This video made my morning. Setting aside some CP solidarity bias, this guy is awesome. The BBC clearly wanted to seek public support against the protests against this video, but McIntyre did not let that happen. I wish I could shake your hand man. Here in Canada, we experienced similar incidents during and … Continue reading #Disabled Man w #CP gives #BBC a reality check! #solidarity @jodymcintyre
This is a great start, but I think to truly be effective we need to open up discussion to issues of ableism as well as audism that took place in and around the G20. Such incidents speak to me of a need for better police training on these issues. Perhaps this is something to bring … Continue reading #AUDISM AND THE #TORONTO #POLICE SERVICE – IS A COMMUNITY FORUM ENOUGH?
by Doug Draper / July 7th, 2010 John Pruyn wasn't much in the mood for celebrating Canada Day this year. How could he be after the way he was treated a few days earlier in Toronto by figures of authority most of us were brought up to respect, our publicly paid-for police forces who are … Continue reading #Amputee Has His Artificial Leg Ripped off by Police and Is Slammed in Makeshift Cell during #G20 Summit
We have all heard the stories of the Toronto Police Services denying interpreters, accusing Deaf people of "faking", interpreting attempts to communicate as violence, misunderstanding facial expressions that are a part of our grammar as anger, and countless other acts of audism, discrimination, and violence. It is time to do something about it! Join us … Continue reading #AUDISM AND THE #TORONTO #POLICE SERVICE EVENT #G20
Published On Sat Jun 26 2010 Brendan Kennedy Staff Reporter Family and friends of Emomotimi Azorbo, a deaf protestor who was arrested Friday, waited at the west-end courthouse where all G20 bail hearings take place this morning in the rain. Azorbo, 30, was arrested at the intersection of College and Yonge after when he did … Continue reading #Deaf #g20 protester expected in court today
By John Rae June 16, 2010 At major local, national and international gatherings that discuss issues facing the future needs in our society, it is common to consider the inequities of women, the discrimination facing indigenous groups or racial minorities, and nowadays one can expect calls to discuss the future of our planet to be … Continue reading Commentary: Is #Disability EVEN on the #G8 / #G20 Radar Screen?
With 20 days to go to the G8 and G20 summits in Toronto, here are 20 reasons that the climate movement needs to get mobilized. Every day you can become increasingly motivated to get organize, get mobilized, and know just why we need to have our voices heard. 1. The G8 and G20 are a … Continue reading 20 Reasons to Mobilize around the #G20
Published On Wed Apr 28 2010 Jennifer Yang http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/801983--all-g20-protests-will-be-directed-to-trinity-bellwoods-park?bn=1 With the upcoming G20 summit looming over downtown Toronto, the event is casting an increasingly larger shadow, one that now stretches as far west as Trinity Bellwoods Park. Summit officials have chosen the park as the designated protesting area for the G20 summit on June 26 … Continue reading All #G20 protests will be directed to Trinity Bellwoods Park #Toronto
Jennifer Yang Staff Reporter Access to the innermost security zone during the G20 weekend will be controlled by a 3-metre-high fence and five levels of security screening, a summit official said Tuesday. These were among the few details shared with more than 100 property managers and company representatives who attended Tuesday morning’s “G20 summit preparedness … Continue reading #G20 summit #security to be ‘massive’ ~ but is anyone really surprised?