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(en) Canada, Public Meeting, June 22nd: End the Occupations! Globalize the Intifada!

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Mon, 14 Jun 2004 11:31:55 +0200 (CEST)

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A public forum on occupation, resistance and solidarity With speakers:
* Clifton Nicholas from Kanehsatake, Mohawk Territory.
* Andrea Schmidt on her work in Iraq with the Iraq Solidarity Project.
* Leila Khaled Mouammar on her work in Palestine and with SPHR-Montreal.
* Ahmed Habib on his work in Iraq.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004. 7 pm PARC, 1499 Queen St. West, Toronto
The space is wheelchair accessible
On June 30, when the US gives sovereignty in Iraq to itself,
people in Toronto will target the corporations that are benefiting
from the occupations of Iraq, Palestine and indigenous territory.
To build for these actions, this forum addresses the politics of
occupation, resistance and international solidarity.

This event is organized by the June 30 Coalition, Autonomy &
Solidarity-Toronto*, and CUPE 3903 International Solidarity
Working Group.

http://www.resistoccupation.org, http://auto_sol.tao.ca




June 30th: The Day America hands Iraq over to America

During the past year and a half, millions of people across the
world have demonstrated their opposition to the U.S.-led invasion
of Iraq, yet tanks and troops continue to devastate the country.
Meanwhile, many corporations partner with the Coalition
Provisional Authority to make millions from the "reconstruction"
of the country, and to ensure that Iraqi "liberation" translates into
privatized, open markets and economic subservience. While
registering our moral outrage at these crimes is important, it is
time to take our responsibility for ending the occupation more
seriously. On June 30th, the day the U.S.-led coalition claims
they will transfer power to the Iraqis, we call for a day of action to
illuminate the emptiness of their promise and to press our
demand that they get their troops and their dirty contracts out of

Demonstrations and actions are being planned in Toronto, for
which we need to organize for maximum attendance. We call on
people in cities across North America to organize actions of their
own. It is time to bring anti-occupation demands to those
corporations benefiting from the colonization of Iraq, and to keep
up pressure on all governments complicit in the killing of more
than 10,000 Iraqis since March of 2003. We have come together
to fight capitalist globalization before. With the horror of this
globalization so blatant in Iraq, we need to target and expose
those responsible (whose offices, we would do well to remember,
can be found in cities across Canada and the U.S.).

Our movements must build on themselves, resisting with the sort
of commitment that will persist year after year. The stakes in this
struggle could hardly be higher, and this is no time for
complacency. We want to encourage creative forms of resistance
to the war on Iraq, and use a range of tactics in working to end
the occupation. We stand in defence of human rights and justice,
and in solidarity with the people of Iraq. On June 30th, let's show
our determination to escalate our opposition to this empire.


2pm Picket at InterHealth Canada meet at King and Bay

Interhealth is a private, for profit, health export corporation that
has applied to the US for contracts in Iraq to set up private

They'll provide the rich Iraqis with first class health care, while
the majority of Iraqis suffer. The Ontario and BC provincial
governments are shareholders in InterHealth.

2PM Mass Delegation at Canadian Commercial Corporation

151 Yonge Street(South of Richmond)

The CCC (a publicly-owned Crown Corporation set-up to
facilitate international trade), provides a specialized contracting
service for Canadian companies exporting to the US Department
of Defense.

Since 1946, it has helped Canadian arms and weapons
manufacturers do business with the US military.

4PM STUDENT TAKEOEVER of College/University

A youth action of creative resistance and street reclaiming in a
celebratory response to the terms of the American occupation,
and international privatized reconstruction of Iraq

5PM Rally at the US Consulate 360 University Ave. (North of

Organized by the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War

6PM March from the US Consulate

Assemble at the red flags

March through the downtown core, focusing on corporations that
have offices here in Toronto and are profiting off the war and
continuing occupation of Iraq.

For more information, or to organize your own action on June
30th, contact the Toronto June 30th Organizing Committee


www.resistoccupation.org (coming soon).

A greyscale PDF copy of the poster for this event is available by
clicking here. http://fr.freeshell.org/june30th/aop.pdf
(use this one for regular photocopying.) A full colour PDF copy of
the poster for this event is available by clicking here.
http://fr.freeshell.org/june30th/aop_color.pdf (use this
one for color photocopying.)
* Copied from http://auto_sol.tao.ca/
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