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Montreal, 4 June 2012 -- The Convergence of Anti-Capitalist Struggles (CLAC-Montreal), responding to a call by the student and popular protest movements, will participate in a week of economic disruption around the Grand Prix Formula 1 in Montreal. In particular, CLAC is inviting itself to the Grand Prix's opening cocktail party, at Arsenal on June 7th.

Montréal, le 4 juin 2012 – La Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes (CLAC-Montréal) répond à l'appel des mouvements de contestation étudiants et populaires et participera à une semaine de perturbation économique dans le cadre de la tenue du Grand Prix de Formule 1 de Montréal. La CLAC entend notamment s'inviter au cocktail d'ouverture du Grand Prix, qui se tiendra à l'Arsenal, le 7 juin prochain.


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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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Plus de 5 000 personnes au rendez-vous anticapitaliste du 1er mai !
La manif anticapitaliste brutalement dispersée par les chiens de garde du SPVM

Montréal, le 1er mai 2012 – À l’appel de la Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes (CLAC-Montréal) et de ses alliéEs, pour la cinquième année consécutive, plus de 5 000 personnes – une foule record – se sont réunies au centre-ville de Montréal pour marquer la Journée internationale des travailleurs et travailleuses. Divers contingents (queers, féministes, personnes migrantes, étudiantEs, familles) ont répondu à l'appel de la CLAC, illustrant la portée grandissante de la critique anticapitaliste.

Toronto G20: The last CLAC organizer still accused of conspiracy sees his charges withdrawn!
CLAC condemns the legal circus and the criminalization of dissent

Montréal, November 23rd 2011 – Yesterday, in a packed courtroom at the Ontario Court of
Justice in Toronto, the Crown counsel in charge of prosecuting the so-called “Main G20
Conspiracy Group” dropped all conspiracy charges against 17 organizers from Southern
Ontario and Québec.

One of the 17, Patrick Cadorette, an organizer from the Anti-capitalist Convergence of
Montréal (CLAC), had all his charges withdrawn by the Crown after almost 18 months spent
under restrictive conditions, including 11 months under house arrest.
This new development is a result of a plea agreement between Crown and Defense counsel.
Of the 17 charged with conspiracy, six pled guilty to “counseling” mischief, while the 11 others
have had all their charges dropped.

“The public has heard a lot about police brutality and mass arrests at the G20 summit,”
Cadorette says, “but the repression went a lot deeper than pictures of angry policemen beating
on demonstrators. We now know that there was a complex strategy aimed at criminalizing
political dissent and anti-capitalist organizing. This strategy included infiltration by undercover
cops, the surveillance of various movements, the intimidation and harassment of activists, and
hundreds of illegal searches and arbitrary detentions during the summit itself. The legal and
penal system also played a major role in this strategy to criminalize dissent. Through imposing
draconian bail conditions like strict non-association with targeted community organizations, long
term house arrest, and banning organizing or attending public demonstrations, legal authorities
clearly meant to weaken movements working for social and environmental justice and to
discourage people who identify with these movements from getting involved. Add to all this the
serious criminal charges targeting organizers, public defamation, and bail hearings held in the
climate of mass hysteria following the protests, as well as the staggering amounts requested
for cash bail, and you have all the elements of a perfect plan to demonize and criminalize
political activism.”

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