Toronto. Canadian territory. In response to the worldwide “Nobody Pays” call to action on November 29 for fare evasions, a small but spirited crew did just that after the climate march in downtown so-called Toronto. We joined the march as a Free Transit Now bloc, and passed out leaflets [offsite link, full text below] with some ideas about why transit is a climate, race, and class issue, why it should be free, and why fare enforcement is bad and fare evasion is cool, especially in the context of international solidarity.Continue reading #Toronto: November 29 Nobody Pays fare evasion report
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.Continue reading From Embers: Guillotines, Vengeance and Revolutionary Optimism
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.Continue reading Announcing the 2019 #Toronto Anarchist Bookfair!
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.Continue reading Reflections on #Toronto #MayDay 2019
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.Continue reading #Toronto: #NoPegida after-action report
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.Continue reading #Toronto, #Parkdale: 1340 King Tenants Organize Against Eviction
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”.
Continue reading #Toronto: Far Right tried to hijack #YellowVests movement – Counter protests in Yellow
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.
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.
Call by Toronto Against Fascism (TAF) for counter protests against PEGIDA demo on November 10, 2018.