Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War

Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War

by Charlie Angus

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Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War by Charlie Angus

For twenty-two years politicians and businessmen pushed for the Adams Mine landfill as a solution to Ontario’s garbage disposal crisis. This plan to dump millions of tonnes of waste into the fractured pits of the Adams Mine prompted five separate civil resistance campaigns by a rural region of 35,000 in Northern Ontario. Unlikely Radicals traces the compelling history of the First Nations people and farmers, environmentalists and miners, retirees and volunteers, Anglophones and Francophones who stood side by side to defend their community with mass demonstrations, blockades, and non-violent resistance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771130417
Publisher: Between the Lines
Publication date: 03/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Charlie Angus has served as the NDP Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since 2004. In 1985 he formed the Juno-nominated alt-country band Grievous Angels. He became involved in politics through his organizing efforts to stop the Adams Mine garbage proposal and numerous plans to import PCBs to Northern Ontario. He is author/co-author of five books on Northern Ontario life and culture including We Lived a Life and Then Some and Mirrors of Stone.


Charlie Angus has served as the NDP Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since 2004. In 1985 he formed the Juno-nominated alt-country band Grievous Angels. He became involved in politics through his organizing efforts to stop the Adams Mine garbage proposal and numerous plans to import PCBs to Northern Ontario. He is author/co-author of five books on Northern Ontario life and culture including We Lived a Life and Then Some and Mirrors of Stone.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction: Unlikely Radicals

  • Chapter 1: The Set-up, 1989–1991

  • Chapter 2: Invasion of the Process Snatchers, 1995

  • Chapter 3: Done Deal, 1996–1999

  • Chapter 4: Dropping the Gloves, May––August 2000

  • Chapter 5: The Rising of the Moon, September––October 2000

  • Chapter 6: Battle on the 401, 2001–2002

  • Chapter 7: The Sacrifice Zone, 1999–2002

  • Chapter 8: The Final Reel, 2003––2011

  • Conclusion: Stepping out of the Box

  • Notes

  • Index

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