The Canadian Progressive: FBI “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”?

The FBI hatched a “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”? It’d seem so, according to the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and civil liberties activists.  Information obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the FBI: a) “collaborated with other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland href='http://www.canadianprogressiveworld.com/2013/01/07/fbi-plot-to-identify-and-assassinate-occupy-leaders/' class='excerpt-more'>READ MORE

Canadian Progressive: Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Later: A Roundtable Discussion

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman hosts a roundtable discussion of Occupy Wall Street movement on its 1 year anniversary with the following experts: Frances Fox Piven, an author and professor at City University of New York who has studied social movements for decades; Nathan Schneider, editor of the blog Waging Nonviolence, which has extensively covered the Occupy movement; and Suzanne Collado, an organizer with Occupy Wall Street since its inception and member of the group “Strike Debt,” an effort to organize a mass upsurge of debt resistance. Video available on YouTube RELATED: NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters and violated Continue reading

Canadian Progressive World: NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters and violated their rights: REPORT

IMG 03471 300x225 NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters and violated their rights: REPORTI spend the last five hours digesting the contents of the report on the first systematic look the NYPD’s response to Occupy Wall Street protests. The report is the product of an eight-month investigation undertaken by law clinics at Fordham, Harvard, NYU and Stanford.

Titled “Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to Occupy Wall Street” (PDF), the report ins’t the easiest document to study for someone who was brutalized by the Ottawa Police as a member of the Occupied Ottawa movement. It paints a “damning picture of an out-of-control and aggressive organization that routinely acted beyond Continue reading

Canadian Progressive World: On Wednesday in Ottawa, Occupy This!

I just received an invite from an activist friend to attend the Ottawa launch of Judy Rebick new book on the Occupy movement and solidarity-building, Occupy This! The book excites the activist in me already, even before I’ve read it. … Continue reading