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Montreal: Demonstration against COVID-19 curfew

Montreal. QC. Photos & report back. Over 100 protesters gathered in east-end Montreal yesterday, to express opposition to the #curfew as well as to highlight measures to combat the pandemic rooted in solidarity and support for the most marginalized of society.

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Montreal: No Police-Based Solution to the Health Crisis!

Montreal. QC. January 9. 2021. Today at 8 p.m., for the first time in our history, a province-wide curfew will be put in place. After ten months of a health crisis, our government has once again opted for a police-based solution. With alarms, sirens and flashing lights, the police will announce the time of its reign every night, at least for the next month. This strategy of intimidation and fear implemented won’t be sufficient to camouflage the amateurism and ineffectiveness of the caquiste method of pandemic management.

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Quebec: A Critique of Emergency Measures that Remove Freedom of Assembly

Quebec. Canada. A lot has changed in the past year. If you would have told me a year ago that the government would ban gatherings in private homes, and given police special powers to forcibly enter people’s homes without a warrant *, I would have assumed that you were a paranoid conspiracy kook. Yet such is the reality in 2021.

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Report-back from New Year’s Eve noise demo in so-called Montreal 2020

Montreal. QC. Though there was no public call for a noise demonstration this year in so-called Montreal, around 50 people gathered anyways. We carried on the 10+ year tradition in this region of ringing in the new year alongside our friends and family on the inside.

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Montreal, Another Ending is Entirely Speculative: Reflections on the Eviction of the Notre-Dame Encampment

Montreal. QC. On Monday, December 7th at 7am over 50 people attempted to gather outside the Notre-Dame tent encampment in support of residents facing eviction by the cops that morning. This camp was established earlier in the summer of this year by those living without safe and secure shelter. The SPVM had already set up a perimeter, and they defended it to prevent supporters from approaching the camp. As a result, the police were able to easily remove the camp’s residents, as planned.

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#Montreal: Our undocumented neighbours need our support – right now!

Montreal. QC. Thousands of Montrealers have no regular immigration status. Officially, they don’t exist. In reality, they are our neighbours, friends, family, people we encounter in the streets; the guy cleaning the office at night, the teenager who put the carrots into the bag you get at the grocery store and her mom who cleans your hotel room, the older man with a cane collecting cans.

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Old Myths, New Peoples: The “Eastern #Métis” and Indigenous Erasure – A Zine from Sabordage Distro

So-called Canada. The era of Justin Trudeau’s state-led reconciliation is desperately trying to keep itself alive. As it crumbles, something raw and real is laid bare (again): how desperate many white settlers are to get on the right side of history by telling and collecting stories about how different things are “now” from “back then”. One of these stories has always been about a romanticized, state-led version of reconciliation.

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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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