nosho18

nosho18 wrote

Always worth talking about how to find each other around shared liberatory politics and moving towards collective action. There have been a few projects like this over the years that might be worth thinking about.

Common Cause at one point had chapters in 7 Ontario cities. It dissolved in 2016. http://linchpin.ca/struggle-changes-everything-a-statement-on-the-dissolution-of-common-cause/

A bunch of the people involved in CC went on to do neighbourhood organizing. Herongate tenants, Parkdale Organize, Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network...

Prairie Struggle was a similar group that wrapped up in 2015: https://libcom.org/library/prairie-struggle-dead-struggle-continues

In some areas, people were involved in NEFAC before that: https://libcom.org/tags/nefac

As well, during the mobilization against the Harris government in the 90s, Coalition Against Poverty chapters popped up all over with heavy anarchist participation. Only the Toronto chapter is still meainingfully active, as far as I know: https://ocap.ca/our-work-2/

There was also a Quebec chapter of the Union Communiste Libertaire: https://www.unioncommunistelibertaire.org/Quebec-Naissance-de-l-Union-communiste-libertaire

Don't worry about folks being sectarian. Yes, there are all kinds of anarchists, but the meaningful differences are better revealed through action than through ideology. There have also at different times been more (or less) organized networks of insurrectionary anarchists across Canada too.

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nosho18 OP wrote

UdaTvoj said it, coinsh.red throws up an internal server error. I'm looking specifically for a workaround for a problem with Tor Browser for Android that can't use certain kinds of file upload front-ends (like on coinsh.red, but also on North Shore Counter-Info's submissions page). Having somewhere files could be held for even 24h until we can retrieve them.

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nosho18 wrote

Reply to comment by mofongo in by !deleted8217

Thanks for flagging that, but I've tested it on a couple of devices and it doesn't require a password for me. Can you give me more details about what you're seeing?

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nosho18 wrote

Hey :-) So this raddle account is tied to North Shore Counter-Info (north-shore.info), an anarchist counter-info site for Southern Ontario. It's a good place to look to see what's happening in the anarchist space. We will help publicize initiatives you take on an anarchist basis.

There's nothing stable up in Vaughan/Markham/Richmond Hill area that I'm aware of. Your best bet is the York University area. There are lots of interesting people involved in Jane and Finch Action Against Poverty, for instance, and you could reach out to the PIRG on campus: https://www.opirgyork.ca though that will get you broad left at best.

In terms of other areas, there is an IWW chapter in Barrie, if that's easier than downtown Toronto.

Hamilton is a lot more than a reading group. There is the region's only anarchist social centre there, The Tower, so a lot of anarchists from different towns pass through and they would likely also help you with anything you wanted to start.

Toronto is tricky, but the Toronto Anarchist Reading Group has been meeting once a week for years and Rising Tide Toronto is a great group of people.

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nosho18 OP wrote

Last year, when the RCMP (canadian federal police, "gendarmes") began their raid on smaller barricades and camps, some of the Wet'suwet'en chiefs close to the Unistoten camp asked people on the ground to open the gate over the bridge to Unistoten to avoid further violence (and for other reasons). This gate had been their most visible and symbolic line throughout the struggle, and there has been quite a bit of discussion among people in solidarity since about how to engage with that choice.

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nosho18 wrote

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"Take up arms, but do everything in your power to make their use unnecessary. Against the army, the only victory is political."

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