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David Kato memorial service

Feb 6, 2011 to Feb 7, 2011
St. Paul's Anglican Church
1130 Jervis Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 0.564" N, 123° 8' 1.8096" W
British Columbia CA
A gathering to commemorate David Kato, to celebrate his prophetic witness, and to offer prayers and support for all those who have been victimised by bigotry and hate.
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Screening of El Contrato

Feb 8, 2011 to Feb 9, 2011
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
El Contato follows the path of migrant workers from Central Mexico to pick tomatos in Lemington, Ontario and the struggles and racism they face.
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Sexual outliers: Censorship, advocacy journalism and the gay press

Feb 23, 2011 to Feb 24, 2011
Toronto Public Library
22 Yorkville Avenue Yorkville Branch
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 18.8796" N, 79° 23' 19.1184" W
Ontario CA
A lively and titillating salon discussion on moral puzzles involving censorship and free expression as covered in the gay press.
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What we talk about when we talk about hate

Feb 25, 2011 to Feb 26, 2011
Toronto Public Library
Toronto reference library atrium
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W
Ontario CA
How should we define hate speech? Who should censor it, and when should the right to free expression be invoked?
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Kafkaesque justice: The case of Hassan Diab

Feb 7, 2011 to Feb 8, 2011
PSAC Bldg
233 Gilmour Street
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 59.508" N, 75° 41' 21.7104" W
Ontario CA
Forum on the shocking case of Hassan Diab with Rania Tfaily, wife of Hassan Diab and Matthew Behrens, coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Secret Trials.
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The forms and dynamics of anti-poverty activism in Toronto

Feb 7, 2011 to Feb 8, 2011
Faculty of Social Work, U of T
246 Bloor Street West Room 548
Toronto
Canada
43° 40' 5.1456" N, 79° 23' 51.6192" W
CA
Insights on Methods from the Anti-Poverty Community Organizing & Learning and Community University Research Alliance
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The Secret Trial 5 screening

Feb 3, 2011 to Feb 4, 2011
103, Fitzgerald Building, University of Toronto
150 College Street
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 35.0712" N, 79° 23' 27.906" W
CA
NOII Toronto invites you to a film screening and talk Secret Trial 5, Sophie Harkat and the Human Impact of Canada's Anti-Terror Laws
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G20: Who ordered the police to break their principles?

 

Who ordered the police to break their principles?

 

1. Police Services shall be provided in accordance with the following principles:

(1) The need to ensure the safety and security of all persons and property in Ontario.

(2) The importance of safeguarding the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Human Rights Code, 1981.

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Community Involvement in Sex Work Research

Jan 5, 2011
North House, Munk Shool, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 52.0056" N, 79° 23' 48.8472" W
CA
A study that explores how lack of access can act as a barrier to gender, health, social and labour equality
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Joshua Key -- Speaking and signing

Jan 17, 2011 to Jan 18, 2011
McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg , MB
Canada
49° 51' 25.8048" N, 97° 9' 56.0196" W
Manitoba CA
After seven months in Iraq, Joshua Key went home on military leave, and knew he could not return. He took his family and went underground in the U.S., finally seeking war refugee status in Canada.
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International Migrants Day

Dec 18, 2010
George Brown College, St. James Campus
290 Adelaide Street East Room 303 - Theatre
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 6.8508" N, 79° 22' 11.2944" W
CA
Celebrate International Migrants Day at George Brown College and strengthen solidarity amongst workers.
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Ombudsman charges G20 secret law was ‘illegal’

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It was "illegal" and "likely unconstitutional" for Premier Dalton McGuinty's government to pass a secret regulation that police used to detain people near Toronto's G20 summit of world leaders last summer, says Ombudsman Andre Marin.

In a scorching 125-page report entitled Caught in the Act, Marin said the measure "should never have been enacted" and "was almost certainly beyond the authority of the government to enact."

TStar Article

 

 

No shit, Andre.

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Human Rights Day vigil for Mohamad Harkat

Dec 10, 2010
Human Rights Monument
Corner of Lisgar and Elgin
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 9.0156" N, 75° 41' 29.6448" W
Ontario CA
Mohamed Harkat was arrested on December 10th, 2002 under a Security Certificate without charge or access to the evidence.
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Workshop on Suing the Police: Toronto: Dec 11 and Dec 16

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Workshop on Suing the Police

** *with lawyer Davin Charney --

Saturday, December 11, 3-5pm and/or Thursday, December 16, 6-8 pm

Register or sign up for more info.

Would you like to learn how to start and run a lawsuit in Small Claims Court against a police officer guilty of misconduct?

There are many types behaviour that could be considered police misconduct. Stopping, arresting or searching people for no legal reason could be considered police misconduct. Using excessive force could be police misconduct. Taking and/or damaging property that was not involved in a crime, and not returning it could be police misconduct.

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