(eng)sabotage attack in support of Zapatista and Indigenous resistance (fwd)

Michael Bakunin (uc006@freenet.victoria.bc.ca)
Tue, 27 Aug 1996 11:50:22 -0700 (PDT)


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---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 27 Aug 1996 11:37:42 -0700 (PDT) From: Michael Bakunin <uc006@freenet.victoria.bc.ca> To: uc006@freenet.victoria.bc.ca Subject: sabotage attack in support of Zapatista and Indigenous resistance

[This discussion paper is circulating through Victoria, BC Canada]

On the night of July 19 1996 we threw rocks through two of the windows @ Royal Bank at Cook St. village in Victoria. We used standard procedures of gloves, masks, planned escape route.

This action was taken in response to continuing genocide of indigenous peoples in North America and all over the world. Wealth is the driving force behind the military-style repression against groups resistant to the ongoing colonization and to those groups trying to continue traditional ways of life. This struggle for the land is at this moment being fought from Ts'Peten/Gustafsen Lake to Chiapas.

The Royal Bank, as all Canadian banks, involves itself heavily in such institutions as NAFTA, the IMF and World Bank, which operate upon exploitation and extinguishment of populations in neo-colonial situations such as southern Mexico. Therefore we attack these institutions to hinder their operations to whatever small degree, and most importantly to contribute to the ongoing movements of resistance. We feel that the real value of this action will be in it's discussion and as a catalyst.

Our action is in the same spirit as and inspired by an anti-imperialist cell which a year ago attacked the Royal Bank and the Bank of Montreal in Victoria in support of the Zapatistas and in opposition to the banks' "business of imperialism". We are trying to contribute to a growing autonomous resistance movement which is advancing beyond a Eurocentric history and learning from the resistance of other cultures, adapting to the constantly changing colonial reality of Canada and the rest of the world.

autonomous anti-colonial cell

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