Posted 5 years ago on May 27, 2012, 11:46 p.m. EST by MarcPoivert
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This is what you've been waiting for, new wind for the Occupy movement! I invite you all the join the Montreal protests. I know you've been supporting us by banging on pots and pans, but we need you here! Write to Occupy Montreal and partner up with occupiers there. I'm sure many would be willing to house you. It's only a 6 hour drive from NYC, so you can even go and come back!
The protests have become huge and the goal is realistic and achievable. We want to overthrow the Charest (Liberal) government. This is meaningful because it is entirely possible. Some marches had upwards to 500,000 people which is 1/16 of the population of Quebec! This is big!
But why should I help Canadians?
It's called solidarity! Don't forget OWS was initially started by Adbusters and many Canadians were in NYC during the beginning of OWS. I was there!
How would overthrowing the Charest government help us?
It would show that it's possible to overthrow a government in North America! Canada is not like the Arab countries, it resembles US a lot more. This would also uplift the undecided in US who would see that overthrowing a government in a setup much like their own is doable.
Who cares about loi 78?
You do! We all do! This law infringes on our rights to protest. If it passed in Québec, US will be next. We need to take this law down right now, together, in solidarity!
Why help French people?
People are people, and French people are known to be avid protesters. We lean towards the left!
What's so special about the political situation in Canada at the moment?
In US, the Democrats are in power and they are the furthest left US citizens can hope for in their government. This reduces the worth of OWS for many. Just look at this forum, there are so many Obama supporters here.
In Canada it's the opposite! Harper who is the Prime Minster is from the party furthest right. We want him out and this fuels energy. Likewise, the Liberal party might not be furthest right in Québec (it's center), but Québecquers tend to lean very much to the left, so they perceive the Liberals as being quite to the right. They want a socialist government, namely the Parti Québecquois.
Occupy has moved to Montreal this summer, and you MUST be there. That's where the next step in our INTERNATIONAL movement is taking place. Pack your bags, it's time to do some overthrowing!
Your friend, Thrasymaque
P.S. I used a fake name so that this post would not be deleted instantly by the moderators. I think it's an important message for OWS.
P.S.S. Act on the message, not the proposer. Remember, no more logical fallacies!
P.S.S.S. Hurry, the mods will delete this message soon! Pass it on before it's dead. This is important. These are the biggest protests in Canadian history. OWS Is in Montreal right not, doing what it does best!