Lawyers for a northern Ontario police force have concluded their arguments to exclude video of an Indigenous man being dragged inside a Thunder Bay police station from an upcoming inquest. The presiding coroner said he will take time to weigh the arguments presented Thursday before making a decision.
Source: Coroner deliberates whether to exclude footage of Thunder Bay police dragging Indigenous man from inquest | CBC News
Why Communities Should Care Amidst the soaring rates of COVID-19 cases across the country, those in penal and detention systems remain some of the most invisible and vulnerable populations to its s…
Source: COVID-19 & Prisons | Justice Exchange
Denmark, the largest oil producer in the European Union, has committed to ending fossil fuel extraction and ensuring the continued employment of its affected workers.
Source: Denmark’s ‘oil and gas valves will be turned off for good’ | National Observer
Abusive uses of Structured Intervention Units and the Correctional Service’s conduct mean Parliament must get rid of SIUs or adopt Senate amendments.
Source: Solitary confinement continues in Canada under a different name
Ongoing Aboriginal deaths in custody, high rates of incarceration, and police brutality require us to dismantle these systems
Source: Defunding the police and abolishing prisons in Australia are not radical ideas | Indigenous Australians | The Guardian
The undersigned faculty and staff stand in solidarity with the Indigenous Cultural Alliance (ICA) and call for fairer treatment and real consultation on the proposed Kwigw8mna Indigenous Student Gathering Space and Resource Centre.
Source: Open Letter on Kwigw8mna, in support of the Indigenous Students Alliance – Google Forms
A new documentary that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival has put a renewed spotlight on an Indigenous clean water advocate known as the ‘water warrior.’
Source: Indigenous activist Autumn Peltier vows to hold feds accountable for 61 boil water advisories | CTV News
When Tank Standing Buffalo created RKLSS, he thought he’d post it on Instagram, get a couple of likes and move on. Instead, it premiered at TIFF this week.
Source: Tank Standing Buffalo explores incarceration, isolation in TIFF animated short | CBC Radio
Ontario has announced 500 million dollars for new jail infrastructure. How could you and your community use this money differently? Tell us! #500possibilities
Source: 500 Possibilities | CPEP
Pandora’s Box is open, and our ruthless economic system is making everything far worse.
Source: Mike Davis: The Coronavirus Crisis Is a Monster Fueled by Capitalism – In These Times