Last fall, after the catastrophic Toronto encounter between Michael Bryant and bicycle courier Darcy Allan Sheppard, I wrote a column lamenting the swift intervention by the PR firm Navigator on Mr. Bryant's behalf. I also said we'd started to learn about Mr. Sheppard, and that he was the product of a "failed adoption," plus much foster care.
September 4, 2012
FIRE THIS TIME ACTIVISTS BRUTALIZED AND ASSAULTED BY TRANSIT POLICE AND RCMP!
STAND AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY!
STOP HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT OF POLITICAL ACTIVISTS!
OPPOSE SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION!
Campaign updates and videos of the assault available here:
Book launch for Aziz Choudry's Organize! Building from the Local for Global Justice
Produced for the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI). The Mission Statement of the UNJPPI is: "In discipleship of Christ, and in solidarity with churches and other partners in the Middle East as well as globally and in Canada, this Network covenants to engage, consolidate, nourish, and channel the energy in the United Church of Canada toward the goal of a just peace in Palestine/Israel, primarily through calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and for equal rights for all who live in Palestine/Israel, by facilitating education, promoting partnerships, coordinating advocacy, advancing policy and encouraging action."
Right to Assisted Suicide 'Momentous' says BC Woman
"The terminally ill BC woman who was granted the right to a physician-assisted suicide by a BC judge last Friday says she was overwhelmed by the 'momentous' decision, but she has no immediate plans to end her life.
'This is a momentous time in history. Now all Canadians will have the right to die with dignity. This is a blessing for me and for all other seriously ill Canadians,' Gloria Taylor said. In Vancover, Taylor said her hope was that the government would not appeal the judge's decision."