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Another benefit of globalization: Third World-style political oppression right here at home.
August 20, 2001 7:37 PM   Subscribe

Another benefit of globalization: Third World-style political oppression right here at home. From the Ottawa Citizen (of all places): "Officers from various police forces and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service have infiltrated, spied on or closely monitored organizations that are simply exercising their legal right to assembly and free speech. Targets of such intelligence operations in recent years... [include] a senior citizens' satire group that sings about social injustice... Individuals have been arrested for handing out literature condemning police tactics... "
posted by tranquileye (5 comments total)

"Large numbers of Canadians and legitimate organizations, from the United Church of Canada to Amnesty International, have found themselves included in federal 'threat assessment' lists alongside actual terrorist groups... And in what some consider blatant intimidation, RCMP and CSIS agents are showing up unannounced on the doorsteps of people who voice opinions critical of government policy..."
posted by tranquileye at 7:37 PM on August 20, 2001

Wait a minute, I thought Canada was a perfect society, free from hate, crime, fast-food, loud American voices and corporate oppression?
posted by aramaic at 9:16 PM on August 20, 2001

Yeah, but they've still got that bitch Anne Murray....
posted by Optamystic at 9:33 PM on August 20, 2001

From the Anne Murray website : "Anne Murray Is A Registered Trademark."

Now that's gotta count for something.

(Man, those eyes are drilling into my soul like two things that drill into people's souls! )
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:27 AM on August 21, 2001

dude, those "Raging Grannies" in the picture are HOT!!!
posted by adampsyche at 6:47 AM on August 21, 2001

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