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(en) Canada, Collectif Emma Goldman - 2022 review and outlook for 2023 (ca, de, it, fr, pt, tr)[machine translation]

Date Fri, 3 Feb 2023 10:21:00 +0200

For the Emma Goldman Anarchist Collective (CEG), 2022 has been a busy year. Indeed, the collective has carried out various initiatives that have had an impact both in Saguenay on the Nitassinan, in Quebec and even more widely in the Francophonie. These projects took the form of a book, brochures, audio or video recordings, solidarity actions related to various current issues. For example: war and imperialism, the crisis of the health system, the high cost of living, solidarity with evicted squatters and squatters in Chicoutimi, mutual aid with the inhabitants of the neighborhood, environmental and decolonial struggles, etc
Saguenay on the Nitassinan, September 7
In addition to articles, the declaration published on the blog and broadcast on the various platforms, we held distro tables in various shows, whether in Alma or Chicoutimi. The CEG also took part in the symposium organized by the Movement for Popular Education and Community Action (MEPACQ), "To put an end to inequalities, let's get out of capitalism".(link to the text) The members of the collective also contributed their support for environmental groups in the region and worked to regionalize the campaign around issues related to COP15 (see article ). Or, acts as an ally with comrades from the First Peoples of Nitassinan.

Solidarity actions...

Even symbolic, an action can contribute to empowering us as individuals and as a group. It allows individuals and militant groups to get out of the feeling of isolation and to initiate something like a collective movement that can ultimately influence reality.

We resumed our activities at the beginning of 2022, through an action of solidarity with workers in the public health system.

Following the invasion of Ukraine by the armies of Vladimir Putin, we tried despite the kilometers that separate us to demonstrate our solidarity with the victims of imperialist wars by participating in particular in a vigil in place of the citizen in the borough of Chicoutimi (link to the text), by taking part in a benefit concert for anarchist comrades from kyiv and by organizing a self-training session on the ideological motivations of the Putin regime and the geopolitical situation in this region of the world. (You can find a partial transcription of the self-training here) The amazement and dread of the first days of the invasion seem to have been swept away by the concerns we had before the war, that is to say: the crisis in the health system, problems in education, the cost of living, etc. This situation is not unique to the war in Ukraine, time and distance are of course very important. Today, the mainstream media hardly talk about the war in Syria, the conflict in Yemen, the refugee crisis, or the apartheid regime imposed on the Palestinian people by the Israeli state, etc. At best, one can find a micro-report on the latest blunder / war crime of the Russian army or the next arms deliveries to Ukraine. It therefore seems essential to us to continue to talk about these conflicts, to denounce the sellers of guns who benefit from them and to oppose all the imperialists whether they are Russians, Atlanticists (NATO) or even Canadians (declaration on Haiti) .

On Saturday, April 9, the Emma Goldman Anarchist Collective carried out a solidarity action with the thirty people who were evicted from the squat at the auto-station in downtown Chicoutimi. In addition to the free soup and bread, leaflets were distributed to passers-by to discuss the situation of the poorest in this sector of Chicoutimi. We have also installed a bed, blankets and a sofa in the former squat, a symbolic action that aims to promote mutual aid and solidarity rather than repression and stigmatization. (link to the article by radio-can)

To this day, the city is still struggling to ensure that everyone has a roof and sanitary facilities available regardless of people's means or conditions. Worse, she looks away when confronted with the problem and insists on making it worse. Indeed, after the first offense in the spring of 2022, one would have thought that the current municipal councilor and incidentally former PQ member could have made amends and rectified the situation, but no... The cold weather has returned and Mireille Jean continues the hunt to the poor in downtown Chicoutimi. After the dismantling this summer of a makeshift camp at the Old Port of Chicoutimi, the city again expelled squatters and squatters at the bus station and added insult to injury by cutting off the heating. No, Madam Councillor, the resources allocated to homeless people are not sufficient and the city must look into it in order to find a lasting solution so that no one is left behind.

As we wrote last spring, "This could start with the opening of heat shelters in winter and massive investment in the development of quality housing at low cost."

On the provincial scene, the situation is not much better. We need only think of the management of the housing crisis by the CAQ. At the beginning of July, we therefore carried out an action in front of the offices of Minister Laforest. We wrote then: "Having still not found an apartment to live in, we decided to move in with Minister Laforest for lack of something better." (link to the article) This action wanted to highlight the housing crisis in Saguenay and was aimed at one of the people (and their party) who are making it worse by their inaction. Laforest lost the housing portfolio after the elections - we will not mourn her - but we suspect that regardless of the minister in office, the second Legaut government will always have it for entrepreneurs and private owners.

We also held a new edition of the Marmite Autogérée on the theme of expensive living.

Finally, we ended the year 2022, in front of Richard Martel's offices with a flash mob to denounce his profound ignorance and his xenophobia in the refugee file.

New publication of the Collective...

In August, we announced the publication of the Children's Anarchist Dictionary. This self-produced and self-distributed book has had a reception that far exceeded our expectations. The interest in the dictionary led us this fall to travel to the four corners of Quebec to present the book and hold workshops with children and their parents or chaperones. These seven launches have all been opportunities for gathering, promoting networking and new ideas and initiatives. Moreover, we would like to once again thank our comrades in the anarchist movement in Quebec who form an incredible network of solidarity.

In November, the Anarchist Children's Dictionary took a new step with its release in France thanks to Éditions Atelier de création libertaire based in the city of Lyon. The feedback we are getting from the other side of the Atlantic is also very positive.

Finally, a brand new publication project will be launched in 2023.

Emma Goldman Collective, January 2023

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