At protests against the G20 Summit in June, 2010 over 1000 people were detained. With “evidence” collected during undercover surveillance in the years before the protest 17 individuals were targeted, labeled, and charged as the “G20 Main Conspiracy Group.” Deep Green Resistance has issued the following letter of solidarity in response to a letter the group released after they reached a plea deal:
We at Deep Green Resistance would like to express our solidarity for our friends and allies in the G20 ‘conspiracy’ trial group. We admire your ability to remain unified and strong in the face of atrocious moral transgressions by the Canadian security apparatus and court system. Your hard work and uncompromising politics are an inspiration.
We thank you for strengthening a tradition of resistance that we all benefit from. Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment.
We hope that we and others will follow your example and that communities of resistance will grow larger and stronger as a result.
For those who will face additional jail time we offer our love, solidarity, letters, and support. We will not forget what you are giving.
With love and resistance,
Deep Green Resistance Movement
Video montage of arrests at the Toronto G20 protests (Video by Russia Today)
This is an excerpt from the letter put out by the”G20 Main Conspiracy Group,” released on November 22nd:
This alleged conspiracy is absurd. We were never all part of any one group, we didn’t all organize together, and our political backgrounds are all different. Some of us met for the first time in jail. What we do have in common is that we, like many others, are passionate about creating communities of resistance.
Separately and together, we work with movements against colonialism, capitalism, borders, patriarchy, white supremacy, ableism, hetero/cis-normativity, and environmental destruction. These are movements for radical change, and they represent real alternatives to existing power structures. It is for this reason that we were targeted by the state.
Read the whole letter here