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 …

Shut it Down: TransCanada Valve Isolation Sequences

Anonymous submission made to North-Shore Counter Info. Note: Both of the document links posted here are external links to a NoBlogs site where files are hosted with other information. That site (seedingresistance.noblogs.org) states that each file was generated from an acquired internal/uncensored hard copy and have had metadata removed. Other link sources and warning are posted through the website. It’s good to remember that most sites [like the NEB] attempt 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 …

Hamilton: City Staff and Cops Evict Homeless Camp

Early on the morning of January 17th, City of Hamilton staff, flanked by members of the Hamilton Police Services, conducted an operation to dismantle a tent city built on a segment of the rail trail, located at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment between Wentworth Street South and Sanford Avenue. They had hoped to do this quietly, without public attention or scrutiny, but a homeless friend of ours tipped us off, after receiving an informal heads up from his case worker. 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 …

Hamilton: Shutdown at TransCanada Facility in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Peoples

Anonymous Submission to North Shore Counter-Info. Occupied Dish with One Spoon Territory Hamilton, ON As of approximately 9am on Monday January 14th, a group entered & shut down a TransCanada (Now TC-Energy) facility in what is Dish with One Spoon Territory, known as Hamilton, ON. The facility, located at 1020 Rymal Road East, is a compressor station for the “Chippewa” line, which imports natural gas from the Appalachia region and Read More …

Report back from the 10th annual prisoner solidarity demo in Hamilton (and Milton!) Ontario

The end of 2018 marks the 10th year that anarchists in Hamilton have been doing prisoner solidarity demos. Shit, eh? It’s tradition for folks to travel to another city, usually to a prison that a friend is being held captive at, then return home to end the night at Barton Street Jail. This year folks decided to go to Vanier Center for Women, because 9 years later… our dear pal Cedar is inside. Read More …

From Embers: New Content in December 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. We are a proud member of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network. Read More …