Rest In Power, Dave Vasey

From Toronto IWW-GDC

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our friend, comrade, and local 28 Fellow Defender Dave Vasey.

An outspoken advocate for environmental justice, anti-fascist organizing, and decolonization, Dave dedicated his life to fighting against state and corporate powerhouses that he saw as a threat to the working class, and to the world as a whole. In spite of the fact that he was years older than your average frontline activist he was always the first to lead the charge, to organize a fight back, and to deliver a rousing speech that would put fire into the belly of even the most apprehensive revolutionary.

A true fighter to the end, he spent his last days on the frontlines of some of the largest anti-fascist actions Toronto has seen in decades, and was heavily engaged in the soaring eagles camp, as well as solidarity actions in support of the Unist’ot’en camp.

He is survived by his cat Tom who has been adopted by two local 28 members, and his memory will echo in all of our future actions.

“Love is the movement.”

3 thoughts on “Rest In Power, Dave Vasey”

  1. Rest in power, comrade. The few conversations I’ve had with you made me love you and your praxis forever!
    ♥ 🏴 🔥 🐈
    Your fierce presence will be missed, dispatches, remembered…

  2. I hope everyone mourning Dave keeps in their mind that he wouldn’t have wanted us to fall apart ourselves, or get caught up in our grief. He would want us to keep on living, fighting, and loving.

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