Printable items

Reach beyond the internet! This collection of resources available in PDF format, is for use in your own offline reading AND to distribute to others beyond your social media bubble – whether in the classroom, at community events, through an organization, or in the street!

There are links below to the PDF version(s*) as well as the online versions where available.
*Zines/bookletes have both ‘Imposed’ (doubleside/folded) and ‘Reading’ (pages in order) versions

The order of content on this page below:
* For Algonquin territory * Zines (/Booklets) * Articles I wrote * Content I produced * Misc (/Hosted) *

If you have feedback/suggestions, or even ideas of something to put into print, please contact me.



Featured for Algonquin territory

Please consider printing copies to distribute and help those in Ottawa/area understand these issues:

Anishinabe Algonquin Nation Protocol with the City of Ottawa

2-page PDF: Double-sided single sheet, or two one-sided pages (2022)
* The article is also available online here and includes video, plus a related Anishinabe Algonquin history resource list


Protecting Chaudiere Falls sacred site

Akikodjiwan / Akikpautik at threat of ‘Zibi’ condo development
Each 2-page PDF: 2014 article2015 Chief’s Call for Support2016 article
* See more online content here (includes articles & multimedia)


Algonquin land claim for eastern Ontario


La résilience des Algonquins du Lac Barrière

(EN FRANCAIS / FRENCH): 1-page PDF, on 11″x17″ paper
Online article: ‘Persévérer en toute bonne foi’ – une entrevue avec Russell Diabo (about the Algonquins of Barriere Lake).


Booklets (Zines)


Aboriginal Understanding booklet

“My Entry into Aboriginal Understanding” – a collection of articles on Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty, rights, resistance, language and culture. Read more here
[Direct PDF links: front-to-back printing -or- print double-sided & fold]



Activism Course eBook/booklet

This booklet contains much of what was covered in the Fall 2011 Activism Course: Building a Better World. Also features four appendices and a full page of additional resources with links. Read here
[Direct PDF links: ebook -or- front-to-back printing -or- print double-sided and fold]



Anti-oppressive Facilitation Guide

This is a segment of a resource from AORTA, Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance, with an additional article from a ‘Fellowship of Intentional Communities’ workshop/training on facilitation, turned into a small zine format. The link to AORTA’s full work / website is included. Read here
[Direct PDF links: front-to-back printing -or- print double-sided and fold]



Organized Anarchism in the Anti-Capitalist Struggle

“Why we need organization – and principles to follow”
A pamphlet, co-written by members of Common Cause Ottawa anarchist org, that later became a chapter in the book “Capitalism and Confrontation” from Brunswick Books.
[Direct PDF links: front-to-back printing -or- print double-sided and fold]






Solidarity with the people and social movements of Brazil under Bolsonaro rule

Summary of the first months since Bolsonaro’s election, including inauguration, and analysis from Brazilians and academics via two events in Ottawa (audio links included). Includes reference and information about the international solidarity networks.
4-page PDF or 11×17 PDF – also article with audios online


Addressing the Epidemic Crises of Indigenous Suicide in Canada

2,000 word article featuring the work of Dying To Please You co-authors Shaunessy McKay and Roland Chrisjohn, as well as the We Matter campaign and more. With multiple audios and videos.
4-page PDF – also article & multi-media online


Expanding the Conversation: MMIMB

Information and context on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Men and Boys; originally published 2015, updated in 2018 with current statistics and more context.
1-page PDF – also article online


How can we make our media more effective in contributing to social change?

“This piece is aimed specifically for people who make media with the intent to help create positive social change. But it is also for …” Read it here.
[Direct PDF link: Four-pg 8.5×11]


Call Us Crazy

“Mad movements organize against ableism, mentalism and more”. This article was featured as the cover story of The Dominion magazine May/June 2013 issue. It is an in-depth look at Mad Pride and challenging ideas around mental health. Read it here.
[Direct PDF links: Four-pg 8.5×11 -or- two-pg 11×17]


Residential Schools

“Addressing a Lasting Legacy”. A report from the Quebec National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, featuring survivors’ testimonies and context provided by TRC Chair Murray Sinclair. Also two video interviews. Read it / watch here.
[Direct PDF link: Two-pg 8.5×11]


Supporting Independent Media to Grow

“Innovative funding models along with public policy support are key”. This article looks at ways indie media outlets can sustain themselves and grow. Read it here.
[Direct PDF link: Two-pg 8.5×11]


Saving the Land, Saving History

“Questions of archeological and spiritual significance rally community to protect Beaver Pond Forest” – about the winter 2011 efforts to stop cutting in the South March Highlands (west Ottawa) and additional context. Read it here.
[Direct PDF link: Two-pg 8.5×11]


Nutrition: We heard it’s good for you

Two separate articles from the early 2000s – the first article (2pgs) summarizes a series of workshops on nutrition, what works well to eat as well as how to accomplish it. The second article, in two parts, (3pgs) is based on an interview with the University of Waterloo’s nutritionist, Linda Barton, where she talks about both her approach to ensuring students are well fed as well as how she approaches her private counseling practice.
[Direct PDF links: first article, two-pg 8.5×11second article(s), three-pg 8.5×11]





Alternative Media Movement Assembly publication

“A broad range of issues concerned with improving media and communication efforts” in activist/social movements. Page 2 has an articulation of the four themes that the assembly* was based upon. Individual articles (Fr/Eng versions) online here
(*Part of the 2014 Canadian Peoples Social Forum)
[Direct PDF links: Eight-page 8.5×11 EnglishFrench]


Idle No More pamphlet

A pamphlet I did the lay-out for – “Resetting and Restoring the Relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canada” by Taiaiake Alfred and Tobold Rollo. Read post here.
[Direct PDF links: Two-page 8.5×11 for double-sided printing – in EnglishFrench – or Spanish]



rabble rouser print editions

For the past two Canadian federal election periods (2008 and 2011), I’ve produced a weekly one-page (doublesided) handout for, entitle the ‘rabble rouser’. And then more recently we put out a special edition for the beginnings of the ‘Occupy’ movement. Find them all here.
[Direct PDF link: Two-page 8.5×11 ‘Occupy’ edition]


Radical mental health

A short ‘zine’ format describing what is meant by alternative/radical approaches to mental health. Taken from the larger Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning Out book, something I did up for a workshop I was co-facilitating.
[Direct PDF link: Four-pg 8.5×11, for double-sided printing and then fold]


Residential school apology

“An anarchist view” on the apology by Rev, published as an article online and in the 5th print issue of while I was interim editor (thus, I did the layout on this).
[Direct PDF link: One-pg 8.5×11]


DIY Back Exercises

“Back in Effect: kin(esiology) prof sets you straight”. Four illustrated back exercises, and context from kinesiology professor Stuart McGill at the University of Waterloo. An article commissioned by me while Sports Editor at the UW Imprint student newspaper (before he had a website or had written books).
[Direct PDF link: Two-pg 8.5×11]





Ojibwe language book

“Anishnaabemowin – Miinwa Anishnaabe zheyaawin: Our Language, Our Culture” – I am hosting the file of an Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe language) book. It was written by Gordon Shawanda, and was published in print by the Hamilton Regional Indian Center. See the post here.
[Direct PDF link: 64-page 8.5×11]


Counterbalance: Zine on Mental Health & Activism

“What Sustains Us? What Stops Us?” An exploration and conversation starter on how we meld our activist lives, our political selves with our personal lives, our mental health work and the way we are in community – and how we can make it sustainable, healthy and constructive. Read more here
[Direct PDF links: front-to-back printingprint double-sided & fold zine]


The infrastructure of dissent

“Creating and sustaining communities of struggle” by Alan Sears, in the New Socialist. I was writing an article where I wanted to link to this concept that Sears puts forward, and I’d saved this article to my computer at some point but could no longer locate it online, so I posted it to be able to link to it.
[Direct PDF link: Two-pg 8.5×11 PDF]


Action For Change: A guide to activism with PIRGS

This covers two main aspects – collective works including meetings, stucture, etc, and specifics like putting on an event or communicating with the media. It does have some content that is only relevant to PIRG groups (Public Interest Research Groups) and is from before the social media era, but the guides are mainly still relevant.
[Direct PDF link: 48 ‘page’ PDF — but these are the pages from a zine format so are ~1/2 a regular print size, and will need to be formatted into best layout.]


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