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 …

Hamilton: The Tower is Moving! A Statement

From The Tower Over the course of the last few months The Tower has faced a fair number of challenges, to say the least! Today however, we are excited to announce that we are moving. We will be moving to a new larger location in order to continue to grow and expand our project of supporting organizing efforts in Hamilton and spreading anarchy. Why are we leaving the space on Read More …

Better Without Them: Open Letter to Hamilton Pride and to Try Hamilton Performers

Submitted anonymously to North Shore         Advertising and sponsorship are everywhere and as we enter festival season, no one will be surprised that each one comes with its own sponsor’s logo all over it. It can almost just become invisible, our eyes slipping past it to see when the bands are playing or when food is served. Sometimes however, that sponsorship is more than just simple advertising. Sometimes the presence Read More …

On “Hate”, the Hamilton Police, and Mexican Food

Anonymous Submission to North Shore Counter-Info After a tense week-long standoff between city bureaucrats, local journalists, and police, it seems anarchism has finally been cleared of being a hate crime in the city of Hamilton. On Thursday, Mayor Fred Eisenberger issued a statement indicating that he had been misinformed after making an equivalency anarchists and the circle-a symbol with white supremacists and the swastika – this coming two months after he Read More …

Hamilton: Noise Demo in solidarity with prisoners in Barton Jail

From Hamilton Anarchist Support On Thursday, May 10th a group of folks carrying balloons, banners, and signs conducted a festive march around the jail to remind those on the inside that they have not been forgotten. Banging was heard from inside the jail letting folks on the outside know that they could be seen. In love and rage, support was shown for prisoners at Barton Jail.

Cedar is Out of Jail!

From Hamilton Anarchist Support Cedar is no longer physically in the hands of the state! Unfortunately Cedar will have to abide by the bail conditions set at yesterdays bail appeal for the foreseeable future including staying out of Hamilton, not participating in any rallies or demonstrations, and being under house arrest. The fight is far from over. Even though Cedar is no longer in jail, they will be facing a Read More …

Hamilton: Rent Strikers Rally and Visit CLV

From the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network Today, rent strikers from the Stoney Creek Towers had a rally. After a couple of speeches from tenants and supporters, we went to the local office of the property management company CLV to hand in a stack of over 60 maintenance request forms, documenting a list of long-standing repair issues that tenants from the four buildings have been living with for weeks, months or Read More …

Hamilton: CLV Tries and Fails to Intimidate Striking Tenant

From the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network On the afternoon of May 11th, a bunch of corporate executives from CLV Group made the trip from their head office in Ottawa to visit striking tenants at the Stoney Creek Towers, in East Hamilton. These suits went door to door, harassing tenants in their homes and demanding that they pay their rent. One of the tenants that CLV visited was Florence Morgan, a Read More …

Solidarity with Cedar Hopperton from J20 Defendants and Supporters

From Defend J20 Resistance Cedar Hopperton is an anarchist living on occupied Anishinabek, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinaabe land in so-called Hamilton, Ontario. In March, there was a small disruptive anti-capitalist march in a gentrifying neighborhood the weekend of the Hamiliton anarchist bookfair. Afterwards, far right and white nationalist groups began attacking Hamilton’s anarchist community space, who took the opportunity to advance their own agenda. The police responded by targeting Cedar, raiding Read More …

Defending Hamilton: Reflections on the East Hamilton Rent Strike

Anonymous Submission to North Shore Counter-Info “Alright, so show of hands, who is committed to a rent strike starting May 1st?” There was a slight sense of apprehension in the air. I could sense it from where I stood in the back corner. Even for those committed to a strike, the question loomed large as to who else was going to raise their hand. After all, for this type of Read More …