Vancouver Police go “Beyond the Call”, Gang arrest a 100 pound woman…….

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1238992_649837271696051_1460301578_nI 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.

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A thought on transit police from The Bus Riders Union

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Are the transit police making the transit system safer? Let’s look at the facts:Transit-Police-900x600
  • 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
The transit system belongs to all of us!

In 2006, TransLink spent $16.6 million to hire 84 transit police with full…

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After Northern Gateway pipeline recommendation, Unist’ot’en blockade camp ups the ante

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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

Erin Flegg, Vancouver Observer, Jan 6th, 2014

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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Canadian women detained after Molotov cocktail attacks on Mexico City government offices

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.

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Two Canadian women are in Mexican custody, suspected of lobbing Molotov cocktails at Mexico City government offices.

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38 Blood Ally Anarchist Space Film Screening: Las Libertarias

– 9:30pm
Thursday January 9 2014

Venue: 38 Blood Alley
Address: 38 Blood Alley Square
Cost: Free or By Donation
Accessibility: The venue is situated on the south side of Blood Alley Square. There are several cobblestones, but there is ramp access and it’s an open space once inside. There are fewer cobblestones to navigate coming from Abbott vs Carrall. The washroom is not fully WC accessible, the doorway is about 27 inches wide.

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)


Kick It Till It Breaks – An introduction to Angry Brigade -France

[Translated from french by Jean Weir from the introduction of Angry Brigade : Elements de la critique anarchiste armée en Angleterre, Ravage Editions, July 2012.]

On the night of January 12, 1971, coverage in the Times is explicit: “Two bombs devastate Carr’s house on day of protest.” Robert Carr was then Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity in the newly elected conservative Heath government. He was responsible for the proposal for the Industrial Relations Act earlier in the day, leading to many workers’ demonstrations. This direct attack is claimed by a group named “the Angry Brigade” in a context of widespread social tension such as England has not experienced since at a time when all over Europe and on all the continents many groups were organizing themselves to physically attack the structures of capital and a certain moral order that the times of 68 had not succeeded in dissipating.
Waves of massive protests appear more or less everywhere, youth disillusioned with a system that continues to develop ever more effective means for crushing individuals and burying people’s dreams of another world, but a youth excited by the prospect of a radical transformation of the existent. Some take the path of urban unrest on specific themes or against the old world in general, others specialize in revolutionary theory, others specialize in clandestine or semi-clandestine agitation, others still navigate between these various methods in consistent roundtrips.

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