Kingston: Community Solidarity Thwarts City’s Opportunistic Eviction Attempt

From Mutual Aid Katarokwi-Kingston (Facebook) In a powerful act of solidarity and compassion, encampment residents, neighbours, and concerned community members rallied on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, to block the City of Kingston’s callous attempt to evict and displace people sheltering in Belle Park. Side-by-side in the pouring rain, we resisted the City’s opportunistic plan to exploit legal loopholes to enforce a day-time eviction. For today, we were successful. We refuse Read More …

Kingston: Slow Roll 1 Million March For Children and Counter Protest

Anonymous Submission to North Shore Counter-Info Here in Kingston, the September 20th anti-trans demonstration was a bit larger than expected but still did not manage to outnumber the crowd who showed up to counter-protest in solidarity with trans youth and in support of access to gender affirming care as well as open and inclusive 2SLGBTQIA+ education in schools. From the counter-protest organizers: The protestors are upset about 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusive education, Read More …

Brockville: Drag Storytime Reportback

From Gay Mafia Protection Racket Like the world’s worst game of whack-a-mole, we were out again yesterday, December 17, in Brockville, Ontario to protect a drag story hour at their local library. And once again, we outnumbered them from the start, successfully keeping them out of the event and away from LGBTQ+ kids. Library staff were happy to see us when we arrived ahead of time and set up our Read More …

Solidarity Rail Sabotage in Eastern Ontario

Anonymous Submission to North Shore Counter-Info In the early hours of Nov 5, groups of anarchists acted in solidarity with Sleydo’s call for action to support the ongoing Wet’suwet’en battle to protect the yintah and kill the drill. Rail lines were sabotaged at several points in a disruption of business-as-usual along main arteries of the freight system. They will continue to be sabotaged at random far into the future, at Read More …

Katarowki/Kingston: City Votes to Resume Encampment Evictions

From Mutual Aid Katarowki-Kingston (Facebook) Wednesday night’s City Council meeting was disheartening. Council voted to not establish a sanctioned encampment at any location, including the Integrated Care Hub (ICH). They voted to re-enact the Encampment Protocol as of June 30, and to impose a cruel 6-hour eviction warning period instead of the previous, and already inhumane, 48 hours. Rather than centering the needs of people who are unhoused, City Council Read More …

MAK Statement on the so-called “Freedom Convoy” from Peterborough to Kingston

From Mutual Aid Katarowki (Facebook) This Sunday November 14th a convoy will drive from Peterborough through Trenton to Kingston to hold a rally outside city hall. Its organizers present themselves as “freedom fighters”. Some dismiss them as unintelligent or misinformed. Our take is that they are grifters trying to profit off of anti-vaccine/anti-government sentiments and in doing so, actively harboring and enabling far-right and fascist sentiments, which are sure to Read More …

Ann Hansen on Prisoner Organizing and Working With Allies

In this interview, Ann Hansen, author of Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerilla and Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time For Society’s Crimes, discusses her work with the Prison for Women Memorial Collective (P4WMC). The group is dedicated to having a permanent Memorial Garden and Gallery for all of the women who died in federal prisons, to be located inside the now-closed P4W Prison. It is their goal to exhibit art, writing and films about the women in prison, so they will be remembered as the fully fleshed-out human beings they were. Ann recounts recent challenges her group faced working with non-prisoner allies. Read More …