So-called Canada: This has been a big month for Hamilton. To contextualize Cedar’s arrest, we can start with the Anarchist Bookfair in early March, our first bookfair here in 7 years.
Montreal: In response to the call made by the zadists to mobilize where we are against the ongoing expulsions. See you on Friday, April 13th at 7 pm, Mont-Royal metro station.
Hamilton, Canada: On Friday cops raided the home of some of the anarchist bookfair organizers. A stament by the Tower.
Anarcho-syndicalism and Intersectionality Forum: Saturday April 28th, 12h30 to 16h30, Anarchist Library DIRA, 2035, Saint-Laurent bld. Montreal.
The story below is the first of the Stories of Struggle series on MTL Counter-info. This series will give voice to experiences of anarchist struggle in the territory dominated by the Canadian State. We believe that the practice of story-telling is important, as it gives life to our collective memory and allows us an opportunity to learn from past experiences.
Ontario: On Sunday, March 25th, various far-right groups from South-Western Ontario organized what they called a “Patriot Walk” up Locke St. in Hamilton. This was ostensibly a show of support for small businesses on the street who had their facades shattered during a mini-riot a couple of weeks earlier. The far-right hoped to capitalize on bourgeois outrage in Hamilton to put forward their ultra-nationalist form of anti-leftism, but their internal disfunction and overall shittiness, along with antifascists in the area being on point, led them to failure at every step of the way.
Montreal: Gathering with food and speeches at 2:30 pm at Parc Metro. Departure of the neighborhood demonstration at 4:00 pm.
Solidarity action from several campuses in Montreal, after fascist attack in Montpellier.
Statement of an anonymous group about direct actions against members of the fascist group Soldiers of Odin.
Call for an anti-capitalistic May Day in Montreal.
I rarely read fiction. I regret that truth and so every few months, when I get given a book of dystopian sci-fi or imaginative history, I stumble through it halfheartedly. I know that fiction has a lot to offer in terms of expanding our realm of possibility, of inspiring creation of new worlds. Someone near and dear to me once advocated for changing my reading habits by explaining that non-fiction changes what we know but fiction changes how we think. And yet, I find myself falling back into the practical guides for non-monogamy, the exposés of political corruption, the treatises on decolonial feminism. I’m driven by the internal desire to dismantle systems of dominance and hierarchy. If I can learn enough about them, maybe I’ll be better equipped to aid in their destruction. Theory to practice to theory to practice.