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Shut Down #Canada

So-called Canada. Right now in Mi’kma’ki, commercial fishermen are physically threatening, intimidating and harassing Indigenous people over their livelihood catch of lobster. The violence has escalated in the past few days, and seems likely to continue to escalate. The RCMP have been filmed allowing commercial fishermen to steal and poison lobster, burn vehicles, smash windows, throw rocks at Mi’kmaq people and attack chiefs and women.

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#Montreal #QC: Statue of John A. Macdonald Toppled

Montreal. Quebec. Demonstrators took down the statue of John A. Macdonald today in downtown Montreal, at the end of the demonstration to defund the police. 

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John A. Macdonald Statue in #Montreal Vandalized with Paint (Again!)

Montreal, July 2, 2020 — As part of #CancelCanadaDay actions throughout the Canadian state, the #MacdonaldMustFall group in Montreal has once again vandalized the Macdonald Monument in Montreal, this time in yellow paint.

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#Montreal, #QC: Racist John A. Macdonald Monument vandalized with paint

Montreal. QC. June 15. 2020. Last night in a post-Victoria Day / pre-Canada Day action — the Macdonald Monument at Place du Canada was sprayed in purple paint by local anti-colonial vandals.

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Montrealers call for defunding the police, decarcerating prisons

Montreal. QC. June 13. 2020. At 12pm today, one hundred Montrealers gathered in front of the Bordeaux prison to call for defunding the police and decarcerating prisons. Black activists told the crowd about the violence inflicted upon their communities by prisons and the police. The crowd held banners with slogans such as “Prisons Kill,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “Defund the Police,” and made noise to show solidarity with prisoners inside Bordeaux.

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#Montreal: Bring the Uprising Home

Montreal. QC. Supporting the uprising spreading across America over the police murder of George Floyd means bringing it home. We got a sustained glimpse of exactly that Sunday in Montreal, as for the first time in years, the police lost control of downtown for an extended period of time.

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Noise Demonstrations Take Place Outside #Montreal-Area Prisons Following Prisoner Death, Hunger Strike

10 May, Montreal – At 2pm today, a caravan of over 30 vehicles visited the Federal Training Centre prison in Laval and the Bordeaux jail in Montreal, demanding the immediate release of all prisoners in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vehicles, decorated with slogans such as, ‘Prison Should Not Be A Death Sentence,’ & ‘Free All Prisoners,’ honked their horns, made noise, and held banners in solidarity with those inside.

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#Montreal Counter Information: Why and How to Go on a Rent Strike

Montreal. QC. March 25, 2020. Rent strikes are risky. To reduce the risks, the more of us the better. We have strength in numbers.

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Communiqué from Prisoners in the #Laval Immigration Holding Centre: Hunger Strike Until We Are Free

Laval. QC. March 24, 2020. Following the petition we wrote [on 19 March, sent to government officials and asking to be released in the context of the pandemic*], which had little impact on our situation of detention, we have decided to move to the second phase of our plan. This is to go on an indefinite hunger strike, starting today. This will be done in the most peaceful way and we are not breaking any detention centre rules. Thank you for your support and all help is welcome.

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#Montreal: Rent Strike – Beginning April 1st, 2020

Montreal. QC. Poor, unemployed, laid-off, precarious, undocumented, contract and other workers — all of us who live month-to-month — will not be able to pay rent this April 1st.

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