By Rady Ananda
Ontario police have a penchant for brutality, sexual assault and false arrest, the latest example exposed during a civil lawsuit filed last month.
During preparations for the G20 Summit last year, Sean Salvati was arrested in Toronto for saying, “Well, good luck on Saturday.”
Here’s police video of the incident:
“One of the officers grabbed the neck and began punching me,” Salvati said in an interview with the Star [on June 23]. “(He) mentioned something about ‘These are your rights.’ You know? Like: ‘You think you have rights? These are your rights.’”
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Prisons
Tagged g20, ontario, ottawa, police brutality, rcmp, Roxanne Carr, Sean Salvati, Sgt. Steve Desjourdy, Stacy Bonds, Toronto, Toronto Police Services Board
By Paul Jay
YOUR RIGHTS CAN DISAPPEAR IN A SNAP – The Ontario Cabinet imposes something close to martial law without you even knowing
Everybody in Ontario should understand the Public Works Protection Act. It sounds like some obscure piece of legislation that couldn’t matter very much to most people. But look again. With a snap of the Ontario Cabinet’s fingers, they can essentially eliminate your right to assemble and eliminate probable cause before your person or your car could be searched.
By Dana Gabriel
image by CasaZaza – click to enlarge
It appears as if the G20 summit in Toronto is shaping up to be a showdown between anarchists and police. Caught in the middle of the security circus are local residents. If there is violence and property damage, peaceful protesters will also be demonized. The recent bombing of a bank, perpetrated by a so-called anarchist group, has given an excuse to enact more police state measures during the summit. The curious timing of the attack emphasizes the threat of terrorism and further justifies the huge security apparatus being assembled.
By Eva Joly
The irresponsible attitude of certain countries, the EU and the IMF to Iceland’s economic collapse demonstrates their inability to learn that excessive deregulation of markets, particularly financial markets, which they engineered, fails, writes the advisor for the criminal investigation into Iceland’s failed banks.
Posted in Economy Economics, Neoliberalism
Tagged britain, class war, economic meltdown, european union, financial scam artists, g20, g8, global debt, imf, johanna sigurdardottir, Neoliberalism, netherlands, Region: Iceland, usury, world bank