Montreal health workers and migrant justice activists disrupt Conservative Minister Maxime Bernier in Montreal.
October 30, 2012 - Coop Média de Montréal
Montreal police are coming under increasing criticism for their use of lethal force. Over the past two years, three people have been shot to death during what could have been routine police interventions.
By Syed Hussan - October 31, 2012
There seems to be this idea in many circles...that racism is somehow about rudeness or visual markers...Personally...I don’t care so much if someone calls me names, or makes fun of my accent...[F]or me, it’s when I and so many other people like me can’t get a job, can’t rent a house, can’t travel, or can’t get healthcare that I get angry. When racism has a material impact, I get furious.
For decades, Israel has literally gotten away with murder. Crimes of war and against humanity repeat regularly. Human and civil rights are spurned.
By The New York Video League - Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Stories of police brutality are often told in a way that casts victims as helpless bystanders of cops run amok. We met with Sean Pagan...and found that his story changes how we think about policing in New York. Sean’s story shows that communities are finding new and innovative tactics for dealing with discriminatory policing...[W]hat’s the history of the tactic? What are the risks, limitations and impact of filming the police?
World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal - An interview with Filmmakers Noelle Hanrahan and Steve Vittoria
On October 6, the new documentary film entitled Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal, will be making its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, just north of San Francisco.
New accounts of waterboarding, other water torture and abuses in secret prisons.
By Noam Chomsky - Znet
Dr. Chomsky said that while he is no fan of President Obama, the positions of most Republican candidates on issues such as climate change are "utterly outlandish."
August 27, 2012 - Hollywood Reporter
Giant, walking vaginas have descended upon the Republican National Convention...Several demonstrators from the feminist group Code Pink wore frilly pink costumes while others adorned with cardboard cutouts resembling the sexual organ were milling about Sunday looking for Republicans.
By Amira Hass - August 24, 2012
Israel’s investigation into the death of American activist Rachel Corrie was not satisfactory, and wasn’t as thorough, credible or transparent as it should have been, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told the Corrie family this week...In 2002 Rachel Corrie joined a group of International Solidarity Movement activists who had been living among Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, in areas that were subject to Israel Defense Forces incursions and attacks.
Video by the Center for American Progress courtesy of Counterpunch.
CBC News - August 8, 2012
A disciplinary hearing is scheduled to begin Wednesday for a Vancouver police officer who pushed a disabled woman to the ground two years ago...[Sandy] Davidsen suffers from multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy..."I’ve never even received an apology from the officer for being pushed down...I’d like to see him receive more than just a slap on the wrist for what he’s done."
By Krystalline Kraus - rabble.ca
That afternoon during an Occupy march, NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna...decided to pepper-spray a small group of female activists trapped inside an orange, mesh police net...Bologna was flagged early on by Occupy Wall Street as being particularity heavy-handed towards activists and is now continually referenced on different Occupy Wall Street live-streams, commentaries and in the mainstream media itself.
SchNEWS - 2nd August 2012 | Issue 822
London's Olympic ceremony didn't stand a chance of competing against Beijing in scale or spectacle, but Team [Great Britain] is sure as hell giving the Chinese a run for their money when it comes to state repression.
By ISRAEL SHAMIR - July 30, 2012
Israel retains its ability to control the Syrian ‘Islamist’ rebels. Netanyahu is not worried about Syria’s possible disintegration. Despite the received wisdom claiming that Israelis prefer a stable and familiar Assad to the great unknown of Islamic guerrillas, the new and sensational information we received points out to the opposite, namely: Israelis prefer the Somalisation of Syria, its break-up and the elimination of its army, as this will allow them to tackle Iran unopposed.