Hamilton. ON. As the pandemic surges and lock-down measures loom large, we wanted to offer an update about the situation in Barton jail. Our phone line has slowed down in recent months, but we’re still in regular contact with a few prisoners on different floors of the jail.Continue reading #Hamilton, #Ontario: November Update from the #Barton Jail
Toronto. Ontario. For months, organizers in Toronto have been sounding the alarm over a looming wave of evictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Politicians at all layers of government have feigned sympathy, but have ultimately moved to secure the interests of the nation’s lucrative real estate sector.Continue reading #Toronto, #Ontario: Defend the East York 50
The Indigenous people of the land have been under attack ever since the first invaders came to our shores. We have been defending our lands and protecting our waters for generations.Continue reading So-called #Canada: #LANDBACK Coast to Coast Call to Action: November 23rd – 29th
Montreal. QC. Thousands of Montrealers have no regular immigration status. Officially, they don’t exist. In reality, they are our neighbours, friends, family, people we encounter in the streets; the guy cleaning the office at night, the teenager who put the carrots into the bag you get at the grocery store and her mom who cleans your hotel room, the older man with a cane collecting cans.Continue reading #Montreal: Our undocumented neighbours need our support – right now!
Hamilton. ON. Early in the morning on November 9th, a few of us tread into the night to pay visit to Sir John A Macdonald in Gore park downtown Hamilton. With a loaded fire extinguisher, we painted him red, symbolizing his blood-soaked legacy. We did this in solidarity with the land defenders out 1492 Landback Lane, our neighbors from Six Nations, who are facing intense police violence in their attempt to save their land from another cheap and hollow suburban development.Continue reading #Hamilton, #Ontario: John A MacDonald Statue Painted Red
This essay was written on the unceded traditional territories of the WSANEC Nation, specifically the Tsawout and Tseycum peoples. The thoughts herein have been developed through spending time on many nations’ territories, including the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht, T’souk, Songhees, Esquimalt, Cowichan, Tseshaht, Sinixt and many more. This essay is meant to be distributed far and wide and will hopefully pass through all of these territories and more, as it seeks to build relationships and understanding between settlers, Indigenous people, and the Land. I thank these nations for allowing me to learn from the Land, and all of the connections therein. I thank them for preserving these beautiful places for thousands of years. I thank them for never ceding their responsibilities to the Land and for the example they set for settlers to live up to. The debt will always be mine.
This essay is by no means a complete strategy guide to decolonization, and in fact leaves out many fundamental tenets, such as the liberation of women, prison and police abolition, questions of power dynamics and hierarchy, and many more. Rather than being a comprehensive manual for decolonization, it is meant as an attempt to begin reconciling Western revolutionary traditions with Indigenous worldviews, and to frame decolonization as not only the foundation, but also as the method and end goal of the environmental, feminist, anti-capitalist, and anti-racist struggle across Turtle Island.Continue reading Decolonizing British Columbia – The Importance of Settler Relationalities
Haldimand. Ontario. Under capitalism, it is money that often makes the election.Continue reading You Blew it, Hewitt: Details of #Haldimand Mayor’s Financial Ties to Developers
So-called Canada. The era of Justin Trudeau’s state-led reconciliation is desperately trying to keep itself alive. As it crumbles, something raw and real is laid bare (again): how desperate many white settlers are to get on the right side of history by telling and collecting stories about how different things are “now” from “back then”. One of these stories has always been about a romanticized, state-led version of reconciliation.Continue reading Old Myths, New Peoples: The “Eastern #Métis” and Indigenous Erasure – A Zine from Sabordage Distro
Barrie. Ontario. In response to the increasingly violent attacks against the Mi’kmaq by settler fishermen, dozens of people in “Barrie” converged at Meridian Place, downtown, on Saturday October 24th to stand in Solidarity.Continue reading #Barrie, #Ontario: Mi’kmaq Solidarity Rally
So-called Canada. SIX NATIONS – OPP officers instigated a major clash at the corner of Hwy 6 and 6th line near Caledonia while land defenders were in Cayuga court today (October 22, 2020). At around 4pm, OPP cruisers pulled up to 6×6 saying according to one witness that “We’re here to assist in making arrests.” The officers were told to leave and were informed that their presence would only escalate an already tense situation.Continue reading So-called #Canada: Taunting OPP Officers fire rubber bullets, tasers and brandish assault weapons at 6×6 camp; Hwy 6 shut down as hundreds gather at Kanonhstaton