In Stephen Harper’s Canada, we’re all potential terror threats. Until proven otherwise. So suggests a recent study by Queens University’s Jeffrey Monaghan and Kevin Walby, published in the journal Policing and Society. Welcome to Multi Issue Extremism (MIE), Canada’s new classification of so-called domestic terror threats.
“The fundamental task of the security and surveillance state … is to sever a movement that articulates the truth as Occupy did from the mainstream,” says Truthdig columnist, author and activist, Chris Hedges. He says the goal of the security and surveillance state is to serve the movement from the mainstream, and to make the mainstream fearful of the movement. He made these remarks during a keynote speech at the Left Forum conference in New York on March 8. This YouTube Video: