Infiltrators needed: agents in town on Saturday, November 7th

Friday, September 25th, 2009

We feel that this is a blatant attempt at discrimination and scapegoating. After all, these supposed aliens aren’t evil. They aren’t harming anyone. They’re just trying to get by and aren’t even a drain. They eat the food that the rest of us throw away or don’t even consider to be food in the first place as this photo suggests

Happy May Day!

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Today is May 1st, recognized in many places around the world as International Workers Day.  It traces its roots back to May 1st, 1886, when workers demanding an 8-hour work day walked out en-masse.  The police crackdown at the McCormick Reaper Works in Chicago two days later led to the Haymarket affair in where eight […]

Police brutalize Anti-Police Brutality Demo – again!

Monday, March 16th, 2009

March 15th marked the 13th International Day Against Police Brutality, and in Montreal the mood was tense after an unusually brutal year whereby police officers killed a young man after they found him playing dice with his friends. Early in the evening on August 9th, 2008, 18 year old Fredy Villanueva was shot dead at […]

Anarchist Bookfair turns 10

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

On Saturday, May 16th, the main auditorium in the CEDA in Little Burgundy will be filled with people sharing ideas and information by buying and selling books, posters and DVDs as workshops take place in the rest of the space. The next day, it’s more workshops, many more.  This is the annual Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, […]

When a victory isn’t as sweet as it could be… or what are you doing tonight?

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

As plans were underway late Friday afternoon for a last-ditch theatrical protest to stop the City of Montreal’s proposed anti-mask law from passing, word broke that the city was backpedaling on the proposed legislation and would not be voting on it at tonight’s council meeting as planned. While this news sounded at first like a […]

Green thumb in the winter

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Greening Duluth, an organization which hopes to see “a vibrant, green community in the heart of a thriving metropolis” and believes that raising awareness and consciousness is the way to achieve their goal on Duluth Street and the surrounding community is now taking another step towards achieving their goal by offering an Urban Gardening course […]

Mask update: a call to action

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

After it was announced here and other places that the city of Montreal was seeking to ban masks at protests, people opposed have not been silent and it seems that this issue will not go away. And why should it? This incursion on our rights to free expression has even garnered opponents in more conservative […]

Cars, stories and people

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Of all the projects OTL has created, Car Stories is most certainly the longest-running, at times has been the most controversial and if it wasn’t for the infringement Festival, a true viral phenomenon, it would undoubtedly be the best known. In a nutshell, Car Stories is a play containing several shorter plays, a piece of […]

Sunday shoppers meet angry chorus

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Sunday shoppers on Ste. Catherine street were startled by a cacophony of voices. Rising above the din of consumerism, a chorus of profound human anger and frustration arose, voiced by hundreds of demonstrators furious with the overnight death of over 270 people in Gaza, killed by Israeli bombs. Traffic snarled as the street was transformed […]

Mr. Monopoly on Buy Nothing Day

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

On Friday, OTL continued its Buy Nothing Day tradition of jamming the corporate monoculture and our consumer culture by going to the bank and the mall. In our scene, Mr. Monopoly (monocle, moustache, top hat and all) had just lost a bunch of money on the stock market and went looking for a handout with […]