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.

Columnists
Jul 27, 2015

Canadians get on board the torture train

Just before the annual orgy of Canada Day self-celebration this year, the Pew Research Center released a shocking poll result, revealing that over one-third of Canadians supported the use of torture.
Book Review
Apr 2, 2015

How Canada lets people get tortured

Matthew Behrens
The remarkable story of Mohamedou Ouid Slahi is one of wisdom, humour and despair. In this memoir, Slahi relays a tale of human resilience under the most appalling conditions at Guantanamo Bay.

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