Civil Liberties


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How to talk about race over the holidays | Dec 23 2016 | We all have that moment during the holidays, and smiling politely is no longer an option.
Photo courtesy of "Ambulance" documentary (Jabfilm and First Hand Films)
Palestinian filmmaker facing deportation from Norway after officials claim he is not a director | Dec 22 2016 | June Chua | Norwegian film organizations and unions have banded together in an international call for help in the case of a Palestinian filmmaker, Mohamed Jabaly, who could be deported Dec. 30.
Protecting the right to protest: Free speech versus corporate power | Dec 15 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Slap suits are a common tactic which corporations use to shut down criticism. Four speakers talk about how to slap down slap suits at Media Democracy Days 2016.
Photo: waldopepper/flickr
The year in technology: Change is good-ish | Dec 14 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | A lot shifted in 2016 -- our perception of who we are, what we share, how smart we want our devices to be, and what truth and news really are. It was a little like waking up in a Black Mirror episode.
payday loans image by Jason Comely on Flickr labeled for reuse
Help reform the Canadian financial system | Dec 5 2016 | Collaboration between CCPA and ACORN Canada digs into the mechanics of banks and payday lending
Stop Hate, by Sylvar on Flickr, labelled for reuse
Stand up for Noah Rabbani | Dec 4 2016 | Join the vigil and support his family
Image: 24 Hours/Carmine Marinelli
Sweeping new surveillance legislation in U.K. could affect Canadians | Dec 2 2016 | Redeye Collective | The Investigatory Power Bill in Britain legalizes a range of tools for hacking and snooping unmatched anywhere in Europe. Once the bill becomes law, the pressure will be on Canada to harmonize.
Photo: picturenarrative/flickr
Trump's election should prompt Canada to rethink its complicity with U.S. mass surveillance | Dec 1 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | With Donald Trump's ascension to power imminent, Canada cannot afford to continue allowing government agencies to routinely hand over our private information to the U.S. government.
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The Dream Act registrants are now vulnerable to Trump's deportation threats | Nov 24 2016 | President Obama must protect them. Wherever we are, we have to stand for status for all.
Image: Flickr/School of Veterinary Medicine and Science University of Nottingham
Overdose deaths a public health crisis and no government has the solution | Nov 24 2016 | Nora Loreto | Rising tide of fentanyl overdoses requires radical action. Is decriminalization the solution?
PMO Photo by Adam Scotti
Trudeau's Trumpishness bulldozes Indigenous rights | Nov 23 2016 | Matthew Behrens | Under the deceptive banner of "Canada is back," the Trudeau Liberals are intent on the delivery of a Trump-like policy platform that runs roughshod over Indigenous rights.

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