1. Le collectif Howl ! Arts présente un concert bénéfice de la communauté pour l’organisme Je Donne à nous, avec d'étonnants artistes de la scène locale en solidarité avec le mouvement étudiant du Québec à l'Envers

    Les arts et la culture ont été des véhicules importants pour exprimer les opinions et partager une solidarité lors de cette grève panquébécoise, par le fameux carré rouge, à présent symbole par excellence de ce mouvement, aux belles bannières qui animent les manifestations de rue tous les soirs, et les milliers d'artistes qui participent activement dans le mouvement.

    performances

    * Mile End Orchestrole!

    Ensemble de musiciens qui se sont réunis à travers les assemblés populaires du Mile End et qui performe chaque mercredi soir dans le quartier avec la manif de casseroles du Mile End pour protester contre la loi 78 et la hausse des frais de scolarité.

    * Brahja Waldman

    Brahja Waldman est un saxophoniste jazz, batteur et compositeur qui a participé à plusieurs projets musicaux à Montréal
    http://www.brahjawaldman.com/

    * Kalmunity Jazz Project

    Un ensemble de jazz créé à partir du collective Kalmunity Vibe.
    http://www.kalmunity.com/

    Malika (voix)
    Martin Heslop (bass)
    Jordan Peters (guitar)
    Erik Hove (sax)
    Caulder Nash (clavier)
    JahSun (batterie)

    * Emrical

    Ricardo Lamour Blaise, Emrical, est un activiste communautaire et artiste hip-hop qui aborde dans ses textes les luttes pour la justice sociale, contre le profilage racial et la brutalité policière.

    Montreal-North stand up
    http://artthreat.net/2011/08/ricardo-lamour-blaise-emrical-villanueva-montreal/

    Emrical - Combien de morts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ114EsF5yM

    * l'Ensemble Acalanto
    Acalanto est un ensemble de musique d’amérique latine qui joue d’un répertoire de chanson populaire et classique lié à des mouvements populaires à travers les Amériques. Acalanto chante des chansons qui ont racines dans les révolutions et les mouvements sociaux internationaux pour la justice, et plus spécialement dans le conflit au Chili contre la dictature des dernières décennies.
    http://www.acalanto.org/

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  2. Intervention créative au Festival international de Jazz de Montréal
    En face de la station de métro Saint-Laurent

    On the streets of Montreal art played a major role in the 2012 Quebec student uprising that sparked a mass social movement. From the symbolism of the red square to the critical role that cultural workers played in articulating not only the demands of striking students but exploring the more esoteric dreams that in many ways were the emotional fuel of the mass protests. On the streets the red square or red flag became not just a symbol but an artistic canvass on which we expressed our individual and collective dreams.

    École de la Montagne Rouge's work on the strike was both inspiring and ground breaking, a testament to the burning creativity that is unleashed in the heat of a mass social uprising. From a florescent light lit class room at UQAM the École launched a project of imagery and poster art that built on long standing traditions of posters within social movements, specifically referencing Paris 68, while also creating a project that will without question stand as one of the collective, autonomous projects that expressed the beauty of Quebec's 2012 uprising not only against moves by the Liberal government to hike tuition but also against the neo-liberal order.

    Howl! arts collective collaborated with École de la Montagne Rouge for a creative intervention at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in July, after the Liberals had imposed Law 78 and locked out striking students from college and university campuses. Our collaboration aimed to take over public space in a creative way, to reclaim in a couple hours our collective commons in the center of Montreal where thousands gathered to join a globally celebrated Jazz festival that has been overtaken by corporate funding and capitalist logic of "tourism".

    Our direct artistic action included live silk screening by École de la Montagne Rouge who created a beautiful poster inspired by the Rêve Général Illimité theme. While activists from École printed on location at metro St. Laurent local musicians played music, artists engaged the crowds in street theater and hundreds joined to show our collective defiance to the militarization of public space via Law 78 and also our support as artists toward a historic uprising in Quebec that has reshaped a generations ability to dream beyond the realm of cynical power politics of politicians driven by capitalist economics and consider our endless dreams of a different tomorrow rooted in our struggles today.

    see http://heriphotography.com

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  3. Le Québec est mort; Vive le Québec

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  5. NUdeINs are BACK and join the biggest NAKED demonstration in Québec’s History!

    Why STRIP for CHANGE?

    By removing clothes, they shed labels imposed by a consumer society. We also BRING OUR LOVE and the Sixties’ Spirit to today’s protests.

    ...

    Outre le spectateur ou la spectatrice québécois-e féru-e de sensations, le Grand Prix de F1 est très couru par l’élite économique mondiale qui, chaque année, vient profiter des « charmes » de Montréal : hôtels luxueux, bars de danseuses, services d’escortes et de prostitution, soirées V.I.P., expositions de voitures de luxes, etc. Posons-nous la question : ce tourisme élitiste et cette monstration décadente de richesse reflètent-ils l’identité québécoise et profitent-ils à l’ensemble de la population? Nous ne le croyons pas.

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