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We won’t stop: #Toronto solidarity rail action

Toronto. Ontario. Moved by the momentum of rail blockades and actions across the country, we set out last night to stop some trains. Toronto has seen a couple of well-attended and inspiring one-day blockades over the past week. Sustaining the numbers and energy for these kinds of blockades can be hard, and we want to experiment with ways to keep pressure on the rail system without expending that energy constantly. Luckily, there are many ways to disrupt the rails – see previous callouts!

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Reconciliation is Dead – A Call For #Revolt After the Raid

So-called Canada. This text speaks of a change in strategy in this moment of resistance, calling to widen the scope of revolt. While the main audience is other native people, the author urges settlers to read it and take away the main lessons as well. It is available here as a print-ready PDF. Print and distribute widely. Get this in the hands of as many native folks as possible.

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#Hamilton, #Ontario: Native Women Block the Highway 403! Reportback and Video

On Thursday morning, I got up to the news that the RCMP had begun to move in on the Morice Service Rd heading eventually to Gitdum’ten and Unist’ot’en camps. There were pictures that showed them in full tactical gear, with semi-automatic rifles and attack dogs. This wasn’t a surprise to me, but I was very angry. How many more years will native people have to live at the barrel of a gun? How many more years will Canada force us off our lands because they need to build a pipeline or a railroad? I watched a video put out by Sleydo that called for Indigenous people to rise up and I knew I had to meet the call. It is clear to me that reconciliation is a total lie. I think that this is making it clear to everyone.

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#ShutDownCanada: Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Actions Continue Into Weekend

Canada. Following RCMP raids on Wet’suwet’en Territory this week, indigenous people, land defenders and accomplices have been taking up the call to Shut Down Canada with ongoing actions across the country targeting urban centres, highways, ports and railways. Here is an update on some actions across southern Ontario thus far and some notes on what’s to come. Something incomplete or missing? Send Northshore Info a reportback!

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#Hamilton, #Ontario: Report from Rail Blockade

Hamilton, Ontario. On February 2, 2020 – before the RCMP began raiding Wet’suwet’en Territories once more – folks gathered in JC Beemer Park in Hamilton, ON for a “festive disruption” that promised both fun and effective action in support of the people risking their lives out west.

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Critical Reflections on Solidarity and Recent Rail Disruptions

Canadian territory. Over the past weeks since the call-out for railway disruptions appeared, there have been a half dozen actions targeting train lines in Ontario. These have been diverse, with most involving the use of copper wire to trip the sensor system. One such communique described the added impact of doing multiple, coordinated actions of this kind; another emphasized that this action can safely and easily be done alone; and another reflective one talked through some of the difficulties of preparing and making sure it’s effective, showing the potential for the action to be taken up widely. There was also a surprise demo that blocked the rails, and an incendiary attack on the power supply of a signal station.

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#Hamilton, Canadian territory: For the eleventh year, New Year’s Noise Demo at the Barton Jail

Hamilton, Canadian territory. For the 11th year in a row, anarchists and other rebels gathered on New Year’s eve to march on the Barton Jail. This is an international tradition, rooted in showing our disgust for prisons and their world and our solidarity with all prisoners, and especially to remember anarchists facing repression.

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Dream Big: a call to action for the Wet’suwet’en

Anonymous submission to North Shore Counter-Info. This is the second in a two part series reacting to changes in the CGL project through Wetsuweten territory. The first part is here.

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So-called #Canada: Nothing (much) Changes: an analysis of changes in ownership of the Coastal Gas Link pipeline

Anonymous submission to North Shore Counter-Info. This is the first in a two part series on changes to the CGL project through Wetsuweten territory. The second part is here.

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#Signal fails: There is no substitute for real-world face-to-face relationships

Signal is an encrypted messaging service that has been around in different forms for about 10 years. Since then, I have seen the software widely adopted by anarchist networks across Canada and the United States.

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