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Book Launches: Confronting Canada's Past and The Forgotten Revolutions

Book Launches: Confronting Canada's Past and The Forgotten Revolutions

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Black Rose Books is hosting a day of book launches — plural! — at a Cité-des-Hospitalières, AKA Hôtel-Dieu. Tickets are free or by donation.

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Black Rose Books is working in partnership with “Hôtel à projet : Cité-des-Hospitalières en transition”, an effort to bring meaningful events to this significant heritage site. We are grateful for their support.

The event will be in-person and available to watch live on Zoom. All registrants will receive the Zoom link before the event begins.

The authors and editors of the following books will discuss pertinent issues on two distinct panels:

Panel 1: The Forgotten Revolutions: Budapest 1919 & Black Ukraine 1917-21 (2pm-3pm)

Panel 2: Confronting Canada’s Past: Imperialism, Colonialism, and Racism (3:15pm-4:45pm)

Following the discussions, we will have a reception with refreshments.

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Panel 1: The Forgotten Revolutions: Budapest 1919 & Black Ukraine 1917-21 (2pm-3pm)

Chaired by the Founder of Black Rose Books, Dimitrios Roussopoulos, this panel will celebrate the rights of workers to govern themselves directly and to build their own houses from the ground up without a self-appointed vanguard telling them how to go about it. The three panellists will echo the battle cry of the Zapatista rebel Subcomandante Marcos — as well as Hungary’s Ilona Duczynska, who in 1917 lit the fuse of the Budapest Commune at the age of 20: We “Shit On All The Revolutionary Vanguards of this Planet”! (From Subcomandante Marcos's "letter to the Basque liberation movement ETA").

The discussion will kick off with Concordia University Politics Professor Emeritus and civil rights activist, András B. Göllner, who will talk aboutThe Forgotten Revolution, which raises the curtain on one of the greatest cover-ups of the past century in world history regarding the struggle of the oppressed for justice, constitutionally guaranteed equal rights and ecologically sustainable communal well-being. Göllner’s partner on the panel, Sean David Patterson, is a PhD Candidate at the University of Alberta. Patterson will discuss his research for his forthcoming book on an even earlier effort in Ukraine to avoid the pitfalls of the Bolshevik’s recipe — which, as Rosa Luxemburg and many others had warned, would lead to a series of disasters, illustrated by what transpired later under the Soviet Empire between 1918 and 1990, and in China to this day under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. This panel will try to provide some answers to the question: what is to be done against the serial killers, the perpetrators of the affinity-fraud who derive their power and wealth in the digital age, by destroying the ability of working people to distinguish fact from fiction, illusion from reality.

Panel 2: Confronting Canada's Past: Imperialism, Colonialism, and Racism (3:15pm-4:45pm)

"Canada's own Noam Chomsky", as he's often called, Yves Engler will present a history of the Canadian military from the perspective of its victims. Laurentians-based historian Joseph Graham will compare European historical accounts and Indigenous stories of contact in the Americas to illustrate the wide cultural chasm that separated the two civilizations. Concordia Professor Nalini Mohabir will talk about one of the most significant black student protests in North American history and grapples with the legacies of this watershed moment in light of current resistance movements.

After speakers present on their own work and research, they will engage in a discussion moderated by Black Rose's own Clara-Swan Kennedy. Weaving together their insights, the discussion will create an honest tapestry that cuts through the propagandist narratives about our history, which are so prevalent in Canadian society. Q&A will follow.

*The Cité-des-Hospitalières building is an accessible space upon demand. Please advise us of any special access needs you have and we'll be sure to guarantee smooth access to our event.

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Black Rose Books en partenariat avec “Hôtel à projet : Cité-des-Hospitalières en transition”, dans l’effort pour organiser des événements marquants à ce site patrimonial important. Nous sommes reconnaissants pour leur soutien.

L’événement sera en présentiel, avec option de visionner via Zoom. Tous les participants recevront un lien Zoom avant l’événement.

Les auteurs et les éditeurs des livres suivants discuteront d’actualité via 2 panels différents:

Panel 1: The Forgotten Revolutions: Budapest 1919 & Black Ukraine 1917-21 (2pm-3pm)

The Forgotten Revolution: The 1919 Hungarian Republic of Councils edited by András B. Göllner“Black Ukraine: 1917-1921” a presentation by Sean Patterson

Siégé par le fondateur de Black Rose Books, Dimitrios Roussopoulos, ce panel célèbre les droits des travailleurs de s'auto-gouverner et bâtir leurs propres maisons. Cette discussion débute avec Professeur Emeritus, enseignant en politique de l’université de Concordia et l’activiste des droits civils Andrà B. Göllner qui discuteront de The Forgotten Revolution, illustrant un énorme cas de masquage concernant la quête de justice des opprimés, l’égalité des droits par la constitution et un bien-être communautaire durable. Sean David Patterson, candidat au PhD de l’Université d'Alberta, sera aussi présent. Il discutera de son prochain livre concernant un effort, encore plus tôt, pour éviter les écueils du Bolchevisme à l'Ukraine de 1917-1921.

Panel 2: Confronting Canada’s Past: Imperialism, Colonialism, and Racism (3:15pm-4:45pm)

Stand on Guard for Whom? A People’s History of the Canadian Military by Yves EnglerInsatiable Hunger: Colonial Encounters in Context by Joseph GrahamThe Fire That Time: Transnational Black Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation edited by Nalini Mohabir and Ronald Cummings

“Le Noam Chomsky du Canada, comme on l’appelle souvent, Yves Engler présentera l’histoire de l’armée canadienne de la position épistémologique des victimes. De suire, l’historien laurentien Joseph Graham comparera l’histoire européenne à l’histoire des Premières Nations pour illustrer les différences entre les civilisations. Finalement, le professeur de Concordia Nalini Mohabir parlera des manifestations d’étudiants de race noire dans l’histoire de l’Amérique du Nord.

Après avoir présenté leur propres travaux, les panélistes s’engageront dans un échange modéré par Calar-Swan Kennedy; et, suite aux discussions, nous invitons les participants à une réception avec des rafraîchissements.

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