Aug 16, 2018
85 years ago this week, in the midst of another long hot summer, a series of anti-semitic and xenophobic provocations in Toronto escalated into a full blown riot at Christie Pits.
Tonight we bring you two interviews to mark the 85th anniversary of the Christie Pits Riot in Toronto. The first is with Cyril Levitt, co-author of the book The Riot at Christie Pits. The 2nd edition is being released this week through New Jewish Press with a new foreword and postscript.
The second interview is with Isaac, a member of the Toronto General Defense Committee, a local of the Industrial Workers of the World. Isaac is organizing a Commemorative BBQ at Christie Pits this Sunday, August 19th in the spirit of anti-fascism.
From Embers is also proud to announce that we are now a part of the Channel Zero Anarchist Podcast Network, which links anarchist podcast projects across the world. In the coming weeks we will be fully integrating into the network, while still broadcasting every Wednesday night at 8pm on CFRC 101.9FM in Kingston.
With music by Geoff Berner, Leonard Cohen, and Lloyd McNeill.