Over 50 community members gathered together on July 13, 2010 to hear from 4 racialized candidates running for City Council in the 2010 Toronto Municipal Elections. The event was co-hosted by ACLA, CBTU and LATUC featured Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27), Cadigia Ali (Ward 2), Neethan Shan (Ward 42) and Karen Sun (Ward 19).
Release G20 ‘political
prisoners’: rights groups
Last Updated: Monday, July 5, 2010 | 3:13 PM ET Comments71Recommend41
The Canadian Press
Civil rights groups say mass detentions during the G20 summit were an abuse of power. (CBC)
The mass detention of people and widespread use of police force over the G20 summit weekend was a gross abuse of state power that demands an independent inquiry and the immediate release of “political prisoners,” a civil-rights coalition said Monday.
1) The immediate release of all political prisoners
2) An end to the criminalization of dissent with compensation for all victims of police violence
3) Meaningful economic resources and infrastructure to be invested in marginalized communities
4) An end to the persecution and criminalization of Aboriginal, migrant communities and non- status communities
5) Independent Police Oversight, community control over policing and civilian authority over the police.
6) An independent public inquiry into police actions during the summit, including disclosure on the role of police infiltrators leading up to and during events, and the chain of command for the extraordinary crackdown on legal rights and protests. Firm timelines must be established.