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The time is right for the NDP to return to its socialist roots

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There's been a strange summer-long silence from the NDP. Last week, after the near terror event in Strathroy, they should have been vocal on Bill C-51, the terror bill. The Liberals looked paralyzed and the Tories had their hard line. The NDP should own this, it was their only winner last election. But they went quiet. Then there's the strange case of their leadership race. What leadership race?

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Our last, best chance to restore our rights and repeal Bill C-51

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This is it, folks. Eighteen months after it was first introduced, and over a year since it was forced through Parliament by the Harper government, Canadians will soon have a chance to finally overturn Bill C-51.

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| July 21, 2016
| June 4, 2016
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Victory: Jaballah secret trial security certificate found unreasonable

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| May 4, 2016
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Questions surround timing of terrorism charges in Waterloo case

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The federal government is selective with its protection of privacy

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It is now almost a pattern: every time we, as a human rights organization or activist, write to government agencies inquiring about cases of Canadians detained abroad or of Canadians subject to abuse or possible discrimination, the governmental response will certainly somehow contain the issue of "privacy."

"Privacy concerns" have been used as a powerful pretext for inaction or silence and this should be challenged and denounced.

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The state vs. activists: How progressive movements are repressed for corporate profit

Constructing Ecoterrorism: Capitalism, Speciesism and Animal Rights

by John Sorenson
(Fernwood Publishing,
2016;
$25.00)

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Managing dissent and controlling the threat posed by progressive movements is a central task of the capitalist state. In addition to direct violence, various techniques of "manufacturing consent" are deployed to marginalize and repress social movements.

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Bill C-51 should be repealed, not amended

March 5, 2016
| Last June, the Harper government passed the Anti-Terrorism Act, expanding the mandate of CSIS and making it easier for government agencies to share information about Canadians.
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