Civil Liberties


Left Forum unites progressives voices at 'No Justice, No Peace' conference | May 26 2015 | George Ygarza | The world needs revolutionary change urgently. This year, the Left Forum 2015 conference is a unifying cry reflecting all the movements around the world challenging the same system.
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Canadian citizen asks court to declare him… Canadian citizen | May 25 2015 | Matthew Behrens | On May 26, Canadian citizen Deepan Budlakoti goes to court in an effort to be recognized as a Canadian citizen. Although he was born in Canada, the federal government has rendered him stateless.
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Fast-track authority stalls the Trans-Pacific Partnership | May 25 2015 | Brent Patterson | It appears that the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "free trade" deal has been stalled over the issue of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as fast-track authority.
Periscope and Meerkat | May 21 2015 | Livestreaming and Bearing witness
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Bill C-51: Petition the Senate and join protests on May 30 | May 21 2015 | Fifteen senators oppose the bill, 5 support and 62 are undecided or undeclared.
Unite for our rights! Take action to stop Bill C-51 | May 20 2015 | Dylan Penner | It may seem like the fight to stop Bill C-51 has run its course since it recently passed in the House of Commons, but it's not a done deal yet.
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The Harper government v. refugees, 2006-2015 | May 20 2015 | Suha Diab | It has been nearly a decade since the Conservative party came to power. Since then, the government has embarked on controversial reforms that have had devastating effects on refugees.
Bill C-51 extends attack on Muslims to all Canadians | May 20 2015 | Redeye Collective | Itrath Syed says many of the provisions of Bill C-51 have already been visited upon Canada's Muslim communities. She spoke at Go Vote For the Change You Want in Vancouver last month.
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Closure of Somali remittance firms hurts the poor | May 19 2015 | Hodan Mohamed | Closing Somali remittance firms in Kenya in response to Al-Shabaab cuts off a pro-poor financial system and only hurts the poor.
Omar Khadr, feminist dialogue and troll-slaying: Your weekly dose of blogs | May 18 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts on Omar Khadr, Israel Apartheid Week, child-care space, Shauna Hunt, Metro Vancouver's Transit Referendum, rape culture and consent, and Greg deGrrot-Maggetti.
Bill C-51 doesn't introduce disruption -- it legalizes 'dirty tricks' | May 15 2015 | Fred Joseph Ernst | What does the term "measures" really mean in Bill C-51? Is the Harper government just trying to cover up the potential use of disruption techniques?
Coming (very) soon: We've got a plan to restore our privacy rights | May 15 2015 | David Christopher | Next Wednesday we're launching a crowdsourced pro-privacy action plan packed with positive ideas about how to stop out-of-control surveillance, roll back Bill C-51, and restore our privacy rights.

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Michael Sam new Alouettes player mark_alfred said... Quote: The Montreal...
C-51 about to be passed: 'See you in the slammer kids' NDPP said... Elizabeth May Third Reading Speech on Bill C-51
Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 mark_alfred said... I did a search, but couldn't find a forum thread dedicated specifically and solely to Bill C-51 (...
Lawyer gets smeared as 'terrorist' by insane paranoiac testifying to Senate committee jas said... Wanted to tag this with #C-51 but could not find the tag function. in
NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice Says He Does Not Like The Niqab terrytowel said... The Montreal MP does not want the niqab in public service, the majority of Canadians either, he...
Stop Secret Police Bill C-51 demo March 14 mark_alfred said... Day of Action on March 14th 2015 against Bill C-51, all across Canada. For information, see https...
Internet privacy mark_alfred said... In the thread, linked...
Connection between C-51 and Aboriginal and labour rights KenS said... There is quite a bit of discussion of this in aboriginal-oriented Facebook groups (and presumably...
For Raif Badawi, every moment counts - Amir Khadir, NPD and PQ spokespersons, Amnesty 6079_Smith_W said... Terrible story. Thanks for posting.   in

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