Canada

Speeches of Fred Thompson, 1970

Transcripts from a series of lectures by Fred Thompson given to the Canadian Student Federation in 1970.

Prairie Struggle is dead and the struggle continues

A retrospective of Prairie Struggle, an anarchist political organization from Canada that existed from 2011-2015.

Reflecting on injury and stolen wages at work - Megan Kinch

An account by Megan Kinch about working in the non-union construction industry in Toronto.

"Where license reigns with all impunity": an anarchist study of the Rotinonshón:ni polity

Aiewahtha Wampum Belt

Generations before historical contact with Europeans,the Six Nations of the Rotinonshón:ni united through the Kaianere'kó:wa (“the Great Good Way”) into the same polity and ended blood feuding without economic exploitation, stratification, or the formation of a centralized state.

Snake March - Phinneas Gage

Concluding Phinneas Gage’s three-part series on struggles at the Canada Post during 2011, we present ‘Snake march’. In this final installment, he describes the moral as the lockout drags on. Parliamentary filibusters and symbolic occupations fail to turn the tide on contract negotiations. The postal workers return to work, determined to not let management bulldoze them in the shopfloor.

Buffalo Jump - Phinneas Gage

The second in a three part series about a strike at Canada Post. Phinneas Gage describes how the strike rolled on as the workers faced a common challenge of workplace battles. The government, employers, and national union began making moves to diffuse the situation and try to control the actions of the workers.

Turning up the Heat - Phinneas Gage

The first of a three part series that detail a set of organizing actions by postal workers in Canada during 2011. It is written by fellow Recomposition editor Phinneas Gage who expounds on the actions that led up to the CUPW strike, the predicaments that workers faced challenging management, and the indelible memory of seeing management flee an angry mob of strikers.

Locked arms and open hearts: students from the Okanagan Valley mobilize for Ayotzinapa

Students from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia organize to offer solidarity on the Global Day of Action for Ayotzinapa

Toronto harm reduction workers organize with the IWW

An article about a new IWW campaign of harm reduction workers in Toronto.

A worthless piece of plastic - Invisible Man

Surprise – by Monica Kostas

This week’s piece comes to us by a regular Recomposition contributor, Invisible Man. In the face of fierce debates on racism, profiling, protests, and riots, his anecdote detailing an altercation with cops in Alberta feels painfully relevant.