LIVE PARTYBLOG FROM MENDELSON’S SURPRISE RESIGNATION PARTY / WELCOME BACK CKUT & QPIRG PARTY

OH WOW!!!! MR. DI GRAPPA LINKED TO THE MARP IN A MRO — DIRECTLY LINKING THE MILTON AVENUE REVOLUTIONARY PRESS TO THE #6PARTY, CKUT, QPIRG.

THANKS FOR THE BUZZWAVE~!!! BUT since we got this mad link, we have decided to adjust the way the liveblog is structured because DI GRAPPA NECESSARILY REQUIRES a DELIBERATE MISREADING of the MARP to even imagine that it is related to the #6party, QPIRG, CKUT in any way.

But, … we’ve heard that the best source for #6party information is 6partylive.tumblr.com.

FOR THE RECORD: WE AT THE MARP HAVE NO AFFILIATIONS EXCEPT TO THE COMMUNIST PARTY AND OUR DEAR GLORIOUS LEADER

  1. FIRST POSTED BELOW IS THE FIRST COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE PARTYERS:
  2. SECOND WILL BE THE VIRAL VIDEO OF A STUDENT BEING TOSSED AROUND BY SECURITY
  3. THIRD WILL COVER THE AWFUL CONDITIONS OF THOSE DOWNSTAIRS IN THE LOBBYCUPATION
  4. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH THE REGULAR LIVEBLOG CONTENT

MESSAGE FROM THE SIXTH FLOOR PARTYERS

We write from the office of Morton J. Mendelson — former Deputy Provost, Student Life & Learning at McGill University. We decided to throw a surprise resignation party to wish him the best of luck in all future endeavors.

We stand in solidarity with CKUT & QPIRG. We are a group of Students acting independently to defend these community organizations we love.

In his role as Deputy Provost, Student Life and Learning, Mr. Mendelson has failed. Rather than represent Student interests to the Administration, he has served as its mouthpiece, relaying information to Students in a one-sided and authoritarian manner. But this problem extends far further than the actions of the Deputy Provost.

Time and time again, the McGill Administration has attacked Student life, Student space, and Student autonomy. We saw this when the Administration signed an exclusive deal with industrial food supplier Aramark and unilaterally closed the Student-organized and beloved Architecture Café. We saw this attack from Administration in their decision to isolate Student clubs and services — by claiming exclusive ownership of the McGill name. And we see this now with the Administration’s refusal to recognize the results of the QPIRG & CKUT Student referenda — only the latest instance of the Administration’s patronizing attitude toward Students.

But this decision is not just an attack on us, nor is it just an attack on QPIRG & CKUT as institutions. It is an attack on all the people, all the lives, and all the communities that are impacted and supported by these incredible organizations. It is an attack on Barriere Lake Solidarity, a QPIRG working group that supports an Algonquin community struggling to retain land and governance rights in its ancestral territory. It is an attack on Campus Crops, which creates spaces for urban agriculture and sustainable and healthy food production. It is an attack on Under the Olive Tree, a community radio program that links Palestinians living in Montreal and abroad.

We will not leave until:

1) The Administration recognizes the overwhelmingly clear results of the SSMU referenda, giving CKUT & QPIRG control over their own opt-out processes and continued existence.

2) Deputy Provost Mendelson formally resigns.

In response to the McGill Administration’s efforts to control or destroy our spaces and communities, we seize their space – not to destroy or control, but to create, to re-configure, to re-purpose, and to re-make — toward ends defined not by a profit margin but by human feeling and shared need.

We have been insulted and demeaned by the Administration. Our needs and desires have been systematically ignored.

We are here to party, and to stay.

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In this video, #6partier is prevented from leaving the stairwell into the lobbycupation, to further exit the building to go home and get his medication. Security had told him that he could go through the lobby, but later reneged and told him that he would have to ascend to the second floor and leave through the back.

Instead of allowing him to stay in the stairwell and cause another sit-in, the security guards decide to grab him like a chunk of steak and haul him away — off camera. Security filmed the entire 25 mins or so of the incident and the footage is in possession of McGill. Doug sweet is a liar, everything he says is a lie; security has and did use violence against this student now and before. And FUCK the BOURGEOIS mainstream bullshit media for posting this; fascists are ALWAYS fucking happy when it comes to someone else being beat up.

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RE: THE CONDITIONS OF THOSE LOBBYCUPYING

Professors, students, MUNACA workers, hanger-ons, and party animals all chose to enter the first floor of James in order to hold teach-ins, lectures, and anti-oppression workshops.

URINAL

this is the object that has been repurposed into a toilet by the lobbycupiers

Everything was OK until 9:30 pm last night when the Administration decided to get CRAZY.

At that point, no one was allowed to leave, or use the washroom. Food that was prepared and delivered by Midnight Kitchen and Pizza Services Inc was turned away.

With regards to the washroom, the Lobbycupiers were told that “security will not kick them out, but that bodily functions will force them out.”

The Lobbycupiers remained insolent, peeing in buckets, bottles, and on the floor.

YAY PARTYYYYY

KEEP THE #6PARTY GOIIIIIING

Slowly, over the evening the number of security agents in the lobby grew, until it finally outnumbered the Lobbycupiers. Security then moved in to block all available “safe-spaces” — to prevent people from peeing.

At this point (10:30 am 8 Feb 20120) it is unclear whether or not the Lobbycupiers can stay any longer.

THERE IS ALSO A SOLIDARITY TENT CITY BEING BUILT IN COMMUNITY SQUARE / PLACE 10 NOV / JAMES SQUARE / VISITOR’S SQUARE WHICH CONTINUES TO RULE SO MUCH OMG I LOVE U GUYS ESP OCCUPONS MONTREAL WHICH REBLOGGED US FIRST

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LIVEBLOG REPRODUCED AS FOLLOWS

zup tinernet comin here 2 u live from the crazyy party happenin rite now in the office of McGILL’S EX-DEPUTY PROVOST STUDENT LIFE & LEARNING MORTON J. MENDELSON PH.D PSYCH!!!!

NOW LIVESTREAMING AT http://www.livestream.com/mendelsonsparty <– FREE BUT HAS MAX USER LIMIT (WHICH WAS MET)

ALSO AVAILABLE AT NEW LINK FOR STREAM!!!! WWW.USTREAM.TV/CHANNEL/MENDELSONPARTY6PARTY <– UNLIMITED VIEWERS BUT HAS SHITTY ADS LIVESTREAMS CURRENTLY OFFLINE

FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES FROM THE MARP AT @miltrevpress on twitter!!!
OR FOLLOW THE #6PARTY TEAM THEMSELVES AT @6partylive!!!!!

u may have gotten an invitation to the party!! it’s TOTALLY SICK and it looks like this:

cake

MR. MENDELSON REFUSED THE CAKE… IT WAS VEGAN!!!

party invitation <- CLICK LINK, AND THEN GET PDF!!!!

they even offered mendelson cake!!!


OINK

OINK

LOL McGILL JUST SENT OUT AN EMAIL WHICH ACTUALLY CALLS THE #6PARTY PEACEFUL!!!!!!

Ironically enough, this email comes from the garlic-stained lips of VP Representing-What-We-Hate-Most Michael Di Grappa, Ph.D Thug, who attempted to slam his way through our barricade with his steak and merlot filled body before calming retuning to his computer to output the following message:

From: MRO McGill Staff
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 11:50 AM
To: x-All McGill Staff; x-All Students
Subject: Message to the McGill Community

Message from Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance)

Please be aware that a group of about 20 students are occupying the office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) on the 6th floor of the James Administration Building on the downtown campus. Another group of about 20 students is trying to push their way into the James Building through the front door. The occupation is being staged over the issue of the QPIRG and CKUT referenda.

The occupation on the 6th floor is peaceful and McGill Security personnel are on the scene.

We will keep you updated.

WOW!!!! THE ADMIN ACTUALLY CALLED IT PEACEFUL!!!

OMG UPDATE: MENDELSON AND HIS NUMBER-ONE HANDLER JUST LEFT THE OFFICE!!!! SECURITY GUARD THAT LOOKS LIKE STEVEN HARPER REMAINS!!!

OMG #6PARTY

APPARENTLY THE POLICE HAVE ARRIVED!!! ENJOY THIS DESKTOP TO PUT ON YOUR CPU IN SOLIDARITY!!!!

WHY?

question everything

THE PARTIERS HAVE SEEN POLICE IN THE HALLWAY — IN RETALIATION, WE STARTED PLAYING BOBBY #MARLEY’S “I SHOT THE SHERIFF, BRO” — which the livestream thought was too cliché… which i thought was nietzsché.

yeah mcgilldaily

yeah mcgilldaily for the pix from downstairs!!

OH WOW!!! McGILL DAILY PHOTOG TOOK SICK IMAGES OF THE LOWER-GROUND PARTY!!!! #OMG THX

OMG SO GOOD
CHECK THE WHOLE SET OUT HERE ON FACEBOOK!!!

YAY!!!! GLAD TO SEE YOU’RE ALL PARTYING DOWNSTAIRS TOO!!!!

fuck yeahhhhh

Apparently, VP Hog Masi decided to chill out and have a “chat.” Comrade in the back looks unimpressed.

PICS FROM UPSTAIRS COMING SOON!!! THEY’RE BEING PUT ON COMPUTRONS!!!!

OMG OUR PHOTOS ARE AMAzING!!!!! here is the first pic from the PARTY-IN — posted just our photog from Le Delit leaves the building.

mendelson thumbs up

what a baller!!!!

OMG MR. MENDELSON IS COOL!!

BREAKING: SECURITY HAS ALLOWED US FULL ACCESS TO THE WASHROOMS!!!! I HEAR THE PARTYERS ARE NOW CONTEMPLATING THE WORLD’S FIRST “POOP-IN

DOUBLE BREAKING: The Security Guard Who Looks Like Stephen Harper (Peter Barbarie???) just left the room. WHICH IS PRETTY CHILL!!!!! now there are ONLY STUDENTS left inside.

mendelson office

SEXY

PARTYERS ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A BREAK FOR AN INTERNAL MEETING, INTERVIEWS WITH MASS MEDIA, AND COFFEE. WILL BEGIN PHOTOSTREAM BELOW. LIVESTREAM HAS RETURNED, ALSO DANCE-PARTY RESTARTS SOON!!!!!

SILLY HATS ONLY

SILLY HATS ONLY

OH WHAT THE FUCK???

LOL

OINK OINK OINK

THE CBC JUST INTERVIEWED STUDENT SENATOR MATTHEW CRAWFORD, BUT FOLLOWED IT UP WITH A GODDAMN INTERVIEW WITH PR MEDIA HEAD DOUG SWEET OINK OINK OINK

BOURGEOIS MEDIA ALWAYS GIVES EVIL PEOPLE THE LAST WORD.

HE LIES TO THEM AND SAYS THAT STUDENTS ARE OCCUPYING (WE’RE NOT, IT’S A PARTY) AND SECOND, HE CLAIMS THAT THEY WERE SERVED WITH DOCUMENTS ABOUT EVICTION, BUT IT’S NOT TRUE!!!! THEY HAVEN’T BEEN SERVED ANYTHING YET!!!

CBC = WORSE THAN THE DAILY

FUCK BOURGEOIS MEDIA

FUCK PIGS

OMG THE LISTEN IN ON SWEET’S INTERVIEW WAS INTERRUPTED BY A KNOCK ON THE DOOR!!!

OMG PARTYERS JUST GOT SERVED WITH DOCUMENTS THAT SAY THAT THEY ARE IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE RULES!!!!!

VP MASI TOLD THEM THAT THEY GOTTA GO, BUT THEY APPARENTLY DON’T GIVE A FUCK AND TOLD HIM TO SEND THE HMB.

CAMP CLUB 2012

CAMPING CLUB 2012 TAKES THE STAIRS

PICTURES OF THE LETTER PROVIDED TO THE PARTYERS WILL BE UPDATED SOON!!!!!

WARNING: HIGH BANDWIDTH — LETTER TO OCCUPIERS

WARNING: HIGH BANDWIDTH — LETTER TO OCCUPIERS — 1.7Mb

#OMG APPARENTLY THE OCCUPIERS AND PROFESSORS ON THE FIRST FLOOR ALSO GOT THE SAME LETTER, EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE ACTUALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF A LECTURE FROM A PROFESSOR… #RUDE

WONDERING IF THE #PROTEST PUPPY DOWNSTAIRS WILL BE FACING THE SAME CHARGES

PARTYERS ARE AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF A SECRET MEETING TO DECIDE HOW THEY WILL RESPOND.

ALTHOUGH THEY ARE STILL IN SECRET MEETINGS, BELOW IS AN OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO THE LETTER TO THE SIXTH FLOOR OCCUPIERS FROM MARP REGULAR COLUMNIST, THE COPPER COBRA:

Anti-Democratic Dogs Resort to Propaganda Tactics

In a sign of profound weakness and DISHONOR, the McGill Central Authority has serviced the glorious vanguards in the James Administration building with paper demanding our immediate evacuation. We at the MARP, the masters of propaganda and truthiness, have crafted our own reply to the letter (which was reblogged here moments ago)

To the pigs occupying massively overinflated salaries:

1. This is a written notice that you are occupying the democratic rights of students without permission or authorization, and you are requested to resign now.

2. Your occupation is preventing the normal activities of a healthy and just society of students, as well as those of others, such as exploited workers and conscientious students, who have real work to get done.

3. Complaints against your actions will be addressed in accordance with the principles of consensus democracy and direct action. We invite you to inform yourself about these principles, (insert links karlos)

4. Your occupation may also be a violation of common sense, decency, and productive political dialogue. That’s why we’re partying. Figure it out and stop wasting paper on letters.

Copper Cobra,
Revolutionary, McGill University.
7 February 2012, 15:43

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RETURNING TO LIVEBLOG!!!!!

I HEAR EVERYONE DOWNSTAIRS IS STILL ENJOYING FREE LECTURE SERIES FROM RAD PROFESSORS!!!!! ULTIMATE SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE DOWNSTAIRS!!! FUCK YEAHHHHHHH

super meta photo

super #meta photo

LOL!!!!! Bourgeois Media Outlet The Gazette decided to cover the party — and somehow PROVE TO OURSELVES THROUGH THEIR OWN WORK they they should be trusted. #META

new: MORE PHOTOS RELEASED BY THE DAILY!!

BREAKING: an interview with the CBC has informed us that the ADMINISTRATION HAS ASKED MEDIA TO NOT COME ON CAMPUS.

The CBC REPORTER basically BEGGED to come do an interview in person, but they just AREN’T ALLOWED TO — WHICH IS BULLSHIT!

UPDATE: IF BOURGEOIS REPORTERS WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO THE PARTYERS, PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS WILL ESCORT YOU AND YOUR CREW FROM THE MILTON GATES UP INTO THE #6PARTY

ANYWAY OUR LIVESTREAMS WILL GO UP SOON TO CONTINUE DANCE PARTY!!!!! x0x0x0x0x0

We are currently on the phone with a comrade who Occupied James in 08. He is sending us a document about students’ rights, which we will publish VERY SOON.

PARTYIN PARTYIN YEAHHH

PARTYIN PARTYIN YEAHHH!! FUN FUN FUN

HERE IS THE DOCUMENT WE SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER!!!! THANKS RAD FRIEND FOR SENDING IT! KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – RAD FROSH WORKSHOP NOTES

WE JUST RESTARTED OUR LIVESTREAMS AT:
http://www.livestream.com/mendelsonsparty & WWW.USTREAM.TV/CHANNEL/MENDELSONPARTY6PARTY

THE PARTYERS ARE CURRENTLY CHATTING WITH ADMINISTRATORS ON THE PHONE SO THEY SHUT OFF THE MUSIC. APPARENTLY UC DAVIS IS MID OCCUPATION RIGHT NOW! FUCK YEAH SOLIDARITY!!!!

still partying

still partying, ain’t never gonna stop

ADMINISTRATOR JIM NICELL SAYS THAT HE CAN’T FIND THE HMB… saying “I [he] doesn’t know where she [The HMB] is” — Nicell asked if he could speak to the occupiers…. they LOL’d and told him “we’ll think about it.”

Nicell said that he wants to find “some way to end this” … has he read the demands?

PARTYERS STILL DEBATING AMONGST EACH OTHER ABOUT WHY/WHERE/HOW TO TALK TO ADMIN.

IT TURNS OUT THAT A STUDENT FROM THE LOBBY WISHES TO COME UPSTAIRS TO HELP NEGOTIATE VS ADMINISTRATOR NICELL.

PARTYERS CURRENTLY GIVING NICELL A CALL BACK INFORMING HIM THAT “HE CAN COME, BUT NO SECURITY GUARDS ARE ALLOWED IN… ALSO, WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO AUDIORECORD.”

Apparently, the Securitas guards outside the office are eavesdropping on conversations and sending choice quotes to the Gazette. Pretty glad that they published the shouted catch-phrase: “NO EVICTIONS ON STOLEN NATIVE LAND!!!

security scene

This was the scene during the short period during which Mr. Mendelson hung out with us in his former office.

NOW REBLOGGING AN OFFICIAL MOB SQUAD MRO ELECTRONIC MESSAGE. IT WAS SENT OUT TO HUNDREDS OF MEMBERS OF THE MILTON AVENUE REVOLUTIONARY COMMUNITY BY A MEMBER OF THE LOBBY #NONOCCUPATION PARTY

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[mobsquad] MRO to Mob Squad! re: PARTY AT JAMES

Hey folks!

We figured you guys might like an update about what’s going on at James Admin for Mendelson’s surprise party, because DiGrappa’s email was boring as hell.

First of all – come on by if you can! James Admin has never had so many rad, beautiful people inside and you don’t want to miss out on this. Even better – there are lots of new faces and I am SO excited about that! We are in control of the doors and you can walk right in.

On the first floor, there are about fifty to sixty students, professors, and friends hanging out and playing with balloons. A political philosophy class stopped by, too. Midnight Kitchen is serving dinner right now and there’s plenty of delicious vegan food to go around.

On the sixth floor, the party is still going. I’ll hopefully be heading up to join them in negotiations with Jim Nicell (VP Building Services or something or other) in a bit, but the consensus from folks down here is that I’ll just be representing the solidarity party and be there more as an observer instead of a negotiator – should be interesting and I’ll keep you updated!

We talked about the possibility of disciplinary actions and we are all prepared to stay here for a while; we’ve gone over the Code of Student Conduct (it was thrilling) and we’ve all got each other’s backs. If you stop by, you can be assured that everyone here will stick together and protect each other if anybody faces disciplinary charges.

Also: WE HAVE A PUPPY down here and I SWEAR he is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

Please come show your support! Grab some food! Join the party!

MENDELSON LIKE A BOSS

apparently, he thought this was a SILLY HAT PARTY!!! WOOOO OK, THAT TOO

Much love – and see you soon!

PS: this is a rad PARTY to celebrate Mendelson’s resignation and the recognition of the referenda results, and NOT an occupation. xoxo

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MUCH LOVE FROM #6PARTY x0x0x0x0x0x0x0

ONE OF OUR MOST RAD CATS IS GIVING AN INTERVIEW WITH TIM McSORLEY OF THE MONTRÉAL MEDIA CO-OP!! THANK MARX FOR NON-BOURGEOIS MEDIA!!!!

OMG!!!! ADMIN #NICELL IS UP AT #6PARTY.

SO, the partiers have decided that they will release a document to the ADMINISTRATORS they speak to, but also publicly on the INTERNETS. (6partylive.tumblr.com)

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Our situation remains the same — along with our demands.

We will not leave until the McGill administration fully recognizes the Fall 2011 referenda regarding QPIRG and CKUT. We will not leave until Dr. Mendelson submits a formal letter of resignation.

The administration has not attempted to negotiate, only intimidate.
Throughout these proceedings the administration has neglected to address why we are here. Our party will continue until the administration is ready to negotiate.

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BANNER DROP IN MENDELSONS OFFICE

RETURN FOR ANOTHER BANNER DROP???

BREAKING: Jim Nicell says that he is “ashamed of you [us], as students” as he leaves Mendelson’s Ex-Office / CKUT & QPIRG WELCOME BACK PARTY. RESUMING DANCE PARTY LOL!!!

LOOKS LIKE #6PARTY and LOBBYCUPIERS ARE ARE CHILLIN’ ALL NIGHT BECAUSE THE ADMIN STILL HASN’T EVEN MENTIONED THE ISSUES…

HEAR THERE’S A SECRET MEETING ABOUT OUR NEXT LIVESTREAM!!!! — maybe public internet dance party at 7:15? SEE YOU THEN, PARTIERS!

impostor mendelson

we ALREADY prefer the new deputy provost — student life & learning

KEEP IN TOUCH x0x0x0

WILL BE UPDATING SOON. PARTIERS CHILLN’ — STUDY-IN FOR NOW… MOTION FOR NO MORE MEETINGS UNTIL DANCE PARTY PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

I ❤ EVERYONE OUT THERE

OK IT IS NOW 8:17 PM, partiers declared internet dance party a success and decided to go offline for the evening.

ironic image about asbestos

the MARP was sent this ironic image from a comrade down in the lobby. The irony is that Asbestos is a product that is researched at McGill, and industrially produced by some mining corporations that have deep ties to McGill. Of course, the subtext that McGill is sending us is that ASBESTOS IS ONLY OK IF YOU ARE SENDING IT OVERSEAS TO THE THIRD-WORLD AT PROFIT

“It’s been way chill internet — but we’re going to start getting some serious work done up here :)”

Major updates are as such: Many students are in Mendelson’s office and in the Lobby. They aren’t allowed to contact each other in person — but are in touch via the internet, phones, pigeons, and bike couriers.

MAJOR BREAKING FACT THAT IS FUCKED: While it is TRUE that the partiers prepared to stay for a while (via homework, napsacks, mp3s, bedding, food, etc) the ADMIN IS ACTUALLY NOT ALLOWING FOOD UPSTAIRS !!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK?

MK IS YUMMY

THIS IS WHAT MIDNIGHT KITCHEN DELIVERED TO PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS… BUT THE ADMIN WOULDN’T ALLOW IT UPSTAIRS

We’re going to call the United Nations in the morning. Until then — SOLIDARITY

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MAJOR UPDATE: SECURITY HAS LOCKED DOWN THE BUILDING, FOR PEOPLE UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS.

THEY HAVE TOLD PARTIERS THAT “THEY WILL NOT KICK US OUT, BUT THAT BODILY FUNCTIONS WILL FORCE US OUT”

WHAT THE FUCK??????

SOMEONE DIAL THE UN RIGHT THE FUCK AWAY!!!

WHILE PARTIERS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SHIT AND PISS ON THE CARPET (NO, NOT REALLY), THIS IS STILL FUCKED!!!!!!!!!!

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BWAHAHAHA MAJOR UPDATE: THE INTERNET HAS BEEN SHUT OFF IN THE JAMES ADMINISTRATION BUILDING — WHICH WE FIND HILARIOUS. THANKFULLY, PARTIERS ARE EDUCATED ENOUGH TO FIND A WORKAROUND!!

SO YEAH! We’re going to keep providing updates. Also, special thanks to the McGill Administration for giving themselves so much bad press we basically don’t even have to try anymore. Be sure to search #6party on twitter, too!

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OH BOY 1036 pm update!!! Apparently, the building is starting to be surrounded outside by campers… which means the powerstructure is as follows:
(arranged by proximity to mr. mendelson’s office)

ENTIRE HETEROPATRIARCHICAL SOCIETY U+2192.svg OUTDOOR CAMPERS U+2192.svg SECURITY U+2192.svg LOBBY CAMPERS U+2192.svg SECURITY U+2192.svg #6party

WE ARE ALSO GLAD TO REPORT THAT CONCORDIA’S RADDEST NEWSPAPER, THE LINK, HAS PUBLISHED THEIR PRELIMINARY REPORT ON #6PARTY

some sexies in james lobby

hottest people on campus meet in james lobby to discuss MARX

Some PIX from the day are also available on the Link’s photostream here.

URGENT: A Comrade attempted to leave to get his meds — according to a DAILYNEWSTWEET he attempted to leave via the lobby and was DRAGGED BACK UP THE STAIRS BY SECURITY.

Partiers asked the 6th floor security guards if he was OK, because they hadn’t heard from our Comrade in a while.

They were told that “he was already out of the building” — they asked if they were lying and were assured that “no”

WE DON’T TRUST SECURITY. WE ARE SCARED FOR OUR COMRADE….

oh OK, JUST got an update via phone from someone outside — about 5 minutes after the security LIE — saying “COMRADE JUST GOT TOSSED OUT OF BUILDING” ….

We just spoke to him on the phone, apparently he was tossed out of the building “again and again” as he actually continuously attempted to return to the building after his physical tossaround.

We’re on the phone with him right now… apparently they lied to him about his exit plan. He wanted to go out the front lobby, and security agreed. They took him down to the stairs between floor 1&2 and then denied his ability to go out the front — even though the Lobby Occupiers could see him through the stairwell window.

Security told him to go back up to the second floor, walk through the hallway, and exit through the back. Instead of complying, he sat down.

Instead of allowing a new sit-in inside the staircase — the guards started trying to grab him and toss him around. It is unclear what happened next, but we were told that our Comrade was punched in the face and stomach — even though he shouted “don’t hit me in the gut… i have colitis!”

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AFTER THIS, there were LOTS of reports that the POLICE have arrived, but we have gotten lots of followup reports. Apparently, a bunch of security guards have switched into super-reflective fabulous-neon-yellow blazers in order to really SEX UP the #6PARTY.

Also, apparently Security Head Honcho Kevin Byers tripped out in the James Lobby, using the entrance as a soapbox. Reports state that he ranted about the low quality of his work and the poor prospects for his retaining the job beyond this incident.

ALSO: they asked the security guards (yea the same ones that continually lie to us) what was up with the neon jackets. they said there is no difference between a regular security guard and the jacketed ones — other than the jacket they are wearing. not sure if we should trust them. my inner metaphysician doubts their similarity.

Also, there are reports (now confirmed) that the people outside are setting up tents… FUCK YEAHHHHHHHH SOLIDARITY EVERYWHERE!

Right now, we received word that Mainstream Gossip Blog — the McGill Tribune — has covered the #6party

MARP HITCOUNT

WE R SO POPULAER IS IT BCUZ OUR SK00PS OR BCUZ WE R FUNNIE :3 ??

MARP RELATED METAUPDATE!!! THANKS TO ALL YOU SEXY PEOPLE ONLINE, WE HAD THE BEST DAY IN MARP HISTORY!!! FUCK YEAAAAAAAAA

Please note, we got more hits on 7 Feb than we did in our entire first week of existence.

How long until we get a student fee via referendum / have that fee revoked unilaterally by Administration?

SECURITY LABOUR UPDATE 2:05 AM — While hanging around the door to Mr. Mendelson’s office, the partiers have overheard security guards talking to each other about all sorts of stuff — like how they don’t have a union, can’t afford anything, don’t get paid extra for night shifts and are forced to take them on rotating basis.

The lower down on the Securitas chain a piglet is, the more human they appear to me.

A few “salut”s, “ça va?”s, and “et toi?”s have been passed between McGill and Student Security Teams — they almost seem reasonable. Will update as info rolls in.

james tent city

so qt x0x0x0x0x lov u

TENT CITY UPDATE: we just got the first image from the external tent city. FUCK YEAH!!! SO MUCH LOVE FOR EVERYONE!!! YEAAAAAHHHHH

FRENCH MEDIA UPDATE: Pro-Revolutionary Campus Newspublication, Le Délit Français, has been posting #6party videos and information on their Facebook page all day x0x0x love u 4ever.

jt levy tweets

not even sure if it’s worth our time to give this guy any attention. he doesn’t even tweet @miltrevpress!!!

we ❤ le Delit!!

SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE: Known Bourgeois Anarcho-Capitalist Militant-Libertarian Twitter-Fetishist @jtlevy — also teaches Political Theory — actually doesn’t think this protest is an unreasonable response. Photo attached to the right.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED WORKDAY UPDATE: The MARP received a forwarded message from a comrade who knows a comrade who knows a comrade that works inside James Administration.

Apparently, everyone who normally staffs this hive-of-bullshit is supposed to spend their workday at home on 8 Feb 2012.

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Subject: RE: MEETING
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 03:05:15 +0000

Hi [Redacted],

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but James is being occupied by students. I’ve just received a phone call that we should work from home tomorrow.

… [Signed]

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SECURITY LABOUR UPDATE #2 5:45 am — even though security’s administrative big-shots have shown up for their day’s work, the lower-level employees remain insolent and unfazed to their masters.

One woman boldly walked outside the door of the #6party asking if everyone had remembered to take their break — even though it was in sight of Reactionary Dog Kevin Byers.

Certain levels of solidarity appear to be bubbling to the surface between the members of the #6party and the wage-labouring bodily-control-bodies.

UPDATES WILL CONTINUE TO FLOW IN!!!!

chalk n chill

chalk n chilln

MARP #META UPDATE 10:09 am — VP Union-Buster Di Grappa sent another email out to the McGill community providing SERIOUS BUZZ for the MARP, which has caused us to restructure this blog so as to not truly continue to miscommunicate 😉

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “MRO McGill Staff” <mcgillstaff.mro@mcgill.ca>
Date: Feb 8, 2012 9:35 AM
Subject: Update on the James Bldg occupation – Mise à jour sur l’occupation du Pavillon James
To: “x-All McGill Staff” <x-AllMcGillStaff@campus.mcgill.ca>, “x-All Students” <x-AllStudents@campus.mcgill.ca>Message to the McGill community
Update on the James Bldg occupation
From Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance)We would like to bring you up to date on the status of the occupation of the offices of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) on the 6th floor of the James Administration Building and in the building’s first-floor lobby.The James Building remains closed today, so alternate work arrangements have been made for the people who work there. James Building staff are relocated or working from home, continuing to provide services as best they can under the circumstances. Services normally provided to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the James Building have been relocated to Service Point, on McTavish Street in the ground floor of the McLennan Library Building. Graduate program offices should contact their normal GPS staff contact by email today. Students, faculty and staff who need to access other services can contact people or offices via email. If you cannot reach anyone, please send a note toinfo.mcgill@mcgill.ca<mailto:info.mcgill@mcgill.ca>, and someone will respond as quickly as possible with the appropriate information. Again, we regret any inconveniences or interruptions in service you may experience as a result of the occupation.As yesterday’s email mentioned, the occupiers were given a notice from Provost Masi (found at http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/announcements/item/?item_id=213952). Yesterday, Professor Jim Nicell talked several times with designated representatives of the occupiers in an attempt to get the protestors to leave the building. The protestors are refusing to leave unless their demands are met, as listed on this blog (please note that the blog does contain profanity): https://miltonrevolutionarypress.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/live-partyblog-from-mendelsons-surprise-resignation-party-welcome-back-ckut-qpirg-party/We will continue to attempt to talk to the occupiers about them leaving the building peacefully. We hope for a rapid, peaceful end to this unacceptable situation.

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REMINDER: the MARP does not represent anyone, and is in fact entirely blasphemous!! ARE YOU REALLY TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY?

PROF LECTURE SERIES UPDATE 10:35 am — Professors are bringing their classes to the James Admin Tent City Support Rally for Lobbycupation for Support of #6party. Now hedging bets on whether or not the lectures will be specifically related to direct-action, communist-solidarity, anarcho-syndicalism, and electro-communist-performative-nonviolence-dance-parties — or if they will deal with standard course material.

#SPOILER — Leading Spinozan, Marxist, and Feminist Theory professor Hasana Sharp is teaching 19th Century Political Philosophy (the course on Karl Marx) today at 1 pm — 2:30 pm.

Being that her husband — McGill’s leading Marxist in Political Theory — Lobbycupied yesterday and taught from the first floor… you should probably skip your classes and go to James Admin at 1pm instead.

NON-BOURGEOIS MEDIA UPDATE 11:00 AM — the 24 hr point of the #6party is met with a beautiful article by Tim McSorley with the Montreal Media Co-Op.

our demands

since the administration obviously refreshes MARP more often than coming to negotiate, we decided to republish our demands

ALSO, RIGHT NOW QPIRG IS READING A STATEMENT IN FRONT OF JAMES ADMIN. WILL UPDATE WITH FULL TEXT WHEN THE MARP INVARIABLE RECEIVES IT — BECAUSE WE GET EVERYTHING!

AND HERE YOU GO!!! ENJOY FULL TEXT OF QPIRG SPEECH WHICH IS INCREDIBLE!! #LOVE

There have also been reports that Security agents are using their expensive HD Videocams to film students, but are actually protesting the use of cameras on them.

EXTERNAL SOLIDARITY PARTY

EXTERNAL SOLIDARITY PARTY

HA HA “THE LADY DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH” <- SHAKESPEARE BRO

BOURGEOIS NEWS UPDATE — CTV Montreal has covered #6party here.

SOO META

SOO META SOO META SOO META SOO META

METABOURGEOISNEWSUPDATE — via twitter, the MARP has gotten metainformation that points towards the concrete conclusion that reporters are filming security filming protesters.

BOURGEOIS PROFESSOR UPDATE — Posh NeoRealist Steven Saideman updated his blog with a total missed-interpretation of #6party and MARP. You can read his blather here, but note that he FINALLY “gets it” in the last update.

SOLIDARITY UPDATE 1120 am — The Lobbycupiers have left the building as their situation was too fucked to continue. x0x0 much love. thanks for the 24 hr of support. x0x0x0x0x0x0x0 you’re the FUCKIN’ BEST!!!!!!

“DISCOURSE” UPDATE 11:36 am — #6party Administrative Liaison is currently on the phone with VP Nicell. He asks if we know our Comrades downstairs have left… “Yes,” #6partiers say. He asks if #6party is planning to join them. “No,” #6partiers say.

“Hey,” #6party asks, “Mr. Mendelson didn’t come in to work today — has he handed in his resignation?” … Nicell doesn’t like this.

munaca at mendelson

before you listen to the reactionaries, note that MUNACA gives us SUPPORT – photo cred: @franasaurus

SECURITY UPDATE 11:39 am — At this point, there are way more security guards around #6party being that they have no one to oppress downstairs.

CLASSICAL LIBERAL UPDATE 12:47 — Poli Theory Prof JT LEVY has decided that the message from #6party is relevant and important… TOO IMPORTANT FOR MARP

So, JT Levy has decided to reblog Communiques from the #6party as well as publish a link to the letter from QPIRG. Levy’s blog post even includes a previously unreleased communique from the #6party to the Lobbycupation and #TentCity. x0x0x0 lov u Levy, but you should probably just endorse #6party instead of wasting time/space writing disclaimers.

interviews for mendelson

Rad Profs and Students give interviews to Mainstream Industrial Bourgeois Media Outlets – photo cred: @franasaurus

POST-CAPITALISM UPDATE 1:03 pm — at this point, all remaining food that was brought into #6party by the partiers has been collectivelly stored on a table and set to be rationed. Also, private property has been abolished.

MARXISH UPDATE 1:20 pm — Hasana Sharp’s 19th Century Political Philosophy class, which focuses entirely on Karl Marx,

MARP EGO UPFLOAT 1:27 — Earlier in this liveblog we reported on our incredible hit-count, but our buzz today has far surpassed that. As of now, we have 14, 358 hits — 4, 064 of which came in between 10 & 11 pm. This means today is the best day in MARP history.

6 party chalk time

6 party chalk time – photo cred: @franasaurus

FOOD / WATER UPDATE 2:03 pm — Partiers are running low on supplies. #6party is about to finish jug from water cooler in Mr. Mendelson’s office. Not sure if it should be pee’d in afterwards.

WOAH!!! OUR INTERNET GOT SUPER FUCKED FOR A WHILE AND WE COULDN’T UPDATE THE MARP!!!

WELCOME TO THE JAMES GAY & TRANS PRIDE COMPLEX

FUCK YEAH QM PAWG!!!! WELCOME TO THE JAMES GAY & TRANS PRIDE COMPLEX!!!

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG HUGE UPDATE:

RADICAL EXTERNAL EFFORT UPDATE 2:48 — Queer McGill’s Political Action Working Group (WITH WHOM WE STAND IN ABSOLUTE SOLIDARITY, AND VICE VERSA) decided to COVER UP the sign denoting the James Administration Building with a Rainbow Flag — designating the space the JAMES GAY & TRANS PRIDE COMPLEX!!! FUCK YEAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

OMG PIG #LIE UPDATE 3:23 — VP Masi — who squealed at #6party through the door last night, demanding their occupation — has released a lie filled statement about the #6party situation and the CKUT & QPIRG referenda.

The letter is filled with the typical propaganda party line bullshit — expecting it to just flow past our blindered eyes.

Beyond the LIES about the voting process, QPIRG, CKUT and Opt-Outs — Masi goes on to speak on behalf of Former DP SL&L Mendelson and the quality of work he does.

Masi loves Mendelson, but #6party and the MARP disagrees.

kjasdhgbiou aetiesuwangrthawjrgjhs

MENDELPHONE / MEGAFUCKYEA

A collective response communique from #6party is being composed. Sadly, this shows the problem with the Academia, in general — Rich White Male Pigs say dumb shit from their position of power and privilege and then all the progressives become Reactionary Dogs in the slow bourgeois process of Negative Dialectics.

AND DOES NO ONE NOTICE THE CONTRADICTION THAT ONE REFERENDUM CAN OVERWHELM ANOTHER?? WHY DOES MASI IMPLY THAT STUDENTS CAN’T READ?

sharp outside james

prof sharp took her class on karl marx to the james admin tent city to lecture today — probably because over 10% of her class is inside mendelson’s office

MAINSTREAM GOSSIP BLOGGERS SCOOP #6PARTY DAY II 3:42 — Trib is ON IT

rainbow flag

looks like the security guards feel uncomfortable in this newly safe-space

BREAKING: THERE IS A BRAND NEW COMMUNIQUE FROM THE #6PARTY

PUBLISHED BELOW IN FULL

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#6party Communique Re: Dialogue and Occupation — 4:30 pm on 8 Feb 2012 from the James Administration Building, Rm. 629

The tactic of occupation has been cast in a negative light in multiple fora, including Provost Masi’s notice to the #6party and first floor occupiers last evening. #6party maintains that occupation is a legitimate and valuable form of protest, and that any discussion of the use of occupation at McGill must be informed by an understanding of the distribution of power at McGill.

Let us begin with the basic premise that McGill students are entitled to some form of democratic recourse in the event that the McGill administration disrespects the integrity of our democratic processes. At present, the administration hopes to simply ignore the results of the fall 2011 SSMU Referenda regarding the existence of QPIRG and CKUT. This is not an isolated incident; the administration disregarded referenda (passed in 2006) by unilaterally placing the refund systems of QPIRG and CKUT (as well as other valuable student services) online. SSMU formally opposed this violation of student democracy at a 2007 General Assembly. Further, Dr. Mendelson ordered the popular and student-run Architecture Cafe closed in fall 2010.

The administration alleges that one mode of democratic recourse is available to students: dialogue. The administration has engaged in so-called “dialogue” with students on numerous occasions, including SSMU-organized Consultation Fairs. These occasions in no way constitute actual dialogue, as the administration has no obligation whatsoever to accede to demands (however reasonable) of students. Dialogue is only valuable insofar as there is a relationship of relative power parity between the two parties in dialogue with one another. Otherwise, one party (in this case, the administration) can merely write off the needs of the other party without substantive consequences, as we saw in the cases of the Architecture Cafe and the relocation of QPIRG and CKUT’s refund systems.

The administration, to the detriment of the McGill community, does not grant students any substantive role in university governance. Further, it provides no meaningful and accessible channel through which members of the McGill community may challenge inappropriate decisions made by the administration. Power is exercised by the administration as it sees fit, and the physical occupation of space at McGill must be considered in this context. The administration has the ability to control and manipulate students, and has no need for the tool of physical occupation; students are not so fortunate. The #6partiers have been entirely peaceful: employees were treated respectfully, and were given the choice to stay or leave at their leisure. No democratic channel has been presented to us as an alternative. Furthermore, Dr. Mendelson’s resignation party did not necessitate the evacuation of the whole James building, nor does #6party accept responsibility for this baffling choice on the administration’s behalf.

McGill’s administration makes a great show of lauding its students as future leaders. Why, then, do they exclude us so pervasively from the decision-making process at McGill, and deny us the self-determination which we seek?

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NON-BOURGEOIS NEWS UPDATE — this chill article from montreal.openfile.ca takes a stance that is pretty close to accurate for a newsblog. It also notes that Gazette photog got kicked off campus this morning by Security piglets.

lots of hits

19, 556 hits so far today. LOL doesn’t count me while I’m logged in.

MARP META-MEDIA UPDATE 4:41 — MARP is still popular, as the image to the right will attest.

NEGOTIATION UPDATE 5:20 — Three of #6party’s Admin Negotiators are currently meeting with Nicell. It still is not clear why we are meeting with him — he doesn’t have the power necessary to grant us anything.

UPDATE: THE ELECTRICITY SITUATION MEANS THIS LIVEBLOG IS NOW ENDED.

Reported by: The MARP Editorial Board

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62 Responses to LIVE PARTYBLOG FROM MENDELSON’S SURPRISE RESIGNATION PARTY / WELCOME BACK CKUT & QPIRG PARTY

  1. eliemonster says:

    You guys are the most fun that has publicly occurred at McGill in fours years at least.

  2. Tim McSorley says:

    if non-corporate media wanted to speak with a partier over the telephone wires or skype, how would one do so? Tim, from the Montreal Media Co-op

  3. TheMaker says:

    You’re cutting into hockey time. The Habs are on the ice at 19.30. Try to wrap things up before then!

  4. Maggie Knight says:

    I sincerely cannot tell if you are the best trolls in McGill history, or normal idealistic artsfags.

    • 1) we can be the best trolls in history and more
      2) we are not idealists. have you not read marx? or do you seriously believe we haven’t?
      3) “artsfags” is disgusting language. fuck you.

      • Maggie Knight says:

        1) I KNEW IT!
        2) while i respect marx’s legendary beard, i don’t want to waste my time reading a book
        3) WHAT YOU DID THERE, I SEE IT

  5. lexprime says:

    Do you need food? Something more? Do you have a basket? rope? an open window?

  6. Timothy Scriven says:

    Smash the state? Yeah I reckon it’s a good idea. Probs about time to smash the state.

  7. Nora says:

    I sympathize with most of your cause, however, I feel you would get far more public support if you cut out the endless OMGs and the F*CKs. They add nothing to the information, and make you look immature and incoherant. In a “war” one should not expect to be allowed to leave for your meds and return; next time plan ahead. Perhaps someone should have brought some of those dehydrated camping food packs.

  8. CBCReachAround says:

    I heart the CBC.

  9. jack says:

    Is it Christmas already? TROLOLOLOL LOLOLOLOL

    A bunch of spoiled brats getting their tuition paid by bourgeois mommy and daddy in the burbs calling themselves ‘revolutionary.’ If you want to protest, you fucking idiots, go occupy HydroQuebec, Bell, and city hall for raping us repeatedly with outrageous taxes and fees in exchange for jack shit. Fools.

  10. Concerned Public says:

    Please don’t reproduce.

  11. allan says:

    i heard digrappa on the cbc this morning ‘reading’ from the mcgill script on the referendum results: mcgill can’t accept the results because of unclear question; hmm…i wonder if the referendum failed, would mcgill refuse to accept those results?
    it seems to me that mcgill’s current administrators, under hmb’s leadership, refuse accept referendum results they don’t agree with.

  12. Jim says:

    I just hope that those fucking animals occupying McGill get squashed, gazed and even some serious injuries and I would not cry over any fatalities in the group. Death to your group of terrorist

  13. Justin says:

    Hasta la victoria siempre

  14. I can safely say that you’ve created the funnest event McGill has seen since at least 2004!
    Cheers from Sverige!

  15. eliemonster says:

    Wow Jim, better lay off of that Haterade, I think you’ve had enough.

  16. Justin says:

    Marx understood the inherent flaws of capitalism. He wrote the blueprint. The solution is clear. A resource based economy.
    The notion of competition should not be used as the pivotal element of any system of governance or economic structure.

    Google this: Zeitgeist: Addendum. The Venus Project. Jiddu Krishnamurti

    • eliemonster says:

      Good Troll Justin.

      *this is a leftist political site so the university students will eat up any conspiratory/radical/non-western/capitalism-critical ideology*

      Sorry.

  17. Just another bro, bro. says:

    Lolwut. Are you guys seriously pissing on the floor? That’s disgusting.

  18. Christine says:

    You guys are UNBELIEVABLY pathetic, standing in front of the James Building for hours screaming like animals. You idiots are disturbing the SERVICES that students need at this time, can I JUST TAKE A GUESS THAT YOUR ALL FROM THE FACULTY OF ARTS, and you guys have nothing better to do in life, than to talk shit about every single thing that happens. To the fuckers who through food in SSMU… really fucking mature.

    I hope this becomes a big deal and gets you all suspended, because you don’t deserve to be in a university.

    • Xavier says:

      I agree with you but wtf is the deal with the arts, gtfo if you’re gonna be a derogatory bitch

      (ps i’m not in arts)

      • Just another bro, bro. says:

        Chill out bro. I agree with Christine. I’m just finishing up my undergrad in nutrition and I feel like the arts kids are just not as smart as us science bros. Sorry man, but it’s the truth. Us science kids are going places.

      • agreed xavier. not all of us are arts students. There is absolutely no reason to believe that getting a science degree elevates you in any way above an arts student.

        There is no reason to believe that because you chose a discipline associated with certain occupations that you are more intelligent.

        If you care about going places and making money why didn’t you fucking become a electrician and start out making upwards of 60,000 dollars a year? Knowledge is knowledge. Read, absorb, apply. This is possible in any discipline.

    • rashbut says:

      Dear christine,
      you make me laugh
      you are blind and egocentric
      open your eyes and do not generalize

    • Artz Gurl says:

      Apparently non-arts students don’t know how to spell simple words like ‘threw’.

      Massive, offensive generalization? Oh, I thought that’s what we were doing over here. Sorry.

      • Just another bro, bro. says:

        That’s way over the line Artz Gurl. I’m really offended by this. Hope it won’t happen again…

        Yours truly,

        future CEO 10k/day science brah

  19. Thom Corbett says:

    As a survivour from the 60’s, it’s good to see some students who refuse to bow down to the Corporate Run McGill University. Power to the People, Right on.

  20. emciel says:

    Better watch out! If MARP coverage keeps being this awesome I might stop texting my friends and just start watching this space for all my #6party news needs.


    The MARP and the 6th Floor Partiers: Putting the “fun” back in “fabulous student action” since Feb 7, 2012.

  21. Please says:

    Don’t come crying if any of you guys get hurt. That is what you deserve. You are using force by occupying this building; I hope force hits you back.

    • eliemonster says:

      I think you’re using the word “force” loosely. “Force” as in “armed force,” “excessive force,” “legal force,” “physical force,” “superior force”– that is, “force” as it’s usually meant in contexts like these, means *violence*. I hope force hits you back is not a very subtle way to wish violence on other people. From a non-political point of view, that’s crappy. You should think about what you’re saying.
      The people reporting here are *not* using force. That’s partly the point. They haven’t hurt a fly. They don’t have security guards or authority. They are using coercive tactics, but that coercion is about inconvenience and negative attention, not physical harm. The university has already solved the inconvenience problem via emails and working from home. Having worked in the James Building, I can assure you that the student body general is not massively inconvenienced by this.

      No need to react so strongly. The students know that they will face serious consequences. If you are still upset, I recommend you organize your own counter-protest.

  22. Mike says:

    I have received email notification that several comments have been approved since I posted my comment.

    See how easily it begins…I make a comment that is against your particular beleif system and you are already trying to screen it out and make it disappear. Where does it go from here?

    • eliemonster says:

      Mike, you’re making a bad assumption, which is that you are entitled to free speech on a privately edited website. By not publishing your comment, they are not squelching your rights. There is no “slippery slope” or “where does it go from here?” involved.

      In an ideal world, maybe, comments would be open. But people have been saying nasty things to these people, and they are not compelled to publish it on their own website.

      If you’re still pissed, why don’t you write an opinion and send it to Bull and Bear, Leacock’s, Le Delit, The Daily, and the Prince Arthur Herald?

  23. Guy Pretending to be Karl says:

    Yes, my comment has been “moderated” for quite some time now. Copper Cobra and the gang are looking more and more like anarco-facist pigs than ever. Perhaps they should all go back to their bat-caves in Westmount and plot against society over nice Merlot.

  24. James says:

    My comment essentially got “moderated” too. These tools are basically just hypocrites with no clear message whatsoever and an apparent but completely misguided feeling that they represent the whole student population.

    [edited by karlos marx:] ha ha lolololol look wat i can d0

  25. Mike says:

    My previous comment was actually allowed to be posted in the organizational chart section of the blog, but not here.

  26. eliemonster says:

    Mike, that’s good. James, not everyone agrees with what you think is worthwhile and what’s not. Also, James, the people don’t have to believe they’re representing the whole student body to think what they’re doing it good or important. I don’t think they’ve ever said that they’re representing the whole student body. They’re not fools.

  27. With language like that (especially entire paragraphs in capital letters and the additional emphasis with all the exclamation marks), it is extremely hard to think of what you guys are doing as anything other than some sort of comic performance. And after reading all the comments,I’m guessing you’ve figured out why the Provost decided to include a link in his email.
    Anyway, good luck with making-people-take-you-seriously.

  28. Some Guy says:

    Why, exactly, is this sit-in happening? Seriously.

  29. Tim McSorley says:

    Why no updates since 5:20 yesterday? Has the party ended?

    • Jill says:

      Hopefully they got arrested.

    • Artz Gurl says:

      From what I’ve heard they cut off power in James Admin, so the occupiers can’t charge their phones to communicate with the outside world.

  30. Whiner says:

    What if I don’t want to pay for the fee to keep your radio station going, can I occupy the radio station afterwards?

  31. Reboot says:

    Mesdames et Messieurs you are the pride of students on the front lines in Montreal right now and your brand of revolutionnary Party-ism just makes people want to catapult vegan subs to you one way or another via windows or rooftops !!! Lâchez-pas tabarnak !

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