Posts Tagged ‘Canada’
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
On Wednesday night, February 25th, we pulled the fire alarm in the Macdonald Engineering building of McGill university, disrupting the presentation of professor Andrew Higgins, a McGill weapons researcher, as a minimum gesture of sabotage and revolt against the University’s ongoing complicity in colonization and imperialist warfare.
This action was simple, required little planning and zero expertise, disrupted our enemies where it hurts and was infinitely more uplifting than any symbolic protest or SSMU general assembly we have witnessed in recent time. We believe that acts of resistance — both large and small — against those who profit from and those who facilitate the growth of the military-industrial-complex are valuable, and ought to be carried out whenever and wherever possible.
The University is at war; so are we.
Anti-Imperialist Action (AIA)
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Like Thorns Rising at Dawn
A new autonomous media collective rises: L’Aube épine
This is a presentation of the collective and its zine, but equally a call to join us!
Capitalism has always been after new territories to loot or develop. For quenching its insatiable thirst for resources, the industry is ready to use all the means. Because it is essential for it to be always more producing, to augment its energetic capacity, to develop the fluxes of merchandise, to exploit even more the lands, the seas and the beings… Its imperialism is condemning us to a mediocre and uniform world, as much at the scale of human societies than of the natural milieus. The political rulers, accomplices or actors of this destruction , are threatening those who oppose it, jailing and assassinating. From their palaces, they are cautioning if not organizing the genocide of many peoples whose existence is intimately tied to their environmental milieu. (more…)
Statement/Announcing Beat The Raid: New Source for Info on Anti-Pipelines Graffiti Raid and Repression (Canada)
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Beat The Raid will be a place to hear up to date info on the repression of anti-pipelines activists and anarchists in so called Vancouver, BC. We are still fundraising and now selling no pipelines patches and t-shirts to help with legal funds. You can contact us at email@example.com for questions and interview requests.
Together we will beat the isolation the state imposes on us.
Beat The raid: https://beattheraid.wordpress.com/
Contact: beattheraid -at- riseup.net
Repression is part and parcel in democracy. In a democracy the rulers require complete control over the people. Revolts are countered with political repression in the form of arrests, armed raids and physical and emotional harassment by the police. Movements are watered downed by mainstream environmental groups such as Forest Ethics and Greenpeace. These groups wish to reform colonialism instead of eliminating it. These groups, much like Enbridge and BP, rely upon capitalism and cooperation with the state to exist. These mainstream environmental organizations frack the rebellion out of people in the form of referendums, voting and waving signs. Meanwhile, they use our radical words only to dilute, co-opt and contribute to polluted deals undermining real grassroots movements and then ensure us that democracy is still drinkable. (more…)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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On the night of November 29, we snuck into the engineering department of McGill University and jammed the locks of the Aerospace Mechatronics Lab using superglue as a minimum gesture of solidarity with the survivors of the Israeli state’s summer attack on Gaza, in which 800 drone strikes took place over the course of a 50 day period.
Official documents obtained by campus group Demilitarize McGill through an access-to-information request reveal that the Aerospace Mechatronics Lab has received upwards of 262,000$ from the Canadian military to develop software for miniature drones or “strikebots” designed for surveillance and urban warfare.
The advent of drone technology originally offered an oblivious public the “feel-good” fantasy of surgical-precision in the exercise of deadly force, whereas today we now know very well that there exists a significant body of data documenting the fact that Us & Israeli drone campaigns have killed, injured, and displaced thousands of non-combatants in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and the occupied territories. (more…)
Anti-Pipeline Graffiti Raid Update: VPD claiming $500,000 in damages not including graffiti (Canada)
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
by indyvan, Vancouver Media Coop
On June 3rd, 2014, Vancouver Police staged a “guns-drawn” raid against a house of known indigenous and anarchist opponents to the energy policies of the central government and its corporate sponsors.
The ostensible reason for the raid was given as the search for graffiti materials believed to be tied to an ongoing “no pipelines” tagging campaign. One person was arrested, but released without charges or conditions.
The Vancouver Police Department returned on June 12 at around 9am with a warrant to take a DNA blood sample from the accused. The accused was again released without charges. There has been no info on the result of the DNA blood sample nearly 5 months after. (more…)
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
This August marks the first annual Week for Anarchist Prisoners.
Commencing on the anniversary of the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, the week will run August 23rd-30th. A packed week of events will be hosted in Hamilton to spread information about anarchist prisoners and to fundraise in support of our incarcerated comrades.
All proceeds from the week will be donated and split between Mexico ABC and Moscow ABC.
Schedule of Events:
Monday, August 25th – 5E Anarchist Prisoners in Mexico
Join us for a presentation on the case of the 5E prisoners in Mexico. Friends of the incarcerated anarchists will cover details of the case, the context of anarchist organizing in Mexico, and discuss the support work being done throughout the continent. (more…)
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Here are some updates about Kevin, Rick, and Joel, three Americans serving time in Canada for Toronto G20 convictions. Please note their current addresses (they have moved since the last update), writing letters is a great way to make sure incarcerated comrades feel connected.
On February 13th Joel plead guilty to 12 counts of mischief over $5000 (originally facing 26 counts) and was sentenced to 20 months. He is keeping up a blog while he is inside: http://lockedupyetliberated.noblogs.org/ You can read his statement to the court here. His current address is:
Central North Correctional Centre
1501 Fuller Ave.
Penetanguishene, ON Canada
On February 13th Kevin plead guilty to 16 charges (originally facing 53 counts) and was sentenced to 24 months in a penitentiary, the only G20 prisoner to be sentenced to federal time. He is currently being held at Joyceville in Kingston. His address:
ATTN Kevin Chianella
Highway 15 PO Box 880
On February 3rd Rick plead to 6 counts (originally facing 14) and received a 7-month sentence in jail, and 2 years probation. He is required to pay $3,000 in restitution. Morano was ordered to pay Staff Sgt. Queen $1,000 in restitution and $500 each to CIBC, Tim Hortons, American Apparel and All Leather. He is being held in Lindsay, his address is:
Central East Correctional Centre
541 Hwy 36, Box 4500
If you want to help out with support, please contact guelphabc(at)riseup.net
ABC Guelph, Canada
Vancouver: CEO Johnathan More of Aldrin Resource Corp, Athabasca Nuclear & Mira Resources Corp has his house shot up by unknown individuals (Kanada)
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014 – Cops have launched an investigation after multiple gunshots were fired at a $3 million dollar house of a corporate executive.
Johnathan More is president and CEO of Aldrin Resource Corp., a junior uranium company that is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The company recently announced its crews had begun drilling in search of uranium at its property in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin.
More is also named as a director of Athabasca Nuclear, another Venture-listed uranium explorer, and the CEO and director of Mira Resources Corp., an oil and gas company with projects in West African countries Ghana and Angola.
More is listed on the Mira website as a former investment adviser and the founder of JM Finance LTD, a Canadian venture capital company. Police have not made any arrests and have no suspects at this time. There is, so far, no claim of responsibility. No-one was injured or killed in the attack.
Sabotagemedia corrects a mistake in the counter-info work concerning Amélie Trudeau Pelletier (Canada)
Friday, March 28th, 2014
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With this message we would like to inform that the name of Amélie is not Pillierst, this is an error being reproduced in various communiqués and contra-info sites. Her name is Amélie Trudeau Pelletier. We normally do not modify errors in the original communiques (only in our translations) but seeing the extent it has taken, we are modifying all references to Pillierst in past communiques. To avoid more of this confusion, we strongly advise you to correct your references or “tags”.
The error that was reproduced by 325 site amongst others originated here:
reproduced by 325 amongst others
Sabotagemedia clarified that it was not their mistake originally.
Carlos, Amelie et Fallon: Mises à jour sur les 3 camarades anarchistes arrêté-e-s pour des attaques avec usage de cocktails molotov (Mexique)
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Mise à jour urgente: trois camarades anarchistes arrêté-e-s au Mexique, détenu-e-s sans possibilité de liberté sous caution, accusé-e-s de dommages à la propriété d’autrui, et possiblement de crime organisé, de sabotage et de terrorisme.
Appel à la solidarité internationale le vendredi 17 Janvier.
Dans la nuit du 5 Janvier, Carlos – un camarade du Mexique, ainsi qu’Amélie et Fallon – deux camarades du Canada, ont été arrêté-e-s dans le cadre d’attaques avec usage de cocktails molotov contre le Ministère des Communications et des Transports et un concessionnaire Nissan à Mexico. Les trois ont depuis été placé-e-s en détention et n’ont presque aucun contact avec quiconque, y compris avec leur avocat. Cependant, Amélie et Fallon ont été visité-e-s par le consulat canadien. Bien qu’ils aient d’abord été accusé-e-s seulement de dommages à la propriété d’autrui, les trois pourraient maintenant faire face à des accusations supplémentaires pour sabotage, crime organisé et terrorisme. (more…)
Carlos, Amelia & Fallon: Updates about the 3 anarchist comrades arrested for molotov attacks (Mexico)
Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Urgent update: three anarchist comrades arrested in Mexico, detained without bail, now facing charges of property destruction, and possibly organized crime, sabotage, and terrorism.
Call for International Solidarity on Friday, January 17th.
On the night of January 5th, Carlos – a comrade from Mexico, and Amelie and Fallon – two comrades from Canada, were arrested in relation to a molotov attack on the Ministry of Communication and Transportation and a Nissan dealership in Mexico City. The three have since been held in detention and have limited contact with anyone, including their lawyer, and Amelie and Fallon have also been visited by the Canadian consulate. Though they were initially accused of property destruction, the three may now face additional charges of sabotage, organized crime, and terrorism.
More info here plus letters from the imprisoned comrades.
Graffiti in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq warriors’ road blockade in New Brunswick against the fracking company SWN (Kanada)
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Last night (December 2nd), we painted graffiti in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq warriors’ road blockade in New Brunswick against the fracking company SWN. It reads “Solidarity with the Mi’kmaq blockades,” “Fuck RCMP, Fuck OPD,” “Fight back,” and “Solidarity with the Mi’kmaq Warriors.”
With this humble gesture we send them the strength of knowing that they are not alone and that their brave actions are inspiring us to show our feelings of revolt in more concrete terms. This is just the beginning for us, we intend to escalate our level of conflictuality.
We also put up a large piece that read “Strength + courage, fuck the state,” not only for Germaine Jr Breau and the rest of the brave Mi’kmaq warriors, but for all those who show courage in times of adversity. We would like to take this opportunity to send greetings of solidarity to: The five recently arrested in Barcelona including Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar who remain in custody, the accused comrades of the Nea Filadelfia bank robbery case in Greece and to the inspiring Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai recently sentenced for the shooting of a CEO of a nuclear power company, your words are more important and inspiring than you can imagine.
In furtherance of an escalated anarchist conflict in the States, solidarity to the Mi’kmaq warriors and all those who fight back.
-some anarchists in Olympia
Saturday, November 30th, 2013
“We are not giving up despite these harsh weather conditions, sacrificing time with our families, our jobs, our homes, not only to protect land, water and people but to ensure a brighter future for the next 7 generations. We are asking for more support, through road blocks to be in solidarity. This is not just an Elsipogtog issue, this is a global issue and we need to raise awareness. Show us support any way possible, sending thank you’s, road blocks, banners, even dropping by, all and every type of support is appreciated.”
The 3rd encampment in Mi’kmaq Territory, at HWY 11, which saw stand off’s between the Mi’kmaq peoples protecting the water and RCMP protecting corporate interests, is requesting widespread global support. (more…)
Friday, October 4th, 2013
A major line of Power was sabotaged. It occurred about a month ago (today is October 3rd 2013), during a pleasant night in the countryside somewhere in eastern Kanada, as all the comfortable slaves were so happily preparing their children to go back to a new level of brainwashing and behavioral social conditioning, with cops now keeping a preying eye upon them at school, so to prepare them for the prison world.
Lifting myself out of despair and isolation from this social daymare, I went on this nightly escapade to perform an act of monkey-wrenching against a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) power line, unbolting a bunch of nuts on two out of the four legs of those steel goliaths of technological enslavement that circulate power cross border, with only a large wrench, and a light metal tube to fit on the handle for extra leverage. While I would have greatly enjoyed the company and team work of other insurgents, I neither had the time or energy left to get them into action. But rest assured I did it no matter what, have put a lot of sweat into it, and it wasn’t a big deal at all. So they say, it’s easy to attack. Getting in and out of there is always harder.
I did this for Jerry Koch, for Marie Mason, for Maddy Pfeiffer, as well as for the millions of lesser-known others rotting in the concrete cells of a hardcore bandit capitalism that reigns over the US and the West in general. I want to bring down this fucking system of corporate piggery, and thought that literally bringing down their system’s backbone, one bolt at a time, seems like a favorable tactic. (more…)
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
PDF Graff zine produced by “some very angry and dangerous motherfuckers based in Toronto, Canada”. It contains the particularly useful section “Quick tips for those newer to graffiti vandalism”.
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.