I took many photos and a lot of video this weekend during the G20 protests. I’ve posted what I think are my best shots on picasa and on facebook. It would be greatly appreciated if people could comment on which one(s) they think are best.Read More Photos from G20 Protests
There has been a lot of media exposure centered around a few (five I believe) burning cruisers. Now, we could discuss to what extent that was angry demonstrators and to what extent it was a police action or set up – but in relation to the numerous charter violations that occured this weekend that discussion […]Read More Violations of Basic Rights at the G20 protests
This weekend my house was illegally raided on the pretense of investigating a report of a break and enter. The original break and enter report was probably real – two couchsurfers we were hosting came back to our house and instead of phoning me as I had instructed, climbed through a window. The police arrived with eight […]Read More This is what a Charter Violation Feels like – the Illegal Police Raid on 429 Brunswick
EDIT: While it has been incontrovertibly proved that the police dressed undercover cops in black-block outfit (watch 2:35), there is only suggestive evidence that police provocateurs actually engaged in violence has appeared. The most important pieces of suggestive evidence are the many examples of brand new clothing worn by black blockers (seen above linked video or this blog […]Read More Agent provocateur tactics at the G20 Protests? A forum for evidence and Discussion
A law, quietly passed but exposed by the Toronto Mobilization Committee’s Movement Defence Committee, criminalizes human life within 5 meters of the G20 security wall. You can read the law, “ONTARIO REGULATION 233/10″, online, but it won’t be published publicly (in the Ottawa Gazette) until july 3rd – after it is no longer in effect. In short, if […]Read More “Public Works Protection Act” – i.e. Charter Rights on Hold till next week
As part of the build up to this weekend’s G20 summit, each day this week has been a themed day of resistance. Yesterday’s theme was Climate Justice. Today’s theme is indigenous sovereignty, and the march was organized by aboriginal groups fighting for respect, treaty rights, against institutional racism, and for truth and exposure of the Canadian Genocide. […]Read More Report Back: June 24 Indigenous Day of Action
Read my recent post on burycoal.comRead More The Gaza Freedom Flotilla and Climate Change?
High above the Atlantic on my way back to Canadian soil, I find myself reflecting on “what I got out of”, “what I learned” in Europe, etc… The question is one I expect to be asked, and one I find hostile – it’s the commodification of experience, such that it can be paid for, ranked, […]Read More What I learned in Europe