Thursday, September 20, 2007

A number of events are coming up soon here in Winnipeg at the Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre, on the third floor of 91 Albert St.. The RRCC opened up this summer as part of the Old Market Autonomous Zone, a collection of projects such as Mondragon Books (the first floor) that run out of this building. The Centre is an open space for lectures, art exhibits, cultural events and, yes, party time too. See the above link for more details. Anyways...
Friday, September 28th:
'Ali Abunimah: One Country: A Bold proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse'
The Palestinian-American author Ali Abunimah is on a cross Canada tour during the month of September to promote his new book of the same title. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago he is a frequent media commentator in such newspapers as the Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and the Israeli daily Ha'aretz. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, cofounder of the Electronic Intifada website in 2001 and more recently the Electronic Iraq and Electronic Lebanon sites. See more details on the Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre site above.
Thursday, November 15th, 2007
7:00 PM
'Honore Joseph Jaxon: Prairie Visionary, Lifelong Defender of Indiginous &Metis People, Labour Agitator, Anarchist and All-round Trickster'
Honore Jaxon was Louis Riel's secretary and fellow participant in the North West Rebellion of 1885. The author of a new book on his life, Donald B. Smith, of the University of Calgary, will be present to speak about the subject of his work, from his participation in rebellion in what is now Saskatchewan to his involvement as labour leader and anarchist in Haymarket Chicago and his association with anarchists such as Voltairine de Cleyre and Rudolf Rocker. There will be a visual presentation of 75 photos to accompany the talk, a performance of James Keelaghan's song 'Honore', followed by a book signing, drinks and snacks downstairs at Mondragon. Once more further details at the RRCC site linked above.
Stay tuned to the Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre Site for more events as they develop.

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