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From Embers

Apr 18, 2019

Recording of a talk by Alexis Shotwell on veganism, relational ethics, and mutual aid. From the event description: Will eating plant-based foods save us from climate catastrophes? Should everyone eat vegan? How should people who care about the world understand “clean eating”? Is Jordan Peterson pursuing a...


Apr 11, 2019

Interview with Kevin Tucker about his latest book The Cull of Personality, which tells the story and surrounding context of the murder of Shipibo-Conibo healer and indigenous rights activist Olivia Arevalo at the hands of Canadian ayahuasca tourist Sebastian Woodroffe in the Peruvian Amazon. Woodroffe was subsequently...


Mar 28, 2019

Tonight on From Embers we’re talking about the unfolding crisis in Venezuela, and specifically the role of the Canadian state and the Lima Group. We open with a bit of a rant about how tricky anti-imperialist politics can be for anarchists to navigate - somewhat coincidentally, the topic of the week on Anarchist News...


Mar 14, 2019

This week's episode features two interviews with people involved in the struggle to stop a new migrant prison from being built in Laval, Quebec. Topics discussed include:

-the project and how the government is trying to frame it as a "nice" cage.

-senses of strategy and what might work to actually stop a project like...


Feb 28, 2019

This week's episode features two perspectives on the right-wing "Yellow Vests Canada" movement and how anti-fascists are taking them on.  Topics include:

What, if anything, do these people have to do with the yellow vest movement in France?

Are they workerists, xenophobes, populists, fascists or all of the above?

How...