The Red Review Episode 5 — September 2021 in Review and Election Recap

In this September 2021 edition of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we magnify demands that weren’t on offer during the 2021 federal election. 

Featuring (vote) Palestine, defunding the RCMP and police, encampment evictions, the fight for abortion rights, the collapse of the Green Party, Western University students walk out of class, Albertain Superstore employees vote for strike mandate, and the release of Meng Wanzhou. 

A Shameful Showcase of Toronto State Violence

It's impossible to maintain the capitalist system of exploitation without force. Police violence has escalated across the country, as cop funding is increased. Public pressure has pushed the state to slow down evictions, but they have continued throughout the pandemic by order of the city and province through the Landlord and Tenant Board, and enforced by Toronto Police Services. Tenants’ groups like Acorn, People’s Defense and Parkdale Organize demonstrate that collective action protects vulnerable people from repression. They continue to support and organize communities via food banks, child care and events, while the City of Toronto works to shut them down and enforce the for-profit system.

Toronto Rally Demands “Drop the Charges”

On Sept. 16, 2021, for the umpteenth time, protestors gathered outside Mayor John Tory's luxury condominium at 1 Bedford Road.  This episode of the "The Mayor Tory Gong Show" was brought to you by the Toronto Police Service.  On July 21, cops stormed an encampment at Lamport Stadium.  With considerable violence, Toronto police and private security staff evicted the people living there.  Police dished out the same violence to those who defended their house-less neighbours from eviction.  Twenty-six encampment defenders were charged, including Socialist Action member Corey David.  The charges are standard cop nonsense: "resist arrest", "obstruct a peace officer", "assault officer", "trespassing", etc..  

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