Deal isn't just about past impacts, say critics
A new agreement between BC Hydro, the province of BC, and the St'át'imc Chiefs Council was approved in a nation-wide vote last weekend, but a group of co
By Dawn Paley - December 5, 2010
"The [Ontario Crown Attorney's Office] is bent on punishing me personally for what happened on the street. They are targeting me specifically and are coming after me, and will really do whatever they want. They have and will abuse their power in order to try and keep me locked up...That maliciousness of the Crown in coming after me is the same maliciousness that we saw in the police operating on the ground during the G20."
Engler's Black Book tantalizes and torments
Yves Engler's The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, which came out in 2009, has generated keen interest across the country, and opened up discussio
Crown fails to impose new conditions against Leah Henderson
Leah Henderson was back in court last Wednesday, and in a small victory for her case and those of other defendants facing conspiracy charges stemming from
By Dawn Paley - October 13, 2010
"Too much attention has been paid to a small number of cases of repression, particularly my own, when people need to be focused on and fighting back against broader patterns of oppression that flow from the racist capitalist system propagated by the G20 states, their corporations, their militaries, and their police..."
- Alex Hundert
By Dawn Paley - September 25, 2010
More than two dozen people gathered outside of a Burnaby jail today to make noise and show their support for the 25 Tamil women and 44 children being held inside..."They want us to know...that one of the most meaningful things they have heard about since their time inside is the fact that people are out here..."
A small group of demonstrators gathered yesterday in front of the Chilean Consulate in Vancouver to show their solidarity with Mapuche and anarchist political prisoners in Chile.
A backgrounder on the situation facing Mapuche people in Chile and a look at Canada's role
More than 34 Mapuche political prisoners in Chile have entered into day 69 of a hunger strike to bring attention to th
Nak'azdli people have yet to agree to the copper-gold project in their lands
With all eyes on Tetzan Biny (Fish Lake) a
By Dawn Paley - July 24, 2010
By the time the mass arrests started on Saturday evening, [Alex] Hundert had already been transferred to the Maplehurst jail in Milton, Ontario. Over the next days, over a thousand G20 arrestees were put behind bars, including 16 more organizers and activists from Southern Ontario and Quebec who continue to face a variety of serious and trumped-up charges.
A critical analysis of the G-20's Toronto Declaration
As the G-20 summit winds down behind the fences surrounding fortress Toronto, there are at least 560 folks in jail, and anyone left out on the streets is f
By Dawn Paley - June 25, 2010
As G8 heads of state meet in Huntsville, Ontario, people in Toronto are preparing to spend the weekend in what is being described more and more frequently as a police state...For refugees living in Canada, the sight of hundreds of police surrounding a gathering in a park can trigger painful memories of the wars that they lived through.
By Dawn Paley - June 22, 2010
“It’s very dangerous for people who think they’re involved in progressive causes to be so dependent on government money...The effect that has in terms of limiting political independence is very extreme, and in many cases the NGOs have simply become an arm of imperialism.”
-- Yves Engler, author of forthcoming book on international development NGOs
By Dawn Paley - June 21, 2010
Toronto cops are getting a free ride in the corporate media in the lead up to the G20 summit, as protesters are presented as the biggest threat to security in the city...But what the media is ignoring is the track record of the Toronto Police, which indicates they represent a far larger threat to the community than protesters.
Protests against Gran Tierra Resources met with repression as Parliament prepares to sign Free Trade Agreement
At least 10 people were wounded yesterday when riot police (ESMAD) attempted to break up a strike at a