This week, one member of our small collective, was deported from Vancouver to the United States. Although supposedly arrested for “overstay in Canada,” this kidnapping was clearly targeted. This deportation is a result of increasing social control around the Olympics, as this person was recently threatened by members of Vancouver Integrated Security Unit, the overseers of Olympic security. (see article, How Much Does An Anarchist Cost?)
On October 15th, 1284 E12th hosted an anti-olympics film night. Since then there has been a marked increase of surveillance and harassment in our lives.
The police are trying to isolate and intimidate anyone involved with anything that disturbs their social order. This tactic can be successful unless we act to strengthen and forge ties of real solidarity.
And so, we continue to host events and projects self-organized resistance and invite you to do the same. That said, “Proposal’s Night” this month is the 16th of December (7-9pm). a note re: proposals. Also, The December Calendar will be out over the next few days, so please check back in.
Since borders are like prison walls, are we all living in some kind of prison?
Until we are all free,
12th and Clark