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Montreal Counter-info #2.. Autonomous Communication as an Anti Authority Weapon

                   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 Criminalization Alike
Police Protect Far-Right Demo from Antifascists
Business Invasion: A Tactic to Fight Gentrification?
May Day in Montreal: Some Critical Reflections
Hey There Yuppies!
You’re Also Staying In “Montreal” This Summer?
A Recipe for Nocturnal Direct Actions!
Street Demonstration Tips
June 11th: Communication As a Weapon
How to Safely Submit Communiqués

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Feature Stories.. Mtl Counter-info

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

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From subMedia

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

From subMedia

Logging Company Office Occupied

May 24, 2017
From subMedia This morning, a group of autonomous environmentalists in Montreal occupied the offices of EACOM Timber, in opposition to the company’s plan to log forest in the habitat of endangered caribou in Northern Quebec. In order to facilitate the logging operation, the government of Quebec plans to displace the entire herd of caribou into a zoo, a move which has been opposed by the Assembly of First … Read More

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info

Hey There Yuppies!

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info On the night of May 19, we decided to come together to attack the restaurant and bar Ludger, the offices of Projet Montréal, and the IGA supermarket in Saint-Henri. If we attacked Ludger, it’s not only to denounce the over-priced meals that they serve, but to attack the way of life of young professional yuppies who invade popular neighbourhoods with their cash, … Read More

The Rebel! Rebuild! Rewild! Report for 2016

As we roll into our fourth year, Rebel! Rebuild! Rewild! keeps gaining momentum. Our collective, for which Earth First! was a primary inspiration, began with the aim of bringing a culture of revolutionary ecology to the territories we inhabit in so-called Ontario and Quebec. Back in January 2016, we held a winter organizing convergence called “Vision 2020,” which brought together many of the most committed eco-anarchists in this ……. Read More

Forest Friends: Get (A) Clue!

June 11th, International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason & All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners, is less than a month away. Montreal will be participating by having a board-game night featuring an Earth Liberation Front edition of Clue! (June 11, La Deferle, 7 pm – check here for more info soon) Forest Friends: Get (A) Clue! is a game where players try to figure out the three main facts of … Read More

A recipe for nocturnal direct actions!

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info [For reading] [For printing, 11”x17”] “Direct action, simply put, means cutting out the middleman: solving problems yourself rather than petitioning the authorities or relying on external institutions. Any action that sidesteps regulations and representation to accomplish goals directly is direct action—it includes everything from blockading airports to helping refugees escape to safety and organizing programs to liberate your community from reliance on … Read More

At Last!! paid ‘Period Leave’ to be introduced in Italy

by   at Feminist Current    ….Dysmeanorrhea , painful periods, or menstrual cramps, is pain during menstruation. which occurs in up to 90% of women of reproductive age—

Resultado de imagen de Dysmenorrhea also known as dysmenorrhoea, painful periods, or menstrual cramps, is pain during menstruation.[1][2]]It is estimated to occur in 20% to 90% of women of reproductive age.[1]

MPs in the country are currently debating legislation which would see ladies who suffer from dysmenorrhea, a condition that makes periods extremely painful, free to have three days of paid leave every month. Continue reading At Last!! paid ‘Period Leave’ to be introduced in Italy

Shut Down Detention Centres NOW .. Stop Racist Scapegoating

Amazing massive loud bold crowd at Yarls Wood demonstrating with the detainees inside #ShutDownYarlsWood #EndDetention #SetHerFree

It’s time to shut down Yarl’s Wood detention centre.   Hundreds of people surrounded the fences last weekend. Hera Lorandos spoke to women who have suffered inside…

“I was an animal in a cage with no open doors,” said Olga. Coming from Russia on a six-month tourist visa, Olga was detained for over a month in one of the UK’s most notorious detention centres in Bedfordshire.

We were at #ShutDownYarlsWood today, protesting against racist detention centres. #ShutItDown!

This is the same place where over a thousand activists descended on last Saturday . For the sixth time, the activist group ‘Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary’ brought people together from around the UK to march for the immediate closure of Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. Continue reading Shut Down Detention Centres NOW .. Stop Racist Scapegoating

Barcelona reports: 300 Riot Cops evict Fees Camp + Combat LGBTI Phobia Night Demo

´Barcelona reports..     Students set up camp, closing the main Via Laietana for 3 hours before being  brutally evicted by 300 cops at midnight… A few days later a large LGBTI demo reclaimed the night, marching round the cityand resisting all attacks.  .

by JESÚS RODRÍGUEZ  at La Directa.(summarized Translation The Free )               A contingent of 300  Catalan Riot  Police evicted more than 200 students who wanted to camp in front of the headquarters of the Secretariat for Universities in Barcelona.

They were  demand a reduction of 30% of university fees and masters degrees, some claims already approved by the Parliament of Catalonia  but  not put into practice. That’s why hundreds of demonstrators resorted yesterday Via Laietana -in the context of the second day of student mobilizations .


 Combat LGBTI Phobia Night Demo

See photos and videos on Twitter here of this brilliant demo!!.


The student’s fees camp was confronted by  four whole units of the Mobile Riot Brigade -some 300 agents who were ordered out by the Minister of Interior Jordi Jané:
Hundreds of people blocked the main street for hours shouting “resistance, resistance” or “it will always be our street. Continue reading Barcelona reports: 300 Riot Cops evict Fees Camp + Combat LGBTI Phobia Night Demo

Rojava-inspired Women’s Councils Spread across Europe


 RAHILA GUPTA  shared with thanks           Could this little-known system provide a way forward for real democracy – from the bottom up – in our failing neoliberal political systems?

Every time I speak at public meetings in Britain about the gender equality and direct democracy experiment being carried out in Rojava, Northern Syria, I am invariably asked by an inspired audience what we can learn from there – and how can we implement it here.Yekîneyên Jinên in Azad Star (Star-YJA) has communicated the death of the commanders of their militia Nalin Dipo and Helin Murat, from the Free Womens Unit -Ishtar  killed by Turkish bombing of Kurdistan in Iraq between 26 and 28 April 2017

Given the growing consensus in the west about the importance of equal pay and equal representation of the sexes at all levels of employment, one of the basic tenets of the Rojava revolution, co-presidentship – where every institution is headed up by a man and a woman – should not be too much of a hard sell.

Rojava Revolution Plan: Organising and Funding Projects and Volunteers

Yet even co-presidentship cannot be easily replicated within a system like ours which, driven by profit rather that values, might simply discard the idea as untenable on the grounds of cost and over-staffing. After all, the state is being rolled back everywhere; NGOs are scrabbling for cash; and jobshares are simply not the same thing. Continue reading Rojava-inspired Women’s Councils Spread across Europe

Mexico: Mass Solidarity after another Femicide on Campus

By It’s Going Down         On the night of Wednesday May 3, Lesvy Berlín Rivera Osorio was strangled to death with a telephone cord on the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City.View image on Twitter

Her body was discovered hanging from the cord of a telephone booth near the Engineering Department by campus security at around 7 a.m…

1000’s of women protest at Mexico’s largest university @UNAM_MX after woman is found strangled to death & gov blames her for her own murder

The Twitter account of Mexico City’s Public Prosecutor’s Office (PGJDF) – the authorities that will be investigating her murder – did not tweet out any solid evidence or possible motives for the murder.

However, they did put out tweets suggesting her lifestyle was the cause of her own death, implying that her romantic relationships, alleged drinking, and her decision to live with her boyfriend, all made her a person with questionable morals. .. SEE PGJ BELOW Continue reading Mexico: Mass Solidarity after another Femicide on Campus

May Day 2017: We Strike Back Against Capitalists

CALLOUT: MAY DAY 2017 – WE ARE POOR BECAUSE THEY ARE RICH… AND IT’S RIGHT TO REVOLT!

BY   May 1st is a day of solidarity with other exploited people across the world and within our communities. This is a call to reclaim and rebuild the history and struggle against oppression with an anti-capitalist gathering, celebration and resistance.Image result for mayday class war

This year we will commemorate those who fought with their lives for an 8 hour workday in Chicago over 100 years ago, and the innocent anarchists who lost their lives at the hand of the law.

On May 1st 2017 we will stand against capitalism, colonialism, borders and the state; we will stand for freedom, community and self-determination as we continue the struggles of workers started so many years ago.

Capitalism continues to steal land, life, culture and language from in the name of profit. The empire it has built on stolen land keeps workers under the boot of the bosses, the unemployed under the boot of the state, as our labour increases their profit margins and we merely survive and dream of the lives we can live in our worn-out bodies come retirement.Image result for mayday general strike migrants

On May 1st, 2017 we will gather as anti-capitalists against the systems of oppression that commodify our basic needs and force us to work for our daily bread. The food from the fields and trees and the houses on the streets have all been packaged into marketable products and fenced off from all who cannot pay the price. Continue reading May Day 2017: We Strike Back Against Capitalists