G2o / human rights / justice / Police / Uncategorized

G20 commanders committed misconduct

Provincial police watchdog concludes G20 aftermath: High-ranking and frontline Toronto police officers face charges Toronto Star; May 18, 2012 by Jayme Poisson, Jennifer Yang and Emily Jackson “In his sweeping review, McNeilly concluded high-ranking Toronto police commanders overreacted during the G20 summit and assumed an “autocratic structure,” with superior officers — including Blair, according to … 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

abolition / criminalization / government / human rights / justice / prisoners' rights / systemic racism

“Club Fed” – Part 1

by Giselle Dias ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Last night I was at a dinner party when the topic of prisons came up. It usually does when I am around because that is what I want to talk about. As I was talking about the poor conditions of prisons someone asked me “but what about club fed?” Immediately the … Continue reading

Activism / drug policy / G2o / Hep C / HIV / human rights / Police / poverty / prison / prisoners' rights / Racism / sex workers' rights / social justice / women's rights

Day After Day Coalition

We are a group of activists, advocates and service providers that do in-reach into women’s jails and prisons in Ontario.  We think prisons should be abolished. We oppose the G20, and all the police super powers that went along with it.  We are appalled at how G20 detainees and prisoners have been treated at the … Continue reading

abolition / Aboriginal issues / Activism / criminalization / drug policy / G8/G20 / human rights / immigration issues / justice / prisoners' rights

The G20 and Its Connections to Prisoners’ Justice Organizing

by Giselle Dias The G20 symbolized many different things to each of us but one of the overarching themes (from my perspective) was the level of state repression/oppression/violence. In a statement from the Toronto Community Mobilization Network (June 2010) they stated: “Instead of simplifying our diverse struggles in to one issue, we supported actions for … Continue reading

Conrad Black / drug policy / human rights / justice / prison

Excerpt from “My Prison Education” by Conrad Black

National Post; July 31st, 2010 http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/31/conrad-black-my-prison-education/ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “It had been an interesting experience, from which I developed a much greater practical knowledge than I had ever had before of those who had drawn a short straw from the system; of the realities of street level American race relations; of the pathology of incorrigible criminals; and … Continue reading

Conrad Black / human rights / justice / legislation / prison expansion / prisoners' rights / Stephen Harper

Canada’s Inhumane Prison Plan

Conrad Black’s surprisingly progressive analysis of the Conservative government/Correctional Service of Canada’s inaccurately titled “Roadmap to Strengthening Community Safety, from the National Post on Friday, May 28th. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “This Roadmap–which was released in 2007, and which the Harper government began officially responding to in its budget in 2008, setting out a five-year plan — turns … Continue reading

criminalization / HIV / human rights / justice / law / Uncategorized


Statement from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network TORONTO, May 11, 2010 — In a ruling released last Friday, May 7th, a trial judge in British Columbia found that a gay man living with HIV had had unprotected anal sex with his then-partner without disclosing his HIV status on three occasions, but acquitted him on the … Continue reading