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Hamilton, Ontario: This is How We Welcome You: “Try Hamilton” tries fucking itself

  • Posted on: 26 June 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Yesterday, a group of scumbags affiliated with local real estate companies organized a tour of Hamilton for a group of investors, with the goal of drawing in capital from outside the city. This project is called Try Hamilton and they describe their goals as a chance for entrepreneurs and developers to envision ‘city-changing’ possibilities. Shamelessly pro-gentrification, they talk about our neighbourhoods as blank slates, gloat about the money to be made if an area can be successfully ‘converted’ to a different kind of resident. Of course, for most of us, their financial wet dreams appear in our lives as violence, hunger, or eviction – and so of course we have to fight back against them.

When the group of investors emerged from the Ti-Cats stadium, fresh off the inspiring words of the city’s mayor, and tried to board buses, they were met by a crowd of forty angry people who encouraged them to, rather than try Hamilton, try fucking themselves. With signs reading, “Gentrification is disgusting, you rich fucks are disgusting”, “who gets off on evicting families?” and “Fuck you for trying”, we met them with a wall of rage that showed them what the class war their investments drive can mean.

Calais: new squat in town, evicted same afternoon by riot cops

  • Posted on: 28 March 2016
  • By: thecollective

UPDATE: The squat was evicted this afternoon by 12 vans of riot police, a few hours after being announced in the morning. See report on the eviction here. 8 people have been arrested. The Calais authorities clearly intend to enforce their “zero tolerance” clampdown on migrant and other autonomous spaces in the town centre, and with hundreds of CRS now stationed in Calais they have the force to do so.

Attacks in Hochelag'

  • Posted on: 27 February 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From MTL Counter-info

Last night, we destroyed the windows of Antidote, Mâle Bouffe, Electric Children (which was also sprayed with paint), and attacked the businesses of the Place Valois. This morning, flyers were thrown in the metro stations Préfontaine, Joliette and Pie-IX and at the Place Valois explaining the attacks of the night before.

Flyer:

During the night of February 25, 2016, some businesses in Hochelaga were attacked. We smashed the windows and threw paint everywhere.

New Year’s Eve attack on a yuppie car in Montreal

  • Posted on: 11 January 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From MTL Counter-info

“Because Black December is not a staged repetition of previous insurrectional events, but rather a circle of struggle that connects the past with the present, in search of a future where our everyday life will be inundated with acts of attack and rebellion against Power.

Attack on yuppie clothing boutique in St-Henri

  • Posted on: 29 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From MTL Counter-info

In the early morning of Tuesday, December 22, we used chunks of porcelain to break a window of the yuppie clothing boutique at the corner of Notre-Dame and Delinelle in the Montreal neighborhood of St-Henri. We then used a re-purposed fire extinguisher to spray the interior of the store with vomit-colored paint, wrecking the merchandise inside.

Melbourne Anarchist Club in battle with property developers

  • Posted on: 5 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

They are locked in a struggle for freedom. Freedom from oppression, freedom from the ruling classes, freedom from "the man".

Now, the battle is on their doorstep. Literally.

The Melbourne Anarchist Club – home to a group of social outliers who reject "hierarchical power structures" and believe profit is evil – is staring down its capitalist overlords as their headquarters is engulfed by boutique apartments.

Power Lines: Police Brutality, Public Transit, and Development in the Twin Cities

  • Posted on: 13 July 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
photo of Metro Transit light rail train

The Metro Transit police made the news this weekend in the Twin Cities for their significant size increase over the past few years, almost the same day as a video surfaced showing a police officer slam a handcuffed passenger onto the ground for not paying the light rail fare.

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