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From Embers: New Episodes in August 2021

From Embers is a regular anarchist podcast produced in Kingston, Ontario. We publish a few episodes each 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 part of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network.

Originally published by From Embers.

August 19, 2021: Climate Crisis, Activism, and the Future Of The Planet

For this episode I sat down (in person!) with author, farmer and organizer Aric McBay. We talked about the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, what climate scientists are now saying about the future of the planet, whether it’s still worth trying to stop climate change, and whether and how to maintain hope in the face of increasingly apocalyptic news.

To learn about Aric’s most recent book, Full Spectrum Resistance, check out the full episode we did with Aric two years ago when the book came out. To find the book and more from Aric, check out https://www.aricmcbay.org/. You can also find his recent handbook on civil disobedience, co-authored with Pamela Cross, here: http://directaction.works/Direct-Action-Works-Mar-22-2020.pdf.

August 25, 2021: Coming Together Amid the Pandemic

This episode features an interview with two members of the Halifax Anarchist Bookfair collective. We talked about how and why to organize an anarchist gathering during the pandemic, anarchy in Halifax, and why we need anarchist bookfairs in 2021.

Music by Slow Man Tofu (Kingston) and Desperate Times (Halifax).

August 31, 2021: Settlers on the Red Road

Interview with Tawinikay about her essay released in spring 2021 Settlers on the Red Road: On Indigeneity, Appropriation and Belonging which addresses the problem of race-shifting in anarchist and anarchist-adjacent spaces. 

Music from Snotty Nose Rez Kids.

You can tune in to From Embers in the Kingston area on CFRC 101.9 FM Wednesdays at 8PM Eastern Time. You can also stream episodes directly at fromembers.libsyn.com or subscribe and download them via any major podcatching app on your smartphone.


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