All posts for April 2007

Montreal Mirror: Spies at work

April 5th, 2007 | Posted in Repression

    by Stefan Christoff, Montreal Mirror, April 5th, 2007


    CSIS questioning of Canadian Muslims threatens their jobs

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is conducting regular interviews and interrogations with hundreds of Arabs and Muslims across Canada at their work places, homes and in the vicinity of local mosques, say national and Montreal-based Arab and Muslim community groups. The groups are reporting major increases in the numbers of calls from distressed community members concerning CSIS interventions. According to the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations in Canada (CAIR-Canada), CSIS intelligence gathering activities have increased over the past year.


Canada: Forces’ terror manual lists natives with Hezbollah

April 5th, 2007 | Posted in Imperialism, Repression

Aboriginal leader decries military draft as ‘complete attack on our political rights’


    By Bill Curry, Globe and Mail, Saturday, March 31st 2007

OTTAWA: Radical natives are listed in the Canadian army’s counterinsurgency manual as a potential military opponent, lumping aboriginals in with the Tamil Tigers, Hezbollah and the Islamic Jihad.

The military is putting the finishing touches on the manual, but a draft version of the document obtained by The Globe and Mail outlines a host of measures the military might use to fight insurgents at home and abroad. The measures include ambushes, deception and killing.


Ban Ki-moon stresses need for eventual permanent ceasefire

April 3rd, 2007 | Posted in Hezbollah

    Report UN News. March 31st, 2007


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a joint press conference with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fouad Siniora in Beirut, Lebanon. [UN Photo]

In South Lebanon, Ban Ki-moon stresses need for eventual permanent ceasefire 31 March 2007 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today visited South Lebanon, where he voiced hope that a cessation of hostilities in place since the end of last year’s 34-day war between Israel and Hizbollah could be transformed into a permanent ceasefire.


Less fight in Taliban, says commander

April 3rd, 2007 | Posted in Imperialism, Repression

    Canadian Press


NATO soldiers at the at the Kandahar Techers’ College. [Combat Camera]

EDMONTON: The commander of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan says his troops aren’t likely to face another summer of pitched battle against hundreds of Taliban.

Brig.-Gen. Tim Grant suggested yesterday that NATO troops will have to fight smarter — using both intelligence and development assistance – as insurgents may well turn to tactics such as kidnapping.


In a wide-ranging interview with The Canadian Press, Grant also compared the difficulty Afghanistan and Pakistan have policing their Taliban-friendly border areas to the trouble Canada had on the Kanesatake reserve during the Oka crisis in 1990.


Montreal: Resistance and Hezbollah

April 1st, 2007 | Posted in Culture, Hezbollah, Solidarity


MONTREAL: Over 100 people gathered at the Mile End Cultural Center on Tuesday, March 20th for a film-screening and public discussion entitled “Lebanon: Resistance and Hezbollah” organized by Tadamon! Montreal.


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