-> IF YOU ARE UNDER ARREST, PHONE: 514-289-9995
This is the phone number of sympathetic local lawyers. They speak fluent French and competent English.
Make sure you remember this number (write it down on your body if necessary). This number is very busy, so please only phone IF UNDER ARREST

Montreal, 4 June 2012 -- The Convergence of Anti-Capitalist Struggles (CLAC-Montreal), responding to a call by the student and popular protest movements, will participate in a week of economic disruption around the Grand Prix Formula 1 in Montreal. In particular, CLAC is inviting itself to the Grand Prix's opening cocktail party, at Arsenal on June 7th.

- Disrupt the Montreal Grand Prix
- Support Quebec’s General & Social Strike

An Anti-Capitalist/Anti-Authoritarian Convergence
June 6-10, 2012 - MONTREAL

The Anti-Capitalist Convergence of Montreal (CLAC) is calling for an anti-capitalist/anti-authoritarian presence in Montreal to disrupt the Grand Prix “jet-set”, and to support Quebec's ongoing student strike, which has become a larger "social strike." The Convergence is also in defiance of Quebec’s new special law against protesters and the student strike.

7 June à 5pm: Disrupt the Grand Prix Opening Cocktail!
Gather at the corner of Notre Dame and des Seigneurs

(two blocks west of Guy) (metro Georges-Vanier, Lionel Groulx or Charlevoix)

From 4 to 10 June: Autonomous actions. Wherever they are, we'll be there too!

The nightly protests will disrupt this crass elite at play in western downtown every night. To kick off the week of activities, the Grand Prix is throwing a "glittering" banquet, where a table with a driver costs a mere $25,000! Let's make their "prestigious and festive" soirée our own "Grand Evening".

Against Mayor Tremblay
Tremblay has been outraged for weeks, calling for calm to avoid the inevitable ... Let's give him something he can be proud to be outraged about! Defy his anti-mask regulation!

Against the "special law"
The special law is a desperate attempt by the state to regain control over the popular protest and protect its tourist season. This law unmasks the real face of the police state, which represses and criminalizes in order to impose its policies. Bravo, Charest! You've sparked an unprecedented popular protest movement in Quebec!

Against capitalism
The Grand Prix represents a golden windfall of millions for the very rich. Meanwhile, people working at the Grand Prix will only take home a bit of cash necessary for their daily survival.

Against the capitalist elite
The international elite of white, western men, fascinated by their "big deluxe cars", are dreaming of cruising around downtown Montreal. Their very presence embodies the concentration of wealth and social inequality and symbolizes the causes of the global economic, ecological, political, and social crises.

Against social cleansing!
Each summer, the SPVM pushes the poor and marginalized out of public space in a huge operation of social cleansing designed to please the rich and tourists during festival season. There are only a few days remaining for them to quell the protests which disrupt downtown every night. Let's be more numerous than ever around Crescent Street, where they'll park their Ferraris.

Responding to the call issued by the student movement, CLAC will take part in a week of economic disruption to promote the social strike.

Because Bernie Ecclestone is worth 2.5 billion and Bachand gives him 15 million dollar gifts. Because the F1 is a $10 billion business which sucks up public funds to enrich itself, wherever it takes place around the world.

Fuck the Grand Prix!





DISCLAIMER: THE "GRAND SOIR" ORGANIZERS WILL BRAG THAT THEIR EVENT IS A BENEFIT FOR STE-JUSTINE'S HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN, AND THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL NO DOUBT RECYCLE THE SHIT OUT OF THIS INFO... WELL IF THE PARTICIPANTS TO THIS CAPITALIST FARCE ARE REALLY CONCERNED WITH THE WELFARE OF SICK CHILDREN, THEY DON'T NEED A BOGUS PRETEXT TO GIVE THEIR DISPOSABLE MONEY TO CHARITY! IF YOU HAVE TOO MUCH CASH, YOU FUCKING WANKERS, JUST GIVE IT TO THE HOSPITALS AND FUCK RIGHT OFF!

*** PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS ***

A MESSAGE TO THOSE ARRESTED ON MAY 1ST

This past May 1st, in the hours following the anti-capitalist
demonstration organized by CLAC-Montreal (the Anti-Capitalist
Convergence), 107 people were arrested and several were brutalized
by the police. So far as we know, most of those arrested received
tickets for unlawful assembly, while some people received criminal
charges. Everyone was released during the night of the demonstration
or over the two days that followed.

If you are one of those who were arrested on May 1st, this message
is for you.

If you received a ticket after being arrested on May 1st, it is
important to challenge it! This can be a long procedure, but it is
our opinion that we should refuse to pay these illegitimate tickets
which are another method the State uses to discourage us from
rebelling. Let’s show them that their strategy isn’t going to work!
In this vein, we are going to organize as a group to challenge the
tickets, with the help of a lawyer. So if you would like to
challenge your ticket, write to us at: defense@clac-montreal.net and we will contact you for a meeting to share information and organize to challenge the tickets.

If you were arrested on May 1st and you have been charged with a
criminal offense, contact us at: defense@clac-montreal.net and we will get in touch for a meeting to share information and organize the defense of those charged.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, it is easier and less
discouraging to defend yourself with other people and this way we
can work together to raise the funds necessary for the defense!

WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW:
Whether you are challenging a ticket or defending yourself against
criminal charges, here are some important things you can do:

* As soon as possible, write down what happened before, during, and
after your arrest, to help you remember later on, as trials can last
for months and even years. Include what was happening at the time,
the names or badge numbers of the police you were dealing with, the
circumstances of your arrest, etc. In other words, include any
details that could be relevant to your defense.
* Take photos of any injuries you sustained and keep proof of any
visits to a healthcare provider.
* If you know people who witnessed your arrest, ask them to also
write down what happened, in order to help them remember later on.
* If you have any video footage or photos of what happened, keep the
original and make sure to have the contact information for the
person who took the video or photos in question.

If you have any questions or need any information or if you need
help to lodge a complaint against the police, contact us at : defense@clac-montreal.net

CLAC-Montreal Follow-Up Committee

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