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g8/g20 conclusion.... more than 900 people arrested at the G20 in canada

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by ungovernable, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Uploader Admin Team Experienced member


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    Ok this is even worse than i thought.... Some activists from UCL in quebec just got released and they wrote an article about their story... This is so disgusting, they got arrested for no reason just because they were in their cars, cops searched them and found anarchist books and started threatening them, saying if we were in anarchist society they would kill them, they stole money from them, they also stole a ipod touch, cell phone, etc.... FUCKING DISGUSTING

    I translated their text with google translator:

     
  2. punkmar77

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    We should not be surprised Ungov, there is no democracy in any State anywhere, it is all a facade created with smoke and mirrors...there is just degrees of oppression, some are extreme and some are subdued but repressive nonetheless.
     
  3. ungovernable

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    yeah i know, but i never thought it would go so far... When we had summit of americas in quebec it wasnt as worse as the g20...
     
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    FUCIKIN SHIT MAN THIS IS FUCKED RIGHT IN THE ASS OF HUMANITY
     
  5. QueerPunk

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    The Anne Miller statement gave me the shivers briefly...fucking triggers...but yeah it is really fucked up.
     
  6. ungovernable

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    what Anne Miller quote ?
     
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    these doen coem to a huge surprise to me. when i got arrested at the police brutality protest they put us in a parking garage. it was split between over 18 and under 18. one on each side. they had road barriers set up for fences and a bunch of cops with riot geer aloong the fence watching every one. there was no where to piss so we said fuck you and started pissing where ever. some one even took a shit in the corner. we had to wear the snap ties cuffs for about 10 hours. the only water we got was through a pipe for a hose that sprayed every where and was almost pointless to try and drink from. every one had to sit on the concrete floor. my girlfreind was trying to go to the bathroom. and was scared having just gotten over a bladder infection not long before the protest. so she was in pain from not being able to piss. thnakfully i had nothign for them to steal from me. but i heard storys about people having shti stolen. at one point a groupe of riot cops jumped the barrier and grabbed some guy. people tried to stop them but they just hit a few people and every one realised it was hopless. they tossed him over the barrier. he was cuffed behind his back so he fell pretty hard and then they ran off with him. he was one of the organiser guys and we telling peopel what to do and say to the cops. i assumed thats why they took him off to another room....
     
  8. ungovernable

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    We just learnt that the representative of Quebec Solidaire (a political party) was arrested and detained 60 hours, her rights was broken and she saw a lot of injustice. She is telling her story on videos and articles (sorry only in french).. Its fucking disgusting, now the cops even repress the political partys, what a shame... She also say that a lot of peoples at the detention center were sick because the cops did nothing to get the pills they needed, a woman even had to go to the hospital because the cops didnt even try to get the pills she needed

    french video and article here:
    http://forums.resistance.tk/message.php?t=8885
     
  9. QueerPunk

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    Just the bits about threats of rape from officers and everything else...
     
  10. DZA

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    This makes me sick. And I foolishly thought that Canada was an alright place until now...
     
  11. rude-boy

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    canada is a good place. cops just make everything look bad. by being jock dicks all the time
     
  12. QueerPunk

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    Any updates on the situation there with the cases to be made against the police and the city of Toronto?
     
  13. j3zrahhh

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    fuck this shit makes me so angry. when and where is the next summits?
     
  14. rude-boy

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    i doubt anythign will happen. people will bitch and file complaints but in the end everything is going to get shoved under the rug as time passes...
     
  15. QueerPunk

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    No hang on!

    Is there no group that is getting together to organise a joint legal action against the city of Toronto and the police department over the disgusting treatment of those arressted not to mention the blatant profiling practices used on people from Quebec?

    Don't let this be swept under the rug.
     
  16. ungovernable

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    This last week has been witness to some of the most powerful protests that Toronto has ever seen. We saw rallies for the environment, queer liberation, disAbility rights, indigenous sovereignty, economic and migrant justice, community power, and more. The state responded to these actions as its internal logic dictated it must. When people reached out for more control over their lives, the marginalizing state struck back with vicious force. As an institution established by violence, perpetuated by violence, and sustained by violence, its response could only be violent. Martial law descended on our city. The cops arrested anyone and everyone they chose to. The riot squad punched pacifists and stampeded demonstrators. They detained 1100 people. Our friends were locked in cages, denied food, water and toilet paper, humiliated and degraded. The officers stood by, abused and taunted, and said they were just doing their job, as do the Eichmanns of every generation.

    They have targeted twenty of us, long-term community organizers, as the so-called “ring leaders” of the protests that they hope to scapegoat. Even this act shows how little they understand us. We have no leaders. These twenty are our teachers, friends, and mentors. And although they are invaluable to our lives, they are not “SOAR”. Nor are we. This anarchist network, like others, is not primarily composed of individuals, but of ideas. It is the ideas that bind us – of the injustice of capitalism and colonialism, and the belief that a new world based on self-determination, freedom, and mutual aid is possible. That is why they can spend a billion dollars on the biggest jails, and the fascist police force, but they can never stamp out our movement. They cannot erase us, because our ideas cannot be destroyed and because we revolutionaries are the inevitable outgrowth of a society that is fundamentally broken. Out of the putrid manure of capitalism, flowers of resistance inevitably bloom.

    They will try with all their might to break us. But we cannot be broken. Our comrades stay strong in prison and we will not be disheartened. As long as a single one of us remains free under the sky, our voices and our songs and our fists will be raised in defiance.

    We are not the first anarchists to be targeted by the state. We remember Haymarket. We remember Sacco and Vanzetti. We recognize the continued attacks on all anti-authoritarians, particularly our indigenous brothers and sisters who face the colonial monster every single day. Yet at the same time we recognize that they attack us because they fear us. They have to imprison us because we are building freedom in our communities. They have to slander us because they know we speak the truth. And so despite the rhetoric of the politicians and the apologetics of the academics, the brutal police response to the protests makes one thing crystal clear: we are winning. Every day our movement grows. Every day people are awakening to the brutal structural violence upon which liberal democracy rests. Every day people are coming to reject the deadening tyranny of hierarchy that rules their lives. Every day people are coming to recognize the fences and the borders that imprison us all, and their voices are joining ours in saying NO MORE!

    Our comrades have been targeted for obvious political reasons and are being held on bullshit charges. The “justice” system integral to state power is fundamentally illegitimate and we will not leave our brothers and sisters to fight it alone. And so we will struggle and organize until they are free. We are calling on anarchists and anti-authoritarians everywhere to support us.

    We will support our friends and comrades to our last breath, and show the world that our solidarity is stronger than their terror.

    Free them now! No one is free until every person is free!

    All the power to the people!

    FUCK THE POLICE!

    The Southern Ontario Anarchist Resistance
     
  17. ungovernable

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    Community organizer Jaggi Singh detained and charged with 'conspiracy'

    A statement of support and solidarity by No One Is Illegal-Montreal & Solidarity Across Borders

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 5am -- This morning Montreal-based community organizer Jaggi Singh handed himself over to Toronto police custody due to an outstanding warrant for his arrest concerning the resistance to the G20 in Toronto. He will be charged with several serious counts of criminal conspiracy, including alleged conspiracies to commit mischief to property, assault police, and obstruct justice. He is currently in custody along with other G20 political prisoners who are awaiting bail hearings. Many people have had their bail refused. Jaggi's situation is still unclear. We hope he'll be released immediately. He could remain in custody for some time.


    The 1-billion dollar ‘Fortress Toronto’ security operation that protected the G8/G20 leaders, multinational corporations and banking institutions from the peoples’ opposition during the week-long anti-G20 mobilization, brought unprecedented police violence and state repression to the streets of Toronto.

    Over 1000 indiscriminate arrests, beatings, house raids, illegal searches and seizures, intimidation tactics, kidnappings and arbitrary detentions terrorized G20 protesters and everyday Toronto residents before and during the G20. After days in inhumane detention conditions, most G20 prisoners were released without charge, while many others are out on bail with stringent conditions and facing false charges, including members and allies of No One Is Illegal and Solidarity Across Borders.

    However, at least sixteen people remain locked behind bars! The police evidence that is being used to hold them will be heard today, and at bail hearings to take place throughout the month of July.

    Jaggi Singh is now being held on serious charges, targeted for participating in the anti-G20 mobilizing efforts. Once again the state contrives to silence his voice and criminalize his uncompromising and steadfast commitment to social justice. He's faced targeted arrests before, for which he's become notorious, whether he likes it or not. He beat charges after APEC in Vancouver in 1997, and after the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in 2001. And, when the G20 was protested in Montreal ten years ago in 2000, resulting in arrests after police violence, Jaggi and his comrades were acquitted at a jury trial where he represented himself. We have no doubt he'll relish the fight in court, but the recent charges against Jaggi represent a troubling escalation of the state criminalization of activists. They are still trying to break him with exaggerated charges, while scaring new activists with police intimidation and brutality.

    Like so many of us who are part of networks and organizations like No One Is Illegal & Solidarity Across Borders, Jaggi has dedicated his life to organizing for fundamental social transformation and genuine justice for all. He is part of our community and an inspiration to many.

    For more than a decade he has been based in Montreal, his home, organizing with local migrant justice and indigenous solidarity networks, among an array of other political projects and movements. He supports political prisoners, Palestine liberation, anti-racism & anti-police brutality efforts. He believes an anti-colonial, indigenous solidarity perspective is foundational to social justice organizing. He helped to found and re-found the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) and has been a tireless collective member of the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair since its inception.

    Jaggi has been dedicated to No One Is Illegal-Montreal & Solidarity Across Borders since both organizations were formed in 2002 and 2003 respectively. Most recently, he has become a full-time employee with QPIRG-Concordia, working with both community and campus members to strengthen social justice networks, and promote community-based research beyond academia.

    Jaggi is someone who dedicates an enormous amount of time to awareness-raising activities, popular education and support work that aims to break isolation and affirm collective empowerment. He is constantly involved in organizing workshops, public events, community dinners, legal and moral support networks, soccer games, as well as kids days for non-status families and activist parents. He also co-hosts the monthly No One Is Illegal radio show, researches and writes on a variety of political issues, and contributes actively to movement debates and discussions.

    Jaggi is someone who perpetually offers his assistance, and always jumps into action to help someone in need, whether it be a newly befriended person who has survived an injustice, a colleague, a comrade, a friend or a family member. He works with new activists and older activists alike. He is a dreamer, a thinker, a doer, and a constant joker. He is our friend.

    No One Is Illegal and Solidarity Across Borders denounce the political persecution and scapegoating of our comrades - the G20 political prisoners. We demand the immediate release of all the G20 prisoners, and that all charges be dropped. We will not be intimidated, we will not stop organizing until all the G20 political prisoners are free. We will not be dissuaded from the struggle to free our world from cages, fences, borders, and state controls.

    no prisons! no borders!
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    * No One Is Illegal Solidarity with the anti-G20 Resistance (July 3):
    http://nooneisillegal-montreal.blogspot ... -anti.html

    * Video: At the G20 Fence, Jaggi Singh, No One Is Illegal-Montreal (June 24):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ymRoN54CCc

    * No One Is Illegal Radio: The G8/G20 and Africa (June):
    http://www.rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/noo ... out-g8-g20

    * No One Is Illegal Radio: The Forum Against Police Violence and Impunity (January):
    http://nooneisillegal-montreal.blogspot ... -2010.html
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    To stay in touch about legal support efforts for ALL G20 Political Prisoners:

    Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) Legal Committee (Montreal):
    [email protected], (514) 398-3323.

    Movement Defence Committee (Toronto):
    http://movementdefence.org/

    To stay in touch with Jaggi's support team, contact No One Is Illegal: [email protected] . We will be in touch shortly about where you can write Jaggi, and other ways you can support him, and all anti-G20 defendants, once his situation is clearer.
     
  18. rude-boy

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    any one hear anythign about that crazy sound shooting truck? maybe they were keeping that behind the fence just in case shit got out of hand?
     
  19. ungovernable

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    The court told them to use it at 120db instead of 160db if i recall correctly because else it would be dangerous for the ears, but they still use it
     
  20. j3zrahhh

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    That quote is fucking cool.
     
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