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Toronto: Hate and genocide apologism have no place on campus – an account of the Dec 18th anti-fascist rally at University X

Toronto. On December 18th, a coalition of anti-fascists/anti-racists consisting of leftist organizations, labour unions, and concerned community members, gathered at University X (the school originally named after the genocidal, Egerton Ryerson who played a crucial role in the Canadian Residential School system). This demonstration was originally intended to be a counter to a rally being held by the so-called “Ryerson Conservatives,” and was to feature notorious politician, and piece of shit, Maxime Bernier, as well as other far-right politicians/genocide apologists and anti-vaxx spokespersons. However, shortly after a number of groups and organizations stated their intentions to counter the rally, the event was cancelled. (-Their ‘official’ reason for the cancellation seems to keep changing…-) Despite the event’s cancellation, there were still concerns that some of the far-right would attempt to occupy the space at University X anyway. In response, the coalition of various orgs and individuals went ahead with the counter-demonstration.

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Statement from Toronto Defendants on the ongoing #ShutDownCanada Repression

Toronto. ON. Statement by a dozen former blockade defendants on the ongoing repression against the #ShutDownCanada campaign.

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Toronto: Organized Tenants Stop Eviction

Toronto. Ontario. Today (January 9, 2021) organized tenants successfully stopped an eviction from being carried out in Little Portugal. Timbercreek/Hazelview took ownership of the building less than two months ago and while this eviction was started before they bought the building, they now have a clear decision to make: will they try to drag a single mom and her children out into the cold during a pandemic? Tenants in the building, the neighbourhood and neighbourhoods throughout the city made their position clear today: this family’s life is worth more than Timbercreek/Hazelview’s investments.

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#Toronto, #Ontario: Defend the East York 50

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.

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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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Kill the Mass Eviction Bill: Ford Escalates Threat of Mass Evictions in #Ontario

On July 2, the Ontario government voted to amend Bill 184, the Eviction Bill, in a step towards ensuring mass evictions for Ontario tenants who have been unable to pay rent in full during the COVID-19 crisis. All tenants who have been unable to pay full rent, whether they have signed repayment plans or not, will be affected by this predatory bill. Now heading into its third reading, the amended Bill could be passed into law as early as next week.

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Justice for Regis: Some critical reflections on the May 30 demo in #Toronto, #ON

Toronto. Ontario. On May 30, a few days after Regis Korchinski-Paquet was killed by Toronto police, a demo brought thousands of people together in Christie Pitts to challenge police violence and anti-black racism. Over the same period in the US, combative demos occurred every night in many cities in response to a police killing in Minneapolis, pushing back the police and burning their stuff, as well as attacking businesses, part of the capitalist system that has brutalized and exploited black people since its beginnings.

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#MayDay noise demo at #Toronto South Detention Centre

Toronto. ON. For May Day this year, despite the current limitations on some of our traditional activities, we wanted to safely take to the streets. It was a perfect opportunity to do a demonstration we’d been thinking about at Toronto South Detention Centre. Toronto South, nicknamed “Guantanamo South”, is a horrific place, and an especially dangerous place to be during a pandemic.

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