Monday, May 11, 2009

May 21st in Montreal: Whatever Happened to Armed Struggle?

Whatever Happened to Armed Struggle?

Thursday, May 21st, at 7pm
Concordia Co-op Bookstore
2150 Bishop
(metro Guy Concordia)

whisper translation will be available from English to French

Time and time again when revolutionary movements have gone on the offensive, some people have taken the step to pick up arms in their struggle against capitalism and the state.

Armed struggle was one of the most controversial yet widespread phenomena of the worldwide upsurge in the 1960s and 1970s. Inspired by theorists from the Third World liberation movements, it became a daring gambit engaged in by thousands of people within the imperialist west, many of whom were made to pay dearly for it. Even today, dozens of radicals from the 1960s and 70s continue to languish in United States prisons, testimony to just how scared those in power were of losing it all.

On Thursday, May 21st, join us at the Concordia Co-op Bookstore for the book launch of Projectiles for the People, the first volume of The Red Army Faction: A Documentary History, published by PM Press and Kersplebedeb earlier this year.

Speakers will discuss women’s experiences in armed struggle, the continuing incarceration of political prisoners in the United States and local Montreal efforts to offer them support, as well as an examination of the history and legacies of West Germany’s Red Army Faction, perhaps the most famous – and most demonized – of the urban guerilla groups to struggle from within the imperialist west.


Concordia Co-op Bookstore, 2150 Bishop (metro Guy Concordia)


Thursday, May 21st, at 7pm

English to French whisper translation will be available

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Sponsored by the Concordia Co-op Bookstore, the Certain Days Calendar Committee, and Kersplebedeb Publishing.

A proud part of Montreal's Festival of Anarchy


  1. Is there any chance of a podcast recording of the event, for the benefit of those of us who will sadly be unable to attend?

  2. We're definitely trying to get it recorded - it's a busy week because of the bookfair, but hopefully we'll have something...