Report-back from May Day in Kingston

Anonymous Submission to North Shore Counter-Info “Oh wow, we’re just, like, taking up the street,” I hear the thirty-something guy behind me exclaim to his friend as we take off. “Holy shit this is awesome,” his friend replies. Slightly more experienced folks from the crowd move instinctively to the side and back to stop traffic as we move out of the park and onto the road, heading towards Kingston’s main Read More …

May Day Events Across Southern Ontario

Spring has arrived, and that means that across the world anti-capitalists are preparing to mark International Workers Day, also known as May Day. Every year on May 1st, anti-capitalists of all stripes come together to remember both the red and green origins of May Day with events ranging from community socials and free meals to marches, strikes and direct action. See below for a brief list of May Day events Read More …

Kingston: Graffiti for Cedar

Anonymous submission to Northshore Counter-Info Last night we left graffiti reading FREE CED(A)R on Montreal Street in Kingston. It felt appropriate to make use of the steel shutters of the Elm Cafe to share our message. The shutters were installed last year following repeated unclaimed vandalism against the gentrifying business, provoking outrage among local yuppies as well as certain ‘progressives’ who rush to defend the sanctity of small business. We Read More …

Under New Management: Resistance to Prisons in Ontario & Quebec

From It’s Going Down (Part I – Part II – Zine PDF) Intro from the IGD Bloc Party column: In an effort to broaden our coverage of prisons across the borders to both the North and South of us, we’ve brought in some comrades from so-called Canada to share a history of the establishment of the Canadian prison system, as well as a history of resistance in Ontario and Quebec. Read More …

Interview: Resisting Prison Pay Cuts

From CFRC Prison Radio  CPR brings you an interview about the latest Federal Court ruling on prison wages. In 2013, the Conservative Government introduced a 30% pay cut to wages for work done by prisoners and called it a “food and accommodation tax” as well as eliminating incentive pay work done at CORCAN facilities, a government agency that contracts out prison labour to both the public and private sector. Prisoners Read More …

Kingston’s Winter Anarchist Zine Club is Back

It’s winter, which is traditionally a time of more reading, reflection and discussion than the busy summers. So why not, after curling up with a hot drink and a good zine, come together and sharpen our ideas together? Zine Club is a local reading group that meets every other Tuesday at 7pm at 99 York Street. Short texts are chosen by participants that have some relevance to anarchist ideas and Read More …