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Hair-raising footage of police charging peaceful protesters singing 'Oh Canada'

After the crowd stops to sing "Oh Canada" during a a peaceful G20 protest at Queen and Spadina, Toronto police charge.

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Watch: Union president Dave Coles lays down the line to police

June 26th 2010, 25,000 people march peacefully through the streets of Toronto. Any attempt to march closer to the fence and red zone is blocked by police. Dave Coles, president of the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union, warns police not to move on peaceful protesters.

Film by Manly Media.

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What big media ignored: 25,000 peacefully demonstrate against G20 policies in Toronto

What the media ignored: 25,000 peacefully demonstrate against G20 policies and the Harper government in Toronto

Unlike what you have likely seen on CBC or CTV, this is what the majority of activists were doing on Saturday in Toronto.

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G20 police let rioters run amok and then struck back hard at all activists

This is what a rubber bullet wound looks like. Photo: Yee Guan Wong.
Police waited over 30 minutes, until major damage had been done to property. I have been in demonstrations in Canada, the U.S., Europe and South America, I have never seen such a dereliction of duty.

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Over past months, reports have multiplied of Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) visits to the homes and even workplaces of people working for social justice. In addition to its longstanding and ongoing harassment and intimidation of indigenous peoples, immigrant communities, and others, the spy agency has become much more visible in its surveillance of movements for social justice. 

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| June 9, 2010
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Peace activist, Emily Henochowicz, loses eye after being shot with tear gas

Peace activist, Emily Henochowicz

There is something way too literal about Israel shooting out the eye of a witness to its crimes.

This photograph of Emily Henochowicz's bandaged face needs to be seen by the world.

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Redeye

University of Toronto closes campus during G8/G20 meetings

June 6, 2010
| The U of T says it's taking measures to protect students from violence on campus. Patrick Vitale doesn't buy it.
Length: 13:39
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