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OpenMedia.ca: Never Home: Federal government gives itself unprecedented spying powers

How reckless legislation like Bill C-51 is already affecting families here in Canada.

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New anti-terror and security legislation grants extraordinary powers for surveillance, secret hearings, and preventative detention in Canada.

Security: Refugees and permanent residents are facing secret trials, deportation or limbo due to tightened security processes. New anti-terror . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Never Home: Federal government gives itself unprecedented spying powers

ParliamANT Hill: Planned passport renewal change opens door to fraud, forgery

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-passport-renewal-change-security-1.3219326 . . . → Read More: ParliamANT Hill: Planned passport renewal change opens door to fraud, forgery

ParliamANT Hill: Planned passport renewal change opens door to fraud, forgery

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-passport-renewal-change-security-1.3219326

Susan on the Soapbox: How to Stay Under the Radar When Bill C-51 Becomes Law

Bill C-51 is an omnibus anti-terrorism bill that grants CSIS new information sharing powers and converts CSIS from a covert intelligence gathering organization to a covert enforcement agency.

No wonder Canadians don’t know what the heck is going on!

Ms Soapbox is here to offer four simple suggestions to keep you out of trouble . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: How to Stay Under the Radar When Bill C-51 Becomes Law

Politics Canada: Tweet #protectmeharper to ask for Harper’s protection from other unlikely events

Stephen Harper has begun to deceive the Canadian people on entirely new levels. Spreading fear of terrorism when Canadians are more likely to be struck by lightening then be harmed in a terrorist attack.

If Harper is going to protect us from something this improbable, what else should we ask him to protect us from? . . . → Read More: Politics Canada: Tweet #protectmeharper to ask for Harper’s protection from other unlikely events

Politics Canada: What Harper doesn’t protect us from

Stephen Harper has decided it is necessary to protect Canadians from terrorists. So necessary that he is handing new unchecked powers to our national police force and spy agency. Powers which come at the expense of your rights and the rights of every Canadian. It will be much easier to spy on you and to . . . → Read More: Politics Canada: What Harper doesn’t protect us from

Politics Canada: Anti-terror laws to be used against environmental activists?

We all know what the Harper regime thinks of environmentalists and environmental movements… With environmentalists being referred to as terrorists for opposing tar sands pipelines. Environmental organizations threatened with losing their charitable status for speaking out on any issues.

Could Harper’s new terror laws be used to crack down against the terrorist environmentalists who dare . . . → Read More: Politics Canada: Anti-terror laws to be used against environmental activists?

Politics Canada: Harper: ISIS’s biggest promoter

Terrorism is successful only when it has successfully spread terror. This is where the leadership of a society needs to carefully weigh their response to any act of violence. If the leaders of the country react strongly labelling the act ‘terrorism’ and taking reactionary steps to reduce civil liberties to fight this perceived threat then . . . → Read More: Politics Canada: Harper: ISIS’s biggest promoter

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Good riddance, Rob Anders

TweetIt finally happened. The man who called Nelson Mandela a terrorist, insulted Canada’s veterans, and called for war against Russia, has suffered his first major defeat since he was first elected in 1997. After a campaign filled with accusations of dirty tricks and political mischief, arch conservative Member of Parliament Rob Anders lost the Conservative . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Good riddance, Rob Anders

The Scott Ross: Why The Syrian Rebels Are Wrong

The Syrian Civil War has been raging for so long that nobody remembers why the rebels are wrong.

The rebels are wrong of course because the Syrian Civil War started, not because Assad was overzealous in repressing protesters, but because Assad was overzealous in repressing terrorists.

Today it is admitted by the United States that . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why The Syrian Rebels Are Wrong

The Scott Ross: Why The Syrian Rebels Are Wrong

The Syrian civil war has been raging for so long that nobody remembers why the rebels are wrong.The rebels are wrong of course because this war started, not because the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was overzealous in repressing protesters, but beca… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why The Syrian Rebels Are Wrong

The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

Women are too soft and fragile to be police officers. With their hair and makeup they certainly can’t fight in military combat. Nothing showed those sentiments to be more unfounded than the iconic picture of the chaos that erupted after the detonation … . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

Women are too soft and fragile to be police officers. With their hair and makeup they certainly can’t fight in military combat. Nothing showed those sentiments to be more unfounded than the iconic picture of the chaos that erupted after the detonation of two bombs at the Boston Marathon, where it is a . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

The Scott Ross: The Tragedy of Sept.11 Only Gets Worse

Every September 11 since 2001 has been a day to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks, but it should also be a day to remember the wars. Because just as we should never forget the men and women who died that day, we should never forget the mistakes we made in the days that . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Tragedy of Sept.11 Only Gets Worse

DeSmogBlog: Terror is in the Eye of the Beholder: Alberta’s Counterterrorism Unit to Protect Oil and Gas Industry

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In January, during the week before Canada’s federal hearing on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, the Harper government and Ethical Oil Institute launched an unprecedented attack on environmental organizations opposed to the pipeline and accelerated expansion of the tar sands. Resurrecting Cold War-style ‘terrorist’ rhetoric, conservative politicians like Natural Resources . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Terror is in the Eye of the Beholder: Alberta’s Counterterrorism Unit to Protect Oil and Gas Industry

DeSmogBlog: Rendell and Ridge: From "Militant" Labelers to Terrorist Enablers

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A new chapter has been added to the shale gas industry's eco-terrorism, counterinsurgency and psychological operations saga.

In March, NBC News investigative reporter Michael Isikoff revealed that many prominent U.S. public officials are on the payroll of the People's Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), a group labeled by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization. . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Rendell and Ridge: From "Militant" Labelers to Terrorist Enablers