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From Embers: Guillotines, Vengeance and Revolutionary Optimism

This year on May Day in Toronto, anarchists and radicals brought a replica guillotine to a rally at Queen’s Park, leading to outrage in the mainstream media and government calls for a police investigation.

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Announcing the 2019 #Toronto Anarchist Bookfair!

We are excited to announce the return of the Toronto Anarchist Bookfair! The 2019 Bookfair will take place September 28 at the Centre for Social Innovation – Annex, on the traditional territories of the Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples.

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Reflections on #Toronto #MayDay 2019

May Day in Toronto this year was marked by a couple of rallies, plenty of rain, and one bloody guillotine. It was my first May Day in Toronto, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but was excited for the opportunity to be explicitly and confrontationally anti-capitalist in the streets. May Day to me is about celebrating labour victories of years past and fighting for a world free from all forms of oppression. I’d heard that the main feature of Toronto May Day is the evening march, organized by a coalition of organizations, and that most people came with their union or political group.

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#Toronto: #NoPegida after-action report

Toronto, Canadian territory: On Saturday May 4th, 2019, PEGIDA Canada (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) – the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration, white nationalists, along with their collaborators – assembled for a rally and a march outside Staples’s University and Armoury location just steps away from City Hall with alarming numbers yet again. The fact they did this on Star Wars day out of all days is unforgivable.

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#Toronto, #Parkdale: 1340 King Tenants Organize Against Eviction

Toronto: Today (January 12, 2019) tenants at 1340 King along with members of Parkdale Organize delivered a letter to landlord Evan Johnsen at his Parkdale home. Johnsen is trying to evict 1340 King tenant Stanislav, a masonry worker who has lived in the building for twenty years.

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#Toronto: Far Right tried to hijack #YellowVests movement – Counter protests in Yellow

Ants showed up yesterday (December 15) to provide some sabotage to an alleged ‘yellow vest’ rally at Nathan Philips square. We dropped a banner over the proto-fascist trash that read “IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES WELCOME, RACISTS NOT”.


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Aleksandar Hemon: Fascism is not an idea to be debated, it’s a set of actions to fight

Last night many people protested against former Trump administration chief strategist  and Bolsonaro adviser Steve Bannon and former Bush speechwriter David Frum who were invited to the Munk Debates at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. We republish a piece of Aleksandar Hemon on the problem of civility. Hemon was a published writer in former Yugoslavia by the time he was 26. Since 1992 he lives in the United States, where he found himself as a tourist and became stranded at the outbreak of the war in Bosnia. In his piece below Hemon says: “The idea that we’re all in this together and that we must keep talking is dangerous, just as my commitment to friendship was, because we might find ourselves wasting time and anger on a fundamentally unbalanced dialogue, where one side is armed with ideas, and the other is armed with weapons.” We added some tweets of last nights protests against Bannon in Toronto to Hemon’s piece.

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#Bolsonaro adviser Steve #Bannon comes to #Toronto: #Elenao #Antifa protests announced

Steve Bannon is a former campaign and political advisor to current US President Donald Trump and co-founder of the alt-right media platform Breitbart News. He was also involved in Bolsonaro’s election campaign in Brazil. On November 2 Bannon will visit Toronto. Toronto Against Fascismis calling for counter protests.

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All Out Against Fascism: #Toronto anti-PEGIDA rally

Call by Toronto Against Fascism (TAF) for counter protests against PEGIDA demo on November 10, 2018.

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#Toronto #Antifa: No Platform for Fascists! Protest Steve #Bannon and David Frum

Call for counter protests against Steve Bannon and David Frum by Toronto Against Fascism.

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