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Tommy Douglas on the definition of fascism

Via Notes to Ponder.

Tommy Douglas, as virtually all Canadians know, was the father of Medicare in Canada, which was first introduced in Saskatchewan and then rolled out into Canada as a whole.   80 more words

Civil Liberties

SWAT Raids For Censorship

From George Will’s column:

The early-morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens’ homes were conducted by law enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on doors and issuing threats.

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Civil Liberties

ISIL attacks Ottawa? Harper's use of tragic events to promote war agenda and suppression of rights

(Oct. 24) – On the evening of October 22, Prime Minister Harper addressed the country about the tragic events of the day. He did so again in the Parliament the following day. 1,106 more words

Marx, Murdoch and freedom of the press

“Censorship should be resisted in all its insidious forms. We should be vigilant of the gradual erosion of our freedom to know, to be informed, and make reasoned decisions in our society and in our democracy” 1,728 more words


Emerson on Fox News America's Newsroom - Open Societies and Stopping Terrorism

Bill Hemmer: Police in Canada now say the gunman in the attack acted alone. Serious questions that remain about whether or not this was yet another instance of a so-called lone wolf attack. 721 more words

Counter Jihad Report

ISIL attacks Ottawa? The Harper government and media are creating a moral panic


(Oct. 24) – Prime Minister Steven Harper and the Canadian federal government are using the shooting rampage on Parliament Hill as a justification for imposing surveillance and detainment measures that they were already implementing and going forward with. 2,472 more words