free milieux" to current practices
Rhizome, 1800 L?tourneux, coin Lafontaine (m?tro Pie-IX)

At the close of the 19th century anarchists in France -men and women-
"individualists", "communists", "naturists", created collective spaces,
"free milieux" or anarchist colonies. Putting into practice communism,
getting rid of all forms of authority, opting out of work, but also
overturning different aspects of daily life: family, love, education,
contraception, nutrition. These practices elicited a lot of questions on the
ways and possibility of in the immediate, "living as anarchists". Workshop
given by C?line, a French anarchist activist. Organized by la Mauvaise
Herbe. Info: mauvaisherbe at riseup.net


-> FRIDAY, MAY 15, 8pm
ANARCHIST CABARET
L?Aliz?e, 900 Ontario est
Featuring anarchist stylin's from Montreal and abroad, including Beno?t
Tremble, Micros Arm?s, Testament, the Outspoken Wordsmiths, Willow and
Mishka, FIE, and Don?t Put Charles on the Money, and many more still to be
confirmed. The space is wheelchair accessible. Info:
info at salonanarchiste.caor 514-679-5800.


-> SATURDAY, MAY 16, 10am-6pm
MONTREAL?s 10th ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR
CEDA, 2515 rue Delisle (m?tro Lionel-Groulx)
The Bookfair includes: films, art exhibits, introductory workshops, as well
as over 100 distributors and tables from all over Montreal, Quebec & North
America (and elsewhere). Free and welcome to all! What happens at the
Montreal Anarchist Bookfair?: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/en/node/3


-> Saturday, MAY 16, 7pm
Party and BBQ after the Bookfair
behind 2033 St-Laurent (m?tro St-Laurent)

An after-Bookfair gathering for food, discussion and other festivities. In
the courtyard of the Independent Media Center and the DIRA Anarchist
Library. Info: http://www.cmi-imc.info


-> SUNDAY, MAY 17, 10am-5pm
DAY OF ANARCHIST WORKSHOPS
CEDA, 2515 rue Delisle (m?tro Lionel-Groulx)

A full day of anarchist-themed workshops, panels and presentations.
 Confirmed topics and presentations include: The Crisis in Anarchist
Publishing * Polinizaciones: Pollinating the North & South (with the Beehive
Collective) * Anarchism and Ableism:  Moving Towards Inclusion and
Accessibility * Strategizing queer insurgency!: Re-centering marginalized
queer issues from an anarchist perspective * Women and political violence:
Assata Shakur and Ann Hansen

French workshops (with translation towards English): R?sistance populaire et
autogestion: Une strat?gie pour les libertaires * Luttes urbaines et
changement social * ?conomie politique d'un capitalisme en crise *
Comprendre la criminalization de la contestation politique ? partir des
exp?riences au Canada, en Colombie et ailleurs * Organisation
anti-capitaliste en milieu ?tudiant

Info: www.anarchistbookfair.ca


-> Sunday, MAY 17, 10pm
Glamarchist Lookfair: Q-Team Party and Fundraiser
Il Motore, 179 rue Jean-Talon Ouest
info: qteam at riseup.net


-> Monday, MAY 18, from 9am onwards
Jardin de la Libert?: Guerrilla gardening
Rendez-vous: at the end of rue Island
 (beside the Lachine Canal in Point-St-Charles)

Guerrilla gardeners are gathering in Point-St-Charles, for a third direct
action. The action will happen from 9am until the evening, with lunch served
during the day. Info: http://www.lapointelibertaire.org/jardindelaliberte


-> Monday, MAY 18, 7:30-10pm
JUSTSEEDS Slideshow Presentation
Cagibi, 5490 St-Laurent

A multi-media slideshow presentation of radical and engaged print practices
as well as the work of JUSTSEEDS Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative,
with presentations by Josh McPhee, author of Stencil Pirates: A Global
Survey of Street Stenciling, and Erik Ruin, member of JustSeeds. Prints will
be on sale. Info: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/en/node/12


-> Wednesday, MAY 20, 6pm
Roundtable: Research and Resistance
Cagibi, 5490 St-Laurent

A roundtable discussion on grassroots knowledge and struggle. Join us for an
evening of short presentations by members of le Collectif de recherche sur
l?autonomie collective (CRAC), the Community-University Research Exchange
(CURE) and other groups, followed by a group discussion. Info:
www.crac-kebec.org


-> Friday, MAY 22, 6pm.
Solidarity Across Borders (SAB) Community Dinner
At the Maison d'amiti?, 120 Duluth East (m?tro Sherbrooke)

Welcome to all friends, allies and supporters of Solidarity Across Borders &
migrant justice struggles in Montreal. Our community dinner will include a
menu of tasty foods (both meat and vegetarian) prepared by members and
supporters of Solidarity Across Borders. Don't hesitate to bring food to
share. Dinner is served at 6pm (sharp!). Party and discussion to follow.
Bring your kids! Kids activities planned on-site. Free. Info: 514-848-7583,
www.solidarityacrossborders.org


-> Saturday, MAY 23, 7pm
Polinizaciones: Pollinating the North and South
Bar Populaire, 6584 St-Laurent (m?tro Beaubien)

A multimedia workshop on collective struggles in the North and South, with
Projet Accompagnement Solidarit? Colombie and the Beehive Collective. Info:
www.pasc.ca


-> Wednesday, MAY 27, 8pm
Political documentaries under the stars
2033 St-Laurent (m?tro St-Laurent)

A presentation of two politically charged, locally produced full-length
documentaries: ?Myths for Profit: Canada's Role in Industries of War and
Peace? and a sneak preview of 'H2Oil' about the Alberta Tar Sands. The
screening will take place outside under the stars. Bring your blankets and
enjoy two brand new critical and engaging films, both of which examine
Canadian political and economic policies and realities. Rain or shine. Info:
www.wideopenexposure.com , http://h2oildoc.com/home/


-> Friday, MAY 29, 5:30pm
Demonstration in support of the Autonomous Social Center
Rendez-vous: Parc-St-Gabriel, at m?tro Charlevoix

The Autonomous Social Center (Centre social autog?r?) will be occupied and
opened in an abandoned building in Pointe-St-Charles. A child-friendly
demonstration. Info: www.centresocialautogere.org


-> Saturday, MAY 30, 8pm
Opening Party of the Autonomous Social Center
Location tba!

Various revolutionary musicians and artists will be performing at the newly
opened Autonomous Social Center. Come and support the opening of a squat!
Info: www.centresocialautogere.org


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For more info about the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair  and the Festival of
Anarchy:
www.anarchistbookfair.ca - 514-679-5800 - info at anarchistbookfair.ca


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