Is there a need to create a broad and vague definition of terrorism that police and CSIS may one day use to label organizations a "criminal threat" to Canada's economy or "infrastructure?"
According to the Harper government and Bill C-51, advocating for clear air and water is a crime.
David J. Climenhaga
Legislation like Alberta Bills 45 and 46 are part of a broader pattern throughout the increasingly undemocratic industrialized West to criminalize dissent of any kind.
Human rights are vulnerable when governments promote the interests of corporations over a healthy environment, and use heavy-handed tactics to ensure people who disagree don’t get in the way.
In some countries, those who disagree with their government's policies are vilified, demonized, accused of being unpatriotic and operating under the influence of malign foreign influences.
The truth has now been exposed: the Koch brothers have long and deep investments in the Alberta tar sands.
Nov 11, 2011 to Nov 12, 2011
Wise Hall, Langara College Vancouver , BC
Canada49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
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The 4th Annual World Peace Forum Teach In in Vancouver discussion ideas around the them "Somewhere Over the Rainbow -- Another world is possible, but how do we get there?"
Alert! Radio from Canadian Dimension
Three campaigners address the question of using civil disobedience against the tar sands and other causes: campaigner Clayton Thomas Muller, organizer Mike Hudema and activist Gary Kinsman.
President Barack Obama announced this week that his administration would open areas from Delaware to Florida and in Alaska to offshore drilling for gas and oil.
Climate legislation is returning to the Senate's docket.