Toronto: Memorial March for Dave Vasey

Last Friday, we honoured a great person and activist, and a dear friend, who had a presence at and behind the scenes of so many actions for justice around Tkaronto. He also played a key role in founding MISN and supporting us over the past decade.We celebrated him in a way that he would have us: with art, ceremony, music, words from our hearts, followed by a candlelit march with a marching band, fireworks, and a route covered with posters commemorating him and his words. Finally we gathered together to share a meal and performances celebrating his life. Hundreds of people came out to honour this wonderful person and activist, who brought so many into the movement and inspired us with his actions. Read More …

Far Right Yellow Vests Convoy Rolls into Ottawa: Met with Resistance

From Anti-Fascist News

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, a convoy made up of hundreds of semi-trucks, pickups, cars, and buses rolled into Ottawa for a protest against the Liberal federal government. Dubbed the United We Roll Convoy, the protest originated in Alberta ostensibly to protest the federal government’s policies on the oil industry and to call for new oil pipelines and extractives industry developments. However, the convoy and protest were made up largely of people associated with the far Right “Yellow Vests” movement in Canada (the original name of the convoy was the “Yellow Vest Convoy”—changed to cover up that connection). The Yellow Vests movement in Canada have nothing in common with the French Gilets Jaunes and are really an effort by far Right and white supremacist groups to give a populist dressing to their hate. Read More …

RCMP FUCK OFF: Hamilton in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Late last night as many had their eyes glued to screens cheering on the Patriots in the Superbowl, a small crew of pals got busy taking on one symbol of so-called Canada’s nationalism: the RCMP. Within just minutes a handful of determined folks had destroyed all electronic keypad entries to the building, filled the manual locks with superglue and toothpicks, and dismantled the entry and exit systems to their gated police vehicle lot. Along the west windows we left what we came to say: “RCMP OFF WET’SUWET’EN LAND”. Read More …

Rest Easy and Burn Bright, Dave Vasey

Anonymous Submission to North Shore Counter-Info. To our lost friend and comrade, Dave Vasey, and those he left behind: Words come slow in times like these. Sometimes the struggle to find the right words feels more like a further burden, weighing us down, making us feel as though we have failed a second time at doing our dear friend justice. And maybe that’s because words alone are never quite enough Read More …

Peterborough: Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

A fairly disruptive demonstration took place in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The event was organized and led by Indigenous women in response to the call for a day of action in solidarity with the Gidimt’en Access Point and the Unist’ot’en Camp in unceded Wet’suwet’en Territory.

‘Peterborough Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en’ began at 3:30pm at Confederation Park. After an introductory welcome and acknowledgement, and some speakers, those gathered moved into and occupied George Street, disrupting traffic on an arterial one-way street leading into the downtown commercial district. Read More …

Just More Determined: a reportback from the TransCanada shutdown

On Monday January 14th 2019 a large group of individuals surrounded and held space inside a TransCanada compressor station in what is Dish with One Spoon Territory [known as Hamilton, ON]. While one group easily snipped through the fencing and entered the facility to try & force a mainline shutdown, another stayed outside the fence to offer support, set up music, and get a barrel fire going a safe distance Read More …