Irish Holocaust Action Montreal This Past Saturday Successful

14 Nov

On Saturday at 2pm, members and supporters of the 32CSM in Montreal initiated a commemoration of the Genocide of Irish people by the British empire in 1847 at Jean Talon Market. The masses showed their interest and support in not only the Irish peoples history of suffering at the hands of British Colonialism – but also their present struggle to free their land from the domination. The 32CSM of Montreal had important conversations with the community on the subject of national self-determination in Ireland and elsewhere.

We would like to thank the staff of the Jean-Talon market for their support and sympathy. It would have been impossible without them. Given the interest of the community in Jean-Talon, we will be returning to the market for many events in the future to spread the awareness of continued British colonial aspirations in Ireland and elsewhere against the infringement of the peoples right to self-determination whereever it takes place.

British colonialism continues to this day on the Island of Ireland in the north with the south being subject to the activity of British supported Death-dealers. The recent assassination of political activists such as Alan and Vinnie Ryan has shown that the work of the terrorist Brits. Canadian Imperialism is also making the move on the south of Ireland with speculation in the mining industry, and the South is generally faced with overall.

Down with Imperialism
Down with Colonialism.
Long live the 32CSM

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Alan Ryan Peoples Community Defense Brigade carries out successful patrol and serving

14 Nov

Friday the Alan Ryan Peoples Community Defense Brigade carried out a successful patrol. This was followed by a more successful free food serving done on Saturday where 7 Pizza’s were served.

The pizza was donated by members of the Romanian Orthodox community who see the importance of the work that we are doing and are stepping out to support in whatever way they can.

The idea of the community defending and protecting itself from attacks both physical and economical and creating a dual power is starting to be accepted not just by members of the community that are engaged through the door to door work but also by members of the establishment including those adversarial to us like police whom have as individuals told us that they support the work that we are doing and the more we do this work the more entrenched we become in the community.

Members of the Public and parents are now approaching us to sort out problems that the police is refusing to solve and we are now being seen by members of the community as a legitimate voice to sort out the problems of our community. We aim to expand our work until all working class communities in Kitchener have patrols, serving and units dedicated to those community. This is how we Honor Alan and Vinnie’s by carrying on their working and building the base of support for socialism through solving the problems that working class communities face and making the people the decision makers.

Thursday we stood with Sanguen and held a successful focus group on a safe injection site

14 Nov

On Thursday we held a very successful focus group on the need for a safe injection site. It was well attended and people got to express their views Today we will hold another one at 6pm.

This was followed by going out in the evening and showing support for the Sanguen van and the work that they do. Recently Sanguen, which provides harm reduction supply’s and food as well as winter clothing for addicts and those in need, has come under attack from reactionary forces that have openly called for the wiping out of poor people and addicts, particularly in Cambridge and as such we have decided to go out and show the community that people not only support the work that Sanguen is doing but that this work is necessary especially with the recent rise in overdoses as a result of the Overdose epidemic.

The attack on groups like Sanguen is part of a broader campaign to dehumanizing poor people and addicts so as to allow the anti social neoliberal austerity offensive to deny people these services which means life or death to poor people.

After all it is much easier to deny people the basic necessity’s that one needs to survive if they are seen as just a junkie or a bum as opposed to as a human being who is someone child, sibling or loved one.

By standing with Sanguen we aim to show that their is support for harm reduction and that the solution to the drug problem must be a pro human solution that is centered on the idea that addicts are human beings who must be helped and supported and are not the enemy but rather the victims of this epidemic.

By understanding that the addict is our sister our mother our child as opposed to some evil doer we can move forward in terms of solving this problem through recognizing that addiction stems from problems that these people are facing and that stopping people from ruining their lives with drugs starts by giving people a life worth living as opposed to making their lives more miserable through demonization criminalization and making them the enemy.

Call out for participants in Focus Group on Safe injection Site

6 Nov

We are holding two focus groups on having a safe injection site in Kitchener. We would like to hear from anyone who is involved or affected by drug use, addicts, users, families, front line workers etc.
Safe injection sites have been a very successful harm reduction tactic used in Vancouver and other cities. The purpose is to have a safe place for addicts to use in the company of trained professionals who can recognise and counteract overdose. Clean supplies and environment also helps to combat infections which not only saves pain and suffering but our overtaxed health care system. It also helps keep used needles off the streets so they can be safely disposed of. In addition it provides the users with a place to go where they can connect with services they may need. We want to hear what you think! Thursday Nov 9th 1pm and Tuesday Nov 14th at 7, place to be decided, please email jichim32@gmail.com if you’d like to take part.

Alan Ryan People Community Defense Brigade Continues to serve the people

6 Nov

On Friday the Alan Ryan’s Community Defense Brigade did our weekly patrol in the Cedar Hills neighbourhood. It was a quiet night, there were no problems, however we did run into a few situations where we checked on people and made sure they were alright. As usual we carried naloxone kits and harm reduction supplies in case anyone needed them. In the future we would like to have snacks available as well as information flyers about Ontario Works, ODSP etc, and eventually we will look for and dispose of any needles or other hazardous materials we may find. We followed up our weekly patrol by knocking on doors and talking to the people of the neighbourhood who were very happy to see us out there. They gave us suggestions about things they would like to see addressed such as the lack of subsidised daycare for single mothers in the neighbourhood. We will work on a plan to assist the people with this.

On Saturday we did our free food serving downtown which was a success as always. We had many people stop by for something to eat. We give to anyone who asks without regard for ID or proof of need or other nonsense. If anyone wants to eat they’re free to come get it. As Saturday was also the day we were at a Romanian Orthodox Church to commemorate the Irish people who died in the so-called potato famine, we talked to the Romanian people about our food serving. They are in complete support and would like to help with our food serving in the future so we look forward to bigger and better things.
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Last Friday we went out to support Sanguen Van

6 Nov

On Friday we went out to support the Sanguen van on their stops in Cambridge. Unfortunately the van has seen some resistance lately from groups in Cambridge that are organising around the problem of improper used syringe disposal which are turning up on the streets and in parks. Recently a toddler was pricked with a used needle and had to undergo unpleasant medical procedures. We are also concerned about this issue, however we know the answer lies in better housing, medical and mental health care and treating all people with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, though initially well meaning, the Cambridge groups are packed with people who are recommending first getting rid of the Sanguen Van and all other needle exchange/harm reduction programs which they call ‘enabling” and even jailing, removing or killing all homeless people and addicts in Cambridge. They have started a silly rumour that other cities are sending their homeless and addicts to Cambridge to get “handouts” which is absurd, Cambridge is sadly lacking in services which is why this problem is much bigger than in Kitchener where there are better services for people who are struggling. We have screenshots of the worst of these threats against the most vulnerable and are doing what we can to counteract this ignorance through education and support. So Friday we went to the Bridges in Cambridge to show our support for the Sanguen Van and we will be doing the same this week, Thursday we will meet the van at Ray of Hope at 7 and friday at the Bridges. Come out and show your support to the people who are working hard everyday to make things better, and to oppose those calling for draconian measures against our most vulnerable fellow citizens,

Victims of Irish Holocaust remembered in Service for the dead

6 Nov

On Saturday we held a commemoration to remember the victims of the Irish holocaust or so-called potato famine. It was not a real famine but an engineered genocide; history books like to act as though the Irish only grew potatoes and had no other crops which of course is absurd. The food grown was being taken out of the country and sent to Britain and other commonwealth countries. In fact, when other nations heard of the mass starvation they attempted to send help but the Brits turned it away and didn’t let it in to the starving people. This was no act of nature but a planned genocidal action. The mass of remembrance was held at an orthodox church to honour the victims of the genocide and also all the other Irish people who died fighting for freedom and to uphold their faith. After the very well attended ceremony we upheld the tradition of Pomona which is a Romanian word meaning feeding in the name of the dead as they are no longer able to do good deeds. Many of the Romanian people would like to assist with our Saturday free food servings as a way of continuing Pomona to honour the dead,