Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Canadian Anarchists Shut Down CANSEC Arms Show in Capitol of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada--Shut Down! CANSEC Arms Fair Opening Night is Shut
Down (Ottawa)

To: pga-bloc@lists.resist.ca, montebello-mtl@uncampement.net

***PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY***

Tuxedoed corporate war profiteers and their government backers were
forced to flee the Ottawa Congress Centre tonight as alarms sounded,
fire trucks were called, and police searched in vain for the nefarious
anarchists that shut down the opening night of CANSEC 2008, Canada's
largest arms fair.

CANSEC Arms Fair Opening Night Shut Down

Tuxedoed corporate war profiteers and their government backers were
forced to flee the Ottawa Congress Centre tonight as alarms sounded,
fire trucks were called, and police searched in vain for the nefarious
anarchists that shut down the opening night of CANSEC 2008, Canada's
largest arms fair.

Even the multi-million dollar surveillance and security technology on
display, the presence of uniformed police, and the assertion by
security forces that they had been gathering extensive 'intelligence'
on CANSEC resistance could prevent a group of Ottawa anarchists from
infiltrating the event and simply pulling a fire alarm.

CANSEC 2008 is the nation's largest arms fair, and brings together war
profiteers, government representatives, and private buyers to drool
over the latest in military, surveillance, and security technology.
CANSEC represents the reality of Canada's foreign and domestic polices
- we are world leaders in death, mutliation, war and occuption.

This action was taken in response to PGA Bloc Ottawa's call for
autonomous actions to disrupt the arms fair, and in support of the PGA
Hallmarks.

Plus, we really, really liked their CANSEC video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Udxk9QExKY

We hope tonight's shut down will merely mark the start of two days of
active resistance to CANSEC 2008.

FROM KANDAHAR TO PALESTINE, OCCUPATION IS A CRIME!
SHUT DOWN THE CANSEC ARMS FAIR!
SHUT DOWN THE WAR MACHINE!

For info on CANSEC 2008 resistance, visit pga.roadnetwork.org