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1492 #Landback Lane Solidarity Demo in #Hamilton, #Ontario! – Reportback

So-called Canada. Last Sunday (on August 23rd), I showed up at a public demo in support of the 1492 Landback Lane reclamation site on Six Nations of the Grand River territory. I saw the event page on Facebook and was really glad for an opportunity to support the land defenders out there. It is absolutely disgusting that the OPP decided to raid the camp and kick Haudenosaunee people off of their own land, and to use such force to boot.

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Colonial statues defaced in downtown #Toronto, #Ontario

Toronto. ON. Last night, for the second time in a week, the statues of John A MacDonald and Eggerton Ryerson were doused with paint.

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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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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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