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Chinese locks in their poor at night

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/inside-chinas-gated-communitie...

This raises a lot of questions and concerns:

I don't believe it is unreasonable to characterize these as night-time concentration camps -- they are secured by armed guards.

It is offensive enough to me to see gated communities for the rich as we have here and in the US. This is so much worse. From a human rights point of view, we can't pretend not to see this especially if some of these workers are making products we buy. We should not pretend we are not participants. These are workers.

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Read, Share, and Endorse the Vancouver G8/G20 Solidarity Statement!

See the full statement, updates on arrests and charges, additional comments, and how you can help at:

http://vancouversolidarity.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/vancouversolidarity/  
and http://vancouversolidarity.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/endorsements-cont/

We, a broad-based network of Vancouver and BC civil society organizations and individuals, call for the immediate release of all those currently being held as part of the G8/G20 Summit police operations, and for all charges against community organizers to be dropped.

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On Legitimate and Illegitimate Protest

http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/node/3883

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Frederick Douglass, 1857

 

This page grows out of dialogue with many community members between the Vancouver Olympics in February and the Toronto G8/G20 in June. It needs saying.

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Statement from the Southern Ontario Anarchist Resistance: In "Carnage" We Find Beauty.

This is a repost that was found on various interspaces on July 6th 2010. We write this statement in unwavering defiance to the ongoing attempt to silence us: those who militantly voice their opposition to this ecocidal, colonial- capitalist state, and the corporations that profit from its systemic violence. The state does not represent us, and we do not consent to its rule or its racist, patriarchal 'justice' system, which only serves to uphold the interests of the ruling elite. In regards to the ongoing scapegoating of anarchists in a debacle reminiscent of the McCarthy era: This 'black scare' will not work. Nor is it an exception.

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Were the burning cop cars a staged event?

I know it's been discussed in other threads but this topic cries for one on its own. 

I have watched a number of Youtube videos and the CTV raw footage of the vandalism. And  I am inclined to dismiss most mastermind conspiracy theories as silliness.

But those two cop cars, abandoned for whatever reason - reasons that are never discussed - just seem to be a little too convienient.  This is in a city, in an area, that has way too many cops for the occasion, many kitted out in the latest in riot gear that make the whole scene look like a bad Stars Wars spoof.

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Day of Action for Civil Liberties

Jul 10, 2010 to Jul 11, 2010
Across Canada
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W
CA
Demonstrate your opposition to the excessive use of police force and the unprecedented curtailment of civil liberties.
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More arrested after the G20 Summit in Toronto

Hi,

I just found out that Charlie Vietch of the 'Love Police' was arrested as he trying to board his plane to England. He was an active participant in the G20 protests as a peaceful protester.

Here are the details:

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/19172.pdf

 

He is being arrested for this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD3lF0ZSgb8

 

I know this is an introduction page...i just did not know where else to post it.

 

Thanks,

 

Tiffany

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CAS says children should not be involved in G20

This is a great article about how the CAS will be present and "on call" during the G8/G20 protests in Toronto.

I'm so annoyed at this comment by their spokesperson:

Quote:

While Fleming did note that he respects the right to protest, he feels children should not be involved at the G20.

"You never know what these things will turn out to be. As a parent I'd have concerns. I'd have good intentions but not everyone has the same thoughts. I would think twice before taking my kids. The protests have been known to become violent and that would be a concern for anyone there."

And I loved John Clarke's response:

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Canada-Israel Committee counters criticism of Israel with homophobic tweet

They removed it after they got complaints, but luckily, someone was on their toes and got a screen capture of a homophobic remark the Canada-Israel Committee posted about Libby Davies on Twitter.

Quote:

Davies' goofy views must be denounced - Province ed reminds Libby mouthy lesbians aren't wanted in #Gaza

What morons.  And who does the Canada-Israel claim to represent on Twitter?

Quote:

The CIC is the official rep of the organized Jewish community on matters re Canada-Israel relations.

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NDP on verge of fixing thing it screwed up 7 years ago... maybe.

So, Bill C-389, a bill to introduce the same comprehensive human rights proctections for gender identity that sexual orientation has had for 7 years has passed second reading and is slowly meandering through the House of Commons. And has passed second reading.

Finally! Bill Siskay will make whole Canada's LGBT rights body of law. Finally! Someone will undo the damage done by that retrogressive politician,

...

wait for it,

...

Svend Robinson.

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Greetings Top All

Hi All

42 year old peachnick,beatnick hippy.

Love a good conversation,I moved to Canada in 1996,I sold out ,cut my hair shaved my beard to fit in,Took me a long time to appologise to my self.

but now I am back,Mid life crisis some might say.

Love Animals ,hate competition of all kinds .Strongly believe in the zen buddist principals.

Peace and Love to you All

Torquil

 

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Should I Win At the Human Rights Tribunal the $$ Will Go to Charity

I have been an activist for 23 yrs and am despised by quite a few municipal politicians in Montreal (and I welcome it).Laughing

Eight years ago Montreal's mayor told me on talk radio with 30,000 listening that he would do something to help humanity. Months later his head of communications told me that the mayor had replied to my question "in spontaneity"!

In Feb I went to a council meeting and the mayor told me that he could not do as I had asked "due to a technicality". He advised that he would phone the following day. He never did. I was not holding my breath.

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Government in Canada monitoring online forums

from cbc.ca

 

Bureaucrats monitor online forums

The next time you post an opinion in an online forum or a Facebook group message board, don't be surprised if you get a rebuttal from a federal employee.

The government is looking for ways to monitor online chatter about political issues and correct what it perceives as misinformation.

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