In the Streets: Free the Hamilton Pride Defenders!

For the first instalment of our new In the Streets segment, we spoke with an anonymous queer anarchist who’s affiliated with The Tower, an anarchist social space in so-called Hamilton, Ontario. Queer and trans folks in Hamilton have been experiencing heightened police repression following this year’s Pride events, and called a multi-city Day of Action in response.

Show Notes:

Twitter thread with updates

Donate (via the Tower)

Photo of the banner covering homophobic signs at Hamilton Pride

Speech during the Hamilton Rally on the Day of Action

Morning action at Hamilton Mayor’s House

Free Cedar Poster 1

Free Cedar Poster 2

North-Shore.info

The Tower’s Facebook Page

From Embers – The Locke Street Affair (Part 1)

From Embers – The Locke Street Affair (Part 2)

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43 David Gilbert

 

We went on a trip to Buffalo, NY last month to speak with anti-imperialist political prisoner David Gilbert. We talked about his Jewish upbringing, what he learned from the Weather Underground, and how his thinking has changed over time. We highly recommend the show notes for this one!

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41 Immigration, Exclusion, and False Apologies

On this episode, we focused on the anti-Jewish immigration laws passed during the 1920s and 1930s & how they relate to the present.

We spoke with Syed Hussan (a migrant justice organizer in Toronto) about the Canadian government’s upcoming apology for turning away Jews fleeing the Nazis, and how this fits into Canada’s immigration history. We also spoke with Libby Garland (author of ‘After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965’) about how the history of unauthorized Jewish migration can help us better understand the current moment.

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40 Resisting Colonialism in Palestine

On this episode, we spoke with Aya Alghazzawi – a Palestinian student and activist in Gaza, as well as Ali Abunimah – co-founder and Director of the Electronic Intifada. We talked about life in Gaza, the Great March of Return, and how to understand the current wave of Israeli repression.

Show Notes:

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