Episode 32: Goodbye Greg

Last month, Crackdown Editorial Board member Greg Fresz passed away. As usual, we held a memorial for our comrade at VANDU. Sadly, we do this a lot.

There’s nothing really that makes this constant death feel better, but at least we can feel “not better” together. That camaraderie? It’s the only thing that helps.

When we come together to mourn our dead, there’s grief, but also anger. And resolve. Our memorials are political actions. For the revolutionary, death is not the end.


Crackdown is produced on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories.

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Special thanks to Brent Olson and Susan Boyd for taking time out to share their memories of Greg with us.

Our editorial board is: Samona Marsh, Shelda Kastor, Jeff Louden, Dean Wilson, Laura Shaver, Reija Jean. And, rest in Peace Greg Fresz, Dave Murray, and Chereece Keewatin.

This episode was conceptualized, written, and produced by Sam Fenn, Alexander Kim, Alex de Boer, Liz McDonald, Jade Boyd, Lisa Hale and Garth Mullins.

Our academic director is Ryan McNeil.

Sound design by Alexander Kim.

Original score was written and performed by James Ash.

Crackdown is funded in part by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Thanks for listening. Stay safe and keep six.