Matthew Behrens

Matthew Behrens is a freelance writer and social justice advocate who coordinates the Homes not Bombs non-violent direct action network. His column "Taking Liberties" examines connections between national security and civil liberties. Behrens has worked closely with the targets of Canadian and U.S. "national security" profiling for many years.

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Feb 26, 2008

New allegations, same old secret trials

Matthew Behrens
In a highly politicized move, the Federal Court of Canada for the first time posted on its home page the so-called "public summaries" of the cases against four of the five Muslim men subject to secur
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Aug 14, 2007

New laws, same agenda

Matthew Behrens
Despite the Supreme Court ruling that security certificates violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Harper government has successfully used McCarthy-style fear and national security myths to

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