By Lliam B - Vancouver Media Co-op
What follows is an essay I have a court order to write as punishment for a postering offense that is at this moment being sent to the judge and the crown...I would also not normally prefer to write on a subject with such blatantly obvious answers to me as this one. Being already forced by the state to make some type of statement I couldn’t bring myself to kneel down and give any type of respect to democratic rights and freedoms. Not having the money to pay the fine I didn’t really have the option of not writing the essay. So here goes…
Sunday, March 6, 2011 - Green Left Weekly
David Hicks was one of the first “war on terror” detainees to be sent to the US military prison at Guantanamo the day it opened in January 2002...“Hicks was brutally tortured. Psychologically and physically for four years, maybe longer. He was injected in the back of his neck with unknown drugs. He was sodomized with a foreign object. He spent nearly a year in solitary confinement. He was beaten once for ten hours."
By ALISON WEIR - March 4-6, 2011
There is detailed evidence that some Zionists collaborated with the Nazis, that Zionists sabotaged anti-Nazi boycotts, and that Zionists interfered with efforts to rescue victims of Nazi oppression...A number of books are dedicated to this subject and it is discussed in numerous others, almost all by Jewish and/or Israeli authors.
March 1, 2011 - Vancouver Media Co-op
"The occupation lasted roughly 30 minutes after which about 40-50 officers streamed into the facility. The option to leave and not face arrest was relayed to the protesters. Myself and a few others stood up in compliance: choosing the option to not be arrested. Myself and a friend were then handcuffed aggressively, cutting off circulation to my left hand and read our rights."
By BEN TERRALL - March 1, 2011
Haiti watchers in the U.S. repeatedly hear several questions from North Americans new to the island nation’s history: Why is Washington obsessed with containing any legitimate pro-democracy movement in the hemisphere’s poorest country?...Classified U.S. diplomatic cables recently released through Wikileaks provide some interesting insights into how to answer such queries.
This new episode of Freedom is a Constant Struggle (filmed by Angola 3 News) features Dylcia Pagan and Cisco Torres. Dylcia is a Puerto Rican freedom fighter, Independista, and former political prisoner. Cisco is the last member of the SF8 facing charges. He has an evidentiary hearing on March 2, 2011, and there is an 8 AM rally prior to the hearing, where supporters are urged to attend.
By Joshua Blakeny - February 21, 2011
I was jubilated to be awarded...a prestigious scholarship which has helped to fund my M.A. thesis research, the working title of which is The Origins of the Global War on Terror: Academic Debates and Interpretive Controversies. By Nov. 25, the National Post's editor Jonathan Kay was whipping up vigilantism against my funding calling on "the taxpayers of Alberta" to recognize this gross injustice.
By BRAD THOMPSON - February 11-13, 2011
While the US claims to uphold the right to demonstrate around the world, there have been countless examples throughout the history of this country of protests being shut down by an overwhelming police presence. In recent years, it has become routine for police departments to use a host of tactics to limit and prevent mass demonstrations. These tactics have included mass arrests of demonstrators, preemptive arrests and trumped up charges against protest organizers...
By Zoe Blunt - January 20, 2011
Privilege-denying dudes. They're everywhere, even in our social justice collectives and alternative media groups. Some are annoying enablers, others are downright dangerous. In the last ten years, I've probably butted heads with all of them...It's not always obvious, because they know the language of anti-oppression. The difference is, they use it to manipulate others and get what they want.
By Alex Hundert - January 27, 2011
After nearly five months in jail, I will finally be walking out of the Toronto West Detention Centre having taken a plea bargain with the Crown.
December 3, 2010 - Media Co-op
I know what Rob Ford is going to be for Toronto. Not just because of the right-wing platform he ran on. But because I have seen it firsthand. See, I am from Winnipeg. We have had a right-wing mayor for six years...I'll show what Rob Ford is going to do to Toronto by showing what Sam Katz has already done to Winnipeg.
A community leader speaks about how natives have been confronting chemical and petroleum industries in Chemical Valley.
By John Pilger - December 03, 2010
...[T]here is no place like Vietnam. Within my lifetime, Ho Chi Minh’s nationalists had fought and expelled the French...then the Japanese, with whom the French colons collaborated; then the British who sought to reinstall the French; then the Americans, with whom Ho had repeatedly tried to forge an alliance against China; then Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, who attacked from the west; and finally the Chinese who, with a vengeful nod from Washington, came down from the north. All of them were seen off at immeasurable cost.
By Sarah Jean Harrison - December 2, 2010
I'm angry that queerphobia still rampages through Toronto. I'm angry that someone felt they had the right to target and vandalise the symbol of an identity. I'm angry that an implicit threat of violence has been issued, not just to us but to our neighbours and to the wider community, indicating that it's dangerous to be perceived as queer.
By George Galloway - Ottawa Citizen
In his 60-page judicial caning of Jason Kenney, Canada's immigration minister, a high court judge ruled that Canada had been misled by Kenney and his crew about me, that the advice of your security services and your high commissioner in London had been ignored and Canada's laws bent crooked by the here-today-gone-tomorrow cabinet in Ottawa when it conspired to keep me out of the country.