I took this photograph of a woman being arrested and taken away yesterday in front of the Sunrise Hotel on Hastings Street. She weighed probably well under 100 lbs and presumably was behaving erratically on the street. There are in fact two more officers in behind the scene who are not visible. She was terrified. At one point the officer in front pushed her head down and she screamed while the other officer in the back put cuffs on her. Is there any other way to help people with mental illnesses? Photo copyright Gabor Gasztonyi.
- Transit police have assaulted transit riders, and they admit to tasering people for not paying their fares.
- Transit police harass First Nations people and people of colour.
- Transit police target fare checks against people who look poor.
- Transit police have called Immigration on people they think are undocumented migrants. Because of this, many undocumented people will not ride transit because they are afraid of being deported.
- Transit police admit that fare enforcement is their first priority, before the safety and well-being of transit riders.
- Transit police issue $173 fines to people who can’t afford the transit fare.
- Undercover transit police fine people who give their used tickets away to people who can’t afford the fare
In 2006, TransLink spent $16.6 million to hire 84 transit police with full…
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First Nations blockade camp standing in the path of Northern Gateway gets an influx of volunteer applications in preparation for the fight against oil and gas companies
With the announcement of the National Energy Board’s ruling in favour of Enbridge’s Northern pipeline, and the fall of yet another government environmental safeguard, the organizers of the anti-pipeline blockade camp in Northern BC are more committed than ever to holding their ground. Along with partner Forest Action Network (FAN), they’ve put out a call for more volunteers, and FAN director Zoe Blunt says they’ve received a flood of applications in the past week from people eager to travel to the camp and help out.
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From: Mainstream Swine
Two Canadian women are in Mexican custody, suspected of lobbing Molotov cocktails at Mexico City government offices.
Late Sunday night, three suspects, clad all in black, allegedly ignited a series of gasoline bombs at both a Nissan dealership and a high-rise building housing the offices of Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation.
The attack occurred in the Mexico City borough of Benito Juárez, a middle-class area just south of the city centre. According to Mexican media, the explosions — five in all — sent bystanders fleeing in panic from the area.
Thursday January 9 2014
A herstorical drama about a young nun’s experience of liberation. She is illuminated by other women who challenge constructions of class, religion and gender on their own terms during the spanish revolution (1936). Spanish with English subtitles, 125mins. Warning: graphic scenes (rape, misogyny, murder)