Health on a Human Scale: A vaccinated anarchist against vaccine passports

Quebec is instituting a system of vaccine passports in the coming days, and Ontario is likely to follow suit. The passport is a document confirming your identity and your vaccination status that will have to be shown in order to access many spaces. Not a day goes by here without a barrage of open letters and social media posts asking to be required to show a passport to move around the city, for every worker to be given a policing function.

I got fully vaccinated as soon as it was available to me, and so did all my close people. However, I think the vaccine passport is despicable and that those who are advocating for it are making a serious mistake. Read More …

Hamilton: No to renovictions! Let Michelle stay in her home!

Anonymous submission to North Shore The Hamilton community is mobilizing in support of long-time anti-poverty and labour activist Michelle Hruschka, a senior woman who faces homelessness if evicted from her home of 17 years. Nicole Ransome, a local real estate agent, has applied to evict Michelle, serving an N12 notice and claiming various members of her extended family need to move in — first her father, then her father-in-law. The Read More …

Bye Bye Johnny: John A Macdonald Statue Taken Down in Kingston

We’ve seen quite a few statues of John A Macdonald meet their end over the past year. MacDonald no longer presides over Montreal, Charlottetown, Picton, and now, his hometown of Kingston. After years of public pressure and city council foot-dragging, Johnny Boy lays in storage in an old, musty hockey arena. Although we would have much rather liked for him to be sold as scrap to fund a Land Back camp somewhere, the thought of Canada’s first prime minister spending his days next to some rat feces and a couple of stale jockstraps is pretty funny. Read More …

Toronto — Trial and Error: Lamport Stadium and Beyond

Most people are aware by now that Toronto police and city workers cleared an encampment in Lamport stadium in late July. This report back will not be summarizing the events of that day, or providing much insight into the specific structures involved with eviction, as much of that has already been written. The goal is to hopefully prompt discussion about changes that we are seeing, and to encourage more imagination, exploration and sharing! Read More …

Call for International Week of Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners // 23 – 30 August 2021

From Solidarity.International There is a fundamental lie in the capitalist society. A promise that never comes true. The promise of freedom – you just have to work hard. Every time we stumble upon the crisis of capitalism we are reminded about that. More than one year of Covid-19 lies behind us. Some say, that Covid-19 is a health crisis. But it is not! Covid-19 is another crisis caused by capitalism. Read More …

From Embers: A Year At 1492 Land Back Lane

By From Embers After a hiatus, the anarchist podcast From Embers has re-launched this month. The latest episode features an interview with Skyler Williams of 1492 Land Back Lane, a land reclamation on the edge of the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve near Caledonia, Ontario. This week marks the one year anniversary of the camp which was reclaimed last July in response to plans to develop a subdivision Read More …

Announcing the Counter-Surveillance Resource Center

Announcing the Counter-Surveillance Resource Center, an online hub for building a culture of resistance against surveillance.

Around the world, anarchists and other rebels are subject to surveillance due to our activities. Surveillance can be carried out by state institutions or other actors – for example, private investigators, fascists, mercenaries, and law-abiding citizens. Surveillance can be intended to disrupt our activities, make arrests, secure convictions or worse. Read More …

Canadian Tire Fire #6: Far Right Losses, Neglect in Prison, and a Summer of Encampment Evictions

Yet more unmarked residential school graves were discovered this week, this time near the Kuper Island Industrial School on Penelakut Island in so-called BC. As communities across Turtle Island process the renewed grief and anger at the loss of their loved ones, recent weeks also saw backlash against the mourning. In Brantford, ON, a memorial to Indigenous children at the site of a former residential school was burned last week, seemingly by a lone vandal. Last month, a teepee for Indigenous high school students in Grande Prairie, AB, decorated to commemorate victims of residential schools, was also vandalized. Both instances are stark reminders of the racism embedded in Canadian culture – as communities mourn the harm done by the Canadian state, this will inevitably be viewed as a threat by those who take pride in their genocidal nation. Read More …

Announcing the Fourth Annual Halifax Anarchist Bookfair

Announcing the Fourth Annual Halifax Anarchist Bookfair September 4th, 2021 ~ For anarchists, and those curious about anarchism ~ FREE ((Location TBA)) in Kjipuktuk, Unceded Mi’kmaq territory We will not go back to “normal”. The pandemic has only intensified social control and surveillance, capitalism and colonialism, with those in power deepening their pockets through intensified industrial extraction, skyrocketing housing prices, and intolerable working conditions. While the defenders of this racist Read More …