ANNULATION / CANCELLED | Forum anarcho-syndicalisme et intersectionnalité / Anarcho-syndicalism and Intersectionality Forum

EDIT: Following a low number of confirmation on Facebook events, the event is cancelled. We’ll organize events in the futur.  // Suite à un faible nombre de confirmation dans les événements Facebook, nous annulons l’événement. Nous organiserons des événements dans le futur.

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Samedi 28 avril 2018
12h30 à 16h30

Bibliothèque anarchiste DIRA, 2035 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal.
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Saturday April 28th
12h30 to 16h30
Anarchist Library DIRA, 2035, Saint-Laurent bld. Montreal.

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Text Call | Anarcho-syndicalist Trans-Feminism by Piper Tompkins

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Anarcho-syndicalism is a movement which seeks the liberation of all people oppressed by capitalism through the struggle of those people to abolish capitalism and create a libertarian socialist, or Anarchist society. One of the groups of people oppressed by capitalism are transgender people, something I know well as a trans-women myself. Trans people are people who do not identify with the gender classification they were given at birth. Our society determines what gender identity people can have when they are born based on what reproductive organs they posses, accordingly people are assigned as either “male”, or “female”. Trans people are people who reject the gender identities assigned to them and attain/create new gender identities for themselves. These people may identify as men, or women, both, or neither.

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Appel de texte / Text call | Anonymous comment / commentaire anonyme

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Bonjour, je voudrais mentionner, qu’au point de vue des groupes opprimés en lien avec les luttes intersectionnels (femmes, racialisé-e-s, migrant-e-s, LGBTQ, handicapé-e-s, peuples autochtones), certains groupes sont opprimés sur la base de la classe sociale, dont les personnes sans abris, et ne sont pas mentionnés.

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Hi, I would like to mention, where I was reading to the point of intersectional on the disadvantage group, which all those ‘intersectional struggles that affect women, racialized, migrants, LGBTQ, disabled, indigenous people’ are the largely population that are affected, by definitions on class, such as homelessness, which are not mentioned.

International text call: anarcho-syndicalism and intersectionality

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To all anarchists who read these lines,

If anarcho-syndicalism has your interest, you are invited to send us before March 15th 2018 a text of one page (two pages maximum) elaborating your anarcho-syndicalist perspectives on the fight against discrimination and on the intersectional struggles that affect women, racialized, migrants, LGBTQ, disabled, indigenous people, etc. We strongly encourage people who are discriminated to write a text.

The formula is very open. You don’t have to be an expert in this field. Your text can be a personal testimony, a personal reflection, an historical perspective on the scale of your area or the world, an editorial, a poem, etc. We are also open to texts that do not relate directly to the suggested theme. For example, you can talk about anarcho-syndicalist perspectives on gentrification and class struggle in general. On the other hand, we will keep the freedom not to publish the texts which correspond to a form of oppression / exploitation (like anarcho-capitalism, nationalism, racism, social democracy, marxism-leninism , etc.).

We encourage you to write so that your text is accessible to a large anarchist public, since our goal is popular education and theoretical development for all. Since we wish to operate in a bilingual manner, we will translate as much as possible the texts received before February 15th 2018.

This theme aims to highlight the practices and struggles of anarcho-syndicalists today to get rid of a certain image and cliché that we might have, that of a movement of white heterosexuals settlers men. Is it possible to focus on the struggles of the working class on an anarchist anti-oppressive basis today? How do you integrate the emancipation of oppressed groups in the struggles of the popular movements and more particularly in the anarcho-syndicalist struggles / groups? Can we develop a revolutionary anarcho-syndicalist perspective in specific struggles?

All the received texts will be published on Internet (and printed as much as possible) around April 2018 in a notebook of reflection on our blog. This will act as a common basis for participants in a discussion day called « Forum on Anarcho-Syndicalism » to be held at the beginning of May 2018 at the DIRA anarchist library in the territory of Tio’Tia:Ke (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) under the theme of the perspectives of anarcho-syndicalist struggles against discrimination and oppression (more information to come on this subject).

You can send your text to cedas-asced@riseup.net before March 15th 2018 and before February 15th 2018, if you wish to have the chance to get it translated in the other language.