Harper ‘radicalizes’ his attack on civil liberties

by Barry Weisleder The Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is using the October shootings in Ottawa, and the deadly assault that killed another soldier east of Montreal, to advance its authoritarian agenda. With Bill C-44, the "Protection of…

Did Intervention in Middle East prompt Ottawa shootings?

by Evan Engering and Barry Weisleder Immediately after two Canadian Forces soldiers were killed in separate incidents on October 20 and 22, Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the assailants 'terrorists'. Leader of the Official Opposition New Democratic Party, Tom…

People’s Social Forum – Magnet for Thousands of Anti-Capitalists

People's Social Forum – Magnet for Thousands of Anti-Capitalists by Barry Weisleder For critics of the capitalist system across the Canadian state, this was one of the largest, most representative gatherings ever. Thousands of activists from Quebec, English Canada and…

Senate Scandal upstages CETA and Omnibus Bill C-4

by Barry Weisleder How ironic would it be if Prime Minister Stephen Harper's ultimate downfall occurs due to a scandal involving some rip-off artists he appointed to the Senate, rather than as a consequence of Harper's bestial record on the…

Toronto area Anti-Drone tour

The Anti-Drone War tour came to Toronto November 29-30 to raise awareness about a state-sponsored crime against humanity – America's use of unmanned bomber aircraft to conduct wars of intervention in Pakistan, Afganistan, the Middle East and Africa. Over a hundred people attended meetings that included…