Tag: human rights

Organizations pledge non – cooperation with CSIS

Organizations Launch Campaign of Non-Cooperation with Canadian Spy Agency: “Don’t Talk, Don’t Listen” to CSIS
Montreal, 29 January 2012 — Almost seventy organizations have joined a call to end all cooperation with Canada’s spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). On the initiative of the Montreal-based People’s Commission Network, the campaign […]

Caplan: Solidarity, not charity

Gerry Caplan is a former CUSO field officer, author of The Betrayal of Africa, a weekly, online columnist for The Globe and Mail, and a featured television political commentator.
Caplan was the keynote speaker at a dinner held in Winnipeg December 10, 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of CUSO and the 63rd anniversary of the […]

Abdelrazik freed from “prison without walls”

By the People’s Commission Network

MONTREAL, 1 December 2011 – Late yesterday afternoon, the United Nation’s 1267 Committee went public with its decision to delist Abousfian Abdelrazik from its blacklist.
“It is difficult to say just how happy I am to have received this decision at last. It’s like I’m dreaming: I have finally gotten back the […]

U.S. Congress urged to reject arms sale to Bahrain

By Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, Sep 29, 2011 (IPS) – More than a dozen U.S. and international human rights and arms control groups are urging Congress to block a proposed 53- million-dollar arms sale to Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Fifth Fleet, until it ends its crackdown against the opposition and adopts serious reforms.
In a letter sent […]

Oppose secret trials in Canada

By Sophie Lamarche Harkat

Please sign the statement against Secret Trials in Canada (Security Certificates) at www.harkatstatement.com. Security certificates allow for the detention of refugees and immigrants without charge or access to the evidence. My husband Mohamed Harkat – Moe to his friends – is one of those men.
Mohamed HarkatAs many of you may know, Moe […]

Say No To Islamophobia

Canadian Peace Alliance, September 7, 2011
With the 10th year anniversary of September 11 only days away, Stephen Harper is using the occasion to whip up more hatred against Muslims.
While Harper claims that so-called “Islamicism” is the biggest security threat facing Canada, […]

Video: A Vigil for Harvey Sanderson

By Paul S. Graham
On August 3, 2011 – four days after being viciously assaulted in his Winnipeg apartment, Harvey Sanderson Junior died of his injuries. He was 27.
What made this crime especially shocking was that Harvey had brittle bone disease, a condition that confined him to a wheelchair.
Friends, neighbours and people who […]

Quebec refuses child assistance to Abdelrazik

31 May 2011, Montreal — Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Montreal man whose story of torture and exile became a major scandal for the Canadian government in 2009, was refused child assistance benefits earlier this month. A letter from Québec’s Régie des rentes informed Mr. Abdelrazik that the application on behalf of his two children could not […]

Project Fly-Home steps up its campaign against the UN No-Fly List

The UN’s “no-fly list,” also known as the “1267 List” was created in 1999, under the authority of UN Security Council 1267 to sanction people suspected of having links to terrorism. Suspicion is enough; no criminal convictions are required. Those named to the list are subject to an arms embargo, an asset freeze and a […]

“One day it could be you.” – The persecution of Mohamed Harkat

By Sophie Lamarche
What was expected to be the end of a long nightmare and a great end to 2010 turned out to be a disaster. We can’t really put 2010 behind us because our battle continues. On Dec. 9th, 2010, the day before International Human Rights Day and the 8th-year anniversary of my husband Mohamed […]