Nov. 19 Headlines

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JOURNALIST ARRESTED UNDER ANTI-TERROR LAWS

-Sri Lanka: journalist A.R.Vaama Loshan arrested under anti-terrorism law. Amnesty International says arbitrary detentions and attacks on journalists have increased with rising tensions between government and rebels.

SUIT AGAINST WALMART GOES AHEAD

-Saskatchewan: Labour Relations Board rules that unfair labour practices suit against Walmart will go forward, despite the company’s claim that the Board was overstepping its jurisdiction. UFCW accuses the retail giant of intimidating workers by shutting down a unionized store in QC.

PROTESTORS, WORLD LEADERS CONVERGE ON WASHINGTON TO ADDRESS FINANCIAL CRISIS

– Washington DC: Protestors demonstrate outside World Bank HQ, saying “Money for people’s needs, not bankers’ greed”; Bush defends principles of free-market capitalism; Group of 20 largest economies call for more cooperation on financial regulation and agree to 47-point plan.

DICK POUND CONTINUES TO DRAW FIRE FOR “SAVAGES” COMMENT

-Montreal: McGill Chancellor Richard Pound draws more criticism for characterizing aboriginal people as “savages” in an interview: protestors take to Montreal streets; McGill student’s society votes against calling for his resignation.

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Pro-Choice Picnic

The feminist collective, Rebelles Montreal, held a pro-choice picnic this past Sunday to celebrate the forty year fight for the right to an abortion, and raise awareness surrounding barriers still facing women who wish to obtain them. The picnic entailed speeches, workshops, quizzes and music, and reaffirmed the collective’s strong belief in a women’s right to choose, both within Canada and around the world.

Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Abuse

Police violence in the United States and Canada has dominated the news over the past year. This violence typically focuses on abuse and excessive force by officers against the public. Recent revelations of police violence against indigenous women in Val d’Or, Quebec, only illustrate the immediacy and severity of this issue. CKUT’s Anna Marchese spoke to Alex Roslin about another aspect of police violence: domestic abuse. Roslin is co-author of “Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence,” an investigative report that explores why officers are 15 times more likely than the general public to be domestic abusers, and why they consistently get away with it.

https://ia601505.us.archive.org/5/items/AMARCGenderBasedViolenceAlexRoslinPoliceWifeInterview/AMARC%20Gender-based%20violence%20Alex%20Roslin%20Police%20Wife%20Interview%20.mp3.com

Image from http://policewife.org/