A Tale of Three Bin Ladens

A year of juggling school and two jobs and other first world problems, a short and phenomenal stopover in Montreal, and all of a sudden I was back in the old country: touching down at Dubai’s ever-growing airport. My dad picked me up at the arrivals lounge, and after telling...

Whom to trust?

On a hot (it was always hot) afternoon between classes I was walking through the campus cafeteria to a pizza joint. Next thing I knew I was being ushered in to listen to a lady in a smart red suit from the Canadian embassy liaison talk about why I and...

The Dharma of Radicals

Dharma: I had planned to throw a concise definition on here about the word, but really, I don’t think it can be defined very easily. It has something to do with leading a flourishing life that is of virtue, the conscience and being just (and thanks to post-modernism all of...

Stories from the Gulf

I’ve had a short two weeks in the Gulf of Oman, shuttling between a couple of cities, including of course the old hang-out area known as Dubai. After getting lost a bunch of times in the new suburban neighbourhood my parents moved to, I took a look around and saw/heard...

Resisting Homogenization: At Home and On the Streets

The past few weeks have been trying on a number of accounts. Watching good friends getting beaten up and arrested by cops, watching a war machine in propaganda mode after murdering activists bringing aid to Gaza, and (on the positive side) seeing for the first time in Vancouver a massed...

Mossad Plays Ocean's 26

On 19 January, as the people of Dubai marvelled at the very rare instance of rain in the city, Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was being given muscle relaxant before being smothered. His assassins were 26 operatives that were using fake passports to get around the city. The operation took place...

Cows in tunnels

This is a complicated post. This post is about the old colonial policy about divide and rule and how it impacted the world over centuries and continues to do so to this day. This post is about the fallout from the colonial masters, the tatters of cultures they left behind...

Personifying Friendship and Terror

The man on the left is Jalaluddin Haqqani. He was aided back in the 80s by the CIA in his battles with the Soviets in Afghanistan. He even helped form the post-war government back then. He visited the Reagan White House, and was claimed to be “goodness personified” by Charlie...

Drowning sheikhs

A bit less than a month ago, a rather special man sat on a flight back from London. He was more than a bit dejected. The European leaders that had flocked to his side had just wagged their fingers at him for the billions his little city owed their nations....

The Technocrats of India

I was meandering through a shop a few months ago – one of those hipster places that sells things that make you feel like you’re not really buying but sharing whatever the hell it is that’s caught your eye. My friend, who was similarly meandering about pointed to someone and...

#Antifa confront #AltRight at #Deploraball

Outside the #Deploraball an #AltRight supporter got frisky with an AntiFa comrade and the sparks flew. Outside the #Deploraball an #AltRight supporter got frisky with an AntiFa comrade and the...

#Gasolinazo: Cops Rammed in Baja

Peeps in Mexico have been fucking shit up in response to a gasoline price hike. Blockades, looting and clashes with the pigs have gone down and several parts of the...

When Protesters Strike Back: 2016 edition

From the “Fishball Revolution” in Hong Kong to the massive labour reform protests in France, 2016 was a riotous year. The counties included in this edition are Greece, France, Belgium,...

More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters

The cops once called anarchist Lucy Parsons “More dangerous than a thousand rioters” This short film by Kelly Gallagher, honors her life as a brilliant organizer and activist. From Wikipedia:...

G4S van burned in solidarity with #NoDAPL

We received this anonymous communique this morning. Published as is with no corrections and the original Danish below: Against the pipeline and its world On the morning of 20th november...

#DisruptJ20

NO PEACEFUL TRANSITION En Español – En français #DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will...

Warrior Communique from #NODAPL

Late last night, lit by the fire of burning barricades, a warrior in the frontlines of #NoDAPL issued a call out for local actions in solidarity with their fight to...

#NODAPL, the time to act is now!

An urgent callout for support has been issued on several fronts of the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipelines. If you have the means to go there, the time...

No Borders Part 2

The folks from Sur Negro release their much awaited second episode of “No Borders, Social Struggles across the world” with a look at the New York City Anarchist Bookfair and...

Defending the Water

A short documentary on the initiatives of the Unist’ot’en, Madii Lii and Lelu Island camps and their resistance to prevent the development of LNG and fracking infrastructure in their lands...

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