On Monday, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury had found "that no probable cause exists" to charge Officer Darren Wilson with any crime in the death of Michael Brown. The jury deliberated for three months and heard dozens of hours of testimony, including from Wilson himself.
But did they hear the full story? McCulloch himself had faced public scrutiny throughout the grand jury investigation, with calls for him to resign over allegations of a pro-police bias and questions raised about an unusual grand jury process that resembled a trial.
A grand jury in St. Louis, Missouri has chosen not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager.
The decision follows three months of deliberation by the jury of nine whites and three blacks, including four hours of testimony from Wilson himself. The grand jury decision set off outrage in Ferguson and communities across the country who see Brown's killing as part of a wide-scale pattern of police mistreatment of people of colour.
In a statement, the Brown family said: "We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions."
Watch David Suzuki deliver a passionate message to the protesters on B.C.'s Burnaby Mountain.
Heard a lot about Temporary Foreign Workers? Now hear from them!
Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Migrant Workers Speaking Tour featured discussion from thee migrant workers -- a live-in caregiver, a farmworker and a restaurant worker.
Keep Health Care Public! tells the story of the Harper government's massive attack on public health care and medicare in Canada. There will be $36 billion taken out of public health care!
Hear Maude Barlow, Paul Moist, Rosalee Longmoore, Larry Hubich, Erin Weir, Dr. Ryan Meili talk about how we can fight back.
In response to the Tsilhqot'in decision, Harper has quietly introduced a newly revised policy to undermine and negate the Indigenous land rights that stand in the way of his agenda.
This way, the Harper government can continue to push through pipelines and resource extraction projects. We have to say no.
Join Defenders of the Land and Idle No More in putting forward four demands to challenge the current land claims reform process: http://idlenomore.ca/turn_the_tables
Have you watched Russell Brand's reaction to the Ottawa shootings? You should.
Brand rejects Harper's assessment and reaction to the situation, stating Harper is using the situation to advance a certain narrative and ultimately restrict further freedoms.
Sounds about right.
On October 13, 2012, CCPA's Manitoba Office facilitated an intergenerational learning and youth exchange at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. In attendance were four elders and 30 students from Community Education Development Association's (CEDA) Pathways to Education program, College Beliveau, and Grant Park High School. The idea was to bring together people who would otherwise not meet in person, to share ideas, and talk about things that are often not talked about openly in Winnipeg. For the purposes of this event, participants were asked to talk about racism and their perceptions of experiences in the inner city. By engaging youth in dialogue the hope was to shrink the divide between people who live in the inner city and those who live in the suburbs.
This four-video series of the Rally to Stop Harper's War, organized by Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, focuses on specific talks.
Sid Lacombe discusses the Ottawa shootings, increased repression of dissent and the "Australia Model."
Carolyn Egan discusses the dangers of Islamophobia ,linking the war to how Islamophobia played itself out in Ausma Malik's campaign for school board trustee.
Rajean, President of Ryerson Student Union, and James Campbell, a teacher gave their views on why educators should oppose the war.
And finally, Ali Mallah talked of the United States' collusion with the dictators they sought to overthrow.
It's a throwback, but it's always a relevant question. Is voter suppression alive and well in Canada?
Steven Shrybman discusses.
Video courtesy of Alberta Federation of Labour.