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Civil Liberties Watch

Protesters hold an antifa banner in Minneapolis, 2017. Image credit: Fibonacci Blue/Wikimedia Commons
Gary Engler | A quick fascism worry checklist based on a definition of fascism by historian Robert Paxton.
Hassan Diab in front of Parliament in Ottawa. Image: Don Pratt/Facebook
Robert J. Currie | It is time that the government of Canada took both diplomatic and legal steps to push back against France's unfair and unlawful pursuit of a Canadian citizen.
Street signs at intersection of Dundas and Sherbourne streets. Image: Video still
Humberto DaSilva | Anti-poverty activists and allies gathered to resist the installation of police surveillance cameras in downtown Toronto's poorest neighbourhood.
Anti-vaccine and anti-mask protest in U.K. Image credit: Steve Eason/Flickr
Rick Salutin | For those protesting masks and vaccines, it's always about freedom, revolving around noble, self-serving heroic individuals.
Candian flag. Image credit: Hermes Rivera/Unsplash
Philip Lee | Understanding the behind-the-scenes of how the internet and digital technologies function, including issues of privacy, security, and surveillance, has to be a part of public education.
Apartment building. Image credit: Artem Zhukov/Unsplash
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono | The story of one housing co-op's experience with eviction during the pandemic highlights some significant problems in our system that pre-date the pandemic but are exacerbated by it.
Detention centre fencing in Australia. Image credit: David Stanley/Wikimedia Commons
Justin Mohammed, Marisa Berry Mendéz | In the past year, detainees at the Immigration Holding Centre in Laval, Quebec have resorted to hunger strikes on three previous occasions, with the most recent taking place in past weeks.
A banner that says "Housing for All" is carried at the beginning of a housing rally in Toronto. Image credit: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | The term "social murder" has been aptly used to describe what happened in long-term care in this pandemic. Today's third wave exposes public health neglect for homeless people.
Mohammedou Ould Slahi. Image credit: International Committee of the Red Cross/Wikimedia Commons
Monia Mazigh | The infamous Guantanamo Bay prison was designed to be a no-man's land where torture can be carried out with total impunity and where the stigma applied to detainees will haunt them forever.
Lethbridge-West MLA Shannon Phillips as Alberta NDP environment minister in 2015. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | The Lethbridge Police Service's apparent effort to undermine former NDP environment minister Shannon Phillips sure looks like a political campaign, not a proper investigation. Answers are required.
Indian soldiers, Kashmir, 2012. Image credit: flowcomm/Flickr
Karen Rodman | While on its surface, the restoration of 4G internet in Kashmir seems like positive news, it raises some questions, including: why now, and why would mainstream media pick up this story?
A tiny wooden shelter with a window and a lock on the door. Image: courtesy of Khaleel Seivwright from his website
Cathy Crowe | In a modern David and Goliath epic, the city of Toronto is threatening carpenter Khaleel Seivwright with legal action over his structures for homeless people.