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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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Solidarity Action with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders Blocked Access to Port of #Montreal

Montreal. Quebec. March 8, 2020. A group of around 100 protesters blocked the Viau entrance of the Port of Montreal Saturday afternoon for about 30 minutes. The group arrived at the port at around 2:15pm today and erected a barricade and several banners in front of the port entrance, blocking incoming and outgoing traffic. The group then held a demo through the streets of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

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#ShutDownCanada: CN Rail Lines Blocked on South Shore of “#Montreal” – Public Call for Reinforcement!

So-called Canada. A CN rail crossing in Saint-Lambert, Quebec is currently being blocked. The track connects Montreal to Eastern Canada as well as to the United States. We are acting in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en who are fighting against Coastal Gas Link’s proposed energy corridor through their territory and whose land was invaded by the RCMP in January.

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