North America

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.

The Missing Words at the G-20

July 19, 2010

THE MISSING WORDS AT THE G-20 – or an absurd plan for the global economic crisis With all the public attention during G-20 on the 1000 arrests and such, something critical was overlooked.  That's the paradox the assembled heads of governments created for ending the global economic crisis. The G-20 leaders recognize that "demand" needs…

I HAVE NO TRUST IN POLICE OR THE SYSTEM AFTER THIS

July 17, 2010
Testimony #10 from the G-20-Reports from witnesses and subjects of police actions

The Missing Words At The G20

July 16, 2010

With all the public attention during G20 on the 1000 arrests and such, something critical was overlooked.  That's the paradox the assembled heads of governments created for ending the global economic crisis. The G20 leaders recognize that "demand" needs to grow. That means people must have the means to buy stuff. Do a search in…

The Missing Words At The G20

July 16, 2010

With all the public attention during G20 on the 1000 arrests and such, something critical was overlooked.  That's the paradox the assembled heads of governments created for ending the global economic crisis. The G20 leaders recognize that "demand" needs to grow. That means people must have the means to buy stuff. Do a search in…

REPORT FROM ARIZONA

July 14, 2010

Are Latino Immigrants a 21st Century Invasion or the Latest Economic Scapegoat? After just a few days in Arizona, it’s become abundantly clear to me that many of those active in the debate around the controversial immigration law SB1070 are operating on very different information.