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Linchpin no2 is now online

category north america / mexico | anarchist movement | link to pdf author Monday January 28, 2008 06:00author by Linchpin - Common Cause Report this post to the editors

Ontario anarchist paper

The second issue of the Ontario anarchist newspaper 'Linchpin' is now available online for you to read, or better still download and distribute. Linchpin is published by Common Cause and is available on our website

The PDF file can be downloaded from

Articles in this issue include

Linchpin: An Aresnal of Ideas
This newspaper is a publishing project of the Ontario anarchist organization Common Cause. With it we hope to help build communication between people engaged in struggle and inform a growing proportion of the population of Ontario of the real facts of such struggles, explains Andrew Fleming.

Spoken Word: Slamming Capital
The spirit of community abounds in Ottawa’s poetry scene, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the latest CD The House of Words by Free Will, a member of the Capital Poetry Collective, writes Kathryn Hunt.

Graphic Novel: Through the Blog of War
One of the most buzzed online web comics of the year finally got a hard copy release this side of the pond last month. It's called Shooting War and James R has the review.

Challenging Corporate Media
Independent media has a rich, long history. Linchpin is following in and updating a tradition known for dissent, diversity, and the creation, cultivation and communication of new and challenging ideas, writes Greg Macdougall

Interview>> Pan Handling Street Unions
When panhandlers in Ottawa came under attack from a the city’s new police chief they were left with little option but to begin organizing for mutual defense. Here David Brons interviews Andrew Nellis about his work with the Ottawa Panhandlers’ Union. A longer version of this interview can be found at

Let 'Em Stay
Prior to Christmas, two AWOL American troops lost a final appeal for refugee status - the Supreme Court refused to even hear the case. Then on December 6th a committee on immigration voted for a recommendation orchestrated by the NDP's Olivia Chow. It called for the Canadian government come up with a program to allow Iraq War resisters and families to stay.

The sound of the police
Since the time we are young we are saturated with images of the friendly cop, there to help you and your community. We are told the police are here to protect us from the "bad guys" and keep us safe from the salivating hordes of criminals just waiting for an opportunity to harm us. But what really is the function of the police? Who are they really here to protect? Here Devin K tries to answer such questions.

Workplace: The Precarious Revolt
The history of the working class is a history of remarkable innovation and constant renewal. Whenever the bosses think they have buried forever the threat of workers' revolt, workers find, time and again, the means to fight back. Today, the recent blooming of resistance among workers in the low-wage service-sector is one important sign of a renewed struggle against the bosses and their system, writes Lucian.

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