To all news editors; to all independent and alternative media
For Immediate Release
The Anti-Capitalist Convergence of Montreal (CLAC 2010):
Organizing in our communities and neighborhoods, mobilizing against the G8/G20 in Toronto
Capitalism is the crisis!
June 14, 2010 -- The Anti-Capitalist Convergence of Montreal (CLAC 2010) is a network of community organizations and individuals who have come together to reinforce day-to-day anti-capitalist social justice struggles in our community, and to mobilize against the upcoming G8/G20 meetings in Toronto.
Together, CLAC 2010 members and allies represent diverse local struggles that mutually support each other. We are of allies indigenous sovereignty and migrant justice struggles; we are queers, feminists, youth, students, workers,environmentalists, immigrants, anti-racists and anti-sexists; we organize against police brutality, poverty, cutbacks, privatization and precarity, and for housing rights and environmental justice. We are active in international solidarity, from Colombia to Palestine to Mexico and beyond, and against all borders. We are united in our opposition to a fundamentally unjust capitalist economic system.
In recent months, CLAC 2010, in collaboration with allies like the Regroupement anti-G20 étudiant (RAGE), la Coalition des féministes radicales contre le G20, the queer group Politi-Q and others, has focused our attention on popular education work. We have published an anti-capitalist reader called “Coup de Semonce”, organized over a dozen workshops locally, and hosted a two-day Anti-Capitalist Teach-In. We mobilize against the G8/G20 linked to our day-to-day organizing locally for justice and dignity.
Now, with the G8/G20 meetings slated to begin in two weeks, we are focusing our attention on mobilizing to oppose and confront the G8/G20 in Toronto between June 25-27.
We will be organizing buses and cars to transport demonstrators to Toronto. We are also supporting all efforts by Toronto and Southern Ontario groups to disrupt the Summit, despite the billion-dollar security measures meant to intimidate protesters.
CLAC 2010 Media will be active is addressing the issues that impact our communities, and making the links between our local struggles and the destructive agendas of the G8 and G20. Mediarepresentatives can stay in touch with CLAC 2010 Media by e-mail or phone and get in touch to speak with a media representative . We especially encourage alternative and independent media outlets to make contact, so we can share our anti-capitalist, popular education, direct action perspective against the G8/G20, as well as background about our local struggles and organizing.
CLAC 2010 MEDIA:
[We can respond to interview requests in French, English and Spanish.]