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#Hamilton, #Ontario: Statement from a Striking Prisoner and Solidarity Demo Reportback

Hamilton. ON. Two Recent Updates From the Barton Prisoner Solidarity Project.

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So-called #Montreal, QC: Letter to inside — June 2020

Montreal. Quebec. Some people in so-called Montreal have written this letter to comrades who are currently incarcerated. It can be printed, or edited and printed, and sent to friends inside. The letter describes #Uprisings across Turtle Island, and also includes a transcription of an article written by El Jones and incarcerated people out east. It can be hard to get information on the inside.

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#Hamilton, #ON: Hunger Strike in the #Barton Jail

Hamilton. ON. At about 4:30pm on June 19th, 2020, all prisoners of the 4B range, in the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Center (aka Barton Jail), sent back their trays and announced a hunger strike. Since COVID-19 measures hit jails some months back, the quality of food has greatly declined.

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#Montreal, #QC: Racist John A. Macdonald Monument vandalized with paint

Montreal. QC. June 15. 2020. Last night in a post-Victoria Day / pre-Canada Day action — the Macdonald Monument at Place du Canada was sprayed in purple paint by local anti-colonial vandals.

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Montrealers call for defunding the police, decarcerating prisons

Montreal. QC. June 13. 2020. At 12pm today, one hundred Montrealers gathered in front of the Bordeaux prison to call for defunding the police and decarcerating prisons. Black activists told the crowd about the violence inflicted upon their communities by prisons and the police. The crowd held banners with slogans such as “Prisons Kill,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “Defund the Police,” and made noise to show solidarity with prisoners inside Bordeaux.

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#Hamilton, #Ontario: (Un)staking their claim: disrupting enbridge’s newest pipeline

As the deep yellow moon rose we moved deeper into the swamp, past the sweet smells of lilacs and greens and rich earth. Lulled by the moonlight and our headlamps reflecting on the pale survey stakes against the surrounding darkness that marked out Enbridge’s proposed new gas pipeline in Flamborough. One by one we pulled nearly 10 kilometres of stakes, tossing them to the side to be reclaimed by the bush.

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#Hamilton, #Ontario: Response to the “Pride in Hamilton” Report: We Want a World Without Cops, Not Another Investigation

Statement on the “Pride in Hamilton” report by some anarchists involved with The Tower.

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#Ontario: Peaceful Protest, Outside Agitators, and the State: A Letter to BIPOC Comrades

ON. It’s been a week of intensity nearly unknown in our lifetimes. I, like many of you, have been glued to my phone for updates from the streets. I watched in both horror and unbridaled joy at the images of burning cop cars and precincts, the gutted Targets and Footlockers. Joy because I think it is a beautiful thing to see such complete antagonism towards a system that has oppressed Black and Brown communities for so long. Antagonism not tempered by liberal notions of “peace” or “civility”. But also horror at the images of the police shooting medics with “less lethal weapons” at close range, or shoving an old man  backwards and walking by him without notice as he convulses on the ground. I watched. I beared witness. I allowed myself to feel the seething anger.

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Black and racialized anarchists on the May 31st demonstration for victims of police racism in Tio’tia:ke / #Montreal; 9 recommendations for moving forward

Nine recommendations to move forward after the clashes in Montreal on May 31, 2020.

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Piles of Bricks and Other Things That Are Beside the Point: 11 Arguments Against Protest Conspiracies

Hamilton. Ontario. We’ve seen a lot of people on social media spreading rumours and sharing conspiracy theories about the uprising currently going on South of the border. These might be rumours about potential white supremacist attacks and interventions or conspiracies about police agents being responsible for violence carried out by protestors. This kind of online behaviour is harmful and undermines the movements you’re probably trying to support, and we thought we’d take a minute to break down why we should collectively push back against this trend.

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