August 24, 2010
Locally-based activists...are mounting a picket line at the Port of Vancouver's Delta Port facility at Roberts Bank, south of Vancouver, as part of a mounting international campaign to put pressure on the government of Israel...“The behaviour of the Israeli government has been going from bad to worse...We are going to be out there today to tell Zim and other Israeli companies that their business won't be allowed to continue normally as long as Israel's blockade on Gaza continues...”
Toronto Community Mobilization Network - Friday, August 20, 2010
“We are being targeted for the ideas we advocate as anarchist organizers including decentralization of power, non-hierarchical and non-coercive community structures, active resistance against oppression, and real freedom and equality. The Crown has singled us out specifically as anarchists, but also as allies to Indigenous land defenders.”
- G20 Defendant Leah Henderson
S.H.A.M.E. (Sarnia's Hometown Activist Movement Emerging) is a loose knit network of Sarnia residents who are growing increasingly frustrated by the lack of civic responsibility our corporate neighbors in Chemical Valley are showing. Given recent events we are asking Enbridge and British Petroleum to supply the public with their emergency response plans, and that a complete public review of emergency response procedures be undertaken with haste.
By No One Is Illegal-Vancouver - August 11th, 2010
Approximately 200-500 Tamils have risked their lives in an extremely long and dangerous journey looking for a place where they can live in safety. We say: LET THEM STAY! No One is Illegal calls on all allies, fighters, trouble makers and social justice activists to organize and fight the racist and anti-immigrant sentiments and policies of the Canadian government and society. Stay tuned for more information on how to support.
By War Resisters Support Campaign - August 5, 2010
A new Operational Bulletin published on Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website is singling out Iraq War resisters seeking refuge in Canada.
By Toronto Community Mobilization Network - August 4, 2010
Community organizer and G20 activist Erik Lankin continues to remain in detention since his arrest early on June 26th. Along with others, he is facing politically-motivated charges in relation to the Toronto G8/G20 protests. He is the last detainee on conspiracy charges who remains behind bars, and is awaiting a bail appeal after almost six weeks in detention.
July 22, 2010 - British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
The video...shows three burly male [Vancouver Police Department] officers walking side by side through the crowded area out front of United We Can, a local non-profit organization. One of the three officers can be seen pushing over a small and visibly disabled woman after she appears to brush into him accidentally. He then stands over her. All three officers then walk away with her lying on the ground.
July 14, 2010 - Toronto Community Mobilization Network
After already wasting $1 billion, it seems the Police have even more money to throw at setting up special investigation teams, hosting expensive press conferences and going after a few protesters, all the while failing to investigate the real crimes people face.
Tea Party racism, or the perception of, is upsetting some members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. At the NAACP convention in Kansas City this week, NAACP members will vote Tuesday on a resolution that condemns the Tea Party for racism. Some Tea Party members countered by saying the NAACP is racist.
Monday, July 12, 2010
VANCOUVER – On the heels of Canada Day, on July 2nd Canada Border Services agents barged into Carlos' apartment and demanded to know why he had participated in protests against his former employer for non-payment of wages...“The Canadian state is sending a clear message to employers that if you hire migrant workers, you do not need to pay them - work them like animals, then call CBSA to get them off your hands.”
Joint Statement on the Anniversary of July '99 University Raid: "Iranian Student Movement will Continue its Peaceful Struggle"
On the eleventh anniversary of the July 1999 student protests, Iranian student organizations and Green Movement supporters across the world have vowed to continue the peaceful movement “against deception, tyranny, injustice, and inequality, and for the realization of democracy.”
By Michaël Lessard - June 30, 2010
If you had the impression there was a strange tendency to criminalize dissent during the Toronto G20 Summit, well here is your proof. Among the dangerous items seized by police and displayed at their press conference were a black helmet with a 'mediacoop.ca' sticker on it, a copy of the radical journal Upping The Anti, a stapler and some thin rope.
June 28, 2010 - Toronto Media Co-op
Early Sunday morning, police raided the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) building at the University of Toronto and arrested approximately 70 billeting activists. Students’ unions, campus groups and labor organizations at U of T condemn the G20 Integrated Security Unit (ISU) for this and other raids, and demand that all detained activists and community members be released immediately.
June 27, 2010
Since [our] communities have come together, the police have been using intimidation tactics to repress and silence people...Police and intelligence officers went to community organizers' homes and harassed them in the streets. Now they have arrested many of these people...and charged them with conspiracy...These people hold the Harper government to account and they speak out against policies that are making ordinary people poorer, sicker and more desperate. As a result, they have been intimidated, harassed, and imprisoned.
By Movement Defence Committee - June 27, 2010
The MDC’s Summit Legal Support Project is appealing to the movements it supports to mobilize a show of political strength and solidarity for the nearly 500 people arrested in the last four days...Our lawyers call in and are told that there is no one available to make decisions or wait for hours at the detention centre, only to be denied access to their clients. Almost 500 people are in custody and we know from experience that the vast majority of those charges will disappear and yet the cell doors remain shut.