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Souriez, Big Brother a les yeux crevés! / Smile, Big Brother’s blinded!

Posted in Actions, Reportages with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2013/03/05 by anabraxas

Trouvé sur Anews

Montréal: souriez – vos caméras ne fonctionnent pas

Dans la nuit du 26 fevrier, inspirés par les attaques contre la police et la volonté des manifestant-es de ne pas vouloir être dispersés durant la manifestation cet après midi, un extincteur rempli de peinture a été utilisé afin projeter de la peinture sur une caméra de sécurité et pour faire un énorme (A) sur le mur du Cégep du Vieux Montréal. Dans la nuit du 3 mars, nous avons brisé une caméra de sécurité du Cégep Maisonneuve en lançant un bloc de béton du toît sur celle-ci. Les portes de l’entrée principale ont étées brisés à coups de marteau.

Parce que nous en avons plein le cul de la démocratie étudiante. Parce que le « 50% + 1 » est un frein à la révolte et créer l’isolement des idées et des individus. Et surtout, parce que la majorité est la plus part du temps de l’autre coté des barricades ou simplement assit devant leurs télévisons. Parce que y’en a marre de ces systèmes de contrôle social, des caméras qui nous scrutent où que nous soyons, des gardes de sécurité qui sont dans chaques couloirs, des flics dans les rues, des délateurs qui nous trahissent, et nous allons agir contre toutes ces formes de domination peu importe le résultat d’un vote en assemblée générale.

Que la rage vive dans la rue et pas seulement dans des assemblés! Que toutes caméras sur nos chemins soient détruites! Que vive la révolte.

-des anarchistes

Camover USA

Les armes de leur réseau criminel ont été perquisitionnées

Pour remplir un extincteur de peinture:
-Seulement certains types d’extincteurs peuvent être remplis; ils sont habituellement de couleur argent, le modèle le plus petit se met bien dans un sac à dos alors que l’autre modèle est trop grand pour le sac à dos. Les deux grandeures ont un embout sur le dessus qui s’enlève, et doivent avoir un embout pour une pompe à vélo (pour les représsuriser).
-Videz l’extincteur de son contenu et enlevez le dessus (la gachette et le tuyau). Pour le plus grand format, videz un galon de peinture latex dans l’extincteur. Remplissez ensuite ce même galon de peinture à la moitié avec de l’eau et ajouter l’eau à la peinture déjà mise dans l’extincteur. Il est supposé avoir assez d’espace pour l’air.
-Remettre le dessus de l’extincteur et brasser le contenu pendant quelques minutes pour bien mélanger.
-Mettez de l’air dans l’extincteur, vous pouvez utiliser une pompe à vélo manuelle, pomper jusqu’à ce que l’éguille soit dans la zone verte.
-Nettoyez bien l’extincteur afin de ne laisser aucune empreinte, utiliser de l’alcool à friction.
-Utile pour les caméras hors d’atteinte, pour faire des énormes graffitis, pour projeter sur les visières de l’anti-émeute, pour rajouter de la couleur aux voitures de police afin de bloquer leur vision durant les manifestations – les possibilités sont infinies!

La publication de ce communiqué s’est faite d’une façon sécuritaire en utilisant Tails sur un ordinateur anonyme (lié à aucune personne et l’adresse Media Access Control à été changé) et en utilisant un réseau sans fil non-sécurisé trouvé sur la rue et caché de la vue de toute caméras.

Montréal: smile – your CCTV cameras don’t work

During the night of February 26, inspired by the demonstrators that afternoon who attacked the police and refused to be dispersed, we used a fire extinguisher filled with paint to spray a CCTV camera and a large (A) on the walls of Cégep du Vieux Montréal. During the night of March 3, we broke a CCTV camera at Cégep Maisonneuve by dropping a slab of concrete onto it from the roof. The front entrance windows were also smashed with a hammer.

Because we’ve had enough of student democracy. Because the “50% + 1” functions to control revolt and isolates ideas and individuals. Because the majority is often found on the other side of the barricades, or simply in front of their TVs. Because we are enraged by this system of social control, the cameras scrutinizing our movements, the guards in every hallway, the police in the streets, the snitches who betray us, and we will act against all these forms of domination regardless of a vote in a general assembly.

Let our rage live in the streets and not only in the general assemblies. Let’s clear the streets of the eyes of power. Let’s live revolt.

-some anarchists

To fill fire extinguishers with paint:
– Only some extinguishers can be refilled; they are usually silver, come in smaller backpack sizes and larger sizes, and the top can screw off.
– Empty the extinguisher of its contents and pressure, and unscrew the top. For the large version, pour a gallon of latex paint into the top with a funnel, and then half that amount of water. There should still be enough room for air.
– Replace the top and shake for a few minutes to mix its contents.
– Pressurize the extinguisher to the green zone on the gauge with a bike pump.
– Wipe down with rubbing alcohol to remove any prints.
– Useful for out-of-reach cameras, enormous graffiti, riot police visors and police vehicle windows to obscure their vision during demonstrations – the possibilities are endless!

This action was claimed securely by using Tails on an anonymous laptop (not linked to anyone, with the Media Access Control address changed), and by accessing an unlocked wifi network found on the street and hidden from the view of any cameras.

CÉGEP du Vieux Montréal, a year ago

Quebec: Railroad Sabotage During Big Capitalist Conference in Montreal

Posted in Actions, Appel, Reportages with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2012/06/16 by anabraxas

A major railroad was sabotaged during the evening of Wednesday June 13th, in a farming area near Farnham, Quebec, in response to the call by the CLASSE for a day of nation-wide actions against the Montreal Conference of the International Economic Forum of the Americas.

The train signals system was turned on by sabotaging the electric box that controls the signals near an intersection, which eventually prompted the train traffic to be suspended for a moment. This location was carefully picked up, not only for the easy task it was, but above that for the crucial nature of the merchandise it transports, including a lot of filthy oil coming from the tar sands in the West, before this sole railway divides into different destinations such as Sherbrooke city, Bromont’s techno-park (which hosts some of the biggest names in the high-tech industry, including the infamous IBM) and further down on to New England.

This was just a beginning. There are many more fluxes that are crucial to the functionning of this system of oppression and its Holy Merchandise, and we are committed to do it again, and strike targets that will always hurt them more. Given our indefinite number (that ain’t an « invisible committee » for nothing), it is strongly recommended that each and every striker or supporter gets her/his hands dirty, alone or into groups, because we do not believe that these feel-good demosntrations will be enough to make Power change his mind. And the proof is in plain view… months of strikes, and even with our many fine hits and great achievements, especially in the face of the judicial/police despotism, the government still won’t give a damn about our most basic demands, and the cops are now clamping down on mainstream dissenters like they’d do with dangerous criminals. We are under a dictatorship, because liberty is now being considered a high crime.

To let this train ride -this very train that allows them to profit from the devastating exploitation- is to collaborate in silence. We say: « ENOUGH WITH THIS SHIT! » This can’t go on like this. The techno-industrial society, because it intoxicates the living and destroys conditions of life, must be FORCED to a stop, or else it’ll soon be forcing us into mass graves! Fukushima was only the first sign of this ongoing catastrophy.

So we will make sure that the capitalists are paying for their abuse. Maybe the bill wasn’t very heavy, but we all can add our two cents!

Sabotage isn’t some vanguardist tactic or some childish vandalism, neither it is a provocation on the part of « smashers from outside of the movement » just as the filthy cops dare to spit in our ears (but who’s still stupid enough to even listen to them?). It has long been a completely rational and legit course of action, that empowered ALL of the strikes that changed history. In the face of a machine that’ll never discuss anything and always enforces its conditions through dictates, sabotage is one of the means to communicate revolt by putting it in relation with a wider uprising, and by imposing our own conditions to the crooks in power; that they walk along with these, or die along with their system!

This small gesture of resistance to the one-way train of industrial capitalism that has now become completely out of control was committed in solidarity with all the arrestees before and during this Grand Prix weekend (where the police has put their lives on the line for Bernie Ecclestone, notorious wealthy fascist) especially with Mathieu Girard, brutally arrested and detained during the funeral of his sister (our condoleances, comrade) and Andrea Pilote, arrested on the highway in strangely the same manner they shot the legendary Jacques Mesrine. Even if we do not know them, our hearts burn with blazing solidarity for these two comrades who fell victims of police violence. We also feel as much solidarity towards the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI) folks in Europe and South America, and for the native people around the planet who still are struggling for their land.

– Invisible Committee for the End of Their History

Source: Anews

Appel général aux grévistes: cassons le spectacle!

Posted in Actions, Appel, Réflexions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2012/05/23 by anabraxas

Ce que le spectacle a pris à la réalité, il faut le lui reprendre. Les expropriateurs spectaculaires doivent être à leur tour expropriés. Le monde est déjà filmé. Il s’agit maintenant de le transformer.

– « La Société du Spectacle »

Sa violence systématique contre les grévistes et manifestant(e)s ainsi que son terrorisme de la Loi ne sont que les signes flagrants que cet État en est à ses derniers recours, faisant face à un soulèvement populaire qu’il ne parvient à gérer, ni contrôler, dû à son relatif manque de chefs et d’organisation centrale, à sa désorganisation constructive. La Police étant sa force armée la plus puissante en sol Canadien (davantage que l’armée désuette et inutile que nous avons ici) cette batterie de mesures dictatoriales, saupourées d’une couverture médiatique paternaliste et manipulatrice à l’extrême, sont parmi les dernières armes qu’il peut lancer contre nous dans l’espoir de nous faire peur, de nous faire plier à une soumission impossible, du moins pour un moment.

Du moins pour l’Été.

« C’est ça que j’aime! »

Mais pourquoi l’Été? Parce que, comme nombreux-ses doivent l’avoir déjà deviné, pour les capitalistes c’est la saison pour empocher un sacré gros tas de poignon. Durant les derniers mois, étudiant(e)s, grévistes, militant(e)s, nous avons porté atteinte au intérêts des profiteurs associés au gouvernement actuel en nous attaquant surtout aux flux, bloquant les rues, les ports, les ponts durant les heures de pointe, et mené aussi et surtout une lutte brave et largement victorieuse contre les injonctions en bloquant l’accès aux écoles en grève. Notre plus grande victoire, jusqu’à maintenant, a été celle d’affirmer notre pouvoir collectif contre les décrets, menaces et la condescendance du Pouvoir, réussissant à protéger nos avancées sur l’échiquier, en isolant toujours plus ses quelques despotes crapuleux dans leur fièvre de pouvoir, comme le Roi Lear dans sa tour. Et tout ça, sans avoir besoin d’un chef, seulement de figures et de porte-voix, car dans cette partie nous y sommes tous-tes joueuses-eurs pouvons tous-toutes y avoir une influence, à condition bien-sûr de passer à l’action.

Mais il y avait un aspect stratégique majeur que nous avons manqué lors de notre grande charge contre le système d’exploitation (entre autres de l’éducation) dont le gang de Desmarais profite le plus. Un aspect sans lequel l’économie techno-industrielle capitaliste ne pourrait subsister, et qui lui permet de progresser, d’avancer, de se maintenir et se multiplier. Un aspect à la fois si intangile et fragile que beaucoup passent à côté sans ne le remarquer, malgré qu’il se trouve pourtant juste sous notre nez, partout où il soit, surtout en ville. Non seulement ça, mais une forme d’oppression, de violence systémique qui nous harcèle continuellement, tente de dominer nos esprits par le martellement et la manipulation, en plus de nous donner un foutu mal de tête, d’yeux et oreilles. Une aggression qui est, en somme, omniprésente… et les matraques et gaz de la Police, et les prisons, n’en sont que les manifestations les plus physiques.

Cet aspect, vous l’avez peut-être deviné, c’est le spectacle. Comme dans la “Société du Spectacle” des situationnistes, ou bien l’industrie du spectacle, ce moteur qui génère des capitaux tout en restituant le Pouvoir à chaque jour. Cette machine à représentations illusoires, à divertissements préfabriqués, à loisirs prêt-à-porter, qui exploite et nous marchandise, et dont nos “artistes” sont parmi les producteurs-exploités centraux. Des travailleurs-euses, comme dans n’importe quelle autre industrie du Capital.

Le spectacle, dans ce système capitaliste mercantile, est une fonction de la marchandise, et la marchandise est aussi fonction du spectacle qui la représente. Et tout comme la marchandise, il est envahissant, englobant, il essaie d’être partout, sur nous et en nous aussi, tout en n’étant rien, rien d’autre que du vide; produit de la bulle spéculative, du rêve de l’appropriation de marchandise. Si la société n’est qu’une accumulation de spectacle, c’est parce qu’aussi par-derrière, il y a en parallèle une continuelle accumulation de marchandise. Cette économie en entier n’est que spectacle, car elle fonctionne essentiellement par les dictats de la spéculation.

Quoique l’industrie du spectacle est une machine qui soit abstraite, intangible, elle dépend radicalement d’une mobilisation massive de main-d’oeuvre et d’une panoplie de dispositifs, allant de l’équipement électro-acoustique aux kiosques d’information, aux transports et aux chapiteaux, et de la signalisation à l’éclairage. Tous ces facteurs pouvant être mis hors fonction, ou perturbés. Ce qui la rend si fragile dans son fonctionnement, c’est que celui-ci est fondé essentiellement sur l’image, l’image du faux. La scène devient alors le front guerrier divisant le public de la marchandise et du pouvoir, et lui foutant en tête l’image de ce que l’artiste n’est pas. Si moindrement cette image devient ruinée ou perturbée par un “facteur impertinent” quelconque, le spectacle peut rapider nous replonger dans la tragédie et l’ennui du quotidien. C’est quand le silence reprend le dessus, ou la discorde est créée , que la rupture l’emporte. C’est de tels scénarios dont les capitalistes, ceux qui runnent le show, ont peur, tels les despotiques metteurs en scène d’un vaudeville médiocre. Car si le spectacle est perturbé et devient dysfonctionnel, le mirage s’estompe, la statue craque, et les capitaux fuient comme les rats d’un navire qui sombre. Que le spectacle s’effondre ou qu’il devienne sa propre catastrophe en étant retourné contre le système qu’il nourrit, rien n’est plus dévastateur que des spectateurs-trices le faisant chavirer.

Pour revenir à l’immédiat critique de la réalité politique actuelle, c’est en grande partie pour éviter que des scénarios apocalyptiques arrivent au Spectacle que les autorités mettent toute la gomme, à ce moment-ci, pour nous faire taire, nous calmer, nous empêcher de faire continuer le VRAI FESTIVAL de la grève tout au long de l’été, pour sauver la face des inepties complètement vides qui ne veulent pas mourir, comme le Festival Juste Pourri et le Grand Prix du Capitalisme. Notre sacro-saint Festival de Jazz ne devrait pas non plus y échapper -surtout pas lui- tout comme les Francofolies -pourquoi pas- et le FFM… Alors que l’Été ouvre ses bras à nous, tout ce beau spectacle est maintenant à la portée de la grève! Continuons sur l’effort de Xavier Dolan, de faire répandre la grève parmi les artistes, car la grève est aussi à leur portée. Continuons aussi à donner une raison à tous nos camarades d’ailleurs, aussi, à venir faire les “touristes” pour nous aider à briser l’industrie du tourisme, cet été, et leur offrir refuge et camaraderie. Faisons-leur des tours de ville comme ceux des derniers jours, où on n’épargne ni banques, ni flics, ni magasins corpos, ni, surtout, la place publique privatisée et policée. Continuons de s’accaparer la rue et d’y transférer le Pouvoir, malgré la dictature dans le vent et le terrorisme arriéré de la Loi 78, malgré toutes les menaces de lourdes peines et caution dans les cinq ou six chiffres pour les dissident(e)s de toutes sortes. Comprenez le: les tribunaux ne vont JAMAIS faire payer Paul Desmarais pour son activité criminelle. C’est NOUS qui devons leur faire payer la facture, à tous ces patriarches héréditaires et leurs lèches-culs de sous-parasites.

Si nous avons eu la force et le coeur de surmonter tout ça jusqu’à maintenant, l’Été peut être le nôtre, comme le Printemps passé l’a été… Qu’il le soit!

Pour l’anéantissement de tous les Pouvoirs

du « Comité invisible pour la Fin de leur Histoire »

La loi spéciale, on s’en câlisse!

Montreal, April 20th: from student strike to class war?

Posted in Actions, Média, Reportages with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 2012/04/21 by anabraxas

A brief insider’s report on the April 20th Plan Nord protest

This was overall a great day of fighting, even though it wasn’t all victorious. From the very first moments, it could be felt that we were set to totally seize the day, and this was showing in black blocs serenely chanting and joking as they were dressing/gearing up. The Native spirit of the Earth was in us; harmonious, even in our drive towards disorder.

All thanks to the incompetence of Montreal’s fascist police force (only efficient at ganging up on individual street people) and the careless, mindless nihilo-capitalism of the political establishment, this April 20th’s protest against the corporate Plan Nord, a huge development plan aiming at robbing and raping roughly 70% of the Great North’s wilderness -through mining and hydroelectric development, mainly- has turned into the havoc that tons of student strikers and radicals alike were waiting for, deep inside.

(As a side note, the protest was also doubled with an attempt at an action against a speech by the white supremacist Minister of Immigration Jason Kinney at the Marriott Hotel, in his defense of the new Bill C-31, aimed at further restricting the possibility for refugees, especially Roma, at gaining a political refugee status. As thousands of Roma are currently being targeted by racist pogroms and labor camps under Hungary’s neonazi regime, this is a direct equivalent to the restrictive immigration policies of most Western democracies during World War 2, which facilitated the Holocaust.)

Sabotaging and street-fighting among what it’s been a high-place of urban gentrification and pacification, the protesters of many different allegiances stormed the streets together and turned the opening of the Plan Nord conference at the Palais des Congrès into a microcosm of the ongoing class war, up against capitalism’s biggest, most violent push towards a new wave of colonization of Turtle Island’s land. This indicated how  widespread and strong the awareness and opposition to corporate industrial development has grown

Shit finally hits the fan

Outside, battles have taken place between Police forces and rioters, successively going back and forth, where protesters made and extensive use of the (in)famous black bloc tactic of the « disperse and regroup later », thus creating a tense fight and machine of mass destruction of order for the whole afternoon. It started with the total destruction of one of the main entrances of the Palais, by massive paint-bombing and throwing of rocks, where the police took cover for a while, same place where they’d first started the fight by shooting a protester right in the face with a CS canister gun.

In the meantime, some protesters were able to slip inside the gigantic, futuristic, bleached out, building of the Palais to get near the place where the conference was happening, but were pushed back at the last minute by riot cops. The battle inside and outside has succeeded to delay PM Jean Charest’s speech for about 45 minutes and he was forced to skip the promo photo shots at the beginning.

Then as the fights spread, fronts of many offices and businesses for the rich elite in the area were rampaged, including the World Trade Center building, with its facade being successively spray-painted (a red « A » was sprayed right on the « W » logo at the main entrance, with « Plan Mort » next to it) and then windows-smashed. Gloating aside, there were several arrests (authorities report only a dozen, while student/activist orgs are reporting a few dozens), a few protesters got shot with tear gas cannons  and beaten by goons, but a few cops were also injured in the scuffles, that turned at some point into a storm of thrown rocks, pieces of pavement and whatever was found relevant to be thrown at the violent, yet scared police.

In the face of the savage fury -first verbal and then more physical- of many protesters, the disorganization of the police troops grew rampant, while generalized fear could be clearly observed among their ranks, especially as different swarms of protesters were smashing order at many places at the same time. They were not just suddenly overwhelmed, but losing their faces as the « scarecrows », especially into people’s minds, just as more and more ordinary pedestrians were massing around and being treated just like the rest of the protesters. About the same kind of people to whom these corporate promoters/profiteers inside were trying to hand out a big, empty, carrot of promises, the increasingly frustrated proletariat was now being imposed the primitive, repressive, mind-warped argument of the stick. But so it seems, there are more and more people not buying into this one.

Attack on the World Trade Center: this time it wasn't a false flag, but a black flag!

Strangely, as the street battle was still unfolding between the walls of the financial center of downtown, screams and flash grenades being muffled out by the ordinary traffic noise, non-life was still relatively flowing as usual elsewhere in the area, with only the helicopters from the provincial police preying above like vultures as a faint signal of « something big » happening somewhere, added by the war-like radio reports of total mayhem happening at the Palais des Congrès… stuff that only proles would dream of in their wildest dreams. Perhaps they’re just waiting for a bunch of black blocs to show up and show them the way to liberation from their slavery?

There is another day of protest today against the Salon du Plan Nord, and huge (symbolic?) marches are set to be held, tomorrow, for Earth Day, so more updates may be flowing in soon, here and elsewhere. For live video coverage of the events, like the other student protests, have a look at CUTV Montreal.

For the liberation of the Earth… in the streets!

translated from an insider’s report

See also:

Riots and Street Battles in Montreal’s Financial District during the Plan Nord Job Fair (more in-depth report by Sabotagemedia, with more pics and vids)

March 15th: the vengeance… « Fight the Police! »

Posted in Actions, Reportages with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 2012/03/20 by anabraxas

A compilation of three texts published on Sabotagemedia about last week’s riot against Police violence and the events that led to it…

Part 1: A Day of Struggle in Montreal: Innu solidarity, citizen-cops, wild protest and the pigs revenge

On Monday, March 12th, a chain of events has spanned for the whole day until late in the night.

It all began early in the day with a protest in solidarity with the Innu  people who recently suffered repression from the SQ (provincial police) in their blockade of road 138 against the Hydro-Québec projects on their land. The protest of about 150 people started at Square Phillips at around 12:30 to go in front of the offices of Hydro-Quebec (where cops obviously were blocking the doors) by chanting slogans like « North Plan, Death Plan », « No Quebec, No Canada, Death to all States » while distributing leaflets on the North Plan to pedestrians. After a few speeches the people then moved to the administrative offices of the UQAM and from this point the street in front of the building was occupied with a crowd that kept growing in numbers -as a reaction to the news of a lock-out of UQAM- all up until the night where a « Creation Night » event had been planned.

In Montreal, white walls are a common denominator to fascist landlords and the wider bureaucratic patriarchy... but from another angle, blank canvases waiting to be painted

During this Creation Night, some were painting on the street, others played music, among others local band « Mise en Demeure » have played a full set of songs making fun at pacifists and cops. Many were drinking beer sitting on a part of the furniture from the UQAM building ended up in the street; chairs, desks, tables and sofas.

Around 11 PM, tension has started to rise as the citizen-cops started to attempt a clean up and enforcing the law to « put back things at their place » as others kept taking the furniture out in the street. A person ripped chairs from the hands of a hooded comrade and attempted to rip his mask off, which got him a well-deserved punch in the face. It’s simple : if you act like cops you are joining the enemy so you will be treated as such. Wanna play cops? Face the consequences.

After a short confrontation between the citizen-cops and the masked men, a crowd of about 200 people detached itself and went strolling in the street shouting anti-pacifist slogans and leaving on their tracks many walls and one cop car covered with anti-police and circled A graffiti. When the crowd arrived near the building of La Presse -the most mainstream bourgeois, reactionary newspaper in Quebec, one of Quebec’s « Fourth Branch » of the State- its windows we shattered to bits (the news outlet itself was forced to report on it… downplaying it as a mere « isolated » act… of +200 protesters!) and once more the citizen-cops or undercovers -the only difference being their paycheck- showed up and attacked a masked comrade, but this time the masked people fought back collectively and, defending their comrades, pushed back the attack. The crowd then dispersed not long after with any arrests, even though there are rumors that one was arrested during the protest.

A bit later at around 1 AM, about fifteen people who were chilling out drinking beer in a collective space received a visit from an entire cops squad. The situation quickly escalated seemingly after a bottle of beer was seen outside (???). Many people were sprayed, about twenty cops rushed in aggressively as if it was a raid, with batons in their hands, some in riot gear and with a dog. There has been five arrests. Outside the riot squad was deployed for dispersing the people who gathered at the street corner.

Social war and complicity!

Citizen-cops fuck off!

Part 2: Kidnapping, pre-emptive arrests and Hollywood-style fascism

This is related to events that happened on March 15th, a few hours before the anti-police protest that became famous in the media these last few days.

On March 15h, around Noon, a comrade was kidnapped by policemen in plain clothes as she was doing her morning jugging run near her place, in the Hochelaga neighborhood. As she was exiting a backstreet, her run was interrupted par the arrival of a grey family minivan. A tall and muscular man came out of the minivan. At the same time, another car rushed in diagonally, and a third one, from behind in the backstreet. Our comrade was cornered. The tall and muscular man addressed her by saying : « Hi ***, I am an agent of the Montrea Police departement. You’re under arrest, we have a warrant against you. You must follow us. »

Our comrade then answer : Who are you? What is your warrant? Why are you arresting me? Where are you taking me? » as the undercover cop was putting her handcuffs, right in the street. Our comrade screamed in the hope of being heard by pedestrians. Two minutes later, she was in the mini-van, on its way to the East Operations Center escorted by two undercover cops who refused to explain the motives of her arrest warrant. In fact, they completely ignored what these were.

Arrived at the Est Operations Center, cops seem confused on the motives of the arrest warrant. Our friend called her lawyer, who tries to set the records straight. Her and the lawyer are bot amazed, since her judicial file was up to date.

At last, the cops reveal the motives of this warrant. It was about a warrant related to her absence at the court during an order that was to happen a month and a half back, on January 31st 2012, over a bullshit breach of condition that happened on September 12th 2011. Our friend and her lawyer both ignored the existence of this alleged court appointment. Hence why she did not show up. Following her absence at this alleged date of court, an arrest warrant was emitted against her, on February 2012. (We are sorry for the ambiguity of details… our friend desires to not expose her criminal record too openly).

A month and a half has passed and now it’s March 15th, international day against police brutality, that this warrant has been used.

It’s by meeting with the chief in(ve)stigator for the operations of repression planned for controlling the protest on March 15th that our comrade was confirmed that her arrest was linked to the March 15th demo.

The man in question was named inspector D’Amour (or L’Amour). Bragging to have 28 years of experience in the police, this bastard said to be in charge for the case of the March 15th protest and confirmed to our friend that the targeted arrests would be part of this years repression of this year’s protest. So, these morons waited for March 15th to use their warrant against our friend (a legally obtained warrant, but that was completely unnecessary in this context and was openly used to intimidate her). The next morning, on March 16th, our friend was brought to municipal court, where a judge released her under the promise that she would be present at every upcoming court orders.

According to our comprehension, the undercover cop cars were parked in front of our friend’s residence waiting for her to get out, for a period of time we don’t know, so they’d then be stalking her.

We also know that there are other places/persons who are being followed, watched, taken pictures of. We’re not intent to feed paranoia, but want to share this experience so each and everyone stays vigilant. These morons have nothing better to do in their lives than stalk us in our everyday life. Fuck them.

This scene was worthy of a Hollywood movie. As far as we know, there has been other targeted arrests, but none of this kind. So it’s very important to make this info spread because the situation is very worrying. These filthy cops must know that their intimidation tactics does not impress us and that, together, our though hearts are stronger than everything.

Part3: March 15th, a Night of Reckoning

On the evening of March 15 (international day against police brutality) in Montreal, although riot pigs were all over, they clearly lost control of the city center for several hours.

Already in the afternoon, the Berri-UQAM station was filled with riot cops inside and outside, the sky with helicopters, patrols of pigs in the streets and later riot squads and horsemen. Even with this display of force they weren’t up to the task. Proof that here as elsewhere revolt is more than possible. We can even thank in part the cops on Thursday for the riot, they fed it and gave it strength.

They gave it strength when they charged the demo of a few thousand people on Sherbrooke after twenty minutes of sloganeering and anti-cop graffiti, which resulted in several pacifist hippie parasites and the self-described students with the bourgeois leftist mentality to go home. The ones who wanted more than to take a walk wondering what the fuck they were doing in another pathetic ritual of slogans, divided into smaller mobile groups that dispersed and reformed to fucked shit up all night long.

The cops also fueled it when they attacked with their arsenal the people downtown, on St Catherine. From then on the rage was unleashed on the streets. There were probably also many bored young people who are regularly targets of profiling and saw there a great opportunity for their turn to piss on the cops and it wasn’t to long for it to come. As this same line of cops was advancing they took a volley of stones, bottles and a molotov and in an attempt to block the road further, the riot pigs fled from the crowd coming on each side. Moments later, while bins were flying down the street and into a few shop windows, the crowd fell on a brand new cop car, pigs included. The car was attacked with projectiles and you could see the terror and panic in the face of the two cops as they fled the crowd charging on the car. Later a vandalized cop car was flipped over.

By late evening a crowd gathered again at the Berri Square, where it had all begun, to leave once again. It’s when the crowd dispersed to Maisonneuve and Ontario that the cops surrounded people on the sidewalk to make a mass arrest. They held the crowd of about 200 people surrounded for several hours and then filled some buses and took them to a police station in Langelier, far from downtown, where they proceeded to identify people and give them tickets for “gathering endangering peace” and release them, but not before having photographed them one-by-one. There was also during the day and evening several random arrests and others targeted.

March 15th is everyday!

The hatred for this rotten world and its cops, we carry it every single day!

Translated by Anabraxas  (« To the victor goes the spoils of war, fuckers! »)

and Sabotagemedia

Articles originaux en Français ici, ici et ici