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Earth Day actions take on Harper and Big Oil

Earth Day vs. Harper and Big Oil (Photo: Dylan Penner)
Earth Day: A historic crowd of 250,000 marched in Montreal, while in Vancouver thousands opposed tar sands pipelines.

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Street Cred

Citizen Lambert goes to city hall

April 20, 2012
| Montreal heritage preservation advocate Phyllis Lambert, the "Joan of architecture," takes her fight to save Griffintown and the Lower Main to Montreal city hall.
Length: 31:46
Street Cred

Saving Montreal's Main

April 13, 2012
| As bulldozers move in to demolish a remaining strip of the city's once notorious red light district, further up Montreal's Main, the Plateau borough council has forced a building to be restored.
Length: 16:24
Street Cred

Montreal's threatened heritage

April 6, 2012
| A weekly urban issue/affairs update for Montreal's CKUT 90.3 FM Friday Morning After.
Length: 22:29
Journalists for Human Rights

jhr reports: Canada's mining watchdog

March 16, 2012
| As civil society actors meet on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today for a human rights conference, jhr Montreal correspondent Adam Bemma speaks to Jen Moore from MiningWatch Canada.
Length: 10:47
Journalists for Human Rights

jhr reports: Tadamon! on calls for boycott, divestment and sanctions

February 24, 2012
| jhr Montreal correspondent Adam Bemma sits down with Claire Hurtig from Tadamon! -- a Montreal-based collective working in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.
Length: 12:56 minutes (5.93 MB)
Journalists for Human Rights

jhr reports: Syria Awareness Day

February 18, 2012
| jhr Montreal correspondent Patricia Vazquez Lopez reports on Syria Awareness Day in Montreal, where Syrians organized an event to condemn the regime and raise awareness.
Length: 03:02 minutes (1.44 MB)

Criminal charges against Montrealer who filmed undercover police at Montreal G20 protest to be heard in court

Montreal -- The trial of a Montreal man who was arrested after taking photos of undercover police will be heard in court later this week. Scott Weinstein was arrested on July 1, 2010, during a Montreal march denouncing mass arrests at the Toronto G20 protests. Julius Grey will appear for the defence in what promises to be an important political trial.

Weinstein left the march to take a video of a group of undercover police officers, who were described as "scary-looking" by another videographer. The undercover officers had earlier attempted to enter the march, only to be repulsed by watchful activists concerned about potential violence by police provocateurs. When Weinstein approached the undercovers, they were walking as a group in a street parallel to the march.


Art and activism meet on Montreal streets

A text originally published in edition 12 of Four Minutes to Midnight, launched in November at Expozine in Montreal. Ideas expressed in this article largely are linked to and inspire the work of the Howl! arts collective in Montreal.

In Montreal, art is a key element of the intensely complex collective identity that stretches across this beautiful island city.


Vigil for Farshad Mohammadi, who was shot by Montreal police

On January 6, 2012 Montreal police shot and killed Farshad Mohammadi, a homeless man, downtown at métro Bonaventure, the first police killing of the year. In response the Howl! arts collective is calling on people in Montreal to gather in remembrance and solidarity with Farshad Mohammadi. Howl! calls on community members, and particularly artists, to commemorate and express remembrance for Farshad Mohammadi via placard signs, song and poetic verse. As winter winds blow across Montreal, let us remember the struggle for justice and dignity of people on the streets.

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