Anarchiste

Hier, on a appris que la division sur la menace extrémiste de la Sûreté du Québec avait payé une petite visite à Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois pour le questionner sur la présence d’anarchistes au sein de la CL(ASSÉ).  J’ai déjà écrit quelques billets sur la proximité qui existe entre ces groupuscules violents et le mouvement étudiant (ici, ici, ici & ici).

Mais pour ceux qui doutent encore, voici une nouvelle pièce à conviction, tirée d’un site anarchiste ontarien:

The role of anarchists in the Quebec student movement: An interview with Rémi Bellemare-Caron

At the moment, I’m a “supporter’’ of the Union Communiste Libertaire and I have been a member of the UCL for several years in the past. As for my role in the student movement, since I am not taking any courses in the current session, I’m not a member of any student union. But I am a student at UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal) studying for a Masters degree in Political Science. I am also on the executive committee of my teaching and research assistants union, which is a Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) local.

Inside the student movement I mostly do support work. I facilitate general assemblies and congresses. I organize workshops to share skills such as how to facilitate general assemblies and how to protect oneself from police in demonstrations, etc. I obviously also participate in the demonstrations and the different actions organized by the student movement.

It is difficult to clearly evaluate the role of the anarchist movement in the student movement but the role of anarchists, as individual militants, is pretty clear. Already, the ideas and practices of the student movement are clearly influenced by those of the anarchist movement: independence from political parties, direct democracy, direct action – all are strongly-held principles in the student movement. Further, the majority of “organized” anarchists (those in formal organizations) are student activists, and they have a disproportionate presence in the student movement’s on the ground organizing, mobilizing efforts and communications work. And an even larger number of anarchists or militants who identify as left anti-authoritarian organize local demonstrations and direct actions. […] Anarchists play a very important role in the militant, combative wing of the student movement, largely grouped under the Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ) […]

The militant wing of the student movement has internalized basic anarchist principles, as have other social movements in Quebec over the past decades. However this has not really come about as a result of an organized common effort by the anarchist movement. In my opinion, this result has come about due to the dedicated work of individual anarchist militants who for years now have argued for and defended their ideas and their practices inside their student unions and who have had an enormous influence. These same people are also often elected to positions inside their unions, sometimes the top positions. However this occurs as a result of the support they build due to their organizing work and is not part of a strategy or desire to impose their politics from the top down. It should be known that militants from the extreme left (organized anarchists, anti-authoritarians, communists) are very present in the militant wing of the student movement and it often seems they are the only ones who want to occupy positions in the student unions affiliated with ASSÉ. […]

I think the student movement has played an enormous role in the dynamism of the anarchist movement and more broadly in other social movements. Not only does the student movement serve as a training ground for militants in the anarchist movement, it also puts a mass of people in contact with the practices of direct democracy and direct action. Even if this does not mean that all of these people end up in radical groups, they have had contact with anarchists and they have used anarchist practices and will likely be more receptive to our ideas. Almost all of the anti-capitalist militants in Quebec have at some level or other, been active in the student movement.

Que dire de plus sinon que l’Union Communiste Libertaire est une organisation qui considère que la violence est un moyen légitime de revendication (ici, ici, ici & ici) et que cette organisation est surveillée par le SCRS.

À ce sujet, notons aussi qu’en 2011, l’escouade GAMMA du SPVM (Guet des Activités et des Mouvements Marginaux et Anarchistes) a déjà fait l’objet de récriminations de la part de l’ASSÉ.

Voici comment Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois s’exprimait à l’époque au sujet de l’arrestation de membres de l’ASSÉ par le SPVM (occupations de bureaux de ministres):

« Pour l’ASSE, le caractère politique de ces arrestations-là ne fait absolument aucun doute. Pour nous, il s’agit manifestement d’une tentative délibérée de la part du SPVM de décapiter le mouvement étudiant québécois, à la veille d’une de ses luttes historiques »

Une autre preuve que certaines associations étudiantes sont très proches des milieux anarchistes.

Et puisqu’une bonne nouvelle n’arrive jamais seule, on a aussi appris hier que la CL(ASSÉ) s’était donnée une troisième porte-parole qui a milité pour la Convergence des luttes anti-capitalistes (CLAC).  La CLAC a été impliquée dans de nombreuses émeutes, dont celle du 1er mai 2012 à Montréal et du sommet du G20 à Toronto.  La CLAC a aussi promis de perturber le Grand-Prix.