OCAP ; Aug 3, 2004
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) is taking up the case of a man
who is being hounded by an unscrupulous loan company. Geoff owes money on
a credit card. He is living on a sub poverty allowance that he receives
from the Ontario Disability Support Plan. He has multiple health problems
that include worsening and uncontrollable seizures that are triggered by
The task of collecting Geoff
OK folks, OCAP is in financial trouble again and they need your help!
As one of the few radical direct action organizations out there making a real differnce on the ground, we need to do what ever we can to support the Coalition Against Poverty. We, as community organizers and activists, need to dig deep to help our comrades continue the struggle by kicking down a regular donation if it is at all possible. Show your support!
OCAP ; Tuesday July 27, 2004
Early this morning, minutes before a scheduled press conference, and just
as the Federal Court was to hear a motion to stay removal, government
lawyers notified the applicant
Posted to Student Activist Network by Socialist Alternative
At 1:00PM on Sunday, July 25th, 2004, a militant brigade of 28 anti-fascists from Toronto, Newmarket,
and Kitchener piled into a charter bus at Kipling subway station to travel to 111 Disco Road, where the Metro West Detention Centre is located, in order to confront Paul Fromm, Marc Lemire, and their
bumbling band of bigots who were protesting the incarceration (and pending extradition to Germany)
of Holocaust denier and far-right kingpin Ernst Zundel.
By Macdonald Stainsby
Dan Freeman-Maloy was summarily and without due process suspended from all campus activity at York University in Toronto last April. The nearly graduated, high-marks-earning 22 year old was charged with using a megaphone on campus (many other students were doing this, including Zionist-supporters). When Freeman-Maloy (a Jewish student who opposes Zionism and supports Palestinian rights) asked York University President Lorna Marsden (a Zionist and converted-through-marriage Jewish woman) for an appeal, the decision was said to be final-- interpreting that she could determine the suspension unilaterally and that no appeal could be granted. "Unauthorized sound amplification device", indeed! Well, Freeman-Maloy wasn't about to let his name become one of irony. He took the university to court.
OCAP ; July 23, 2004
the woman from Uganda who was slated to be deported tommorow, received
news today that she has been granted a Temporary Minister's Permit.
With all legal and political ground falling out
from under them, York's
higher-up administrators have just given up on their
most recent attempt at
political repression. Daniel Freeman-Maloy has been
There are two Tent Cities taking place in Ontario this summer, one in Kingston and one in Ottawa. It is becoming very common action in Canada as every summer more and more cities have groups fighting homelessness. Here are two articles about the Ontario Tent Cities.
1.Kingston Coalition Against Poverty
2.Police Not Interfering in Ottawa (yet)
(Ontario Premier) Dalton McGuinty and the Liberals are having a BBQ: OCAP (Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) is inviting itself!
Meet in Allan Gardens (Sherbourne and Gerrard)
Saturday August 28th, 11:00am
Meal and Transportation Provided
We will not allow the Liberal Party to gather in decadence while people's pockets are kept empty by their lies. We are issuing a call to all those McGuinty has kicked in the teeth to help us make August 28 a day he will wish he'd never marked on his social calendar.
CATCH News - June 30, 2004
Hamilton mayor accused of multiple election violations
The mayor of Hamilton, Larry DiIanni, is being accused of dozens of violations of the Municipal Elections Act. A business-woman and former Dundas town councillor has formally asked for a compliance audit of DiIanni's election campaign. She has also requested an audit of eight other candidates in last fall's municipal election, including three sitting council members.
NUMEROUS ARTICLES ON INVESTIGATIONS INTO TORONTO POLICE from CBC.CA
Three separate investigations involving Toronto Police officers have rocked the department in 2004, raising questions about how the force polices itself.
In one case, drug squad officers are alleged to have beaten and robbed suspected drug dealers. In another, plainclothes officers are charged with accepting bribes to help bars dodge liquor inspections. In the third, a group of officers who advocated on behalf of a drug-addicted car thief face internal charges.
NEWS REPORTS FROM POLICE MURDER ON JUNE 19th in BELLEVILLE ONTARIO
Police Chief Wayne Tremble reports that the victim was killed in a parking lot after the pursuit led officers to the scene. Paramedics arrived and performed C.P.R. on the man for several minutes, but to no avail.
People close to the area when the bullets began to fly said McDonald was shot several times in the legs and upper torso. Witnesses also claim he wasn't armed. Authorities haven't verified any of these accounts.
Police arrest 11 in steal-a-thon
By Jeremy Ashley
Monday, April 26, 2004 - 10:00
Local News - A new protest tactic used by a local activist group landed 11 members in a jail cell Friday, including the groups leaders. An investigation into the Tenant Action Group is continuing following the arrest of 11 members on charges of 'counseling to commit theft, at an east-end grocery store Friday evening.
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty,
Social Cleansing Mayor Picketed by OCAP
On June 17, the leading lights of Toronto Mayor David Miller's election campaign gathered at an exclusive Rosedale residence to be thanked for their efforts. OCAP was there to deliver a different message and picketed the place to the outrage of the assembled developers and labour bureaucrats.
On Thursday May 27th, people living under the Bathurst Street Bridge
watched their homes bulldozed and destroyed by a large crew of city
workers, flanked by police from numerous downtown police divisions. What
was once a small community is now surrounded by tall fencing.