On the weekend of February 8th, London, Ontario is hosting a Prisoners Justice Film Festival. The wide ranging festival features short films and presentations on topics that are problematic with how humans are treated when they are forced into government detention.
On Friday, February 8th, the focus is on Queer, Trans, and 2 Spirit perspectives. This evening will have 5 films shown, and also will contain presentations from speakers who work with people who face discrimination within the Prison Industrial Complex. The event will be held at the Central Library (251 Dundas) starting at 7pm.
On Saturday, February 9th, the location shifts to Old East Studios (755 Dundas), and will begin at 1pm. There will be 3 different series presented on this day, starting with films based on Immigration and Indigenous people, and the state violence that is perpetuated against them. 5 films will be shown in this segment, which is hosted by No One Is Illegal London.
By: Eric Jacobs
On October 31, 2012, Parliament voted to approve Bill C-309, an amendment to Section 65 of the Canadian Criminal Code also known as the Preventing Persons from Concealing Their Identity during Riots and Unlawful Assemblies Act. Following a formal rubber-stamping by the Senate, this bill will establish two new criminal offences, each with alarmingly harsh sentencing provisions. Once Bill C-309 becomes law, individuals charged with wearing a mask or other disguise while participating in a riot (defined as “an unlawful assembly that has begun to disturb the peace tumultuously”) will face an indictable offence carrying a maximum sentence of ten years; those charged with concealing their identity while participating in an unlawful assembly could face either an indictable offence—carrying a maximum sentence of five years—or a less serious summary offence. The crime of rioting currently carries a maximum two year sentence, whereas participation in an unlawful assembly is a basic summary offence.
OFFICIAL NOTICE: K.C.C.S raided by police
The Kingston Compassion Club Society was shut down by the Kingston Police on Sunday June 19th. They seized the location and product without a warrant. The Kingston Police served a search warrant for the K.C.C.S on Tuesday June 21st, for our computer system and records and patient files. This was brought on by a former worker of the K.C.C.S, who made false allegations to the police, at the police station, about the K.C.C.S, on Sunday June 19th.
Currently all workers of the K.C.C.S face charges of trafficking. The members of the K.C.C.S, who all have a legal need and doctor supervised use of cannabis therapy, are now forced back to street dealers until the K.C.C.S re-opens. Their Section 7 Rights have been violated. Our landlords still support the K.C.C.S and its purpose, as do all of our local community agencies and allies.
Submitted by taxikipali on http://libcom.org
Dec 29 2008
K. Kouneva, a militant syndicalist of the cleaner's union in Athens was attacked with sulphuric acid and is in intensive care. The attack has led to the occupation of the Electric Railway HQs in Athens and a protest march to the hospital where she lies in coma. On Monday protesters clashed with and routed riot police guarding the company's offices in Piraeus.
University of Toronto Administration threatens Code of Student Conduct against student representatives speaking out against tuition fee increases
TORONTO, May 8 /CNW/ - Student representatives at the University of Toronto have received letters threatening Code of Student Conduct sanctions after peaking out against tuition fee increases. Those threatened include the President of the University of Toronto Students' Union (U.T.S.U.), the former U.T.S.U. Vice-President University Affairs, an executive member of the Arts and Science Students' Union (ASSU) and a student governor.
CALL TO ACTION: UofT PRESSES CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST 14 FOR MOBILIZING AGAINST FEE HIKES
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