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war on terror
May 12, 2011
Not Rex: Osama. Yo mama.
Who's going to be America's Top Villain now?
Jan 11, 2011
Fighting for Mohamed Harkat
Eight years of security certificate hell.
Dec 6, 2010
Afghanistan and Canada: The 'disconnect' on both sides of the wire
Graham Lavery in Kandahar
'While in Kandahar, I sensed little in terms of a common goal, a unity of effort, or even recognition of context by those there.'
Nov 1, 2010
Not Rex: The Omar Khadr nightmare
Sentenced to 40 years, serving eight.
Sep 29, 2010
The criminalization of dissent in the U.S.
Early in the morning on September 24, FBI agents in Chicago and Minnesota's Twin Cities kicked in the doors of anti-war activists, brandishing guns, spending hours rifling through their homes.
Sep 3, 2010
Who is the next terrorist? Your neighbour next door!
Four young men stand accused in Ottawa. When governments define what a terrorist is, it results in stereotyping, mistakes, and lost years for the wrongly accused. Ask Maher Arar and Mohamed Harkat.
Dec 1, 2009
A hero stands up to cowboys
The disregarding of Richard Colvin's warnings is part of a larger problem -- the adoption of a Bush-like War on Terror mentality in the top ranks of our military and government.
Nov 4, 2009
No justice for Maher Arar in U.S. court
The decision to dismiss Maher Arar's case sends a signal to the Obama administration that there will be no judicial intervention to halt the cruel excesses of the Bush-era "Global War on Terror."
Jun 6, 2018
The torturers' bargain: Crime and no punishment, but many rewards
Instead of being punished, many of the officials responsible for America's torture program have been advanced to positions of even greater power.
Mar 9, 2018
Our society's double standards in the application of due process
We're told citizens accused of wrongdoing in democracies are entitled to due process. But it seems ethnicity, religion and social status determine whether the same legal principles are applied to all.