"Nihilistic and feral teenagers" London's Daily Mail called them: the crazy youths from all walks of life who raced around the streets mindlessly and desperately hurling bricks, stones and bottles at the cops while looting here and setting bonfires there, leading the authorities on a merry chase of catch-as-catch-can as they tweeted their way from one strategic target to another.
27 June 2010
Toronto and the G8/G20: Peaceful protest suffers amidst heavy security measures and acts of vandalism
As the Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International Canada (English branch) concluded today in Toronto, Amnesty International members from across the country expressed their very deep concern that important rights associated with peaceful protest have suffered considerably in the city over the weekend.
Marxism 2010: Kostas Katarachias, a member of the General Council of the Federation of Hospital Doctors Unions of Greece, will speak this weekend about his country's current financial struggle.
Q - Why are you are coming to Canada for the Marxism 2010 conference?
There is a conversation about the crisis and the resistance here in Greece and all over the world, and I was informed about the G20 demonstrations which are going to take place in Canada. I think there is a campaign against...
Q - ...Against the G20.
Many will roll their eyes and view this article title as just another attempt to blame the U.S. empire for every outburst of violence across the globe. However, the post-Stanley Cup Final trashing of downtown Vancouver is a manifestation of what has become the normal popular response to contemporary capitalism's behaviour. In this instance, the corporate media hype around the playoffs, NHL manipulation of the series, local on-site liquor vendors' fuelling of the crowd, and the assuredly pre-ordained defeat of the Canucks led to the ensuing post-defeat looting of the high-end chain stores and the trashing of cop cars.