This week's mass processing inside (and outside) a Toronto courthouse helped clarify June's Jailapalooza festival during the G20, the largest mass arrest in our history.
Since the Second World War, the U.S. economy has been built around what you might call the fear sector. We're now seeing the first attempt by a Canadian government to follow this model.
Video after video, photo after photo, story after story came pouring in this weekend about another friend or relative who had been unlawfully arrested, physically, and emotionally abused in Toronto.
Among the leaders it has all been photo-ops and handshakes. Right now, the first plenary of the G20 is only just beginning with the official opening reception featuring leaders and wives.
If we have learned anything about Stephen Harper in the last few weeks, it's that he really knows how to throw money at a problem.
What is striking, now that we get to see yon leaders in the flesh (on TV), is not the vast, largely arbitrary disruption they have caused here, but their obliviousness to it.
Unions representing 45 million workers from around the world converged in Toronto to publish 'Stronger Together -- Fighting for a Sustainable Future' ahead of this week's Summits.
Five of the hundreds of police charged with G20 Summit security check in at Toronto’s downtown Delta Chelsea Hotel. Meanwhile, The People's Summit takes place this weekend. Photo: Kristen Hanson
The bankers cause the crash, the bankers get bailed out, the world's poor pay.
This Magazine & rabble.ca co-host a panel discussion on the G8/G20’s agenda on global maternal health. Journalist Antonia Zerbisias reflects on Prime Minister Harper's attack on women and feminism.