Idle No More Toronto -Over 1000 people! Idle No More FlashMob Round Dance Took Over Yonge-Dundas Square today in downtown Toronto as part of the Idle No More rallies happening in solidarity with First Nations across Canada and the world.
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RALLIES ARE HAPPENING IN EGYPT, OTTAWA, TORONTO, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, LOS ANGELES, -BRITISH COLUMBIA, SASKATCHEWAN, EDMONTON, WINNIPEG, SUDBURY, SIOUX LOOKOUT, YUKON, OWEN SOUND, SAN FRANCISCO, HAMILTON, VANCOUVER AND MORE!
After reviewing video footage from both parties, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the federal district court in Manhattan sided with the protesters, clearing the way for a class-action lawsuit.
The above video discusses abuses suffered by credentialed members of the media at the hands of the New York City Police Department. The number of journalists arrested has been called into question this week,
after Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Paul Browne, deputy commissioner for public information gave an interview where they tried to rewrite Occupy Wall Street history.:
[NYPD Commissioner Ray] Kelly also said the NYPD was unfairly criticized over its removal of protesters from Zuccotti Park last year, saying the people who were arrested had defied legal orders to leave the park and were pushing through police lines after monitoring department radios to learn what officers were planning.
Paul Browne, the deputy commissioner for public information, who accompanied Kelly to the interview, added that only one journalist was arrested during the operation, despite stories to the contrary, which he called “a total myth.” Occupy Wall Street protesters were forging press credentials in an effort to get through the police lines, he added, but that doesn’t mean actual reporters were arrested.
So if you believe that the NYPD targets media persons during protest arrests or that they did so at any of the Occupy evictions, you probably believe in the tooth fairy, Big Foot, and think that the moon is made of swiss cheese.
Of the NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" policy:
“We’re saving lives,” Kelly said, “mostly young men of color.”
Is that what's going on in this video? Sure, and Santa's going to bring me a pink unicorn with glitter for Christmas this year. Time for Ray Kelly to retire, and take his fairy tales with him.
This short by Bis Films, a boutique production company based in Montreal, shines a light on the student movement that started in Quebec last winter and has since won support and solidarity throughout Canada and the world. The prevalence of red patches on backpacks and lapels across several continents illustrates how a battle over access to education morphed into a full-fledged social movement once the government tried to suppress it with anti-protest legislation.
"It started with a debate about education," a young demonstrator says in the film, "then it quickly became a debate about society, about what kind of government we want, what kind of future we want for coming generations."
The largest environmental mobilization in Canada's history took place on Earth Day: 300,000 rally in Montréal to tell Canada not to withdraw from Kyoto.
The biggest environmental protest in Canada's history took place in the streets of Montreal today on Earth Day. People from all across Quebec rallied to tell Prime Minister Stephen Harper that they do not support his decision to withdraw from the Kyoto protocol. They assembled into one of the biggest human mosaic ever created.
People also gathered to protest against Quebec Premier Jean Charest's plan to open up the province's last wild places for industrial development.