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From Embers

May 16, 2019

Today we bring you an episode of a brand-new podcast miniseries entitled "What Happened to Prisoner Justice Day?" about the history of prisons in canada focusing on differences in the prison system in the 1960s-1980s versus today. The podcast features interviews with former and current prisoners, as well as supporters...


Apr 25, 2019

The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair is the largest anarchist gathering in North America and 2019 is it's 20th year.  In this episode, I interviewed two members of this year's bookfair collective.  Topics include:

- what, if anything, does the bookfair have to do with books?

-is the bookfair for "us," for "recruitment," or...


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...