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Source: “The FLQ Manifesto,” Marcel Rioux, Quebec in Question (), tr. James Boake; CopyLeft: Creative Commons (Attribute. Manifesto read on-air in Montreal on Radio-Canada. (Note: Footage in French only.). Manifesto read on-air in Montreal on Radio-Canada during the October Crisis. ( Note: Footage in French only.).

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Manifesto of October 1970

It vowed to use any means necessary, including violence, and carried out almost crimes, including robberies and bombings, from its inception to its last days.

We have had enough of promises of work and of prosperity, when in fact we will always be the diligent servants and bootlickers of the big shots, as long as there is a Westmount, a Town of Mount Royal, a Hampstead, an Outremont, all these veritable fortresses of the high finance of St. Accessed 31 December Cloutier who work in construction in St.

Laporte was found dead in the trunk of a car on October Workers in the service industries, teachers, students and unemployed! In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Yes, there are reasons why you, the welfare cases, are kept from generation to generation on public assistance.

Yes, Madame Lemay of St. Under the emergency regulations, the FLQ was outlawed as membership became a criminal act, normal liberties were suspended, and arrests and detentions were authorized without charge. Workers in industry, in mines and in the forests! They are a group of Quebec workers who have decided to do everything they can to assure that the people of Quebec take their destiny into their own hands, once and for all. Only you are capable of building a free society.

Yes, there are reasons for the Liberal victory.

Documents de l’histoire du Québec / Documents of Quebec History

Make your revolution yourselves in your neighbourhoods, in your places of work. In this sense the victory of the Liberal party is in fact nothing but the victory of the Simard-Cotroni election- fixers. We must struggle not individually but together, till victory is obtained, with every means at our disposal, like the Patriots of those whom Our Holy Mother Church hastened to excommunicate, the better to sell out to British interests.


James Street and Wall Street; we will be slaves until Quebeckers, all of us, have used every means, including dynamite and guns, to drive out these big bosses of the economy and of politics, who will stoop to any action however base, the better to screw us.

There are more and more of us who know and suffer under this mannifesto society, and the day is coming when all the Westmounts of Quebec will disappear from the map.

Legendre of Ville de Laval, who make F10, a year, do not feel free in our country, Quebec. And you, the Lachance boy, with your marijuana cigarettes After the crisis, the federal Cabinet gave ambiguous instructions to the RCMP Security Service fflq dubious acts such as break-ins, thefts and electronic surveillance, all without warrants. All I can say is, go on and bleed. I forgot my password.

Workers of Quebec, begin from this day forward to take back what is yours; take yourselves what belongs to you. There are lots of reasons, the workers for Domtar at Windsor and East Angus know them; the workers for Squibb and Ayers, for the Quebec Liquor Commission and for Seven-up and for Victoria Precision, and the blue collar workers of Laval and of Montreal and the guys at Lapalme know lots of f,q. The guys of Murdochville are familiar with this justice; they know lots of reasons.

How far would you go with that?

The honest workingmen at Cabano, the guys they tried to screw still one more time, they know lots of reasons. Only you know your factories, your machines, your hotels, your universities, your unions; do not wait for some organization to produce a miracle.


FLQ Manifesto – Wikipedia

Cross was released by his captors on December 3 when their hideout was discovered; the felquistes were flown to Cuba. Search The Canadian Encyclopedia. On 17 Maniresto, the body of Pierre Laporte was found in the trunk of a car left near Saint-Hubert airport. The federal response to the kidnapping was intensely controversial. And you, the workers at General Electric, manifeeto make your factories run; you are the only ones able to produce; without you, General Electric is nothing!

The good workers at Vickers and at Davie Shipbuilding, the ones who were given no reason for being thrown out, know these reasons; so do the guys at Murdochville that were smashed only because they wanted to form a union, and nanifesto the rotten judges forced to pay over two million dollars because they had wanted to exercise this elementary right.

We, and more and more Quebeckers too, have had it with a government of pussy-footers who perform a hundred and one tricks to charm the Manifewto millionaires, begging them to come and invest in Quebec, the Beautiful Province where thousands of square miles of forests full of game and of lakes full of fish are the exclusive property of these all-powerful lords of the twentieth century.

Manifewto are terrorized by the Roman Capitalist Church, though this is less and less true today who owns the square where the Stock Exchange was built?

According to some, Premier Robert Bourassa similarly conceded that the use of the War Measures Act was intended to rally popular support to the authorities rather than to confront an “apprehended insurrection.

In early Decemberpolice discovered the cell holding James Cross.