HREQ 2020 Lecture Notes - Free Speech Zone, Riot Control, Vise

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Published on 18 Apr 2013
School
York University
Department
Human Rights and Equity Studies
Course
HREQ 2020
DEVIANCE HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL CONTROL
LECTURE NOVEMBER 24TH 2011
TEST IS THE SAME FORMAT. TWO ESSAY QUESTIONS AND 30 MULTIPLE CHOICE
Corporate rights seem to have greater power over individual rights ********
Citizens of democracy have freedom to act as a community and speak up. In other parts of the
world, people are killed for being a journalist. Those who are in charge take the resources of the
nation and do not help those in need with the money made.
We are in the middle of a time of SOCIAL CRISIS and DRAMATIC CHANGE
REFER TO WEBSITES ON SYLLABUS FOR FURTHER INFO ON WHAT IS GOING ON
IN THE WORLD
Mass media has a particular bias against the protesters and in favor of the authority groups
when covering such information. The bias of the media is excused. Tells you about crime, the
stock market, promotes mindlessness, against critical thinking, against intellectuals...
Fox news claim to be fair and balanced meanwhile they try and sue those who use being fair
and balanced as their reasoning.
Lack of social awareness → how the majority of the class did not go down to the G20 event
because they are scared
News shows police cruiser on fire → how does this happen when there are so many police
officers there
Traditional ideological view → protestors are violent anarchist people
Only a small portion of those who were there were actually destructive. Destroy store windows
instead of killing people → trying to make a point
World has been socially constructed by the leaders of the world
Images shown to us on the news is edited because by just putting up a picture with no heading
will cause for everyone to interpret the picture differently
The media is telling you another story to accompany the image
Twist in reporting on the second day → police getting out of hand, people detained, people
getting beat → this changed because journalists themselves were getting beat up
Criminalization and Dissent !!!!!
We live in an emergence era
Public Works Protection Act → using the law to justify increased police power, views in
violence and human rights violations were then therefore justified
Biggest arrest in history
Police engage in mass arrests, put them in horrible conditions, teach them a lesson...
We would not have these battles if people were convinced that the leaders in the world were
actually helping the world
More human beings dying of disease, being murdered, raped, starving today more than ever
Most progressive period of capital growth in human history → banks made so much money and
yet the governments are in deficit positions, people are losing their jobs, the States are living in
poverty, resorting to a life of crime
WHY DIDN'T THESE PROTESTORS VOTE FOR SOMEONE ELSE? → stuck between a
rock and hard place because these representatives are about the elite and the State. Pyramid of
power where corporate elites benefit the most in resources. We have a lot of oil in Canada too
so how come we cannot own it? Why does Esso, Shell and Petro own it? Who gave this right?
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Corporate rights seem to have greater power over individual rights ******** Citizens of democracy have freedom to act as a community and speak up. In other parts of the world, people are killed for being a journalist. Those who are in charge take the resources of the nation and do not help those in need with the money made. We are in the middle of a time of social crisis and dramatic change. Refer to websites on syllabus for further info on what is going on. Mass media has a particular bias against the protesters and in favor of the authority groups when covering such information. Tells you about crime, the stock market, promotes mindlessness, against critical thinking, against intellectuals Fox news claim to be fair and balanced meanwhile they try and sue those who use being fair and balanced as their reasoning. because they are scared officers there.

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