As It Stands Today: Cedar’s Arrest

From Hamilton Anarchist Support Donate to the Hamilton Community Defence Fund here This has been a big month for Hamilton. To contextualize Cedar’s arrest, we can start with the Anarchist Bookfair in early March, our first bookfair here in 7 years. The event was a smashing success, and brought together people from all over the continent to explore possibilities for radical change, to envision a world without enforced hierarchies and Read More …

Kingston: Graffiti for Cedar

Anonymous submission to Northshore Counter-Info Last night we left graffiti reading FREE CED(A)R on Montreal Street in Kingston. It felt appropriate to make use of the steel shutters of the Elm Cafe to share our message. The shutters were installed last year following repeated unclaimed vandalism against the gentrifying business, provoking outrage among local yuppies as well as certain ‘progressives’ who rush to defend the sanctity of small business. We Read More …

Another Day, Another Broken Door

Statement from The Tower, Hamilton’s anarchist social centre Early Friday morning, Hamilton police raided a home associated with some of those involved with organizing The Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair. The door was kicked in, a flash grenade was thrown into the house, and a full swat team entered. With their assault rifles drawn, the swat team proceeded to pull everyone out of bed some of whom were naked, and with one Read More …

Tower Defence: Holding space against the far-right

Submitted Anonymously to Northshore On Sunday, March 25th, various far-right groups from South-Western Ontario organized what they called a “Patriot Walk” up Locke St. in Hamilton. This was ostensibly a show of support for small businesses on the street who had their facades shattered during a mini-riot a couple of weeks earlier. The far-right hoped to capitalize on bourgeois outrage in Hamilton to put forward their ultra-nationalist form of anti-leftism, Read More …

Hamilton: Rally Against McMaster’s Protest Policies

From the People’s Protest Coaliton Yesterday (March 29) the People’s Protest Coalition successfully held our Rally Against McMaster’s Protest Policies! After gathering outside the Student Centre, we marched over to Patrick Deane’s office and made our message loud and clear to the president himself: The so-called Anti-Disruption Guidelines have got to go! We finished off our rally with a disruptive march through the Student Centre to further illustrate our point Read More …

Hamilton: What Are We Fighting For?

Submitted anonymously to Northshore I rarely read fiction. I regret that truth and so every few months, when I get given a book of dystopian sci-fi or imaginative history, I stumble through it halfheartedly. I know that fiction has a lot to offer in terms of expanding our realm of possibility, of inspiring creation of new worlds. Someone near and dear to me once advocated for changing my reading habits Read More …

Hamilton: Notes on the Catering Class

Submitted anonymously to Northshore So now sleepy little Hamilton has joined the likes of London, Greece, Paris and Hamburg, having recently been treated to a shortlived spree of public disruption and vandalism. To what do we owe this promotion? Are we really beset by the same woes as the great cities where such acts have become commonplace? Thanks to the ubiquity of market forces, we have all been excessively financialized Read More …

KW: Unpopular Anarchist Thoughts: Some reflections on the actions to oppose Faith Goldy at WLU

Submitted anonymously to Northshore On Tuesday March 20th the Laurier Student for Open Inquiry, headed by recent alt-right darling Lindsay Shephard (who you may remember from Laurier’s previous row about ‘free speech’), attempted to host a talk by white supremacist Faith Goldy. There have been reports of local alt-right students and activists in attendance, a showing of the Proud Boys (who recently attempted to hold a rally in Brantford), George Read More …

Neither Carrot Nor Stick: Still refusing to vote in the Ontario election

Submitted anonymously to Northshore Against all expectations, the Ontario provincial election is shaping up to be politically interesting. I don’t ever vote and I encourage others to also abandon any remaining faith in electoral democracy. If you don’t care much about which party leads the province, since you intend to oppose them no matter what, you don’t need to pay attention to the details of party politics. However, in Ontario, Read More …

Toronto: Posters Naming Brutal Cops Up for March 15th

From Anarchist Network of Toronto March 15, 2018 Downtown Toronto As part of the International Day Against Police Brutality (March 15th), members of the community put up posters around major intersections university campuses in the downtown area last night. The posters highlight recent incidents of Canadian police officers charged with violent crimes, especially crimes committed against women, children, and people of color. The images are self-explanatory and show clear examples Read More …