From Embers: New Content in March 2019

Submitted by From Embers

From Embers is a regular anarchist podcast produced in Kingston, Ontario. We produce a few episodes each month about actions and projects going on in so-called Canada that inspire us, or about topics that we think will be relevant to anarchists living north of the border. We are a proud member of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network.

This month we produced two original episodes:

March 14th: Stop the Prison, Open the Border

Two interviews with people involved in the struggle to stop a new migrant prison from being built in Laval, Quebec. Topics discussed include:

  • the project and how the government is trying to frame it as a “nice” cage.
  • senses of strategy and what might work to actually stop a project like this.
  • actions that have taken place against the prison, how they’ve gone, and what actions might be on the horizon.

Links: Stop The Prison / Ni Frontières, Ni Prisons (FB) / Solidarity Across Borders

March 28th: Canada and the Crisis in Venezuela

The unfolding crisis in Venezuela, and specifically the role of the Canadian state and the Lima Group. We open with a bit of a rant about how tricky anti-imperialist politics can be for anarchists to navigate. Then we feature an interview with Lydia of the Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu, a grassroots organization based in Toronto with ties to the Mapuche struggle in Chile. I asked her about Canada’s role in the intervention and recent actions she’s taken to disrupt mainstream narratives about so-called democracy in Venezuela.

You can tune in to From Embers in the Kingston area on CFRC 101.9 FM between 8 and 9 PM on Wednesdays. You can also stream episodes directly at or subscribe and download them via any major podcatching app on your smartphone.

If you have feedback for us, or ideas for future episodes, please get in touch! You can email us at fromembers [at] riseup [dot] net