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Getting It Together

From Embers

Release Date: 11/15/2018

New Communication Infrastructure For Anarchists show art New Communication Infrastructure For Anarchists

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Interview with the author of the , a zine discussing secure digital communication tools from an anarchist perspective. We discuss Signal and its critics, and some new tools being released that incorporate peer-to-peer communication, end-to-end encryption and the . Further reading: Signal PET apps

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Quebec Nationalism and Settler Futurity - Refusing Innocence show art Quebec Nationalism and Settler Futurity - Refusing Innocence

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A conversation with two anarchists following a workshop they gave at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair entitled 10 years since the strike: the place of nationalism within militant struggle. We discuss the history of Quebec nationalism and its influence in anarchist and radical milieus, responsibilities of settlers in anti-colonial struggle and in relating to land, possibilities and uncertain futures opened up by anarchism as a guiding practice, and more.   Further reading: Keshena Robinson - Québec Redux: Settler Coloniality and Reactionary "Decolonialism" Robin Maynard and Leanne...

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Escaping Tomorrow's Cages show art Escaping Tomorrow's Cages

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is a six-part essay being published throughout the month of May that lays out the coming wave of provincial jail expansions in Ontario and propose a strategy for how they might be opposed. We spoke with 3 anarchists involved with the project.

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Student Organizing with Divest McGill show art Student Organizing with Divest McGill

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In this episode I chat with two members of , a student-led organization at McGill University in so-called Montreal. They are fighting to force McGill to divest from the fossil fuel industry and transform the university into something liberatory and accountable to the people whose lives it affects. This spring, they led a more than two-week-long open, social occupation of a university building. All music in this episode is from the 2012 anti-folk opera "" about anarchist participation in the 2012 Quebec student strike. Check it out on Soundcloud here: Learn more about Divest McGill here: ...

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Solidarity with the people of Ukraine - Against the Russian State show art Solidarity with the people of Ukraine - Against the Russian State

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Conversation with the author of , available online at praleski.org. We discuss some of the political and historic context for Russia’s current invasion of Ukraine including Russian state mythology of anti-fascism, the importance of solidarity with people in Ukraine facing Russian imperial agression, and more.   Music in this episode is from a benefit compilation released by titled . Also check out from Anarchist Black Cross Musical Solidarity Group   Links:             (leftist journal from Ukraine)   Letters from Ukraine series published...

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Carla Bergman on School Resistance, Joyful Projects and Trusting Kids show art Carla Bergman on School Resistance, Joyful Projects and Trusting Kids

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carla bergman is an artist, writer, unschooler and fellow podcaster.  We discuss carla’s backstory, being radicalized by parenting, unschooling, the Purple Thistle, pandemic school closures, learning to trust kids, and striving to bring more joy into our projects and lives. Find carla on , and Music by Artwork from

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Northern Ontario's Ring of Fire show art Northern Ontario's Ring of Fire

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A conversation with two members of Friends of the Attawapiskat River (/) about the Ring of Fire mining project and what's at stake. Mining Injustice Solidarity Network: (/) Song excerpt from Sounding Rock drum group, Webequie First Nation  

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Patriots and Big Trucks show art Patriots and Big Trucks

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We spoke with a transportation worker about the so-called Freedom Convoy currently occupying capital cities and border crossings across Canada. Links:

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Social Networks, Online Life and The Fediverse show art Social Networks, Online Life and The Fediverse

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This week's discussion features an anarchist who is really into Mastodon. We talk about what's wrong with corporate social media platforms, what we like and don't like about spending time catching up online, and how Mastodon/the Fediverse feels different from hanging out on Instagram. We also get some tips for getting started on this alternative social media platform. Links: Forthcoming sub.media documentary about Facebook that our guest mentions in the interview:   Music in this episode is by Deep Sixed: https://deepsixed.bandcamp.com/

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A Stripper's Memoir show art A Stripper's Memoir

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This episode features an interview with about their recent memoir "This Is My Real Name: A Stripper's Memoir. We talk about stripping, sex work, anarchist community, sex, gender and much more.  Buy the book at .

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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