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Getting It Together

From Embers

Release Date: 11/15/2018

VABF Day 1: N.O. Bonzo on Anarchy, Art, and Mutual Aid show art VABF Day 1: N.O. Bonzo on Anarchy, Art, and Mutual Aid

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Welcome to the Victoria Anarchist Bookfair! N.O. Bonzo is an anarchist street artist and illustrator whose work is much admired in the activist community. In this interview, Bonzo discusses their beautifully illustrated edition of Peter Kropotkin’s most famous book, Mutual Aid, and the politics of anarchy and art. Check out Bonzo's edition of Mutual Aid:  

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Terrain Vague show art Terrain Vague

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The Terrain Vague, which loosely translates into English as the "wasteland,"  is a large de-industrialized and partially wooded area on the outskirts of Hochelega, a neighbourhood in Montreal’s east end, and close to the Port of Montreal. That space is under threat from several major development projects, and those who care about the Terrain Vague have been getting organized in the past years, connecting the developments to broader colonial-capitalist strategies at play by the Quebec government, making links with neighbourhood groups, and taking direct action to physically defend the...

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Mike Gouldhawke on Truth, Reconciliation, The State and #LandBack show art Mike Gouldhawke on Truth, Reconciliation, The State and #LandBack

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An interview with Mike Gouldhawke about Truth and Reconciliation Day, the Canadian state,  and #LandBack.  Find more of Mike's work here: Also check out his new chapter "By All Means, Anti-Politics" in the new Little Black Cart anthology " Music in this episode by .    

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The state, the virus, the far right: how can anti-authoritarians intervene? show art The state, the virus, the far right: how can anti-authoritarians intervene?

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Writer, researcher and teacher Dr. Alex Khasnabish talks about a recent workshop he gave at the Halifax Anarchist Bookfair called “You Can’t Police Yourself Out of a Pandemic: Anti-Authoritarian Strategies in an Age of Crisis.”

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Settlers on the Red Road show art Settlers on the Red Road

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Interview with about her essay released in spring 2021  which addresses the problem of race-shifting in anarchist and anarchist-adjacent spaces.  Music from .

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Coming Together Amid The Pandemic show art Coming Together Amid The Pandemic

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This episode features an interview with two members of the Halifax Anarchist Bookfair collective. We talked about how and why to organize an anarchist gathering during the pandemic, anarchy in Halifax, and why we need anarchist bookfairs in 2021. Music by Slow Man Tofu (Kingston) and Desperate Times (Halifax).

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Climate Crisis, Activism, and the Future Of The Planet show art Climate Crisis, Activism, and the Future Of The Planet

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For this episode I sat down (in person!) with author, farmer and organizer . We talked about the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, what climate scientists are now saying about the future of the planet, whether it's still worth trying to stop climate change, and whether and how to maintain hope in the face of increasingly apocalyptic news. To learn about Aric's most recent book, Full Spectrum Resistance, check out the full episode we did with Aric two years ago when the book came out. To find the book and more from Aric, check out . You can also find his recent handbook...

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A Year At 1492 Land Back Lane show art A Year At 1492 Land Back Lane

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This episode features an interview with Skyler Williams of 1492 Land Back Lane, a land reclamation on the edge of the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve near Caledonia, Ontario. This week marks the one year anniversary of the camp which was reclaimed last July in response to plans to develop a subdivision on Six Nations Territory. Skyler speaks about a year spent at the camp, the recent announcement that the McKenzie Meadows subdivision has been cancelled by the developer because of Six Nations resistance, and what’s next for folks at Land Back Lane.   Music in this show is all from...

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Fairy Creek show art Fairy Creek

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A discussion with an anarchist participant in the on so-called Vancouver Island.  Further reading:

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Re-Launch Announcement show art Re-Launch Announcement

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After nearly a year on hiatus, we're excited to finally be re-launching From Embers. In this mini-episode we briefly explain our absence, reflect on why the show still feels important to us, and tease two upcoming episodes.

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An interview with the Punch Up Collective, a small collective of anarchist organizers based in Ottawa, Ontario.  We talk about living in the capital of Canada, forming collectives, formality and process, and strategies for sustaining movements in the long term.  We also discuss their recent workshop about organizing collectives.

 

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Full curriculum for the collectives workshop(the link will download a pdf)

A Briarpatch article about the collective

Radical events in Ottawa