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Venez nous rendre visite au Salon du livre anarchiste de Montréal -- le plus grand salon du livre anarchiste en Amérique du Nord ! -- la fin de semaine prochaine, les 27 et 28 maiLe salon du livre a lieu dans deux centres communautaires -- CEDA (2515 rue Delisle) et CCGV (2450 Workman) -- qui sont situés à quelques minutes de marche l'un de l'autre. Il y a des ateliers et des gens qui vendent des livres et des zines de toute l'Amérique du Nord (et d'ailleurs). Le station de métro le plus proche est Lionel GroulxCette année, nous serons...

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Come visit us at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair -- North America's largest anarchist bookfair! -- next weekend, May 27 & 28 The bookfair takes place in two community centres -- CEDA (2515 rue Delisle) and CCGV (2450 Workman) -- which are conveniently located just a few minutes walk across a park from each other. There are workshops and people selling books and zines from across North America (and beyond).  This year we will be in the CEDA building, with all our own publications and all our most recent and most popular acquisitions. We have been given three tables this year, so we will be able to...

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book review, Everything for Everyone -

[Originally posted to SpectreJournal.com on September 1, 2022] Everything For Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune 2052-2072 by M.E. O'Brien and Eman Abdelhadi Common Notions 2022 Review by Phil Kaplan Unless you’re rich, it’s fairly hard living your life in today’s world. It’s hard to go out and live your life knowing that the only way to get food and shelter is through the cruelties of the market, through work, waged labor, making someone else richer. It’s hard living with violent police and unjust courts and dehumanizing state institutions at every level. Our so-called democracy seems quite...

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A Brilliant Red Thread, book review, Don Hamerquist -

[Mirrored from lareviewofbooks.org, where it was posted May 12, 2023.] A Brilliant Red Thread: Revolutionary Writings from Don Hamerquist (Kersplebedeb, 2023) “TODAY WE FACE a bewildering conundrum,” writes Luis Brennan. “[M]illions of people are ready to engage in active combat with the ruling capitalist order, but we have not seen the emergence of a viable social force that articulates a promising alternative to that order.” Faith in capitalist governments, whether liberal-democratic or outright authoritarian, is eroding worldwide as crises proliferate, and even the wealthiest and most plunderous nation-states are proving incapable of sustaining the quality of life that ensures their...

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book review, Gabriel Kuhn, J. Sakai, The Shape of Things to Come -

[Originally posted to LeftTwoThree.org] A review of J Sakai, The Shape of Things to Come (Montreal: Kersplebedeb, 2023). Last month, we looked at the Kersplebedeb release A Brilliant Red Thread, an anthology of writings by Don Hamerquist. This month, we’re looking at a somewhat similar release by Kersplebedeb, The Shape of Things to Come, an anthology of writings by J. Sakai. The main difference is that most of Hamerquist’s book consisted of emails and online forum contributions unavailable to a broader public before, while most texts in The Shape of Things to Come were previously published, so avid Sakai fans...

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