Category: Action

Political Actions

Cedar is Free



Following the Field of Dreamers’ annual Pride night, the Coordinating Committee agreed to commit $100 of league funds as a donation to Cedar Hopperton’s legal defense.

For those who haven’t heard of Cedar, they’re a trans anarchist activist in Hamilton who’s been in jail since June 22. They were arrested for allegedly violating their parole conditions by taking part in defending LGBTQ2S folks from far-right agitators, who imposed themselves and their violent messages upon a Hamilton Pride event, and for criticizing police at a town hall following the event.

Other queers have been arrested as well. We encourage you to read more about the ongoing events in Cedar’s case – including their recent parole denial – here.

As a league made up of many people living on the margins, Cedar’s struggle against the cops and the impunity of violent bigots resonates. Their situation reveals much about the rise of the right and the continued mistreatment of queer, trans and 2-Spirit people at the hands of police. We think it’s important to express our solidarity with them in a concrete way. 

If you would like to support the legal fund you can also transfer funds via e-transfer to Leah Henderson at: [email protected] question: what is this for? password: queerresistance

There is also a benefit concert happening on July 25th in Hamilton:

Solidarity with the North Field Softball Community in Montreal

Dear Madam Mayor,

We are writing on behalf of the Field of Dreamers Cooperative Softball Association in Toronto, Ontario. The Field of Dreamers is an organized softball league that grew out of a pick-up style league such as the one being deposed of their playing field at Jeanne-Mance Park known as the North Field. A field that was recently torn down by your administration. We are an association of gender non-conforming peoples, migrants, educators, trade unionists, workers, and queer and trans* folks who have developed a space of play organized around a collective effort to correct for the barriers that too often keep people from playing and enjoying sports.

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