national security

Mar 20, 2012
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Business as usual for security officials after Arar case

Jeff Sallot
A classified U.S. diplomatic cable records how American officials worked with senior Canadian police and security officials to find "work-arounds" to anticipated restrictions on intelligence-sharing.
Mar 14, 2012

Public safety minister's torture directive 2.0

Maher Arar
A new directive issued by the Minister of Public Safety removes any ambiguity about the government's position on the use and sharing of information that is likely derived from torture.
Feb 29, 2012
Constructing change tools from the activist toolkit

Extradition injustice: The case of Hassan Diab

Constructing change: the activist toolkit
On this week's Constructing change podcast, Hassan Diab fights his extradition charges and anti-national security tools are highlighted.
Feb 9, 2012

People's Commission launches campaign against CSIS

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service has been accused of intimidation and harassment. The People's Commission Network in Montreal is saying that it's time to stop co-operating with CSIS.
Feb 3, 2012

Canada's Extradition Act and the case of Hassan Diab

Matthew Behrens
Hassan Diab, a Canadian citizen and former University of Ottawa professor, is fighting deportation to France under Canada's Extradition Act for allegations that would not stand up in Canadian courts.
Activist Toolkit

Mohamed Harkat

Moe Harkat was issued a security certificate nine years ago and is still fighting for his rights
Dec 15, 2010

The vilification of Julian Assange

Despite being granted bail, Wikileaks founder and editor Julian Assange remains imprisoned in London, awaiting extradition proceedings to answer a prosecutor's questions in Sweden.
Nov 8, 2010

Beware the national security state

As conditions worsen, as wages and living standards fall, as insecurity increases, as the social safety net frays, objection and dissent increases. The government spends money and builds its response.
Apr 30, 2010

The farcical abuse of 'national security'

Murray Dobbin
The most ignored aspect of the Speaker's ruling against the Harper government on the issue of the torture of Afghan prisoners, is that no one has commented on the government's basis for stonewalling.
Jan 15, 2010

Invasion of the body scanners: Going prorogue

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
Having self-prorogued IRTN is back looking at Harper's continued revolution, the importance of the upcoming Massachusetts Senate race on U.S. health care and the invasion of the body scanners.
Jan 5, 2010

The idiot empire

Murray Dobbin
What happens when an empire is run by people who have a visceral contempt for government and all it stands for? You have an empire that will ultimately fail.
Dec 2, 2009

Obama's Goldilocks plan for Afghanistan

James Laxer
Following two months of lengthy consultations with his national security advisers in the Situation Room, Barack Obama has come up with his plan to handle the so-called "forgotten" war.


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