Posts tagged: protest
Kind of ironic, considering:
Dozens of police face discipline over G20 ID badges
Toronto Police union loses bid to end mandatory name tags
Arrests at Free Speech Demonstration, Sunday 28 January 1912
Members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies) being arrested for defying a ban on soap box orating at the Powell Street Grounds (Oppenheimer Park) in 1912.
For a detailed account of this and a similar campaign in 1909, see Mark Leier, “Solidarity on Occasion: The Vancouver Free Speech Fights of 1909 and 1912,” Labour/Le Travail #23 (Spring 1989)
Source: British Columbia Archives #D-0638
The more things change, the more things stay the same. Or get worse.
This young man wrote a blog and was told by the police that he had to redact it, because he named the undercover police officer who gained his trust, became his friend and set him up. Like any good activist blogger, Ichim began blogging about it. Now the police are trying to make him take it down, he’s been threatened with arrest, and his blog talks about what it’s like.
The name that he named was the Undercover Cop’s fake name.
Not even the real name.
You can read about it here.
“Last night, the police used pepper spray in two separate incidents, and many are now questioning whether the police use of force was appropriate to the circumstances,” McGinn said in a statement. “I have seen video and written descriptions of the incidents.
“To those who engaged in peaceful protest, I am sorry that you were pepper sprayed.”
McGinn said he had met with Police Chief John Diaz and the command staff.
» In the immortal words of Nero Wolfe: “Pfui.”
Free culture organization Fight for the Future has created an elegantly animated explanation of how the entertainment industry’s push to stop piracy has far-reaching, and potentially very problematic consequences.