Tuesday, August 17, 2004

August 5th General Communiqué

Hey all,

Just thought I'd refer you to a letter I wrote to the
Montreal Mirror's editor about les Panthères Roses

Pink Panther props
As Chaos Organizer of the Infringement Festival, I would like to support and sympathize with les Panthères roses ["Radical Pink," July 29] for their efforts to fight the corporate ownership and control of yet another fun and artistic celebration of liberation and freedom.
It seems like we're in the middle of some huge pillage and resale of our culture's most poignant elements of resistance and free thought. This is a new type of segregation where what was once thought of as different and dangerous is now accepted, only because someone can make a buck off it. Resistance in its purest form is still taboo, therefore, this isn't a step forward at all.
Now the pride movement is getting co-opted just like the fringe movement has been in recent years. Voices like those of les Panthères roses need to be listened to now more than ever if we are to reclaim our culture.
I would also like to thank your paper for coverage of this group and of us. Considering you are a sponsor of both Divers/Cité and the fringe, it's good to see that your editorial board is independent.

» Jason C. McLean, Chaos Organizer, The infringement Festival

And to the article on the group itself:


Their interests are similar to the festival's.

Also, we'll be releasing our schedule of off-season
events soon (I'll keep you posted).

If you want to make an event you'll be doing already
an infringeAGAIN event, please let me know,

'till next time,



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