North America

ARIZONA: STATE OF FEAR

August 2, 2010

‘Attrition by enforcement’ is the name of the game in Arizona. The goal is to dissuade undocumented immigration by making life unbearable for the undocumented already living in Arizona. Desert tent jails and arbitrary checkpoints are two of the tactics used to strike fear into the undocumented with the goal of deterring others from coming.…

AL JAZEERA: DEADLY ILLEGAL US BORDER CROSSING

July 31, 2010

Citizens Demand Inquiry with Teeth

July 26, 2010

Public tells Toronto Police Services Board a G-20 inquiry must find out why rights violated and by whom

G20: Individual Freedom And Arbitrary State Action

July 26, 2010

In a murder trial, if the police obtain evidence illegally and can't make their case otherwise, most of us accept the principle that a person we believe to be guilty should go free. We do this because we don’t want to live in a police state. Our right to privacy, to avoid arbitrary search and…

G20: Individual Freedom And Arbitrary State Action

July 26, 2010

In a murder trial, if the police obtain evidence illegally and can't make their case otherwise, most of us accept the principle that a person we believe to be guilty should go free. We do this because we don’t want to live in a police state. Our right to privacy, to avoid arbitrary search and…

Economic Crisis And Racism Haunt Arizona Immigration Debate

July 26, 2010

On Wednesday, a last-second injunction from Judge Susan Bolton temporarily stopped the most aggressive provisions of state bill SB1070 from going into effect. This is the Arizona law that will target undocumented immigrants. In particular, the judge struck down the section that compels police officers to demand identification from anyone they stop whom they suspect…

Economic Crisis And Racism Haunt Arizona Immigration Debate

July 26, 2010

On Wednesday, a last-second injunction from Judge Susan Bolton temporarily stopped the most aggressive provisions of state bill SB1070 from going into effect. This is the Arizona law that will target undocumented immigrants. In particular, the judge struck down the section that compels police officers to demand identification from anyone they stop whom they suspect…

“Hell No” – Your Right to Dissent

July 25, 2010

Michael Ratner: There is a North America-wide strategy to take away the right to mass protest

In Defense of Toronto Police

July 22, 2010

Jonathan Kay: Toronto Police did a good job in difficult circumstances but detention needs investigation

Bursting ‘Officer Bubbles’

July 20, 2010

Const. Adam Josephs, now known simply as Officer Bubbles, has become one of the Toronto Police Service’s most infamous members thanks to a Real News video. But has the popularity of the video hurt or helped the media’s portrayal of the events of the G-20 in Toronto? Produced by Jesse Freeston.