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(en) ucl-saguenay, Emma Goldman: [Chicoutimi] Put your municipal councilor to the test: new furniture for the self-managed park! (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Sun, 11 Aug 2019 10:19:25 +0300


On Saturday, August 3, the Anarchist Collective Emma Goldman organized a self-managed pot in the park located at the corner of Tessier and Jacques-Cartier streets in downtown Chicoutimi. Several people went to lend a hand to the construction of the furniture. We also talked about the rest of the development of the park. People were able to share a good dinner of submarine veggies and discuss their situation and their vision of the neighborhood. Still beautiful meetings that confirm once again the importance of meeting and continuing to organize such events. Always in an offensive perspective and building an alternative in our neighborhood. ---- This self-managed pot is another chapter in the fight we are fighting against the gentrification of our living environment. It was a question of continuing to put the stakeholders in the gentrification of the neighborhood in the spotlight. That's why we put the emphasis on the work of destruction orchestrated as a master by municipal councilor Simon-Olivier Côté. Of course, the latter is not the person in charge of all the changes in the city center. But in spite of everything, there remains a person who holds power and who uses it according to his interests. It participates in the destruction of our neighborhood either by its inaction or with the help of the city council, the owners and other bourgeois traders. Many people talk about downtown revitalization, but how does it translate into reality? By an explosion of restaurants and cafés, by office towers for private companies or by the construction of parking lots to allow people to come and consume in this "business district". More parking that will allow access to more cars that will then need more parking, etc. An infernal cycle that never ends. Moreover, it is very paradoxical to see so many restaurants open in this neighborhood which is a real food desert. The inhabitants will not go grocery shopping in these restaurants bobos let alone go 3-4 times weeks to feed. by office towers for private companies or by building parking to allow people to come to consume in this "business district". More parking that will allow access to more cars that will then need more parking, etc. An infernal cycle that never ends. Moreover, it is very paradoxical to see so many restaurants open in this neighborhood which is a real food desert. The inhabitants will not go grocery shopping in these restaurants bobos let alone go 3-4 times weeks to feed. by office towers for private companies or by building parking to allow people to come to consume in this "business district". More parking that will allow access to more cars that will then need more parking, etc. An infernal cycle that never ends. Moreover, it is very paradoxical to see so many restaurants open in this neighborhood which is a real food desert. The inhabitants will not go grocery shopping in these restaurants bobos let alone go 3-4 times weeks to feed. An infernal cycle that never ends. Moreover, it is very paradoxical to see so many restaurants open in this neighborhood which is a real food desert. The inhabitants will not go grocery shopping in these restaurants bobos let alone go 3-4 times weeks to feed. An infernal cycle that never ends. Moreover, it is very paradoxical to see so many restaurants open in this neighborhood which is a real food desert. The inhabitants will not go grocery shopping in these restaurants bobos let alone go 3-4 times weeks to feed.

This vision of revitalization is only in their head and their speech, making the misery of many of the people living in the downtown area invisible. Do as if they and they were not there! The nice "revitalisers" must say that at worst, the poor will all eat at the soup kitchen. This revitalization of the social fabric and habitable spaces in the city center is causing an exodus of people. Through discussions, we learned that many people have left for the Saint-Paul district for example. For those who whine that we are against everything and we propose nothing, and soon we will release an "alternative urban plan" where we will concretely develop future projects and a vision of our living environment,

When we talk about inner-city transformations with people in the neighborhood, we hear a different story than bourgeois media soap operas and the so-called words of our elites. The needs in the neighborhood are glaring. It's as if no one listened to those who are torn apart. Community resources are running out of steam and it is as if the provision of scarce funding to them has been used by the elites to get rid of their system of misery. Same thing about the supposed democracy in the neighborhood - you can talk and talk long, but you have no power over the affairs of your neighborhood if you do not have much! Must give the chance to the runners it seems: go and take part in a heritage committee to realize that we are looking for ways to make heritage destruction acceptable. This is contempt. None of the people present were positive about the neighborhood councilor's political record. "There were a lot of promises, but none were fulfilled," noted nearby traders who passed by. Many people have expressed their frustration at the fascination with parking lots in our local administration. The destruction is increasing and the file is very poorly managed: it is simply ugly and harmful in terms of neighborhood life. Our idea of a park at the corner of Tessier and Jacques-Cartier streets was well received by the participants. In the heart of the neighborhood, something is missing. Many people found it deplorable and abject that the city had year after year, sent its municipal employees to steal and destroy the benches we built to transform the vacant lot owned by Promotion Saguenay into a social space. The city councilor is under pressure again: will he let once more the theft and the rampage occur? One of the common findings we heard was about setting the managers for the money and forgetfulness of the humans who live here. While the The city councilor is under pressure again: will he let once more the theft and the rampage occur? One of the common findings we heard was about setting the managers for the money and forgetfulness of the humans who live here. While the The city councilor is under pressure again: will he let once more the theft and the rampage occur? One of the common findings we heard was about setting the managers for the money and forgetfulness of the humans who live here. While thetraders on top of Racine Street had recently boasted of "revitalizing" the neighborhoodThere are many people who are hungry. To a so-called "eco-responsible" lady who recently wrote us "a good idea for the residents of the sector[would]to go and take their CV to these businesses instead of complaining that they are bourgeois places" a young construction worker from the neighborhood we spoke to would have liked to answer that it's really thankless - it's not a way out of poverty and it's denial of all the issues in this system of inequality. "We are exploited." It is treating the world like disposable cattle. The fight against gentrification must continue to combat contempt and build lasting solidarity based on collective self-reliance, mutual assistance and the resumption of power over our living environments.

http://ucl-saguenay.blogspot.com/2019/08/chicoutimi-mets-lepreuve-ton-conseiller.html
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