Author: nocanada

“Celebrations Of Colonialism Will Be Opposed” … And they were

Krista D’Amour Flute, from Media Co-op Akadanakwig-Katarokwi (Kingston YGK) has a strong history being conservative, proudly colonial and over run with colonial institutions. It also has a strong history or anti-capitalist / anti-colonial opposition. When local Indigenous Rights people promised “celebrations of colonialism will be opposed” the strong activist community here drew together with their many and various allies to work beyond groups and bring that promise to a strong reality, As The City of Kingston’s “Red and White Parade” walked down princess street from Princess and Barrie, 50 of Akadanakwig-Katarokwi’s anti-colonial supporters marched down King and up Princess....

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Cannibal 150: Exposing the Canadian Windigo

Danielle Boissoneau, from Briarpatch The power of Anishnaabe stories is rooted in our ancestral knowledge and thrives in the places from which we reclaim our power. Stories have helped to guide Anishnaabek since the days of our earliest fires. We share stories to remind us of our responsibilities, to instruct and entertain, and to remind us of danger, spiritual or otherwise. Nanaboozhoo is an Anishnaabe protagonist of legendary proportions. Half human, half spirit, he is vividly alive through our stories and our continued acts of resurgence. His experiences as one of the first Anishnaabek on Turtle Island provide life...

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375+150 = Bullshit! Montreal streets covered with anti-colonial, anti-nationalist, migrant justice stencils, images and graffiti

From No Borders Collective This week, between the nationalistic displays of June 24 (Quebec holiday) and July 1st (Canada holiday), a group called Le Collectif No Borders in Montreal has covered various areas of the city with anti-colonial, anti-nationalist and migrant justice stencils and images. Among the messages shared on the stencils, images and graffiti: 375+150 = Bullshit Construisons une ville sans frontières Arrêtez les déportations Open The Borders Refugees Welcome Réfugié-e-s bienvenu-e-s Ils construisent des murs, nous bâtissons des ponts Ni Canada, Ni Québec. Fuck le 150e Ni Québec, ni Canada. Quebec, Canada … same shit, different piles....

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Ni Québec Ni Canada!

“This song was written for the Block Party for Migrant Justice organized by Rap Battles for Social Justice, in Montreal, in April 2017. The MC who performed the first verse was dressed as a nationalist border agent – proudly holding Québécois AND Canadian flags. The second verse is a response.” Le colon : Moi chu pas raciste mais… Chiites, sunnites, rien à chier je m’en crisse Les Québécois s’unissent sous la fleur de lys T’es blacklisté pis c’pas la faute d’la police Sécurité frontalière : j’protège nos arrières Parle moi pas de justice, fais ta juste part Si tu veux rentrer dans...

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Capture the Flag

Anonymous Canada chooses to celebrate 150 years of genocide, prisons, killer cops, and class warfare. But how can they celebrate when their greatest symbol of power keeps disappearing? This is a call out for a national game of Capture the Flag. Across the country, in your neighbourhoods, your city, your region, capture every Canadian flag that you see. Take the patriotic symbolism of their flag, turn it upside down, steal it, burn it to the ground. Subvert the meaning behind their most powerful symbol and make a game out Canadian patriotism by capturing every Canadian flag that you see....

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