Author Archives: H.A.S.

Still Not Sorry: On the Plea Deal in the Locke St. Case

The What and Why On November 29th 2018, those facing charges in relation to the so-called “Locke St. Riot” accepted a non-cooperating plea deal. The deal does not mention or otherwise implicate anyone outside of the group of people pleading … Continue reading

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Beyond Support: Update on Locke St Defendants and a Proposal for Beginning to Organize Solidarity

Before giving updates on the Locke St defendants, it’s worth taking a moment to put things in their context and to remember that these seven people are accused of participating in a struggle against gentrification in the city. This struggle … Continue reading

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New arrests in Hamilton and Montreal: Updates and call for support

We write this just to give a quick update on the rapidly changing situation in Hamilton (traditional territory of the Chonnonton, Anishinabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples). Since yesterday, May 31 2018, three more people have been arrested in connection to the … Continue reading

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Letter from Cedar on Conspiracy Charges, the Barton Jail, and Solidarity // Lettre de Cedar sur les accusations de complot, la prison Barton et la solidarité

Descendez pour la version française I’ve been out of jail about two weeks now, enough time to get set back up with a computer to replace the one stolen by the police and to begin sorting out what reflections I’d … Continue reading

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Cedar Is Out of Jail!

Cedar is no longer physically in the hands of the state! Unfortunately Cedar will have to abide by the bail conditions set at yesterdays bail appeal for the foreseeable future including staying out of Hamilton, not participating in any rallies … Continue reading

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Noise Demo in solidarity with prisoners in Barton Jail

On Thursday, May 10th a group of folks carrying balloons, banners, and signs conducted a festive march around the jail to remind those on the inside that they have not been forgotten. Banging was heard from inside the jail letting … Continue reading

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Solidarity with Cedar Hopperton from J20 Defendants and Supporters

Our friends and comrades in the so-called United States, facing serious repression in light of the J20 demonstrations, have taken the time to write the lovely statement of solidarity below! If you would like to help cover the substantial legal … Continue reading

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Free Cedar Mural – Guelph Solidarity Action

  “On April 28th families and comrades in Guelph gathered to pose with a Free Cedar mural. Many of us have never met Cedar but all of us have felt the impact of their tireless work to promote anti-authoritarian values. … Continue reading

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Noise Demo in Solidarity with Prisoners at Barton Jail and Everywhere!

  Join us on Thursday, May 10th at 7pm for a family-friendly noise demo to show solidarity with all those locked behind bars at the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre (Barton Jail). We’ll meet at Jackie Washington Rotary Park (by the … Continue reading

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The Postman Cometh – Tips for Writing to Cedar and Other Prisoners

Not much has changed in Cedar’s life over the past week. They are still in segregation, though they are now allowed out onto the range for two hours per day, allowing them much more access to phone calls. They are … Continue reading

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