Previous to her involvement in the Toronto G20 Black Bloc, Kelly was a long time activist, involved with groups such as Food Not Bombs and Camas Books collective in Victoria, and doing harm reduction work with SOS in Ontario, as well as hosting workshops and doing outreach for queer youth, and doing Indigenous solidarity work.
President Mahoud Abbas is a long-standing Israeli collaborator. He and unelected Prime Minister Salam Fayyad serve illegitimately.
By David P. Ball - June 28, 2012
Police arrested seven more protesters last night at a Vancouver "Casseroles" demonstration in support of Quebec students -- only days after five arrests at a similar rally on Friday -- sending one person to hospital and allegations of police brutality...The escalation in protest detentions coincides with the Vancouver Police Department's admission it recently sent Staff Sgt. Ken Athans -- in the crowd control unit -- to study tactics from Montreal police.
Tuesday, June 26 2012 - The Star
Alex Hundert, a pre-eminent member of the so-called “G20 ringleaders,” was sentenced to 13 ½ months in prison Tuesday...Hundert is the last to be sentenced out of a group of six who struck a deal with the Crown last November...Hundert said it was “ridiculous” to think his prosecution wasn’t politically motivated...“I think every time someone behind the bench or Crown suggests it’s not, it puts the whole system in disrepute...”
By Wail Qasim - June 25, 2012
When what is meant to be the greatest show on earth is on your doorstep, it becomes terrifyingly clear that it presents more of a threat than an occasion to be enjoyed. Activists look to the U.S. and note the recent use of the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD)...knowing that this weapon will be deployed on the Thames River during the Olympics...[A]ctivists understand that, if such measures are quietly tolerated, it will be less likely that they will disappear once the games are over.
Last summer, Israelis protested for weeks for social justice. Hundreds of thousands rallied throughout the country.
Al-Sarsak threatens no one. He committed no crimes. He's a national hero. He plays for the Palestinian National Football Team.
June 21, 2012 - Linchpin
[CLC President] Ken Georgetti says the “radical elements” are not to be supported in order to facilitate an agreement. To him an agreement in itself is more important than a victory for the students and workers of Quebec. Again his message is clear, class peace at all costs. He says the students are tired and have been fighting a long time as a reason why they should not be supported. This is pathetic.
By David P Ball - Vancouver Media Co-op
Two separate 'Casseroles Night in Canada' demonstrations in solidarity with Quebec student protests ended in arrest last night in Vancouver, with five arrested for mischief and obstructing police officers...Detainees said they were locked in a pitch-black garage for an hour, intimidated and banned from being down-town until August. One of the demonstrators added that she was forced to remove her bra and skirt and stared at by all-male jail staff.
7th June 2012 - SchNEWS Issue 818
Around 8,000 Spanish miners took to the streets, and blocked them, in chaotic style this week. The actions are in protest against government plans to cut subsidies to the coal industry by 60%...True to their roots – miners are traditionally one of the most militant workers groups in Spain – the strikers show no signs of tiring.
Courageous Israelis react to what's intolerable. On June 17, Press TV headlined "Ex-Israeli soldier wants to join Palestinian resistance," saying: Former IDF soldier Andre Pshenichnikov, a Tajik Jewish immigrant, announced plans to "renounce his Israeli citizenship and move to....the Deheishe Refugee Camp near Bethlehem."
A diverse grassroots movement confronting the widespread use of prolonged solitary confinement in US prisons appears to be gaining momentum. On the morning of Tuesday, June 19, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights is having an important public hearing on “Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal and Public Safety Consequences,” presided over by Chairman Dick Durbin.
By Ethan Cox - rabble.ca
Police actions over the weekend crossed a line, an even more significant one than that crossed by the reviled Bill 78. Across Montreal's metro system...where the Formula 1 racetrack is located, police engaged in "preventative arrests"...People were pulled off metros, denied access to a public park, searched, and in many cases arrested. Why? Because they were wearing a political symbol. A red square of solidarity with the student cause.
By Keith Jones - WSWS
SPQ Libre (Trade Unionists and Progressives for a Free Quebec) — an organization that serves as a mouthpiece for the trade union bureaucracy — has issued an open letter voicing hostility to the Quebec student strike and the growing defiance of Bill 78 and promoting instead the return to power of the big business Parti Québecois (PQ).
Israel reneged on deal with hunger strikers.