HARPER MUTINY! Demonstration against Stephen Harper and the Conservative government


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 11:30am-1pm
(we encourage everyone to arrive at 11:30am sharp)
in front of the Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle (carte: http://goo.gl/maps/5pklJ)
near métro Place d’Armes or Place Square Victoria

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in Montreal this Friday for a $1000 per table speech at Montreal’s Board of Trade, organized in collaboration with Bombardier, CAE, CN, Pratt & Whitney and RioTintoAlcan. Info: http://www.btmm.qc.ca/en/networking/midiextra_stephenharper_1115/

This demonstration is called in opposition to the policies of Stephen Harper and the Conservative government. The policies to oppose are numerous; to state a few, we oppose:
– the Harper government’s attacks on Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty and continued support of colonial policies;
– the Harper government’s policies of austerity, which cut back on social spending for the benefit of the rich ruling class;
– the Harper government’s cuts to unemployment insurance;
– the Harper government’s support of ecologically destructive infrastructure and resource extraction projects, from pipelines to the tar sands;
– the Harper government’s immigrant and refugee policies, which makes it more difficult to migrate with full status and undermines refugee health care;
– the Harper government’s increased military spending;
– the Harper government’s support for the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan;
– the Harper government’s encouragement of the prison-industrial complex in Canada, including more punitive criminal sentencing;
– the Harper government’s unabashed support of Israeli apartheid;
– the Harper government’s complicity in the use of torture;

[Please suggest more Harper government policies to oppose; we make no pretension that the above list is comprehensive; send your suggested additions toinfo@qpirgconcordia.org.]
This demonstration is called on the basis of opposition to the Harper Conservatives rooted in an anti-colonial, anti-capitalist and anti-oppression framework.
We encourage autonomous actions against the Harper speech this Friday.
This callout is also made in support and solidarity with the anti-austerity demonstration called by the Conseil régionale de ASSÉ à Montréal (CRAM). After our demo ends, we will march (or take the metro) to métro Mt-Royal to join the anti-austerity demo at 2pm (info: http://www.austerite.org/fr/).
This initial callout for a demonstration is made by QPIRG Concordia and QPIRG McGill.
info: www.qpirgconcordia.org – 514-848-7585 – info@qpirgconcordia.org
We encourage the endorsement of your association, group or collective; by endorsing this demo, you are agreeing with this callout and you will help promote the demonstration (by mobilizing your networks in person, by e-mail, on the web and via facebook). Send your group endorsement to info@qpirgconcordia.org

Please share any posters or images you can create to help promote this demonstration (send your images to info@qpirgconcordia.org)

If you can help with postering and flyering between now and Friday, please get in touch!

Le Groupe de recherche d’intérêt public du Québec à Concordia (GRIP Concordia)
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia University (QPIRG Concordia)
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