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Squatex equipment arsoned in Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc

Squatex equipment arsoned in Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc

From the Mass media Heavy machinery of the oil company Squatex was set aflame in the middle of Thursday night in Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc. The company has already carried out drilling in the area. The equipment was parked on the grounds nearby. Emergency services were dispatched to the site of a fire around 8:30 Friday. The fire, which is now under control, is considered suspect by police ... Read More
6 Reasons I Support Arson (As a Tool for Social Justice)

6 Reasons I Support Arson (As a Tool for Social Justice)

From Stones and Sticks and Words May 18 is an important day for me. On May 18 the FFFC[1. Don’t ask me what FFFC stands for, because I don’t know.] firebombed a Royal Bank of Canada branch in a wealthy ottawa neighbourhood. One month later, on June 18, I was arrested, along with Roger Clement and one other person. It was alleged that I had thrown the ... Read More
Infiltrated! How to prevent political police from undermining grassroots solidarity

Infiltrated! How to prevent political police from undermining grassroots solidarity

From Stones and Sticks and Words Editorial note: We republish this text because these lessons remain very relevant, especially given that the Canadian State will likely attempt to infiltrate radical communities in the lead up to the G7 in Charlevoix, QC next summer. For more resources on combating infiltration, check out Stop Hunting Sheep: A Guide to Creating Safer Networks and Stay Calm: Some tips for keeping ... Read More
Policing isn’t broken; it’s working for capitalist and colonial interests

Policing isn’t broken; it’s working for capitalist and colonial interests

From Stones and Sticks and Words On July 24, 2016, Somalian refugee Abdirahman Abdi was brutally beaten to death by two Ottawa police officers. His death caused outrage, and drew attention to the issue of police brutality towards Black people in Ottawa. Anti-Black racism, and police violence towards Black people has been one of the central political issues of the past two years. This is a short ... Read More
Report-back from Garam Masala anti-caste, anti-Hindutva disruption at Montreal's "Festival of India"

Report-back from Garam Masala anti-caste, anti-Hindutva disruption at Montreal’s “Festival of India”

GARAM MASAMA (Groupe d'Action Révolutionnaire sud-Asiatique de Montréal / Montreal Alliance of South Asian Leftists and Allies) had a successful intervention at this weekend's misnamed and offensive "Festival of India". We exposed it as a Hare Krishna and caste-Hindu sect event that does not represent India in any way. We passed out almost two-thousand flyers, had dozens of conversations with supportive and curious folks, but also had ... Read More
International Week of Solidarity July 20-27: Keep the Pressure On!

International Week of Solidarity July 20-27: Keep the Pressure On!

From CrimethInc We are calling for a Week of Solidarity with the J20 defendants from July 20 to 27, 2017. July 20 marks six months from the initial actions and arrests during Donald Trump’s inauguration, and on July 27, a motion to dismiss the charges will be argued in court. The case has finally begun to receive the media attention it warrants; with this court date approaching ... Read More
Islamophobic Panic Surrounding “Safarigate”: A Fake Scandal Made Up by Notorious Racists!

Islamophobic Panic Surrounding “Safarigate”: A Fake Scandal Made Up by Notorious Racists!

From Montreal-antifasciste.info The media has begun commenting on a short racist youtube video, shot at Parc Safari (a zoo 45 minutes outside of Montreal) on July 2nd[i]. The video, seemingly shot by a woman who just happened to be innocently visiting the zoo that day, is in fact not easy to make out – one sees a crowd of people milling around of the grass, a woman ... Read More
A “Vegetarian Act” of Vandalism Strikes Boucherie Grinder

A “Vegetarian Act” of Vandalism Strikes Boucherie Grinder

On Wednesday morning this week, the butcher shop Boucherie Grinder was struck with two bricks. The display windows which house the shop’s ornately-hung meats in full view were not broken, only receiving marks, due to the strength of the glass. A message was attached to the projectiles: “This is a vegetarian act. We consider that your hideous and infectious establishment requires a long and ostensible intervention. Cease ... Read More
Fuck Canada: VIA Rail celebration of colonial genocide covered in the colours of green anarchy

Fuck Canada: VIA Rail celebration of colonial genocide covered in the colours of green anarchy

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info Politicians, cops, capitalists and bootlickers across the territories of so-called Canada are celebrating the genocidal legacy of colonial civilization with a year full of grotesque spectacles. Canada tries to whitewash 150 years of colonial violence with fighter jets adorned with the colors of the Canadian flag, concerts and parades, and VIA Rail commuter train advertising ... Read More
Graffiti campaign: 375+150 = Bullshit!

Graffiti campaign: 375+150 = Bullshit!

Montreal streets covered with anti-colonial, anti-nationalist, migrant justice stencils, images and graffiti From No Borders Collective This week, between the nationalistic displays of June 24 (Quebec holiday) and July 1st (Canada holiday), a group called Le Collectif No Borders in Montreal has covered various areas of the city with anti-colonial, anti-nationalist and migrant justice stencils and images. Among the messages shared on the stencils, images and ... Read More