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Finding ways to resist: learning from anti-gentrification actions in Montreal

Finding ways to resist: learning from anti-gentrification actions in Montreal

From The Cannon Street Bellows As rising housing prices push more of us into difficult situations here in Hamilton, it can be hard to find inspiration for how to fight back against gentrification. But just down the 401, anarchists in Montreal have been developing a practice of direct action against businesses involved in gentrifying their neighbourhoods over the past several years. Focused on Hochelaga in the east ... Read More
Canada150 Installation Defaced in Montreal, and a Proposal

Canada150 Installation Defaced in Montreal, and a Proposal

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info On Friday, June 16, an installation in Montreal promoting Canada's 150th year of killing people and taking their land (among other shit), was defaced by some anarchists. A large “Canada150” billboard above a Parks Canada information booth was covered with black paint, while anti-colonial posters were wheat pasted on an adjacent placard memorializing Sir Wilfred Laurier. The location is alongside the ... Read More
Let them eat paint! : de-gentrification action against “3734”

Let them eat paint! : de-gentrification action against “3734”

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info Just over a year ago, a masked crowd looted the yuppie grocery store attached to the “3734” restaurant on Notre-Dame street and redistributed the food to people in the neighborhood, one of dozens of actions against gentrification in recent years. The grocery store shut down several months ago, but we noticed that the 3734 restaurant was still serving business lunches and ... Read More
Anti-Canada 150 Poster Pack

Anti-Canada 150 Poster Pack

From It's Going Down As Canada spends half a billion dollars to celebrate its 150th year of land theft and colonial violence, Indigenous communities across Canada remain without access to clean water and endure acute poverty. Indigenous territories remain coveted by extractive industries and multinational corporations, who receive physical support from the RCMP and other agencies to forcibly steal and contaminate unceded Indigenous lands. From Oka to Elsipogtog, ... Read More
ALERTA /// Nationalist Far Right to Meet Up in Montréal Suburb on June 17th

ALERTA /// Nationalist Far Right to Meet Up in Montréal Suburb on June 17th

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info UPDATE : the MRQ conference has been displaced to the Centre équestre l’Intégrité, located at 3987 chemin Sainte-Angélique, in Saint-Lazare. You can call directly the owner, Sophie Robichaud, at 450-510-5354 or 514-992-2141 Saturday June 17, several right-wing and far-right nationalist groups and individuals were supposed to meet at the College de Maisonneuve, for a day-long conference organized by the Mouvement républicain du ... Read More
150 years of colonialism is nothing to celebrate!

150 years of colonialism is nothing to celebrate!

Anti-colonial and anti-imperialist demonstration in Montreal on July 1st From CLAC Time and place soon to be announced! Mark your calendars! As you might know, this year is the 150th anniversary of Canada. The government will spend half a billion dollars in 2017 to organize ceremonies, parades and parties to celebrate the colonialism, imperialism and racism that is so characteristic to nation-states. Those amounts will be ... Read More
Montreal: Week of Occupations

Montreal: Week of Occupations

From sub.media Montreal community groups came together with autonomous radicals last week to demand access to housing, squatting buildings and holding free barbecues in the park ... Read More
Mtl Counter-info #2

Mtl Counter-info #2

[For reading] [For printing, 11”x17”] [Center-fold: posters and boardgame, 11”x17” (optional)] CONTENTS “Cops Protect Fascists” Report-back Frontlines in the Fight Against Islamophobia March 15 in Montreal: Police Attacked, Kettle Broken Anti-gentrification Vandalism in Saint-Henri Revolt in the Youth Center of Val-Du-Lac Enbridge Line 3: The Feeblest Head of the Hydra Montreal Antifa Prevails: Would You Like A Beating With Your Happy Meal? 4:20 – Against Legalization and ... Read More
June 11th: Communication As a Weapon

June 11th: Communication As a Weapon

By now it is a platitude to speak of the isolation and silence that prisons strive to impose. Every week another one of our imprisoned friends tells us that their mail is getting fucked with, the phones on their unit are “broken,” or that our publications are being rejected with no recourse. For us, one of the most exciting elements of June 11, 2016 was the proliferation ... Read More
‘Week of Occupations’ Kicks Off As Vacant Hospital Is Taken

‘Week of Occupations’ Kicks Off As Vacant Hospital Is Taken

From subMedia Montreal radicals began a “week of occupations” by squatting an abandoned hospital that they hope to turn into a housing complex. When the police attacked, they barricaded themselves inside. More actions are planned through the coming week ... Read More