ACTIVE RESISTANCE '98: TORONTO AUGUST 18-23 FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Fri, 22 May 1998 23:42:46 -0700 (PDT)


FWD  CC Replies to AR98 Toronto Planning Crew <resist@tao.ca>

AUGUST 18-23 - ACTIVE RESISTANCE '98
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

Rides Coordinators - Ben Manski 608 262 9036

Description:

  " 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.

Where to go for more information:
  Active Resistance '98  - Toronto Planning Crew - P.O. Box 108 Station P
  Toronto Canada M5S 2S8 - resist@tao.ca

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