400 YEARS OF MILITARISM AND COLONIALISM :
NOTHING TO CELEBRATE!
FROM KABUL TO QUEBEC CITY:
NO JUSTICE ON STOLEN AND OCCUPIED LAND
Protest the parade of Canadian Armed Forces soldiers in the Old City
of Quebec; Canada out of Afghanistan!
JULY 3, 2008, QUEBEC CITY
Rendez-vous: 7am sharp;
in front of 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, MONTREAL
PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE BUS NOW
- This coming July 3, 2008, Quebec City is commemorating the 400th anniversary of its colonial foundations, "discovered" by Samuel de Champlain in the name of the King of France.
On the same day, the 22nd Royal Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces, just returned from Afghanistan, will be openly parading on the streets of old Quebec City.
In response to a call to action by the Guerre à la guerre Coalition in Quebec City to continue opposition to the war in Afghanistan, Block the Empire Montreal invites you to join the resistance on the streets to oppose this unabashed show of colonial domination and imperial power. The main mobilization in Quebec City will be child-friendly.
ENDORSE THE ANTI-COLONIAL CONTINGENT
In support of the anti-war demonstrations in Quebec City on July 3, 2008, Block the Empire-MONTREAL is organizing an "ANTI-COLONIAL CONTINGENT" to highlight opposition to the colonial underpinnings of Canada & Quebec, to demonstrate solidarity with ongoing indigenous struggles for justice and self-determination on Turtle Island, and to protest against the 400th anniversary celebrations of the "founding of Quebec."
We encourage you to join us behind the banner: "400 Years of Colonialism: Nothing to Celebrate! Canada and Quebec are stolen land!" We encourage your group, collective or organization to endorse the Anti-Colonial Contingent, and to help mobilize for it. Get in touch via email@example.com or 514-848-7583.
- The Anti-Colonial Contingent is organized by Block the Empire-Montréal with the support of the following groups:
Autonomous Social Center (Montréal)
Barrier Lake Solidarity Committee (Montréal)
Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble (Montréal)
Collectif opposé à la brutalité policière (Montréal)
Collectif Piranha (Québec City)
Collectif de recherche sur l'autonomie collective (Montréal)
Collectif de résistance anti-capitaliste (Saguenay)
Comité Fahad (Montréal)
Immigrant Workers Centre (Montréal)
Mohawk Traditional Council of Kahnawake
Operation Objection (Montréal)
La Pointe Libertaire (Montréal)
No One Is Illegal (Montréal)
Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie (Montréal)
Solidarity Across Borders (Montréal)
- For background and context to the anti-colonial opposition to the 400th anniversary celebrations in Quebec, visit: http://j3.amp-montreal.net/j3_eng.html#background
GET ON THE BUS
Buses will be leaving from Montreal at 7am in order to reach Quebec City in time for the demonstration in the late morning.
Please reserve your spot on the bus by phone (514-848-7583) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) BY JUNE 30. Please provide us with your phone number so that we can get in touch with any logistical changes. BLEM members are also on-call to make "wake-up calls" at 5:30am, so that everyone arrives at the rendez-vous by 7am sharp.; please specify if you'll need a wake-up call.
We are asking for donations of $10/person to help pay the costs of the bus rental. Please give more if you can. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Individuals and groups interested in helping support the organizing efforts towards July 3 and the Anti-Colonial Contingent (fundraising, lending vehicles, mobilizing and networking, art&theatre, legal support, etc), can get in touch at email@example.com or phone 514-848-7583.
- INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org – 514-848-7583