Answering Back: The World Just Needed A Man

While Justin Trudeau was in Hamilton yesterday (April 20) handing out free lunches at St-Patrick’s church, notorious for its anti-abortion activity, our beloved local paper The Hamilton Spectator decided to republish a long article from the New York Times entitled “What’s a Feminist Government? Canada, and Trudeau Grapple With the Question”. I was reading the morning paper with six or seven friends, and over waffles we read the article out loud and had a go at the questions it raised with a fair bit less bullshit than its author. Read More …

Roundup of May Day events!

There are a number of May Day events happening across the region on Wednesday May 1 2019, marking International Workers’ Day by taking the streets, celebrating in parks, and remembering the ways that capitalism underpins so many of the problems people face every day. From east to west, here are the events we’ve received details about from their organizers and a short excerpt from each callout. Got a May Day Read More …

Napanee: Confessions of a TransCanada Manager

None of this was supposed to happen. All of us at TransCanada along with our business and community partners have been working around the clock to get the Napanee Generating Station, Ontario’s newest gas-fired power plant up and running as soon as possible. You see, this project has been plagued by scandal since day one, originally planned as two separate facilities in Mississauga and Oakville. Long story short, the government pulled the plug to buy votes, but only after we’d already signed contracts, so we made hundreds of millions dollars just in penalties. The government was forced to resign. It was awesome. Read More …

St. Catharines: Pro-Refugee Banner Drop

Submitted anonymously to North Shore Counter-Info On Thursday afternoon, in response to anti-immigrant white supremacist propaganda recently appearing around the Niagara region (Links to news reports 1, 2), settlers in the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory dropped a banner over highway 406 to send a clear message: IM/MIGRANTS & REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE. Division based on immigration/citizenship status only benefits the rich and powerful. What would our communities look like without Read More …

From Embers: New Content in March 2019

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. Read More …

Toronto: Antifascist Mobilization Shuts Down Far-Right Anti-Muslim Groups

On March 23, 2019 PEGIDA, members of a far-right anti-Islam organization descended on downtown Toronto to hold one of their monthly anti-Muslim rallies. They were joined by far-right extremists from the Northern Guard, Wolves of Odin and Yellow Vests Canada, a grassroots wing of the Conservative Party of Canada.This rally took place in the aftermath of the horrifying al-Noor mosque and Linwood Islamic Center massacres in Christchurch, New Zealand. 50 worshipers died in those attacks. Hundreds of community members, anti-racists, anti-fascists and allies turned out, shut PEGIDA down and sent them packing, making it clear once and for all that there is no room for hatred in Toronto. Read More …

Help Build a New Resistance Camp on Wet’suwet’en Territory!

The Likhts’amisyu Clan, one of the five clans of the Wet’suwet’enNation, will soon be asserting their sovereignty by creating a new,permanent land reclamation on their territory. In doing so, they arerequesting support with their upcoming Spring Construction Camp,scheduled to begin on April 28th, 2019. Read More …

The View From Here: An Assessment of the East Hamilton Rent Strike

What follows is a brief and rather belated update on the East Hamilton Rent Strike, a seven-month campaign waged by tenants of the Stoney Creek Towers against their landlord, InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust and property manager, CLV Group. To those who’ve been wondering what was going on, or who have asked us for updates on how the strike was going, apologies for the delay in getting this out. This article is the product of many one-on-one conversations with Stoney Creek Towers tenants, a ‘rent strike review’ mass tenant meeting, and internal discussions amongst members of the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network who supported tenants in the campaign. Read More …