Activism, Disability Movement, Economic Justice, public education

#Disabled Man w #CP gives #BBC a reality check! #solidarity @jodymcintyre

  This video made my morning.  Setting aside some CP solidarity bias, this guy is awesome.  The BBC clearly wanted to seek public support against the protests against this video, but McIntyre did not let that happen.  I wish I could shake your hand man.   Here in Canada, we experienced similar incidents during and… Continue reading #Disabled Man w #CP gives #BBC a reality check! #solidarity @jodymcintyre

Disability Movement

#AUDISM AND THE #TORONTO #POLICE SERVICE – IS A COMMUNITY FORUM ENOUGH?

This is a great start, but I think to truly be effective we need to open up discussion to issues of ableism as well as audism that took place in and around the G20.  Such incidents speak to me of a need for better police training on these issues.  Perhaps this is something to bring… Continue reading #AUDISM AND THE #TORONTO #POLICE SERVICE – IS A COMMUNITY FORUM ENOUGH?

Activism, Disability Movement, Humanizing Democracy

#Amputee Has His Artificial Leg Ripped off by Police and Is Slammed in Makeshift Cell during #G20 Summit

by Doug Draper / July 7th, 2010 John Pruyn wasn't much in the mood for celebrating Canada Day this year. How could he be after the way he was treated a few days earlier in Toronto by figures of authority most of us were brought up to respect, our publicly paid-for police forces who are… Continue reading #Amputee Has His Artificial Leg Ripped off by Police and Is Slammed in Makeshift Cell during #G20 Summit

Humanizing Democracy

#AUDISM AND THE #TORONTO #POLICE SERVICE EVENT #G20

We have all heard the stories of the Toronto Police Services denying interpreters, accusing Deaf people of "faking", interpreting attempts to communicate as violence, misunderstanding facial expressions that are a part of our grammar as anger, and countless other acts of audism, discrimination, and violence. It is time to do something about it! Join us… Continue reading #AUDISM AND THE #TORONTO #POLICE SERVICE EVENT #G20

Disability Movement

#Deaf #g20 protester expected in court today

Published On Sat Jun 26 2010 Brendan Kennedy Staff Reporter Family and friends of Emomotimi Azorbo, a deaf protestor who was arrested Friday, waited at the west-end courthouse where all G20 bail hearings take place this morning in the rain. Azorbo, 30, was arrested at the intersection of College and Yonge after when he did… Continue reading #Deaf #g20 protester expected in court today

Activism, Disability Movement

Commentary: Is #Disability EVEN on the #G8 / #G20 Radar Screen?

By John Rae June 16, 2010 At major local, national and international gatherings that discuss issues facing the future needs in our society, it is common to consider the inequities of women, the discrimination facing indigenous groups or racial minorities, and nowadays one can expect calls to discuss the future of our planet to be… Continue reading Commentary: Is #Disability EVEN on the #G8 / #G20 Radar Screen?