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(en) Canada, Ottawa, CATAPULT General Assembly

From <catapult@resist.ca>
Date Fri, 4 Feb 2005 09:53:26 +0100 (CET)

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Join us at Catapult's next general assembly meeting to take down SNC
Lavalin and join the resistance to the capitalist machine. The meeting
will start at 7:00 pm sharp; from 6:30 to 7:00 there will be an
orientation session to update you on Catapult's background and what's been
happening with the campaign so far. See you there!
Where: 203 Catherine St. East, in the daycare. Enter through the door on
the right and go down the stairs.
When: Thursday, February 10 @ 6:30
Take Down War-Profiteer SNC-Lavalin
Canadian corporations are profiting off the Iraq war and other acts of
brutality and destruction. Their operations continue, day after day,
producing the weapons and offering the material and logistical support
that make possible occupation, killing and torture around the world.
The war is more than bullets and bombers. It stretches to nations where
public services are privatized. It extends to sweatshops where
corporations seek ever lower wages. It is waged where indigenous people
are pushed off the land to make way for mining and oil exploration. The
war is here at home where the corporate executives live and operate. These
war-profiteers function in cities across the country. One Canadian
corporation stands above the rest in profiting from war and other forms of
domination: SNC-Lavalin.
We are targeting this corporation whose implication in all of these
war-making activities makes it an unparalleled example of Canadian
imperialism. We call on you, activists living in communities across
Fortress North America, to join us in our campaign. We call on you to
coordinate actions that open a space of resistance and disrupt the
non-stop exploitation that is lauded as the smooth performance of Capital.
Community activists and organizers from Ottawa have come together to form
Catapult! This collective is organized under the People's Global Action
(PGA) hallmarks. Together with other groups who have accepted the PGA
hallmarks, including June 30th in Toronto and Block the Empire in
Montreal, we plan to extend a broad-based education and action campaign
that exposes Canadian involvement in war, (neo)colonialism, displacement,
racism, privatization, the reconfiguration of civil liberties and other
forms of domination. We will map the links between government and
corporate actions and the devastation of communities and the environment.
For these and countless other reasons we have chosen to "Take Down
SNC-Lavalin" - one of Canada's largest arms manufacturer and a provider of
ammunition to the American occupation in Iraq.
SNC's slogan of "health, safety, the environment" covers-up the harm they
do to all three in the name of profit. From oil, dams, and mining projects
in Cree and Innu territority in Quebec - including a contested aluminum
mine in Voisey's Bay and a hydro-electric project that flooded vast tracts
of Cree territory - to biotech and building nuclear reactors in China and
South Korea, SNC-Lavalin is one of the engines that feeds indigenous
peoples, workers, and all aspects of the environment into the Capitalist
In addition to disrupting the operation of those who benefit from and
perpetuate the existing system, we are also working to build links between
diverse activist organizations and create an effective network to educate
and mobilize our communities. We call on all groups working for Justice to
support and join our campaign against this war-profiteer.
Among the actions you can pursue to support this campaign:
. research and disseminate information about SNC and other
war-profiteers, as it relates to your issues of interest,
. make a map of locations where war-profiteers, corporate criminals,
political elites, and police and military institutions converge in your
community - see www.fortressnorthamerica.net,
. form an affinity group and do an autonomous actions to shut-down
SNC's day-to-day exploitation,
. join groups actively participating in this campaign, CATAPULT!, June
30th, Block the Empire.
For more information contact:
CATAPULT!: www.catapultcollective.org, catapult@resist.ca
June 30th: june30th@riseup.net
Block the Empire: http://clac.taktic.org, bloquezlempiremontreal@resist.ca
Send maps of your locale to inside@fortressnorthamerica.net

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