REBLOG: Bourgeois Media Covers MARP, McGillLeaks

Montréal’s most miserable pandering rag, the Gazette, has covered McGill Legal’s action taken against two independent student-run campus-media newsproducts — both the Milton Avenue Revolutionary Press and the McGill Daily.

stolen

i stole this from the gazette

MARP articles on the history of McGill Legal action against student news outlets are available here, here, and here.

The Gazette article addresses all the relevant issues in the case (ie. MARP):

Someone calling himself “Karlos Marx” at a website called the Milton Avenue Revolutionary Press posted a letter from McGill’s lawyers, McCarthy Tétrault, saying the documents were stolen and obtained illegally and demanding an immediate stop to soliciting leads or encouraging people to download the documents.

This is pretty cool!!!! I can’t wait to NOT TELL ANYONE because SECURITY CULTURE!!

Report filed by: Karlos Marx

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REVOLUTIONARY ART SPOTLIGHT: Jazz Pad — BE the Sun EP

The MARP is proud reblog this fresh EP
Recorded in Montréal on 11 Mar 2012, released the 12me by friends of MARP!
Click the image to go through to their bandcamp page.

Jazz Pad — BE the Sun EP

you are my sunshine

BE the Sun EP from Jazz Pad

The free download is tasty and runs good on most Industrial Listening Devices!!

Report filed by: MARP Editorial Board

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Summer 2012 Revolutionary Fashion Roundup

In our second-ever FASHION BLOG (first one is available here), MARP will discuss the hottest fashions for Summer 2012 to wear in your favourite locally-purchasing student-run Montréal hotspot.

The Knit Red Square

knitting in red

check out this gorgeous quilt being created with knitted red squares

You have have seen your closest comrades knitting up a storm in your local strike-meetings, or even wearing these gorgeous, unique, pre/post-industrial fashion accessories on their bag, jacket, or black bloc headmask.
Being that Red Felt is now extraordinarily tough to acquire on the island right now, (via economics) labouring away on a stockpile of personalized squares may be the ultimate way to express your Being as an Individual inside a Revolutionary Movement that Universally represents Students — in general.

The MUNACA Shirt

t shiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt

bring these babies BACK!! they be IN DEMAND!!

Being that McGill’s Support Workers’ Union MUNACA has been repeatedly screwed in every way by the University’s industrial-labour-budgeting complex — after coming back to work for three months!

It is extremely important that you wear your extremely hip I ♥ MUNACA shirt around campus, especially during the Unlimited General Strike because it could convince the 1, 700 workers to leave work and occupy any building on this goddamn campus.

Vote YES for CKUT 2012 Pin

ckut 2012

VOTE YES!!! x0x0x0

Last season, the Vote YES for CKUT Fall 2011 came back from fashion DEADSVILLE because the Admin refused to accept the Yes vote from the Fall 2011 SSMU Referendum. Now that the losers in the James Military-Bureaucracy Center for the Commodification of Existence have recognized the existence of CKUT, they have to return to the vote to retrieve control of their Opt-Out system. Being that Summer 2012 is official Israel Apartheid Summer, QPIRG support can be signified by wearing your Palestinian kuffiyeh.

The Pro-Hike, Anti-Strike White Square

discusting

yuck who would want to be this

Believe it or not, there are a bunch of white squares hanging around McGill Campus. These white squares are pro-hike and anti-strike — facts they will argue best relate to the objectively clear facts of “economics” which have been divinely received by whichever Prof has the most bowties or edited the latest revision of the textbook.

Previously, a McGill student who sits on the Philosophy Students’ Association commented on the Anti-Strike FB page — raising questions about his ability to form a coherent logical thought, until his elite position as future student of Oxford Graduate studies in Philosophy provides the empirical evidence necessary to prove QED his status as “good at logic”.

Wearing a felt white square on the streets is basically asking for the ANTIFA contingent of CÉGEP de Vieux Montréal to spray paint your Mercedes after you park it on Sherbrooke before heading to the pig-shit scuzzfest known as “SSMU Faculty Apocalympics.”

Report filed by: Karlos Marx

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LEGAL LOL UPDATE: Personal Letter to Karlos Marx

Earlier today. Karlos got around to cleaning up the Communal Electronic Mailbox which has been packed full to the rim with spam emails and fraudulent credit card charges since early Fev 2012.

fightin the law

the law wins every time

Aside from some new content from contributors, the MARP received a very special notice personally addressed to our founding editor, Karlos Marx [the first letter was just a reblog of the second letter addressed to WordPress about us].

Obviously, we did not comply with the notice and are instead posting it online here for everyone to read.

FOR THE RECORD: even though the MARP has suggested that people download the McGillLeaks documents and email leads to us, no one has actually sent anything, except for these goddamn lawyers.

x0x0x0 with love,
DOCS-#11260302-v1-2nd_letter_to_Milton_Revolutionary_Press

Attached is full correspondence between WordPress Admin and Karlos Marx.

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FROM WORDPRESS TO KARLOS 6 MAR:
> Reported: https://miltonrevolutionarypress.wordpress.com
> Message:
> i got an error message about the content of my blog. i don’t
> understand. what is going on? i can’t update a typo i left in my
> most recent post.
> reporter: miltonrevolutionarypress – karlos.marx.1867@gmail.com

We have received the attached legal requests regarding your WordPress.com blog. Please review them and reply to this message indicating your intended response. Your blog will remain locked until we hear from you and pending a response from the other party in this matter.

If you have questions we suggest that you retain legal counsel and contact the party that filed the complaint. WordPress.com is not in a position to offer legal advice.

Ryan M.
WordPress.com | Automattic

FROM KARLOS TO WORDPRESS 6 MAR:
ok. should i simply remove the content?

with regards to MiltonRevolutionaryPress (i have nothing to do with McGillLeaks) the content can be removed.

with regard to what McGillLeaks is doing — it should be protected under the Canadian whistleblower legislation

love,
KARLOS

FROM WORDPRESS TO KARLOS 6 MAR:
If you agree to remove all links to the content in any download location (MegaUpload, etc.) as well as delete the file that you have uploaded to your Media library we will reactivate your blog immediately so you can do so. You will need to notify us that you have removed the material and we will check to ensure that you have done so.

FROM KARLOS TO WORDPRESS 6 MAR:
will do asap…
can i still link to mcgillleaks.wordpress.com?

FROM WORDPRESS TO KARLOS 6 MAR:
You may link to this but you may not link to any sources of the files that are in dispute in this matter. Please note that you cannot post any quoted material from them either.

I have unlocked your site so you can make the appropriate edits. Please notify us when you have done so.

FROM KARLOS TO WORDPRESS 6 MAR:
i have removed all the documents and links which i fear were unacceptable.
please get back to me as to whether or not it is ok.

FROM WORDPRESS TO KARLOS 7 MAR:
> please confirm that the site is A-OK? note that all new content follows the
> rules.

We are waiting to hear from the complainant.

FROM KARLOS TO WORDPRESS 7 MAR:
they will likely continue to ask for more until the site is completely destroyed. the mcgill legal department is currently threatening the mcgill daily, an independent student newspaper that has existed since 1911, with a lawsuit unless they remove their entire journalistic article on mcgillleaks.

at least, can i request that you do not offer my personal information to mcgill without a subpoena — although i’m certain you deal with this sort of conflict all the time, i am a indebted and weak student attempting to speak truth to power and spread information.
–with love, karlos

FROM WORDPRESS TO KARLOS 7 MAR:
We do not reveal such information without a subpoena or order and we will (unless ordered not to by a court) notify you if one is served.

Report filed by: MARP Ed Board

Previous coverage of our legal battle with McGill after McGillLeaks was covered on MARP is available here and here

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REFLECTIONS ON MIDTERMS: University Brainwashing Bureaucrats Raise Production Quotas

Students of McGill University have begun to express disillusionment at the production quotas formerly released by the Politburo, as midterm expectations have risen to famine-causing levels.

mentaaal health

this may be you, if you still believe in distinctions

When asked about the effects of the sudden increase in work expectations, a student of Political Science responded poignantly, “I havenʼt eaten or showered in two days.”

Students have likened the sudden seizure of resources to the Holodomor of 1932 in Ukraine, fearing that the “Holodowhore” of February 2012 will yield similar deadly results. Victims of starvation and exhaustion can be seen crawling in the basement of McLennan Library, craving socialization, food, or any semblance of the normalcy that once defined their lives.

Students have reported feeling hopeless, inhuman, and intellectually exploited by the costs of the rising expectations, details of which Brainwashing Assistants have been forced to dutifully administer, for fear of administrative punishment, despite raw memories of the past.

A Brainwashing Assistant in the Faculty of Arts explained his anguish as a bureaucratic middleman, noting the need to hide his pity while inflicting the laborious assignments, because, as he explains, the starving, angsty students “can smell fear”.

The quotas have indeed notably increased for most students, even to three or four times their previous workload. Rumours abound of students passing out in University buildings, losing hair, or even eating their own children.

FOLLOW THE LAW

FOLLOW THE LAW

This proletarian suffering has only given further momentum to the occupations of the James Administration building, as the quotas are considered likely to have been a final policy blow by ex-Dean of Student Life and Learning Morton J. Mendelsohn. The distribution of his resignation cake, however, caused significant controversy amongst witnessing students.

The midterm evaluation quota expectations will likely continue to impact the eating, sleeping, and hygiene habits of students for the next several weeks until adjustments are made. One thing is certain: the proletarian suffering that has ensued is not an accident, and is highly detrimental to both student life and student learning.

The McGill Health Clinic will continue to have walk-in hours from 8h00 to 16h00, and in the event of sightings of students asleep, dead, rolling in their own vomit, or offensively greasy and unpleasant smelling in a public place, please call 911 or direct them to a healthcare provider.

Report filed by: Leona Trotsky

[Editors’ note: sometime around 7 Fev 2012, the official MARP electronic-mail service began receiving all sorts of spam mail and fraudulent credit card charges — likely from fascist saboteurs. This document was received on 8 Fev during the height of midterms and we are sorry that we did not get to it sooner.]

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STICKY: MARP IS THE 0% – a disclaimer blog explaining why MARP is a great source for information to distrust

HOW TO READ MARP

The Text on the Milton Avenue Revolutionary Press represents no one or no thing.

The MARP is a futile exercise in New Media, Alternative Blog Journalism, Cultural Production, Satire, and rendering things in specific terminology (ie. WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, WORDS) — with no express purpose except to be read in the internet-epoch of the “attention economy”.

When reading MARP, the most important thing is to understand is that it is not meant to be understood. We at the MARP are also committed to nothing more than publishing a small fragment of implausible interpretations.

This Text is Incomplete and Incompletable.

NOTE: The MARP is DEAD

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REPETITIVE NEWS UPDATE: McGILL FUCKS LABOUR UNION MUNACA

MARP analyzed the new and interesting ways that Industrial-Debt-Complex McGill was CONTINUOUSLY FUCKING their Unionized Labourers RIGHT AFTER A STRIKE a few months back in an extremely satirical MARP article originally posted on 5 Fev 2012. [Editors’s note: McGill Daily commentary from 6 Fev covers it here]

munaca strike

this time, munaca said “yes” and admin said “NO”

Well, earlier today MUNACA manifested on McGill Campus to break the Provisional Protest Protocol, deliver a letter to the HMB. [Editors’ Note: Union Boss Kevin Whittaker had made an appointment to enter the Militarized inner core of the James Administrative Safer Space]

The Union was PISSED because McGILL FUCKED THEM AGAIN… BY NEVER UNFUCKING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!

You see, starting on 1 Sept 2011, 1 700 MUNACA workers began picketing Lower Campus, from which they were later banned BY LAW.

Eventually, after 11 months of negotiations — four of which on strike — MUNACA labourers returned to work on 6-9 Dec 2011.

STRIKE

STRIKE

Even though McGill came to an agreement with MUNACA/PSAC negotiators at a table,
it wasn’t enough.

Even though the contract was submitted to be ratified at a General Assembly of the workers of the Union — and passed,
it wasn’t enough.

Even though the workers returned to work for three months in good faith that the Employer will ratify the contract,
it wasn’t enough.

And so, on 9 Mar 2012, MUNACA chose to march through campus holding flags and then deliver a letter to the hive-of-bullshit known at the “James Administrative Austerity Cash Reduction Complex”

Alternative proposal would be to smash all the windows and pie HMB in her smug face — but we students are here in absolute solidarity no matter how you choose to externalize your struggle

the contents of the letter were reblogged by the MUNACA facebook page handlers here, and we reblog it again below:

MUNACA’s response to HR’s notice and letter to the Principal
JUST AN IDEA
JUST AN IDEA
 
After a rally in the James Square today, Kevin Whittaker delivered a letter, copied below, to the Principal’s office.
 
This letter states that the delay in signing of the Collective Agreement is unacceptable and provides further details about the only article that remains in dispute.
 
You have probably seen the notice from Lynne Gervais, the Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources), countering our version of the issue that is delaying the signing of the Collective Agreement.
 
In it she states the following: “Even if there is still a dispute about any issue, MUNACA can sign the agreement as ratified and file an interpretation grievance to resolve this issue.” Who in their right mind would sign a contract when, as Ms Gervais herself put it, “A prime issue has arisen” with one of the terms of that contract? Ms Gervais, would you sign a contract if you were unclear on the interpretation of an important clause, with the assurance from the opposing party that it can just be dealt with later? Would the McGill Administration sign a contract under such a condition?
 
MUNACA has no intention of signing something we don’t understand or agree to just because McGill is waving our own money in our faces! If this administration had any intention of dealing fairly with MUNACA and its members, they would already have provided the information and explanation we asked for 3 weeks ago!
___________________________________________
WILDCAT
WILDCAT
Principal Heather Munroe-Blum
James Administration Bldg
845 Sherbrook Street West
5th floor
Montreal, QC H3A 2T5
Dear Principal Munroe-Blum,
 
Three months ago, MUNACA members ratified a Collective Agreement with the Employer. Although it was clear to MUNACA that there were outstanding issues that needed to be discussed and language drafted, they were few and relatively straightforward. During the last three months several meetings have taken place and much progress was made, until February 17, 2012. On this date, the Employer introduced an interpretation that departed from a reference to employees previously covered by Appendix 10, which we agreed to eliminate. This occurred during a meeting scheduled with Ms. Claire Tremblay, the conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour, and representatives from the Employer and MUNACA/PSAC, in an attempt to clarify what was agreed upon during negotiations.
 
At this meeting the Employer’s representative, Mr. Robert Comeau, among other things, stated that the Employer has added members to the already provided list of eighty employees that the parties had already agreed upon. It was clear during negotiations, however, that only those members who were clearly identified by the university and agreed upon by MUNACA, would be affected by Article 23.10.
 
In the interest of clarity and expedience, MUNACA asked for the rationale, as well as the list of bargaining unit members that the Employer now wishes to add. In this way, we could at least assess whether there would be any greater effect than already agreed upon. We also sought assurances that the Employer’s intention was not to change the scope of the article in ways that were never even raised during negotiations. After waiting for three weeks, we have neither received any information from the Employer nor any answer to our requests.
JKDHFJKASHDFJKSHF
JKSDHA HFGJKZSGNZ
 
This delay is unacceptable and further strains the already volatile relationship between the employer and our union members. We would hope that this Administration would be interested in promoting a respectful and stable relationship with its support staff. MUNACA members have taken what they think were necessary measures in order to achieve improvements to their working conditions. It is surely time for the Employer to honour its commitments and to settle what should be very minor issues still remaining so that our representatives may meet in the coming weeks to sign the Collective Agreement that was negotiated in good faith.
 
Sincerely,
Kevin Whittaker
President
cc. Lynne Gervais, Associate Vice-Principal, Human Resources
Robert Comeau, Director, Employee Relations, Human Resources
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Report filed by: An Angry Anarcho-Syndicalist Manarchist

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