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Decision finds police at Montebello incited violence

More than two years after they posed as protestors at a demonstration against the North American Leaders’ Summit in Montebello, three Quebec police officers were found to have “failed to respect the authority of the law by inciting persons to violence.”

Why I Said No to Manley

Michael Byers: Earlier this month, I received an invitation to appear before the “Independent Panel on Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan,” headed by John Manley. My initial reaction was positive. For several years, I’ve worked hard to sound the alarm about flaws in Canada’s counterinsurgency mission and our policies on detainees. Speaking to a panel [...]

Federal court rules against the Safe Third Country agreement

As reported on the front-page of today’s Globe and Mail, “a Federal Court judge ruled yesterday that Canada must reconsider a reciprocal refugee-processing agreement with the United States because Washington flouts conventions meant to safeguard immigrants against torture in their homelands.”

“Red shirt” pro-war rally falls flat

By Roger Annis August 2007 Last Friday, August 24, television news networks were filled with breathless reports in anticipation of a vast pro-Afghanistan war rally to take place in Toronto. CTV News reported the organizers’ prediction that “25,000″ people would show up for the event. Conditions for such a turnout couldn’t be better. The event [...]

With Bush coming for a last visit, Harper signals new spin on war in Afghanistan

Derrick O’Keefe for ZNet: In late June, as parliamentarians were packing up for the summer, Stephen Harper seemed to suggest a potential shift in his minority government’s approach to the war in Afghanistan. In a departure from months of rhetoric by government and military leaders about an open-ended or even decades-long extension of the military [...]

Quebec police admit they went undercover at Montebello protest

Quebec provincial police admitted Thursday that three of their officers disguised themselves as demonstrators during the protest at the North American leaders summit in Montebello, Que.

Video of police action at Montebello

A video, posted on YouTube, shows three young men, their faces masked by bandannas, mingling Monday with protesters in front of a line of police in riot gear. At least one of the masked men is holding a rock in his hand.

Provocateurs at Montebello Protest

This photograph shows the trio arrested at the Montebello protest lying on the ground, the soles of their boots adorned by yellow triangles showing. A police officer kneeling beside the men has an identical yellow triangle on the sole of his boot.

INFO PICKET AGAINST HOME DEPOT

*Tuesday, August 21 at 1 pm at Home Depot – 1450 Regent Street. *Gather before the picket to walk/bike there together at the Conservation Council office – 180 St. John St – at 12 noon. There are many reasons to protest Home Depot such as its location in the UNB Woodlot and its products like [...]

Join the Continental Day of Action Against SPP on Monday, August 20!

In Fredericton: * Noon hour rally/picket/drum circle at Fredericton City Hall, corner of York and Queen. * Evening panel discussion on the Security & Prosperity Partnership at Renaissance College at 7pm. Panel  includes: -Roland Chrisjohn on First Nations and the SPP. -Judy Loo on how SPP threatens immigrants, refugees and non-status individuals. -Graham Cox on [...]