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Toronto! Political prisoners calendar launch party


Thursday, November 22
7:00-10:30
251 Hallam Street, Toronto

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Come and get your 2013 Certain Days Calendar! certaindays.org

Join the Toronto ABC for an evening of music, food, and drinks while you pick up your 2013 Calendar!
Kit Wilson-Yang and Brescia Bloodbeard will be performing!
This year's calendar has artwork by Toronto-based artist Natalia Saavedra and written contributions by Mandy Hiscocks.

Please note that this event is at a house with entrances that have 2 to 6 steps, and bathrooms are up/down a full set of stairs.

Bring your children, there will be toys around for them to play with.

Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal and Toronto, and three political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York State: David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes and Herman Bell. The initial project was suggested by Herman, and has been shaped throughout the process by all of our ideas, discussions, and analysis. All of the members of the outside collective are involved in day-to-day organizing work other than the calendar, on issues ranging from refugee and immigrant solidarity to community media to prisoner justice. We work from an anti-imperialist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer and trans positive position.

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David Gilbert's Love and Struggle Comes to Montreal

Join us in celebrating the release of political prisoner David Gilbert’s memoirs, Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond.

David has devoted his life to making the world a better place. The Civil Rights struggle of the 60s exposed him to the sham of US democracy and embodied the beauty of collective struggle. In 1965 he started the Vietnam Committee at Columbia University in NY and became a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) there. In 1967, David authored the first SDS pamphlet on US Imperialism and participated in the Columbia Strike of 1968. After about 5 years of organizing in the above ground movement, David joined the revolutionary underground, spending a total of 10 years engaging in building a clandestine resistance movement.

On October 20, 1981, he and other comrades were captured at Nyack, New York, during an attempted expropriation by a unit of the Black Liberation Army working with white revolutionaries. During the expropriation attempt, a Brinks guard and two police officers were killed. Charged and convicted of felony murder, David is serving a 75 year (minimum) to life sentence.

While in prison, David has been an inspiration, and acted as a mentor, to new generations of activists, including many from Montreal.

Brave the winter’s cold and come out to learn more about David, the Weather Underground, and the continuing reality of political imprisonment in the United States.

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WHERE AND WHEN?

Wednesday, January 25 @ 7pm
La Belle Époque
1984, rue Wellington (metro Charlevoix)
Film screening of the 2002 documentary The Weather Underground (with French subtitles)
Followed by readings from Love and Struggle, and discussion. Whisper translation into French will be available upon request.
Snacks will be served
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Thursday, February 2 @ 7pm
Bar Populaire
6584 St Laurent (metro Beaubien ou de Castelneau)
A brief presentation about David, followed by readings from Love and Struggle. Whisper translation into French will be available upon request.
A DJ set from DJ bratface will follow the event, so we encourage you to stay with us into the evening.
As this event is at a bar, it is 18+
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Vendredi le 3 février @ 19h00
La Maison Norman Bethune
1918 rue Frontenac (metro Frontenac)
Nous allons montrer le film documentaire The Weather Underground (avec sous-titres en français)
Suivi par lecture de Love and Struggle, une presentation sur la vécu de David Gilbert et la réalité des prisonnierEs politiques aux États-Unis
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If you have any questions about these events, regarding accessibility or anything else, please contact 438-764-2728. If you require childcare, please call at least 48 hours ahead of time.

Copies of Love and Struggle (regular price $23.25) will be available at the discounted price of $16 at these three events only.

If you cannot make it to an event, copies of Love and Struggle are also available at the Concordia Co-op Bookstore (2150 Bishop Street, metro Guy Concordia), and online from PM Press and in Canada from Kersplebedeb at Leftwingbooks.net.

Interested in organizing a book launch in your community for Love and Struggle? Contact info@kersplebedeb.com !

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More on Love and Struggle:

“This story is from a true freedom fighter, a warrior against U.S. imperialism and for peace and justice.”
- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960–75

"David Gilbert is a player. Like the Panthers of old, he and his comrades in Weather heard the symphony of revolutionary thought and action from around the world, and instead of simply applauding or critiquing, climbed down out of the balcony, jumped up on the stage of history, and banged out a tune."
- Boots Riley, The Coup

A nice Jewish boy from suburban Boston - hell, an Eagle Scout! - David Gilbert arrived at Columbia University just in time for the explosive Sixties. From the early anti-Vietnam War protests to the founding of SDS, from the Columbia Strike to the tragedy of the Townhouse, Gilbert was on the scene: as organizer, theoretician, and above all, activist. He was among the first militants who went underground to build the clandestine resistance to war and racism known as “Weatherman.” And he was among the last to emerge, in captivity, after the disaster of the 1981 Brinks robbery, an attempted expropriation that resulted in four deaths and long prison terms. In this extraordinary memoir, written from the maximum-security prison where he has lived for almost thirty years, David Gilbert tells the intensely personal story of his own Long March from liberal to radical to revolutionary.

Today a beloved and admired mentor to a new generation of activists, he assesses with rare humor, with an understanding stripped of illusions, and with uncommon candor the errors and advances, terrors and triumphs of the Sixties and beyond. It’s a battle that was far from won, but is still not lost: the struggle to build a new world, and the love that drives that effort. A cautionary tale and a how-to as well, Love and Struggle is a book as candid, as uncompromising, and as humane as its author.

To learn more about David Gilbert: www.kersplebedeb.com/davidgilbert.html

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Organized/Endorsed by: Certain Days, Kersplebedeb Publishing, PM Press, La Belle Époque, la Maison Norman Bethune, QPIRG-Concordia, CKUT 90.3FM

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Lancements de livre: "Love and Struggle" par David Gilbert

Joignez-vous à nous pour célébrer le lancement des mémoires du prisonnier politique David Gilbert, Love and Struggle : My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond. (Amour et Lutte : Ma vie dans SDS, le Weather Underground et au-delà.)

David a dédié sa vie à faire que le monde soit une meilleure place. La lutte pour les droits civils dans les années 60 l'a exposé à la supercherie de la démocratie des USA et a incarné la beauté de la lutte collective. En 1965, il a fondé le Comité Vietnam à l'Université Columbia à NY et y est devenu un membre fondateur des Students for a Democratic Society (SDS ou Étudiants pour une société démocratique). En 1967, David a rédigé le premier pamphlet des SDS sur l'impérialisme des USA et a participé à la Grève de Columbia de 1968. Après environs 5 années passées à organiser dans le mouvement, David a rejoint la résistance clandestine, passant un total de 10 ans à s'impliquer dans la construction d'un mouvement de résistance clandestine.

Le 20 octobre 1981, David et d'autres camarades ont été capturés à Nyack, New York, durant une tentative d'expropriation menée par une unité de la Black Liberation Army (Armée de Libération Noire) et des révolutionnaires blancs. Durant la tentative d'expropriation, un garde de la Brinks et deux policiers furent tués. Accusé puis condamné pour meurtre, David purge une peine de minimum 75 ans à la perpétuité.

Alors qu'il était en prison, David a été une inspiration et a agi comme mentor à de nouvelles générations d'activistes, incluant plusieurs de Montréal.

Bravez le froid de l'hiver et venez en apprendre plus sur David, le Weather Underground et l'emprisonnement politique qui continue aux États-Unis.

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OÙ ET QUAND?

Mercredi 25 janvier @ 7PM
La Belle Époque
1984, rue Wellington (métro Charlevoix)
Projection du documentaire de 2002 The Weather Underground (avec sous-titres français)
Suivi de lectures de Love and Struggle, et discussion. Traduction chuchotée vers le français sera disponible sur demande.
Des collations seront servies
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Jeudi 2 février @ 7PM
Bar Populaire
6584 St-Laurent (métro Beaubien ou de Castelneau)
Une brève présentation au sujet de David, suivie de lectures de Love and Struggle. Traduction vers le français sera disponible sur demande.
Un set par DJ bratface suivra, donc on espère que vous resteriez avec nous après
Cet événement est dans un bar, c'est 18 ans et +
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Vendredi le 3 février @ 19h00
La Maison Norman Bethune
1918 rue Frontenac (metro Frontenac)
Nous allons montrer le film documentaire The Weather Underground (avec sous-titres en français)
Suivi par lecture de Love and Struggle, une présentation sur la vécu de David Gilbert et la réalité des prisonnierEs politiques aux États-Unis.
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Si vous avez des questions sur ces événements, pour l'accessibilité ou autre, svp contactez-nous au 438-764-2728. Si vous avez besoin de garderie, svp appelez au moins 48 heures à l'avance.

Des copies de Love and Struggle (prix régulier $23.25) seront disponibles au prix réduit de 16$ à ces trois événements seulement.

Si vous ne pouvez pas assister à un de ces événements, des copies de Love and Struggle sont aussi disponibles au Concordia Co-op Bookstore (2150 rue Bishop Street, métro Guy Concordia), en ligne par PM Press et au Canada par Kersplebedeb Leftwingbooks.net.

Intéressé à organiser un lancement de livre dans votre communauté pour Love and Struggle? Contactez-nous à info@kersplebedeb.com !

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Plus sur Love and Struggle:

« Cette histoire vient d'un vrai combattant pour la liberté, un guerrier contre l'impérialisme des USA et pour la paix et la justice. »
—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, auteure de Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960–75 (Femme Hors-la-loi : Mémoire des Années de Guerre, 1960-1975)

« David Gilbert est un acteur. Comme les Panthers d’antan, lui et ses camarades de Weather ont entendu la symphonie de la pensée et de l'action révolutionnaire autour du monde et au lieu de simplement applaudir ou critiquer, ont sauté en bas du balcon et sur la scène de l'histoire et ont improvisé une chanson. »
—Boots Riley, The Coup

Un beau garçon Juif de la banlieue de Boston (il a même été dans les scouts!), David Gilbert est arrivé à l'Université Columbia juste à temps pour les explosives années 1960. Des premières manifestations contre la Guerre du Vietnam à la fondation de SDS, de la Grève de Columbia à la tragédie du Townhouse, Gilbert était sur la scène : comme organisateur, théoricien et par-dessus tout activiste. Il a été parmi les premiers militants qui sont entrés dans la clandestinité pour construire la résistance à la guerre et au racisme connue comme le « Weatherman ». Il a été parmi les derniers à en émerger, en captivité, après le désastre du vol de la Brinks de 1981, une tentative d'expropriation qui a résulté en quatre morts et de longues peines de prison. Dans ce mémoire extraordinaire, écrit depuis la prison à sécurité maximale où il a vécu durant près de trente années, David Gilbert raconte l'histoire intensément personnelle de sa Longue Marche d'un libéral à un radical à un révolutionnaire.

Aujourd'hui un mentor aimé et admiré d'une nouvelle génération d'activistes, il raconte avec un humour rare, avec une compréhension sans illusions, et avec une candeur peu commune les erreurs et les avancées, les terreurs et les triomphes des années soixante et au-delà. C'est une bataille qui est loin d'être terminée, mais qui n'est toujours pas perdue : la lutte pour bâtir un nouveau monde et l'amour qui porte cet effort. Un conte qui nous met en garde et montre comment faire aussi, Love and Struggle est un livre aussi candide, sans compromis et humain que son auteur.

Pour en savoir plus sur David Gilbert: www.kersplebedeb.com/davidgilbert.html

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Organisé/Endorssé par : Certain Days, Kersplebedeb Publishing, PM Press, La Belle Époque, la Maison Norman Bethune, QPIRG-Concordia, CKUT 90.3FM

CERTAIN DAYS 2012: COINTELPRO - REPRESSION AND RESISTANCE, THEN AND NOW

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42 GORGEOUS FULL-COLOUR PAGES OF ART AND WRITINGS! A GREAT FUNDRAISER FOR GROUPS, AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING, AND A MEANINGFUL GIFT!

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Featuring amazing artwork and writings from Aric McBay, The Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Claude Marks, David Gilbert, The Denver Anarchist Black Cross, Emily Kantar, Favianna Rodriguez, Fireworks Graphic Collective, Gerald and Maas, Herman Bell, Jesus Barraza, Jihad Abdulmumit, Josh MacPhee, Kara Sievewright, Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson, Lynne Stewart, Ojore Lutalo, We Are The Crisis Collective, the RNC 8, Safiya Bukhari, Santiago Armengod, Shannon Willmott, Supporters of John Graham, Tim Groves and Tom Manning.

The term COINTELPRO has become synonymous with the ‘tricks of the trade’ of state repression: surveillance of organizations and individuals, the use of infiltrators and informants, frame-ups, harassing or disproportionate use of the legal system, and outright physical attacks.

While the term is widely used to describe repression of liberation movements, at least in North America, the history of the actual COINTELPRO program – its details and the lessons to be learned from it – remain
relatively unknown.

Recently, we have witnessed growing awareness of state repression of radical organizing in North America, although it is difficult to judge to what extent repression is actually increasing, and to what extent this reflects the success of the work to expose it. Certainly since September 11, 2001, the state has new tools – and new social license – to go after social movements and marginalized sectors of the population alike, perhaps comparable to the Red Scare climate of the 1950s, when COINTELPRO was
conceived of.

In some ways, this is to be expected. Effective movements beget repression. That being said, resisting this backlash – directly fighting back (rhetorically, legally, physically, but also via a more general
resilience) – is fundamental to the survival of liberation movements.

In the wake of the repression associated with the summer 2010 G20 meeting Toronto, with several cases of infiltration in both the US and Canada coming to light in recent years, and with ongoing legislative changes giving government increasing power to surveil and disrupt us, the time seemed ripe to remind ourselves of the legacy of COINTELPRO, and resistance to it.

In putting together the Certain Days calendar, we always aim for a realistic balance between bringing to light social injustice and the challenges we face, and the inspiring work done to meet these challenges.
It is important to speak of repression – to share examples so that we might learn from each others’ experiences, and see the patterns and trends in the state’s approach. But it is impossible to do so without also being struck by the many contemporary and historical examples of resistance. We hope that the information gathered in this year’s calendar can help teach the difficult lessons we need to learn to weather the storm and also provide the inspiration we need to do so.

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Certain Days is a fundraiser. The proceeds from Certain Days 2011 will be divided among these groups:

* THE FREEDOM ARCHIVES
* THE NEW YORK STATE TASK FORCE ON POLITICAL PRISONERS
* ADDAMEER

THE FREEDOM ARCHIVES is a vital resource for documenting, preserving and promoting the history of radical movements. The archives contains over 10,000 hours of audio and video tapes chronicling the progressive history of the Bay Area, the United States, and international solidarity movements from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s.

The collection includes weekly news/poetry/music programs broadcast on several educational radio stations; in-depth interviews and reports on social and cultural issues; diverse activist voices; original and recorded music, poetry, original sound collages; and an extensive La Raza collection. The Archives features
speeches of movement leaders and community activists, protests and demonstrations, cultural currents of
rebellion and resistance. This oral history is available in a searchable database and the public can download
programs and clips. The Freedom Archives is also committed to producing media to educate about
the injustices of mass and political imprisonment as well as shedding light on the long history of resistance
and liberation. freedomarchives.org

THE NEW YORK STATE TASK FORCE ON POLITICAL PRISONERS is dedicated to winning the release of political prisoners in New York prisons. All but one of these seven prisoners are past members of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army and have spent about 30 years in prison. The Task Force includes representatives of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, New Afrikan Liberation Front, Jericho Movement and Resistance in Brooklyn.

ADDAMEER Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues (Addameer is Arabic for conscience). Established in 1992 by a group of activists interested in human rights, the center’s activities focus on offering support for Palestinian prisoners, advocating the rights of political prisoners, and working to end torture through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns. addameer.org

*Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar invites you to an evening of letter-writing to political prisoners*

* 3942 Ste. Emilie * metro Place St. Henri
Thursday, February 10th from 6:30pm to 9pm

The evening will feature:
* Letter-writing to political prisoners

* A discussion of political prisoner support in Montreal
* Certain Days 2011: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar available for purchase

Presented by the Certain Days collective
& the Ste-Emilie SkillShare – both working groups of QPIRG Concordia

About Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar

The calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between
outside organizers in Montreal and Toronto, and three political prisoners
being held in maximum-security prisons in New York State: David Gilbert,

Robert Seth Hayes and Herman Bell. We work from an anti-imperialist,

anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer and trans positive position.

The proceeds from 2011 will be divided among these groups: The New York State Task Force on Political Prisoners, Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association, and the G20 Legal Defence Fund.

Free all political prisoners!
Free all prisoners of war!

Certain Days and St Emilie SkillShare are both working groups of QPIRG
Concordia.
certaindays.org
steemilieskillshare.com
qpirgconcordia.org

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*Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners vous invite à une soirée d’écriture de lettres à des prisonniers/prisonnières politiques

* 3942 Sainte-Émilie * métro Place St. Henri
Jeudi le 10 février de 18h30 à 21h00

La soirée inclura:
*Écriture de lettres aux prisonniers/prisonnières politiques

*Une discussion sur le support aux prisonniers/prisonnières politiques à Montréal

*Calendrier Certain Days 2011: Freedom for Political Prisoners disponible à l'achat

Présenté par le collectif Certain Days & Le Sainte-Émilie SkillShare – tous deux des groupes de travail du GRIP Concordia

À propos du calendrier Certain Days 2011: Freedom for Political Prisoners :

Ce calendrier est un projet éducatif ainsi qu’une levée de fonds dans lequel participent des militantes de Montréal et de Toronto ainsi que 3 prisonniers politiques: David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes et Herman Bell, qui sont détenus à l’état de New York dans des prisons à sécurité maximale. Nous travaillons selon une perspective anti-impérialiste, anti-raciste, anti-capitaliste, féministe et dans une position respectueuse des queers et trans-genres.

Les profits générés en 2011 seront divisés parmis les groupes suivants : The New York State Task Force on Political Prisoners, Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association et the G20 Legal Defence Fund.

Libérons tous les prisonniers politiques !
Libérons tous les prisonniers de guerre !

*Certain Days & Kersplebedeb Publishing invite you to:
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* Political Prisoners & Prison Solidarity Work in North America: *
*History & Current Context

When: Wednesday, January 19, 6:30pm
Where: QPIRG Concordia 1500 de Maisonneuve West, metro Guy-Concordia*

*Free. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Traduction chuchotée vers le
français.*

Depending on your definition, there are dozens or hundreds or thousands
of political prisoners and prisoners of war held by the United
States government. This talk will focus on political prisoners and prisoners
of war who came out of the revolutionary movements from the 1960s to
today, including the national liberation movements, the armed struggle,
white anti-imperialists and, more recently, the Green Scare defendants.
Topics will include the relationship of the prisoners to our own struggles
today, the varying definitions of "who is a political prisoner", and a look
back at some of the support work that was being done in the 80s and
90s, especially in Canada. Certain specific cases will also be discussed,
for instance Assata Shakur, Leonard Peltier, Marilyn Buck and Kevin ‘Rashid’
Johnson, as well as the recent strike by prisoners in Georgia.

The talk will be given by Karl of Kersplebedeb Publishing, followed
by discussion.

* Kersplebedeb Publishing* has published several books and pamphlets by
and about political prisoners, and has just published "Defying The Tomb,"
a book by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson of the New Afrikan Black
Panther Party-Prison Chapter. info: www.kersplebedeb.com

* The Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar* is a
joint fundraising and educational project between organizers in Montreal
and Toronto, and three New York state Political Prisoners: Herman Bell,
David Gilbert and Robert Seth Hayes, and is a working group of QPIRG
Concordia. info: www.certaindays.org

*INFO:*
*514-848-7583*
*info@certaindays.org*

More 2011 events to be announced soon! If you would like to host a launch party in your own town, drop us a line.

BLACKlisted Then and Now: Linking Histories of Racism and National Security in Montreal

Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 7pm
Dawson College, Rm 4C1, 3040 Sherbrooke W (Atwater Metro)

February is Black History Month. Join Project Fly Home and the Alfie Roberts Institute in a panel discussion about state surveillance and repression of
members of Montreal's black community in the name of national security in the 1960s and today.

* DAVID AUSTIN, Black Community Organizing and Internationalism and Canadian State Security: Lessons from the 1960s.
David Austin is founder and trustee of the Alfie Roberts Institute, an
independent research institute based in Montreal. He is editor of "You Don't Play with Revolution: C.L.R. James's Montreal Lectures," a series of talks delivered by C.L.R. James in Montreal in the 1960s (AK Press, 2009).

* KHALID ELGAZZAR, The United Nations 1267 "terrorist blacklist" and the case of Abousfian Abdelrazik
Khalid Elgazzar is an Ottawa-based lawyer who specializes in the areas of civil litigation and civil liberties law. Khalid was part of the legal team that represented Abousfian Abdelrazik in the matter of Abdelrazik v. Minster of Foreign Affairs which eventually led to Mr. Abdelrazik's repatriation from Sudan.

* PROJECT FLY HOME, Getting Listed: Connections Between Racism and National Security
Project Fly Home is a support committee for Abousfian Abdelrazik, as well as an initiative of the People's Commission Network. While fighting to get Abdelrazik off the UN's 1267 List, Project Fly Home recognizes that Abdelrazik's struggle is not an isolated case. We oppose the national security agenda and the mechanisms of control that target different communities and groups.

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This panel is part of a six-month campaign launched by Project Fly Home to demand that Canada immediately free Abdelrazik from the sanctions he is subject to under the "1267" regime, that Canada put pressure on members of the 1267 committee to delist Abdelrazik, and that the 1267 regime be scrapped. For more information or to get involved:
www.peoplescommission.org/en/abdelrazik.

Project Fly Home
(an initiative of the People's Commission Network)
projectflyhome@gmail.com
www.peoplescommission.org/en/abdelrazik

To add your organization to the list of groups endorsing Project Fly Home's six demands, please read the sign-on statement

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Voices from Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex

at Ste-Emilie SkillShare * 3942 Ste. Emilie * metro Place St. Henri
Vernissage Friday December 5th, 7pm-midnight
Exhibit December 5th – 14th inclusive

In connection with the historic Critical Resistance 10th anniversary conference Just Seeds Artists Cooperative has produced a print portfolio project that they are donating to prisoner justice organizations across North America. The portfolio consists of 20 prints, each by a different artist, that all either critique the prison-industrial complex or address alternatives to incarceration.

www.justseeds.org

The vernissage will feature:
* a presentation on prison art
* letter-writing to political prisoners
* Certain Days 2009 Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar available for purchase

Presented by the Certain Days collective
& the Ste-Emilie SkillShare – both working groups of QPIRG Concordia

--> how to get to St Emilie Skillshare:
www.mapquest.com/maps/3942+Ste.+Emilie+Montreal+qc

Les voix de l'extérieur : artistes contre le complexe de prison-industriel

Au Sainte-Émilie Skillshare * 3942 Sainte-Émilie * métro Place St. Henri
Vernissage vendredi le 5 Décembre de 19h à minuit
Exposition du 5 au 14 Décembre inclusivement.

C'est en lien avec le 10e anniversaire de Critical Resistance en Californie que JustSeeds Artists Cooperative a rassemblé cette collection d'oeuvres sérigraphiées. Cette exposition est donnée aux organisations de défense des droits des prisonniers et ce à travers tout l'Amérique du Nord.

Cette exposition est constituée de 20 sérigraphies. Chacune d'entre elles a été créée par un artiste différent. Toutes les sérigraphies critiquent le complexe de prison-industriel ou aborde les alternatives à l'emprisonnement.

www.justseeds.org

Le vernissage inclura:
*Une présentation sur l'art fait en prison
*Écriture de lettres aux prisionniers/prisonnières politiques
*Calendrier Certain Days 2009 Freedom for Political Prisoners disponible à l'achat

Présenté par le collectif Certain Days
& Le Sainte-Émilie SkillShare – tous deux des groupes de travail du GRIP Concordia

--> Comment se rendre au Ste Emilie Skillshare:
www.mapquest.com/maps/3942+Ste.+Emilie+Montreal+qc

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LET FREEDOM RING
Calendar launch - book launch - panel discussion - art show
Saturday, December 6

Join us for an evening of political prisoner support, prisoner justice, and prison abolition.

6pm - Panel discussion
9pm - Launch party, with bar, snacks, and local DJs
(art will be up all evening)

$5/$15 with calendar

Whippersnapper Gallery
587A College Street, Toronto, ON
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PANEL DISCUSSION - 6pm

A discussion on political prisoners, prisoner justice and prison abolition, featuring local organizers and statements from U.S. and Canadian prisoners

Including speakers from:

Kersplebedeb, co-plublisher of Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U.S. Political Prisoners

Prison Book Access Project (PBAP) / 81 Reasons Campaign

Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)

The Women's Coordinating Committee Chile-Canada

Tyendinaga Support Committee

Facilitated by the Toronto Anarchist Black Cross Federation (ABCF)
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CALENDAR LAUNCH

Certain Days 2009 Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar

42 gorgeous full-colour pages of art & writings, featuring DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving), Philly's Pissed, Incite!, Sumoud, Alvaro Luna Hernandez, Inside Books Project, Laura Whitehorn, Robert Seth Hayes, David Gilbert, Herman Bell, Peter Collins, The Cuban Five, Victory Gardens, Common Ground, Native Youth Movement and more!

The calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between organizers in Montreal and Toronto, and three New York state Political Prisoners: Herman Bell, David Gilbert and Robert Seth Hayes.
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BOOK LAUNCH

Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U.S. Political Prisoners / Edited by Matt Meyer

Let Freedom Ring presents a two-decade sweep of essays, analyses, histories, interviews, resolutions, People's Tribunal verdicts, and poems by and about the scores of U.S. political prisoners and the campaigns to safeguard their rights and secure their freedom.

www.kersplebedeb.com
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ART SHOW

"Voices from Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex"

In connection with the historic Critical Resistance 10th anniversary conference Just Seeds Artists Cooperative has produced a print portfolio project that they are donating to prisoner justice organizations across North America. The portfolio consists of 20 prints, each by a different artist, that all either critique the prison-industrial complex or address
alternatives to incarceration. One copy of the portfolio is currently touring Canada.

www.justseeds.org

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TORONTO INDIGENOUS SOLIDARITY EVENT - MAY 10TH

Building Solidarity Across Struggles: a half day conference on supporting the struggles of the people of Six Nations

This event is being jointly organized by CUPE 3903 First Nations Solidarity Working Group, the Black Action Defense Committee, and the Anarchist Black Cross Federation – Toronto Chapter.

Saturday May 10th, 2008 1pm to 8pm at the Concorde Café 937 Bloor St.

1pm – 2:30pm Movie Screenings: Viewing of several short films by Tracy Bomberry and Tom Keefer on the Six Nations reclamation.

2:30pm – 4:00pm UPDATE AND BACKGROUNDER ON THE STRUGGLE AT SIX NATIONS. Bryan Skye on the current status of negotiations, the history of the Haldimand tract, and the connection between indigenous and environmental struggles. Ruby Monture on the status of ongoing land rights struggles in Brantford. Adam Hill on the historic links between indigenous and anti-racist struggles, the upcoming solidarity festival in Six Nations, and his experiences at the reclamation site.

4:00pm – 5:30pm: HOW CAN NON-NATIVES BUILD SUPPORT FOR SIX NATIONS? Chris Harris from BADC on the relationship between Black and indigenous struggles. Joanne Webb (CUPE National Aboriginal Council) on how to build trade union support for indigenous sovereignty. Jan Watson, Caledonia resident, on building solidarity for indigenous struggles in Caledonia and other non-native towns in the Haldimand tract. Tom Keefer on strategies for overcoming far right organizing against indigenous struggles.

5:30PM: CATERED DINNER PROVIDED BY THE CONCORDE CAFE

6:30pm – 8:00pm: INCARCERATION AND RESISTANCE. Movie showing of Robert Seth Hayes' Video Statement on Black Liberation, Political Prisoners and the Six Nations Struggle. Skyler Williams, Six Nations political prisoner on resisting state repression. Sarah Dover, lawyer for Six Nations political prisoners on the historical and political context of state repression against indigenous peoples. Sara Falconer on the work of the Anarchist Black Cross and how to build a long-term movement in support of political prisoners.

Due to space considerations, attendance to this event is limited. We want to prioritize the attendance at this meeting of people committed to doing ongoing work in support of indigenous sovereignty. If you are interested in attending the event please send an email to 3903fnswg@gmail.com to register.

MONTREAL LAUNCH

Mardi, 11 décembre 2007
Le Cagibi
5490 boul. St. Laurent
don volontaire

18h00 à 20h00

avec:
clip audio de Seth Hayes
musique par Alden Penner

Apportez des livres pour faire un don à Livres Accès Montréal:
dictionnaires, livres de langues, romans, etc. Les livres doivent avoir
une couverture souple.

info@certaindays.org

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Tuesday, Dec 11th 2007
Le Cagibi
5490 boul. St. Laurent
Admission by donation

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

with: audio from Seth Hayes
music by Alden Penner

BRING BOOKS for Open Door Books: dictionaries, language
books, general fiction, and popular/pulp fiction. Books should be softcover.

info@certaindays.org

NOV. 9: Certain Days Political Prisoners Calendar LAUNCH/Prison Book Access Project PARTY

Friday, November 9, 2007
The Concord Cafe
937 Bloor Street West, Toronto

$5 or $15 with a calendar

doors at 8 p.m.

with DJs
Nik Red (Afrotransit, CKLN 88.1FM)
Syrus Marcus Ware (Resistance on the Sounddial, CIUT 89.5FM)
Saira Chhibber (Superfly, CHRY 105.5FM)
Haque (Rose from Lal!)

Brought to you by Certain Days, CKLN, and the Prison Book Access Project

BRING BOOKS for the Prison Book Access Project: dictionaries, language books, general fiction, and popular/pulp fiction. Books should be softcover, newer than 1995 and in good condition.

WARD CHURCHILL IN TORONTO

(please post and forward!)

HOLOCAUST DENIAL AS ACADEMIC ORTHODOXY

A talk by Keetowah Cherokee Scholar and Activist WARD CHURCHILL

Wednesday October 17th
7pm
Room 3154 of the Medical Science Building at U of T
1 King's College Circle near the Queen's Park Subway stop
$5-20 Sliding Scale (No one will be turned away)

WHO IS WARD CHURCHILL?

Ward Churchill (Keetoowah Band Cherokee) is one of the most outspoken of Native American activists and scholars in North America and a leading analyst of indigenous issues. He was, until recently, a Professor of Ethnic Studies and Coordinator of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado. Churchill served as Associate Director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America at the institution. He is also co-director of the Colorado chapter of the American Indian Movement and vice chair of the American Indian Anti-Defamation Council.

Churchill's many books include Pacifism as Pathology, Marxism and Native Americans, Fantasies of the Master Race, Struggle for the Land, On the Justice of Roosting Chickens, From A Native Son, Critical Issues in Native North America, The COINTELPRO Papers, Indians R Us?, Agents of Repression, Since Predator Came, and A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas.

In his lectures and numerous published works, Churchill explores the themes of genocide in the Americas, racism, historical and legal (re)interpretation of conquest and colonization, environmental destruction of Indian lands, government repression of political movements, literary and cinematic criticism, and indigenist alternatives to the status quo.

Churchill is also a past national spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, has served as a delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations (as a Justice/Rapporteur for the for the 1993 International People's Tribunal on the Rights of Indigenous Hawaiians), and as an advocate/prosecutor of the First Nations International Tribunal for the Chiefs of Ontario.

FOR A MAP TO THE MEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING

FOR MORE INFORMATION about Ward Churchill
Organised by:

CERTAIN DAYS calendar committee - www.certaindays.org
EXILE INFOSHOP – exilebooks.org
York GSA - www.yugsa.ca

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>>Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement
MONTREAL - MONDAY APRIL 2nd 7:30pm<<
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Monday April 2nd, 7:30pm
1395 Rene Levesque West, Room VA-114
VA Building, Concordia University

Wheelchair accessible. Traduction vers le français disponible. Childcare provided with 24hr advance notice. Metro/bus tickets available if needed. For more info, contact: info@certaindays.org or 514-848-2424 ext. 7431.

Eight former Black Panthers were arrested January 23rd in California, New York and Florida on charges related to the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer. Similar charges were thrown out after it was revealed that police used torture to extract confessions when some of these same men were arrested in New Orleans in 1973.

A short documentary, Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement, as well as a film featuring former Black Panther political prisoner Herman Bell, will be screened, followed by presentations and discussion.

Donations will be accepted for legal defense funds.
Presented by Certain Days, Kersplebedeb, 2110 Centre, Montreal ABCF, and COBP.

Certain Days - a QPIRG Concordia working group
QPIRG Concordia
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, suite 204
514-848-7583 fax: 514-848-7584
qpirgconcordia.org – qpirg@qpirgconcordia.org

--------------------! NO MORE PRISONS !-------------------
-----------! Certain Days for political prisoners !-------
WHEN: Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 7pm
WHERE: Cafe Toc Toc, 6091 Parc (near Van Horne), MONTREAL
$FREE!

This event is bringing together prisoner support groups in Montreal. Community radio and letter-writing workshops will start at 7pm, followed by music and an open mic at 9pm. The Certain Days Calender for Political Prisoners and 4strugglemag will be available by donation.

ckutnews.wordpress.com/ / www.certaindays.org / www.4strugglemag.org

7pm->9pm -=- WORKSHOPS on Prisoner Support -=-

- Write to prisoners! -

Various prisoner support groups in Montreal will set up a letter-writing table, with information about different prisoners, addresses, and writing materials.

- Making Waves: Community News on CKUT 90.3fm -

Volunteers from Prison Radio and the Community News Collective at CKUT 90.3fm will offer a workshop on producing interviews for independent news reports. Participants will will be able to interview each other for the next broadcast of prison radio.

- Words for Justice: Literature Distro Table -

Everyone is invited to bring literature, 'zines, flyers, etc. to distribute. Volunteers with the Certain Days Calender Commitee will be there with the 2007 Calander, produced with and for political prisoners. Also, pick up the latest copy of 4strugglemag, edited by political prisoner Jaan Laaman.

9pm->11pm -=- Open Mic -=-

Volunteers: speak out about experiences with prisoner support;
Poets and rappers: give voice to the politics of oppression;
Musicians and Singers: hope that certain days will come...

performers can r.s.v.p. by e-mail -> turnthetide@ckut.ca
or phone -> 514 524 3452

--------------------! NO MORE PRISONS !-------------------
-----------! Certain Days for political prisoners !-------

made possible with the help and support of various volunteer-based organizations in Montreal.

For more information about Prison Radio and the Community News Collective at CKUT 90.3fm:
e-mail: news(AT)ckut.ca,
phone: 448 4041 x 6788
on-line: http://ckutnews.wordpress.com/, http://ckut.ca

About the Certain Days Calender Collective:
e-mail: info@certaindays.org
on-line: www.certaindays.org
mail: Certain Days c/o QPIRG Concordia /
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. O. / Montreal, QC H3G 1M8 / CANADA

About 4strugglemag:
e-mail: jaanlaaman@gmail.com
on-line: www.4strugglemag.org
mail: 4strugglemag / P.O. Box 42053 / Succ. Jeanne Mance /
Montreal QC CANADA / H2W 2T3

Release Party

NYC Release Party for
Certain Days: the 2007 Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar
Saturday, November 11th in NYC

Print invitations (PDF)


Thank you!
Thank you so much to the incredible host committee and helpers who made the 11/11/06 event such a success! Thanks to Mickey, Will, Ananda, KayCee, Jey, Kate, Em, Jamie, Sonja, Dean, Sonny, Cindra, Franklin, Chelsea, Cayden, Craig, and Allison! Thank you to all who attended the event and supported the Certain Days project!


Please mark your calendars and join us on November 11th for the 2007 Certain Days release party in Brooklyn, NY. Mix and mingle with old and new friends, shake it on the dancefloor, and learn more about the organizations that Certain Days benefits this year: The New York State Task Force on Political Prisoners, No One Is Illegal-Kingston, and Addameer, a Palestinian prisoner solidarity group.

The release party is also your chance to purchase copies of the 2007 Certain Days wall calendar. Like every year, the 2007 calendar features 12 amazing pages of beautiful full-color artwork, as well as over a dozen pages of writing created by and about former and current political prisoners and prisoners of war.

Saturday, November 11th
8pm - 2am

136 Cambridge Place #1, Brooklyn, NY (street map) (subway map)
Directions:
C (F) train: The F is running on the C line between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Euclid, so take the F train to Clinton-Washington. Walk a couple blocks down Fulton away from the clock tower in downtown Brooklyn, take a left on Cambridge Place. (MTA Service Advisory)
G train: Take the G to Clinton-Washington and walk south on Washington (if you come to Dekalb, you have walked the wrong way on Washington), take a left on Gates, and take a right on Cambridge Place.

Print double sided invitations (PDF) and spread the word!

Sliding-scale donation at the door, $15 gets you a copy of Certain Days 2007

Event hosted by Revolting in Pink

NYC Certain Days Launch Party Fri., Dec. 2, 2005


Friday, December 2nd, 2005 in NYC
Celebrate the release of Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners 2006 Wall Calendar
http://www.certaindays.org

The NYC Certain Days team would like to thank the Certain Days Party Host Committee and other helpers who made the party so fabulous: Mickey, Sonja, Ananda, KayCee, Sonny, Trishala and Will

Please mark your calendars and join us on December 2nd for the 2006 Certain Days release party in Brooklyn, NY. This is your chance to mix and mingle with old and new friends and learn more about the organizations that this year's proceeds will go to. It's also your chance to purchase copies of the Certain Days wall calendar, which features 12 full color images - including collages, murals, paintings and more - and over a dozen pages of writing created by and about former and current political prisoners and prisoners of war. Sliding scale contribution at the door (at least $5 suggested). Contributions over $15 get you a Certain Days calendar! Certain Days will also be available for bulk distribution.

Friday, December 2nd, 2005
8pm - 2am

Download the flier in PDF, print it and give it to all of your friends!

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NYC Calendar Release Party in Brooklyn
Saturday, November 13, 2004, 9 pm (directions below)

Sliding scale contribution at the door (at least $5 suggested).
Contributions over $15 get you a calendar! Calendars will also be available for bulk distribution.

Proceeds will be divided between: Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), the New York State Task Force on Political Prisoners, and a variety of smaller groups that do direct support work for political prisoners,
refugees and immigrants facing detention and deportation in the Montreal area.

The calendar features 12 full color images - including collage, murals, woodcuts, and more - and over a dozen pages of writing created by and about former and current political prisoners and prisoners of war. Some examples include writing by Puerto Rican prisoner of war Oscar Lopez Rivera, poetry by Assata Shakur, writing on Abu Ghraib by
political prisoner Tom Manning, writing by Leonard Peltier and Angela Davis, collage by recently-released political prisoner Laura Whitehorn, and much more.

If you are unable to attend the release party, but you would like to order a calendar for yourself, for a friend, or in bulk, visit our website at: http://www.certaindays.org

The calendar release party is being organized by the Revolting in Pink affinity group and will be hosted at the home of Emily and Franklin (thanks!).