TABLE OF CONTENTS :
Citizens in action : Is the Sky-Train project (REM) a Good Idea;
Public conversation : Representative democracy;
Montreal Anarchist Bookfair: Call for proposal;
World Federalists Movement Upcoming Events;
Solidarity across borders Hip Hop Fundraiser Show;
Intermational Colloquium on Climate Realism;
Discussion about incarceration in the week about police brutality;
Technical block (to contact us);
public conference Citizens in Action
An Alternative Globalization Organization
Another World is Possible Together we can make a difference
Citizens in Action, a non-profit, non-partisan, progressive group
of concerned citizens, dedicated to political, social & economi
justice is proud to present:
A Free Public Conference on
Is the Sky-Train project (REM) a Good Idea?
Everything you wanted to know about this project?
By Environmental Scientist
& Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada Daniel Green
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), our pension fund,
announced its plans to build a $5.5 billion driverless commuter train system
that will reach the outskirts of Montreal’s suburban communities to provide
a rail transit link to Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Is the Metropolitan Electric Network or REM worthwhile? Critics say the
proposed light rail system misses the mark. At this conference, public
speaker, Daniel Green, will demonstrate what is wrong with this project
and whether we should go ahead with it as it stands.
Join us for an exciting evening of information & discussion.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
Concordia University, School of Community & Public Affairs,
2149 Mckay St
(between Sherbrooke & De Maisonneuve Blvd.)
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 the Concordia’s Student Association)
university of the street cafe public conversation
March 9, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Our University of the Streets Café public conversations are much like an
you'd have with friends or family around a dinner table, except with more people,
more points of view, and slightly more structure. Conversations are hosted by
a volunteer moderator who is there to welcome everyone and keep things on track.
To get things started, there's a guest, or sometimes two, who get the ball rolling
by sharing their ideas, experiences and questions. After that, it's all up to
Different spaces allow for different forms of social involvement and lead
towards varying forms of collective decision-making: parent committees,
exchange forums, neighborhood assemblies, municipal councils and
public consultations. We can also connect to the increasing impact of
social movements that invoke the need for increased transparency and
access to data. In line with this, elected officials are also considering ways
to allow citizen access to public services data.
Our structures and movements are a direct expression of our
fundamental commitments to democracy and our populations ultimately
hold the power to choose representatives that reflect their interest in
informed social decisions. However, when information becomes more complex,
a deeper capacity for analysis is required and public officials are not necessarily
able to teach us how to make sense of data. As such, we can question the
capacity of citizens to engage in an informed manner with the available
Do citizens hold the necessary competencies, tools and knowledge to take
part in democratic process and lead our communities?
Frédéric Lapointe founded, in 2011, the Ligue d'action civique, of which he
is currently the president as well as member of the board of directors
of Transparency International Canada. Frédéric works on promoting shifts
in the structures of our political institutions and fights against municipal corruption.
He has been engaged politically for the past twenty five years, as a student
leader and as a member of groups such as Force Jeunesse and within the
quebec sovereignist movement. Frédéric is a consultant in evaluation at
Université de Montréal.
Jean-Noé Landry is the Executive Director of Open North and has
extensive experience in democracy building at an international level - having
worked in twelve countries over the past fourteen years on the development
of capacities in political processes alongside local civil society organizations
In 2009, he co-founded Quebec Ouvert and Montreal Ouvert, two citizen-led
initiatives that have successfully engaged the municipal government in taking
on a policy on open data.
Noémie Brière-Marquez is the coordinator of the Forum jeunesse de l'île de
Montréal. She works on promoting environments that further citizen participation
and particularly that of youth, leading them to take on an increased role in
Montreal's institutional decision-making, especially as it relates to
citizenship education amongst high-school youth. Her expertise and studies
have led her to develop an expertise in political and civic participation.
Accessibility info: Temps Libre is on the ground floor. The space can be
accessed through an accutely slopped garage entrance south and adjacent
to the entrance on de Gaspé Street. An elevator can then be used to access
he level on which the conversation takes place. In proximity to the space,
there are wheelchair accessible washrooms equipped with grab bars.
Register for this conversation!
Where Temps Libre
5605 De Gaspé St.
Cost : This event is free.
Organizer Alex Megelas
Organization University of the Streets Cafe
Contact xt 4893
anarchist bookfair (Montreal)
Call for Proposals
Montreal Anarchist Bookfair 2017:
Callout for proposals (workshops, tables, events, theme rooms)
The deadline for proposals is SATURDAY, APRIL 1, before 11pm
(April 15, 2017 for Festival of Anarchy events).
- Workshop Proposals
We encourage your workshop proposals for both days of this year’s Bookfair
(May 27 or 28, 2016). You can submit workshops that are: i) introductions
to anarchism (reminder: introductions to anarchism, not introductions to other
or ii) workshops on other topics related to anarchism that explore an
anarchism-themed topic in some depth (reminder: topics related to anarchism
that explore an anarchism-themed topic in some depth, not just a generic
social justice topic).
–> For full information about making a workshop proposal, visit:
The deadline for all workshop proposals is Saturday, April 1, 2017 before 11pm.
- Tabling at the Bookfair
The Anarchist Bookfair includes booksellers, distributors, independent presses
and political groups from all over Montreal, Quebec, North America, and abroad.
This year, there will be Bookfair tabling on TWO days
Saturday, May 27 from 10am to 5pm
and Sunday, May 28 from 10am-5pm.
Tabling will take place in TWO spaces that are located across from each other
the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV) at 2450 rue Workman and the
Centre d’éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne
et de St-Henri (CEDA) at 2515 rue Delisle.
–> For full information about requesting table space, visit:
The deadline to request table space is
Saturday, April 1, 2017 before 11pm.
Festival of Anarchy Events
The entire month of May comprises the Festival of Anarchy, with diverse
anarchist-themed events occurring at different venues in Montreal
The Bookfair collective compiles a Festival of Anarchy calendar, but we count
on you to organize the actual Festival of Anarchy events. Get in touch to
reserve a date for your event in May or early June (calendar dates are
"first come first served").
–> For full information about reserving a date for the Festival of Anarchy
The deadline to submit Festival of Anarchy events is
April 15, 2017 before 11pm.
Theme Room Proposals
A theme room brings together related workshops and presentations in one space
for a series of workshops between 11am to 5pm. Some examples of previous
theme rooms include:
Anti-Racist Struggles Theme Room (2016),
Autonomous Media Room (2016),
Kids, Caregivers & Comrades Theme Room (2016),
Autonomous Media Room (2015),
Anti-Canada Room (2015),
Autonomous Media Room (2014),
Kids, Comrades and Caregivers
Theme Room (2013),
Autonomous Media Room (2012),
Anarchist Families Room (2012),
Autonomous Media & Technology Room (2011),
Indigenous Solidarity Room (2010),
Anti-Capitalist Resistance Room (2010),
Anarchist Parent’s Discussion Room (2010).
–> For full information about making a theme room proposal, visit
The deadline for all Theme Room proposals is
Saturday, April 1, 2017 before 11pm.. -------
Mark your calendars
MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR 2017
Two days: Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28 From 10am to 5pm
on both days
The Anarchist Bookfair will take place in two buildings across from each
other in Parc Vinet:
Centre d'éducation populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA),
2515 rue Delisle
Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV),
2450 rue Workman A short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro.
[fb event: www.facebook.com/events/309287516133558/]
No gods, no masters, no bosses, no borders. FREE
Welcome to all! For anarchists, and people curious about anarchism.
-> 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 2017
at venues and locations all over the island of Montreal.
-> During this year’s Bookfair, tabling will take place over two days:
May 27-28, between 10am and 5pm.
- CALLOUT FOR PROPOSALS (workshops, tables, events, theme rooms):
(deadline: April 1, 2017)
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR:
-> e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
-> mail: Salon du livre Anarchiste de Montréal
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 204
Montréal, Québec H3G 1N1
-> announcements list:
We will confirm we have received it at the contact e-mail address you've provided above. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, please contact us at
world federalists movement upcoming Events
(from World Federalists)
Prepared initially for distribution to members of the Montreal
branch of the World Federalist Movement.)
Sommaire / Summary
Mouvement fédéraliste mondial / World Federalist Movement
Coffee and Discussion, Tuesday, 7 March, 10h.
CIC & Concordia – MIGS – Daniel Stauffacher & Rafal Rohozinksi,
United Against Extremist: How the UN and Tech Companies are
Confronting Online Hate,
Tuesday, 7 March, 18h30.
Citizens in Action
Daniel Green, Is the Sky-Train project (REM) a Good Idea?
Tuesday, 7 March, 19h (at Concordia).
UQAM – IEIM & ACNU François Brousseau, Sergio Rivadeneyr
Martell, François Roch, & Rafai Rohozinski,
Les objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies:
Perspectives des pays en développement,
mercredi, le 8 mars, 17h30.
U de M CÉRIUM – Colloque: Asie(s): défis, tensions et mobilités.
Approches interdisciplinaires, jeudi, le 9 mars, dès 8h,
et vendredi, le 10 mars, dès 9h.
McGill Faculty of Law – Proulx Roundtable Conference:
Christian Wenaweser with Betsy Apple, Fannie Lafontaine,
Sarwat Bashi, Barzan Barzani, Payam Akhavan and Irwin Cotler,
What Justice for Syria and ISIS? Thursday, 9 March, 18h.
McGill – ISID – 2017 Annual Conference: Questioning Crisis
Forced Migration in Theory and Practice, with Keynote
speaker: François Crépeau, Wednesday, 15 March,
from 15h and Thursday, 16 March, from 9h.
UQAM IEIM La journée de la Russie,
mercredi, le 15 mars, dès 9h.
McGill – ISID – Weeda Mehran, Militant Children on Social Media
Cubs of the Caliphate and Taliban’s Little Warriors,
Thursday, 23 March, 12h30.
UQAM – Chaire Raoul-Dandurand – Colloque:
Les relations canado-américaines à l’ère Trump,
vendredi, le 24 mars, dès 8h45.
solidarity across borders Fundraiser hip hop show
Fundraiser Show for Solidarity Across Borders
Thursday, March 9
at Casa del popolo
4873 boulevard Saint-Laurent
Doors at 20h, show at 21h
5-10$ suggested or pay what you can
This event is a hip-hop show and fundraiser for Solidarity Across Borders.
The money will be used to finance the different activities and actions
that will be put in place through the year by the collective.
Invited artists :
- Micros armés
- Icky Magdala (du quite nice crew)
Status for all!
No double punishment! Build a Solidarity City!
international Colloquium :
Climate Realism, Media@McGill's international colloquium, asks leading scholars
in the humanities and social sciences to spell out a new research agenda
for climate theory and aesthetics in the age of the Anthropocene.
How is realism-in both the aesthetic history of representation and the
philosophical tradition that underwrites it-transformed by contending
with our new experience of climate in the Anthropocene?
In order to temper climate change - to apprehend its complexity, to address
its short- and long-term consequences, to mitigate its many sources
Climate Realism boldly claims we must develop new aesthetic theories
Friday, March 10th, 2017 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Free and open to the public.
No registration required.
French and English language interpretation services will be provided.
Live webcast. More information: for program and speakers
see climate realism - colloquium program
discussion on incarceration with
A. Woodfox et R. King des Angola
Friday, March 17
Alumni Auditorium, salle H-110,
au 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest
In the context of the Week Against Police Brutality
a discussion on incarceration and political repression
with Albert Woodfox et Robert H. King
will take place Friday March 17th at 6:00 pm
at the Alumni Auditorium room H-110 of the Henry F. Hall Building
(1455 de Maisonneuve West) of the Concordia University.
Albert Woodfox is a Black Panther activist and ex-political prisoner who was
released in February 2016 at the age of 69 after having been detained and torture
for 45 years in the Angola Penitentiary (Louisiana), of which 43 years were spent
in solitary confinement. No American prisoner has ever been put in
solitary confinement for so long. This cruel and unusual punishment was
inflicted to him for a crime he did not commit, because of his political beliefs
and the colour of his skin.
With Herman Wallace and Robert King, Albert Woodfox was part of a group known
as the Angola 3 (http://angola3.org/),
three African-American men sent to prison in 1971 in one of the most
violent detention facilities in the United States. Members of the Black Panthers,
they fought to defend prisoners' rights while inside.
Robert King stayed in Angola for 32 years, of which 29 years were spent in
solitary. From the time he came out in 2001, he crusaded to free his two
friends. Wallace was released in 2013, but died shortly after.
Since Woodfox recovered his freedom in February 2016, he has been
travelling Europe and the US with King to advocate for the abolition of
solitary confinement and the liberation of political prisoner in the US.
***Translation into French and Spanish***
ads to calendar:
(réseau des luttes sociales et citoyennes
au Québec et sur la planète) :
url of l'agenda militant:
end of this calendar.