Mass Protests in North America

920 ‘Moral Monday’ Arrests Made, NC Movement Vows to Push Back on Senate Voter ID Bill

July 23, 2013

Rev. Curtis Gatewood: Senate bill would make it harder for college students, low income households to vote, as GOP-controlled legislature aims to revive Jim Crow practices

Seattle Teachers’ Boycott of High Stakes Tests Spreads

January 24, 2013

Educators nationwide support growing Seattle teacher boycott of high stakes tests

Occupy Protestors Vow to Return

November 15, 2011

Concerted attack on occupy movements took place after 18 mayors held a conference to discuss a coordinated strategy

Occupy DC targets Economy and Militarism

November 9, 2011

David Swanson: Occupy Freedom Plaza DC plans its own “super committee” meetings on the economy

Occupy Oakland Closes the Port

November 5, 2011

Davey D: Occupy Oakland is built on the shoulders of decades of struggle

Occupy Wall St. Defeats NYC Eviction Attempt

October 14, 2011

Hundreds rally to defend Occupation after Mayor threatens eviction

Occupy DC Targets Wars and Economy

October 8, 2011

Occupy DC campaign begins with demands to end militarism and for economic justice

Nonviolent Wall St. Protesters Face Mass Arrest

October 4, 2011

Occupy Wall St. enters third week as movement spreads across US

80 People Arrested at "Occupy Wall St."

September 27, 2011

Protesters vow to continue occupying Wall St. until demands are met

Is There a Right to Protest in Ontario?

June 26, 2011

Howard Morton: Those in power have learned nothing from the Toronto G-20 events

Thousands of G-20 Detentions Illegal: Ontario Ombudsman

June 25, 2011

Paul Jay asks Ombudsman Andre Marin who is responsible and who has been held accountable for "the most massive compromise of civil liberties in Canadian history"

RCMP vs Toronto Police – Who Wanted "Martial Law" Legislation?

June 25, 2011

The RCMP says they didn’t know that Chief Blair requested Public Works Protection Act, Blair says he did it on their advice

Toronto G-20: Will Police be Held Accountable After Scathing Ombudsman’s Report?

January 23, 2011

TRNN Replay: Paul Jay: If use of "martial law" was illegal, are most arrests at G-20 also illegal?

Ontario G20 Police Review Director Makes a Pledge

October 5, 2010

Gerry McNeilly: Will conduct a systemic review of police actions during G20 after complaints from citizens indicate a ‘pattern of behavior concerns’. Oct. 5 TRNN – A review by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) will delve into the method behind the madness of Toronto’s G20 policing fiasco.  In an interview with The Real News, Senior Editor Paul Jay asked director of the IOPRD, Gerry McNeilly about whether his review would address specific incidents, such as the kettling of peaceful protesters on Queen Street, the intolerance of self-identified journalists, to the extent of arresting or being violent towards journalists, and the absence of police during the notorious police car burnings being a strategic move to validate other police hostility. McNeilly, said the review will be systemic, and will address all incidents mentioned in complaints received by his office, including unlawful arrests, detainment, treatment of journalists, and the training and culture that police were exposed to in preparation of the summit.  In an interview with The Real News, McNeilly said both the nature and volume of complaints received by his office compelled him to conduct the review. He said the complaints pointed to a pattern of police behavior that warranted investigation.  “And that led me to look at the authorities that I have under the legislation, and the authorities indicated that I have the ability to conduct a review of a systemic nature when a pattern of behavior concerns developed. And this was that situation,” he said. The IOPRD has the legal authority, under…

G-20: Is There a Right to Protest?

August 22, 2010

TRNN Replay: "BEWARE OF COMING POLICE STATE" Pt.2 Clayton Ruby: No effective way to enforce charter of rights

Senior Lawyer Says "Beware of Coming Police State"

August 21, 2010

Clayton Ruby defends Charlie Veitch, second person charged under Public Works Protection Act

WHO GAVE THE G-20 COMMANDER HIS COMMANDS?

July 10, 2010

Paul Jay: Was the prime minister the hidden hand behind the G-20 fiasco in Toronto?