After several years of scattered activity, Montreal Counter-information is re-launching with new intentions and an expanded moderation/translation crew.
Montreal Counter-info aspires to provide a space for anarchists in Montreal to diffuse their ideas and actions across overlapping networks and tendencies, outside the realm of leftist or corporate media projects. We want to encourage consistent reflection, critique, and engagement with the projects of revolt and struggle happening in this city. We want to clarify our ideas, sharpen our practices, find common points of departure, and explore the differences in our projects and initiatives.
To this end, this website will publish news, report-backs, communiqués, and other written works; and will host an archive of counter-information such as flyers, posters, publications, banners, and graffiti. We would love to see widespread contribution to this project, so please submit content!
We understand offensive attacks on domination to be integral to the anarchist project, and consequentially their communication is crucial for the effects and intentions of attacks to be expansive and inviting. Unfortunately, attacks are often communicated in ways that are limited to self-referential communiqués read only by other anarchists in disparate cities around the world.
We want to transform the relationship of attack claims to the spaces they occur in by spreading communiqués off the internet and into the streets. We want to open as many avenues of communication as possible. We want the ideas and intentions of these attacks to reach all those who share our desires to do away with the forces that dominate our lives. We want to amplify the signals that people are breaking with social control, and in doing so, refuse to let the memories of action disappear into the internet abyss.
Montreal Counter-information will be creating posters for actions in the Montreal region that we find inspiring. When submitting a communiqué, feel free to include a poster of your own design or artwork you would like included in a poster we design.
Illustration from the beautiful “Economic Disruption” poster (by Stefan Pilipa, for Shawn Brant and the Tyendinaga Support Committee’s Defense Fund)