Land Back Issue launch: Meme workshop with ijotiKak

Briarpatch's special Land Back issue is here – 60 pages of case studies, essays, investigations, and art by Indigenous writers and artists, all amplifying and sharpening the call to return land to Indigenous Peoples. To honour #LandBack's origins as a meme, we're partnering with Idle No More to launch the Land Back Issue with a virtual meme workshop led by ijotiKak!

Winnipeg International Writers Festival – ARP Books Features

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The Winnipeg International Writers Festival will launch an online Festival site on September 20th: https://thinairwinnipeg.ca/events/2020/09/20/thin-air-2020-virtual-festival/ ARP featured books: Sex Work Activism in Canada, by Amy Lebovitch and Shawna Ferris: https://arpbooks.org/Books/S/Sex-Work-Activism-in-Canada , and Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial, by Gina Starblanket and Dallas Hunt: https://arpbooks.org/Books/S/Storying-Violence. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Kaie Kellough, both with … Continue reading Winnipeg International Writers Festival – ARP Books Features

Can’t Pay Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition

Astra Taylor, Hannah Appel and Chenjerai Kumanyika discuss the urgent new book: Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition by the Debt Collective. The book is a powerful guide to action for people in debt. ***Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of … Continue reading Can’t Pay Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition

Silence Breakers: Julie Macfarlane and Mandi Gray in conversation

In this virtual book launch event, author and legal scholar Julie Macfarlane (Going Public) is joined by sociologist and activist Mandi Gray for an intimate discussion on what it takes to speak up against perpetrators of sexual violence and hold institutions to account for their role in silencing survivors. Please visit Eventbrite for tickets and … Continue reading Silence Breakers: Julie Macfarlane and Mandi Gray in conversation

Study and Struggle 2: Abolition, Intersectionality, and Care

The Study and Struggle program is the first phase of an ongoing project to organize against incarceration and criminalization in Mississippi through four months of political education and community building. Our Critical Conversations webinar series, hosted by Haymarket Books, will cover the themes for the upcoming month. Haymarket Books is an independent, radical, non-profit publisher. … Continue reading Study and Struggle 2: Abolition, Intersectionality, and Care

What Are the Threats We Face in This Time? with Matthew N. Lyons, Rachel Herzing, and Hilary Moore

Join Matthew N. Lyons, Rachel Herzing, and Hilary Moore for a webinar, What Are the Threats We Face in This Time?, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 5:30pm PST and 8:30pm EST. Organized by SURJ. Register here. "The context for the 2020 Presidential elections includes a global COVID-19 pandemic, mass rebellion against racism and police … Continue reading What Are the Threats We Face in This Time? with Matthew N. Lyons, Rachel Herzing, and Hilary Moore

Silence Breakers Pt. 2: Julie Lalonde and Julie Macfarlane speak up

The vital second instalment in our Silence Breakers author series brings together internationally recognized advocate and educator Julie S. Lalonde (Resilience Is Futile) and legal scholar Julie Macfarlane (Going Public). Together, they’ll discuss the stigma that comes with speaking up and speaking out against sexual violence, as well as the balancing act between pursuing professional … Continue reading Silence Breakers Pt. 2: Julie Lalonde and Julie Macfarlane speak up

The Wretched of the Earth with Lewis Gordon and Azzedine Haddour

All welcome! RSVP here to get your free ticket: https://bit.ly/2HmGqgH Join the LBC, Lewis Gordon and Azzedine Haddour to discuss Frantz Fanon’s ground-breaking and incisive book, The Wretched of the Earth. 'This is not so much a book as a rock thrown through the window of the West. It is the Communist Manifesto of the … Continue reading The Wretched of the Earth with Lewis Gordon and Azzedine Haddour

Study and Struggle 3: Deconstructing Settler Colonialism and Borders

The Study and Struggle program is the first phase of an ongoing project to organize against incarceration and criminalization in Mississippi through four months of political education and community building. Our Critical Conversations webinar series, hosted by Haymarket Books, will cover the themes for the upcoming month. Haymarket Books is an independent, radical, non-profit publisher. … Continue reading Study and Struggle 3: Deconstructing Settler Colonialism and Borders

Radical December

The Radical Publishers Alliance, in partnership with Literal in Barcelona, have launched a program for Radical December, featuring online events featuring radical authors around the world. #RadicalDecember foregrounds the energy and urgency in radical publishing at the moment and to highlight the salience of radical ideas to crises ranging from mass incarceration and police violence … Continue reading Radical December

BOOK LAUNCH: Jeannie’s Demise: Abortion on Trial in Victorian Toronto

Illegal. Underground. Deadly. Please join us for a virtual launch of Ian Radforth’s Jeannie’s Demise: Abortion on Trial in Victorian Toronto, which will feature a powerful discussion with outstanding panelists.   About the book “With great skill, compassion, and empathy, Ian Radforth cuts through the voyeuristic and often judgmental press coverage of the trial to … Continue reading BOOK LAUNCH: Jeannie’s Demise: Abortion on Trial in Victorian Toronto

Socialist Beasts: The Animal Bloc

A conversation with Fahim Amir, Troy Vettese, and Stephen F. Eisenman, moderated by Jules Gleeson The COVID-19 crisis has brought political nature into full view. In this roundtable, Fahim Amir (Being & Swine), Troy Vettese (Half-Earth Socialism), and Stephen F. Eisenman (The Cry of Nature) speak with Jules Gleeson (Transgender Marxism, forthcoming) about the nature … Continue reading Socialist Beasts: The Animal Bloc

The Need for Deep Transformation with Jeremy Lent

Author Jeremy Lent explores why a fundamental transformation of our cultural psyche is pivotal in fostering a sustainable future. Join Rob West in conversation with author Jeremy Lent about how incremental fixes to our current problems, no matter how beneficial in the short term, will not be sufficient. The transformation our society needs has to … Continue reading The Need for Deep Transformation with Jeremy Lent

How shall we organize to live? Transnational Black Radicalism

In this roundtable David Austin, Alissa Trotz, and Asad Haider discuss the Black radical tradition and organizing for change. We live in challenging, some might say unprecedented political and economic times: unparalleled concentrations of wealth in fewer and fewer hands facilitated by authoritarianism and rising fascism as "ordinary people" clamor for change. This panel draws … Continue reading How shall we organize to live? Transnational Black Radicalism