The IWW and Political Parties – Vincent St. John (1910)

“The only value that political activity has to the working class is from the standpoint of agitation and education. Its educational merit consists solely in proving to the workers its utter inefficacy to curb the power of the ruling class and therefore forcing the workers to rely on the organization of their class in the industries of the world.” Continue reading The IWW and Political Parties – Vincent St. John (1910)

“Chip away at it” – A year of COVID-era hunger strikes in Canadian prisons

“As supporters on the outside sprang into action, calling on the government to #FreeThemAll, prisoners faced up to the reality of 24-hour lockdowns, no more family visits, an already failing health-care system, and terrible food. The hunger strikes started not long after.” Continue reading “Chip away at it” – A year of COVID-era hunger strikes in Canadian prisons

Tecumseh’s speech to Governor Harrison at Vincennes, Indiana Territory (August 12, 1810)

“The way, and the only way, to check and to stop this evil, is for all the Redmen to unite in claiming a common and equal right in the land, as it was at first, and should be yet; for it was never divided, but belongs to all for the use of each.” Continue reading Tecumseh’s speech to Governor Harrison at Vincennes, Indiana Territory (August 12, 1810)

Grassroots Métis Statement on the WPG Police and MMF: Abolish the Police!

“We, the undersigned, are Métis citizens from across the homeland and supporters who stand in solidarity with Black abolitionist organizers and the families of Black and Indigenous people who have experienced police violence. Métis people taking a position of support for defunding the police are not the inconsequential dissenting voices.” Continue reading Grassroots Métis Statement on the WPG Police and MMF: Abolish the Police!

Against false claims to Métis territorial rights in British Columbia

Posts challenging the BC Metis Federation’s (BCMF) recent statements regarding Secwepemc sovereignty and false claims to Métis territorial rights in BC; a link to an article about similar claims made by a different organization, the Metis Nation of BC (MNBC); and some personal-historical commentary about Métis in BC. Continue reading Against false claims to Métis territorial rights in British Columbia

An Open Letter in Solidarity with Prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre

“We are a collective of community members, prisoner advocates, and penal abolitionists who stand in solidarity with prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre (SCC), where 130 people (107 prisoners; 23 staff) or roughly 20% of the population have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 30, 2020.” Continue reading An Open Letter in Solidarity with Prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre