6.26.2010

get out there and march



The "Shout Out for Global Justice" was amazing and inspiring.

I was especially thrilled to see Vandana Shiva and Pablo Solon. Sure, Amy Goodman and Naomi Klein are great, but you can hear and read them any day of the week. Shiva, Solon, Clayton Thomas-Muller - these were the real treats. People who are showing us that another world is possible, and who are out there creating it right now.

Since I'm off from work this weekend, I hope to write about it tomorrow, but more than that, I hope you'll all be able to see video of the whole event.

Today is the day to take to the streets, to protest the G20 agenda - its entire anti-democratic existence - and the police lockdown of Toronto and Ontario.

The feeder march of the Canadian Peace Alliance begins 12:30 at the US Consulate, the main march begins 1:00 at Queen's Park. Women will lead the way carrying a giant coat hanger, to remind Stephen Harper and his G20 cronies that maternal health includes abortion.

Be there!

Thanks to Dr. Dawg for the pic, via pmoharper.

4 comments:

redsock said...

Dalton McGuinty says that secretly drafting and approving sweeping new powers for the police is "in keeping with the values and standards of Ontarians".

NDP justice critic and lawyer Peter Kormos disagrees: "This is the stuff Kafka wrote novels about. Secret laws that the citizenry is not aware of are the hallmarks of tin pot dictatorships."

redsock said...

Toronto Star's live blog:

1:49 p.m. Queen's Park

A lone war resister , Michelle Robidoux with the War Resisters group when and asked if any American war resisters were here today. She said she knew of one. "Most of them are staying away because of their status," she said, gesturing towards the rapidly increasing police presence.

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Well, that is poorly written.

redsock said...

2:53 p.m. John and Queen: "Somewhere, there are slogans being chanted."

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Really?!?!?

L-girl said...

Dalton McGuinty says that secretly drafting and approving sweeping new powers for the police is "in keeping with the values and standards of Ontarians".

Piece of shit McGuinty. So most Ontarians are fascists? I don't think so.

A lone war resister , Michelle Robidoux with the War Resisters group

Yay Michelle!

Olivia Chow mentioned the WRs in her speech at the peace rally. I will email her to say thank you.