Don’t be deterred by the length of this article. The author is offering a detailed interpretation of the implications of the new anti-terrorist bill.

Troubled Times Ahead With New Anti-Terror Legislation
Matthew Behrens
February 16, 2015

Just in time for an election campaign in which Stephen Harper is positioning himself as a war-time prime minister, Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorism Act 2015) was recently introduced to play a dual role: granting extraordinary new powers to already hyperactive and unaccountable state security agencies, and baiting as “soft on terror” anyone who questions the bill’s necessity and the human rights violations it will further legitimize.

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7pm Thursday, December 19

 2994 Douglas (BCGEU Hall)

 Admission by donation

“Shadows of Liberty” examines the phenomenal true story of today’s disintegrating freedoms within the U.S. media, and government, that they don’t want you to see.

The film takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions about democracy. Highly revealing interviews, actuality, and archive material, tell insider accounts of a broken media system, where journalists are prevented from pursuing controversial news stories, people are censored for speaking out against abuses of government power, and individual lives are shattered as the arena for public expression has been turned into a private profit zone. (more…)

The Time to Act is Now!

Rally Against Harper Government’s support for the US bombing of  Syrian Civilians

Sunday September 8
2 -4 pm
Cenotaph, Belleville and Government St.

Seven lies for seven wars:

  • Human security (Iraq 1991)
  • Humanitarian intervention (Kosovo 1999)
  • Self Defence (Afghanistan 2001)
  • Pre-emptive/preventive Strike (Iraq 2003)
  • Responsibility to Protect (Libya 2011)
  • Will to Intervene (Mali 2013)
  • Moral Imperative  (Syria?)

The US and allies have used depleted uranium and/or white phosphorus on civilians in Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan despite signing Chemical Weapons Convention.

  1. Say no to Harper’s support for bombing Syrian civilians
  2. Demand a ceasefire in Syria and a peace conference
  3. Increase funding assistance for Syrian refugees and host countries

Endorsed by Victoria Peace Coalition, Global Compliance Research Project, Council of Canadians (Victoria Chapter), UVic Social Justice Studies program, Victoria Friends of Cuba,Victoria Women in Black, Social and Environmental Alliance, Victoria Raging Grannies, Independent Jewish Voices