Rest In Power, Dave Vasey

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our friend, comrade, and local 28 Fellow Defender Dave Vasey.

An outspoken advocate for environmental justice, anti-fascist organizing, and decolonization, Dave dedicated his life to fighting against state and corporate powerhouses that he saw as a threat to the working class, and to the world as a whole. In spite of the fact that he was years older than your average frontline activist he was always the first to lead the charge, to organize a fight back, and to deliver a rousing speech that would put fire into the belly of even the most apprehensive revolutionary.

A true fighter to the end, he spent his last days on the frontlines of some of the largest anti-fascist actions Toronto has seen in decades, and was heavily engaged in the soaring eagles camp, as well as solidarity actions in support of the Unist’ot’en camp.

He is survived by his cat Tom who has been adopted by two local 28 members, and his memory will echo in all of our future actions.

“Love is the movement.” 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 …

Ottawa: Community Picket in Solidarity With Postal Workers Report-back

On Dec 3rd, community members organized and assembled a community picket. The plan, to take the place of postal workers who would otherwise still be out picketing if they weren’t facing state repression through massive fines. With 20 supporters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes), carrying signs, banners and flags, they began picketing the gates of the Ottawa mail processing plant. At first met with confusion, postal workers quickly welcomed the community picketers with high-fives, handshakes, honking horns, and even a few hugs. Read More …

Holding the Line: Supporters Picket Canada Post After Back-to-Work Legislation

Union members and community supporters across Canada have been organizing militant and effective pickets at Canada Post facilities ever since legislation came down on Monday making strikes by Canada Post workers themselves illegal.

Vancouver, Hamilton, Edmonton, Halifax, Windsor, and Mississauga have all seen “cross pickets” or “solidarity pickets” blocking mail trucks from entering or leaving processing plants for hours at a time. The actions have mobilized between 30 and 80 people and targeted key distribution centers.

The solidarity pickets have been made up of a broad coalition of political activists, and labor and community supporters. Major unions and labor councils have turned out dozens of their members.

In several cases, IWW branches and members have been instrumental in coordinating the pickets, and in setting the tone on the line. Read More …

Toronto GDC: Solidarity with J20 Resistance

On the day of Trump’s inauguration, January 20th 2017, the streets of D.C. were flooded with protesters in what is now a common sight under Trump’s presidency. The J20 resistance and the Inauguration’s disruption symbolize renewal in our revolutionary movement — the disenfranchised are becoming politicized, and the masses are learning to revolt in love and rage. It also represents an escalation of state repression and its attempts to criminalize Read More …