MARP Provides History, Noting We Are Doomed to Repetition

In the Fall-Winter 2011 edition of McGill News Alumni Magazine, there was an article celebrating the centennial of our campus’ oldest student-run Newsproduct.

1969 demo at james

in this pic from a 1969 demo outside james admin, you can wee that everyone there is a rich white male. nowadays, the rich white males have split into two groups. some manifest at james with allies of colour and women, and the others show up to general assemblies to filibuster democracy and directly harm society.

The MARP quotes a section below.

Reportedly, this was the last thing read aloud by students in the #6party before McGill Securty Manager Christopher Carson violently busted the door open, followed by a conga-line of SPVM officers:

No matter how you spin it, there’s little doubt the Daily is, arguably, the best-known student newspaper in the country and that it has been at the centre of a fair bit of controversy throughout its history.

As early as 1933, two student publications associated with the Daily—The Alarm Clock (published by a student socialist organization) and The Black Sheep (run by a group of suspended Daily students)— provoked public outrage and were each banned from publication. From charges of “obscene libel” in 1967 against several Daily staffers (which resulted in student protests and the occupation of the administration’s offices), to Daily staffers being visited by Quebec police during the October Crisis of 1970, to the many heated campaigns over the years by student council to fire Daily editors-in-chief—it’s clear the paper has earned its stripes as a venerable, leftist (if one can use those two words in the same phrase) newspaper which challenges the status quo.

This may come as a shock to McGill’s Undergraduate Bourgeois-Reflectionaries because most students of the Arts do not realize they are primarily students of History.

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Reports Stream in from SSMU Candidates Debate

The MARP has received reports that no more than 30 – 60 Radical Students have succumbed to death by boredom at 6 Mar 2012 SSMU Candidates Debate.

this is my election face

every radical omelet at place milton needs a bit of pepper, but be cognizant of dosage-imbalance.

As the Radicals seized up and ultimately passed on, Moderate Students claimed that they were “over-exaggerating” and called the SPVM.

When the Riot Squad arrived on the scene, they figured it was just another “die-in” and informed the students that they were being evicted.

The students were unresponsive, so the Pigs tried to lift the bodies — but they were completely limp!

Keeping one’s body limp in the event of arrest is a well known subtle resistance tactic because it requires many officers to move one body. At this point, the Riot Squad chose to charge all of the dead students with “Resisting Arrest” and mist them gently with Industrial-Strength Bear-Spray.

We at the MARP know that we cannot endorse any candidates for SSMU Elections because that would be tantamount to character assassination for any aspiring student politician.

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MARP SUED AGAIN — THIS TIME BY REAL SHARKS

Previously, the MARP has reported on baseless legal threats to our existence — even going so far as to remove ALL our content for a period of time. We have not yet had a moment to address this, but the facts are laid out as such:

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

SUITS SUITING SUITS

  1. Two ACTUAL lawyers provided REAL legal advice which informed us that in Quebec, there are basic rules to follow in defamation cases:

    a) «if it’s true, it’s true… if not, you’re in trouble.»
    &
    b) even if false, the claimant must prove «material damages» for something to qualify as «illegally slanderous.»

  2. Being that our claimant’s employer is notoriously well known for paying employees in stock options & the company has not had an IPO and is not actually valued at all, it would be impossible for the MARP to even cause «material damage» in this case.

So now, we can finally announce that we actually just took down all our content and reblogged Newburgh’s threat because it was funnier that way!

BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE!!!

This morning, while attempting to correct a grammatical error in our previously most recent publication, Karlos Marx was informed via secret channels to the WordPress Chamber of Governors that we were under investigation by McGill’s Military-Industrial Legal Complex for linking to a site which exposes McGill’s Alumni Relations Department as an arm of the Military-Industrial Private-Investment Subsidized-Farm Complex.

lol

In this snippet from the second legal letter sent to MARP from McGill, we see that McGill actually admits to not being able to verify the identify of MARP's Editorial Staff and also that they request private information from WordPress that does not have to be divulged without a subpoena authorized in a Court of Law.

This is a particularly interesting turn of events for the MARP as it solidifies our existence on campus as a legitimate news source. As real investigative journalists know, when you are actually breaking news, you are served with every sort of suppression tactic in existence.

The McGill Daily was also served with similar documents and they folded like paper tigers.

Even with a non-opt-outable fee, the Daily and can’t afford the legal battle… What are we supposed to do at the MARP??? 😥 ????

The obvious answer is to stop sharing links to the McGillLeaks release file (WordPress said I could still link to their blog) and publicly release the threatening documents that were released to me. ENJOY!!!!!

DOCS-#11250561-v1-2nd_letter_to_Automattic (1).pdf

DOCS-#11251431-v1-3rd_letter_to_Automattic_inc_.pdf

Also available as .jpegs on facebook.

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McGillLeaks Releases Internal Documents About Corporate Fascism: File This Under “Holy Shit”

In today’s WHUDDAFUCK? update, we reblog some material recently published via McGillLeaks, a new free blog service that is dedicated to destroying the corporate-fascist regime known as “McGill”

mcgill leaking

mcgill leaks currently has no logo for me to appropriate and reblog. enjoy this image of an actual leak occurring on mcgill campus in fall 2011

[Editors’ note: MARP is also a new free blog service that is dedicated to destroying the corporate fascist regime known as “McGill”]

As reported in the McGill Daily, McGillLeaks has stolen and redistributed intellectual-property from both the Administration and the McGill Daily.

Previously, the Daily has used McGILLILEAKS as a buzzphrase to help expose HMB’s salary and also leaks emails revealing Mendelson’s back-door dealings and bald-faced lying about the Arch Cafe shutdown. The collected emails are available here.

check dem out

check out these mysterious folder titles. what secrets could they bequeath??

But the Daily doesn’t have SHIT on McGillLeaks because they have a REAL FUCKIN’ PAYLOAD of stolen documents relating to every pathetic corporate relation our industrial-brain-farm hides behind their bourgeois privilege. [actual link removed due to legal threats from McGill University]

I’ve been reading through some documents that were published, including my personal favourite TOP PR PROSPECTS.xls which suggests that Z,M,B (also known as prospect: 11****) is a likely candidate to offer ?25 *** **0 — especially given that his last school funded biographical inquiry was completed on 9/27/2011 [actual file removed from MARP servers and information made undreadable due to legal threats from McGill University]

There is a LOAD of knowledge to be found in these documents, so we at the MARP highly suggest that you download them and send any leads to karlos.marx.1867@gmail.com.

Or even send your leads to other campus media sources, such as the Tribune or Daily, or even give a ring to the Industrial Bourgeois Media outlets if you find a lead juicy enough (ie. about asbestos)

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Go To Sleep: A Photo-Essay on Capitalism by Nietzsche Exposed

go to sleep

GO TO SLEEP

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MARP SELF REBLOGS IN CELEBRATION OF SCIENCE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ALSO INVESTIGATES

Way back before the incredulous “McGILL RESEARCHES ASBESTOS AND SUPPORTS IT’S ‘LEGAL’ EXPORT TO THIRD WORLD NATIONS (bracketing natural law)” hubbub in the bourgeois media, MARP exposed the Corporatist Fascism in the Mining and Engineering Faculty.

no swimming

wuzzup just mining out the top of your mountaintop lol XD

To be self-critical, we barely even exposed anything. This shit was hidden in plain sight.

We at the MARP find it hard to understand how someone could walk past an engraved sign that reads “ASBESTOS” every day and not want to do anything about it.

A quick Googling of Osisko Mining, or Barrick Gold will uncover the clearest truth-values, without the need for amphetamines or Tarski’s theorems of semantic interpretation.

This is extremely relevant because on 2 Mar 2012, the Science Undergraduate Students’ Society held a successful General Assembly — resulting in the successful passing of a resolution calling the SUS to support accessible education, with a long-term goal of free education.

This represents 4500+ Science Undergraduates at McGill that have openly taken a political stance that directly contravenes the Will of the HMB, who has been lobbying the government to raise tuition since “the good ol’ days.”

So Mining and Engineering Students — it looks like you’re the last ones left to be radicalized (ie. turned away from Militant Liberal Disengagement / Privileged Support for Status Quo Industrial Patriarchy) — and even your Glorious Leader, EUS President Josh Redel has begun taking open stances against the Administration’s Fascist Policies.

This turn of events is almost beautiful enough to make me forget that Redel — a currently announced candidate for the position of SSMU GL — has publicly associated himself with the Social-Labour-Market-Network Jobbook.

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“IF I DID SOMETHING WRONG, THERE WOULD BE CONSEQUENCES” — MARP SOMEWHAT RETURNS FOR REAL IN A LESS VILE CAPACITY

march madness

WHO DO YOU BET ON???

Because the McGill Daily has chosen to reintroduce The Milton Avenue Revolutionary Press to the ongoing campus discussion with a spot on the March Madness Bracket, the MARP has decided to return in partial archival format in order to retain the non-slanderous content which was actually genuinely investigative and interesting —

(assuming that you know how to read read, as in read readings or do a reading of a reading of a reading while reading a reading of yourself reading a reading of readings).

also!! tweet @mcgilldaily to support @miltrevpress in our ongoing battle in the first ever student-financed march madness bracket. we need the support because we’re totally going to lose to samosas in the second round 😦

If you are looking for information about the #6party at the James Administration building, visit 6partylive.tumblr.com.

LEGEND — OR — HOW TO READ MARP

When reading MARP, the most important thing is to understand that every word written here is a completely blasphemous lie, and that we at the MARP are also committed to nothing more than publishing the entire truth.

marx is qt bbe

after many attempts by student politicians to destroy art, this portrait of karl marx was completed.

Secondarily, it is important to understand how and why we use the word “fascist.” There are many sorts of ideologies that can exist in one’s head — and each one can do very good work when it comes to helping one lead a meaningful existence — but there is a form of undialectical dogmatic idealism that has been flowering in the minds of our Campus’ most pathetic and miserable Bourgeois Zealots that must be addressed with strong words.

This idealism is made evident when these piglets speak of the perfect model university — basically an austerity dream date.

Their undialectical nature is clear when there is no movement in ideas — internally or externally — which causes dogma

popular

Yes, MARP was popular ... if only for a short time. Samosas is going to destroy MARP in the second round so we may as well exploit all the buzz we can get.

While we at the MARP focus on Fascists, all the Militantly Liberal Reactionary Turncoats should think about how their political disengagement allows Fascists total control.

To let Fascists stomp around undeterred is to guarantee ourselves failure. Let us not attack each other.

The BEST tactic is SOLIDARITY!
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DISCLAIMER: This is a “satire” blog, and should not be taken to represent the views of any person or movement. It’s strictly for fun!

Report filed by: The MARP Ed Board

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Note to readers: posts removed

In response to the following request, received February 8th, 2012, we have removed 14 posts from our blog. If you were trying to find them, sorry!

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Zachary Newburgh
Date: Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Subject: Request to Remove Articles (re: MARP)
To: karlos.marx.1867@gmail.com

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to respectfully request that you remove the following articles from your blog, the Milton Avenue Revolutionary Press.

Date
Title and URL

18 Jan. 2012
Reactionary Dogs Wage War on the People’s Voice

20 Jan. 2012
Glorious Leader Knight Steps Back From Pathetic Mortal Affairs

21 Jan. 2012
Revolutionary Fashion Accessory Roundup for Spring 2012

22 Jan. 2012
MARP INVESTIGATES: J-Board Judge Is Notorious Ottawa Fascist, Crybaby

23 Jan. 2012
Revolutionary Photo Essay: “I’ve Got No Strings On Me!”

24 Jan. 2012
HOT REBLOG: Arch Café Protest Ironies Abound

26 Jan. 2012
BREAKING: MARP CHANGES WORLD

31 Jan. 2012
LIVEBLOG: AUS GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEGINS

1 Feb. 2012
Fascists Infiltrate Revolutionary Safe-Social-Networking Space

1 Feb. 2012
LAST MINUTE GA UPDATE: MOTHER UNION SSMU SPOILS EXCITEMENT

1 Feb. 2012
MARP LIVEBLOGS: SSMU GENERAL ASSEMBLY

5 Feb. 2012
REBLOG: More Concrete Details About JBOARD Announced by SSMU

6 Feb. 2012
ELECTIONS McGILL CEO ATTEMPTS TO RID JBOARD OF CONSPIRATOR FAILS

6 Feb. 2012
NIETZSCHE EXPOSED REFLECTS UPON EMPTY, MEANINGLESS SSMU GA

I consider these articles hateful and malicious, as they ridicule and defame my character and reputation. I am prepared to take legal action should you fail to remove them by 5pm EST on Friday, February 10, 2012, and/or if you choose to publish new articles that appear to bear similar intention.

Sincerely,

Zach Newburgh

Other posts may also have had small edits made as well.

UPDATE: 6PM 10 FEV 2012: Pending consultation with our lawyer, this entire blog has been taken offline.

UPDATE:  3 MARS 2012: This blog is kind of back up, a real explanation is here & here & here.

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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!”

STILL CONFUSED HERE x0x0x0x

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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McGill Economics and Management Students Still Festering Piles of Shit

BREAKING: After intensive medical research conducted here at the McGill Bodily Investigation Emporium & Tire Center, expert scientists — specializing in knowledge and knowledge studies — have uncovered that Economics and Management students are still festering piles of animate shit.

bourgeois graph

BOURGEOIS CHART: x-axis is time, y-axis is quality of discussion

Indications of higher than government regulation levels of bullshit were detected by knowledge scientists as early as the 1920’s, when preening bourgeoisie rejects (Economics students) decided the only way they could approach the pig-dom they so desperately aspired to was by becoming poorly paid libertarian ideologues.

Studies have since linked the same strain and content levels of fecal matter to those in degrees that will put them on the fast track to bourgeois hoggery in rich white daddy’s conglomerate (Management students).

Later studies went on to demonstrate that the average Fecal Quotient of Econo-Man students, far from being merely outside regulation amounts, was equal to roughly 90% their body weight, confirming what researchers had only hitherto guessed at: these fields either created or attracted vast swaths of walking, talking turds.

commody_exchange_vs_gift_economy

if you're a pig ideologue, this could be your first taste of pre/post-marxian economics

Dr. Smug Phukerr, M.D., also a professor of McGill’s Medical System Vampire Finishing School, has published findings confirming the older studies and revealing new insights into Econo-Man student composition.

His findings include indications that students in Political Science and IDS suffer from the same “walking turdom” condition (of the “bowl of diarrhea with legs” strain), and that the other 10% of Econo-Man students thought to be human is actually corn and indigestible textbooks on free market economics.

Report Filed by: The Copper Cobra

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Anarcho-Capitalist Newsblog Shows Lack of Appropriate Care For the Desperate, Homeless

McGill’s favourite sub-journalist blog-cowards The Bull & Bear have put themselves back in the buzzwaves with a deeply-problematic vulture-tabloid-style blurb about a homeless person’s eviction from McGill’s most expensive and least exclusive faculty building — the Bronfman building of the Desaultels Faculty of Middle-Management.

old lady police bull bear fuck them

this photo from the B&B, titled 'old lady' was credited to 'kunal shah.' the MARP is investigating the identity of this individual.

This article, titled “Police Escort Vagrant Old Lady From Bonfman“, is completely fucked for ageism, prejudice against the homeless, and all sorts of other deeply coded shit. The B&B practically mocks her for reading newspapers every night and demonizes her for shoplifting, a common occurrence in the life of those who need bread or commodity.

While the article itself is written without a byline, the accompanying photograph — simply titled “old lady” — is credited to “Kunal Shah.”

Furthermore, the article only mentions the time (1730hrspm), not the date. The B&B URL addresses also inform us that this occurred sometime in Fev 2012, but not the exact date.

This poor quality publishing follows the Bull & Bear‘s inane diatribe on last week’s SSMU General Assembly and all the other bullshit they publish.

The MARP still would like to understand what “Marxian” economics is — please email karlos.marx.1867@gmail.com if you have any leads.

Report filed by: Karlos Marx

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Revolutionary Art Spotlight: Insane Sign From UQAM on Unlimited Strikes

THIS CRAZY POSTER SPOTTED AT UQAM UNDERSTANDS EXACTLY WHAT IS NECESSARY TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT ABOUT GENERAL STRIKES:

i don't know what this is, but i love it

Whether the artist knows it or not, I am in LOVE

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MARP ON MARX #2 SQUARED — KARL KORSCH LECTURES ON DIALECTICS

The following is a nearly context-less section from Marxist commentator Karl Korsch — rewritten from his seminal 1923 paper: On The Question Concerning Marxism and Philosophy

Korsch’s writing may be unclear at time, so if this reblog doesn’t do it for you — maybe you should just read some primary Marx.

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quoted from my personal copy

…There are three reasons why we can speak about [Marx’s] surpassal of the philosophical standpoint.

First, Marx’s theoretical standpoint here is not just partially opposed to the consequences of all existing German philosophy, but is in total opposition to its premisses; (for both Marx and Engels this philosophy was always more than sufficiently represented by Hegel).

Second, Marx is opposed not just to philosophy, which is only the head or ideal elaboration of the existing world, bt to this world as a totality.

Third, and most importantly, this opposition is not just theoretical but is also practical and active. “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, our task is to change it”, announces the last of the Theses on Feuerbach.

Nevertheless, this general surpassal of the purely philosophical standpoint still incorporates a philosophical character.

If you are brave, continue reading this whole post and you may learn something about Marx and Marxism. Though, I highly suggest actually reading Marx instead of secondary sources on MARP.

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SUS GA, Freudian Language Gives Me Erection: Newsblog Round-Up

Continuing our Sunday Afternoon Coffee Related Blogathon, the MARP will condense and reblog remaining interesting new News Texts.

science in democracy

it's easy... you just actually have to get out somewhere and do something.

SCIENCE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ANNOUNCED

The MARP was slow on reblogging information from our Internal Science Strikebloc Spies, but luckily the Daily gave me something to link to.

The Science Undergraduate Society [Union] will be holding their first ever General Assembly for Undergraduate Science Students, as required under the Law (via the Quebec Companies Act which must have been in contravention for the entire past history of the SUS).

The GA will happen in the first week of March, so as to make sure that there is a requisite two week period between Resolution Deadlines and the Assembly itself.

This is in itself ironic because not allowing Motions From the Floor is UNDEMOCRATIC.

In fact, Rad Sci&Math students spoke on BEHALF of the ability to have motions at any time, but the SUSCouncil vetoed the idea as to completely negate the possibility of Fascist Filibuster Shenanigans, like those that happened at BOTH the AUS and SSMU GAs.

The SUS GAs will be holding far less militant perspectives than the SSMU and AUS GAs — their goals are also more modest, simply asking for their student body to take position about Tuition Hikes and Neo-Liberal Conspiratorial Austerity.

Of course, a student politician from the SUSBureau sadly put words in The Peoples’ mouths and is then quoted in “The Peoples’ Space,” The McGill Daily.

Cyrille Lavigne, VP External for the Department of Chemistry, said Science students are “strongly apolitical in general.”

It looks like the SUS is doing everything possible to make the Science Students happily recognized for being militantly liberally disengaged — which the MARP reminds you is the preferred position for fascists to trample.

PROFESSOR USES FREUDIAN LANGUAGE AT COLLOQUIUM ABOUT STUDENT MOVEMENTS AND POLICE

repress this

"after investigating by hypnotizing people in french insane asylums, i realized that 100% of cases of hysteria are caused by repressed childhood sexual abuse." <-- this was actually a conclusion of freud's until people were like "yo man... are u sure u didn't just hypnotize those ppl and SUGGEST that to them??"

The McGill Daily is hosting a storyblog about a recent lecture given by UQAM Sociology Professor Depuis-Déri.

In comparing the Quebec student movement to the others, Prof Depuis-Déris goes so far as to say that the student movement here is the “most repressed.”

Of course, this outs the Professor as a Sartriean because he believes that he can make a comparison between something that exists and some other comparable thing that doesn’t exist.

As Post-Strawson Philosophers of Langauge, we all know that a comparative claim between an object that exists (Quebec Student Movement) and an empty term (Ontario Student Movement) simply results in a “wrecked sentence.”

This leads into a joke about Jean-Paul Sartre’s metaphysics.

Scene: Quiet Café, Paris, Morning, on a Post-Self-Reflexterential-Ciné-Brechtian Abyssal Soundscape with Wagnerian Architecture.

(JPS walks into café. waitress asks if she can get him a drink.)

so JPS says “oui, mme. — un café with NO milk!”

the waitress goes to the kitchen and comes back five minutes later. she returns with a question: “excuse me, mr. sartre… we’re out of milk — would NO cream be alright?”

[end scene]

The Daily also reports upon a conversation between a woman and a 10 Nov Riot Cop. She famously and rhetorically asked the officer why “he was doing what he was doing [ie harming people]” and whether or not his job is to “protect people.”

“Yeah,” the cop responded, “I protect people… and property [ie capital: commodity plus labour = profit {ie necessary exploitation of wage-labour value}].”

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More Reports Coming in From 2 Fev Anglo/Franco Solidarity March

The MARP has attempted to collect some of the materials that have been reported on regarding the 2 Fev “Don’t Fuck With Notre Education” March.

LANARCHY

PEACEFUL MARCH MEANS DEATH TO NEOLIBERALISM, NOT NEOLIBERALS.

The McGill Daily News wrote a blurb on the event, which is generally lacking. Le Delit Français released a short photoimage album via facebook and wrote a sweet story — allowing them to retain their place as the only other true revolutionary newsblog on campus.

The title fails to mention UQAM and CEGEP de Vieux Montréal, focusing on the Anglo institutions, but also repeats garbage lies from the MRO Electronic Fear-Dispensing Message Delivery System.

It appears like the Daily didn’t even know about the march until it was announced via the new McGill Techno-Opticonal Spyware Device, which is discussed in an articlefrom MARP’s new Political Analyst, Pablo Petulengro.

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I AM A PERSON, NOT A $1625

Before the march, rabble.ca reblogged a letter from CLASSE member Jérémy Bédard-Wein — which clearly describes the message of 2 Fev.

preliminary evidence appears to confirm that the march did indeed get mainstream media coverage

Reports have come in that reports of this protest were reported on pages A6 and A2 of The Gazette and Le Devoir on Friday 3 Fev.

The first evidence of the claim is attached:

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