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Now Available: AT THE HEART OF RESISTANCE 2012

AT THE HEART OF RESISTANCE is QPIRG Concordia’s working groups journal. It features articles and images from our many working groups, in English and French. Working groups are the heart of QPIRG Concordia; they are close to thirty groups, collectives, networks, projects, and campaigns that organize together in the Montreal community, and beyond, on a wide variety of issues directly related to social and environmental justice.

Come by the QPIRG Concordia space to pick up a free copy of this year’s journal.

-> You can also view AT THE HEART OF RESISTANCE 2012 online here: http://issuu.com/qpirgconcordia/docs/wgjournal2012

-> Learn more about QPIRG’s 28 working groups here: http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/?page_id=1489

-> Consult the 30 workshops and presentations offered by QPIRG’s working groups here: http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/?page_id=2181

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Articles in AT THE HEART OF RESISTANCE 2012:

(Cover art by Karen Boyles)
- SPEAKING OUT AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE AND IMPUNITY
contributed by Justice for the Victims of Police Killings
- A OPEN LETTER TO A MONTREAL BLACK FEMALE POLICE OFFICER.
contributed by Project X
- SOLIDAIRES FACE AU PROFILAGE
contribution du Réseau de la Commission populaire
- MANIFESTATION CONTRE LE PROFILAGE POLITIQUE
contribution du Collectif opposé à la brutalité policière (COBP)
- SUPPORT THE G20 DEFENDANTS
contributed by Open Door Books
- COINTELPRO: REPRESSION & RESISTANCE, THEN & NOW
contributed by Certain Days Calendar Committee
- RESISTING DEPORTATIONS: A COMMUNITY GUIDE
contributed by Solidarity Across Borders
- PAOLA ORTIZ, UNE “FAUSSE” DEMANDEUR D’ASILE?
contribution de Dignidad Migrante
- DECOLONIZE MONTREAL
contributed by Indigenous Solidarity Committee
- GENTRIFICATION IN DOWNTOWN WEST MONTREAL
contributed by the Right to the City
- LE CENTRE SOCIAL AUTOGÉRÉ: UNE HISTOIRE D’EXPROPRIATION POPULAIRE
contribution du Centre social autogéré de Pointe-Saint-Charles
- INFORMATION LITERACY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE DIGITAL AGE
contributed by Radical Reference Montreal
- BAN BOTTLED WATER ON CAMPUS
contributed by Tapthirst
- P’TITES IDÉES POUR UNE GRANDE GRÈVE
contribution du Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes (CLAC)
- WHY FREE EDUCATION?
contributed by Free Education Montreal (FEM)
- LA NON-SCOLARISASTION ET LES ÉCOLES-LIBRES
contribution du L’École Libre Radical de Montréal
- WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR?
contributed by Montreal Anarchist Bookfair Collective
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From the introduction to AT THE HEART OF RESISTANCE:

We describe our working groups as the heart of QPIRG Concordia; they are close to thirty groups, collectives, networks, projects, and campaigns that organize together in the Montreal community, and beyond, on a wide variety of issues directly related to social and environmental justice. Together, these groups represent collective struggles and organizing for self-determination and liberation. This journal is meant to be a way to highlight some of those struggles.

Our working groups share skills and knowledge, engage in popular education and art, organize events and protests, provide direct support and solidarity, publish alternative research and analysis, and, in general, contribute, encourage, and maintain resistance in diverse and creative ways. At the Heart of Resistance shows the numerous ways in which our working groups make links between different struggles against oppression and exploitation. The amazing day-to-day organizing of our working groups is a reflection of solidarity in practice.

At the Heart of Resistance reflects just one small part of what our working groups do, and it’s far from comprehensive or exhaustive. To learn more about all of our working groups, we encourage you to consult the Working Groups Directory in the centre-spread of the journal and to contact the groups directly. Consider At the Heart of Resistance a starting point: a means to learn more, to challenge your own thinking, and to get involved.  At the Heart of Resistance reflects community organizing work, a spirit of resistance that happens day-to-day, year-round, building on the work of those that have gone before us, and hopefully providing contributions for the future.

Our working groups are a heart the size of a fist, a muscle that we strengthen together, as we journey in our collective struggle for justice and dignity.  Thank you to everyone from our working groups who contributed!
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-> AT THE HEART OF RESISTANCE 2012 is available for free at QPIRG Concordia or can be viewed online here: http://issuu.com/qpirgconcordia/docs/wgjournal2012

-> AT THE HEART OF RESISTANCE 2011 is available for free at QPIRG Concordia or can be viewed online here: http://issuu.com/qpirgconcordia/docs/wgjournal2011

-> Learn more about QPIRG’s 28 working groups here: http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/?page_id=1489

-> Consult the 30 workshops and presentations offered by QPIRG’s working groups here: http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/?page_id=2181