by Amnesty International | Jan 20, 2013:
Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko, who was arrested by the National Security Service in March 2012, was released from detention after a court hearing today.
Jalila was acquitted of all charges except those related to “spreading false news”, a vague provision of the criminal code often used by the government to silence dissent. It is punishable by six months in prison, but the court released her since she had already spent nine months in pre-trial detention.
The FBI hatched a “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”? It’d seem so, according to the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and civil liberties activists.
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Jan. 7, 2013:
RCMP Officers Monitor Peaceful Occupy Activity on Parliament Hill, Sept 2012
Information obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the FBI: a) “collaborated with other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and Naval Investigative Criminal Services, to keep tabs on” Occupy Wall Street; b) considered OWS “a potential criminal and domestic terrorism threat”; and c) potentially had “a plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders with a sniper rifle”.
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Sept. 4, 2012:
“Stephen Harper Hates Us” banner. [Public Service Alliance of Canada]
If your progressive message is truthful but critical of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, it automatically qualifies for a “threat” and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) won’t allow it to fly over Ottawa. Let me put it another way: Ottawa is no place for legitimate political dissent. That’s the message our-scandal-ridden national police force conveyed on Saturday when it grounded a plane chartered by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) to fly a protest message over Ottawa and Gatineau.
The message, which is part of PSAC’s national protest against recent devastating federal public service cuts, read: ”StephenHarperNousDéteste.ca”, (Stephen Harper Hates Us).