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Pres. Bush: Close Guantanamo Prison

From AVAAZ.org: Guantanamo’s former commander General Jay Hood has admitted, “Sometimes we just didn’t get the right folks.” When people are held without charge or trial, innocent people get caught in the mix. And even guilty people have the right to a trial. Meanwhile, regimes around the world are using Guantanamo to excuse their own [...]

Was I a good American in the time of George Bush?

Too many of us have done too little to stop the crimes of this White House. We are waking up but what took us so long?

MPs vote against extending anti-terrorism measures

Opposition parties banded together Tuesday to defeat a controversial Conservative proposal to extend two anti-terrorism measures contained in the Criminal Code.

“Security” and “Prosperity” Partership Ministers meeting in Ottawa on Friday Feb 23rd!

(français ci-dessous) “Security” and “Prosperity” Partership Ministers meeting in Ottawa on Friday Feb 23rd! Get on the bus to Ottawa and confront Condoleeza Rice, Peter Mackay, Stockwell Day, US secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and others! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE BUS, EMAIL bloquezlempiremontreal@resist.ca or call 514 848 7583 [pay what you [...]

Hunger Strikers Teach Us

February 17, 2007 Dear friends, I am also hoping those directly connected with Mohammad Mahjoub, Mahmoud Jaballah, and Hassan Almrei can forward thanks to them and their families for their courage and faith. The hunger strike actions call all Canadians to examine deeply our own expectations for justice in this country. Mohammad, Mahmoud, and Hassan, having engaged in [...]

Mohammad Mahjoub, Longest Held of Canada’s Secret Trial Detainee, to be Returned to His Family

On Day 83 of his hunger strike, good news finally arrives. On Day 83 of his hunger strike, secret trial detainee Mohammad Mahjoub has finally received the news he has been waiting for since June, 26, 2000, when he was arrested on a secret trial security certificate. Federal Court judge Richard Mosley has ordered Mahjoub [...]

Stockwell Day’s Statements on Hunger Strike Found to be Deceptive and Dishonest

The Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada and the Hunger Strike Support Committee today released a document illustrating the extent to which Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day is either terribly ill-informed, poorly briefed, or just downright dishonest when it comes to the life-and-death hunger strike now at day 74 for Mohammad Mahjoub, Day 63 [...]

UPDATE ON HUNGER STRIKES AT GUANTANAMO NORTH

SITUATION CRITICAL WHILE “PUBLIC SAFETY” MINISTER LOST IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE “I saw large chocolate sauce.” — Stockwell Day, sounding like a B-movie actor in a 1950s sci-fi dud, Radio interview about the hunger strike, CINW, Montreal, Feb. 1 Links to developments in this email: 1. Reality Check: A Six-Point Guide to Countering the Lies [...]

Let Them Eat Chocolate Sauce? Emergency Vigil for Hunger Strikers

If not in Toronto, send a quick email to Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day at Day.S@parl.gc.ca An emergency vigil in support of the hunger striking secret trial detainees held at Canada’s Guantanamo Bay takes place Wednesday, February 7 at 5 pm  at the downtown Toronto offices of CSIS, the spy agency whose lies have placed [...]

Speak up, Mr. Harper – Guantanamo is a disgrace

JOE CLARK , LLOYD AXWORTHY , FLORA MACDONALD , BILL GRAHAM and JOHN MANLEY AND PIERRE PETTIGREW Special to Globe and Mail Update As former Canadian foreign ministers, we are deeply concerned by how the U.S.-run detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flagrantly violates human rights, undermines the rule of law, and sends a signal [...]