About William Ray

 William Ray

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Me and my live team “Kettled ” for 4 hours on a Montréal street


I’m the one with the green helmet band and shitty mustache


I am a ten year veteran of the Canadian Forces. I was with the 2nd Battalion PPCLI in Croatia in 1993 when they where awarded both the Governor General of Canada’s unit commendation and the United Nations Secretary Generals citation for halting ethnic cleansing in the Medak area.
I started as a Journalist with community radio and writing articles. In 2009 I began working with CUTV Montreal. During the student strikes and subsequent social unrest I helped manage the Livestream ground teams. I am also a co-founder of 99media.org and the founder of 3RTV, both citizen media groups. I also collaborated with Michelle Moore on the documentary film Déception Durable which was selected for the 2014 Montréal International Film Festival, it also showed at Films That Matter in Calgary, The FRedd festival in France, and Cinema Sous le Etoilles Montréal,. I am a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists. I forced the Service Policière Ville de Montréal to sit down with Independent Journalists in 2016 engaging senior officers in command positions in the Group Intervention (Riot Squad) and communications on their treatment of Independent Journalists. I helped organize the defense of Journalist Cori Marshall when he was charged criminally for covering a protest
The author with the shitty mustache and a machine gun



I have recently had a pieces published in Quillette and a feature the Comment section of National Post, made the cover.

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Arrested while managing the CUTV livestream team at the Anti-police brutality march 15,2013
Slugging it out for the story. Me at the Palais Congres Montréal Plan Nord meeting 2012
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Me and Reporter Michelle Moore 2013 Montréal
Veterans Protest Parliament Hill 2014
Canadian streets in 2012


11 Replies to “About William Ray”

  1. Hi I read your article on Quebec City, thanks. I have been feeling similarly. I have been involved in organizing and social movements for more than 40 years. I believe we have to build a movement of the vaste majority and the tactics of the Bloc and their friends make sure that will never happen. You can contact me at my email below for further discussion Eric

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  2. Hi William,

    Just read your Quillette article on Peggy M. and watched Benjamin Boyce’s interview with you. Tried following you on Twitter, but no joy there of course. I will watch this site for more of your work.

    B. Wilson


  3. Doing my best to connect with Mr. Ray. Please Mr. Ray, if you get this, contact me at gracejodance at gmail dot com. I have a lot of info to share.


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