Canadian Tire Fire #68: Resisting the Northvolt Battery Plant, Students Walkout Against Anti-Trans Laws, Palestine Solidarity Continues

From Canadian Tire Fire In today’s column, we take a look at the forms of resistance taking shape against Quebec’s Northvolt battery plant. We also look at responses to new anti-trans legislation in Alberta, and statistics around pre-trial detention in Ontario. Finally, we provide a roundup of Palestine solidarity actions and news over the last month. Resistance to Quebec’s Northvolt Battery Plant In January, opponents of a huge electric vehicle Read More …

Toronto: Blocking Israel’s War Machine

From SubMedia Early on the morning of October 30th, a crowd descended on INKAS Armored, a Toronto-based defence contractor with ties to the Israeli Defence Forces. Responding to a call from Palestinian trade unions for workers around the world to shut down exports to the Israeli military, the protesters set up picket lines to block access to the facility. The Israeli state is carrying out a massacre in Gaza with Read More …

Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Targeted, We Must Escalate Our Organizing

From Mining Injustice Solidarity Network In a bizarre series of events, an anti-racist, immigrant rights organizer was charged yesterday by CP Rail Police in Toronto on an open warrant related to a Wet’suwet’en solidarity action that took place seven months ago in November 2021. This is part of a broader attack. Canada’s governments are pursuing criminal contempt charges against 15 people arrested at Gidimt’en Checkpoint village site including legal observers. Read More …

ETC — Case Study: Toronto South Detention Centre

The Northern and Eastern Strategies are not the first waves of prison expansion in Ontario (and they won’t be the last). They directly build on the previous wave, which was focused on Toronto. The Toronto strategy closed older prisons (Metro West, the Don Jail, and Mimico) and created the Toronto South Detention Centre (TSDC). Described when it opened as “the model for institutions like this for years to come,” a close look at the TSDC will help us know what to expect from the new prisons. Read More …

Toronto: May Day Bank Attack

In “Toronto” on the morning of May 1st, we attacked an RBC branch in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en land defenders. We left a spray-painted message, a damaged lock, and a mess of red paint.

As we walked away into a beautiful May Day sunrise, we left a trail of messages through the city.

We were left wanting more, but we know that there are many more days ahead.

The time is now, the task is simple! Atta​​​​​​​ck! Read More …

Toronto: Hate and genocide apologism have no place on campus – an account of the Dec 18th anti-fascist rally at University X

On December 18th, a coalition of anti-fascists/anti-racists consisting of leftist organizations, labour unions, and concerned community
members, gathered at University X (the school originally named after the genocidal, Egerton Ryerson who played a crucial role in the Canadian Residential School system). This demonstration was originally intended to be a counter to a rally being held by the so-called “Ryerson Conservatives,” and was to feature notorious politician, and piece of shit, Maxime Bernier, as well as other far-right politicians/genocide apologists and anti-vaxx spokespersons. However, shortly after a number of groups and organizations stated their intentions to counter the rally, the event was cancelled. (-Their ‘official’ reason for the cancellation seems to keep changing…-) Despite the event’s cancellation, there were still concerns that some of the far-right would attempt to occupy the space at University X anyway. In response, the coalition of various orgs and individuals went ahead with the counter-demonstration. Read More …