Active Resistance '98 Gathering - Toronto {August, 1988] FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Sun, 15 Feb 1998 11:40:15 -0800 (PST)


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ACTIVE RESISTANCE '98 - TORONTO [August, 1998]

Toronto is the most multicultural city in North America, yet has seen a
brutal wave of killings of people of colour at the hands of Metro Police.
Canada is home to the second-largest community of Nazi war criminals in the
world, and Toronto has a disproportionate share of boneheads and fascist
propagandists. The province of Ontario has been rated the third most
polluted in North America, clearcut deforestation has been rampant in the
Temagami region, and the Darlington nuclear reactor recently closed
following the revelation of massive safety incompetence.

As increasing numbers of homeless people freeze to death each winter and
more kids take to the streets to work squeegeeing windshields, new
McDonald's, Blockbuster Videos, and Starbucks are popping up all over and
bank profits are higher than they've ever been before. As the number of
desperate and homeless increase, right wing provincial premier Mike Harris
has been stripping the city of its social services and local democracy,
shutting down hospitals, reducing welfare payments,
eliminating the right to strike, giving police powers to avoid assessment,
avoiding responsibility for the killing of Stoney Point Native activist
Dudley George, amalgamating Toronto into a 'MegaCity' in order to reduce
political accountability, and privatizing everything including the water.

Campus occupations have taken place across the province by student
activists frustrated with increasingly inaccessible tuition fees. And the
Ontario Federation of Labour sits poised for the possibility of an upcoming
province-wide general strike.

Next summer will be ripe for a creative, fun, culturally diverse, queer
positive, Native-solidarity, pro-feminist, youth-friendly
political-prisoner-supportive, labour-aligned, anti-poverty,
ecologically-minded gathering of anarchist and revolutionary activists in
August '98 to take action against neoconservatism, neoliberalism, and all
other forms of oppression in Toronto, North America, and around the world.

All anarchists, revolutionary activists and their friends and allies are
welcome to join us in Toronto this coming August. Please send information
requests, organizing and outreach ideas, workshop topics, fundraising and
activity suggestions, contact addresses, political statements, letters of
endorsement and structural comments to:

Active Resistance '98, Toronto Planning Crew, P.O. Box 108 Station P,
Toronto Canada M5S 2S8, <resist@tao.ca> ______ September 25-27 Bethesda,
MD: Small Press Expo

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