CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 27th JUNE 2010
VIDEO: WHAT BIG MEDIA IGNORED: 25,000 PEACEFULLY DEMONSTRATE AGAINST G20 POLICIES IN TORONTO
THE TORONTO G20 RIOT FRAUD: UNDERCOVER POLICE ENGAGED IN PURPOSEFUL PROVOCATION AT TAX PAYERS’ EXPENSE
by Terry Burrows, Global Research
Toronto is right now in the midst of a massive government / media propaganda fraud. As events unfold, it is becoming increasingly clear that the ‘Black Bloc’ are undercover police operatives engaged in purposeful provocations to eclipse and invalidate legitimate G20 citizen protest by starting a riot. Government agents have been caught doing this before in Canada.
THE G8 FAILS ITS OWN TEST
Editorial, The Toronto Star
Canada pledged a credible $1.1 billion in new funds over five years for Harper’s signature “Muskoka Initiative” to improve maternal and child health care…But the recession-battered G8 as a group responded feebly, mustering only $5 billion over five years. That is barely a fifth of what the United Nations reckons would be their fair share if they were determined to make a real difference…This is a shabby performance for a rich club that generates close to $40 trillion in wealth, and prides itself on the belief that “its collective will can be a powerful catalyst for sustainable change and progress,” as the communiqué put it. By that grandiose measure, the G8 failed its own leadership test.
PUNISHMENT PARK: AN EYEWITNESS REPORT OF POLICE VIOLENCE IN EAST TORONTO
by Chris Webb, Canadian Dimension
This morning I gathered with a group of friends and comrades in Jimmie Simpson park on Queen Street East. We were small in our numbers because many organizers had been arrested and are currently being held in a large detention facility at 629 Eastern Avenue. Our intention was to provide support, food, water and transport to those who were released from the detention centre…The message and intent of the march was one of peace, solidarity and justice.
VIDEO: YORK UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR DAVID McNALLY TALKS TO THE CBC’S CAROLE MACNEIL ABOUT BLACK BLOC TACTICS AND ANARCHISTS
THE HARPER PLAN FOR A GLOBAL DEPRESSION
by James Laxer, rabble.ca
If the U.S. and other major countries slam the brakes on government spending, the world will be pushed into a deflationary downward spiral. Unemployment will rise and many countries will be pushed back into recession. The U.S. needs to deal with its debt problems in such a way as not to convert the current economic malaise into a catastrophe. Over time, the U.S. will need to sharply raise taxes for the rich and the affluent, refashion its trade relationships with China and other countries, and re-launch its crumbling manufacturing sector.
POLICE POWERS TOO SWEEPING
Editorial, The Toronto Star
Since when do Canadians have to submit to police scrutiny for strolling down the street in broad daylight? We don’t do “Papers, please.” The Charter of Rights and the age-old common law affirm our right to go peacefully about our business without having to identify ourselves to the police, much less submit to searches.
Except in Toronto at the 2010 Group of 20 summit this weekend.
“I HAVE LIVED IN TORONTO FOR 32 YEARS. HAVE NEVER SEEN A DAY LIKE THIS” JOURNALIST STEVE PAIKIN’S TWITTER ACCOUNT OF PROTEST
Journalist Steve Paikin, calling it an awful night for democracy, witnessed quite a bit in yesterday’s demonstration(s), including being “escorted” away by police.
• i have lived in toronto for 32 years. have never seen a day like this. shame on the vandals.
• so the police just started arresting people. i stress, this was a peaceful, middle class, diverse crowd. no anarchists
• the demonstration on the esplanade was peaceful. it was like an old sit in. no one was aggressive. and yet riot squad officers moved in.
• i saw police brutality tonight. it was unnecessary. they asked me to leave the site or they would arrest me. i told them i was dong my job.
• ppl standing around with hands in air. this was peaceful. it won’t be now. unprovoked attack by police
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