TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Fetsival of Anarchy Schedule and Anarchy in the streets;
Citizens in action free public conférence on big pharma industry;
No Masters! No Gods! Dare to dream book launch;
Stop Deportations of Haitians and Zimbabweans weekly vigil;
Friday's Vigil against the occupation of the Palestine;
Night Demo Commemoration Nakba/Catastrophe palestinienne de 1948;
2015 Qouleur Festival Picture;
Art and Anarchy, the exhibits;
Demonstration: Stop Deportations!;
Technical block (to contact us);
festival of Anarchy
May 1st – June 7th MONTREAL
The entire month of May (and part of June) is 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 23-24, 2015) and is the
largest anarchist event in North America.
-> More detailed information HERE:
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
a) All month: Anarchy In the Streets!
"No Masters! No Gods! Dare to dream" Book Launch
"Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance" Film screening series
Activist Legal Support Mutual Aid Evening
10th Annual International Anarchist Theatre Festival
Glamarchist Lookfair: Queer Dance Party
Anarchist Bookfair OPENING GATHERING/
ART & ANARCHY Launch
MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR
Representing yourself in court: Workshop/Discussion
Presentation: Resisting Capitalism, Borders & Global Apartheid
Stop Deportations! Demonstration & Picnic
Anti-Racist Soccer Montreal Music Concert
2nd Annual Anti-Racist Soccer Tournament.
More detailed information HERE:
courriel / e-mail :
mail / poste :
Salon du livre Anarchiste de Montréal /
Montreal Anarchist Bookfair
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 204
Montréal, Québec H3G 1N1.
MISES À JOUR / FOR UPDATES
-> web :
announcements list / liste d'annonces :
MÉDIAS SOCIAUX / SOCIAL MEDIA:
ANARCHY IN THE STREETS - May 2015
"Anarchy in the Streets" is a month-long open callout for
anti-oppressive street art in Montreal.
The way to participate is:
i) get your art on the streets; ii) send us photos of your anti-authoritarian art relating
to resistance to capitalism, imperialism, patriarchy, heterosexism, transphobia,
ableism, racism, colonialism, statism and all other forms of oppression; in support
of mutual aid, solidarity, autonomy, feminism, grassroots resistance ;
or any other topic related to anarchism.
The photos you send us (or we find) will be displayed at the Montreal Art &
Anarchy exhibition. Send your photos or info to this secure e-mail account: firstname.lastname@example.org
The callout is specifically for street art put up during the month of May.
Please send us photos of your beautiful creations (or creative destruction)
so we can share them! We encourage all mediums: stencil, wheat-pasted
poster, graffiti, spray-painted slogans, stickers, corporate advertising
subversions, and more!
If you have some ideas but are missing some people to go out with to feel
safe, or you want some tips about getting up your art, send us a private message!
You can get in touch with us via this secure e-mail account: email@example.com
We encourage all participating artists to consult the following statements:
Anarchist Bookfair Principles:
Part of Art & Anarchy and the Festival of Anarchy.
citizens in Action, a non-profit, non-partisan, progressive group of concerned
citizens, dedicated to political, social & economic justice is honoured to present:
The imeasurable Influence of BigPharma
by guest-speaker Professor, writer & public speaker:
Mr. St-Onge has written several books on the atrocities committed by Big Pharma.
In his latest book, «Tous fous,» he details how in the course of a few years,
Big Pharma has succeeded in converting life's simple worries and
ordinary unhappiness, into an array of mental illnesses, and as such
to pharmacological treatment.
This undue influence is at the heart of a false epidemic of mental disorders,
that has given rise to over-diagnosis and overtreatment.
Come and find out more about this modern dilemma
and bring your friends too.
To be followed by a discussion period
Date: May 12, 2015
Place: Concordia's School of Community & Public Affairs,
basement 2149 Mackay,
(between Sherbrooke & de Maisonneuve)
Time: 7.00 p.m. sharp
N. B. We usually meet second Tuesday of each month, to tackle
a different political issue, at Concordia University, same time, same place.
For further information, please call the founder & coordinator of the group,
Nadia Alexan, at tel. (514) 846-0644,
(sponsored by Concordia’s Student Association (CSU).
Citizens in Action
An Alternative Globalization Organization
"Another World is Possible"
Together we can make a difference
book launch of Norman Nawrocki
No Masters! No Gods!
Dare to dream book launch
Organized by Norman Nawrocki
mercredi à 19:00 - 21:00
Casa del Popolo
4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent,
(en français en bas)
'No Masters! No Gods! Dare to dream' (Les Pages Noires, 2015) is a new edition
of Norman Nawrocki's long out of print classic collection of subversive thinking
and creativity. Tall tales, fiction, dreams, rhymes & rants for 21st century
Newly and wonderfully illustrated by Philtre. For the launch, Nawrocki will read
and pluck his looped / sampled violin, Philtre will hammer his bass, then
Anne-Marie will add drums as their band Crocodile plays.
"A lifetime of finding politics & poetry in the street & taking them back
there in revitalized form".
- Vancouver Province.
Nawrocki is the author of 12 books of poetry, short stories and a novel.
His last book was the novel 'CAZZAROLA! Anarchy, Romani, Love, Italy
(PM Press, 2013). An accomplished violinist and prolific composer, his last
album (his 24th since 1986) was 'Cazzarola!' – the musical soundtrack for
Une nouvelle édition de sa grande collection épuisée de classiques sur la
pensée subversive et la créativité. Bobards, fiction, rêves, comptines et coups
de gueule pour les rebelles du 21e siècle.
Merveilleusement illustrée par Philtre.
Norman lira et arrachera son loop de violon échantillonné,
Philtre va marteler sa basse,
puis Anne-Marie ajoutera son drum aux pièces de leur band Crocodile.
"Une vie pour trouver la politique et la poésie dans la rue et de les
prendre là-bas sous forme revitalisée".
- Vancouver Province.
stop the deportation of Haitians and Zimbabweans!
Regularize ALL non-status people.
We live here, we work here, we're staying here!
May 15, May 22, May 29.
3:30pm-6pm (attend when you can)
at the Complexe Guy-Favreau,
200 René Lévesque West
(between St-Urbain & Jeanne-Mance, métro Place-des-arts ou Place-d’Armes)
Welcome to all! Family-friendly.
People who are directly concerned, as well as allies,
are encouraged to participate.
Download the poster and flyers for the weekly demonstrations here:
Organized by the Non-Status Action Committee e-mail:
Public statement by Solidarity Across Borders on the possible deportation of
thousands of community members to Haiti & Zimbabwe;
we demand full and inclusive regularization of all migrants and an end
Read the full statement here:
Solidarité sans frontières:
Solidarity Across Borders:
Solidaridad sin fronteras
Weekly Vigil Noon to 1 PM
End the occcupation !
Join PAJU and support the heroic resistance of the Palestinian People.
Become part of the longest-running protest vigil in Canadian history,
every Friday in front of in front of Indigo Books
on the north-west corner of Ste-Catherine St. and Mcgill College.
Friday, May, 15, 22 & 29, 2015.
Silent vigil in protest against the occupation.
corner of Ste-Catherine St. and Mcgill College.
Invite your freinds. We hope to see you there.
The Vigil Committe.
night demonstration to commemorate the "Nakba",
the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948, the expulsion
of the Palestinian people in its land and the creation of Israël.
Montreal, Friday, May 15, 2015,
from 8 P.M. to midnight.
Bring your flags and your flashlights.
The demonstration will start at the Mont-Royal metro station.
The demonstration is organized by Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU)
deadline May 15, 2015
2015 Qouleur Festival Picture
Picture This year's theme is "Rage & Love."
As queer and trans* people of colour, we often feel rage in the face
of different forms of oppression, and yet, love is what allows us to
transcend those oppressions, find community, and heal together.
We encourage artists of every discipline to explore this theme in whichever
way they want." If you are artist, sponsors, community organizers
we would love to hear about your suggestions, propositions, participations.
GUIDELINES * Visual Arts, Crafts, Installation Multimedia
* Stage based Performances
* Short film - Video (for screening)
* Workshops, Talks Panel discussions
Thank you to Kama La Mackerel et Tarek Lakhrissi (traduction),
Faraz (this year theme visual).
art & anarchy the exhibits
ART ET ANARCHIE / ART & ANARCHY
LES EXPOSITIONS / THE EXHIBITS
( (The exhibits below include the original descriptions in English or French.
Fully translated descriptions will be posted on our website shortly.)
Anarchie dans la rue / Anarchy In The Streets divers / various photos
"Anarchy in the Streets" is a month-long open callout for anti-oppressive street
art in Montreal. The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair will feature photos of the
stencils, wheat-pasted posters, graffiti, spray-painted slogans, stickers,
corporate advertising subversions and other creations on the streets
of Montreal during the month of May 2015.
Consensus Did Not Form Artivistic Collective neon
Neon signage originally produced as part of Artivistic's
Promiscuous Infrastructures project.
Artivistic is an art collective, working on themes and questions
Beehive Design Collective various posters, banners
The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist
arts collective dedicated to "cross-pollinating the grassroots" by creating
collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools.
We work as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, shared
with us through conversations with affected communities.
La Nouvelle Croisade/The New Crusade Judith Brisson paintings
Artist Judith Brisson presents two recent paintings from her War Series
- a twelve year artistic/activist exploration of militarism, propaganda,
imperialism, and racism that have characterized the US and
Canadian war aggressions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
Judith Brisson is an educator and an MFA student at the Vermont College
of Fine Arts, a human rights defender and an independent multidisciplinary
artist who creates, site-specific installations around ideas of peace and
reconciliation. In recent years, Judith has attempted to bridge the gap
between art-making and activism through a variety of means - from furtive
practices, to sociallym- engaged visual works, to collaborations that engage
with others, whether artists or the general public, to generate new ideas
around creating peace.
Iraq Veterans Against the War -Ten Years of Fighting for Peace
and Justice Celebrate People's History print portfolio
Documenting 10 years of veterans organizing against U.S. military
imperialism. Coordinated by Justseeds Artist Cooperative along with
Booklyn Artists Alliance, Civilian-Solider Alliance, Iraq Veterans
Against the War, and Repetitive Press.
In celebration of Peter Collins Peter Collins /
Termite Collective live art visioning and radio recording session
Currently serving his 32nd year of a life sentence in Bath Penitentiary
(Bath, Ontario), Peter Collins is a frequent contributor to the Journal of
Prisoners on Prison (JPP) and Upping The Anti, a regular commentator
for Canadian Prison Radio shows, and a renowned and prolific political artist. Expected to live only months since his cancer has progressed, his friends
and family have requested that those who have been touched by his
contributions over the years to share their thoughts. The Termite Collective
is organizing a live art visioning and recording session as part of the
Montreal Anarchist Bookfair's Art and Anarchy Exhibit. We invite attendees
to come share their thoughts on Peter Collins' artwork.
The Termite Collective is a group of creative and concerned people who
want to expose the ever increasing repressive nature of prison through
writing, workshops, political parody, and criminal cabaret.
The People Demand, and other works Nidal El-Khairy poster reproductions
Art & Anarchy will again present paper and poster reproductions of selected
works of Palestinian artist Nidal El-Khairy.
Nidal is a Palestinian artist based in Amman, Jordan. He lived and organized
in Montreal for four years before moving back to the Middle East in 2006.
His art practice is based in disciplines and techniques such as drawing,
stencil, illustration, comics and muralism. His work has been featured in
art spaces and websites such as Electronic Intifada, in newspapers in Lebanon,
as well as on a Noam Chomsky book cover. He has participated in group shows
such as Artists Against the Israeli Occupation, in both Montreal and Tokyo,
as well at Caracas, Toronto, Oakland, Beirut and Amman.
Justseeds Artists' Cooperative various posters and prints
Justseeds Artists' Cooperative is a decentralized network of 24 artists committed
to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental,
and political stance. With members working from the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly
minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with
unique viewpoints and working methods. We believe in the transformative power
of personal expression in concert with collective action. To this end, we
produce collective portfolios, contribute graphics to grassroots struggles for
justice, work collaboratively both in- and outside the co-op, build large
sculptural installations in galleries, and wheatpaste on the streets - all while
çoffering each other daily support as allies and friends.
Don't Let the Fuckers Get You Down Kevin Yuen Kit Lo /
LOKI poster diptych
A series of posters produced during the uprising in Ferguson, as a critique
of the liberal media, and in solidarity with the riots.
Kevin Lo is a graphic designer, educator and community organizer.
He runs the design studio LOKI, creating images that empower, engage,
Les oeuvres de Tournesol Plante
Tournesol Plante collage-peintures,
Depuis plusieurs années, Tournesol a exposé son travail artistique au
Salon du livre anarchiste et vous présente cette année ses meilleures
oeuvres, et quelques nouveautés, ses peintures-collages.
Les oeuvres de Tournesol Plante sont fortement inspirées des
mouvements artistiques et politiquement contestataires tel
l'expressionnisme allemand, DadA, les situationnistes et l'esthétisme punk.
#DecolonizeFeminism Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment /
Demian DinéYazhi' print
#DecolonizeFeminism is a poster project initiated by R.I.S.E.:
Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment in 2014.
The poster series highlights Indigenous women as prominent figures in
the mainstream feminist movement, while appropriating images of Indigenous
women that have created a romanticized, sexualized, and stereotyped perspective
of the Indigenous body in post-colonial Native america. Lastly, it deconstructs
the flag of the U.S. and re-contextualizes it in a mock Native design.
The posters are inspired by "Indigenous Feminism Without Apology", written by
Indigenous Cherokee intellectual/warrior Andrea Smith. In the piece she
challenges the mainstream white, liberal feminist movement and posits what
the movement would look like if one were to re-center the movement around the
struggles of women of colour. The term's "No Wave", "Decolonize", and "Proto"
become terms of resistance to the various waves of feminism that postdate
hetero-patriarchal resistance enacted by Native matriarchal societies since 1492.
R.I.S.E. is a Native founded & operated artist/activist/warrior collective.
We are dedicated to the education & perseverance of Native art & culture.
R.I.S.E. is Demian DinéYazhi', Kaila Farrell-Smith, & Thomas GreyEyes.
Screenprinting for the revolution Sidetracks printing station, screenprints
Print the word! Bring a shirt, a patch, your denim vest, your agenda, cardboard,
stickers, banners etc. and print some images for yourself and/or upcoming demos
and actions. We will have a set of images ready for you to print yourself!
This printing station is presented by Sidetracks, and will be operational between
12pm-3pm on May 23 & 24 (outdoors, or the 3rd floor of CEDA in case of rain).
Sidetracks is a collective whose mandate is to make screenprinting accessible to
projects and organizations working for social change, especially those that work
around self-representation, self-expression, anti-racism and queer liberation.
Toxic Tour 2015 Swarm painting
Chemical Valley (located outside of Sarnia, Ontario) has the highest concentration
of petrochemical plants in the nation. The pollution from these plants
disproportionately affects members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation community.
Every year Aamjiwnaang & Sarnia Against Pipelines (ASAP) hosts Toxic Tours
to raise awareness of the chemical valley and the impacts of resource extraction
on their community. Aamjiwnaang is surrouned by 40% of Canada's
petrochemical industry, with refineries such as Suncor, Shell, DOW Chemicals,
and Lanxess as neighbours. This piece was originally live painted by Swarm f
or Nuit Blanche in collaboration and consultation with Aamjiwnaang &
Sarnia Against Pipelines. The goal of the piece is to promote the issue
and the Toxic Tour coming up in September 2015.
Swarm is a street artist who started in Toronto and is now currently
based in Montréal.
Enclosure, Contact, Carbon Bubble, Plan Nord David Whiteside acrylic,
chalk pastel, and china marker on paper
I repeat the image of a four-sided wall imposed on the landscape, enclosing a tree
or sometimes a smokestack, as a reflection on capitalist concepts of land
ownership and how it facilitates colonialism and the expansion of the global
About David Whiteside; I am a recovering fine artist. Painting and making prints
for non-commercial, non-professional reasons has become one of my acts
of resistance in a dehumanized, productivity-oriented society.
Ta blessure de flic photographie
Né pendant le Printemps2015, "Ta blessure de flic" se veut un projet d'art
collectif permettant aux personnes qui ont été blessées par les forces policières
de se réapproprier leurs corps en rendant visible les résultats de ce qu'elles
ont vécu. La consigne est simple : suite à un événement malheureux,
nous encourageons ceux et celles qui le désirent à nous envoyer une
photographie des traces de la violence qu'illes ont subi.es avec une
courte description du contexte.
Un titre est ajouté à la photographie et elle est publiée sur un tumblr et Facebook.
Lorsque c'était désiré, les participant.es ont aussi reçu un soutien moral ainsi
que le nom de différentes ressources qui pourraient leur venir en aide.
À ce jour, une soixantaine de personnes ont participé au projet.
L'UQAM c'est la grève Zola banner
This banner was made as a solidarity gesture and empowerment act for the
striking students at Université du Québec à Montréal facing heavy repressio
in the Spring of 2015.
Zola does street art on unceded Kanienkéhá:ka and Anishinabe territories.
Her work focuses around the iconic character of the masked protester as
a romantic allegory for anti-oppressive politics.
courriel / e-mail :
demonstration: Stop Deportations!
Organized by Solidarity City
STATUS FOR ALL! SUNDAY,
MAY 31, 2015, 2pm
location to be confirmed
STOP DEPORTATIONS! STATUS FOR ALL!
SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015, 2pm location to be confirmed
A child-friendly march. Bring your kids! Get in touch about any accessibility
We march together to demand an end to deportations and detentions,
and we denounce the double punishment of migrants with criminal records.
We demand Status for All, and organize for a "Solidarity City" for all residents
of Montreal. Read more about our demands here:
We also support Indigenous struggles and movements for self-determination.
Read our Statement of Support for Indigenous Struggles and Sovereignty
Land, freedom, self-determination, Canada is an illegal nation.
We live here! We work here! We're staying here!
FOR A SOLIDARITY CITY !:
We encourage Montreal-area organizations and groups to discuss and collectively sign this declaration:
VIDEO: STATUS FOR ALL. View here:
VIDÉO: Les frontières canadiennes détruisent les familles:
Solidarité sans frontières:
Solidarity Across Borders:
Solidaridad sin fronteras:
ads to calendar:
(réseau des luttes sociales et citoyennes
au Québec et sur la planète) :
url of l'agenda militant:
end of this calendar.