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July 14, 2011

514, 438, 450... What should we cover in and around Montreal this month?

Montreal Stories

Have stories or issues you'd like to see covered this month by the Montreal Media Co-op? Post your thoughts, ideas, and links below and we'll look into them!


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Le Plan Nord et le développement de l’industrie minière

Bonjour à tous et à toutes,

Je vous envoie une invitation à notre soirée de dialogue sur le thème : Le Plan Nord et le développement de l’industrie minière à grande échelle en Amérique latine. Comment faciliter la compréhension des enjeux qui en découlent? Le 14 septembre 2011 à 18 heures au Bar L’Île Noire, 1649, rue Saint Denis, Montréal - Métro Berri-UQAM.

Vous trouverez ci-joint l'affiche publicitaire de la soirée.

Bien à vous,

Martha Remache
Chargée de projet
Mines et droits: éducation populaire pour une participation citoyenne
Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine (CDHAL)

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Le CPQ utilise un indicateur « incomplet et archaïque » pour mes

MONTRÉAL, 31 août 2011 – Alors que des dizaines de pays et des organisations internationales remettent en question l’usage du PIB pour mesurer la prospérité, le Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ) préfère volontairement ne regarder qu’une partie de la réalité socio-économique du Québec en en faisant l’indicateur-phare de son Bulletin de la prospérité 2011. Dans une brochure publiée aujourd’hui, l’Institut de recherche et d’informations socio-économiques (IRIS) montre que cette mesure comporte de nombreuses lacunes, pourtant connues depuis plusieurs années.


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Une série d'ateliers et discussion sur la cartographie sociale du Mile End!
A serie of workshops and discussions on Mile End social cartography!!

(english follows)

Depuis 2007, articule publie le Circuit d’art Mile End, une carte qui présente les centres d’artistes, galeries et autres lieux d'intérêt artistique et culturel localisés dans le quartier du Mile-End où se situe le centre. Dans le cadre de la troisième édition de la carte, articule convie ses concitoyens, les résidents du Mile-End, à un exercice de réflexion et de création collectives autour de leur quartier. Se fondant sur des notions de cartographie sociale, le centre propose une série d’ateliers axés sur la réflexion autour des lieux où nous vivons et que nous nous approprions; la construction urbanistique et sociodémographique; les lieux de mémoire; les lieux en dehors des cartes traditionnelles. Le projet vise à susciter une réflexion créative autour des lieux artistiques et culturels, de ce qu’ils représentent dans le quotidien, ainsi que de ce que la notion de quartier signifie aujourd’hui.


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Souleymane Cissé, 1st African filmmaker to win at Cannes, to be

MONTREAL, Aug. 30, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The first African filmmaker to win a prize at the Cannes Festival, the legendary African cinema author Souleymane Cissé, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th edition of the Montreal International Black Film Festival on September 27, 2011. This honorary award recognizes his extraordinary contribution to the film industry, especially in the fields of independent filmmaking and African cinema. The MIBFF wants to honour him for his amazing efforts to break down barriers and help create a better understanding of the reality of Black people through his films. The famous writer Dany Laferrière will be presenting him with the award.


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Follow-up on niobium mining

Follow-up on niobium mining in Kanesatake. Contact: Regroupement de solidarité avec les Autochtones

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Theatre for Change Workshop with Ponni Arasu


Tuesday, September 20 at 1:00pm - September 22 at 3:00pm


Part One: 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, # H760; Part Two: 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, #204

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QPIRG Concordia presents: THEATRE FOR CHANGE, with Indian organizer Ponni Arasu.

Part One: Tuesday, September 20 from 1-3pm
Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest #H-760

Part Two: Thursday, September 22 from 1-3pm
QPIRG Concordia, 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest #204

There is no better way to say what you want to say than drama! Come learn to use theatre as a way to get your point across easily, while having a blast yourself. The process of working as a theatre artist, the challenge, love, warmth and camaraderie is unforgettable and its effect stellar. History has shown us this repeatedly. Come and get a taste of what all this drama is about!

Theatre as a tool for social change has a long history across the world. This style of theatre teaches us to use our body as our most effective tool and little else to create an impact, which we now know, is unforgettable. The first proponent of this theory – ‘the theatre of the oppressed’- Augusto Boal transformed not just the world of theatre but the world at large. His thoughts, exercises and other tools have been adapted to different contexts by many practitioners across the world.

This workshop will provide information on precisely these theories, its history and give participants a taste of its practice. It will be one that will involve a lot of physical work with some talking in between. This form of theatre is used extensively within student activism on campuses and this workshop will enable students to do the same at Concordia.

**Participants are strongly encouraged to attend both parts of the workshop. Those wishing to be there for part two must have been there for part one as well. Space is limited, please arrive early, and remember to wear comfy clothes you won't mind getting dirty!

Part of QPIRG Concordia's DISORIENTATION, a different side of student:


Montreal coverage this month

I'd like to see the CKUT tape of the Alternative Days Sunday Aug. 21 morning panel on the site ASAP. This was a stirring panel of 7 presentations that were clear, pragmatic and inspiring on the topic of social movements and the Harper majority government. It should also be transcribed and translated into English so that progressive groups across Canada can benefit from their insights. I'd be willing to help with that.



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Queer Bookfair

Fourth Annual Queer Bookfair Fills Very Important Cultural Gap in Montreal

PINKWASHING of the tar sands

PINKWASHING of the tar sands and how it relates to global PR tactics that appropriate a queer identity!

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Ideas from CMM story meeting


from Christian M:

Hi everybody, here are some of the subjects we came up with at the last storymeeting that could use better coverage in the Montreal and Quebec region:

-the Charest Goerment's 'Plan Nord' agenda

-Aug. 7th memorial march for Freddy Vilenueva

-Police 'GAMMA Squad' monitoring activists,

- Arrests in conection w/ May first anti-capitalist demo 

-continued long term follow up on G20 arrestes

-Pervercite festival events/Queers Against Israeli Apartheid participation in Montreal

-Interveiws with people returning from the Canadian boat to Gaza

-Radical frosh events/tours, Status of the 2110 Sexual Response center at Concordia

-Current internal NDP developments, debates,

-Labour news

So if any of these things are of interest to people who want to go out and research these subjects, or you have any ideas of your own to add, please feel free to jump in.

Turcot Interchange

How about some climate justice analysis of the Turcot Interchange.

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