[nSLUG] Fwd: Breaking! Big Brother comes to Canada...
nibor.yarrum at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 15:50:24 AST 2015
Good post. We need to wake the hell up.
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
> 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
> 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
> Michael David Crawford, Consulting Software Engineer
> mdcrawford at gmail.com
> Available for Software Development in the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan
> 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:
>> Robin Murray
>> Hatchet Lake,
>> Nova Scotia
>> 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.
>>> -------- 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
>>> 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,
>>> 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*:
>>> SIGN THE PETITION
>>> 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
>>> 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:
>>> 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:
>>> 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)
>>> Anti-terror bill: Experts worry about sweeping powers for CSIS (Ottawa
>>> Security bill risks too much (Winnipeg Free Press)
>>> Canada Seeks to Strengthen Spy Agency After Attacks (New York Times)
>>> 'Anti-petroleum' movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say
>>> (Globe and Mail)
>>> Avaaz.org is a 40-million-person global campaign network* that works to
>>> ensure that the views and values of the world's people shape global
>>> decision-making. ("Avaaz" means "voice" or "song" in many languages.)
>>> Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread
>>> across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn
>>> about some of Avaaz's biggest campaigns here
>>> <http://www.avaaz.org/en/highlights.php/?footer>, or follow us on
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>>> You are getting this message because you signed "Join Avaaz!
>>> <https://secure.avaaz.org/en/join_avaaz>" on 2011-06-16 using the email
>>> address jwark at bellaliant.net.
>>> To ensure that Avaaz messages reach your inbox, please add
>>> avaaz at avaaz.org to your address book. To change your email address,
>>> language settings, or other personal information, contact us
>>> <http://www.avaaz.org/en/contact/?footer>, or simply *go here to
>>> To contact Avaaz, please *do not reply to this email.* Instead, write to us
>>> www.avaaz.org/en/contact <http://www.avaaz.org/en/contact?footer>
>>> or call us at +1-888-922-8229 (US).
>>> Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
>>> 39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6
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