Message from the May 1st Movement on May Day 2013 In 1886, 127 years ago, European immigrant workers marched in Chicago to demand an eight [...]
by Jordy Cummings [WARNING: Contains spoilers] “The history of the crime story is a social history; for it appears intertwined with the history of bourgeois society itself….the history of bourgeois society is also that of property and the negation of property, in other words, crime….because bourgeois society is a criminal society” – Ernest Mandel, A [...]
by Alex Felipe (email@example.com). The Connecticut mass shooting was a tragedy, it was the seventh this year alone. The media, mainstream and social, have been ablaze with justified outrage. Many fingers are being pointed in so many directions that for those seeking to understand why, they would equally be justified in being left in a [...]
by Giibwanasi This track conferred mostly about the land under siege within Southern Ontario, one person spoke briefly, but passionately about the mountainous regions in The Philippines under attack as well. After the speakers shared their experiences, feelings, and thoughts in regards to the struggles of land defending, the group took a short break. After [...]
by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec. 14, 2012 Republished by BASICS News with permission from author According to the accounts of Idle No More (INM) organizers, the mobilization began in Saskatchewan when four women met and decided to organize workshops outlining what Bill C-45 was, and the threats it presented to Indigenous peoples and lands. [...]
by Giibwanisi (aka Richard Peters) Another version of this article by Giibwanisi appeared on December 11, 2012 at Oshkimaadziig.org. It seems that when faced with crisis, the entire nation of Indigenous Peoples on Turtle Island can put away their personal differences and rise together as one. The truth of the matter is that we are [...]
by Kai Kai Kons, Dec 10, 2012 (Formerly known as Johnny Hawke, Oshkimaadzig Unity Camp / Oshkimaadzig.org) Sitting around our fire at the Oshkimaadziig Unity Camp – tending the upkeep of our repossession of our people’s Sacred Gathering Place known as Council Rock – I am inspired, confused and frustrated in this time, day and [...]
Analysis of Idle No More Mobilization by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec. 12, 2012 Re-published with permission from author. On Dec. 10, 2012, several thousand Native peoples rallied across Canada as part of a national day of action dubbed “Idle No More” (INM). The protests targeted Bill C-45 and the policies of the ruling Conservative [...]
On december 3, Radio BASICS interviewed a Canadian Doctor who was in Gaza during the recent attacks. Also in the show are Headlines and poem recitals from International Day for solidarity with Political prisoners. Click here to get the podcast. For archive of all back shows click here or the RB icon above.
by Alex Felipe *The below was a talk I delivered on 9 Dec 2012 at an International Human Rights Day event in Toronto, Canada* – – – Today we celebrate International Human Rights Day. We believe that the resistance borne of the struggle for the rights of the people is truly something to celebrate. That [...]
by Jordy Cummings Across Ontario, teachers have been mounting resistance to the newly enacted provincial bill 115, which effectively removes the right of collective bargaining and the right to strike of all public sector workers. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) are in a legal strike position and as of Monday Dec. 10, are [...]
The word “Oshkimaadzig” refers to the “New People” of the Seven Fires Anishinaabek Prophecy, the people who were prophesied to be the ones who would pick up the remnants of their traditional ways of life and values long repressed by colonialism, and by reclaiming these values they will begin to unite all peoples for the [...]
Video from Mass Art-illery concert on Saturday, November 10. Featuring: Acalanto, Rise Up, James Blood (from Tru Rez Crew), Dbi Young and LAL.