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I Hope Neil Young Will Remember: Don’t Play Apartheid Israel!

I Hope Neil Young Will Remember: Don’t Play Apartheid Israel!

by Jordy Cummings In May 1970, National Guardsmen in the U.S. were called in to respond to a highly militant anti-war protests taking place at Kent State University in Ohio.  The protests were an immediate, emergency response to then President Richard Nixon “spreading the war” from Vietnam itself into Cambodia.  On May 4, these armed

New documentary on the Quebec Student Strike

by M. Cooke A year after the largest student strike in Canadian history, a new documentary “Carré rouge sur fond noir” (Red square on black background) provides a unique perspective into the events of the “printemps d’érable” (Maple Spring). For those of us not in Quebec during the course of the student strike, the documentary

‘Made You Die’ Can Make Us Live Again

by El Machetero Political music, at its absolute best, does more than just posture and appropriate militant imagery and rhetoric: it offers a revolutionary program and guides and directs the investment of energy born from a place of oppression and frustration. The song “Made You Die,” feat. Yasiin Bey, dead prez and Mikeflo, more than

Sobriety: Water not Fire Water

by Giibwanisi The way that a piece of machinery tears into the Earth causing destruction, is the same as how drugs and alcohol tears into your spirit. There is no distinction. Since the spread of European colonization in North America, Native peoples have faced an uphill battle to survive. Native peoples have weathered, direct warfare,

Week of the Libertadores Event in Montreal, July 27

One-day interactive Popular Education workshop on Venezuela and ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas). Politics + organization + solidarity + Latin food + Music Join the Facebook group: We celebrate the memory and legacy of Simon Bolivar, Mariategui, Ernesto CHE Guevara, Salvador Allende, Hugo Chavez and many more who represent peoples’ struggles and ideas

“Biimadasahwin: Reclaiming land. Rebuilding home.” Art and Documentary Screening

Saturday, 27 July at 7pm Beit Zatoun 612 Markham St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L8 Join us for food, a photo exhibition, documentary screening, and fundraiser! Biimadasahwin means “life” in Ojibway. It is the name given to a place and project led by Darlene Necan, elected spokesperson of off-reserve members of Ojibway Nation of Saugeen no.258.

Toronto Screening of “Last Chance” Documentary

Forced to flee homophobia in their homelands, queer exiles face uncertain future in Canada. Documentary screening of LAST CHANCE to feature the Director & Guest speakers WHERE: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 6:45 pm COST: Suggested donation $2-5 This event features guest speakers Paul Émile d’Entremont (director), Trudi Stewart (film subject) and