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From Embers is a show about anarchist and anti-authoritarian politics in so-called Canada. We are part of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network.

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From Embers is a show about anarchist and anti-authoritarian politics in so-called Canada. We are part of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network.

    Ben Morea

    Ben Morea

    An interview with Ben Morea, recorded after an art show and talk he gave in Kingston, Ontario entitled "Revolutionary Animism – The Unified Field: Art, Politics and Spirituality."
    Ben Morea is best known as a key figure in the Black Mask group, The Family (popularly known as Up Against The Wall Motherf**ker), and the Armed Love commune movement.
    In this interview Ben recounts stories from his life, reflects on some of the challenges facing anarchists and revolutionaries of yesterday and today, and shares some thoughts on animism, indigenous ways of life, conflict, art, and more.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Event Audio: The No State Solution

    Event Audio: The No State Solution

    The No State Solution: A Dialogue with Palestinian sociologist Mohammed Bamyeh and Israeli political scientist Uri Gordon

    How can anarchist perspectives contribute to Palestinian liberation?

    Professor Mohammed Bamyeh, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, is author of Anarchy as Order: The History and Future of Civic Humanity (2009)

    Dr. Uri Gordon, author of Anarchy Alive!: Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory (2007), is an Independent scholar now based in the UK.

    This event took place on the unceded Territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt in Victoria, BC Canada, and in the U.K. via Zoom on January 28, 2024. Sponsored by Camas Books & Infoshop, Anarchist Archive at UVic, Sunset Labs, Anarchist Network of Vancouver Island (ANVI)

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Unionizing Prison Labour

    Unionizing Prison Labour

    An interview with Jordan House and Asaf Rashid, authors of the book Solidarity Beyond Bars: Unionizing Prison Labour. 
    We discuss the background of the book, some historical and legal precedents, the pros and cons of right-based approaches, the core strategic arguments for a prisoners union, and an exciting new initiative by prisoners in Laval, QC to form a union.
    If you're around Montreal, check out their upcoming book launch at Concordia University on Friday, November 24th.
    With music from David Parker & Stefan Christoff.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    AudioZine: Under New Management

    AudioZine: Under New Management

    On this special edition of From Embers, we’re sharing a reading of Under New Management: Resistance to Prisons in Ontario & Quebec. Originally published in 2018 on It's Going Down under the title Our Neighbors to the North, this article discusses the establishment of the Canadian prison system and highlights some examples of prisoner resistance in Ontario and Quebec over the decades, with an emphasis on the widespread unrest throughout the 1970s.
    This AudioZine was first broadcast by CFRC Prison Radio in Kingston and has been edited and republished with permission. 
    With music from Young Spirit, Christian Collins, Beatrice Deer and Cee Reality.

    • 50 min
    Dispatches from the Fediverse

    Dispatches from the Fediverse

    Our fediverse correspondent Lenny returns to discuss the FBI seizure of the servers of Kolektiva.social, the largest anarchist instance on Mastodon. We also talk about the continuing discrediting of big tech companies such as Twitter, Meta and Reddit, and what that might mean for people working to build an open-source, decentralized alternative to corporate social media platforms.
    LINKS
    Kolektiva.social Security Alert (Statement on seizure)
    From Embers - Social Networks, Online Life and The Fediverse
    From Embers - New Communication Infrastructure For Anarchists
    F-91W Distro - Mastodon OPSEC guide
    F-91W Distro - An anarchist introduction to federated social media
    CrimethInc - Doxxing Prevention and Aftercare Guide
    Anti-Hate.ca Story on Poast Leak
    Reddit alternatives Lemmy & Kbin
    With music from Deep Sixed

    • 39 min
    Drag Defence in Quebec

    Drag Defence in Quebec

    Talking with Louve Rose from P!nk Bloc Montreal about Quebec’s transphobic far right, drag defence, and building a revolutionary anti-capitalist queer organization for both community self-defence and to intervene against gay assimilationism.
    Links
    P!nk Bloc MTL – Instagram, Facebook, Linktree
    August 12 Rad Pride (Facebook Event)
    Montreal Antifasciste
    MAF reportback from April 12 drag defence
    From Embers - Anti-Fascism in Quebec
    Revolutionary Trans Politics and the Three Way Fight
    Submedia: Pride and Prejudice
    Music
    The Muslims - Fuck the Cistem
     

    • 42 min

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