By The Real News Network (TRNN) - April 2nd, 2013
Incidents of discrimination have doubled each year since 2008 and are increasingly perpetrated by youth.
CBC News - March 27, 2013
Police in Vancouver are investigating one of their own after a video was posted to Facebook that appears to show a plainclothes officer punching a cyclist in the head during an arrest Tuesday night.
Please watch and share a new video, courtesy of allies, featuring interviews with detainees and their family members...Tomorrow, Thursday March 28th, there will a lunch hour rally from noon to 1 pm at Force Four Entertainment to deliver the petition and to protest of this racist reality style TV show that profits from exploitation, suffering, and division of migrant people and their families.
By HARRY BROWNE - Counterpunch
...Bono’s “inner nerd” really needs to meet my outer skeptic, because in fact his optimistic message about the trajectory of poverty eradication, and the reasons for it, is a flimsy tissue of truths, half-truths and statistics, conveniently skewed to suggest that he and his Western partners in Africa (governments, corporations, foundations) have been doing a great job entirely.
A short documentary about the history of the Mental Patients' Association, founded in Vancouver in 1971, recounted by Lanny Beckman, one of the founders of the group.
In response to Judge Brady's ruling this week that overturned Albert Woodfox's conviction for a third time, Amnesty International has released a new statement calling on the Louisiana Attorney General to not appeal Brady's ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court.
By Karl Nerenberg - February 28, 2013
Tom Flanagan was one of Stephen Harper's key mentors, and remains perhaps the most influential ideologue of the current "Conservative movement"...Flanagan's rather overly frank comments on child pornography may have pushed him off that "unique perch"...But Flanagan's ideology is very much alive and well, and living in the halls of power, in Ottawa.
This video -- with commentary in French -- captures several minutes of footage of Montreal police charging protest lines.
By Laura Gottesdiener - AlterNet
The case of a young man with Down's Syndrome who was asphyxiated while in police custody last week has spiraled into a shocking national news story...The tragedy began when 26-year-old Minnesota resident Robert Saylor was reluctant to leave a movie theater, prompting employees to call the police. Without stopping to learn from Saylor’s aide that he had Down's Syndrome, the police handcuffed him and restrained him on the ground until he died of asphyxiation...“A few times each week, across the United States, police shoot and kill mentally ill people in complicated, often incredible circumstances.”
Video showing U.S. President Barack Obama joking about Predator Drones which are used to kill innocent people.
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
The Bush regime’s response to 9/11 and the Obama regime’s validation of this response have destroyed accountable democratic government in the United States. So much unaccountable power has been concentrated in the executive branch that the US Constitution is no longer an operable document...[T]he result is the same: 9/11 was used to create an open-ended “war on terror” and a police state. It is extraordinary that so many Americans believe that “it can’t happen here” when it already has.
The Angola 3 case may help change the arbitrary and sometimes abusive use of solitary confinement.
February 5th, 2013 - Dissident Voice
At least 54 countries including Syria, Iran, Sweden, Iceland, and UK offered CIA “covert support” to detain, transport, interrogate and torture suspects in the years following the 9/11 attacks, according to a new report.
After four decades of solitary confinement in the nation’s most populated maximum-security prison — and one of its most historically brutal — a member of the internationally known “Angola 3” has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.
Last week, the "Dismantling Racism" class from St. Catherine University in Minnesota was taken on a Black Panther History Tour in Oakland and Berkeley, led by Billy X Jennings from It's About Time BPP Alumni & Legacy...An important friend and ally of the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3, Billy X Jennings' work was previously spotlighted in an interview with Angola 3 News, entitled "We Called Ourselves the Children of Malcolm."