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Apr 2, 19

From Embers: New Content in March 2019

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.

Links: Stop The Prison / Ni Frontières, Ni Prisons (FB) / Solidarity Across Borders

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.

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From Embers

From Embers is a regular show about anarchist and anti-authoritarian politics in so-called Canada.

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