Educate Me: On Canceling the Sex-Ed Reform

Submitted anonymously to North Shore Only a few weeks into his time as Premier, Doug Ford has already moved on a key promise he made to social conservatives while securing the Progressive Conservative party’s leadership nomination. By canceling the sexual education reform and restoring the 1998 curriculum, Ford has provoked some significant popular anger. This is interesting because the level that people feel impacted by this is much more than Read More …

From Embers: New Content in June 2018

From Embers is a regular anarchist podcast produced in Kingston Ontario. We produce a few episodes a 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. This month, we’ve created four original episodes. Open The Borders Conversations with two Quebec-based organizers about supporting refugees, imagining a world without borders, and Read More …

A Criminal’s Guide to Bill C-75: Understanding the Liberals’ Crime Bill (Part 2 of 2)

Submitted anonymously to North Shore Counter-Info This is the second part of a two part series. Start at the beginning here. In part 1 of this series, we saw briefly what the Liberals’ crime bill C-75 intends to accomplish and looked at one of the big tasks it set for itself: creating a legislative response to some recent Supreme Court decisions. Although those are perhaps the most important aspects of Read More …

Hamilton: Keeping our Guard Up and Moving Ahead

Submitted anonymously to North Shore With The Tower about to reopen at its new location, it seems like a good moment to take stock of our situation. The weight of repression in Hamilton has not gotten any lighter, but we have gotten more used to and maybe even more skilled at carrying it. That said, it’s too soon to say the storm has passed and we face challenging times ahead. Read More …

Kingston: Reflecting on the Prison Farms “Victory”

Submitted Anonymously to North Shore Counter-Info Yesterday, the Federal Government announced that a dairy farm would be established at Joyceville Institution alongside goat and vegetable operations, as part of the return of the prison farms work program at Kingston-area federal prisons. This announcement basically means complete victory for the “Save Our Prison Farms” coalition, a group made up of farmers, foodies, and progressive Christians which has campaigned persistently for almost Read More …

A Criminal’s Guide to Bill C-75: Understanding the Liberals’ crime bill (Part 1 of 2)

Submitted anonymously to North Shore Counter-Info. This is the first in a two-part series. The second part is available here. It’s the Colton Boushie bill and the #MeToo bill. It’s the bill that wants to speed trials up and change how people are impacted by bail while waiting. It’s a bill that frees the state’s hand to treat minor crimes more seriously or to use serious crimes more lightly. It’s Read More …

On Turning Orange: A friendly letter to those who urged us to vote

Submitted Anonymously to North Shore There are many ways in which the recent Ontario election is disappointing, and the new leader is barely even one of them. No – though Doug Ford is a despicable rich jerk whose own entitlement to power was strong enough to persuade others to give it to him, the situation is actually much worse. As the election approached, the political system deployed every trick to Read More …

Faith Goldy’s Racist Pals

From subMedia Alt-Right blogger Faith Goldy, called for a demo at Roxham Road, a site where migrants cross irregularly into Canada to escape Trump’s America. While claiming that she and her friends are simply against “illegal immigration”, this video reveals the racist and white supremacist character of many of those who attended Goldy’s march. [Video can be viewed here on sub.media. Note that to view it requires running scripts from Read More …

Statement from Defend J20 on the unfolding repression faced by comrades in Hamilton

From Defend J20 Resistance There is a rapidly developing situation in Hamilton, Ontario that we would like to help draw attention to. While not all of the defendants or supporters of the current DefendJ20 effort may call ourselves anarchists, we all see a certain commonality in our ideals with the anarchists in Hamilton currently resisting repression. On the morning of June 1st, authorities announced new arrests and warrants in regards Read More …

Letter from Cedar on Conspiracy Charges, the Barton Jail, and Solidarity

From Hamilton Anarchist Support Version française : Lettre de Cedar sur les accusations de complot, la prison Barton et la solidarité I’ve been out of jail about two weeks now, enough time to get set back up with a computer to replace the one stolen by the police and to begin sorting out what reflections I’d like to share more widely. I wrote a public letter while in the Barton Read More …