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Vic Toews has a whole lot more to worry about than Vikileaks

Anonymous data dump is just around the corner, Friday to be exact. So while Toews embarrasses himself, the Conservatives and Canadians with this obsessive Vikileaks retribution, after a humble apology has already been offered up by Bob Rae, he better prepare himself for a whole hell of a lot of shit about to the fan.

The Equivocator: Canadian Politics Word(s) of the Year: 2011

Today is the final day for writing/releasing end-of-the-year posts. 2011 featured a federal election and provincial/territorial elections in Manitoba, Ontario, PEI, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the NWT. At the end of 2011, Canada now has 4 female premiers (up from 2 at the beginning of the year), the BQ have 4 seats in the HOC . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Canadian Politics Word(s) of the Year: 2011

Homeland Security coordinated attacks on Occupy in a dozen cities throughout USA

Wonkette wonders if we all remember when the Department of Homeland Security was established and Mr. Bush told us it would just be used in the case of Muslim-styled terrorism against the USA. We all knew that was bunk, that DHS would just be another federal law department that would eventually be used to curtail . . . → Read More: Homeland Security coordinated attacks on Occupy in a dozen cities throughout USA

Department of I could’ve told you that: Marijuana prohibition fuels gang violence

Why does it always take scientists, educators and experts to tell the government, media and the captains of industry that what they are doing is counter productive to a safe, progressive and profitable country? Oh yeah, because the politicians, media a… . . . → Read More: Department of I could’ve told you that: Marijuana prohibition fuels gang violence

Former NYPD cop: we fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas

Next time you see some NYPD thug beating on Occupy Wall Street protesters, remember Stephen Anderson.If you don’t think this is happening in your local burgh, think again. With Harper’s new ‘tough on pot’ laws on the horizon, expect much more of these … . . . → Read More: Former NYPD cop: we fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas

Law is Cool: Review of Dennis Edney’s Lecture, “The Rule of Law in an Age of Terror”

“Human rights have a dysfunctional relationship with justice. The language is certainly beautiful, but it’s all dressed up with nowhere to go,” charged Dennis Edney in a scathing lecture at the Faculty of Law at UBC on September 15. Edney worked from 2004 to 2011 on Omar Khadr’s defence against charges stemming from the July […] . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Review of Dennis Edney’s Lecture, “The Rule of Law in an Age of Terror”