Originally posted anonymously at infoshop; also reposted at No 2010 Olympics On Native Stolen Land website.
Nature Helps Anarchists Hit Royal Bank of Canada... Again
The early morning of March 5th, 2008 saw yet a further taste of the royal dish of vengeance we are preparing for the Royal Bank of KKKanada, and all corporate sponsors of the ecocide/genocide of the 2010 Corporate Circus ("Winter Olympic Games") on unceded Coast Salish territories in the west. The windows of the 1st Ave and Bank St location of RBC, Ottawa, were thoroughly smashed. This time, Mother Nature provided the tools for the assault – a block of ice mixed with the poisonous salts of the city road crews, hardened to a beautiful projectile.
RBC finds itself the continued target of our campaign because of its complicity and blatant support of imperialism, racial profiling, and exploitation advanced by the Security and Prosperity Partnership (final ratification in 2010). The company's CEO, Gordon M. Nixon chairs the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), one of the key proponents of this exploitative and repressive NAFTA + "homeland security" initiative.
RBC is targeted for sponsoring and profiting off of the gentrification, environmental destruction, and colonialism which characterize – indeed, are the entirety of the 2010 Winter Games. This Corporate Circus will see further theft of the land of Indigenous peoples, as well as causing (already!) the repression of the poor of Vancouver.
Beyond the above, we target the RBC because it is a bank, the central component of the capitalist state which is responsible for global and domestic exploitation of the working classes for the profits of the ruling elite and their bourgeois puppets.
These attacks are carried out in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of Coast Salish, the poor of Vancouver, and all those who struggle against the Corporate Circus that serves nothing but the ultimate god of this society: profit.
~ Ottawa Anarchists