Fifth Estate Collective
Getting Nowhere Fast
by Michael William
An anarchist running for mayor; anarchist candidates for city council—what did Montreal do to deserve this? Indeed, with seven anti- authoritarian identified people running for office and more cast in supporting roles, our town would seem to be experiencing a phenomenon: the coalescing of an organized anarcho-electoral pole in the anti-statist milieu.
Jun 6, 2020
The Plague of Nationalism Continues in the Quebec Referendum
A “Yes” Vote for Quebec or a “No” vote for Canada Affirmed the Nation State
“Nationalism offers them something concrete, something that has been tried and tested and is known to work.”
—Fredy Perlman, The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism
On the corner of my block lies an empty lot. One day fifty trees, mainly conifers, each set into a metal container, appeared in the space.
Jan 15, 2018
Anarchists Scapegoated for Quebec Riot
June 24, Quebec’s national holiday, St. Jean Baptist day, is usually an uneasy combination of healthy fun and not so healthy flag Waving. This year’s celebrations in Quebec City, the seat of the provincial parliament, turned hotter than usual.
Following the traditional outdoor concert, people flowed into D’Youville Square, the hangout of punk and countercultural types in the city, joining others already there.-Cops began making arrests, provoking resistance from the crowd. Bricks and bottles began to fly.
May 7, 2018