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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Canadian Police and Suicide Hotlines Violating Privacy

It’s mind boggling that Canadian police would think it’s justified in sharing mental health information with Homeland Insecurity in order to help the USA discriminate against people with mental illness.

What in the heck made them think it’s okay? Are they crazy?

People need to trust that they can reach out to a Suicide Hotline without fear of future reprisals. Canadian police have seriously damaged this expectation, and therefore are likely to have harmed people who’d have otherwise sought help. It would be hard to learn definitively if this abuse of authority has killed people, because the people we’d learn (Read more…)

drive-by planet: Democracy Now interview: Ladar Levison talks about decision to close Lavabit rather than comply with U.S. government

In a follow-up to the previous entry I’m posting a Democracy Now interview with Lavabit owner and operator Ladar Levison.

Levison made the difficult decision to shut down the encrypted email service, Lavabit, after an apparent bid by the U.S. government to gain access to customer data. As mentioned in the previous post, it’s been reported that Lavabit was a service used by NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

Also check out a Democracy Now interview with Nicholas Merrill, who operated a New York-based internet service. Merrill was the recipient of a “national security letter” that ordered him to hand over (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: Dissent or Terror: New Report Details How Counter Terrorism Apparatus Was Used to Monitor Occupy Movement Nationwide

By: Center for Media and Democracy | Press Release: MADISON, WI – May 20 – DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy today released the results of a year-long investigation: “Dissent or Terror: How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, In Partnership With Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street.” The report, a distillation of thousands [...]

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drive-by planet: Activist Assata Shakur put on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list: reeks of political targeting

In the weeks following the Boston bombing, an icon of the black liberation struggle in the U.S., Assata Shakur, has turned up on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list. The timing is far from coincidental. It’s the first time a woman has been placed on the bureau’s terrorist list… in this case a black woman… for many a legendary figure in the fight against American racism and injustice. 

Assata Shakur’s inclusion on the FBI list in part stems from the shooting death of a state trooper in 1973, for which she was wrongly convicted. It’s been (Read more…)

drive-by planet: Assata Shakur is not a terrorist

The Canadian Progressive: Boston Bombers Echo Home-Grown Terrorists in Madrid, London Attacks

By: Sebastian Rotella | ProPublica, April 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m. The FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsaerov, the elder of the brothers suspected in the Boston bombings, in 2011, two U.S. law enforcement officials told ProPublica Friday evening. The FBI agents conducted the inquiry into suspected extremist or terrorist activity at the request of [...]

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LeDaro: Aliens: Do they exist?

According to a 1950 FBI report, they do. Please watch the following video.

In this case the saucer was recovered and aliens died. However, in the 1980s, in another alien landing, an alien escaped. Rumours are that he lives under the alias of Stephen Harper and that he lives in Canada. If you know this person or heard of him please do get in touch with FBI.

The Canadian Progressive: FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent

  The FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent. Only one month into the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in 2011, plans were formulated to identify key figures in the movement and execute them with a coordinated assault using sniper rifles, documents reveal. MORE The Canadian Progressive recommends: FBI “plot to identify and assassinate READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: FBI “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”?

The FBI hatched a “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”? It’d seem so, according to the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and civil liberties activists. Information obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the FBI: a) “collaborated with other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland READ MORE

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Why the U.S. Won’t Allow Dying Iranian Sociologist to Join His Family

by Cora Currier | ProPublica Dr. Rahmatollah Sedigh Sarvestani is dying. The Iranian sociologist, recently retired from a long teaching career at the University of Tehran, suffers from prostate cancer and a pelvic tumor. With his kidneys failin… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Why the U.S. Won’t Allow Dying Iranian Sociologist to Join His Family

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Rolling Stone: Inside The FBI Plot Against Occupy

On this one year anniversary of the Occupy Canada movement, here’s a magnificent piece of reporting by Rolling Stone‘s Sabrina Rubin Erdely, on how the United States government “turned five stoner misfits into the world’s most hapless terrorist cell.” Five Occupy Cleveland activists “who had grown disenchanted with the Occupy movement, which they considered too conservative” decided to “make [...]

Cowichan Conversations: US Navy Seal Contradicts Official Version Of The Murder Of Osama Bin Laden!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger

Frankly I do not have any great love for Osama Bin Laden, or terrorism by any of our world’s perpetrators.

However, the May 2nd, 2011 intrusion into sovereign Pakistan territory moved the yardsticks further down the field than anybody should feel comfortable with.

US President Barrack Obama

That line has now been crossed. US President Obama has abandoned principles long established to show his Republican opponents and the American public that he can be a tough on terrorism guy.

He authorized one of the worst examples of terrorism yet known, that of crossing into another country to

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CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canadians could lose web access due to FBI shutdown

The FBI is expected to shut down temporary servers today to stop DNS changer malware allegedly causing havoc on the Internet. Your machine could be one of the 9,000 Canadian computers in the line of fire. If it’s affected, that is.

Affected computers will lose access to essential Internet services. Queen’s University associate professor Thomas Dean explained how to tell if your computers is jammed: “The computer will start up, but when you try to use your mail or try to use your browser, you are going to get some kind of error message.” Such as: “Cannot find this

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