Where’s the Movement at the G-20 in Toronto?
After a wonderful time at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, where we met lots of radical media makers and did a presentation about the Vancouver Media Co-op, I’m in Toronto covering the lead up to the G20 Summit. Instead of focusing on events, like marches, as disconnected from longer term organizing, I’m putting my energy towards exploring some of the issues that are coming up from the streets.
I kicked off Monday with a piece called Toronto Police Don’t Deserve a Free Ride, which busts the myth that police brutality is only an issue during the police state-esque overkill of a huge economic summit like the G20.
Yesterday, I did a piece called NGOs join Presidents Behind G20 Fence, which looks at the history of NGOs that receive state funding in the context of movement organizing, and applies some of that history to what’s happening in the run up to this weekend’s events.
I’m posting to the Toronto Media Co-op and also collaborating with Franklin López on a TV piece that will come out next week.