Coinciding with the: Forum on Natural Resources at the Palais des congrès in Montreal ...
DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE “PLAN NORD”
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 12pm
GATHERING: Square Victoria (métro Square Victoria)
(This demonstration is endorsed by the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) in Montreal. We encourage our allies and sympathizers to participate in large numbers.)
Last April, the capitalists of the Montreal Chamber of Commerce organized a grand exhibition of the destruction of northern territories, the Forum on the Plan Nord. Rather untastefully, they are re-doing it this year, under the slogan "rediscover the Forum on Natural Resources". The pillagers are gathering. Sponsored largely by mining (Osisko) and tar sands (Enbridge), the profiteers are preparing the assimilation of indigenous communities into their industrial framework, and into their large-scale destruction of the wild.
A number of Innu women rose up last year and marched more than 1000 kilometres from the Côte-Nord to Montréal, to say no! to this exploitation. The Innu have not been at rest since then: highway blockades, hunger strikes, obstructions of construction sites were frequent in 2012. Many other indigenous groups are supporting the Innu, and are themselves in resistance against this monstrous plan of territorial devastation!
Whether the money goes into the coffers of the Quebecois or Canadian state or to transnational corporations, the development of the north threatens us all as living beings. While environmentalists repeat that we must offer constructive alternatives – a greener future, for co-optation by 'sustainable' capital – we refuse any limits on our desire to sabotage what exists, without delay. We want to interrupt the colonizing and civilizing mission that has existed since the arrival of the first European colonizers, and which has accelerated ever since.
We act in solidarity with all communities resisting this development model that is imposed on them, in the North as in the South, and with the indigenous defenders in opposition, from the Innu of Nitassinan, to Cree dissidents, and those from all other nations. Alongside them, and in defense of the earth, we will be in the street to disrupt their forum on February 8th!
BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED BUT THE SETTLER STATE HASN'T ...
BECAUSE IN DESTROYING LIFE, WE DESTROY OURSELVES ...
DISRUPT THE SALON!