Posts Tagged ‘Canada’
Sunday, May 19th, 2013
*Invitation to an Anti-Capitalist Assembly in Montreal*
Monday May 27, 2013
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: 7th Floor, Hall Building, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West. This location is wheelchair-accessible.
Monday May 27 2013, after the annual Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, we hope to create a space where anti-capitalist allies from all over can reunite to discuss and reflect together, and to talk about what keeps us busy in the different cities where we live.
This will allow us to articulate our struggles and link our actions. It will also be an opportunity to tell each other what’s coming and what we’re organizing this year, whether we want to visit one another, etc.
It will act as an occasion for us to sit down and (re-)launch a collective reflection on the ideas and actions that are on the table at the moment, to reinforce the links and networks woven over time, and to lay the groundwork for new affinities. (more…)
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
In the spirit of March 15′s past, a cop car was set on fire on the evening of March 15th, at the Poste 33 police station in Parc-Ex, Montreal. This action was taken to complement the 17th annual demonstration against police (and their brutality) that took place earlier that day.
We also send a message of support to Marco Camenisch in his struggles from inside prison in Switzerland.
Note: Police units attacked the annual anti-police demo in Montreal this year and arrested over 200 people in a preemptive assault. The target of the demo was the downtown policestation.
Tags: Arson, Canada, Fuck the Law, International Day of Action Against Police Brutality, International Solidarity, Marco Camenisch, Montreal, Police Bastards, Police Brutality, Switzerland
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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
The fire still burns. With the news of the release of two of the three Grand Jury Resistors ( Matt and it warmed our hearts but also filled them with anger. The state has taken parts of their life they will never get back. We also have not forgotten about the third resister (Maddy) and all the other nameless ones.
So last night, we decided to send a message that the release of our comrades will not stop our attacks on financial infrastructure, government and all others who oppress and take away our freedom. An unsuspecting bank, CIBC, had a Molotov cocktail thrown at it. The flames brought new life to our minds and destruction to the bank and a sense of insecurity to the Vancouver Police and the banks investors that they will never be able to stop us and that our attacks will increase.
The fire will always burn. Last night, we let that fire burn a financial institution that profits off the lives of the workers and foreclosures of families homes. Let this inspire anarchists and other radical elements of Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, to attack and to attack now. We cannot be stopped.
Love, to all comrades from CST Vancouver
Monday, January 28th, 2013
Toronto Solidarity Action
Overnight, another blow was struck against the ongoing social war against the poor in the city of Toronto. The presentation center of another new boutique loft development in the heart of downtown had it’s windows smashed and front, signage and designer display kitchen paintbombed as another small gesture of our rage. We again disappeared with no trace into the night, leaving only the falling shards and a few stunned onlookers in our wake. Hopefully these witnesses will leave with a sense that there is growing resistance to, and anger towards, the ongoing commodification of every available piece of land. Land, which, we believe, belongs to everyone, regardless of the societally imposed barriers of race, gender, ability, deemed economic worth, or any other construct used to divide and oppress within today’s patriarchal society. (more…)
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
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In the early hours of the morning we struck another small blow against the mechanisms of capital. The street level of one of the many new condo developments under construction in the city, containing building supplies as well as the architectural plans for the building, was smashed and then set ablaze as a small gesture of our rage. Our anger is directed both towards the continuing, and celebrated, gentrification within the city, and the ongoing imprisonment of anarchist comrades around the world.
Gentrification is the celebrated death of community in slow motion. The encroachment of high priced individualized living spaces into a community forces out people to whom boutique living is unaffordable, splitting up life long friendships and personal relations. With this come the chain store vultures picking apart the carcasses of local, independent stores as well as the inevitable “cleansing” of the area, removing any unwanted signs of life or suffering. The aspirational advertisements which accompany these developments hide the secret that instead of a lifestyle change or upgrade, what is being sold is an isolative and vacuous box with the trappings and veneer of luxury, as well as one’s very own role in the destruction of a pre-existing community.
With one change of our clothes we disappeared into the night undetected. This is not an attempt at a gloat or a glorification, but an attempt to show how easily these acts can be replicated elsewhere. Let’s make their lives as difficult as they try to make ours. This is an escalation in regards to our tactics, but we realize these acts are still of small scale in relation to actions of comrades across the world.
With this, we also recognize the need to intensify our attacks against the state and capital in North America in relation to the intensity of repression and attacks against the anarchist and anti-authoritarian community. With every wave of repression must follow a targeted, critiqued, and increasingly militaristic response.
This is an act of solidarity with the people of the Villa Amalias and Lelas Karagianni 37 squats in Athens who have had their homes raided by the brutal, fascist Greek police. We chose to target new housing developments, catering to the bourgeois of the city, as they lie in direct contrast to the vibrance, community and solidarity seen in squats across the world. Another stark difference is the economically exclusionary nature of private property. We are not fighting for “affordable housing” or “income-based housing”, we are fighting for housing for every human being, regardless of economic status.
We also send an embrace warmed with love and rage to Panagiotis Argirou. Strength comrade, so you may continue this fight.
For the negation of every oppression this society is complicit in.
Until the last prison walls crumble…
The Toronto Solidarity Cell.
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Over 50 people gathered in Montreal to carry on the tradition of anti-prison noise demos at prisons on the new year. The demo assembled at the designated meeting place and took to the streets behind a banner reading “Pour un monde sans patrons, ni flics, ni prisons” (for a world without bosses, nor cops, nor prisons) with a heavy police escort trying in vain to control traffic. Some of the crowd distributed flyers explaining the action and detailing the recent legislative changes the government has designed to fill up the 22 new prisons they are building.
When we reached our first destination, the Tanguay women’s prison, the chanting crowd entered through the open gate across a parking lot while the pigs held back at the entrance. Around the back entrance many speeches were given over a mega-phone addressed to the prisoners in hopes of them hearing the words of solidarity in both French and English.
Bursts of chants, horns and fireworks were used to get the attention of our friends inside. Soon into the visit we heard calls of response from the windows, “Bonne année” (happy new year) which fired up even more noise and love from the crowd. The crowd spent 20 minutes exchanging chants of solidarity and well wishing with the women before promising to return and marching on to our next target. (more…)
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
light it up!
Texts, communiqués, and reportbacks primarily from Montreal…
moments of revolt that warm the heart…
“The moment where we take back our lives, where we free ourselves from morality, fear, and the identities imposed on us. It cannot be stopped by a negotiation table, nor a ballot box. It isn’t the beginning of a movement nor will it die with a movement: It is to be alive, free, and wild!” (more…)
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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Call for solidarity actions on Tuesday November 27th
Raising Resistance: Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en.
Call for actions on Tuesday November 27th
In inspiring resistance this past week, the Unist’ot’en and Grassroots Wet’suwet’en have, yet again, evicted pipelines from their territories!
On November 20th, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Toghestiy intercepted and issued an eagle feather to surveyors from the Can-Am Geomatics company who were working for Apache’s proposed natural gas Pacific Trails Pipeline (PTP). In Wet’suwet’en law, an eagle feather is used as a first and only notice of trespass. The surveyors were ordered to leave the territory and the road leading into the territory has been closed to all industry activities until further notice. The materials that were left behind by the work crew are being held until Apache and PTP agree to open up appropriate lines of communication with the Unist’ot’en and grassroots Wet’suwet’en according to the Free Prior and Informed Consent protocol and laws of their unceded territories. The Unist’ot’en are against all pipelines slated to cross through their territories, which include Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgans northern proposal, Pembina, and Spectra. (more…)
Tags: Apache (Energy Company), Canada, Carbon Corridor, Encana, Fracking, Indigenous Struggle, Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, Pacific Trails Pipeline, Royal Bank of Canada, Solidarity Action, Unist’ot’en, Wet’suwet’en
Posted in Eco Struggle
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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We have decided to celebrate Black (banner) Friday in Toronto with this action of solidarity with our brothers and sisters currently being repressed by the state, as punishment for non-collaboration with the mechanisms of “justice”. Through our actions we show our comrades will not be forgotten, and will return stronger knowing their resistance had motivated others to action around the globe. You may target us, but we shall continue the struggle, and will return each time with a deeper understanding of, and conviction in, the inadequacies of the state and the capitalist framework, you thrust upon us.
Fire to the prisons.
The Toronto Solidarity Cell
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
On August 5 some anarchists dropped two banners from the Carhill expressway bridge outside the Canadian consulate. The action was in response to a call out for August 5 to be a day of solidarity actions for Kelly Rose Pflug-Back, an anarchist hostage of the Canadian state, recently sentenced to 15 months in prison for her resistance to the Toronto G20 in 2010.
The banners read:
‘EVERY PRISONER IS A POLITICAL PRISONER’ &
‘FREE KELLY ROSE PFLUG-BACK’
A couple hundred leaflets condemning the repression and celebrating the resistance in the occupied territory of Canada were also thrown from the bridge. Our small act was an expression of our solidarity with Kelly and all the rebels who rejected the passive logic of legal protest and made a concrete stand against the annual meeting of the managers of global capital.
Prisoners to the streets!
No G20 No State
some sydney anarchists
Saturday, August 4th, 2012
On July 19 our friend Kelly Rose Pflug-Back was sentenced to 15months in jail followed by 3 years of probation for her involvement in the Black Bloc at the Toronto G20. The crown stated that this sentencing was meant to send a clear message that the actions of the Black Bloc would not be tolerated. Kelly spent much of the preceding year under house arrest and strict conditions, designed to isolate her from the movement and disable her from doing the work she believes in. Yet through it all Kelly has remained active, strong, and defiant! (more…)
Sunday, July 29th, 2012
Beyond the gold, silver and bronze glitter that bedazzles us through the corporate media (the myth), there is a dark & sinister shadow comprised of greed & destruction (the reality). This shadow is cast primarily over the poor and the natural world, who suffer the most from impacts of Olympic Games. While officials’ talk about the ideals of the ‘Olympic Spirit’, ‘Olympism’, & the ‘Olympic Movement’ (with vague references to the interrelation of sports, humanity, & universal ethics: myth), it would be more accurate to refer to it all as the Olympic Industry (reality). It can be defined as such because in spite of its ‘nonprofit’ image as a champion of amateur sports, it is in fact a multi-billion dollar industry comprised of government & corporate elites working together to maximize their profits, status and power. (more…)
Dark Nights #25 : ‘The Bosses Grand Idea – The Olympic Spectacle of Money and Power’ – July 2012 (ACN)
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Dark Nights is an international anarchist & anti-prison publication of resistance reports and repression news ready to print out and distribute on the fly.
Click to Download: Dark Nights #25
1. The Bosses Grand Idea – The Olympic Spectacle of Money and Power
2. 1–10 August 2012: Contra Info call for propaganda actions against repression
3. Graffiti Raids Across London as Police Sanitise City Ready For Olympics
4. International Call for Solidarity with those raided by the FBI in the Northwest of America
5. Solidarity with Kelly Pflug-Back, G20 Black Bloc militant jailed in Canada
6. DIRECT ACTION CHRONOLOGY
Anti-Copyright Network 2012
International Network of Counter-Information & Translation
Sunday, July 8th, 2012
From Montreal Counter-information:
The month of June, 2012 marks two years since the G20 summit in Toronto and the courageous resistance shown to it. It also marks the sentencing of our comrade Charles Bicari to seven months behind bars for smashing the windows of two police cars, two stores and an ATM with a hammer. To mark the occasion, we spent a few evenings spreading anti-system and solidarity slogans with the G20 prisoners in the streets of Montreal.
Continued solidarity with the G20 prisoners!
No comrades left in the enemy’s prisons without a response!
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
From Jura Lib:
A major railroad was sabotaged during the evening of Wednesday June 13th, in a farming area near Farnham, Quebec, in response to the call by the CLASSE for a day of nation-wide actions against the Montreal Conference of the International Economic Forum of the Americas.
The train signals system was turned on by sabotaging the electric box that controls the signals near an intersection, which eventually prompted the train traffic to be suspended for a moment. This location was carefully picked up, not only for the easy task it was, but above that for the crucial nature of the merchandise it transports, including a lot of filthy oil coming from the tar sands in the West, before this sole railway divides into different destinations such as Sherbrooke city, Bromonts techno-park (which hosts some of the biggest names in the high-tech industry, including the infamous IBM) and further down on to New England. (more…)
Tags: Andrea Pilote, Canada, Grand Prix, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Solidarity, Invisible Committee for the End of Their History, Mathieu Girard, Quebec, Sabotage
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Monday, May 28th, 2012
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“You can cut down all of the flowers but you cannot stop the spring”
- Poster circulating around the strike
On Friday, May 18, 2012, two new laws came into effect in Montreal. Their purpose is to stifle the anti-capitalist revolt that has emerged from the student strike that began in this province fifteen weeks ago, to restore order and clear the way for the implementation of austerity measures in this territory. (more…)
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
A compilation of three texts published on Sabotagemedia about last week’s riot against Police violence and the events that led to it
Part 1: A Day of Struggle in Montreal: Innu solidarity, citizen-cops, wild protest and the pigs revenge
On Monday, March 12th, a chain of events has spanned for the whole day until late in the night.
It all began early in the day with a protest in solidarity with the Innu people who recently suffered repression from the SQ (provincial police) in their blockade of road 138 against the Hydro-Québec projects on their land. The protest of about 150 people started at Square Phillips at around 12:30 to go in front of the offices of Hydro-Quebec (where cops obviously were blocking the doors) by chanting slogans like « North Plan, Death Plan », « No Quebec, No Canada, Death to all States » while distributing leaflets on the North Plan to pedestrians. After a few speeches the people then moved to the administrative offices of the UQAM and from this point the street in front of the building was occupied with a crowd that kept growing in numbers -as a reaction to the news of a lock-out of UQAM- all up until the night where a “Creation Night” event had been planned. (more…)
Call: Survivors of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Writing on Solidarity with Prison Abolition (Canada)
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
- This call comes out of Canada and parts of Western Europe.
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Working Title: Challenging Convictions: Survivors of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Writing on Solidarity with Prison Abolition.
Completed submissions due: April 15, 2012.
Like much prison abolition work, the call for this anthology comes from frustration and hope: frustration with organizers against sexual assault and domestic violence who treat the police as a universally available and as a good solution; frustration with prison abolitionists who only use “domestic violence” and “rape” as provocative examples; and, frustration with academic discussions that use only distanced third-person case studies and statistics to talk about sexual violence and the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). But, this project also shares the hope and worth of working toward building communities without prisons and without sexual violence. Most importantly, it is anchored in the belief that resisting prisons, domestic violence, and sexual assault are inseparable. (more…)
Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Dark Nights is an anarchist & anti-prison PDF freesheet to download and print out on the fly.
Click here: 4 pages A4 / Double sided A3 / Print to size.
This issue has a special front-page contributed by the comrades in Mexico of Conspiracion Acrata, an insurrectionary anarchist magazine, about refusing the legalistic demands of the State, and the anarchist-individualist thought which informs this. Plus, round-up of news : from UK, about police repression of an anarchist demo during the N30 General Strike; from Greece, news about the continued political-judicial harassment of Christos Stratigopoulos, who was arrested for a bank robbery alongside Alfredo M. Bonanno in Trikala, now accused of more ‘crimes’ of expropriation; Montreal, Canada, was the place of a great solidarity action for G20 prisoners, with an interesting and critical flyer denouncing the prison system and capitalist society; and not least, again from Greece, a short report of an action with molotovs against riot police in Exarchia outside the Culture Ministry, Athens, shortly after the attempt by imprisoned members of CCF and P.Vlastos to escape from Korydallos prison.
1. About “Anti-Judicial Anarchism”, Max Stirner, Luigi Galleani, CCF & More.
2. UK: Mass Arrests in Hackney.
3. Montreal, Canada: Counter-info action in solidarity with the G20 prisoners.
4. Greece: Solidarity with Christos Stratigopoulos.
5. Greece: Riot police attacked with molotovs at the Culture Ministry in Exarcheia, Athens.
Organise & Resist – Zines are for life not just Xmas!!
Anti-Copyright Network 2011
Tags: Athens, Canada, Christos Stratigopoulos, Conspiracion Acrata, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Dark Nights, G20, Greece, Hackney, Luigi Galleani, Max Stirner, Molotovs, Montreal, PDF, Repression, UK
Posted in Library
Friday, December 9th, 2011
On November 22, 2011, six of our friends pled guilty to counselling charges for organizing to disrupt the Toronto G20 summit in June, 2010. On November 28, 2011, Erik Lankin, Adam Lewis and Peter Hopperton were each sentenced to 3-5.5 months in jail. Leah Henderson expects to be sentenced to 10 months on December 20, 2011. Mandy Hiscocks expects to be sentenced to 16 months on January 13. Alex Hundert expects to be sentenced to 13.5 months, date to begin TBA. (more…)