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June 27, 2010

Dear peacefolk,

This may be my last digest for a while, unless I encounter an unexpected break between now and my departure for Cuba in August - will be on the road much of the time and packing most of the rest of it. If you would like to be in touch, please e-mail me at cranmills@gmail.com.

Paz,
Chris

Calls to Action   

Amnesty International Canada (English branch) concluded its annual meeting yesterday by expressing "…very deep concern that important rights associated with peaceful protest have suffered considerably in the over the weekend," and calling for a review of the security measures for the G20 on the weekend.

Advocacy groups in Lethbridge are organizing in response to a hate crime that happened earlier this month.

The Waterloo Region Guatemalan Group is fundraising for the victims of Tropical Storm Agatha.

The McLeod Group has been formed to restore Canada's former progressive leadership role globally.


The International Centre for Transitional Justice and Wilton Park are hosting a conference, Negotiating Justice: The Challenge of Justice and Accountability in Peace Negotiations, September 27 – 29, 2010.

News /information

Whoo-hoo! My friend, Sue Allen, has been appointed to the Appointments Council of the newly legislated Ontario College of Trades. Sue will bring a powerful and passionate voice for women in trades to the creation of the OCT (witness her presentation to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. SUE ALLEN
The cell phone industry takes a leaf from Big Tobacco's book.

A good source of information on the situation of the Mapuche in Chile.

Commentary/inspiration
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Watch Rabble TV's ShoutOut for Global Justice from the G20 Summit with Maude Barlow, Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva and others.

I have never been one to think, "it couldn't happen here," but I am no less dismayed by the events in Toronto this weekend. The following provide a perspective you might not see in the mainstream reporting of the G20 protests and police response.

Judy Rebick: "Toronto is burning. Or is it?"

Catherine Porter on the "phony script" used by police to justify brutality and intimidation.

Journalist Steve Paikin witnessed unprovoked police brutality against a "peaceful, middle class, diverse crowd. No anarchists" in front of the Novotel in Toronto today.

John Hilary: "May Toronto's G20 Be the Last."

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