illegal demo on St-Catherine
This year in context of Earth Day Inc., a call out for an anticapitalist contingent for the 21 April march somewhat spoiled this yearly ritual of greenwashing and self-flagellation.
This year for May Day, two marches, one leaving west headed by banners reading “For a world without bosses, cops nor prisons” and “south-west against capitalism, may day and everyday”, and one leaving east headed by a banner reading “sabotage / wildcat strike”, were to join in front of city hall at 6pm to then march as one to the 357c private club, where the scum trinity of state, mafia and business meet to secretly plan which way they’ll fuck everyone over.
During the last week, several of us decided to self-organize and pass to the attack.
Because capitalism is totalitarian.
Because financial institutions, Desjardins banks included, are agents of this domination. Because they are responsible for the financial crisis, yet always come out on top. Because the condition of their existence is the negation of ours.
Because the politicians, no matter the party, are also agents of this system. Because they accept the rules of a game in which we are first to lose. Because they blindly embrace the hegemonic ideology of zero deficit, of State austerity measures, of growth and profit at any price.
Because the banks are the pillars of this structure which objectifies us, trades us, commodifies us.
We attacked and smashed four banks with rocks, hammers, and paint in the neighborhoods of Hochelaga and Plateau-Mt-Royal. We also vandalized the ATMs.
We know that we only struck the symbols of this domination. But the conflict takes place everyday; when you have to pay to eat, pay to go to school (which is itself subsumed to the reproduction of Capital), when the landlord comes for the rent, when the repossession agency knocks at the door.
Solidarity with the Pacific Northwest Grand Jury resistors who, despite the risk of imprisonment, refuse to bow down to the demands of the State and Capital.
- some anarchists
During the month of March, a poster was placed at the entrance to the phase A section of the highway 167 development project that will lead to the “Renard Project” and the Stornoway diamond mine. The poster read “Attention, mine anti-personnelle sur les prochains 10 km (Danger, explosive mines in the next 10 km)”.
During the same night, the SOQUEM office in the city of Chibougamau was vandalized. The facade of the building was completely covered in paint (by an extinguisher), including all the cameras. A window was smashed with a hammer and graffiti written saying “Fuck le Plan Nord”.
SOQUEM is one of the more active partners in the “Renard Project”. SOQUEM and its partners currently finance more than $10 million of exploration in Quebec.
Fuck the Plan Nord and all mining companies!
Let’s continue the attacks!
- some anarchists
The filth of HSBC was struck and attacked, resulting in over 10 windows being cracked, smashed and destroyed. HSBC is one of the biggest banks in the world. On a daily basis they throw people out of their homes, destroy people’s lives, destroy the environment, launder money to drug lords and have no problem being a center piece of capitalism. The heads of HSBC are scum their lives are worthless. You may have paper with numbers on it (money), but you are no human.
Capitalism runs our lives. It takes away are freedom to do what we want. It stops us from following our dreams and causes people to take risks like robbery to support a drug habit that society has created or someone who need money to support their family. Capitalism makes it okay for lifeless pigs (police and the state) to but human beings in cages. It makes okay to torture and kill people at will. It creates the war machine. The state is capitalism. Capitalism is the state.
This small act of rebellion will continue. More of us will come out and attacked. Attack greed! Attack gentrification! Attack VPD! The police are the enemy they are our oppressor.
For a world without borders, police, government and capitalism.
Its easy to attack
Absolution for the May 29 defendants! No highway through TIPNIS! Freedom for all prisoners!
On May 29, 2012, 13 people were arrested by police in La Paz, Bolivia. All of them were connected to anarchist participation in the defense of TIPNIS, an indigenous territory and national park. The 13 were accused of a series of arsons, bombings, and sabotage claimed by the Informal Anarchist Federation-International Revolutionary Front (FAI-FRI). The actions, occurring from September 2011 to May 2012, targeted government buildings, banks, car companies, fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and animal industries. Some of the attacks were claimed in solidarity with the struggle to defend TIPNIS, others in solidarity with comrades facing repression in Chile, others in support of animal liberation.
from Montréal Contre-Info
By writing this text, we want to open lines of communication and critique regarding anarchist practices in the streets of Montreal, on a tactical level. We continue to see the same mistakes being made in demos and attribute this to how reflection on these matters rarely goes beyond the reach of affinity groups. We feel the limited amount of new information the police can gain from reading these general reflections is outweighed by the possibilities that can arise when we are better able to act as a collective force in the streets. It is our hope that others feel impelled to further these discussions within our anarchist networks, both in the form of anonymous texts and in the relationships they hold dear. Here are some reflections from three affinity groups, which will only be of value if we bring them to life in critical discussion and practical application.
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7. Free Anons
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.
Report Back on the March 15th demonstration in Oakland
Let us begin by expressing our solidarity to the 250+ who were arrested in Montréal during the 15 Mars Manifestation Contre la Brutalité Policiére.
At 9:00 PM, a small group of anarchists that numbered around two or three dozen took the streets, with black flags and banners that read “FIGHT B(A)CK” and “Anti-Capitalist Anti-Police.” We marched south on Broadway, chanting “Anticapitalista,” “No Justice No Peace Fuck the Police,” and “All Cops Are Bastards ACAB.” We made our way down to the OPD station at 7th & Broadway, where we confronted maybe ten riot police. The cops appeared to be on the defensive, so after a few minutes we made our way north on Franklin. “FTP” was written with impressively large font across a Chase bank, and some of it’s windows were broken. Multiple ATMs along Franklin were vandalized, Oakland Tribune had some of it’s windows shattered. Union Bank had it’s front door smashed, Some windows on the Bank of California were broken. But this is an incomplete list of actions we’re sure. As we passed the park at 19th & Telegraph, we decided it was a good time to disperse as many police cars were speeding around the area. There were no arrests as far as we know.
We would like to thank the comrades who showed up, the NLG for lending us a legal observer. Much love and solidarity to everyone who demonstrates against the system, today or any day.
Reportback from Portland March 15th Day of action against Police
Last night a group of about 75 people assembled and left Holladay park. Oddly we left a good 15 minutes before the march was supposed to start, making us wonder who might have showed after we left. Many of us wanted to take the street but were dogged in by the absurd amounts of police on bikes following us on the other side of the street, and the horse/riot cops just out sight. Marching downtown chanting: “Police are the army of rich”, “Portland, Cairo, Greece, Fuck the Police”, “Fuck These Cops we don’t need them, what we want is total freedom”. People from the bars and cars cheered in support, yelling “Fuck the Police” back at us. It was refreshing to see many faces I’ve never seen, and surprisingly many who I thought would be there, weren’t, but hell new is good. Many of the younger folks were thrilled and had never been to such an anti-capitalist/anti-police demo, saying how exciting it was. All and all it wasn’t as raucous as some would like, no attacks and little amount of street taking. But before trollers call us posers, we had incredible amount of support from people on the periphery, even inspiring younger people in our own ranks I hope will build on this momentum. Also there were an army of police. Hope to see more people and less police next time. Thank you Oakland for keeping it fierce, and thanks to the comrades arrested in mass in Montreal. Fuck the police. Fuck the Capitalist order they enforce.