“Mutual aid, organization, self rule, autonomy, community.”
“Often we come across misconceptions of anarchy. A lot of times to a vast sector of society the word anarchy has a negative connotation. This image is an invitation to learn about the long historic road that anti-authoritarianism has travelled.
It’s my personal interpretation of what this ideology means to me.”
- Santiago Armengod
Harvest King Records: Regina based punk/hardcore/thrash label featuring Kleins 96, Amour Fou, Failed States, Rehashed and others.
G7 Welcomming Committee: Winnipeg based label started by Propagandhi. Cds, vinyl, books, spoken word, lots of great political material here.
Insurgence Records: Streetpunk Skinhead and hardcore label featuring Angelic Upstarts, The Class Assassins, The Fallout, The Oppressed, The Prowlers, Redskins, Stage Bottles, Union Made & others. Check out their "Class Pride World Wide" & Northern Aggression compilations.
Schizophrenic Records: Hardcore, Punk, Metal label from Hamilton, Ontario, releasing mainly vinyl. They also run Hammer City Records and a distro.
Stumble Records: St. Catherines Ontario label dealing in Psychobilly, Punk and Rockabilly; features Knucklehead, The Matadors, The Brains, Broadcast Zero, Rum Runner and more! Oh, and label owner Steve Stumbles own band The Lucky Ones. They also run Scenefest!
Sudden Death Records: Vancouver label owned by Joey Shithead of D.O.A. fame, home to D.O.A., The Ripcords, D.B.S., The Real Mckenzies, The Damned and more.
War On Music: Winnipeg based shop and label co-operative!
Whens Lunch Records: Edmonton based and featuring some of the best pop-punk around. They released The Blame-Its and Pully, in our books, that is quite dandy!
Casual Records: French label/distro featuring releases from Bottle Job, Wasted Youth, Enraged Minority, Zartako and others.
Fire & Flames Music: German punk/ska/oi label featuring Argies, Brigada Flores Magon, Enclaves Salaries, Obrint Pas, Jeunesse Apatride, The Class War Kids, Opcio K-85 & others. Check out their "Make Capitalism History" Comp & "Hate The State" Samples!
Diffidati Records: German anti-fascist label with releases from Feine Sahne Fischfilet, Ashpipe, Wasted Youth, Enraged Minority and others.
Iron Column Records: U.K. distro and label spreading the anti-fascist message through no-nonsense music and merchandise. 100% non-profit – ALL proceeds from sales are given to antifa groups or anti-fascists in need.
KOB Records: Punk, Oi and Ska label from Verona, Italy, featuring Los Fastidios, The Offenders, Stage Bottles, Argies and some cool compilations to boot!
Longshot Music: New York based Streetpunk, rock'n'roll label, featuring Knucklehead, Riot 99, Wednesday Night Heroes, Klasse Kriminale and others.
Mad Butcher Records: German based label/distro featuring releases from The Oppressed, Stage Bottles, Los Fastidios, The Offenders, Red Ska and many more.
Maloko Distro: Anarcho-punk collective from Dijon, France since 1989.
Mass Productions: Punk Association from Britanny (North West France), around since 1995 with many releases including Spanner's "Crisis" album.
Organizations / Groups
AW@L: Direct Action group committed to solidarity and anti-oppression, based in Kitchener/Waterloo.
Common Struggle: Libertarian Communist Federation, formerly NEFAC. An organization of revolutionaries coming from different movements of resistance who identify with the communist tradition within anarchism. North Eastern U.S. based.
Forest City Solidarity Network: London, Ontario based group building solidarity initiatives and fighting back.
Hamilton CopWatch: Direct action organization favouring a decentralized decision-making process built on mutual respect and equal voice, equipping Hamiltonian's with knowledge and skills to deal with police injustice. They seek to embody the alternative to a police culture of coercion and dominance in their organization and activities.
Justicia For Migrant Workers (J4MV): Volunteer run political non-profit collective comprised of activists from diverse walks of life (including labour activists, educators, researchers, students and youth of colour) based in Toronto, Ontario & Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Strives to promote the rights of migrant farmworkers (participating in the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Low Skilled Workers Program) and farmworkers without status.
IWW: The Industrial Workers of the World website. "For A World Without Bosses!" since 1905.
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP): A direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Poverty Makes Us Sick: Kitchener-Waterloo based grass-roots anti-poverty campaign engaging in public education, community mobilization, resource redistribution and other forms of direct action.
Prairie Struggle: Anarchist organization based in Regina.
Seattle Solidarity Network: Volunteer network of working people who believe in standing up for our rights with the goal to support fellow workers' strikes and struggles, build solidarity, and organize to deal with specific job, housing, and other problems caused by the greed of the rich and powerful.
Steel City Solidarity: Workers action centre for precarious workers in the City of Hamilton. Established as a working group of CUPE 3906 and composed of precarious workers and labour and community activists from McMaster University and the Hamilton community.
The Square: A Guelph based Collaborative project between a closed collective craft letter press/print shop & a community oriented Social Centre maintained by Anarchists.
UCL: Cause Commune, website of the Libertarion Communist Union. Based in Quebec.
Workers Solidarity Movement: Anarchist organization founded in Dublin, Ireland, in 1984. Publishers of the Irish Anarchist Review.
Zabalaza: The home of South African Anarchism, their archives and publishing is not to be missed!
Radio & Podcast Stations:
Against The Grain: Politics, Society and Ideas...this program is a must listen.
AW@L Radio: Weekly program on community radio, CKMS 100.3 SoundFM, in Waterloo (ON). Available through podcast & live 4pm - 6:30pm Fridays. Features music from Rebel Time Records & other politically themed music. Featured through Rabble Podcast & Canadian Podcasting Network.
The Grind: Western Canadian radio show aired on Punk Radio Cast. A broad mix of bands and a strong support base for underground touring bands in Canada. Fridays at 12pm PST / 3PM EST / 9PM CEST http://www.punkradiocast.com
Radio Solidarity: Produced by the Workers Solidarity Movement, and covering a range of issues and struggles that don't get covered in the media. Talking about change, and from those who are actively attempting to change society now.
Riot Radio: Philadelphia based internet podcast featuring punk and oi of the world.
Roots Rock Rebel: Radio program heard every Wednesday night from 10pm-12am on CKUT, 90.3FM in Montreal. Listen live from anywhere in the world at www.ckut.ca. Top quality ska, reggae, rocksteady, punk, and soul, backed up by an anti-authoritarian attitude!
Under Pressure!: A French punk show featuring bi-lingual djing, broadcast on CHRY 105.5 fm, community radio at York University in Toronto. Punk, Ska, Hardcore from around the world.
Under The Pavement (Anarchy on the Airwaves): Manchester's Radical Radio Show, on every Thursday 11.00pm-1.00am on ALLFM 96.9 across south, central and east Manchester and streamed live at www.allfm.org.
Anarchist News & Analysisi:
Anarkismo: Anarchist publishing project composed of many groups around the world. We highly recommend this vast resource of news, articles and analysis!
Libcom: News, archives and discussion on the class struggle. For human beings, not human resources.
Linchpin: News source of Common Cause, Ontario.
The Peak: News source from Guelph, Ontario.
Recomposition: Notes for a new workerism! One of the best blogs out there and based out of Edmonton.
Upping The Anti: A radical journal of theory and action which provides a space to reflect on the state of political organizing in Canada.
Anarchist Publishers, shops, libraries...
AK Press: The often mentioned, worker run, book publisher and distributor (based around anarchist principles of course). They also do audio, video and so on.
Christie Books: Non-profit publisher; their website "film" section is worth it alone, featuring many languages and a vast collection of both rare and common Anarchist influenced films. Also many texts, audio and other resources within the site.
Thought Crime Ink: Non-profit activist apparel collective that raises funds for the Edmonton Anarchist Bookfair & other community projects. Includes books and music (they also distro some Rebel Time stuff!).
PM Press: Creating radical and stimulating fiction and nonfiction books, pamphlets, audio and so on!
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