TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Secound cloud computing workshop in Montreal;
Citizens in action first conference of the season on austerity;
Week of activities in footsteps of Norman Bethune;
Friday's Vigil against the occupation of the Palestine;
Anarchist cabaret writer's bloc benefit show;
Misogynoir, Hypersexualization, and Black Feminism;
Anishnabe People's Clan Council~Our Voices Matter;
Protest against fossil fuel projects and the Plan Nord;
Bombing Instead of Negotiating. A Bread and Puppet production;
second Cloud Computing Workshop in Montreal
Are you interested in exploring how new cloud computing tools might
help you better manage your information and communications?
Are you looking for a framework to help you assess which new tool
might be best for you?
If so, you may be interested in attending an upcoming Introduction
to Innoweave Cloud Computing workshop, hosted in partnership between
Innoweave and the Centre for Community Organizations
on November 10th in Montreal.
The workshop is designed to help leadership teams of 3-4
(including key IT staff and board members) of community organizations to:
. Clarify the goals and requirements of their information technology systems
. Analyze the benefits and risks of moving some or all of their organization's
technology infrastructure to cloud cloud computing;
. Apply a proven methodology for identifying challenge areas, surfacing
ideas on how to address them, and evaluating technology solutions against
the selection criteria that they develop;
. Estimate the total cost of ownership for implementing a cloud-based or
hybrid technology approach and conduct a zero-based budgeting exercise
to distinguish between essential and nonessential activities supported
by the IT budget; and
. Design a technology strategy that aligns with their organization's mission,
culture, and available resources. The Innoweave Cloud Computing workshop
builds on the Innoweave Introduction to Cloud Computing webinar.
You are encouraged to view this webinar online prior to submitting your
application to the workshop. Please note that this workshop will be conducted
in English and French.
Event details: When:
November 10th, 2014, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre St-Pierre, 1212 Rue Panet, Montreal, QC
Deadline: Applications are due by Friday, October 24th, 2014.
Space is limited. Successful applicants will be notified by email.
Only one application form per team is required. Participating organizations
will also be eligible to apply for a small implementation grant in January 2015
to engage a coach to help them with development following the workshop.
To learn more about Innoweave Implementation Grants, click here.
You can apply for an Innoweave Implementation Grant for Cloud Computing
to work with COCo's Commun-IT Coordinators and Cloud Computing
Coaches, Spencer, Gabriel or Parker in bringing Cloud Computing to
COCo held a first Cloud-Computing Workshop with Innoweave in February 2013.
If you have any questions, please contact us at
The Centre for Community Organizations and Innoweave Teams,
and collaborator and Innoweave Coach Marc Ouimet.
citizens in Action- Conference on:
Climate Change & Human Rights/
by Professor Robert McBryde,
Nov.11, 7:00 p.m.
Citizens in Action presents a free Public Cpnference on:
Climate Change & Human Rights/
The most important issue of the Century
by Professor Robert McBryde, Nov.11, 7:00 pm
Citizens in Action, a non-profit, non-partisan, progressive group of concerned
citizens, dedicated to political, social & economic justice, presents:
a Free Public Conference on Climate Change & Human Rights/
The most important issue of the Century
by guest speaker Professor Robert McBryde.
Bob McBryde has been a human rights' activist for over 35 years,
with Amnesty International and the Noella Project refugee support group.
A retired CEGEP professor, he was the founder of two environment
action groups. Bob has also worked for 10 years as a host and
writer/broadcaster with CBC's Quebec Community Network,
especially as a humorous and satirical storyteller.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
Concordia University, School of Community & Public Affairs,
2149 Mckay St
between Sherbrooke & De Maisonneuve Blvd.)
7.00 p.m. sharp
Calling on all human lobsters…Are we cooked and who are we cooking??
The conference will address such important questions as the human rights'
implications of our inaction on the important question of Climate Change.
Expect both satirical observations, as well as a serious discussion of this issue.
To be followed by a discussion period 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.
week of activities in footsteps of Norman Bethune
The present is to officially invite you, on behalf of the
Bethune International Steering Committee, to participate in the series
of events that will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the death
of Dr. Norman Bethune, his entire internationalist endeavor and the launch
of the project In the Footsteps of Norman Bethune. The project aims to
bring to attention the role played by Norman Bethune and all the
Canadians, Spaniards, Chinese and other international volunteers
who joined the struggle against fascism in defense of democracy,
freedom and international solidarity in Spain and China.
Reveered for decades by a billion Chinese, while he was practically
forgotten in his own country, Bethune remains today the best known
The events programmed for this coming November 12 to 15 are as follows:
. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 12:00 :
Commemorative ceremony and launch of the project with
the Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, at Montreal, City Hal
featuring a unique Bethune-Mao photo as the centrepiece
. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 13:30-16:30 :
Montreal Bethune itinerary; visit to several historic sites following
rendezvous at the park in front of Montreal City Hall,
275 Notre-Dame Street East, Montreal;
. Thursday, Nov. 13, 8:00-22:00 :
. Friday, Nov 14, 14:00 :
Roundtable on Social medicine and the relevance of internationalist
medicine today, with
Dr. Amir Khadir, Ignace Adah, James Orbinsky,
Andrew Beckett and Dominique Shum
Tim, at the Glen Salon, CUSM McGill University Health Centre,
5100 De Maisonneuve Street West, Montreal;
. Friday, Nov 14, 18:00 :
Political roundtable on Bethune and internationalist solidarity,
at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM),
400 Sainte-Catherine Street East, Room A1785, Montreal;
. Saturday, Nov. 15, 14:00-18:00 :
Screening of films on Norman Bethune, including one by the
Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, at de Seve Cinema at
Concordia University, McConnell Library Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve Street West, Room LB-125, Montreal;
Saturday, Nov. 15, 19:00 :
Solidarity evening at the Centre Internationaliste Ryerson / Fondation Aubin,
160 Saint-Viateur Street East, Suite 707, Montreal.
You would be most welcome to participate in all of these activities.
For further information, please visit
Bethune International Steering Comitee/
Comité Ad hoc International Bethune
160 rue St-Viateur Est, suite 707,
Montréal (Québec), H2T 1A8
Tél. : 514-667-4311.
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, November 14, 21, & 28, 2014.
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.
anarchist Writers Bloc benefit
Poetry / Performances / Littérature / Music / plus!
Open mic! / Everyone welcome!
Haymarket, Chicago, 1886 Vendredi /
Fri Nov 14 nov, 2014 20h / 8pm
DIRA, 2035 blvd St-Laurent, 3ième / 3rd floor
To raise $ for our 4th anthology of new anarchist fiction
my Anaconda Don't:
Misogynoir, Hypersexualization, and Black Feminism
Organized by Black Students' Network of McGill
Friday NOV 14 at 6 pm
Law Building, NCDH 101
The BSN will be hosting a discussion about Black Feminism
and the Black Female Body, open to the whole McGill community!
We will watch some media, before moving to open-floor discussion!
"Misogynoir" is a term coined by queer black feminist scholar
Moya Bailey. Misogynoir refers to anti-black misogyny, where race
and gender together are factors in the oppression of black women.
The concept is grounded in theories of intersectionality.
anishnabe People's Clan Council .
Our Voices Matter
NOV 15 at Ottawa
The Algonquin Territory of the Anishnabe People has been goldmine for
Canada's econonmic development grossing Billions of dollars yearly from
Mining and forestry and plans yet to insert pipelines through the territory.
The People's Clan Council are gathering to meet and discuss what is threathening
the way of life for our people on the lands and the waters of the
Ottawa River Watershed.
The territorial lands of the Anishnabeg holds manys of the richest wildlif
from soils, rare earths minerals, over 15 trees used for different wood products
that is being sold to oversea markets, and the animals that are hunted yearly
for games and trophies such as the wolves, moose and deers.
What currently threathens the future of the lands and wild life habitant are the
current Land Claims that will only seal the deals of the destructions of our
ands, waters and wildlife only to bring in more agreements for mining and
forestry. While most of the INAC leaders sign away to have harmonized cuts
and sit in meetings with Natural Resorces to bring in other plans without using
the trust of our People's Clan Council's beliefs. Band elected leaders are making
too much decisions way ahead assuming its for the best interest of the people.
The Anishnabe Clan Council have their views and separate interest for the
land apart from the interests of Band elected leaders and its time our
People's Clan Council are heard because our voices matter..
9am - 12 pm
Meeting with invited Speakers of our Algonquin Communities.
To review and discuss what are the threathening matters in our territories...
what has been done and what can be done in a unified approched and
12pm - lunch
1pm - 3 pm
Panel to address to the public what our positions are and what the Peoples
Clan Councils are willing to share, teach, do for our lands, for the future well
beings of our children and all wild life on the Anishnabe Unceded
Supper & Debrief~Set up date to meet and ensure our People work
as a Unified Nation with the Land as its first priorty Potlot event...
please support our Nation's effort to voice for heartland of Mother Earth...
bring your wonderful dishes.. come share a day with us in thoughts,
tories, prayers and support..
protest against fossil fuel projects and the Plan Nord
Saturday, November 15th - 1pm
Corner Guy and Maisonneuve West
(Guy Concordia Metro).
These pipelines will not pass
For decades a scientific consensus, shared by over 97% of climate scientists,
has existed around climate change. It is real, it is man-made and it will extinguish
life on earth as we know it if we continue to spew carbon into the atmosphere.
The implications are clear: we must transform our society, and shift away from
fossil fuels, in order to avert catastrophic climate change.
To do otherwise would be nothing short of suicidal.
Unfortunately our politicians, from Couillard in Quebec to Harper in Ottawa and
most if not all of our opposition leaders, appear to have a societal death wish.
How else to explain why they consistently place the interests of big oil
companies ahead of the interests of the people who elected them?
By backing pipeline expansion projects and other modes of fossil fuel transport
that will allow for rapid expansion of the tar sands, and other destructive
resource extraction projects like Plan Nord, our so-called leaders are selling
out our future.
It's all part of the austerity agenda, which our politicians are executing to
perfection. Social inequality is skyrocketing, and our ability to resist climate
change is being gutted. The established political parties are sacrificing our health,
our planet and the future of humanity for the short-sighted benefit of industries,
such as the fossil fuel industry, whose business is killing us.
The science is simple: we must leave 80% of the oil in the soil if we are to have
any chance of holding global warming below two degrees, the threshold beyond
which scientists predict catastrophe. That cannot happen if the Alberta tar
sands continue to expand, and that's why Canada is ground zero in the fight
for the future of our planet.
Fierce resistance to Northern Gateway in B.C., and to Keystone XL in the U.S.,
has been part of an activist strategy of containment: if the tar sands cannot ge
its oil to market, it cannot expand. Now, that strategy of containment comes
down to the battle of Quebec.
The slogan of the U.S. movement, one which put over 400,000 in the streets
of New York earlier this fall, is "to change everything, we need everyone."
That's why we need you. Activists can lead this fight, but they can't win it
To do that, we need you to join us in building a movement more powerful than
any pipeline. One which will lead us away from fossil fuels and towards an
economy which respects the ecological limits of this planet.
The whole world is watching, and it is no exaggeration to say the fate
of the planet rests in our hands.
Join us. November 15, 1pm.
The Lubberland National Dance Company presents:
Bombing Instead of Negotiating.
A Bread and Puppet production
Saturday, NOV 15 at 8 pm
Café l'Artère 7000 avenue du Parc,
Montréal H3N 1X1
The Lubberland National Dance Co. presents:
Bombing Instead of Negotiating.
A Bread and Puppet production.
The LNDC was formed 10 years ago with the help of local volunteers as an
urgent dance revolt against unbearable news of circumstance and is the
revival of the "Gruppe Fuer Neuen Tanz" which Peter Schumann founded
60 years ago in Munich, Germany.
The dances are created from simple instruction, either as a result of a short
workshop or directly as public participation dances. They range from traditional
truth-relationship to public opinion making dances, and from collateral
damage to warmonger defiance dancing.
The current unbearable news: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
has announced a major escalation of Canada’s role in the new US-led
war in the Middle East.
We call to arms! And legs! We call all citizenry to utilize
your finger pointing dance skills;
we need wobbly knees to move the hunched-over populace;
We want big voices and little voices to accompany defiant shoulders;
We need bartenders and bakers and brick-layers to shake toes
against the war-for-oil-market-stability at hand.
Suggested Donation $10
no one turned away!
All interested in volunteering as a Lubberland Dancer:
No experience or head-shots needed! Our costume for the performanc
will be our everyday clothing. All interested must be able to attend
the full rehearsal and performance.
Rehearsal - 15 November -
Saturday Estimated Time 2pm-5:30pm.
Exact time and place TBA soon!
15 November - Saturday
7000, Avenue du Parc, bureau 102 - Montréal, Québec
TIME: 7pm Run Through. 8pm Performance.
To volunteer, or with any other questions, please contact:
ads to calendar:
(réseau des luttes sociales et citoyennes
au Québec et sur la planète) :
url of l'agenda militant: