Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Canada, Interviews, Radio/Podcast
From Embers is a regular anarchist podcast produced in Kingston, Ontario. We produce 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 a proud member of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network.
This month we produced two original episodes:
March 14th: Stop the Prison, Open the Border
Two interviews with people involved in the struggle to stop a new migrant prison from being built in Laval, Quebec. Topics discussed include:
- the project and how the government is trying to frame it as a “nice” cage.
- senses of strategy and what might work to actually stop a project like this.
- actions that have taken place against the prison, how they’ve gone, and what actions might be on the horizon.
March 28th: Canada and the Crisis in Venezuela
The unfolding crisis in Venezuela, and specifically the role of the Canadian state and the Lima Group. We open with a bit of a rant about how tricky anti-imperialist politics can be for anarchists to navigate. Then we feature an interview with Lydia of the Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu, a grassroots organization based in Toronto with ties to the Mapuche struggle in Chile. I asked her about Canada’s role in the intervention and recent actions she’s taken to disrupt mainstream narratives about so-called democracy in Venezuela.