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Freddy Barsoum leaves house cops declare it vacant, ignore one year lease of the 32CSM International Dept.

28 Jun

Today Freddy decided to leave his house and in his absence the police and the sheriff declared it vacant and changed the locks. This was done without going to the tribunal or following any rule of law. Freddy was made aware of this by a police officer as well as a community mental health worker who was there if he wanted to talk about his feelings. Freddy seeing this as the insult that it is told the working centre staff, who were there because the police spoke to him at the working centre, to tell the police to stop insulting him and leave him alone. Freddy then attended the police station with myself who gave no explanation other then to say that the sheriff and police did attend his property.

Freddy myself and others then went to the place where he lives to find the locks changed and a notice of vacant possession on the door and the locks changed. Since the house was not vacant and the 32CSM Int. Dept. has a 1 year lease we looked around till we found an open screen door. We then entered the place and noticed that the whole place was tossed around as if someone was looking for something. At this point we noticed the bathroom door was locked and after awhile someone who identified themselves as a security guard locked themselves in the bathroom threatening to call the police. We responded that since this property was not vacant and no rule of law was followed he was the trespasser. We called our lawyer and prepared ourselves for police to come. Police came and refused to speak to our lawyer and proceeded to remove us. after we were out we found out that the security guard was really Freddy’s brother whom has illegally connived to steal the property from Freddy’s moms and put her in a home against her will and Freddy’s will so he could get the property. Freddy’s mom Mary is currently being held against her will and the will of Freddy whom has the Power of Attorney as a result of the actions of Freddy’s greedy brother Reggie. This notice of vacant possession is fraudulent as it is clear that Freddy lived there and the Int. Dept. of the 32CSM has a one year lease and is another underhanded move by someone who has no problem screwing over his own mom for money.

Tonight Freddy is homeless as a result of this illegal act.

We call on people to join us as we reclaim this property. Anypne who can camp out tomorrow should come to 530 Westvale and join us as we stand in defense of rule of law and against illegal evictions.

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Launching of proposal for solution to housing crisis a success

26 Jun

Julian and Don speaking at the event.

On Friday, in a public meeting with the representatives of several social agencies, we issued a our proposal, along with our deadline for the demands contained within to be met. We pinpointed the issues faced by our community along with our solution, hard won from practice and refined with a theoretical and social perspective. A guest from the RSM-Montreal delivered a personal testimony about the necessity of housing and political participation for affirming the personal dignity of ourselves as political subjects. Afterwords we addressed the concerns and elaborated the salient points of our proposal. We are glad to say that our proposal was positively received by the groups in attendance and there was constructive and clarifying dialogue between all organizations involved.

While we were in attendance, we were inform of a concurrent Community Consultation on the changing urban landscape in our city, which was coincidentally taking place at the same locale. Some of our comrades were able to participate in this as well after our public meeting was adjourned. Our friends and comrades raised crucial topics and provided perspective to the groups assembled there and voiced our concern as members of the downtown community.

With regard to our proposal, we need to hear the voices and concerns of you, the members of our community, so we can see this through and ensure a victory therefore we are going to be holding public meetings about the proposal at the Queens Street Commons at 5 pm, every Wednesday.

Police continue to stalk and harass myself and my comrades

22 Jun

On Tuesday undercover officers encircled the 32CSM International office headquarters and attempted to gain entry. There excuse is to find myself. They left a card. After this they interrogated several comrades asking my whereabouts and have been following comrades and encircling places where I have been even attempting to talk to me with no good reason. I am not hiding from the police and there excuses are growing thin. This harassment needs to end immediately. The crown forces have no right to criminalize people for there politics and any attempts to continue on this path will be met with resistance.

Long Live The 32CSM
Long Live The Resistance to all Settler states!!!!!
Victory Belongs To US!!!!!!!

Anti Internment Munster MSG of Solidarity to the ILPS meeting in Montreal

14 Jun

Speech for the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

Honored comrades, allies and supporter, today we honour and mark the 100th anniversary of the great Russian Revolution of 1917. It was an important date in Human and World history when after 3 years of pointless slaughter on the Eastern Front of World War I or as it is known in Russia, the Great Imperialist War the Russian people rose up against the crimes of the tsar and others in the ruling class at the time and overthrew the tsarist regime and established a people’s republic for the peoples of Russia. Saddly another revolution had to take place later on in the year known to history as the October Revolution led by Lenin and his supporters in order to end the pointless imperialist war that was being continued by the provisional government that had been established in the aftermath of the February Revolution also in 1917. The October Revolution was largely bloodless and Lenin gave full language and other rights to the newly established smaller republics and ethnic groups throughout the new soon to be Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR. Languages such as Georgian, Armenian and others which were suppressed under the tsars were promoted and protected under the Soviets, an act that is rarely remembered today with many in the west calling the Soviet Union the Russian empire by another name. Very few even in Ireland are aware that Lenin was one of the very, very few Socialists to support the Easter Rising of 1916 and the wars that followed for Irish independence. Very few are even aware that there were soviets set up in Limerick, Dublin and throughout Munster in many countless local areas from 1919-1923 when they were brutally crushed by the counter revolutionary forces of the Free State army and war machine who were backed up by the arms and money of British imperialism during the Irish Civil War of 1922-1923 inwhich at least 8,000 Irish people were to die. The Irish soviets of which there were too many to focus on here were all anti Treaty and pro Republican not only during the Tan War but also the Civil War that followed til they were violently crushed in 1923. The soviets re-established Republican rule and government in many areas laid waste by the Black and Tans during 1920-1922 especially and rebuilt the economy of those and other areas too. Many are also unaware of Patrick Mac Cartan and his mission to the Russian Republic during the War of Independence or Tan War from 1918-1922 in order to get Russian help in the liberation of Ireland. Had he succeeded in a deal it would have greatly increased and aided Irish Resistance and would most likely have promoted goodwill and understanding between the Catholic Church and Soviet Union during the American led Cold War. But saddly this was not to be. Mac Cartan came very close to an alliance or agreement between Russia and the Irish Republic in 1921 but Brit spies and intelligence forces wrecked the plan as they were in great fear of what the Irish Republic and Soviet Union might achieve together in their common fight for freedom for all man kind. The Soviets even gave the Irish Republic a good part of the tsarists crown jewels to finance and continue the war against the Brit invaders in early 1921. Saddle however this was not to be. Had the Irish managed to reach an agreement with the Soviets in time the world would have changed for the better but alas comrades we cannot cry over what could have been, we have to look and plan and drive forward with what can be tomorrow. Sadly the Soviet Union is no longer with us and because of this the world is a far far darker place as imperialist forces run riot across the globe waging war on many different religions and cultures that stand in their way or look like they are about to stand in their evil way. We must continue the struggle until victory is ours once again comrades, and continue it we will.

ILPS Conference in Montreal successful in bringing together the struggles of the peoples and setting plan of action.

14 Jun

This Saturday there was a conference in Montreal to commemorate the 1917 Revolution. The purpose of this conference wasn’t aimed at glorifying past struggles but rather an attempt to get the progressive sectors of society to discuss how to build revolution through mass work. The event started with a panel that included Davyn Calfchild, a Hereditary Chief who is on a 13 day fast against the oppression of his people. The Panel also included our Filipino comrades, a Kitchener organizers view of the role of women in the post revolutionary society and modern struggles and myself on the role of national minorities in the Soviet Union and Irish Republicanism as well as mass ILPS organizers.

The conference then lead workshops The 32CSM was presenting in the workshop about International Solidarity. This workshop was also lead by our Haitian and Filipino comrades. The line we pushed is that to be able to engage in international solidarity first you must have something to offer and this can only be achieved by building revolutionary organizations here that can actually fight not just for issues across the pond but issues here particularly those issues similar to the groups you are working with and find common ground through those issues to allow collaboration.

Kitchener also did a presentation on revolutionary justice and building community resistance. The Kitchener comrades presented on the work of The Alan Ryan Peoples Community Defense Brigade an organization engaged in community defense and support, Tent City and our current struggle for housing.

The event ended with proposals and discussion the issue of Tony Taylor and the Criagavon Two was presented and accepted to fight for there freedom.

The ILPS has over 300 member organizations across the world and this meeting is happening everywhere as we prepare for the centenary of the 1917 revolution.

A message of solidarity was sent from our comrades in Anti Internment Munster that will be posted.

Phone Jam in Support of Indigenous Hereditary Chief Fasting in Queen’s Park

7 Jun

Friday June 9th all day
Prime Minister Trudeau
1 613 995-0253
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Office
Tel.: 1-800-567-9604

Kathleen Wynne

On June 1st 2017 Davyn, a Hereditary Chief started a 13th day fast for Indigenous issues that the settler state known as canada has imposed on his people from missing and murdered Indigenous Women, to the suicide epedemic, to the Truth and Reconciliation Report guidelines being ignored, these are the issues affecting his community. Since this has started the media and the settler state have ignored this fast and its importance despite popular support from the community. This Friday call and ask why are they ignoring this and the fate of the nations on whose backs canada is built.

32CSM Speech read at meeting in Montreal last week

7 Jun

comrades and friends i thank you for coming out to this meeting that is the founding meeting of anti internment in Occupied Canada
Despite police repression and attack on our office and the attempts to criminalize and harass our comrades with the purpose to stop this meeting this meeting is still happening
we are unified in common cause against a common enemy which is british imperialism
and what scares the state is the fact that Irish Republicans, Indigenous people, our Bolivarian Comrades in whose country’s we will be opening up offices in the next few months,Palestinians and Iranian are joining together in the spirit of mutual aid and solidarity
with the purpose of chasing out the invaders
and creating society fit for humans
we congratulate you for taking this step here in Montreal where the Ango supremacists crown sent in tanks and declared martial law in the 1970’s to crush a just people’s demand for sovereignty and self-determination
thank you very much for your time