Posts Tagged ‘ terrorism in Canada ’

We will finally keep our freedom only by living free

Apr 25th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

So if Canadians are rightly “turned off by the ‘prurient obsession with the private lives of a couple who are encountering serious difficulties’” [best wishes Helena and Rahim], what else is going on that properly begs more serious attention? Well, for one thing: “A former CSIS director has panned the Conservative [minority] government’s plan to […]

Terrorism and human rights on trial : Melbourne 12 (and Toronto 18)

Apr 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Countries of the World

Now that the final stages of the “Toronto 18” terror case are underway, a  closely related package from down under has arrived in the mail. It makes clear (yet again) that some striking similarities between the two former senior dominions of the fallen British Empire and Commonwealth remain, even if many early 21st century Australians […]

Paranoid styles in politics .. how much home-grown terrorism can there really be in Canada?

Jun 11th, 2006 | By | Category: Key Current Issues

TORONTO, SUNDAY, JUNE 11. US historian Richard Hofstadter’s article on “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” first appeared in Harper’s magazine in November 1964. Canadians who live in the alleged new “hotbed of Islamic extremism“ can be excused for remembering this 1960s landmark, at the end of the first full week of the “Canada terror plot” […]