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economic disruption in ontario continues
20 Oct 2001
economic disruption continues in ontario - we're fighting the big corporations and banks who determine public policy.

the tory government in ontario has been hell bent on volunteering ontario for the kind of structural re-adjustment programs that you don't often see outside of IMF/World Bank decrees. under the leadership of premier mike harris [recently resigned], ontario has cut its education, moved quickly towards a two-tier healthcare system, slashed labour rights, eviscerated the civilservice, and laughed off any form of protest. well, we're not going to bother protesting anymore. the ontario common front is taking the struggle directly to the big banks and corporations that dictate public policy here in the financial capital of canada and the most populous province. we've engaged in a campaign of economic disruption: shutting down financial districts, blockading trade routes, slowing highways. we're demanding that there be no war on the poor at home and abroad - linking our fight against capitalism to a strong anti-war message. as recent graffitti on banks in downtown toronto reads: no war but the class war!

we started on tuesday october the 16th [O16] with the shutdown of toronto's financial district - you know, toronto, one of the largest cities in north america, the
financial capital of canada, the home of the second largest stock exchange in north america, one of the contenders for the 2008 olympics [we opposed that too]? using the tactic of a snake march, we outwitted cops and snarled traffic, and prevented business as usual from happening. most businesses told their employees not to bother coming to work. others had to deal with massive delays as caravans from the east of the city slowed down to 10 kilometres per hour on one of the busiest highways that feeds suburban drone workers into the downtown core via automobile.

the campaign continues with actions across the province in cities, towns and reserves.

fight to win!

for more information, check out the ontario indymedia site: http://ontario.indymedia.org/
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