5000 x 5$: Support the G20 protesters

Contribute to the G20 Legal Defence Fund in Québec!
Our solidarity is stronger than their repression

It’s been two weeks since we launched the “5000 x 5$” campaign to raise money for the G20 Legal Defence Fund in Québec. Thanks to everyone who has supported this campaign so far. We continue to ask for your support in promoting and contributing to this campaign, especially in the next few weeks as we attempt to meet our fundraising goal of $25,000 by December 17. Updated information is included below.


* You can contribute ONLINE via paypal. Visit www.clac2010.net and click on "faire un don" on the right side of the page.

* You can also make a contribution at one of our many “black box” locations all over Montreal as well as Quebec City. In MONTREAL, we currently have black boxes at
Café Anthropo (Université de Montréal), Café Aquin (UQÀM), Le Cagibi, Casa del Popolo, Comité BAILS (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve), Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore, Coop-Café Touski, DIRA Bibliothèque Anarchiste, Frigo Vert, Head & Hands, Immigrant Workers Center, L’Insoumise Librairie Anarchiste, La Librairie Paulines, Maison Norman Bethune, Okafhé du CÉGEP de Saint-Laurent, Pointe-St-Charles/Little Burgundy Legal Clinic, POPIR-Comité Logement (St-Henri), QPIRG Concordia, QPIRG McGill, & Syndicat étudiant du Cégep Marie-Victorin. In QUEBEC CITY, you can make donations at: Coop-Bar l'AgitéE & La Page Noire. Read more below for details.

* If you can contribute more, we encourage you to mail us a cheque. Info about mailing a cheque is included below.

* At the next meeting of your group or organization, pass the hat or envelope, asking for folks to contribute to the $5 x 5000 fund, and then pass by one of our boxes to make a group contribution, or contact us so that we can pick up your donation.


- share this e-mail callout on announcement lists and with your friends;
- post the campaign information on your website or blog; the weblink is here: www.clac2010.net/node/190
- promote the campaign on facebook by posting on your wall and/or inviting your friends; the facebook link is here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175274045823138
More details below.

5000 x $5: A campaign to raise $25,000 for the Quebec G20 Legal Defense Fund, $5 at a time.

In the aftermath of the largest mass arrests in Canadian history during the G20 in Toronto, many dozens of protesters still face charges. Charges have been withdrawn against the bulk of people who were arrested from Quebec, revealing the arbitrary and repressive nature of the arrests in the first place. However, several Quebec-based community organizers, activists and residents are still facing serious charges. They are living under house arrest conditions, face several years of judicial proceedings, and might receive jail time if convicted. Their charges will not be withdrawn any time soon, and certainly not without a serious legal and political battle.

Our strength in the face of this police and state repression is our solidarity. And one tangible way to show your solidarity is to contribute to the G20 Legal Defence Fund (le Fonds de défense légale des accusé(e)s du G20).

We know that the overwhelming majority of us can’t afford to donate much money from our limited to non-existent incomes. But, collectively, many of us can chip in $5 (or a little more). We’re hoping up to 5000 of you can do so, so that together we can meet the goal of raising $25,000.

The Quebec-based G20 Legal Defence Fund is prioritizing meeting the legal expenses of all individuals facing criminal charges and potential jail time (and/or deportation) related to the G20 protests in Toronto. The fund is based on the principle that no accused should plead guilty or feel obliged to plea-bargain based on the lack of funds or resources. The Fund considers that all arrests occurred in the context of a legitimate struggle against the capitalist policies of the G20, and that all charges should be dropped immediately.

The G20 Legal Defence fund is managed by a group of six local community organizers who are not facing legal charges themselves, and will ensure that legal funds are properly disbursed.

Since we’re asking for $5 at a time, we ask that you visit one of our “black boxes” located all over Montreal to make a donation.

The black box sites include:


Café Anthropo (Université de Montréal)
3150 Rue Jean-Brillant
(métro Université-de-Montréal or Côte-des-Neiges)
Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Local C-3029
lundi au jeudi de 8h00 à 19h00
vendredi de 8h00 à 16h00

Café Aquin (UQÀM)
400 Ste-Catherine est, local A-2030 (métro Berri-UQÀM)
tél: 514-987-3000 ext. 6796

Le Cagibi
5490 St-Laurent (corner St-Viateur)
Monday 6pm-12am
Tuesday-Friday 9am-1am
Saturday 10h30am-1am
Sunday 10h30am-12am
tél: 514.509.1199 or infolecagibi@gmail.com

Casa del Popolo
4873 boulevard St-Laurent (métro Laurier)
tél: 514-284-3804

Comité BAILS (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
1455, rue Bennett (telephone in advance)
tél: 514-522-9863
or bails@bellnet.ca

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
2150 Bishop Street (métro Guy-Concordia)
Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
tél: 514-848-2046 or coopbookstore@gmail.com

Coop-Café Touski (Centre-Sud)
2361 Ontario est (métro Frontenac)
Lundi: 8h à 16h
Mardi au vendredi: 8h à 21h
Samedi: 9h à 21h
Dimanche: 9h à 16h
tél: 514-524-3113 ou info@touski.org

DIRA Bibliothèque Anarchiste
2035 St-Laurent (métro St-Laurent)
Lundi: 14h à 16h
Mardi: 11h à 16h
Mercredi: 13h à 16h
Jeudi: 14h à 19h
Vendredi: 13h à 16h
514-843-1018 ou dira@riseup.net

Frigo Vert
2130 rue Mackay (métro Guy-Concordia)
Monday to Thursday: 12p, – 7pm
tél: 514-848-7586 ou lefrigovert@resist.ca

Head & Hands/À Deux Mains (NDG)
5833 Sherbrooke West (métro Vendôme)
Monday-Thursday: 10am-9:30pm
Vendredi: 10am-5pm
tél: 514-481-0277 or info@headandhands.ca

Immigrant Workers Center (Côte-des-Neiges)
4755 Van Horne, Bureau 110 (métro Plamondon)
Monday: 13h to 17h

Tuesday: 13h to 20h

Wednesday: 13h to 17h

Thursday: 13h to 20h
tél: 514-342-2111 or info@iwc-cti.ca

L’Insoumise Librairie Anarchiste
2033 St Laurent (métro St-Laurent)
mardi/mercredi 12h-18h
jeudi/vendredi 12h-20h
samedi/dimanche 12h-17h
tél: 514-313-3489

La Librairie Paulines
2653 rue Masson
9h à 18h du lundi au mercredi
9h à 21h jeudi et vendredi
9h à 17h samedi
11h à 17h dimanche
tél: (514) 849-3585

Maison Norman Bethune
1918 rue Frontenac (métro Frontenac)
mercredi 12h30 à 18h
jeudi 12h30 à 21h
vendredi 12h30 à 21h
samedi 10h à 17h
tél: 514-563-1487 or info@maisonnormanbethune.ca

Okafhé du CÉGEP de Saint-Laurent
625 Avenue Sainte-Croix (métro Du College),
Lundi au Jeudi 7h45 – 18h00
Vendredi 7h45 – 16h30
tél: 514 747 6521 or okafhe@gmail.com

Pointe-St-Charles/Little Burgundy Legal Clinic
2533 rue Centre, bureau 101 (métro Charlevoix)
Du Lundi au Vendredi: 8h30 à 12h00 et de 13h00 à 16h30
tél.: 514-933-8432
or servjur@bellnet.ca
POPIR-Comité Logement (St-Henri)
4017, rue Notre-Dame Ouest (métro Place-St-Henri)
Tél: 514-935-4649 or lepopir@gmail.com

QPIRG Concordia

1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, #204
 (métro Guy-Concordia)
Monday-Thursday 12pm-6pm
514-848-7585 or info@qpirgconcordia.org


3647 University, 3rd floor (métro McGill)

Monday-Friday 11am-5pm

514-398-7432 or qpirg@ssmu.mcgill.ca

Syndicat étudiant du Cégep Marie-Victorin (Montréal-Nord)
7000 rue Marie-Victorin, E-017
Lundi à vendredi: 10-17h
tél: 514 320 0150 poste 2427


Coop-Bar l'AgitéE
251 Rue Dorchester
tél: (418) 522-6133 ou info@agitee.org

La Page Noire
265 rue Dorchester, Québec
Lundi : Fermé
Mardi au jeudi : 14h-19h
Vendredi : 12h-21h
Samedi et dimanche : 12h-17h
tél : (418) 977-1955

* If you would like to host a donation box at your organization, anywhere in Québec, please get in touch with the finance committee of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) of Montreal at blocampmontreal@gmail.com or by phone at 514-708-9591.

* You can contribute ONLINE via paypal. Visit www.clac2010.net and click on "faire un don" on the right side of the page.

* Please make any cheques out to “La Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes” and put “Legal Fund” in the memo line. You can mail cheques to the following address:

QPIRG Concordia/G20 Legal Fund
1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montréal, Quebec H3G 1N1

Thank you for considering a donation and contributing to the legal defence of all people arrested at the G20 in Toronto.

The Finance & Fundraising Committee of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence of Montreal, on behalf of the G20 Legal Defence Fund/ le Fonds de défense légale des accusé(e)s du G20



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