Jonathan's friends and family have learned that
he was accused of being with three other men and throwing a rock at a security guard at the construction site of the Red Hill Valley Expressway which he had been protesting.
Jonathan has an air-tight alibi for the night this alleged incident took place including numerous witnesses and a bank video tape that helps to establish a timeline of his activities. It took Hamilton police two-and-a-half weeks to even investigate his alibi, despite receiving information about it the day after Jonathan
Judge raps police in profiling case
Throws out motorist's drug charge
Fantino takes comments `very seriously'
PETER SMALL -
STAFF REPORTER | Toronto Star | Sept 17, 2004
A judge has thrown out a drug charge against a young black motorist,
finding that two Toronto police officers used racial profiling when they
stopped him and later "fabricated" evidence.
The Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services (OCCPS), a civilian oversight agency, falsified police complaint statistics in their 2003 Annual Report painting a rosy picture of the sham the public complaint system has been since 1997 when the Ontario Government changed the Police Services Act and created OCCPS.
On Saturday, August 28, two busloads of OCAP members and supporters
traveled to the exclusive York Mills/Bayview area to confront a display of
Liberal arrogance. The luxurious home of Party supporter Joseph Kurian
was the venue for the "Red Hot Grits" BBQ - the biggest provincial Liberal
fundraising event of the year.
Toronto Sun | August 29, 2004
A 24-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested after she suffered head injuries during a violent protest by anti-poverty militants at a Liberal Party barbecue on an upscale north Toronto street. About 100 protesters, including organizer John Clarke, marched on Oxbow Rd. in an effort to block Liberals and their supporters from the Red Hot Grits barbecue at 17 Oxbow Rd., near Bayview Ave. and York Mills Rd.
| Toronto | Aug 27 2004
Jeffrey Reodica was unarmed when he was fatally shot by plainclothes police officers, the Scarborough teen's family said Friday.
They also said the two officers who attempted to arrest the boy did not identify themselves as police before one of them shot the teen three times on May 21.
This morning 11 defendants from last April's "Steal-a-Thon" in
Belleville (Ontario) entered into the pre-trial phase of the judicial process. The Crown is
willing to drop the charges for nine of the defendants if two of the
"ring leaders" plead guilty, go on probation, and do community service.
Toronto Star, August 17 --
Joe Dale's home is under the Spadina bridge. He's got a bed, a living
a front door. Now he wants regular garbage pickup.
"This is our home and we're taking a stand," Dale says, slipping his key
into the padlock on his front door . a chain-link fence blocking off the
underside of the bridge at the foot of Spadina, a stone's throw from
SkyDome. Above the lock is a "No Trespassing" sign, adorned with the
handwritten rules of Shantytown: "No needles or crack."
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty ; Aug 16, 2004
David Miller's first summer as Mayor started with a brutal police
crackdown on squeegee youth, the targeting of Chinatown street vendors and
the eviction of residents from the Bathurst Street Bridge. Since then
things have only continued to escalate.
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.