A Criminal’s Guide to Bill C-75: Understanding the Liberals’ crime bill (Part 1 of 2)

Submitted anonymously to North Shore Counter-Info. We expect to publish Part 2 in the next few days. It’s the Colton Boushie bill and the #MeToo bill. It’s the bill that wants to speed trials up and change how people are impacted by bail while waiting. It’s a bill that frees the state’s hand to treat minor crimes more seriously or to use serious crimes more lightly. It’s a bill that Read More …

On Turning Orange: A friendly letter to those who urged us to vote

Submitted Anonymously to North Shore There are many ways in which the recent Ontario election is disappointing, and the new leader is barely even one of them. No – though Doug Ford is a despicable rich jerk whose own entitlement to power was strong enough to persuade others to give it to him, the situation is actually much worse. As the election approached, the political system deployed every trick to 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 …

Neither Carrot Nor Stick: Still refusing to vote in the Ontario election

Submitted anonymously to Northshore Against all expectations, the Ontario provincial election is shaping up to be politically interesting. I don’t ever vote and I encourage others to also abandon any remaining faith in electoral democracy. If you don’t care much about which party leads the province, since you intend to oppose them no matter what, you don’t need to pay attention to the details of party politics. However, in Ontario, Read More …

New Zine: What’s a Justin Trudeau? On Social Peace and Canadian Nationalism

This text was written in Spring 2017 as an attempt at using the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, as a case study to understand the project that is Canada and how the so-called “Canadian identity” has been structured over the last sixty years. Trudeau II’s aura has faded somewhat since then. Although he is still able to position himself as a champion of a “proudly progressive Canadian-ness”, his cancelling of the Read More …