Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Anarchism Canada website, a compendium of a vast number of anarchist and near anarchist groups, websites, publications and associations active in Canada, has been newly updated. Non-functioning addresses have been eliminated and new ones added. speaking of updates the Nestor Makhno Archive has also been updated with new items in German, Serbo-Croat, Swedish, Czech and English.
In the field of publications the latest issue of Workers' Solidarity (issue #96, March/april 2007) is now online and can be downloaded in a pdf format at . Make sure to check out the Struggle site in general for a wealth of downloadable pamphlets, magazines and other items. Also new on the internet is 'Position-News #8' from the left communist group Prole Position. Working class news from across the world. The latest issue can be downloaded at .
Interested in what anarchists do with their time, spare or otherwise. The ever active and ever organizing Pittsburgh Organizing Group has published a sort of "month in the life" report on the a-infos news service about what they have been up to in the last month. Speaking of actions the Rising Tide group of ecology activists has called for an international day of direct action against climate change and the G8 0n Friday, June 8th. More details can be found at the Rising Tide UK site or the Rising Tide North America site. Down Mexico way the Zapatistas have selected the Yaqui community of Vicam in the state of Sonora to host an Indigenous Intercontinental Conference on Oct 11th to 14th. The conference hopes to highlight the common struggles of indigenous people in not just Mexico and the USA but worldwide. Look here to read a longer report. To see an even more detailed report go to the Chiapas Indymedia site which has a "translation button" if you cannot read Spanish. The official site of the Conference (in Spanish only so far) which lists the sponsoring indigenous groups is at .
Back here in Canada there are many events as well. out in Vancouver the No One Is Illegal group of people in solidarity with immigrants occupied the local offices of the Canadian Border Services last Monday, April 23rd, to demand an end to detentions and deportations of immigrants to Canada. The story of this occupation can be found at the noii-van blogspot. These activists planned to return yesterday for a further occupation of both the Border Services office and the offices of Citizenship and Immigration, but Molly hasn't heard yet how this turned out. In a similar vein No One is Illegal will be sponsoring demonstrations in Vancouver on May 1st, Toronto on May 5th and Montreal on May 5th as well in solidarity with immigrants and demanding status for all. Go to the Solidarity Across Borders site for information on this and other actions in the Montreal area.
Meanwhile here in Winnipeg, at the throbbing centre of the universe (eat your heart out Toronto), a number of anarcho-events will take place in the next few days. another training session for the Winnipeg version of Copwatch will be held at the Bulman Centre of the University of Winnipeg this Saturday at 1:00 pm. Critical Mass will hold their Friday ride beginning at Central park at 4:30 pm. The same day Ward Churchill will be speaking at 7:00 pm at St. John's College at the University of Manitoba and Saturday at 7:00 pm on the 3rd floor of 91 Albert St. . The meeting commemorating the International Day of Mourning for Workers Injured and Killed at Work will be held Saturday, april 28th in Room 2C at the Union centre, 275 Broadway. entertainment by the Winnipeg Labour Choir. The annual May Day march will begin next Tuesday at 6:00 pm at the City Hall. This year will feature the debut of Winnipeg's 'Anarchist Marching Band'. Also in Winnipeg the Winnipeg Oaxaca Solidarity group is forming in support of the rebel people of Oaxaca. For further information write . Want to keep up with weekly radical events here in Winnipeg ? Go to the Winnipeg Info-Usurpa site for a downloadable pdf on a weekly basis each Tuesday.
So that's it for now. More news from the world of anarchism later.

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