[nSLUG] Fwd: Breaking! Big Brother comes to Canada...

Robin Murray nibor.yarrum at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 15:50:24 AST 2015

Good post. We need to wake the hell up.

Robin Murray
Hatchet Lake,
Nova Scotia

On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 2:39 PM, Michael Crawford <mdcrawford at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not Canadian - I'm a US citizen - but I lived in Canada for
> several years, with the intention of becoming a Canadian citizen
> someday.
> Among the reasons I am back in the United States is that I feel I can
> do better at solving my mother country's problems, than I could
> Canada's.
> My ex-wife Bonita Hatcher is a proud Canadian patriot, as well as very
> much an environmentalist.
> Just now I came across a post at Reddit, by an American citizen who
> now resides in an Arab Spring country.  What he has to say is quite
> disturbing:
> http://np.reddit.com/r/changemyview/comments/1fv4r6/i_believe_the_government_should_be_allowed_to/cd89cqr
> Mike
> Michael David Crawford, Consulting Software Engineer
> mdcrawford at gmail.com
> http://www.warplife.com/mdc/
>    Available for Software Development in the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan
> Area.
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Robin Murray <nibor.yarrum at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There's a video campaign from leadnow that needs funding:
>> https://leadnow.netdonor.net/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1694&ea.campaign.id=35874&ea.url.id=363688
>> --
>> Robin Murray
>> Hatchet Lake,
>> Nova Scotia
>> Canada
>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Jack Warkentin <jwark at bellaliant.net> wrote:
>>> Hi Everybody
>>> I know this is away off topic, but I feel very strongly that every Canadian
>>> should sign this petition.
>>> Regards
>>> Jack
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject:        Breaking! Big Brother comes to Canada...
>>> Date:   Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:53:38 -0500
>>> From:   Danny Auron - Avaaz <avaaz at avaaz.org>
>>> To:     jwark at bellaliant.net <jwark at bellaliant.net>
>>> /Breaking news: A new RCMP report
>>> <http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/9-weirdest-things-about-rcmp-intelligence-report-anti-petroleum-movement>
>>> identifies the environmental movement as a threat to the petroleum
>>> industry. This could open the door to being suspected of terrorism under the
>>> new Big Brother bill, ramping up surveillance for protesters, so share this
>>> with everyone! /
>>> Dear friends across Canada,
>>> <https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765>
>>> PM Harper wants to create *a new law that would let spies get permission to
>>> break into our homes.* But there's time to stop this Big Brother bill if we
>>> show our politicians we won't stand for it -- *click now to take action*:
>>> <https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765>
>>> They won't be able to kill or harm us, or "violate our sexual integrity" --
>>> but the Prime Minister*just introduced a new anti-terrorism act that could
>>> let CSIS do just about anything else*. Unless we make this Big Brother bill
>>> politically untouchable.
>>> And worse, Stephen Harper is using the fear of terrorism to give our spy
>>> agency crazy new powers like letting them get *secret warrants to break into
>>> our houses, copy or take documents, and even install monitoring devices*.
>>> But we can still show him we won't let trumped up fears override our
>>> freedoms.
>>> The Conservative and Liberal parties are planning to vote for the bill
>>> -- and the only way to stop it is to show them that Canadians value
>>> freedom more than fear. *When 50,000 join* we'll build a non-partisan
>>> coalition of freedom-loving Canadians, and use every tactic in our
>>> toolbox to*persuade MPs and Senators to split from their parties*.
>>> Click now to join:
>>> https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765
>>> <https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765>
>>> In 2006, PM *Harper warned that "You won't recognize Canada when I'm
>>> through with it"*, and now he's making that promise come true. Under
>>> this bill, peaceful protests that break a law and challenge Canada's
>>> economic stability -- possibly even protests against a tar sands
>>> pipeline -- could be considered terrorism. Harper's poisonous
>>> fearmongering threatens our freedoms, but we can make this bill
>>> political poison to any MP supporting it.
>>> Harper's implied that the horrific attacks in Ottawa and
>>> St-Jean-sur-Richelieu make this bill necessary. But experts say that our
>>> *security agencies already have the powers needed *to stop terror
>>> attacks, and there's no proven link between these lone killers and
>>> terrorist groups.
>>> This is an election year, and analysts say that leaders who oppose this
>>> law risk being seen as soft on terror. *If we can show our politicians
>>> that this isn't true -- that our basic freedoms can not be traded for
>>> fear -- we can win.*
>>> Click now to take action:
>>> https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765
>>> <https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canada_secret_police/?bSnqTbb&v=53765>
>>> Prime Minister Harper is always telling us that we're at war, and now
>>> he's trying to turn this fear against us and trample on our rights. Our
>>> community is bigger than this fear. Let's stand up to the government and
>>> show them that when it comes to our freedoms, Canadians stand united.
>>> With hope,
>>> Danny, Jo, Ari, Ricken, and the rest of the Avaaz team
>>> Parliament must reject Harper's secret policeman bill (Globe and Mail)
>>> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/parliament-must-reject-harpers-secret-policeman-bill/article22729037/
>>> Anti-terror bill: Experts worry about sweeping powers for CSIS (Ottawa
>>> Citizen)
>>> http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/anti-terror-bill-experts-worry-about-sweeping-powers-for-csis
>>> Security bill risks too much (Winnipeg Free Press)
>>> http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/security-bill-risks-too-much-290752621.html
>>> Canada Seeks to Strengthen Spy Agency After Attacks (New York Times)
>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/world/americas/canada-seeks-to-strengthen-spy-agency-after-attacks.html?_r=0
>>> 'Anti-petroleum' movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say
>>> (Globe and Mail)
>>> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/anti-petroleum-movement-a-growing-security-threat-to-canada-rcmp-say/article23019252/
>>> *
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