Hep C / HIV / homelessness / prison

Checking into the “Homeless Hilton”

by Bill O’Leary ______________________________________________________________ There is a clear connection and relationship between the issues of homelessness and imprisonment. This relationship is forged on false understandings held by the community, mainstream media portrayals that feed this understanding, and the ongoing criminalization and containment of people experiencing homelessness that supports the view that homelessness warrants institutionalization.  If … Continue reading

human rights / justice / Prison Strike / prisoners' rights / Slave labour

Georgia prisoners continue their protest strike

Georgia prisoners continue their protest strike LARA MARLOWE in Washington (from IrishTimes.com) THOUSANDS OF prisoners in at least four penitentiaries across the state of Georgia continued a non-violent strike for the fifth consecutive day yesterday in a showdown between the Department of Corrections and inmates over forced labour and poor living conditions. The strike is … Continue reading

event listings / G2o / human rights / justice / law / Police

Vigil Against the Criminal Legal System – December 19th

—Please Forward Widely— Vigil Against the Criminal Legal System Come and show your support for, and solidarity with those who continue to resist the injustice and brutality of the criminal legal system, the cops, and the courts. Sunday December 19th, 6pm-8pm In front of Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West *** Who Are We? … Continue reading