Canada won’t be cowed by terrorism, or by a draconian response to its threat The Ottawa shooting requires a measured reaction. We won’t let this society be divided into ‘us and them’ Emer O’Toole theguardian.com, Thursday 23 October 2014 04.33 ED
You that never done nothin’ But build to destroy You play with my world Like it’s your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly.
-from “Masters of War” by Bob Dylan
I found Harper’s speech (Read more…)
Satire inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/can-fortress-north-america-keep-ebola-at-bay-1.2806339
The CBC News is reporting that Gavin van der Linde, the mayor of Morris, a southern Manitoba town, is “furious over what he calls racist comments about aboriginal people in the latest edition of the community newspaper”. The editorial of the Morris Mirror’s current edition (PDF), penned by editor-in-chief Reed Turcotte, also labels Aboriginals and Idle No More activists ”terrorists”. READ MORE
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
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The Canadian Federal government’s new counter-terrorism strategy has been ruffling feathers in the environmental community since it was released by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews on February 9.
The report says that the Federal government will be vigilant against domestic extremism “based on grievances – real or perceived – revolving around the promotion of various causes such as animal rights, white supremacy, environmentalism and anti-capitalism.”
Admittedly, Blake Bromely and Syed Hussan are right to complain that the media coverage has been swamped with the report’s single mention of environmentalism, largely overshadowing concerns around the document’s actual
. . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Canadian Environmentalists: Tree Hugging Terrorists or Just Concerned Citizens?