The first of Crow Qu’appelle’s conversations with Paul Cudenec from the booklet The New Anarchy: Truth, Nature, Beauty and Withness, free to download here, which now features a striking cover by […]
The New Anarchy: Truth, Nature, Beauty and Withness
We have brought out a new 90-page pdf booklet in association with Winter Oak Press, featuring a series of in-depth written conversations between Crow Qu’appelle and Paul Cudenec. The […]
My Two-Year Stackiversary: Lattice of Coincidence + The Courage to Face the Truth
For my two-year Substack anniversary, I am publishing an essay I started last summer to accompany a guest article by Paul Cudenec. It seemed a fitting anniversary piece because it covers connections, collaborations, community, and courage—four C’s that have defined my transformative experience at Substack.
Reflections on the First Year of Nevermore Media
“Do or do not do,” said Yoda, “there is no try.” I’ve been trying too long, and the time has come for me to shit or get off the pot. I’ve made my decision: I’m getting off the pot.
The End of Their World is the Beginning of Ours!
Anarchism is the antithesis to oppression, and for this reason the scourge of totalitarianism will give rise to a new generation of revolutionaries.
Thou Shalt Not Question Public Health! Censorship in the Age of COVID-19
What is really implied by the term “Public Health”? Often, it seems that the term is used to suggest that individual wishes, needs and desires must be subordinated in the interests of a greater good. Who determines this greater good? Certainly not you or I!
Toronto is a Police State
The Oxford dictionary defines “police state” thusly: “a country where people’s freedom, especially to travel and to express political opinions, is controlled by the government, with the help of the police”.
You Can’t be Anti-State & Pro-Lock-down – A response to “Anarchy, Lock-downs, and Crypto-Eugenics”
anarchism and any ideology promoting the implementation of draconian measures such as lock-downs and curfews are mutually exclusive, and that this should be self-evident. How can one both be against the state and in favour of state control?
In Defence of Religious Freedom
If you have a heart in your chest that beats, and lungs that breathe and blood that pulses through you, you should realize now that you’ve got do something to stand up to this insanity. The existence of a virus does not justify prohibiting basic human activities like coming together to sing, to pray, and to affirm and cultivate community bonds.
Fuck you, Fuck your court, Fuck the Crown & the Queen you serve
The law, in every country, is created by its ruling class, according to the interests and inclinations of that class. What you are saying is, in effect, Might makes Right, and in doing so you place yourself in the spiritual company of the judges of countless oppressive regimes, who have legitimized terror and torture by upholding the Law.
Defending Indigenous Sovereignty
It is time to start creating communities that are both able to sustain themselves on their own terms, and able to maintain their autonomy from the ever-present threats of industry and state.
SHUT THE VALVE!
After a years-long, hard-fought campaign against Line 9, which employed a diversity of tactics, from lobbying to legal battles to direct action, Line 9 transported crude to a refinery in Montreal on December 3, 2015. On December 7, we shut it down.
It’s normal to share
Unless you venture out and seek out examples of existing intentional communities, they might seem like a naive fantasy. Once you visit a functional community, it just seems natural that people should live together in such a way.
The Feeblest Head of the Hydra: Oil Spills = Occupations
Stopping a new pipeline doesn’t make the world a better place – it just keeps it from getting worse. I don’t know about you, but I’m thirsty for something more.
Activism as Spirituality
I remember many times where my passion for my activist work was very much akin to the passion that one carries into an exciting new romance, an energy that comes from a seemingly inexhaustible force coming from within, yet not coming from oneself, but from a source much greater than oneself.