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October 19, 2012 Literature & Ideas

A Call to Fight Feminicide, in Juarez and Beyond

Laval author puts a structural lens on the killings of women and girls

August 3, 2012 Accounts

Canada's Punishment Agenda

Omnibus crime bill will mean more prisons and more prisoners

July 19, 2012 Canadian News

Canada's International Cop Out

Former head of Ontario Provincial Police named Minister of International Co-operation

July 4, 2012 Features

Canada Boosts Police Power in Mexico

Ottawa's role in the permanent war against the people of Mexico

April 16, 2012 Canadian News

Sonic Weapon Rushed Through for G20

Calling LRAD ‘communications device’ allowed cops to skirt rules

November 18, 2011 Canadian News

Occupy Toronto survives Eviction Day

Occupiers, city, to present arguments in court today

November 9, 2011 Canadian News

Political policing in Montreal

Human rights complaints filed against Montreal police’s GAMMA squad

June 29, 2011 Original Peoples

Every Mohawk a Suspect

Why drugs raids in Kanehsatake feel like police invasions

June 17, 2011 Media Analysis

Convicted by the Media, Sentenced by the Courts

Supporters of Nicole Kish say she is innocent and the media is guilty

March 30, 2011 Canadian News

Questions Persist about Provocateurs at SPP Summit

As protester is acquitted of charges from 2007 Montebello protest, questions resurface about police-incited violence

February 14, 2011 Original Peoples

Revolving Door

Sex offender who targets Aboriginal girls should not be released, say Vancouver residents

February 11, 2011 Original Peoples

You've Got Bail! (But No Freedom)

Ryan Rainville, and the letter of G20 law

February 4, 2011 Gender

The Silence Was Deafening

BC's Missing Women Commission of Inquiry hears from Downtown East Side

May 19, 2010 Original Peoples

Blockade in Grassy Narrows over Policing Concerns

Slow response times, alleged intimidation lead residents to call for new peacekeeper services

August 14, 2009 Weblog:

just another day [of indiscriminate police violence] in Honduras...

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Police brutality, militarization, torture, political murders, disappearances, injuries, tear gas, illegal detentions, State forces' use of sexual and gender violence, intimidation, paramilitary activity, death threats, censorship...

...are all becoming DAILY OCCURRENCES IN HONDURAS.

Ongoing international solidarity needed. Now.

Sandra Cuffe
sandra.m.cuffe@gmail.com
http://HondurasSolidarity.wordpress.com
http://flickr.com/photos/lavagabunda

May 19, 2009 Weblog:

Tamils Protest on Toronto Freeway - Photos

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Photos by James Clark, Megan Hope and Enid Godtree.

1. Thousands of Tamils converge on Toronto's Gardiner Expressway on May 10th for almost 4 hours shutting down a key artery in the City's road network. The protest was part of a series of actions in Toronto contesting the war in Sri Lanka and the Canadian governments actions or lack thereof.

2. People get a unique view of a section of the City normally over-run with cars going 80 kph. Tamils had previously shut down major sections of the City including a 4 day protest on University Ave.

3. One of many Tamil Tiger flags at the event. Tiger supporters were prevalent amongst the protesters, many of whom were calling for a separate Tamil state in addition to an immediate ceasefire.

4. Police tactics at the event were relatively non-confrontational. Protesters were allowed to come and go from the ramp and bring in supplies (coffee,food, blankets). Protesters who biked to the event to join the demonstration created the rare sight of bikes locked up to the guard rails on the Expressway.

5. One of many vigils. Protesters were totally peaceful.

6. Toronto Police, OPP and RCMP were called into the protest. Police discussing tactics with other units.

7. Riot Police form at one end of the protest.

8. A small group of police begin beating protesters before other police order them to stop. 4 are arrested.

9. Tamils agree to end the demonstration peacefully and march to Queen's Park (the Ontario legislature)...but not everyone gets away unscathed.

10 days later, the Sri Lankan government declares a conventional victory over the Tamils. The leader of the Tamil Tigers is declared killed.

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November 19, 2008 Weblog:

Finer than Vancouver's finest?

The "Downtown Ambassadors" are a public/private security force funded by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and the City of Vancouver. In this video, a red-jacketed "ambassador" is caught in action in Gastown.

Vancouver's new Mayor Gregor Robertson has promised to scrap city funding for the program.

September 29, 2008 Weblog:

Ontario Crown Drops Multiple Charges Against Shawn Brant

Shawn Brant has had 7 of the charges against him dropped by the Ontario Crown.

He has plead guilty to 3 of the other charges against him and according to CBC will "receive a sentence of time already served in pretrial detention, plus a 90-day conditional sentence to be spent on his reserve."

A presentation made in August of this year in Napanee, Ontario by Brant's lawyer, Peter Rosenthal, warned that Brant was going to expose police actions if taken to trail including alleged illegal wire tapping by the OPP and the reversal of previously granted immunity.

The crown was seeking a 12 year jail sentence for Brant.

*Correction: In the original edit of this posting, Peter Rosenthal was incorrectly said to have made a presentation in Caledonia. The presentation was in Napanee.

August 7, 2008 Weblog:

Klein in Shenzen

Naomi Klein's investigation (published in Rolling Stone) of China's massive surveillance project, the "Golden Shield," is well worth the read.

The crackdown in Tibet has set off a wave of righteous rallies and boycott calls. But it sidesteps the uncomfortable fact that much of China's powerful surveillance state is already being built with U.S. and European technology. In February 2006, a congressional subcommittee held a hearing on "The Internet in China: A Tool for Freedom or Suppression?" Called on the carpet were Google (for building a special Chinese search engine that blocked sensitive material), Cisco (for supplying hardware for China's Great Firewall), Microsoft (for taking down political blogs at the behest of Beijing) and Yahoo (for complying with requests to hand over e-mail-account information that led to the arrest and imprisonment of a high-profile Chinese journalist, as well as a dissident who had criticized corrupt officials in online discussion groups). The issue came up again during the recent Tibet uproar when it was discovered that both MSN and Yahoo had briefly put up the mug shots of the "most wanted" Tibetan protesters on their Chinese news portals.

February 12, 2008 International News

France's Colonial History, Contemporary Conflicts

A new wave of actions challenges escalating and violent deportation policies

September 19, 2007 Weblog:

Navajo Caravan Detained for 48 Hours by Ontario RCMP

According to this story, it appears that a group of Navajo were detained without a warrant or arrest by the RCMP using antiterrorism legislation.

were on their way to Deseronto in nine vehicles with 10 horses in tow to show support and respect for a group of Tyendinaga Mohawks, said Spata Desareau, 64, a member of the tribe. They travelled across western Canada without incident, but once in Ontario, were stopped by law enforcement three times - Wawa, Sault St. Marie and finally Kaladar, where they were taken into police custody Sunday, he said.

August 24, 2007 Weblog:

More on police provocateurs

Much has already been written about the now front-page story of police provocateurs captured in a video posted on Youtube. The scandal has managed to cleanly separate the story of the protest from the story of the SPP itself, but it is definitely an unlikely story to have become front-page news.

» continue reading "More on police provocateurs"

June 3, 2007 Visuals

Right Protest

A photo essay on the protests surrounding the election of a right-wing president in France

March 15, 2007 Weblog:

Deaths In Police Firing In Nandigram, India

...maddening way to begin the International Day Against Police Brutality...

Amnesty International India is concerned at reports that atleast fifteen people were killed in police firing today in Nandigram which has been the scene of protests for the last few months against possible displacement due to a new chemical project in a proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

Reports say that atleast fifteen people (there are varying reports on the number of people killed) were killed and over hundred people injured in police firing today in Nandigram, Eastern Midnapore district, West Bengal where farmers have been protesting an initiative by the West Bengal state government to acquire land.

» continue reading "Deaths In Police Firing In Nandigram, India"

January 23, 2007 Accounts

Corruption, Impunity Pervade Afghan Government

Police part of insecurity problem: victims, human rights groups

November 29, 2006 Accounts

Preventative Justice

JaggiArrest_fp.jpgActivist Jaggi Singh speaks from jail about his arrest--not for what he did, but for what he might do.

Activist Jaggi Singh is arrested for what he might do and threatened with six months in detention

June 1, 2006 Canadian News

No White Is Illegal?

Fredericton_fp.jpgFredericton police are accused of racism after arrests at a "No One Is Illegal" march. Chris Arsenault investigates.

Fredericton police are accused of racism after arrests at "No One Is Illegal" march

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