Archive | February, 2015

We will kick your ass and get away with it. Thoughts on Greg Thornton’s civil suit desision

12 Feb

Judges Decision.

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Youtube Video of assault

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Several days ago, the courts set a very dangerous precedent in the civil case that Greg Thornton launched against police for a brutal beating he received at their hands. This court ruling which is listed above not only dismisses his case but asks HIM to pay for the defendants court costs which is $1200.

Despite the video evidence that one can see above the judge chose to believe the police’s testimony which is clearly at odds with what the video evidence shows demonstrating that in a so called court of law the words of the police officer overrule video evidence and proven fact.

The decision also attacks Thornton’s creditably due to his mental health conditions while upholds the polices credibility despite the fact that during the trial the officer in questions testimony clearly was at odds with the video evidence bringing into question the states willingness to take a stand against police perjury, a phenomena which these days is quite common and generally goes unpunished.

Finally the judges decision upholds the polices right to use as much force as THEY deem is necessary clearly allows the police to be accountable to no one as i’m sure no police officer would incriminate themselves in a court of law even if they themselves recognize they fucked up. In an era of growing awareness of the unlawful activities of the police this is just one more tool to make sure that they are above justice giving them the veto in terms of use of force.

As more and more people see that the ways of getting justice through so called legitimate channels are a waste of time and are turning to the use of civil court as a way to find justice for the wrong that they have had committed to them this decision has the power to shut down this avenue down and as such strengthen the fact that police is above the law. As such all should oppose this and demand neutrality from the judiciary.

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Phonejam in support of Irish POWS tortured in Maghaberry

12 Feb

Wed. Feb 18th
call British Consulate and demand an end to the intensification on attack of Irish Republican POWS in Maghaberry

416 593 1290

For more info check http://www.irpwa.com

Over the last weeks screws in Maghaberry have intensified the attacks and criminalization of Irish POWs in Maghaberry resulting in assaults and injury to prisoners. Take a stand and demand that this end as well as demand that the Brits respect the Aug 2010 agreement.

Picket to oppose Harper and Launch my nomination a success

11 Feb

This past Saturday community members joined me in a info picket at the Kitchener Farmers Market to oppose the Harper agenda as well as mobalize people to create alternatives to Harper regime by creating citizens committees to empower the people. As such I used this occassion to announce publicly my nomination for candidacy as a Marxist Leninist candidate for the upcoming election. I am running to oppose the warmongering of the present political system that is in violation of international law in terms of issues such as self determination of all nations here and abroad, to push for an anti war government, and end the imperialist aspirations of the present regime as well as create space for people locally to discuss the political problems that we are facing and create solutions.

Despite the fact that the MLPC is a registered political party the police was present as an act of intimidation and to cower people into thinking their is something wrong or criminal for people to participate in politics. This fear of being political is promoted by the current regime which has worked to create a climate where all those who want to participate in the political process are marginalized and criminalized. From the thousand plus arrests at the G20, to the new anti terror legislation, to the surveillance and harassment of on the ground activists the state is creating a climate where those with political views are intimidated and criminalized.

This was evident with several people who stated they were supportive but did not feel safe putting their name on a nomination sheet for the election due to fear of reprisal. Despite this many people still agreed to sign my nomination sheet getting about half of the necessary nominations in a short time. Still this climate of fear demonstrates the need of why we must oppose the present regime which bombs country in the name of democracy abroad but at home creates a climate of fear where people are intimidated from participating in the political process. How can Harper talk about free and fair elections when people are intimidated to nominate people to run based on their conscious.

This work will continue as will the work to build a peoples opposition to the status quo.

Alan Ryan Peoples Community Organization Condemns attempts to marginalize the elderly!!

5 Feb

The Alan Ryan Peoples Community Organization condemns the attempts of the management of 74 Church Street to isolate the elderly by stating what events they can and cant host in there building. Using falsehoods and lies they chose to cancel the meeting Jan.28th where elderly people and youth get together to discuss the problems they are facing and come with solutions. Despite this the event still went on and was a success.

This decision is an attempt to isolate the elderly and stop them from participating in society and as such is deplorable and clearly a political decision aimed at further marginalizing and isolating this section of society from the polity.

Despite this the Alan Ryan Peoples Community Organization will continue to have monthly gatherings the last Wednesday of the month and organize to allow all to have a say and participate in society by rejecting the the attempts to marginalize any section of the polity.