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Montréal le 1er mai 2011 - Pour la quatrième année consécutive, plus de 1 200 manifestant(e)s ont marché dimanche dans les rues du centre-ville de Montréal, dans le cadre de la Journée internationale des travailleurs et des travailleuses. La manifestation, organisée par la Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes Montréal (CLAC-Montréal), visait à dénoncer le système capitaliste, principal générateur d’exploitation et de pauvreté dans le monde.

"Sometimes you put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down." - Anonymous

JUNE 2011 UPDATE: Jaggi Singh received a suspended sentence and one year probation for publicly urging people to tear down the G20 Toronto security fence at a press conference. His other charges have been withdrawn. Previous updates are included below, including full details of the plea agreement.

News Articles:
G20 activist Jaggi Singh unrepentant after suspended sentence (Toronto Star):
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1012501--g20-activist-jaggi-si...

Jaggi Singh set free: "My only regret is that we didn’t succeed in tearing down that fence.” (NOW Magazine):
http://www.nowtoronto.com/daily/news/story.cfm?content=181355

Activist Jaggi Singh Given Suspended Sentence for G20 Speech (Toronto Media Co-op):
http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/story/activist-jaggi-singh-given-suspended-s...

The banks and big corporations have emerged from the economic crisis as winners. They continue to amass record profits! But, for the majority of the population, things are going differently. The crisis not only funnelled hundreds of billions of dollars of public money into "saving" the financial system, it served as a pretext for big businesses to carry out massive lay-offs and for governments world-wide to cut social services such as education and health.

Capitalism only serves a handful of individuals. There have been endless corruption scandals and thefts of public funds. There have been tax cuts for the rich ... followed by cut-backs imposed on us. The greed of the rich is matched only by the enormous bonuses they lavish on themselves. It's ridiculous!

Immigrants, the unemployed, people on social assistance, single mothers and the elderly are cruelly affected by the crisis of capitalism. But the so-called "middle" class is now also directly affected and the situation is only going to get worse: higher costs of living, lower salaries, reduced social protections, privatization, health care user-fees and more.

We all contribute to the production of wealth. There is no valid reason for not sharing it fairly. There is absolutely no reason why this wealth should be stolen by a handful of billionaires, whether they be business leaders, war-lords, oil kings or dictators! Let's follow the example of the angry people of Tunisia, Egypt and Greece. Here, just like there, against capitalism, against all forms of oppression, for a better life, we have every reason to rise up!

Let's rise up in the streets of Montreal on May 1st, International Workers' Day. Bring your flags and your scarves. Let's hit the streets!

An invitation from CLAC-Montréal, www.clac2010.net / blocampmontreal@gmail.com

[translated from the French]

*1st General Assembly of the (renewed) Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) of
Montréal
TUESDAY, MARCH 1st at 6pm
UQÀM, Pavillon Hubert-Aquin (400 rue Sainte-Catherine Est)
Local A-2625 (métro Berri-UQAM)*
(proposed agenda below)

For more than a decade, the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) and similar
groups have been very effective among the radical anti-capitalist left in
Montreal, with a certain degree of success despite limited means. The CLAC
has mobilized around global issues, made links between specific issues and

Our solidarity is stronger than their repression!

The G20 Legal Defence Fund in Quebec continues to raise money in support of all people facing charges in relation to the anti-G20 protests in Toronto in June 2010.

The Fund considers that all arrests occurred in the context of a legitimate struggle against the capitalist policies of the G20, and that all charges should be dropped immediately.

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Le verger au complet!

La Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes (CLAC) produit une série de podcasts sous forme d'entrevues nommée Le Verger au complet qui vise la diffusion d’informations relatives à l’abolition de la police et des prisons et à la justice, en abordant des thématiques telles que l'emprisonnement des migrant.e.s, la criminalisation de la dissidence et la justice transformatrice.

Alors que les discours libéraux présentent les violences policières comme l'affaire de quelques pommes pourries dans le panier nous proposons plutôt une analyse critique de la police et des institutions punitives: on ne réforme pas un système pourri, on l’abolit! Attaquons-nous au verger au complet!



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