From Embers: New Episodes in October 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.

Next month is the annual funding drive for our host radio station, CFRC 101.9FM. Along with other student-funded services across Ontario, CFRC has suffered setbacks under the Ford government’s so-called “Student Choice Initiative” so they need your support more than ever. Throw them a few bucks!

This month we produced two original episodes:

October 18th: Playful Rebellion: When and how is humour a useful tactic?

An interview with Kate Klein of the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network. We talk a bit about the group’s work opposing the mining industry and supporting mining-affected communities outside of Canada in their struggles against Canadian mining corporations. Mostly, we discuss the group’s use of drama and comedy in their campaigns, and discuss a recent workshop that Kate and another member gave on “humour as an activist tactic.”

October 25th: Gay 4 A World Without Police

A conversation with Jonathan Vallely and Eric Levitt of Gay 4 Pay Press, a zine distro largely focused on radical politics and gay/queer men based out of Toronto and Ottawa. We talk about cruising, a world without police, community conversations around consent and accountability, crystal meth, and, of course, zines.

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