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Getting It Together

From Embers

Release Date: 11/15/2018

Wet'suwet'en Land Defense and #ShutDownCanada show art Wet'suwet'en Land Defense and #ShutDownCanada

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An interview with Dtsa'hyl, a hereditary chief of the Wet'suwet'en Nation. The Wet'suwet'en people have defended their land against pipelines for more than a decade. After an RCMP raid on their territory on February 6th, a national movement was sparked to shut down Canada and protest against the infringement of Indigenous sovereignty.

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Foire D'Hiver/Winter Fair show art Foire D'Hiver/Winter Fair

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Conversation with an organizer of this year's Winter Fair in Montreal. This year's event is focused on the many ways to mitigate the harms that often accompany conflict - both from the state and from within our interpersonal relationships. Check it out if you're in the area: Saturday February 8, 1611 avenue d'Orléans, 11h - 20h. Free dinner (6 pm) and childcare available.

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30 Years of OCAP show art 30 Years of OCAP

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An interview with , a founder and long-time organizer with the in Toronto. OCAP has played a key role in the anti-poverty movement in Ontario over the past three decades, deploying a creative variety of militant and confrontational tactics in the interests of meeting the immediate needs of poor and working class people. Last year John as a paid organizer of OCAP, although he remains an active member. We spoke about the history and philosophy of the organization and what he believes is in store in the future for social movements in Ontario. We referenced the book . Music by with words from...

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Conspiracy and Anti-Repression Organizing show art Conspiracy and Anti-Repression Organizing

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Conversation with an anarchist and anti-repression organizer about how conspiracy charges have been used against anarchists in Canada and the United States, some challenges and lessons learned from supporting J20 defendants and others, the Tilted Scales Collective's upcoming book project, Representing Radicals: A Guide for Lawyers, and more.

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"Thinking Outside the Boss" with Matt Hern

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Matt Hern is a long-time writer and community organizer in Vancouver. We discuss the projects and ideas he’s engaged with over the past several decades, including his upbringing and politicization, having kids and establishing alternative schools, a critical perspective on , community organizing and gentrification, and shifting focus to Surrey where he works with racialized youth to establish workers co-operatives. Links: / Music by

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Nothing's Ever Perfect/How We Live Together show art Nothing's Ever Perfect/How We Live Together

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A conversation with Stu, a founding member of Dragonfly Farm. Dragonfly is a rural communal land project near Bancroft, Ontario that was founded in 1978. We talk about how he and his friends got the land, how they've endured and navigated conflict over the years, and advice he has for folks wanting to live rurally and/or communally today.

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Climate Mobilizations in Vancouver show art Climate Mobilizations in Vancouver

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An interview with two anarchists from Vancouver about their efforts to intervene in the climate strike and extinction rebellion actions in that city. We talk about the context in Vancouver, their critique of Extinction Rebellion, black blocs, critical solidarity, and moving beyond hope and hopelessness. For the privacy of our guests, this interview was re-voiced by volunteers. Links: (Kitchener, Ontario) (Montreal) (It's Going Down) -with music from the and

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Gay 4 A World Without Police show art Gay 4 A World Without Police

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A conversation with Jonathan Vallely and Eric Levitt of Gay 4 Pay Press, a zine disto largely focused on radical politics and gay/queer men based out of Toronto and Ottawa. We talk about cruising, a world without police, community conversations around consent and accountability, crystal meth, and, of course, zines.

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Playful Rebellion: When and how is humour a useful tactic? show art Playful Rebellion: When and how is humour a useful tactic?

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This week's episode features an interview with Kate Klein of the We talk a bit about the group's work opposing the mining industry and supporting mining-affected communities outside of Canada in their struggles against Canadian mining corporations.  Mostly, we discuss the group's use of drama and comedy in their campaigns, and discuss a recent workshop that Kate and another member gave on "humour as an activist tactic."  

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Mauna Kea and the Hawaiian Movement show art Mauna Kea and the Hawaiian Movement

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Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world measured from its oceanic base and one of the most sacred sites for spiritual Hawaiians. A consortium of government and university scientists from Canada, the United States, Japan, China and India have been trying to build the on its summit for nearly a decade, coming up against from native Hawaiians every step of the way. Things heated up again this summer as TMT planned to start construction for the second time. In response, land protectors established a on the mountain. After two and a half months and dozens of arrests, the camp is still...

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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