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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...

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General Strike: defying France’s state of emergency.

via Ross Domoney As the worlds media attention is focused on football violence in France: yesterday (14/06/16) Paris witnessed some of it’s worst political violence in decades as protesters defied...

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New Anarchist video project – No Borders

Engaging new international collaborative anarchist video series “No Borders” kicks off with an episode about social struggle in New York City. “The first season of this web series was realized...

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Athens riots in response to police attack

Via Perseus999 On Sunday 8 May 2016, while the government of SYRIZA & ANEL inside the greek parliament were attacking what little has been left in the dignity of the...

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Chile: Students Battle for Free Education

In Chile, students have sustained a mass movement protesting for public colleges and universities to be made tuition free for more than a decade. At the most recent march, on...

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MayDay march rocks Montreal

For the 9th year in a row an autonomous coalition of anti-capitalists invade the streets of Montreal to celebrate people’s struggles, For the 9th year in a row an autonomous...

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#NuitDebout Crosses the Atlantic

On April 29th people in “Montreal” occupied Philips Square for the first night of #NuitDebout or Rise up at night. A movement that has quickly spread throughout France in opposition...

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Happy Smashy MayDay

Click here to download this podcast HAPPY MAYDAY, PROLES!! Welcome back to our weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! This week, it’s our special to honour May 1st! Celebrated all...

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From Democracy to Freedom Audio Zine

The good folks from CrimethInc never disappoint. Here’s their latest audio zine on the subject of Democracy _____ Welcome back to the Ex-worker! We’re eschewing our typical format once again...

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HOW NON-VIOLENCE PROTECTS THE STATE

Debates of “violence VS non-violence” sprout up every time there’s a convergence or a new movement, such as “Occupy” or #Nuit Debout” This is why we decided to dust off...

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First Quarterly Taco-Holder Report

Last year subMedia.tv launched a taco-sourcing campaign to expand our anarchist-video-making operation. We hit our goal of $15,000, and after producing and shipping all the “perks” to those who donated,...

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