Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Toronto Community Mobilization Network August 4th Update

Toronto Community Mobilization Network;

1. We are winning
2. Support those who are still in custody!
3. G20 Zine: Call for submissions

4. 247 Committee--Wednesday, August 4th
5. G20 Acupuncture Fundraiser --Thursday, August 5th
6. Audism and the Toronto Police Service--Saturday, August 7
7. Your Options for Taking Legal Action--Sunday, August 8, 1:30pm

1. We are winning

July 26, 2010, One month after the G20 Convergence

The People Won (Updated);

2. Support those incarcerated as a result of the G20

Kelly Rose Pflug-Back, a friend, ally, poet and Guelph activist who was arrested and released on bail during the G20. After returning home to Peterborough, she turned herself in less than an hour after police gave a press conference stating that Kelly was wanted for six counts of mischief over $5000 in connection with damages related to the G20.
"Rather then allowing the trial to take place in the court, Toronto Police instead chose to have a trial-by-media sensationalizing her case through words such as "ringleader" and "most wanted". Previous arrested people have had publication bans on their bail hearings specifically to stop the media from ruining their chances at a fair trial. With her face splashed on the cover of every news station, she not only lost her chance at a fair trial in court, but is already convicted in the minds of the majority of those who follow the media as a criminal, radical and terrorist."

She has been in custody at Vanier since July 22nd -- please send pictures and messages of the outside:

Kelly Rose Pflug-Back
Vanier Centre for Women
P.O. Box 1040
655 Martin Street
Milton, ON L9T 5E6

Political Prisoner Kelly Pflug Back, who suffers from Diabetes as well as other serious health problems, has been denied a doctor's visit without any valid reason. As we speak , Kellys health is deteriorating and she is getting no medical attention. SOS is calling on all people to call the superintendent at Vanier and demand that Kelly Pflug Back be allowed to see a doctor.


Call Superintendent Donna Keating at (905) 876-8300 ext. 7316 and demand that Kelly be allowed to see a doctor.

3. G20 Zine: Call for submissions

We all have a lot of beautiful and terrible stories left knocking around our heads, so why not get them out? All proceeds going to legal defense for G20 political prisoners.

You can use whatever form of writing you want for both or only one and pictures are welcome as well. Real names are welcome, but not necessary and the dead line for acceptance is August 25. Stories can be as short as you'd like, but longer entries should aim to be about a page or two (if that's possible).

Please send all inquires or entries to

4. 247 Committee

If you are one of the hundreds facing criminal charges stemming from the G20 in Toronto, the 247 Support Committee is here for you.

We are available to assist with:
  • logistics around the upcoming August 23rd court date;
  • resource referrals and information about trauma and other psycho-social needs;
  • legal defence fundraising support and access;
  • a way for members of the 247 Support Committee to connect with each other, mobilize and organize;
  • other ways to support suggested by you!

The 247 Support Committee was created by a group of allies, but we hope that it will be led by and take direction from the defendants. Everyone who is facing criminal charges stemming from the G20 in Toronto is invited and encouraged to join this Committee. All defendants, regardless of their level of involvement in this Committee are entitled to draw from the support resources offered. Allies are also welcome to join, acknowledging that their role is one of support.

please attend the upcoming organizing meeting:

Wednesday, August 4th at 7:00pm OISE (252 Bloor Street West) Room 2-213 or contact us at

In solidarity,
The 247 Support Committee

5. G20 Acupuncture Fundraiser

Thursday August 5th. 6-9pm
Institute of Traditional Medicine. 553 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor

This is a Pay What You Can Event (PWYC), suggested donation is $20. Money raised will be donated to the G8/G20 Community Mobilization Legal Defence Fund. There are only 12 spots available, so please RSVP asap to

This is a safe space for People of Colour and LGBT Communities
FB Event:

6. Audism and the Toronto Police

Date: Saturday August 7, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 252 Bloor Street West, OISE- U of T, Room 2212

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 in sharing out stories and coming together as a united community of Deaf, oral deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing allies! We will share our experiences in a public forum to promote healing and change. This will be the beginning of a long process of achieving change within the Toronto Police Services policy, training, and sensitivity to our diverse communities.

ASL interpretation provided
Prayer Space Nearby. Child-friendly event. Wheelchair accessible venue
If you require accommodations, please contact Jenny Blaser at as soon as possible.

Endorsed by the Legal Education Action Fund Youth Commission and Signs of Support

7. Your OPTIONS for Taking Post-g8/g20 LEGAL ACTION

Sunday, August 8, 2010 1:30pm - 5:30 pm
United Steelworkers Hall (wheel chair accessible), 25 Cecil Street (near
the intersection of College and Spadina).

Join us on August 8th to learn about:
  •  how to file a human rights claim
  •  the police complaints process
  •  how you can sue the police
  •  the class action lawsuit(s) (that are currently in discussion)

Please register as soon as possible at;

Contact: For more info on the Summit Legal Support Project or this event,
email us at or check out;

For more information on the broader Law Union of Ontario, please visit;



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