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Fringe Festival censors artists and blocks random people from entering a public park (VIDEO)

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Last Sunday, St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival security prevented local artists associated with the Infringement Festival from entering a public park, which was temporarily privatized, on the grounds that they didn’t pay to be there. Security chief Ace Lopes also denied entry to anyone in the vicinity who seemed remotely associated with Donovan King, regardless of […]

Is Prince Charles too sexy for YouTube?

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

A few months ago, the OTL in solidarity with the coalition of artists trying to prevent the destruction of artistic venues on the lower Main produced a video appeal to Prince Charles. Burlesque dancers asked the Prince, a noted heritage buff, if he would do something to stop Café Cleopatre from being replaced by an office tower.

A new plan is needed

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Following the release of the newest video designed to help save the lower Main from destruction at the hands of a developer, the developer in question, Angus, has said it needs more time to complete its project.

Destroy the Main in one easy step?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Following the viral success of Lapdance for Prince Charles, the artists hoping to save Cafe Cleopatre and the lower Main from destruction have released another video, this time in both French and English. Rather than an appeal, it’s a parody

Burlesque dancers ask Prince Charles to Save the Red Light District

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

After having exhausted all other means of stopping the destruction of their performance space in the heart of Montreal’s historic Red Light district, burlesque dance troupe the Dead Dolls have turned to Prince Charles with a simple request: Save the Red Light District and Save the Main

Reclaim the Main challenge

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

What will you do to preserve the Main’s historic status, promote the interests of those who live and work there and protect against corporate intrusions?

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

Time2Ad’s Matthew Alzubi calls OTL

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Maybe they don’t want any record of what Time2Ad and Matthew Alzubi said to us to exist.

RoyalOr to stake Mount Royal today

Monday, May 11th, 2009

It looks like ripping up the ground to create open pit mines in places like Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala just isn’t enough for some Canadian mining companies: RoyalOr has gone local!  The Johannesburg, South Africa-registered organization has plans to turn Mount Royal into an open-pit mine. “People always talk about buying local food and local […]

Augusto Boal (1931-2009)

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Forum Theatre, Image Theatre, Invisible Theatre and Legislative Theatre along with others form a tree of theatre forms known as Theatre of the Oppressed.  All were created by Brazilian theatre theorist, writer and director Augusto Boal who passed away Saturday at the age of 78. Boal is best-known for creating theatre techniques that allowed and […]