In the early morning of Monday June 10th, the Montreal police shot a man. A neighbour was having a crisis. Instead of doing anything helpful, they harassed him for hours. They had guns pointed at his head. They finally shot him in the leg through hs own apartment door early monday morning. On Sunday June 17th anarchists in the St-Henri neighbourhood of Montreal put up posters reminding our neighbours to think twice before calling the cops.Continue reading #Montreal: Don’t Call the Cops!
As we all know, the Canadian government decided to invest more than 56$ million into locking up hundreds of people in a brand-new prison in Laval, slated to open in 2021. On June 7th, we decided to take back this site of suffering and grief and transform it into a place of life and hope.Continue reading Canadian Territory: Seeds Against the New Migrant Prison in #Laval
Montreal, Canadian territory: As the Victoria Day weekend begins, the Macdonald Monument and the Queen Victoria Statue at McGill have once again been vandalized. Montreal May Anarchists (MMA) sprayed the Macdonald Monument in anti-colonial green, and the Queen Victoria statue in anti-imperialist red.Continue reading Macdonald Monument & Queen Victoria Statue Vandalized Again in #Montreal
On May Day 2019 in Montreal there were four different demonstrations at different times and locations across the city. The CLAC (Convergence des Luttes Anti-Capitalistes) called for their annual anti-capitalist May Day demonstration to be held in the theme of “No borders”, in the context of the rise of the xenophobic far right in Quebec and the ongoing attept to construct a new migrant prison in Laval, QC. We attended the CLAC’s No Borders May Day, which gathered at 6:30pm at Square Cabot in the west end of downtown Montreal.Continue reading Reportback from #Montreal’s #MayDay Against Borders
Montreal Counter-info has published a video detailing the weak points of extractive industry, transportation, and infrastructure – taken straight from a counter-insurgency paper concerned with the threat of indigenous uprising in Canada.Continue reading Counter Insurgency Paper: Weak Points of #Canada’s ‘Resource’ Exploitation Economy
Not only can blockades “shut down the world”, they also open up space for a new one to be built, or in the case of colonized peoples, a world restored.Continue reading Another End of the World Is Possible: Indigenous Solidarity and Blocking Extractive Infrastructure in #Canada
Citizenship can only exist and be valued if there is also a category of others, those without status. For this distinction to exist, it must be enforced by the state, which has a number of tools to do so.Continue reading #Quebec – Tomorrow is far away: An anarchist intervention against the construction of the migrant prison in #Laval
This series is an attempt to acknowledge and reflect on the history of militant resistance throughout the territories of so-called Canada. While the events we’ll be exploring do not necessarily involve anarchists, we think they’re important – as cultural markers or reference points from which we can be exposed to ideas or tactics. As the old saying goes, we learn from the past to prepare in the present and defend the future.
When you hear the word “Westmount”, temporary autonomous zones, dumpster barricades, and flaming effigies of Trudeau aren’t exactly what pops to mind. People often think of this drab neighborhood looming over St. Henri as purgatory where the absurdly wealthy listlessly drift between a loveless marriage, resentful children, and a soul-crushing job… But not anymore!
Action against “Operation Nirvana” in Montreal. This operation seeks to criminalize and arrest men who meet in these washrooms.