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Wet’suwet’en Solidarity March in Kingston, ON

Kingston. Ontario. In response to the call for a week of solidarity actions to defend Wedzin Kwa, about 75 people gathered in Kingston, Ontario on Thursday October 13 for a Wet’suwet’en solidarity rally and march with banners, music and chants. 

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Kingston: Defend Wedzin Kwa – Banner Drop [Ontario]

Kingston. Ontario. On the morning of October 6th we dropped a banner beside the 401, partially covering up a sign celebrating the colonial legacy of John A Macdonald and the city of Kingston.

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Nothing but dead ends: How the complaints process protects the Ottawa police

Ottawa. ON. Police misconduct and violence are increasingly dominating news headlines. With calls to disarm, defund, and abolish police forces, we’re also seeing inspiring efforts to fundamentally transform how people respond to harm and keep each other safe. For now, however, if you’ve been mistreated by the police in Ottawa, your main recourse is to file a complaint through established complaints procedures. These complaints are one of the few ways we can gain information about the problematic behaviour of cops and how the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) responds to such behaviour.

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From Embers: New Episodes in August 2021

From Embers is a regular anarchist podcast produced in Kingston, Ontario. We publish a few episodes each month about actions and projects going on in so-called Canada that inspire us, or about topics that we think will be relevant to anarchists living north of the border. We are part of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network.

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From Embers: Climate Crisis, Activism, and the Future Of The Planet

For this episode From Embers sat down (in person!) with author, farmer and organizer Aric McBay. We talked about the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, what climate scientists are now saying about the future of the planet, whether it’s still worth trying to stop climate change, and whether and how to maintain hope in the face of increasingly apocalyptic news.

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Harm Reduction Guided by the Goal of the Abolition of Prisons and Capitalism: An interview with former Direct Action member and ex-prisoner Ann Hansen

Canada. Ontario. Ann Hansen was imprisoned in 1983 for her involvement in the urban guerilla group Direct Action. She is the author of Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerilla and Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time for Society’s Crimes. She wrote the introduction for Margrit Schiller’s Remembering the Armed Struggle: My Time with the Red Army Faction. This interview was conducted in the summer of 2021.

Image above: The now closed P4W (Prison for Women) in Kingston, Ontario.

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From Embers: A Year At 1492 Land Back Lane

After a hiatus, the anarchist podcast From Embers has re-launched this month. From Embers is a regular show about anarchist and anti-authoritarian politics in so-called Canada based in Kingston, Ontario. 

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From Embers: Fairy Creek [Kingston, Ontario]

From Embers is a regular show about anarchist and anti-authoritarian politics in so-called Canada based in Kingston, Ontario. This episode: Fairy Creek.

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Oshawa, Ontario: Stop Gentrification In Our City

Oshawa. Ontario. April 22 the city of Oshawa bulldozed the community-led Memorial Garden, which stood in downtown Oshawa for nearly two years. Made by unsheltered community members, the memorial originally started to commemorate those lost to the opioid crisis and drug overdoses. It grew to be a community memorial for anyone lost to drug overdoses, suicide, untreated illness or other ails from poverty and capitalism.

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Oshawa, Ontario: CDN – Oshawa’s Wannabe Brownshirts

Oshawa. Ontario. In June 2020 the municipal government of Oshawa unanimously voted to hire a private security firm “CDN Protection”. All private security and police are a bad thing but CDN is especially reactionary. The company has ties to white supremacists such as Faith Goldy. They use dogs that are trained in the same manner as police dogs and are used to intimidate the homeless. There is also video evidence of CDN filming people in distress and mocking their mental health. CDN will intimidate clients trying to access harm reduction services in Oshawa. It has recently been brought to attention that they even steal possessions from people living on the streets. These wannabe cops are not welcome in our community, despite public outrage the government will not back down on their decision to hire the company.

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