Another big protest for climate, what's the point?
Of course it'll be nice to have as many people as there was in 2019, but in the end, even Greta couldn't make our governments change their policies. Well, ok, it falls a few days after the federal election, and we can hope that it can put some pressure on the bewly elected officials... But we know it won't: whoever is in power after the elections, nothing significant will be done, nothing significant has ever been done for climate in so-called Canada. Since the beginning of colonization, the State steals, exploits and destroys the land on which we live and which, ironically, ensure our survival.
Une autre grosse manif pour le climat, pourquoi faire ?
C'est sûr que ça serait bien qu'il y ait autant de monde qu'en 2019, mais au final, même Greta a pas pu faire changer les politiques de nos gouvernements. Bon, ok, ça tombe quelques jours après les élections, donc on peut espérer que ça mette un peu de pression sur les éluEs … Sauf que nous on sait que ça ne changera rien : Peu importe qui sera au pouvoir après les élections, rien de significatif ne sera fait, rien de significatif n'a jamais été fait au soit-disant Canada. Depuis le début de la colonisation, on vole, on exploite et on détruit le territoire sur lequel on se trouve, celui qui, ironiquement, assure notre survie.
- MayDay 2021: We don’t want this world they are trying to sell us!
- Meet up at 4PM at Jarry park, at the corner of Gary-Carter and St-Laurent.
The pandemic we are mired in precarize everyone and highlights serious injustices. The stimulus wished by the leaders is an economic stimulus which is not addressed to us. It is not addressed to the artists and other people who don’t make enough profit to merit the right to exist. It does not concern sex workers, whose existence itself is still criminalized. This stimulus ignores handicapped people, the marginalized, those with mental health issues. The stimulus they talk about, it is for the oil companies, the Bombardier corporations, the party friends like Guzzo, but it is not for us. To let the governments save us from the crisis they created themselves through the constant cuts to healthcare and through their "snowbird" lives, would be to accept death. What we need to stimulate is not the economy, but the struggles for our rights and the end of capitalist exploitation.