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A MESSAGE TO THOSE ARRESTED ON MAY 1ST

This past May 1st, in the hours following the anti-capitalist
demonstration organized by CLAC-Montreal (the Anti-Capitalist
Convergence), 107 people were arrested and several were brutalized
by the police. So far as we know, most of those arrested received
tickets for unlawful assembly, while some people received criminal
charges. Everyone was released during the night of the demonstration
or over the two days that followed.

If you are one of those who were arrested on May 1st, this message
is for you.

If you received a ticket after being arrested on May 1st, it is
important to challenge it! This can be a long procedure, but it is
our opinion that we should refuse to pay these illegitimate tickets
which are another method the State uses to discourage us from
rebelling. Let’s show them that their strategy isn’t going to work!
In this vein, we are going to organize as a group to challenge the
tickets, with the help of a lawyer. So if you would like to
challenge your ticket, write to us at: defense@clac-montreal.net and we will contact you for a meeting to share information and organize to challenge the tickets.

If you were arrested on May 1st and you have been charged with a
criminal offense, contact us at: defense@clac-montreal.net and we will get in touch for a meeting to share information and organize the defense of those charged.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, it is easier and less
discouraging to defend yourself with other people and this way we
can work together to raise the funds necessary for the defense!

WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW:
Whether you are challenging a ticket or defending yourself against
criminal charges, here are some important things you can do:

* As soon as possible, write down what happened before, during, and
after your arrest, to help you remember later on, as trials can last
for months and even years. Include what was happening at the time,
the names or badge numbers of the police you were dealing with, the
circumstances of your arrest, etc. In other words, include any
details that could be relevant to your defense.
* Take photos of any injuries you sustained and keep proof of any
visits to a healthcare provider.
* If you know people who witnessed your arrest, ask them to also
write down what happened, in order to help them remember later on.
* If you have any video footage or photos of what happened, keep the
original and make sure to have the contact information for the
person who took the video or photos in question.

If you have any questions or need any information or if you need
help to lodge a complaint against the police, contact us at : defense@clac-montreal.net

CLAC-Montreal Follow-Up Committee


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More Than 5,000 People Came Out for Anti-Capitalist May Day!

Anti-capitalist demonstration brutally dispersed by SPVM guard dogs

Montréal, May 1st, 2012 – Today, answering the call of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC-Montréal) and its allies, for the fifth year running, more than 5,000 people — a record turnout— joined together in downtown Montreal to celebrate International Workers' Day. A diverse array of contingents (queers, feminists, migrants, students, and families) answered CLAC's call, showing the growing reach of the anticapitalist perspective.


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Gathering at 4:30pm at Champ-de-Mars
corner Saint-Antoine & Gosford
Métro Champ-de-Mars
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Join us for the ANTI-CAPITALIST MAYDAY DEMONSTRATION, MAY 1, 2012, IN MONTRÉAL

(See below for more calls issued by our allies!)

This is a call to all workers, unemployed, and precariously employed.
This is a call to the poor, the outcasts, the marginalized and the oppressed.
This is a call to the students who are struggling.
To women, and radical feminists, who have always struggled on the side of the disenfranchised.
This is a call to those who are fed up, and who cannot take any more of this shit.
To the anti-capitalists, the anarchists, the communists, the rebels, the insurgents, and revolutionaries.
This is a call for the expression of a justifiable rage!

THIS IS A CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE ON MAY 1!
We call for a general strike for May 1, and we call for an unlimited general strike, because we do not want to be the oil that drives the gears of capitalism!
We will be the iron bar that will derail it!
We call for the general strike to put an end to capitalism, because without us, the capitalists are nothing!
Together, we are everything, we can do anything!!

Join CLAC-Montreal (Convergence of Anti-Capitalist Struggles) on MAY 1st!
* We are inviting you to bring your banners, flags and placards, megaphones and noisemakers. And come masked! We also suggest that you form affinity groups!

* We are also inviting groups to support this call for an anti-capitalist May 1 demonstration, to put together your own block for the demonstration, to circulate this call-out in your networks, and to help with mobilization.*

If you are interested, contact us at: info @ clac-montreal.net

Join Us!
For a MAY 1 that is clearly anti-capitalist, and in the spirit of the pioneers of working-class emancipation, this is a call to retake the streets, to break the established order, and to occupy EVERYTHING!


To read CLAC's newspaper, MayDay Special Issue:

http://www.clac-montreal.net/coup_pour_coup

For more information visit:
http://clac-montreal.net
info @ clac-montréal.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/324635217571613/

The following groups have endorsed this call:
Comité des sans-emploi Montréal-Centre (CSE)
Dignidad Migrante
Filipino workers support group
Immigrant Workers Centre (CTTI-IWC)
La Mitrailleuse
No One is Illegal - Montréal
People's Commission Network (PCN)
PINAY
Projet accompagnement solidarité Colombie (PASC)
Queer-McGill Political Action Working Group
RASH-Montréal
Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP)
Solidarity Across Borders (SSAB)
Les Sorcières


[More calls for May Day!: Please note that these calls are not issued by CLAC but by its allies.]

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For a Social Strike on May 1st and 15th, 2012
http://www.grevesociale.info/

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ANARCHIST CONTINGENT, MONTRÉAL, MAY DAY 2012
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Les Sorcières vous invite ! Contingent féministe pour le 1 mai
*À toutes les féministes en résistance,*
*Les révoltées et les Insoumises,*
*Celles qui en ont marre,*

Dans le cadre de : *1er MAI ANTICAPITALISTE 2012
*Manifestation anticapitaliste à l'occasion de la Fête internationale des travailleuses et travailleurs* *qui aura lieu à Montréal, le 1 mai, à 16h30 Champ-de-mars (derrière l'hôtel de ville).

*Le collectif féministe radical Les Sorcières* vous invite à *vous vêtir de mauve* et à venir manifester votre colère en vous solidarisant dans un contingent coloré lors de cette manifestation!

Soyez créative ! Perruques, costumes, couleur violette ! Aucune limite !

Car nous refusons d'être soumises, pendant que les mâles capitalisent!

Vous pourrez nous rejoindre !! Nous serons faciles à repérer….

ON VEUT LE PATRIARCAT EN CRISE, LA RÉSISTANCE FÉMINISTE EST DE MISE!

Pour toutes autres informations: sorcieres01 @ gmail.com
radicalement vôtres,
Les sorcières

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Join the migrant justice contingent during ANTI-CAPITALIST MAYDAY:
TUESDAY, MAY 1st, 2012
The migrant justice contingent will gather behind the "ImmigrantEs,travailleurs/euses: même combat!" banner at 4:15pm at the corner of corner
of Saint-Antoine & Gosford.
May 1st gathering at Champ-de-Mars at 4:30pm
Métro Champ-de-Mars
INFO: www.clac-montreal.net/en

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INVITATION à former un BÉBÉ BLOC
*à l’occasion de la manifestation anticapitaliste du 1er MAI 2012*

Le comité de mobilisation des parents-étudiants de l’UQAM et des Parents contre la hausse invitent parents, grands-parents, enfants petits et grands et alliéEs des familles à former un bébé bloc lors de la manifestation anticapitaliste du 1er mai 2012!

*Pourquoi un bébé bloc?*
Dans le contexte politique actuel, où la répression policière est omniprésente et démesurée, il devient difficile, voir impossible pour certaines groupes de participer aux manifestations et autres actions qui nous interpellent. Un des groupes dont la participation est la plus restreinte est celui des parents et de leurs enfants. Le déploiement et les
interventions policières imprévisibles menacent trop souvent leur sécurité. Malgré ce contexte répressif, plusieurs parents veulent se doter de moyens pour continuer à lutter en mettant place les conditions nécessaires pour assurer le bien-être des enfants.

*Qu’est-ce qu’un bébé bloc?*
Un bébé bloc est un espace délimité dans une manifestation où sont réunis des enfants et les personnes qui en ont la responsabilité (parents, grands-parents, oncles, tantes, amiEs, alliéEs, etc.). Ensemble, ces personnes veillent à la sécurité et aux besoins spécifiques des enfants et des ceux et celles qui les accompagnent afin que tout le monde se sente bien durant la marche. Le bébé bloc est donc un contingent autonome dans la manif qui pourra s’en séparer SI le besoin s’en fait sentir.

*Nous sommes parents, grands-parents, anticapitalistes et en colère!*
*Contre la hausse des frais de scolarité et toutes les formes d’oppression,*
*en solidarité avec les laisséEs-pour-compte de notre société et d’ailleurs.*
*Montrons les différents visages de la lutte sans nous laisser intimider!*

*RENDEZ-VOUS le 1er MAI 2012 à 16h30, métro Champ-de-Mars*
*Cherchez des ballounes et du jaune!*
*Apportez vos pancartes, bannières, déguisements, instruments de musique!*

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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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