national security

Dec 15, 2010

The vilification of Julian Assange

Despite being granted bail, Wikileaks founder and editor Julian Assange remains imprisoned in London, awaiting extradition proceedings to answer a prosecutor's questions in Sweden.
Nov 8, 2010

Beware the national security state

As conditions worsen, as wages and living standards fall, as insecurity increases, as the social safety net frays, objection and dissent increases. The government spends money and builds its response.
Apr 30, 2010

The farcical abuse of 'national security'

Murray Dobbin
The most ignored aspect of the Speaker's ruling against the Harper government on the issue of the torture of Afghan prisoners, is that no one has commented on the government's basis for stonewalling.
Jan 15, 2010

Invasion of the body scanners: Going prorogue

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
Having self-prorogued IRTN is back looking at Harper's continued revolution, the importance of the upcoming Massachusetts Senate race on U.S. health care and the invasion of the body scanners.
Jan 5, 2010

The idiot empire

Murray Dobbin
What happens when an empire is run by people who have a visceral contempt for government and all it stands for? You have an empire that will ultimately fail.


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