Tadamon! Appeal: Oppose the ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’!

August 5th, 2007 | Posted in Imperialism, Resistance, Solidarity


    Photo: Stefan Christoff. Montebello, August 2007.

Tadamon! Montreal is appealing to you to spread the word, support & get involved in the upcoming popular mobilization against the ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’ (SPP) summit in Montebello, Quebec at which U.S. President George Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper & Mexican President Felipe Calderon will be meeting between August 19th & 21st.

Current information on the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)
summit & demonstrations visit Indymedia Montabello.

The ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’ (SPP) is a political initiative that will further an agenda of neo-liberal economic ‘free trade’ and ‘national security’ as defined by state power in North America, building toward ‘Fortress North America’. Grassroots initiatives to confront & oppose the upcoming summit surrounding the ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’ in Montreal & throughout Canada are outlined below.

Tadamon! Montreal is supporting the upcoming mobilization to confront & oppose the SPP summit in Montebello, Quebec because the neo-liberal corporate economic logic fueling the SPP agenda is also being forced on the people of the Middle East.

The national ‘leaders’ who will be participating in the SPP summit, U.S. President George Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper & Mexican President Felipe Calderon are adamant supporters of the racist ‘War on Terror’ that has wrought destitution, destruction & deaths on the people of Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq & the entire Middle East region.

Oppose the ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’!
In Solidarity, Tadamon! Montreal

August 2007 — Please post and forward widely

Read below for basic info about protests in Montebello and Montreal, transportation, upcoming consulta, community assemblies, brigades festives and more …

Mobilize and Protest against George Bush, Stephen Harper and Felipe Calderon
at the meeting of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)

* August 19th – 21st, 2007
Montebello, Quebec.
(between Ottawa and Montreal)

In brief, the “Security and Prosperity Partnership” (SPP) combines the destructive neo-liberal policies of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the fear and paranoia of post 9-11 “Homeland Security” policies. The SPP is firmly rooted within a colonial and capitalist framework…

Days of Action in Montebello, August 19th & 20th…

* Sunday, August 19.
Creative resistance and popular education against the SPP.

August 19 will be a day of creative resistance and popular education against the SPP in the Montebello-area. We encourage affinity groups to organize autonomous actions within the framework of creative resistance, and call on individuals to join in a collective action of popular education. More details to come. Transport is planned for the 19th (return or one-way; more details under transport and housing below).

* Monday, August 20.
Protest and disruption of Bush, Harper, Calderon and the SPP.

We call on affinity groups, organizations and individuals to mobilize in large numbers for a main Day of Action against the meeting of Bush, Harper, Calderon and the SPP that will take place on Monday, August 20th at 12 Noon (please note the new time) at the Chateau Montebello (or as close as possible to Montebello).

Montebello, Quebec is a tourist village between Ottawa and Montreal, on Highway 148, on the Ottawa River. Maps of the region, including Montebello itself, linked HERE.

* Transportation: Transportation to Montebello is being organized from Montreal for August 19 & 20; e-mail transportmontebello@gmail.com to reserve a space. Please reserve before August 12. More info on transportation HERE.

* Accommodations: A location for basic accommodations will be available for demonstrators in the Montebello-area. Accommodations will be available for people who wish to participate in both days of action, and also for those who want to arrive earlier to plan actions and awareness-raising activities in the Montebello-area…

* Consulta: On August 12th a final planning and organizing consulta is scheduled for Sunday, August 12 from 12-5pm in room R-M 110 at UQAM (315 Ste-Catherine East, near St-Denis). More info HERE.

* Posters / Flyers: Materials for download, printing and distribution are available HERE.

Actions Against the SPP in Montreal
(August 14 & 16)

As part of a National Week of Action Against the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) from August 13 to 17 there will be two actions in Montreal, against CN rail and the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS):

* August 14th, 12 Noon: CN Stop your racist lawsuits! Protest the Central Train Station (metro Bonaventure). Support indigenous struggles for sovereignty, dignity and self-determination on Turtle Island … Oppose CN Rail’s racism and colonialism … Protest Bush, Harper, Calderon and the “Security and Prosperity Partnership” (SPP). More information HERE.

* August 16th, 12 Noon: Protest against CSIS and the SPP, Dorchester Square (Rene-Levesque and Peel, metro Peel). The People’s Assembly against Security Injustice invite you to a demonstration to denounce the role of the Canadian and Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)in the criminalization, harassment and profiling of refugees, immigrants and non-status people. CSIS feeds a culture a fear and suspicion that the state uses to justify the expansion of surveillance and control on the agenda of the SPP. Info: rpcis.mtl@gmail.com

* Community Assemblies:
(August 1, 4, 11 & 13)

A series of community assemblies to discuss the impacts of the Security & Prosperity Partnership (SPP), especially on immigrant, migrant, refugee and indigenous communities will take place in Montreal on August 1, 4, 11
& 13. More info HERE.

* Benefit Show (August 9)

A benefit show with Genr’radical and Bernard et ses désaccords! At L’Alizée (900 Ontario est), 8pm. More info HERE.

* Brigades Festives (August 11)

The info/popular education committee is organizing “Brigades Festives” in local neighbourhoods, to raise awareness about the SPP. The first Brigade took place in Parc Extension this past July 29 view photos HERE.

The next Brigade will be in Côte-des-Neiges on August 11. More details HERE.


Hello & Greetings, I have posted this on my blog and will help assist to circulate this message. I am glad to have come across this website, I look forward to visiting it often.

Comment by Danny D — August 6th, 2007 @ 4:01 AM

Thank you for your note Danny & also posting the material on your blog. The the ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’ (SPP) is a dangerous initiative, in terms of the impacts for workers, indigenous people, poor people, migrants across North America…

As outlined in the post above, multiple actions / events are being organized in Montreal to oppose the SPP & the political agenda which drives the initiative….

Details concerning the protest plans are at: http://www.psp-spp.com/

Comment by Stefan Christoff — August 7th, 2007 @ 5:24 AM

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